Sunday, December 5, 2010

(Almost) 12 Weeks!

I haven't given an Aryn update for what feels like forever. Last week was just crazy - both in life and in Aryn changes!!! It's amazing how 1 week can make a total difference in a child.

Vitals Update:
Weight 12 pounds 14 3/4 ounces
Length 24.5"

So last Saturday (November 27th) my Aunt Shirley came in from Montreal. On Sunday we got Aryn dedicated at Hope Community Church. It was a beautiful service and Aryn behaved extremely well. She wore a super cute little dress, which I have to take new photos of and pretend they were from that day haha (Exhibit A).


After the dedication we went to my parents house and hung out for the day with my Aunt Shirley. She SPOILED Aryn - again! Not only did she get us 2 Baby-Bjorn's when Aryn was born, but she got us a whole gift bag full of stuff - from adorable little outfits to silver plates with the engraving of all of her birth information. She got a beautiful frame with her name engraved on it, and a Baby's 1st Christmas ornament as well. So much amazing stuff in that gift bag. I can't even express how much I appreciate my aunt for doing all of that. She is amazing.


By the way, you ALWAYS gave Auntie Shirley the BEST smiles. I mean, it was unbelievable. She looks at you, you grinned from ear to ear then buried your head in the shoulders of whoever was holding you and then you'd look right back at Auntie Shirley. It was awesome.


On Monday my brother and Connie came down from Ottawa to meet Aryn. I haven't seen either of them for over a year, since they moved to Ottawa. I had to miss their wedding in August because I was 8 months pregnant and neither West Jet nor Air Canada would let me fly.

So Jon and Connie were here from Monday morning until Wednesday morning. It was a crazy busy few days and Aryn's somewhat-schedule I had created was totally off kilter - which meant for a somewhat cranky baby. However, those were the 3 BEST nights of sleep I have had yet - and since! We got some great photos and I'm so glad Ayrn's Uncle Jon and Aunt Connie got to meet her finally.


So what else is new with miss Aryn...

- her cheeks are cleared up SO MUCH. I'm still not convinced it was a reaction to the almond oil, but either way, they still get red at night but they have never been as bad as that one night.

- she is thisclose to turning over. She rolls onto her side then flops back onto her back.

- Aryn is staying up longer in between feedings, but she hasn't slowed down her feeding. She's supposed to be eating 4-6 times a day, but she's still damn near 7-8 times a day. Honey, I know you'll read this one day but I gotta tell ya: mommy is EXHAUSTED. You wake up at least 2-3 times a night to eat, then you sleep for 20 minutes during the day and you fight me with feedings. You want to eat every 2 hours but when you do, you puke it ALL up within 5 minutes. I mean, ALL OF IT. There have been days I've gone through 17 burp cloths in 1 day. So I TRY to force you to eat every 3 hours and you fight me. I mean, yesterday I was holding you (when you haven't eaten for 2.5 hours) and you folded yourself up into a complete upside down V and screamed when you couldn't get through my shirt. It was friggen hilarious but you were NOT impressed. AND you're still trying to eat every 3-4 hours or so at night! You eat at 7pm, then you wake me up anytime from midnight - 2am to eat, then you're up 3-4 hours later, and then 3-4 hours after that. We've been friends off for a few days now.

- Your face has changed SO MUCH this past week. I mean, you don't even look like you did a week ago. You are changing daily and growing up, and I don't like it!! You're too big for some of your 3-6 month clothes now as well. Please stop growing. (then again, you're probably growing so much because you're eating SO MUCH) hahaha

What else.... oh I got in trouble for not doing very much tummy time with you. You hate tummy time. But you need it to strengthen your neck. But mommy has been so tired that she doesn't want to fight with you during tummy time. I know, BAD mommy!!!! But you are getting better at it and I'm so proud of you!! I hope you do learn to roll over and can hold your head up when you do.

I think that's it... you changed so much this week that I've forgotten a lot of it!! I love you soooooo much and I'm loving watching you grow up and change before my eyes!!!



  1. <3 So sweet. Glad you got to spend some time with your family! She has officially hit that age where she is doing something new every day. Don't blink!

  2. love your family Christmas photo! <3

    Don't stress about the numbers of times a day she's eating. Even though I'm exclusively pumping, I still follow Madeline's cues for when/how often she eats and it's still 7-8 times a day. (24 hour day.)

    Some babies are just "happy spit-upers" and usually grow out of it around 6 months old. She's obviously not spitting up all of what she eats, she's a big girl - only 1 pound behind Maddy Jo!! :o)

    You're doing great with her! Keep it up! <3


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