Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fun days... usually

Ever since Cassidy was really little she liked to stand, it was difficult to get her to bend her hips to sit. Couple that with the fact that she isn't too keen about being on her stomach, though we tortured her anyway with tummy time. Those two facts lead me to think that she would definitely walk before she crawled. She's been cruising for a few weeks now. She's still fairly tipsy and when she wobbles too much she gets nervous and tentative and will only move if I offer her my hand. (She takes after me in the tentativeness department) She loves to go for walks if you take her hands. The knees don't really bend much when she's walking so she kind of looks like a soldier. This only further strengthened my hypothesis about the skipping crawling and going straight to walking. Well, I may have to admit my error on this one thing.
On Thursday Joe was listening to a message on speakerphone and Cassidy really wanted his phone. Being on her stomach, she grabbed the carpet fibers and pulled herself forward. Instead of using her knees she used the tips of her toes to help her move. It was really cute. And she goes at an angle. We've put her down to practice everyday but she still only goes about two feet before she's done. But she's getting it. Once she can get herself places she'll be more content I think. Not that she's not content but it must be frustrated to see something you want and not be able to get it yourself.
In the midst of all this new movement I have found that I really like the couch, as in laying on the couch, with a pillow and a blanket. I usually get to take a nap during at least one of Cassidy's daily naps. After feeding her and putting her down for a nap a wave of exhaustion usually overtakes me and I am out like a light. I am continually grateful that she naps so well and so often because I couldn't make it through the days otherwise. Couple that with the from-the-moment-I-get-up-to-the-moment-I-go-to-bed nausea I am not the most interactive mommy at the moment, or wife for that matter. Poor Joe (and Cassidy) But as it did while pregnant with Cassidy, this too shall pass, hopefully sooner this time. And yes, I am pregnant!!! Woo hoo. We are super excited. This time I am not finding out the sex so from now on the new baby will be called "the baby". The baby will be arriving in early January so this experience will be different from Cassidy who was a "full third trimester during the heat of summer" baby. Yeah about that difference. What else to say? Really excited! Already stockpiling diapers and wipes, making room change decisions, etc. Can't wait...

10 comments:

Christina Bess said...

Congrats on the second pregnancy! Seems round 2 of babies is still going on. How exciting for you guys.

Riesel Canizalez said...

YAY congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you guys...I love babies! (and mine isn't even here yet...hehe)

Marissa said...

Congrats!

Merilee said...

Woohoo! I'm so happy for you guys!:)

Julie said...

YEAH!!! December, I'm thrilled for you! NNot the nausea, but for "the baby" :) Congratulations. We Love You!

Sarah (Team Chilton) said...

Yay D. That's awesome! I was reading that and right when you said you were exhausted, before reading on, I just knew. I'm so smart. 2 is so much fun. Watch out though, baby #2 will be walking way faster (at least in our case...Silas can run now!, he started walking at 9 1/2 months..yikes). Asher was at the same pace Cassidy is right now. When we started putting toys just out of his reach, he started to learn to crawl (sort of).
Yay. I am so excited for you!

The Hills said...

Congrats on number two! Sometimes it's harder and sometimes it's easier. Get your rest when you can. I wish that you can "store" rest because I still need some with the three I'm chasing! I'm just glad I'm not preggers. Although having a baby in winter is WAY easier than summer.

Kim said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I don't think I could ever wait to find out the gender. So excited for you!

Stacy said...

Holy Cow December! I haven't been to your blog in forever because every time I did my internet went down (weird, I know, but it only happened with your blog). CONGRATULATIONS! I can't wait to tell Jon. Hey, we will be out for Ashilene's blessing in August... we MUST meet up!!!!

GayLynn said...

How exciting for you guys! Congratulations!!! Jonah sounds a lot like Cassidy in that he preferred to stand rather than sit and he hated tummy time. Now he's getting better at both and I think we may have a crawler after all. Just hopefully not too soon!