Monday, February 10, 2014

{she}...this week.

i, sarah, solemnly swear to be a better blogger...
man, if i blogged as much as i think about blogging, i lot. sorry, it's kind of late and my brain is a bit mushy.
but really, i've been thinking about what i want this blog to be and what purpose i want it to serve for me, and it's really about my kids - remembering where they are RIGHT NOW, as individuals. so i'm going to commit to writing a bit about each of them every week - probably one blog post for each of them because i feel like miss lorelei often gets a bit overshadowed by her brother, who's doing so much all the time, while she just sort of takes it in.
so, without further ado, here's what the littlest of us is up to:


i can't believe how different she is from finn - she's totally willing to hang out and explore things on her own for what sometimes seems like ages while i'm getting dinner ready or doing a load of laundry. she's perfectly content most of the time and has such focus on whatever she's checking out. it's phenomenal to see. she's ENCHANTED by her brother, giving him the lions share of the belly laughs and giggles that she's full of to him. it's so freaking heartwarming to see, sometimes i feel like a hallmark after school special. we got an iphone a couple of months ago and i'm just one of those crazy parents with tons of photos and videos of her kids now. see, here are some:

and here's an entertaining video from a while ago now - thanksgiving or christmas, maybe?

lorelei is tipping the scales at a whopping 20.2 pounds - the 100th percentile, i might add. she has THE BEST THIGHS in the world - the BEST. i can't get enough of the rolls on this girl. her eyes are this really awesome blue/gray/green that seems to change every other day, and her eyelashes are just growing and growing and growing. i'm a little afraid of what she might do with those eyelashes some day.

god, at this age, everything is a headline:
she's sitting up!
she's eating solid food!
she's ticklish (that's been a fun discovery!)

oh, the solid food thing is so fun. we did purees for about a minute and a half, but this girl wants REAL food - like whatever is on my plate, not mush. so she's been chowing down on whatever we're eating - had falafel with tzatziki a few days ago and looooved it. it's so much easier than purees, and she's having WAY more fun making a huge mess of herself. luckily, we have a dog, so the floor isn't completely covered in food, despite her best attempts.

now, it isn't all peaches and cream 100% of the time. we were ice skating today and she was very demanding that i feed.her.NOW! in the middle of the pond. that took a bit of finagling. but yesterday, she hung out for an hour while i snowshoed with an awesome group of women.

we did have to do a bit of "sleep training" with her because i was getting really cranky and she was in bed with us, waking up every 2-3 hours, soaking through and generally disrupting not only our sleep, but hers and oftentimes her brother (and BELIEVE ME, you don't want to wake that sleeping giant). god, i remember writing a blog post back in the day about never being able to let finn cry it out. guess what - it works. as much as it sucks, and as high as i'm sure my blood pressure was, she's sleeping in her own bed now and consistently wakes up once a night to eat, then goes right back down. she's happier, we're happier, she wakes up with a diaper that isn't wringing wet at 3am. win, win, win. it was the right decision for us and for her.

i'll see you all again later this week with a finn update. it's been so long, i hardly know where to start.

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