Tuesday, February 16, 2010

An Update

I haven't been very good about blogging lately.  I feel like our lives aren't terribly interesting lately.  Due to yucky weather and Nathan being super busy at work, most days Fiona and I are stuck at home.  Fingers crossed, if things keep going well for Nathan at work then we will be purchasing a second car in the very near future.  I cannot wait.  We survived for a long time as a 1 car family and it worked well.  However, with Nathan working such long hours sometimes it's a struggle to just make it to the grocery store.

Fiona and I have been trying to stay busy to keep from going too stir crazy.  Miss G comes over during the week, which is nice because she and Fiona are actually starting to play together nicely.  It's funny to watch them jabber at each other and laugh.  Fi tries very hard to make G laugh.  She is quite the ham some days.  We spend most of our days playing in her car seat box though.  I cut some windows in it and we taped up some pictures inside and she thinks that is great fun.  She goes in there and sits and plays or reads.

Since Nathan has been working so much, he's often not home before bedtime during the week.  Fiona has figured out that if she wakes up in the middle of the night that Daddy is home, so she has been getting up a lot at night lately.  Luckily, she doesn't cry for Mommy in the middle of the night anymore.  Fiona cries for her Daddy at night now.  Unfortunately, Mommy usually wakes up and and has to kick Daddy so he goes to check on her.  Fi misses her Daddy when he's not home.  On the occassional night that he is home, she doesn't let him leave her sight. She follows him around the house and insists on reading 102 books with him.
Fiona's all time favorite toy is her doll these days.  She carries her baby around and rocks it and sings to it.  She's going to be such a good big sister.
I can't believe how much she grows and changes everyday.  She is very much a monkey and climbs everything.  She also figured out how to open our baby gate, so pretty much nothing in our house is safe.  She drags toys and boxes around to climb on so that she can reach high counters and shelves.  Part of me wants to tear my hair out and the other part is secretly proud at how creative she is about figuring things out.

Fiona has also been learning a lot more signs.  She still doesn't say a ton of words, but at least she is signing more and more.  Just this week she has started signing:  please, dance, music, and cookie.  I love it when she figures out a new sign because she gets sooo excited and uses it ALL day.  I've never been more tired than the day that she figured out how to sign dance.  We danced all. day. long.
That is pretty much our life lately.  Our big ultrasound is in 1 week from Thursday.  I'm so excited to find out if this is a girl or a boy.  Hopefully, baby will cooperate.  It's hard to believe I'm already almost 26 weeks pregnant.  This baby will be here before we know it.


Jessica said...

she's gotten so big! i guess we haven't seen her in a while. maybe soon.

Upstatemomof3 said...

My daughter gets up in the middle of the night to snuggle with Daddy too. And I have to wake him up or he will not hear her. Fiona is adorable by the way.