Cecilia Growing Day by Day


Felicity Growing Day by Day


Monday, March 10, 2008

New Blog

It has become obvious me that it is simply silly for me to be constantly trying to update or keep up two separate blogs: this one and The Heart of God for my girls.


I am combining them. Unfortunately Blogger will not let me do this easily keeping all the previous posts of both blogs.


Here is the new blog:

The Domestic Church

See you there...

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Advances and Kindness

Felicity is doing well. At 14 weeks, 6 Days she rolled over for the first time and has continued to practice all week. This morning she was less than thrilled to find herself on her tummy - she had to work first thing in the morning just to look around. lol.

Interestingly enough, Cecilia did her first roll over at 7 weeks, 1 day but was also not cooing until later than Felicity. Just goes to show everyone at their own pace. But I do find it evidence that Cecilia was more motor skill advanced and Felicity will be/is more verbal skill advanced.

Cecilia was so cute yesterday: She found a napkin on her little table, unfolded it, and spread it out on top of her head. She got a real kick out of her new "hat." But she didn't stop there. She wanted to share and so tore the napkin in half down the middle and put one half on my head and one half on hers! It was too cute.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Felicity's New Challenge

Felicity is about 3 1/2 months old. But for about two weeks now she has been gumming like crazy on her fingers and fists. She has been increasingly drooling as well. And last night she had one of her big squeegies (as we call them) but this one was green.

Conclusion: My baby is teething already!!!

So in addition to getting her sleeping schedule down and mastering head control and learning how to push herself up off her tummy, she has gums full of frenzy that sometimes wake her up and night and sometimes give her so much pain as for her to just scream with tears pouring down her cheeks. Poor thing. Within her first 6 weeks outside the womb she had two colds. Now, three months out, she is teething. It is a difficult world.

Saturday, March 01, 2008


Cecilia: Well, Cecilia is doing well. She had gotten into a bit of a habit of screaming and throwing tantrums but that has been surprisingly easy to tame with assertive "No"s. She learns more words all the time and can say a nice chunk of the alphabet. She has down A B C D E G J M N O P Q R S T U and Z. F H I K L V W X and Y continue to be a bit challenging but she is getting very close on several of them. Potty training has come to a halt but she is very comfortable sitting on the potty, just not doing anything in it. lol. She has mastered drinking from a common cup - no sippies, straws or lids - and does so at meals.

Felicity: Felicity was sleeping very well with her first nighttime stretch being 5 solid hours and then subsequent hours gradually decreasing in length. Then, about a week into February, her sleeping became terrible. For almost 3 weeks she would wake every hour at night and I became a bit of a zombie. Then, two nights ago, her sleep dramatically improved and has continued to. We aren't quite sure what happened: it could have been teething as she began drooling, gumming her hands, etc., it could have been her 3 month growth spurt, or it could have been a combination of things. She continues to be a very smiley baby - even when she would be up half the night (I wish I could be so smiley so easily!). She has almost mastered complete head control and exercises her legs quite a bit. Her arms are not yet strong enough for her do pushups so she is not happy to lay on her tummy long but she loves trying to stand and loves practicing sitting up so she can see more.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Bubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere

This evening, as Felicity slept, Cecilia asked to be put up on the counter where she usually sits to help me with Felicity's bath. I set her there next to the sink and she asked for bubbles.

A little Dawn and a lot of water made for a fun evening. She scooped up bubbles, smashed them, blew them, draped them on the faucet, etc. We got bubbles all over my clean kitchen but it was more than worth it.