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Photo again by our bestie, Bethany Nauert.
This seventh month of my baby Elsa's life has been pretty monumental. She's turning into a little big girl in front of our eyes. She is now sleeping at the low mattress setting in her crib (1) because she can now sit up on her own for about 20 seconds without falling over (2), we ditched the car seat/stroller combination and now have her strapped in to the stroller seat (3), she can hold up her bottle to her mouth on her own (4), she got her first tooth (5), and last night, she slept through the ENTIRE night for the first time (6)! We didn't have to get up once to give her back her lost pacifier, or change her diaper, and she slept from 7pm to 6:30! It was kind of amazing. I stuffed her cloth diaper with an extra gCloth insert for added absorbency and it totally worked. No more overnight disposables for us!
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One year later... I replanted our veggie garden! Nothing too crazy, just amended the soil and planted seeds for basil, swiss chard, baby greens, and carrots, and then one tiny little jalapeno plant in the corner. We'll see where this goes.
Posted by Liv at 2:55 PM
It's a good thing Jeff doesn't read my blog, because this post might make him mad. I really want to paint our living room. I know that actually means that I really want Jeff to paint our living room, which is probably why he's vehemently against the idea. I get it. It's a big room and I have weak unhelpful arms. The khaki green currently in the room chosen by the previous owners just doesn't do it for me though. I think it looks muddy and boring with the other strong neutral players in the room (the natural stone fireplace, the white trim, the honey wood floors, white ceiling) and it doesn't let our art pop on the walls. It's a ho-hum color.
Posted by Liv at 2:49 PM
So apparently our house was not secure because we had a breach. I had been hearing noises in our attic for about a month and they finally got scary enough for us to call an exterminator. They came and identified our house's points of weakness, sealed them up, and went critter hunting. They set up some traps (catch and release, not catch and murder) yesterday and said they'd be back on Monday. Awesome, except when we were watching a movie in the living room last night, we heard the snap and crash of the trap being activated and a poor little opossum inside. I didn't want him in there all weekend, even though the exterminator put a can of meow mix in the trap for him to eat and said they can live in a trap with no food or water for a week, because that's sad AND he was super noisy up there.
Posted by Liv at 10:41 AM
I don't think I ever posted about Elsa's baby book here, but it really does deserve a post. I found this one when I was pregnant and looking for the perfect baby book. There are SO many bad ones out there. Okay, maybe not bad, but boring or expensive. A baby's first book is so special and I wanted something perfect that would encourage me to fill it out and make into an heirloom for Elsa to keep always.
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A few well-intentioned commenters on Elsa's nursery tour mentioned (demanded) that her mattress should be dropped ASAP for fear that the baby would flip herself out of the crib at the height we had it. I sort of pish-poshed the idea at first because Elsa can barely sit on her own, let alone pull herself up to a seated position, but those comments got into my head! I was sleeping soundly last night when Jeff came in from the studio and dropped something heavy in the kitchen. I swore it was the baby flinging herself onto the floor and bolted out of bed and into her room. She was fine, but guess who got a crib modification today!?
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