Saturday, September 22, 2007

Lots of Poop!

Wow... little girl has lots of poop! She's leaked out of her diapers 3 times already! Once out the front.. twice out the back... Jason says I put her diapers on too loosely... but she's even leaked out of the ones he's put on. I don't understand the physics of how she can shoot her poo out like that! I think the max has been 8 or 9 poopies in a day. Little Audrey particularly likes to poop in a fresh, clean diaper...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Sleepless Night...

Ok.. so we didn't end up swaddling.. Jason is no fan of it either. I think he's got a softer heart than me for the little one. :-) In fact, he even has a hard time deleting the blurry, not-well-taken pictures of Baby Audrey... he says he feels like he's deleting a part of her history to do that. So I go in and delete all the out of focus bad shots - the 'good' pictures already take up a ton of space.. no room for bad ones! Anyhoo.. so we were able to get her to sleep in her little sleeper for about an hour at a time... so i was up every hour to hour and a half. Well.. I'm just happy that she actually slept without having to be held! I hear it should start getting better... we'll see...!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Update - Last 3 weeks...

Hmmm.. I haven't been very good at updating this thing huh. No reason why I shouldn't.. not much I can do while holding little baby Audrey but work on my laptop! Well.. she's 6 weeks and 4 days old today. We had a Red Egg and Ginger party for her on August 26th (coincidentally, also the date of our first wedding anniversary!) Going out for long stretches of time is always difficult... but she slept through most of it.. waking up only once to take a bottle (I still can't breastfeed without my comfy chair and feeding pillow at home). She got all sorts of gold jewelry.. from little piggy necklaces, to bangle bracelets, and even several teeny tiny gold rings (as tiny as they were.. they were still too big for her itty bitty fingers!) Of course, it's not like we'd ever have her wear them... she'd likely swallow them while sucking on her fingers! It's all going straight to the keepsake box!

Baby seems to be sleeping less and less well... unfortunately for us. :-( She's in the bed with us, and she still just wants to be held. Jason ended up holding her for 2 hours last night.. and I followed with another hour or so. She did end up sleeping on her own for about hour.. woo hoo! That, combined with feeding every 2 hours makes for quite a sleepless night.. bleh. I just realized that it all started going downhill when we stopped swaddling her.. I just hate to see her squirm in a strait jacket.. but we'll try it again tonight. Of course, I also think that Jason's sporadic snores that suddenly bellow and break the silence startle little Audrey. Although I do think that his lighter, more regular, deep breathing snores are soothing to the little one.

That's about it for the last 3 weeks... oh - and at her one month check up, she weighed in at almost 9 pounds and grew almost 2 inches in length! She's certainly getting bigger.. I think she's over 10 pounds now!

Oh.. and here's a picture that we took at Crushpad, where Jason and I bought a barrel of wine. We were there to watch the bottling... and taste the wine from our barrel... very neat. We now have our very own label - "Tsai Family Vineyards" - and it's quite yummy! :-) We'd like to buy another barrel.. but 300 bottles is a lot more wine than we want.. so if anyone is interested in splitting a barrel.. let us know! Ideally, we'd like a 3-way share... 100 bottles is perfect. And we'd like to buy a 2007 harvest.. which will probably be ready for bottling in 2009. Alas, little Audrey did not have any wine.. 21 more years for her! (Although Jason wants to start her early... like on her 1st birthday!) :-)