I love how happy she is in this photo:
21 weeks (April 29)
Khloë and I went to “Make the Connection” on Tuesday, which is the second to last session. Once again she was fussy part way through as it takes place during her normal nap time. Prenatal Nutrition was cancelled for the week.
We visited with a friend and her two little boys in town in the middle of the week. It was nice to have hot chocolate and girl chat with Amanda. She’s expecting baby #3 in mid-October so we talked babies (of course!). Khloë got overwhelmed by all the attention the boys were giving her (ie. getting in her face and not leaving her alone LOL) so I took her home around lunch time. I find that she gets overstimulated when there are too many people in the room or if there is too much going on around her (like at “MTC”), and then it’s difficult to calm her. The best course of action, if nursing doesn’t calm her, is to go home.
Every day this little girl makes me smile! I love how happy she is. Khloë loves when Daddy and I sing to her, even though I can’t carry a tune. She hasn’t quite figured out peek-a-boo but pat-a-cake and catching her tongue or toes are a big hit.
I haven’t had to pack away any clothes this week!
Baby Girl and her weekly Hello Kitty shot:
20 weeks (April 22)
Using hydrocortisone cream on Khloë’s eczema wasn’t having any effect so I stopped using it and purchased some Aveeno Baby Eczema Care Moisturizing Cream and Aveeno Baby Eczema Body Wash. After a weeks’ use, the skin on her arms and legs have improved! No more red, flaky patches! Her back is still covered in red patches and her right temple and forehead break out in eczema patches that don’t seem to want to clear up.
I found her toy rings in the back of the armchair in the living room. We thought we’d lost them on our way home from Kingston. She was happy to have them back; Khloë constantly chews on them and loves when I dangle them over her. Definitely one of her favourite toys at the moment.
We went to Prenatal Nutrition this week and made lentil soup. The public health nurse was there to speak about breastfeeding. All the girls except one are currently nursing. As long as we are breastfeeding our baby, we can continue to attend until baby is one year old!
“Make the Connection” was fun but half-way through Khloë got fussy and tired due to missing her afternoon nap.
Wearing her new dress
We switched Khloë to size 3 diapers. Walmart had a great sale so hubby and I stocked up on a couple more boxes of that size. Right now she’s fitting into 6-12 month pants, 6 month onesies, 6-12 month dresses, and 6-12 month shirts. A few pairs of 3-6 month pants and all the sweaters still fit.
My growing girl’s latest photo:
19 weeks (April 15)
Khloë had her four month needles on April 15th. Just like last time, she got upset after the second jab and was difficult to calm down, but she didn’t choke while nursing this time. A friend suggested breastfeeding her during the needles but that doesn’t seem to help her discomfort. Dr K also put in a consult for Khloë to see a pediatrician in Ottawa because she’s still concerned about her neck muscles not being strong enough for her age.
Due to the time of her doctor’s appointment, we missed another session of “Make the Connection”. But we did get out to Prenatal Nutrition this week. All the girls have had their babies!
This weekend was Khloë’s first Easter! We didn’t do much as she really has no idea what it means right now. We spent the Saturday at Ryan & Stacey’s. Jordan helped his friend build a play structure in their backyard while Khloë and I hung out with Stacey and the girls. On Easter Sunday we got Baby Girl dressed up and took some photos, then went to church. Sunday evening we had potluck dinner with a group of friends from church. It was an enjoyable weekend.
This week Khloë also had her first real giggle! I kept blowing raspberries on her stomach and she thought it was hilarious. 😀
Eek my baby will be five months old in couple weeks!
My baby is getting close to being 4 months old!
16 weeks (March 25)
On Tuesday of this week, Khloë and I went to the next session of “Make the Connection”. She didn’t nap very well in the morning and I had to wake her 20 minutes after falling asleep to put her in the car seat. Unfortunately that meant that about a half hour into “MTC” she got really cranky and made her “I want to sleep” noises. Not even nursing made her happy so I put her muslin blanket over her face to block out the bright lights and rocked and jounced her in my arms until she fell asleep. She missed most of the songs and playing. I hope next week goes better.
I picked up Khloë’s prescription for hydrocortisone cream to treat the eczema on her arms and legs. It doesn’t seem to be working. Also, her scalp is still so dry. I coat her head with coconut oil every morning.
So not impressed…
She is still in size 2 diapers. We just purchased our fourth huge box. This is the longest she has remained in the same size. As for clothing, more of the 3-6 month sleepers are getting snug in length, as are some onesies. I think I’ll go through the next size up and see if anything fits yet. The 3-6 month and 6 month pants all fit great still.
NOTE: This entry was posted from my tablet. We are in Ottawa visiting Jordan’s sister’s family. Pictures will be added when we get home!
My little 3 and a half month old:
15 weeks (March 18)
When I look back at her six week photo compared to her 15 week photo, she looks all grown up!
On Wednesday Khloë and I attended our first session, Orientation, of “Make the Connection”. I think she enjoyed herself! She was so happy and liked the songs we sang. There were four other moms there with their babies. The youngest baby was 2 months and the oldest was 7 months, so there is a good variety. All the moms breastfeed, too, which is really cool. I actually breastfed Khloë for the first time in “public” without using the nursing cover. I hate that thing, it gets so hot underneath it and it’s awkward to position Khloë under the cover, but there’s certain situations where I’m uncomfortable not using it, if that makes sense.
Some pictures from the week:
Khloë and Baby Mulan
I can’t wear pink everyday!
Daddy gave her an Oreo to play with
Just a quick note: I have been posting these weekly updates at the end of the week (even though she “grows up” on a Tuesday) so that I can talk about what we did during the week.