Ellie is one month old today! I can't believe it. It really does just seem like I was pregnant (and miserable!!) yesterday. In just the last couple of days, Ellie has started to lose the newborn look and is looking more like a baby. She smiles all the time. I know they aren't real yet, but they are funny! The other night she was fussy, and I was tired. I was trying it all, walking, bouncing, etc, etc. She just looked up and smiled like "ah, this fool! She'll do anything I want if I just fuss a bit!"
In the afternoons, we've always gone outside after Mary's nap. We are still doing that and usually Ellie sleeps in the stroller. But yesterday she didn't want to nap.
(For the record, in theory I am totally anti-paci. I'm happy to nurse her 24/7. But she's an over eater. And a puker. She gushes. So a couple weeks ago, I gave her a paci. I'm hoping it's short term. Otherwise, she'll nurse and nurse and get too much and puke and still be hungry.)
Once the weather gets too cold to go out daily, I've been thinking I am going to do some sort of home school pre-school stuff with Mary. I think I can probably teach her to read this winter. She's already really curious about what letters "smell" words. You know, like S T O P "smells" stop. The other day I was working in the kitchen and I heard her say "P I E....pie!"
I was amazed! Sometimes she'll line up random letters and tell me it says a word. So, since she's into it I'm going to teach her as much as she wants to learn this winter. I'm really excited about it.
Well, as usual, I've been sitting here on the computer while Mary watches morning cartoons and Ellie's asleep. I didn't think she'd fall asleep when I put her in the pack and play. I could have showered! I could have gotten more coffee! But here I sit and blog and surf.