Monday, October 20, 2014

Finley Jane : Sixth Month


Week Twenty Two




Week Twenty Three



Week Twenty Four



Week Twenty Five





Weight/Length
Finley now weighs 15.1 pounds and is 25 inches tall! She's very petite, but is right on track according to her growth curve. She is in the lower 25% but her pediatrician isn't concerned.

Sleep
On occasion she will sleep through the night. She is still going to bed around 9:30 and then waking up around midnight to nurse. Then up again between 4-5. She has been sleeping in later, so that's nice! She will take a morning nap around 10:30 if she gets up around 8:00 and will sleep for a solid hour. Then another nap in the afternoon and sometimes one in the evening.

Eating
Baby girl still likes to eat! We've gone through all of the Stage 1 food, and there isn't anything she doesn't like. She loves to feed herself, so Little Crunchies, rice cakes, and cereal pieces have been a big hit. She's gotten a lot better at getting almost all of the food in to her mouth. She's still nursing very frequently. We did introduce formula. We tried Enfamil Gentlease first, and she hated it. We then switched to Enfamil A.R. and she's doing a lot better with that. We were also given the okay to start pretty much any table food as long as it is the right consistency.

Diapers
Still in size 2. We've (thankfully) started using less diapers. She is changed on average between 5-7 times. She's pooping about once a day. So that's a nice change for sure. Still using Luvs and loving them.

Clothing
She is still in 3-6 month clothing. A few 3 month fit. She has a few 6 month items that fit nicely as well. She can finally, most of the time, wear a size 1 in shoes.

Mood
Fussy, fussy, fussy!!! This baby wants it her way, all the time, right now! She's really whiny and wants to be held a lot. She still likes me the most, but she's starting to like her dad a lot more. When she's not fussing, she's super sweet and loving. She likes to give kisses and snuggle.She has her own sense of humor and will laugh when the moment is right for her.

LOVES
sitting up
having her toys in an arc
splashing in the bath (she can sit up now!)
playing with her sister
yelling
her baby

DOESN'T LOVE
having to wait
falling over
getting dressed

What I want To Remember
her scrunched up nose when she smiles or gets mad
the way her back looks when she's sitting up 
the sound of her yelling
her little voice when she tries to talk
getting on her hands and knees and rocking
trying to crawl
her slobbery kisses

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Growing Out Pixie : The First Month

I recently cut all of my hair off. And when I say recently, I mean 12 weeks ago. I'm documenting the progress and process. It's been a difficult journey so far, and it's hardly over. You can check out my other hair journeys here, here, and here.

I didn't get a super short pixie. It did have an under cut and the back hugged tightly. My hair is very thick and semi-coarse. It has a bit of wave and a lot of body.


I'm kicking myself for not getting a photo without the headband. But you get the general idea. You can see all of the layers and how it wraps around the headband. It was also left with a pretty long point in the back. 

If I'm not careful it starts looking like Bob Vista. 



I didn't do anything to it the first month, just let it grow. I'll be posting month two shortly so you can see the progress.


Growing Out Pixie : The Second Month

Hey guys. I cut all my hair off. I'm documenting the progress of growing it back out again. You can check out previous months here.
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By about six weeks in I just couldn't take it any more. I had been wearing a head wrap and pretty much couldn't look at myself in the mirror. My husband so lovingly would call me Jane Lynch. I knew I had to handle the party going on in the back.


So I went and had just the tail cut off. I also had it reshaped and trimmed up. It was so hard to watch what little progress I had made be cut off... But in the long run it looked so much better



It's really hard to tell how much it's grown, especially when you look at it every day. My goal for this month was for my ears to be covered.


You can see there are still a few holes that need to be filled. 


The back even got long enough for a few ill attempted pig tails. Story thought it looked pretty silly.The hardest thing about having short hair, to me, is the constant weight on my ears. I don't miss being able to put it into a pony tail, but I miss it being off my ears without a headband.