Monday, March 31, 2008

Coming up for breath

It's been awhile since I posted, and I blame it on extreme tiredness. Kate is still not sleeping very well, although it's gotten better since The Worst Night Yet. I have a new theory that it's gas related. She has been farting a lot so we're going to cut out solid food for a few days and see if her sleep improves. If there is a noticeable difference, we'll add food back in slowly. Maybe we just introduced too much too fast for her developing digestive system.

We have had a good week, other than being tired. We were busy with play dates, walks, work, more walks and play. Kate has been making attempts at moving around, although she gets more frustrated than anything else. But she's starting to make some progress. We'll work on it a lot this week.

As a penance for not posting for more than a week, I give you a montage of Kate called "I want that camera".

Sunday, March 23, 2008

New obsession

Tonight we went to Sheryl and Jonathan's house for dinner. We recently got Dance Dance Revolution for the Wii at their house. I loved it. Super fun, and a bit of work. I definitely worked up a sweat. Bill was the go-go dancer, just dancing around while we played. I decided if the game was at our house, Kate would be a crack mama's baby - sitting in a dirty diaper, totally neglected while I danced the day away.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Affirmations from my tea bag, volume 5

"Your infinity in you is the reality in you."

Seven months and the worst night ever

Yesterday Kate turned seven months old. It seems a big step when your baby is more than half a year. Not such a wee one anymore. (Not that she's been wee for awhile now. 20 lbs 10 oz at her 6 month check up.) To commemorate her big day, she had the worst night ever last night. For the first time she had me near tears. Even in the first difficult weeks that didn't happen. It started around 2 am, and until 6 she wouldn't sleep unless I was holding her. She would wake up and fuss if I put her in her crib. Her nose was a bit stuffy, and it really seemed like something was bothering her. At 5:30 I finally got Graeme up (that was when the tears were coming) and we gave her some Tylenol and brought her to bed with us. She slept until 8. So, I got about 4.5 hours sleep last night.

But then she does this, and how can you be mad at her?

Monday, March 17, 2008

We're home

We got home yesterday afternoon and we're still pretty tired from the travel and time change. Kate had a rough time last night but she seems to be doing better today after a few good naps. We have a ton of pictures to sort through, so I'm only going to post a few favourites of Kate for now.

The trip was good, although I was sick the whole time which definitely put a damper on it for me. But it was beautiful and we still managed to enjoy a lot of the island.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Leaving on a jet plane

We're leaving early in the morning for our much anticipated spring break trip to Kauai. The packing is done (mostly, there are always a few things to throw in in the morning), the house is clean, the fridge is empty. I'll be posting pictures while we're there (since I'm assuming we'll have internet access). In the meantime, Kelly, Jocelyn and Austin (and Joan and Max) will use our house to enjoy the South by Southwest festival which started here in Austin today.

Yay for vaca! Aloha!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Affirmations from my tea bag, volume 4

Empty yourself and let the universe fill you.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Primary Day

It's voting day here in Texas, and it's been all over the news - Obama has momentum, but Hillary tends to do better with hispanic voters, etc. etc. It's also the main topic of conversation around our house. From my brief walk around our neighbourhood yesterday, lawn sign polling showed Obama ahead (three lawn signs to one). Perhaps not a large enough sample size. And, in the interest of full disclosure, one of the Obama signs is on our lawn.

We can't vote of course, but it's still exciting. Usually primaries in Texas don't count, since one of the nominees is way ahead (as it doesn't matter in the Republican contest). The democrats around here (which in Austin, unlike most of Texas, are a majority) are pretty fired up. It's a historic vote.

Kate is the only American in the house, but apparently they don't let babies vote.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

mmmm, bbq

Yesterday we decided to do something new, since we have pretty established set of things we do. Some might call it a rut, even. So, we biked downtown and went to the Home and Garden Show. It turned out to be kind of crappy, but I have been to similar shows in Toronto and they are huge. This was kind of rinky. But we did try out a new bbq place afterwards for a late lunch, and that was yummy. We brought home a few bones for Westley, and Kate had been chewing on one at the restaurant. She finished it off later in the day.