Tuesday, October 27, 2009

5 Months and Almost Crawling

Allie is 5 months old and is working so hard on crawling. She is up on all fours and moves her legs up, sometimes gets her knees off the ground in a sort of downward facing dog yoga pose, but she hasn't quite figured out how to move her hands so she either ends up scooting backwards or landing on her chest. She also has a move where she is almost getting to a sitting position, which is funny because she can't really sit. When you put her in a sitting position she tips over after a few seconds.

She is very grabby. While you are holding her she will lunge for everything near her reach. When she gets something she studies it hard until she drops it and goes for something new. She also is already very into what her sister has. Whatever Selena is playing with is at the top of her must grab list.

She's a bit ticklish and you can get her giggling pretty good by tickling under her arms. Lifting her over your head is another good way to get her smiling.

Sleep is a struggle. I really don't understand why it has to be so hard. Sleeping is fun! Why don't these kids understand that? She rarely naps for longer than 45 minutes and I really think she, me and Selena would be a bit happier if she would nap a bit longer, but she won't. It doesn't matter if she's napping on her bed, in my arms, in a baby carrier, in the stroller, or in the car seat she always wakes up after 45 minutes. Every once in a while I can get her back down by nursing her right when she wakes up, but more often than not that doesn't work either. Night time sleep hasn't been great either. She's had a few really rough nights where she was awake for a couple hours in the middle of the night, mostly due to the fact that Selena is waking her up. Makes for a tired and grumpy mommy.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Simplicity 3856 - Sewing Toddler Pants

I used some of the Marcus Brother's fabric to make Selena some pants. They are super cute. Unfortunately I wasn't paying attention to the measurements on the pattern and neglected to make the pattern longer so they were way too short. So then I added a ruffle. They are still a bit short, but I'm going to make her wear them for a bit and then I'll retire them and save them for Allie. :)
Here is my complete review of the pattern.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Interview With Selena

I saw this on another blog and thought it was a cute idea.

When do you feel happy? When do I feel happy dad? Hmmm. A dolphin makes me happy.

When do you feel sad? When you (Mom) put me down.

What do you like to do? Turn around in circles. Just like when I do pirouettes.

What does dad like to do? My daddy likes to go to poker.

What does mama like to do?

What does Allie like to do? Allie likes to roll over and crawl.

What is your favorite color? Blue

What do you like to eat? Fries

What do you like to drink? Drink my milk in this cup

What do you like to play? With baby doll

What is your favorite toy? Baby doll too.

What makes you happy? When you (mom) play with baby doll.

What makes you sad? Allie loves you, and when Allie gives me kisses it makes me happy.

What is the best thing you do? To play with baby doll.

What are you excited about? Baby doll

Where do you like to go? To Dyna.

Where do you not like to go? To work, just like my daddy does.

What is your favorite song? Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

What is your favorite art activity (cutting, gluing, painting, sewing, drawing)? Cutting

What's the best part of being 2 1/2?I love babies. I love all the babies.

Do you love taking naps? No, I don't need to take naps. I don't want to take a nap right now.

What are you going to do with your sister when she is older? (starts singing) Play, play, play, mama, Play big mama. Play, play, play all day. I like to play all day. I like to play with baby doll.