Monday, April 27, 2015

St. George

Bob works in St. George for a couple days every other month. Usually he can get his work done in a day plus driving time, so we usually don't go. Too much work for a short amount of time. But this time we decided to tag along and stay an extra day.

We drove down Sunday night after spending the day with Ayrika after her homecoming talk. The next morning I got up and went to the hotel gym to workout before taking Bob to work. After dropping him off we ran to Target & Swig and then made our way to the park. I love that I was taking my kids to a park that my Mom used to take me to when we came to St. George as a family. Olivia had a great time.

We grabbed some lunch and waited for Dad to let us know that he was done. After we picked up Dad and had naps we made our way down to the pool. Mom and Ruby hung out on the chairs while Dad and Livy swam in the pool. After Olivia was done, I went back down for a half hour to read my book and enjoy the sun.

We went to dinner at Brick Oven (Where the guy sitting next to us got the all you can eat and broke his record by eating over 25 pieces of pizza.) and stopped at Fiesta Fun to mini golf. We played a few arcade games before golfing.

Somebody had a little too much fun and peed her pants on the way home. 

The next day we had a slow morning and after packing up we went to the Children's Museum in St. George before heading home.

Definitely a quick trip, but we had a lot of fun. Sometimes I question whether it is worth it to pack up everything, but we had a great time and I am glad I made the effort.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

ruby {6 months}

I can't believe we are at 6 months with sweet Ruby Marie. I feel like she should only be 2-3 months old.

This last month has been a month of eating. We basically nursed every 2 hours day and night. I am hoping she had a good growth spurt, because I am tired. It's a good night if I only wake up twice to feed her. She also refuses to take a bottle. Ayrika watched the girls while Bob and I went on a date and were gone a little longer than 2 hours. She wouldn't take the bottle from Ayrika and cried until we got home.

She wants to sit up so bad. But she is still pretty rigid and won't relax for very long. She can sit up alone for a few seconds at a time before toppling over. But with support she can sit forever. She does great at tummy time even though she rarely rolls.

Her favorite toys are the crackly page books, Sophie the giraffe, and her ball. She spends some time each day in her bouncer chair, swing, and on the play mat. But she HAS to be buckled up when we put her in the swing and bouncer. She uses her strong legs and tries to wiggle out. I'm sure that she is ready for the jumperoo.

The last few weeks I have been trying to get her on a bit of a schedule. She usually naps 3-4 times a day. With one nap being a 2 hour nap. Problem is, I never know when that will be. She is also still sleeping in the bassinet in our room. I can't bring myself to put her in the crib in Olivia's room when she is still waking up so often at night. 

She now wears size 2 diapers. After a week of blowouts I knew it was time to move up. She wears mostly 3-6 month clothes. I still put her in some 0-3 month leggings, because they fit her waist and legs so well. They are more like capris though on her long legs. I might have to pull out the 9 month sleepers soon since she is so long. Size 1 shoes are still a little big on her. 

I tried rice cereal with her a couple weeks ago when she started nursing all of the time in hopes that it would help. But she hated it. She loved carrots and has also had squash. We are going to continue introducing foods and letting her taste things that we are eating. It's so fun to see their reactions but it's also so messy and time consuming. (Especially when you are still nursing all of the time.)

Ruby is talking all of the time. It is so fun to listen to her and the little noises she makes. She loves to watch Olivia and gives the best smiles.