Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I feel so in touch with the blog world because I read blogs ALL THE TIME! Yet for some reason I never drum up the energy to do my own posts. :( Bad blogger.

Alexandra is now 9 1/2 months old. She is doing great. Getting really big and really active. She has been crawling for over a month now and she now cruises everywhere along furniture, climbs up steps, walks pushing her little walker-car-thing, and is generally into everything. This kid can not sit still. She is not a cuddly one at all. Sometimes I'm sad and wish she would just cuddle in my arms but she will not sit still for a second. She's also very tempermental. Either very happy and smiley or super pissed off. She's always been like that so I guess that's just her. She can go from a huge smile to a crying mess and back to giggles within a matter of seconds! I'm definitely anticipating an emotional teenager!!

She loves playing with other kids. She hates being home alone with just mom. BORING! We go out everyday for a play date, otherwise the whining would just kill me. Good thing I have a big network of mom friends to keep me company while the kids play. There are also a lot of awesome coffee shops nearby that cater to babies/kids and have big play areas with mats and toys and slides and swings etc. Very handy!

Alexandra has 2 teeth now and by the amount of snot and drool that is coming out of that kid I swear there are more on the way but I can't spot any. We don't go to the doctor this month but if I had to guess I would say she is 18 pounds. Getting heavy to carry (and unfortunately for me she still hates the stroller). My left bicep is huge.

In my last post I talked about weaning. Well, now is the time i'm going to get serious about it. I went back to the fertility doctor today and we are good to go with trying for a second as soon as I wean her! I had blood and baseline ultrasound done today and when I want to start my protocol (menopur injections and IUI) I just call and we begin! Crazy!

I am currently nursing Alexandra in the morning, before her afternoon nap and at night. I give her two bottles of formula a day. One with lunch and one with dinner. I'm thinking that I will next cut out the feeding before her afternoon nap. I don't think I will be ready to fully wean her for a while (a month...or 2? ) but maybe in November we will be ready to start the meds. It is exciting and scary to think about the possibility of a second baby! I really hope to give Alexandra a sibling (or 2 ...or 3!) but atleast I have her no matter what!

Anyways, my teething angel is waking from her nap and sounding miserable (wish me luck! ooooohhhh the whining!!!!! Argh!) , here's a pic of my girl on the go!



  1. awww she is getting so big! I am so tired of the teething whine! it's gotten considerably better since we got Ry an amber teething necklace though!

  2. Oh my goodness! She's gotten so big! That is crazy!

    My daughter is also not a cuddler, though she will sit and read books by herself, she'd rather not do so in my lap. She has had some moments, especially as she's gotten older and become more attached, where she will come walking to me, arms wide, and it just melts my heart. I can't wait until she is big enough to talk to me and say things to me (like I love you). That will be the best.

    Good luck with weaning and on the road to #2. Sounds like you're rearing and ready!

  3. WOW SHE'S GROWN! I know I see T growing daily but when it's different babies I can't believe how fast they've grown! I feel yah on the left bicep! I'm right handed so I always carry him on my left side so my right hand is free. And yeaaaaaaaay for TTC soon. After how hard the whole IF nonsense is, I'm still looking forward to TTC. Crazy, probably!

  4. She's so grown up!

    I want a baby friendly coffee shop!!

  5. That's so super exciting TTC#2!!! Maybe we'll be pregnant together!!! :D Ugh but it's so emotionally draining! I'm currently very depressed. It's probably mostly the meds though. Anyways, Alexandra has grown so much. She's a doll!! Alex is still only crawling and pulling up on his knees. He's dying to stand though. And he's the SAME way, very temperamental. Oh we're going to have our hands full!! GL with the weaning and I hope you plan to update here about treatments. I'll be praying for you!

  6. Argh I have tried to comment like 6 times from different computers!!!

    anyway, good luck with #2!!

    Alexandra is a doll and how wonderful that she's so sociable! Clara is shy and I thought it was bc she has a sahd but maybe it's just her personality.

  7. I love those jeans! And Penelope is definitely the same way when it comes to mood swings. I need to join a mommy group very soon.

  8. Where did our little bitty babies go?!?! Girl, it sounds like we are in the same boat. We are ready to try for #2 but I am still nursing. I have no problem with weaning him for the day, but the bedtime feeding I am just NOT ready to give up yet!

  9. She is so freaking cute. That little face is too much. Number 2...that is so exciting!!

  10. ahhhhh, can you tell I'm ridiculously behind on blog reading?! Yikes! Hope everything is still going well! I bet baby girl is all over the place these days :)