Thursday, December 27, 2007


Well, Roxanne has started lifting her left arm all the way above her head now! Justin took a picture of her sleeping with both of her arms above her head, and I'll try to post it sometime today. It seems like she has pretty much full use of the arm, and I plan to call the pediatrician today to ask if she thinks we should go ahead and see the specialist anyways, just to make sure that there isn't anything we don't know about. Or maybe the specialist can double check on whether or not there are still any limitations to Roxanne's movement. As far as we can tell, it's pretty much normal!

In other news, Roxanne's belly button fell off today. This is particularly good news, since it was really stinky. The newest thing with pediatrics and the belly button is that you just leave it alone and don't clean it with rubbing alcohol, which made it really stinky. I did clean it this morning though, just to make sure that it heals well.

Also, Roxanne has truly outdone herself, and sometime around 5:30 this morning she pooped on me. My sister joked that we should get her some of those "pee pee cones" that they make for little boys to prevent sprays during diaper changes. If only they made one for girls... It seems like she just likes to wait until she's in between diapers to pee or poop, and then I get to drag myself out of bed and do clean up. I don't mind though. Knock on wood, I don't have to do any fussy floor pacing or even rocking at this point. She just wakes up, eats and then sleeps. She is usually awake for an hour around 11:00PM or 12:00AM and then again in the morning, usually around 8:00AM, but she usually doesn't fuss, just stares at me quietly. This morning we've been listening to NPR together, and I think she likes it. Last night I read her some of the Dave Sedaris book I'm reading. I've been doing a LOT of reading lately, as it's perfect for feeding times. My favorite is reading Justin's issues of The Atlantic, which is the best magazine ever.

Roxanne seems to be falling into a pattern of "cluster feeding," meaning that she eats four or five times in as many hours, and then sleep for close to four or five hours at a time. It's a little grueling, but definitely nice during the longer chunks, so that I can sleep for longer stretches. I've also been putting her in the bassinet once she's asleep, and so far, she doesn't really seem to mind. It's easier for me to sleep not thinking I'm going to roll over and squash her. Although I miss the snuggling. She's such a snuggly little thing...

Well, Justin is off at IKEA, looking at possibly getting another dresser for our bedroom, as we are really realizing just how much STUFF this baby has, and how much surface space we need. I hope to take Roxanne for a stroll later. The weather is pretty mild, as long as the rain holds off. I would love the fresh air, and I'm trying to work on getting some of this baby weight off (not that I'm in a rush, but still). We'll take lots of pictures if we do go!

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