Friday, June 24, 2011


It's finally summer.  I can't wait to take Violet swimming.  I ordered her an awesome baby floatation device so she can float and I can hold her.  I think she's going to love it based on how much she enjoys her baths!

Violet has been exploring her environment.  Everything is new and interesting to her.

And unlike the cats, the flowers don't complain when you pull at them.
We took her to the baby swings but I think she's a little young.  She started crying right after we made this movie.

She went from hating tummy time to being a huge rolly polly that prefers to be on her tummy.  Changing a diaper on a squirming rolling infant is tricky!
 For Father's day we visited both grandpa's.

Violet is getting to be a lot more fun but she still isn't sleeping through the night.  On top of that, she is sleeping less during the day.  So overall it means for less sleep for mom.   She's at least consistently sleeping from 7 p.m. until midnight so I have my evenings back. Let's hope she starts sleeping through the night soon.

Monday, June 13, 2011

5 Months

Wow, time is flying.  Violet is so grown up now.  She is full of smiles for everyone (one of my friends called her a ham) and she's developing some fine muscle control with her fingers.  She's able to grab things pretty well and loves to rip out my hair.  She's sleeping for longer stretches at night which is great, but has been waking up for the day at 5:30 a.m. which is not so great.

I saw a 3 week old baby today and I just couldn't believe that Violet was ever that small.  I already can't remember it.  I feel like in a blink of an eye she's going to be starting kindergarden.

She continues to be a high maintenance baby. She gets bored really easily these days and so it's a challenge to keep her continually entertained, because if she's bored, she'll cry.  We used to be able to set her down for ten minutes on the activity mat and she'd entertain herself talking to the toys, but that already bores her.  It's back to carrying her 24/7 when she's awake.  I keep telling myself it's because she's so smart that she gets bored easily.  I have no idea if that's true but I have to console myself somehow.

I've had a couple late days at work where I've come home after she's asleep which has been hard.

Now for the pictures:

Instead of planting Violet, we planted lavender.

Violet turns five months:

Playing in her jumper:
And lastly, daddy being funny:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jumping Jumping

Violet is learning new skills everyday.  She has great head control now--she is no longer a bobble head.  She loves to stand and sit with assistance.  She continues to "talk" to us all the time.  She's finally old enough to enjoy the jumparoo.

 She can usually last a good 10-20 minutes in there.  Her legs aren't quite long enough though so she has to jump on a pillow.  It doesn't seem to slow her down.

Her feet have made it too her mouth and she loves to suck on her toes.  Kinda cute but kinda gross.

Violet hit the beach for the first time today.  It was too cold to stay for long but she did walk in the sand for the first time.

Currently we are in the midst of  "sleep training" because quite frankly, rocking her to sleep for an hour is getting old.  It involves some tears, but she's catching on pretty quickly.

More cute pics:
About to take a walk in the moby wrap.
At a friend's baby shower

Who knew she had enough hair?