Cecilia Growing Day by Day


Felicity Growing Day by Day


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.

Well, Felicity turned 3 months yesterday and she grows more every month. She is now 23.5 inches just missing that 2 feet mark and making her total length growth since birth about 5 inches. She weighs 11 pounds and three ounces so by the time she is 4 month she will have more than doubled her birth weight. It is impressive to think all that growth from simply breastmilk. No wonder I'm tired. lol.

She continues to be a happy baby and smiles a great deal. She loves her baths, with which Cecilia helps.

Cecilia continues to be affectionate towards Felicity but she has been more needy lately demanding more attention, wanting to be held more, throwing more tantrums, and telling me to put Felicity in her bassinet or swing. I've been trying extra hard to get done all the cleaning and laundry early this week so I can spend more time with her this weekend.

Cecilia is now very comfortable sitting on the potty but either doesn't understand what she is supposed to do on it (besides be read to) or doesn't care to do anything on it. Frankly, I'm not inclined to push it. While I'd like her trained sooner rather than later, I'm exhausted enough with things as they are that I think, at this point anyway, I'd rather wait and have her help than try to push her and do it all myself.

Cecilia has also become very good at using the computer...

She is proficient in the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse websites, Disney websites, Veggietales Pirates Movie Site and is learning the Sesame Street Site.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Cecilia's Sleep Mystery

We have made a discovery but don't ask me what the hell it means.

Cecilia had been sleeping great. She would go to sleep around 9 and sleep until 7:30. Then take a 1 1/2 hour nap starting at 2pm.

I wanted to increase her nap to 2 hours so I started trying to give her a nap starting at 1:30 or even 1. She napped less time, was grouchier at bedtime and was even getting up by 6:30am.

So, after a few days of this, figured to try to move the nap back to 2pm and see what happened. I let her sleep yesterday from 2:10pm until 3:55pm and was already surprised I had to wake her as she didn't wake up after only an hour and 15 minutes.

She went to bed last night without crying or upsetment.

She is still asleep this morning!

I don't get it but I learned my lesson.

One down. Now if I could only solve Felicity's recent decline in nighttime sleep. One at a time I guess. :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New Photos

Here are some new photos...

One of Felicity:

It took me 3 months but here is one finally of the two sisters together:

And all three of the girls:

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Two Years in Pictures

Cecilia at 2 weeks

Cecilia at 3 Months

Cecilia at 6 Months

Cecilia at 1 Year

Cecilia at 18 Months

Cecilia at 2 Years

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A Warm Ash Wednesday

Lent began today with a rather warm surprise. It got into the low 70s today for a high and Cecilia wanted to enjoy it. So we went out on the deck for a little while with her tricycle, coloring book and crayons, and a couple of balls (and I brought my Quo Vadis)

On another note - sad but so sweet - I was putting away laundry in Cecilia's room and lay Felicity on Cecilia's bed. Cecilia climbed on the bed, picked up her yellow and white blanket that she sleeps with every nap and night, and tried to spread it across Felicity. It was so cute and so sweet. Unfortunately while trying to spread it over her, Cecilia's knee fell on Felicity's foot so sweet little Cecilia was repaid for her sweetness with Felicity's wailing. Such a sweet moment ruined by a little accident but happily Cecilia didn't take it personally.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Cecilia's 2 year Check Up

Cecilia had her two year check up today and her doctor said she is doing great. She weighed in at 24 lbs., 8 oz. and measured 33.25 inches tall. She was upset to be probed and looked at but was relieved to escape any needles. Even Felicity behaved very well during the appointment.

The doctor asked her how old she was and while she was too nervous to answer, when he asked, "Are you two?" she said quite clearly, "twooooooo." She was very good and patient during her check up. She was even better than I expected her to be considering her two previous appointments were to treat a UTI and the one before that for an ear infection.

Here's celebrating a healthy 2 year old and hoping for a very healthy year!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Congratulations Felicity!

On Saturday, February 2nd, Felicity Catherine was Baptized and joyfully received into the Roman Catholic Church.

Left to right: Godmother Kristen, James, Felicity, Cecilia, Me, Fr. Nick, and Godfather Andy