Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Happiest Mommy on the Block

We are keeping Ivy up in the afternoon, so she sleeps better at night. She still wakes up to eat, but she does sleep from 10 pm to 8 am. I love sleeping at night!

Now we have to get her to nap in the morning, so she's not completely miserable all afternoon and evening.

Monday, September 24, 2007


Ivy has a new little friend: Maia Lynn Ark was born yesterday morning. We're going up to see her this afternoon.

It's fun for us to see how different couples go through pregnancy and labor and the birth and now the beginnings of parenting. We're going to have a great time watching our friends and their kids ... as much fun as they have watching us.

I hope Ivy and Maia really do get along well and love playing together.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Growth Spurt

Le Leche has suggested that Ivy is having a little growth spurt and that's why all she's wanted to do the last couple days is eat and NOT sleep. There is really nothing to do about her wanting to be held except to 1. Hold her; or 2. Let her cry it out.  Maybe I'll try the sling again today.

I'm still sore and cracked, but hopefully things are on the mend. I might pump on the right side for a day or two to let that heal up. Then I think all the wounds will be closed. We have conquered thrush! If I can get rid of these open wounds, I think our breast feeding problems will be solved.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

One Month Birthday

Today, Ivy is one-month old. She celebrated by staying awake all day. We nursed and rocked for most of the day. She is so cuddly and sweet smelling. I just love holding her.

Jeremy went back to work this week. I was fully expecting to have multiple breakdowns, but it's been good. We miss having Daddy at home, but I'm glad we can do it on our own. I'm trying to get out of the house during the day, so I don't get bored or stir crazy. I've scheduled lunch with a couple girlfriends and went to a women's Bible study tonight. I also joined the MOPS program at church, am thinking about going to a Wednesday afternoon craft group in Prior Lake, and am planning to go to Le Leche.

We are waiting for friends to be born. Becky is ready to pop any day now. Christina is due in a week or so, and Heather only has a month left.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Ah, the joys of midnight mothering (and fathering)

It is 1 am, and we are both wide awake with Ivy, who is also wide awake. She's been up since 8:30 and has no apparent interest in sleeping. She's been fed about a zillion times; her diaper is freshly changed; she's warm and snuggly. It'd be great if she would be awake during the day and sleep at night--at least when Jeremy goes back to work next week. Right now, it's no big deal because we're both home all day.

Ivy now weighs 7 lbs 12 ounces. She's gained almost a whole pound since her newborn appointment.

She slept in her bed today--twice--for a total of four hours. I was hoping she'd sleep in it tonight, but I have a feeling she'll be right with Mommy tonight.  She doesn't seem to like the swing anymore. I don't know when that happened, but it's nearly impossible to get her to sit in it calmly. She'll cry in it for at least 10 minutes--that's as long as I've let her go.

She won't take a pacifier from me. She'll take the boob and my finger, but no pacifier. Thankfully, she'll take the paci from Jeremy sometimes. Not when she's angry or really worked up though.

We're signed up for the Child Dedication at church in December. We're trying to figure out if we should have godparents and who they should be.

I also need to set up an appointment with the lawyer to write a will, and we need to set up the college fund. The "To Do List" is never ending.

Enough of the scatterbrained mumbo jumbo. It's time to get this girlie off to bed whether she wants to sleep or not.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Welcome to the Solt Family blog!

Now that we are officially a family instead of a couple, we have a blog to keep people informed with our new exciting life.

The first exciting thing is that we have a baby! She's completely perfect and wonderful. She loves to snuggle on Mommy and Daddy's chests to sleep, and it melts our hearts when she curls her tiny fingers around ours.

We just learned that she loves the Baby Bjorn carrier, so I've been wearing her for two days now.