I decided it was time for a little Caroline update, especially since I had to post this picture. My friend, Katrina, a Purdue grad, sent this bib to us when Caroline was born. There aren’t too many Big Ten schools I would put on Caroline other than Michigan State, but Purdue falls into the “acceptable” category. Most of the others would fall into the “over my dead body” category. Anyway, wanted to share this picture with Katrina and also Brenda who I believe is a big Boilermaker fan.
So, life with Caroline… Here are some highlights in totally random order…
Last week I became a full-fledged real MOM. I put Cheerios in Caroline’s diaper bag when we left the house. Yes, I have arrived. I am a MOM. My daughter eats Cheerios.
Those of you who co-sleep… You have got to be kidding me. And I don’t say that with any disrespect at all. Three nights in the same room with Caroline at my parents’ house and I am SO READY to get back to my own home, my own room, and Caroline in her crib in her own room. It used to be that we went to my parents to relax, catch up on sleep, etc. Now we go and David and I sleep horribly with Caroline in the room with us. She doesn’t sleep well either in the pack and play. I honestly don’t think it would be any different if she were in bed with us either. I know all you co-sleepers swear by it and love it, but it is totally beyond me how you ever do it. My hats off to you if you can make it work.
Caroline thoroughly enjoys the Emma soundtrack. She has a couple favorite pieces that she always stops and listens to when they come on. In fact, if we don’t turn the stereo on, she tells us to do so. She likes music.
Caroline got two teeth in ten days and we were all glad when they were here. She got the top right middle one and then one just to the left of the top middle. Not sure where the top left middle one is yet. We have finally figured out that when she wakes up in the middle of the night and is WIDE AWAKE and doesn’t show any interest in going back to sleep, it is because her tooth broke through.
Right now Caroline’s favorite toys BY FAR are whatever she can find in the recycling basket. Forget Fisher Price! Just give her empty boxes, catalogs and washed out plastic! I have a cute basket that sits on the floor in the kitchen. We use it to collect recycling which we then take out to the bins in the garage. The child is in HEAVEN going through that basket. I had stopped washing out a lot of plastic and such for recycling after I had her because I had to save time somewhere. Now that I have more time and have discovered what a thrill she gets from a cleaned out plastic I.C. Mocha cup, lid and straw from Panera, I’m washing everything just so she can play with it. We’ve also stopped emptying the basket every night and let it collect for a few days so she’s got a nice assortment of junk to play with.
Well, time for a cup of coffee while the little one naps.