Cailyn also had a play date with Kai. Kai is 4 months old today, so about 6 weeks younger than Cailyn. Cailyn has two teeth and it seems like any day now she will have one more.
My update is on The Next Family - this week I write about Cailyn being discharged from Spring Meadows and heading to the Canadian High Commission for the second visit. Here is the link if you wish to have a read: http://thenextfamily.com/topics/family/surrogacy-family/kerrie-olejarz/
Cailyn continues to spit up, so I thought about a few pro's and con's of spitting up, and here is my take on it:
*Your floors are clean - cleaner than ever as you have your daily routine of mopping the whole house at end of day. See the con's list as to why this is imperative and prevents accidents.
*You might get to go shopping for yourself as your clothes are constantly splattered with spit up formula, which can look like bleach splatters on dark coloured clothing. Shopping for yourself changes from fashionable and needs to be ironed to comfy, dries easily, washes well and is a spit up hiding colour!
*A clean baby! The spitting up becomes an annoying discussion with those around you so you work very hard on keeping baby clean. Since spit up can land in baby's ears, trickle into their hair if they are laying down etc, you are constantly on scrubbing up duty - people will compliment you on how lovely the baby always looks! Little do they know it is a constant cleaning battle. This could also belong in the con's list.
*Baby is always wet...shirt's, pants, neck, hands, blankets, coats...you get the point...everything is wet!
LAUNDRY - having a singleton spitting up feels like having twins! Lot's of laundry, but thank god the baby clothes are small and alot fits into one load.
*Hazardous conditions - when spit up formula dries on the hard wood, or the tile it becomes like a skating rink. Anyone who scoots across the dried spit up wearing socks or slippers risks wiping out and falling hard!
*The never ending comments from those around you. I continue to get frustrated when people say she is "throwing up". Throwing up is from sickness, spitting up is the diaphragm still developing. I just know my in laws tell all their friends our baby throws up all day and these people will automatically assume we have a sickly baby. grr...enough...oh my blood pressure....
Here are some recent pics of Cailyn
|Holding her own water bottle|
|Getting a little too fresh with Kai!|
|Awe, too cute!|
|5 minutes before bed last night..such a smiley girl!|
|Chunka munka after her bath (no, not mommy!)|
|Daytime fun - notice how wet her top is...ah..spit up is fun!|
|More squash please|
|Kooky face playing her piano|
|She has found her feet...well we think she has leaned out and is no longer trying to look over her belly! She has actually put her toes in her mouth! |