Sunday, August 27, 2006

Swaddle Me


Alex in her new swaddling. As she is growing too big for the fabulous Miracle Blanket. I've been looking for another easy swaddle. This one is pretty successful and its nice and warm. Its a Kiddopotamus SwaddleMe.

Charity Shield


Ian fails to get Alex interested in the football on tv.

Photo Warning

Just a heads up. We are back from a week in Hilltown. We may have more than one or two photos to post! And I will get organised enough to do so very soon. Any day now. Honest.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Face and Fingers




A Hand to be Kissed


The Empress extends her hand to be kissed.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Fennel Tea and Big Bottom Burps

Oh the screaming this evening! And tears! Tears rolling down her cheeks. It wasn't a fun evening for Alex at all. We did all the usual calming things and nothing worked for more than five minutes at a time.

So we all ended up sitting in Alex's room. Ian was holding her sitting up on the changing mat as she cried and cried. It was the first time we've seen tears roll down her cheeks. It was awful. And then, suddenly, there was a huge fart and she filled her nappy. Immediately she was a different baby. All smiles and curiousity. The big book of What On Earth is the Baby Doing Now and Frances recommend Infacol for excess wind so I'll go and buy some tomorrow.

But while I was googling Infacol to see what it was I found a few people recommending fennel tea for baby's wind problems. And I had just run out of fennel tea a couple of days ago. Coincidence? Almost certainly. But now I'm going to have to add the wind problem to my letter to Prince Charles about the tea's amazing properties.

The bath Ian gave her was a big hit though. He took her out of the bath chair and held her in the water so she could splash around more. She really loved it and didnt mind when the side of her face was in the water when she turned her head until she got water up her nose. Well everyone hates that. No need to worry, we were very careful - Ian had a good grip on her all the time without exception.

Friday, August 04, 2006


Dublin visitors

Smiles





Now everything is funny!

Tears before bedtime

Today we tried to give Alex her first bottle of formula and today we saw Alex's first tears. She really didn't like the formula!

I did think she might take a bit of convincing but be ok with the formula. After all she has eaten Gaviscon off a spoon and Ranitidine from a syringe. But no, there were tears.

Also, and I didn't know this, but the first day of tears is also the first day of drool. Hurrah!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Chaise Photos


Alex, once again, modelling her ra-ra skirt.


Alex contemplates the radiator.


Alex finds her thumb while riding in the new sling. Nothing could be better.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Library card

Alex got her very first library card today.

One day soon she'll even take a book out. Perhaps next month.