Christa is deeply in love with things above her like ceiling fans and the dangling butterflies on her little play ground. She waves her arms at them and is fascinated. I wish I was so easily entertained. She's such a chill baby. Other than the bottle attempts and sometimes in her car seat, she is still not much of a crier. She smiles a lot and coos. I think she is trying to laugh. She knows how to make a coughing sound so she does that quite a bit. I really like her and can't believe how quickly she's growing.
And to sign off here, on Good Friday she met her first holiday icon: The Easter Bunny. Well technically she slept through it but he was there. She didn't get to dye Easter eggs like her brother but her first holiday was a good one, I think.
On Saturday I realized I hadn't taken her wee 2-month photo that should have been taken on Friday. Whoops! Here's a link to her legit portraits.
Saturday night also brought smoldering and egg dying.
Casey was in love with these eggs. Couldn't leave them alone. Funny story? It said to make them marbleized by adding vegetable oil but the only oil we had was already used to make food but we used it anyway. Can't really shake that smell, I'll tell you what. All chunky. LOL
If I was in this picture, it would be 4-generations of ladies.
My manly husband looks fabulous with a pink drink!
This is totally blurry but Casey had 2 halves of a plastic egg on his ears and Husband and I both said he looked like Princess Leia (See, Andrea? I paid attention.)
She's smiling so much more now and has discovered a bit of a talking voice. She refuses the pacifier but loves to suck on her knuckles. She's getting better at the bottle and gets a few ounces of formula before bedtime. She's getting over her first cold so there has been a lot of snot sucking going on in the house. I find that nursing in excess seems to help her clear up so you know my boobs have been in overdrive.
Husband is wrapping things up at his job because I'm making him quit in May so is down south this week. I have friends and my mom helping in the evening but it's amazing how busy you can be with an 8-week old and a 3.5 year old. It's nonstop. He requires a lot of attention and play, she requires a lot of boob and holding. Then we add Betty to the mix and it's just a whirlwind of activity. I don't know how single mothers (or fathers) do it. Kudos to them but I don't want any part of it.
On Friday, my MIL and I went to a quilt show at the Ventura Fairgrounds. This was one of my favorites and also one of my photo scavenger hunt words (rainbow). Some took people decades to make which leads me to believe I will never be a quilter as I lack serious patience. My MIL, however, is a very good quilter and I'm the proud owner of many of hers.
I bought this at the quilt show because I thought it would just be a cute and silly Easter decoration but it turns out it has a recipe inside to make s'mores. Neat!
Casey loves Play-Doh and one of his favorite things to have me do is make snails. His favorite thing to do himself is to mix the colors which drives the OCD in me kind of insane. Beautiful colors that turn into gray. Every time.
Three words: Why so serious.
Something we always did with Casey as a baby was naked time. Now it's sissy's turn and Casey decided to join in on the fun. So sweet.
She's growing very quickly. Her 0-3 month clothing is getting to be quite snug. She's staying awake for longer periods of time during the day so that's fun. She has a little jungle gym and that's where she "talks" the most. She still loves to kick the dangling lion but now she's trying to grip the thing it hangs on with her toes. She's getting quite generous with the smiles these days but I sometimes wonder if it's not just gas because she usually lets out a fart when she looks the most happy.
She's getting better at taking a bottle but she still screams at it. I guess we need to find her when she's more hungry. I think mostly, though, before bedtime, she nurses for comfort and my nipple does a better job than that imposter nipple. She slept for 5 and a half hours the other night and then for another 3 after nursing so that was awesome. Wish I could figure out the trick that would make that happen more often!