Archive for August, 2010

4th August
written by bob

Ok, so it has been a while since our last post. Yeah…I know what you’re thinking, “Bob & Katherine aren’t too frequent in the blogging arena.” Well, you’re right but in our defense, we are first-time parents adjusting to life with a 4-month old. While the adjustment was abrupt in the beginning, it has become a bit easier as time goes on.

It’s hard to believe but our Guilliana is now 16 weeks old!

G standing tall!

G showing off her Canada Bear!

For whatever reason time seems to move so quickly now with her. Just the other night Katherine and I were discussing ‘gone are the days where G slept on our chest’. She’s even graduated from the pack-n-play in our room and sleeps in her ‘big girl’ crib in her own room. At first we were a bit leary of moving her since one always has worrisome thoughts when she wasn’t in sight. But, that was just something we, as new parents, had to get accustomed to. There was something comforting about having her in our room with us. Let me assure you, things are just fine now…we have baby monitors! ;)

I would honestly say, at this point, the toughest period we’ve had was the first four weeks. Having to get up every 2 hours for feedings was rough! I’m not kidding. We are both used to sleeping until whatever time we want on weekends. Now…our sleep schedule is dictated by our daughter. However I have to say that from the time that she was 4 weeks old, G was sleeping 6 hours a night. Now that’s something we were able to cope with. I can easily live on 6 hours of sleep however Katherine, in the other hand, requires at least 8. Of course she has learned over the past 4 months to live on less and, I should say, she has adjusted well!

Fortunately our saving grace with G’s sleeping pattern is that she takes after the two of us! On any given night she usually sleeps a minimum of 9 hours but, like last night, she slept 11.5 hrs! Can you say, “WHOO HOO!!”. Let’s hope she keeps her nightly minimum of 9 hours sleep up and we won’t complain one bit.

Guilliana is now completely supporting her head and wants to constantly sit up and see what’s going on around her! G is also now standing albeit with our ‘balance’ help for about 5-6 minutes at a time. She loves it! She is actively engaged in ‘conversation’ with us and certainly likes to talk. Her ‘coos’ and ‘squeals’ are comforting and enjoyable to listen to all day! Last weekend while entertaining her with my various ‘fart’ noises, she giggled! It was the one of the most incredible noises I have ever heard in my life! It was magical! I laughed and cried at the same time. Believe me when I say, ‘there is nothing like the laughter of your own child(ren)!’ Enjoy this video of my conversation with Guilliana.

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