Monday, January 17, 2011

I Found Love

Ivy loves this video! Her eyes get real big and she smiles.

I have the words memorized, that's how much she loves it. :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My New Obsession

After working all day and not seeing my baby, when I get home I just want to kiss her all over, squeeze her and never let go of her. When I wear her, I get to go about doing things and all the while having her close to me!

Until recently, I have just been using a sling. Unfortunately after awhile, the sling starts to hurt my back and shoulders. We also have a Baby Bjorn, which we got when I went to Ellen's Mothers Day show. David loves it, but I find too bulky and hard to move around in.

I started doing research on other ways to wear your baby and came across wraps. I specifically wanted something that I could wear Ivy in and do housework at the same time. I considered getting a Moby Wrap but noticed that they were not recommended to be used to carry your baby on your back, due to them being stretchy.

So, a woven wrap it was! Thanks to the lovely girls on the AP board on the, I became familiar with the baby wrapping world, which I never knew existed!

There are so many different types of woven wraps, different sizes and they are just beautiful. They are pricey, but I was able to find a used one that I loved on a FSOT board, that was a great price.

Woven wraps are definitely not easy to use. They take lots of practice. I think this one reason why they aren't very popular. It has been a fun learning process.

Here are some pics of a finished project. I believe this was my 3rd try at it and the first time that didn't leave Ivy crying. I was super excited after this and really proud of myself. What I didn't realize at the time though, was that I totally messed up the last couple of steps and Ivy is not supported well, at all! I was doing dishes and she started to slip down. I was a little horrified, once I had realized what I had done.

Didymos Indio Lilac, 4.6 m, supposed to be a double hammock carry

I made sure to re-read the directions several times before trying again! It's still a work in progress, but today's try was pretty good and Ivy and I ventured out of the house to get the mail!

It's a go!

Today, we got the call that our application to rent a house was accepted!!!! We are so very excited. It's about time that we get out of this place!

I used to love our little apartment, but we have outgrown it and it's time to move on. I am most excited about this new house is the backyard for Ivy, close to family and finally a washer and dryer! Also, the much safer neighborhood, is very nice as well.

I am grinning like a Cheshire cat right now! :D

But, I am not looking forward to packing. Especially only having 2 weeks to do it. Oh boy! I keep reminding myself though, it is going to be completely worth it.

Well I am off to start packing. I leave you with two photos that I took real quick today of the house.

This one is the living room, looking into the backyard. I love the big windows. And the second one is of the kitchen.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Why Hello

Quick update, since I am sure you are all dying to know what we have been up to and doing this past month! :)
It took me about a full month to be feeling 100% after getting pneumonia. Then David was sick and had bronchitis for a couple of weeks and now Ivy has a cold.
So, it's been almost 2 months of sickness in some form or another in our house. I will be glad when we are back to being healthy! We are getting there slowly, but surely!
Overall, we had a good Christmas and New Year. Not how I would have planned it for Ivy's 1st Christmas, but it really forced us to focus on family and the true meaning of Christmas. Rather than the commercialism and gift giving.
But exciting things happening in our household:
Ivy sitting unassisted.
Trying to learn how use a woven wrap and wear Ivy on my back.
Us submitting an application to rent a house.
Researching solids and stumbling upon the concept of Baby Led Weaning, thus Ivy trying Avocado.
and lots more. Hopefully, I can get back into the blogging grove soon and can update you all on this!



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