Cailyn officially started crawling forward last week and this week she is really on the move. She enjoys chasing the cat and has actually caught the cat once! The cat was not happy and gave a big hiss back at Cailyn. It is so much fun to watch her motor around the house, but made us obviously aware of the potential dangers at her height and we have started baby proofing.
Sleeping is a HUGE issue now, well now and for the last few months. When she realizes she is in her crib she 1. works very hard at getting her legs stuck between the spindles despite breathable bumpers and 2. cries herself into a tizzy that she projectile vomits all over the walls, crib and floor. Needless to say, mommy is fit to be tied on minimal sleep. A funny observation tho - people tend to have VERY strong opinions on how and where a baby should sleep and they are more than happy to tell you in a manner that makes you feel like a real schmuck for doing it "this" way. I am a little fed up of all the sleep advice thank you very much! We will get through this, just at our own pace and doing what works for us.
The ever changing schedule of a baby makes it difficult to plan the days. I had joined a stroller fit class that runs from 2 pm to 3 pm..this was perfect timing as Cailyn usually napped from 4pm onward...well...two weeks into stroller fit her nap time changed and now she naps from 1:30pm on. She hates to nap in her stroller so we end up missing most of the classes now. Lulu Lemon offers a free stroller fit class at 11am so I am going to try that one - save my pennies and see if this works out.
This week on thenextfamily.com I write about Cailyn's development up to about 14 weeks, and how I cannot disconnect from all things surrogacy in India.
|For those of you on Facebook (you know who you are) who mock Cailyns hair growth!|
|A friend came to visit and brought Cailyn this giant bear! Obviously the remote is more entertaining!|
|In an adorable outfit from Auntie Christine!|
And finally, HUGE congrats to Jeff and Kevin on the birth of Baxter! This was a long time in the making and Baxter proved to be well worth the wait!