Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bye Bye Bottles

We stopped the bottle feeding and went to sippy cups quite a while ago but we were holding on to that last night time feeding to make sure Izabel made it through the night without waking up hungry. We've been slowly decreasing the amount of milk each night with plans to get rid of it completely as soon as I go on Christmas break but Friday night as I was fighting with Izabel to get her to drink it I realized that if she doesn't take it willingly then why should I try? So since this past friday we have put her to bed with no bottle and up until last night she has been fine. Last night she woke up and had a hard time going back to sleep but she's getting her molars so that could be to blame as well. We're pretty happy to be done with the bottles! She still gets her binky but only in her crib and we're okay with that. We don't want to wean her from them just to turn around and pull them back out for Tanner. She'll have enough adjustments to get used to without being confused about why Tanner can have a binky but she can't! We'll work on those when I'm home over the summer. Until then we're going to be happy getting as much sleep as possible!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Weekend Update

On Thursday night we got Izabel her forward facing car seat. We got one that turns into a booster seat eventually so this will pretty much be her seat until she's ready to sit with a seat belt! Friday afternoon after she got up from her nap we went to run errands so it was her first time trying out the new seat. She was pretty cranky and she didn't know what to think at first but she adjusted pretty quickly!

It must not be that bad!
Friday night we had dinner at Red Robin with Jackie. We haven't seen her in a while and I haven't gotten to talk to her since she got back from Hawaii so it was nice to catch up! We had a great dinner and conversation and then we went over to Babies R Us to pick up a few things.

Saturday Izabel and I got started shopping early! We went to the bank, the gas station, to my Mom's and then to Pembroke mall. While we were at Kohls Izabel took her shoe off and dropped it somewhere. It disappeared seemingly forever since no one turned it in and they didn't find it while they were cleaning (how does that happen?) Then we went to Toys R Us where we picked out all of Izzy's presents. I am completely done shopping for her!

Sunday we did some cleaning around the house and then headed back to Kohls to return a couple things. Then we went to Best Buy and Carters (yay for having one so close now!) We had lunch together at Tropical Smoothie and then headed to Linens and Things to check out their going out of business sale (don't waste your time!) We came home and Izabel took a nap while I wrapped presents and then we made some Christmas cookies together while we waited for Noah to get home from his camping trip! Here are the picks and they came out pretty well!