Here are some of the more common things that I say to Vivian over the course of a day…
- “Be a normal baby”
- “You’re fine, I’m right here”
- “I’m coming, just give me a minute”
- “Okay, fine. You win. You always win.”
Vivian has started making strange. At only 11 weeks old she has turned into velcro. It’s not only with people that she doesn’t see often, she freaks out with my mom and sister too. (Poor Courtney was holding her on the weekend and Vivian was freaking out, leading Courtney to say “I just want to get to know you!”)
It’s been fun. Especially since Vivian doesn’t just get a little worked up. She’ll go from “Oh this is nice, I’m totally happy and relaxed” to “I HATE THIS WHY IS THIS HAPPENING MY WORLD IS OVER!!!” in an instant.
She’s a special little girl.
In other Vivian news, she’s started grabbing at toys…
And we’ve started giving her rice cereal. I know it’s a little early, but after several nights of being up with her at 12:30, 3:00, 4:00-5:00 and 7:00, I had had enough. A little tablespoon of rice cereal before bed seems to help keep her full enough for the night. Now our nights are more like down to bed at 11:00ish and up at 6:00ish to eat, then back to sleep until 9:30 or 10:00. Much better. I still have to get up a couple of times in the night to give her back her soother, but at least she doesn’t want to eat.
At this rate, who knows what she’ll be up to next week!
Wish me luck in another week of having a 12 pound piece of velcro stuck to me!