02 February 2009

4 months and counting

Wow, January was quite a ride for us. I went back to work and Ruby went to daycare and my husband went back to midnights. Of course, I was back to work for about 3 weeks when I got laid off, so I'm back at home with Ruby again. We also all spent most of the month sick, from head colds and coughs, to me having mastitis and Ruby getting an ear infection, along with my husband dealing with not one, but two different boils. Needless to say, it was quite a rough month ... but it wasn't all bad!

Ruby started doing a LOT better with tummy time and is doing really well with rolling over. She's good when it comes to rolling from back to belly, but still needs more practice going from belly to back. I think the fluffy diapers and not nearly enough tummy time are the main reasons, so we'll work on more tummy time to help her out. Meanwhile, she's seems to be doing great with her hands, grabbing items and holding them - and EVERYTHING goes into her mouth. She's learned how to snatch our glasses off our face and loves when I do kissy noises on her hand. She also giggles when we kiss her belly during diaper changes. She smiles more than not anymore and has really learned how to make all sorts of racket, although she doesn't quite understand the indoor verses outdoor voice yet.

I think we are all really starting to get this family stuff down. My husband and I dropped her off at daycare one day and then came home to clean and it just felt strange not to have her around. She has become such a huge part of our life its amazing to think that just a short period ago it was just the two of us, and while I'll admit I miss some of the couple time my husband and I once had, I wouldn't trade what we have now for anything.

My sister and sister in law also came to visit (and I shamelessly stole the pictures from her blog). It was a nice, relaxing weekend for them to get to spend some time with Ruby.
And Ruby really enjoyed spending quality time with her aunts. She got a little spoiled of course, but isn't that what aunts are suppose to do?

Ruby continues to grow each and every day and is now into her 6-9 month clothes, its incredible. I get a little sad every time I have to put another outfit in the bucket because it just doesn't fit anymore. Good thing baby clothes are so inexpensive!


Cassie said...

Great photos! Ruby is so adorable. And you're right -- thank goodness January is over! February has got to be better, right?

My solution to the sadness at Andrew outgrowing his clothes is to make a quilt out of them. I'm already working on it. It's a good way to preserve them, I think!

Seachelle said...

I've been shameless too, from time to time...I will send all the pics from the weekend soon...so, it's not REALLY stealing. I hope you're having a good week...give Ruby hugs and kisses for us!

Richard Irwin said...

Rebecca--I was shocked and saddened that you were laid off. I have always enjoyed working with you and will miss you. I would like to stay in contact. If you would like to also, please e-mail me at irwin@ti.com or nedra3boysirich@aol.com. You, Ruby, and Matt will be in my prayers. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know.

Rich Irwin