Lucy officially weighs 14 pounds now. My big girl! I can't even wrap my head around the fact that she used to be half the size she is now. It's amazing! Today was a bummer though in that it was a immunization day...boo. I hate them. Lucy is always so happy and cooing, sitting on my lap, and them BAM two shots in each leg! Poor baby. I decided, along with with Lucy's pediatrician, that we are doing a rolling immunization schedule. We break them up since four shots at once really seems like a lot for a tiny baby and my doctor was totally on board for it. Lucy was such a trooper, after the initial shock she was a total doll and didn't cry for the rest of the morning. I do find that nursing her immediately after the shots, whether it is feeding time or not, really calms her down.
After the doctor's appointment we headed off to eat bacon and cheese scones at the tiny coffee shop around the corner, and then headed to Mother Natures, a totally granola baby shop in downtown Portland, (which means it is right up my alley). I have to write a blog post about my transformation from "material girl" to "crunchy mama" because I'm taking this green baby thing all the way. Once I started cloth diapering, the rest of the green, organic, eco-friendly lifestyle just seemed like the way to go. I mean, why not? When I get on a bandwagon I REALLY get on it. Read later on this week to see just how far I'm taking being green (to Rob's dismay, he had no idea he married a hippy! ha!).
At Mother Natures I bought another Bum Genius 3.0 (love these), a couple teethers from Nattursutten since Lucy is really big on just nomming on anything and everything. I wanted to buy more than one diaper but they were out until next week, lucky for me I'm off work next week so I'll be making another trip out there. Love that store!
Now we're just taking it easy for the rest of the day. She's fast asleep on my bed and I'm doing some laundry (when am I NOT doing laundry?). I'm hoping she feels up to a jaunt down the block in the stroller later since the weather is beautiful today, but we'll see how she feels.
Don't forget to ask questions!
"Go gentle ... into the green."
-Charles de Lint, Into the Green