Wednesday, September 24, 2008

She slept through the night!

You might think i'm referring to my one month old. No, no. Abby has woken up EVERY night since Eliza was born. Sometimes she's crying, sometimes she's shouting, sometimes she's laughing, sometimes she needs us, sometimes she doesn't--but it's been EVERY stinkin' night for a month now! Finally last night she didn't wake me up at all--it was beautiful!

And Eliza has been doing GREAT at night, too. She goes almost 8 hours between her last night feeding and her first morning feeding. and she's sleeping about 5-6 of those 8 hours, wakes up to eat, and goes back to sleep for 4-5 more hours. It's my magic milk, i'm telling you! Now, if only i could get my butt in bed as soon as she falls asleep!!! why do i have to be such a night owl...

Eliza's colic has all but disappeared the past 8 or 9 days. She now only cries for about 30-45 minutes--so much better than the 3 hours we were dealing with before. I'm almost positive it's because I haven't had a drop of dairy for 20 days--even though it's killing me! Over the years many people have wondered what i cook since we don't eat much meat--i'll tell you what, i'd take cutting out meat over dairy ANY day! I just didn't realize how much of what we eat has a little bit of butter, milk, cheese, cream, whey, etc. Like the no-bake cookies that are sitting on my counter right now--killing me!!....But, i resist-and it's worth it to have a happy baby!

I put Eliza in these cute shoes on Sunday and people were stopping me all day at church to tell me how cute they were. Nothing odd about that,right? But then I had one lady ask me if I'd taken a picture of them. Do people do that? Do you take pictures of things that don't change from day to day, aren't part of nature, you're not trying to sell, and will be around for a long time? It had never occured to me to photograph my children's shoes, but now that's all gonna change! :) So, here are Eliza's cute shoes. (Actually, like most other things Eliza wears, they were Abby's first. I gotta take advantage of the endless hand-me-downs while they're young....)

They are pretty stinkin' cute, huh!

On a completely different note, i've been spending any free time I have running from granite warehouses to lumber yards to Home Depot -- trying to make decisions about our kitchen remodel/update. I am learning more and more that redecorating really ISN'T MY THING! I can't make any decisions, I can't decide what I do and don't like. I am torn between wanting to DIY and wanting to make sure it's done right--and soon. I've looked at about a million gorgeous kitchens online and have tried to pull things from each that I love, but i'm just having a hard time putting it all together.

So, it's going to be a while before i post any "before and after" pictures of our whole kitchen. But here's one of our new lighting/ceiling. We are enjoying having our popcorn-free raised ceiling, and we love our over and under cabinet lighting. I'm glad i listened to the electrician's advice on those.
This isn't a very clear picture, so just use your imagination :)

Now i just have to fall in love with a granite counter top that isn't in the "exotic" price range!! And don't try to convince me to go with quartz or corian or anything's taken me a LONG time to finally decide on granite! :)


Em Russ said...

Love the shoe picture. I was folding laundry yesterday and realized that it's too cold for Abby to wear my favorite little outfit of hers. As I folded it up to put in the box I thought... "I really hope I have a picture of her in this!" I'm all for taking pictures of cute shoes, etc.

And congrats on the milk thing. It's seriously in EVERYTHING. I got addicted to popcorn as my snack (but it didn't quite fulfill my chocolate cravings!)

Tara said...

I am so glad you didnt' mean your baby, that would make me not like you! Mine take about 2 years to get that down. Your little ladies are so gorgeous!

Liz said...

I'm so impressed that you completely gave up dairy. It's starting to make me think that I should do the same since George is almost 6 months old and still fussy! You are making 3 look so manageable! Would you say going from 2 to 3 is easier than 1 to 2?

And, you are remodeling through all of this???? I did this last summer and it was a beast! I totally agree that you have to have granite, and good luck finding one that is in the exotic price range. That was so hard for me. We settled on verde butterfly. I love it.