Thursday, February 25, 2010

Coos

Alexa has become quite the little talker lately.

video

Hopefully the video thing works.... I've never put one up, so we'll see. She also doesn't seem to have the typical first child camera love. She's interested in it, but stops doing whatever she was doing to look at it. Thus, getting this video was hard. Just ignore me talking in it, please.

Besides talking a lot more, nothing much has changed around here. As you may notice, I'm blogging at 1:15 am, so obviously Alexa still stays up all night and sleeps all day. At least she sleeps one long period (like 5-7 hours) so I can still get a good amount of sleep, even if it is at a really odd time. I haven't been very productive otherwise though. It's hard to be motivated to clean or do homework in the middle of the night, especially when trying to keep the baby quiet so Mike can get sleep for his classes.

Speaking of classes, our history class ended today, so I only have independent study classes left! Yay! Mike still has a full semester, although this will make his schedule a lot easier because it gives him built in time to work in the lab. We really are going to finish school this year, this time! We promise! We'll both be done in June, and Mike will be walking in April. This time, nothing is going to stop us! We both are doing well health-wise for once, and we really want to get into the real world and have a real job/income now that we have a baby, so the motivation is really there! Family is the best motivator out there!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Smiles and Laughs

So this isn't quite her full smile, but they're always really quick so they're hard to capture on camera. I'll keep trying though. Anyways, Alexa has started smiling at us when we entertain her, and even laughed once this week! We have no idea what she was laughing at since she was staring at the wall at the time, but it was exciting anyways!
This wasn't her first bath, but I felt a bath picture was necessary...

As you can see, she can be quite the bed hog, but at least she'll lie there quietly while we get dressed and put away laundry and things like that.

I just thought this one was cute :)

And Mike, once again multi-tasking. Who says you can't feed a baby and look things up on a lap top? Oh, and he wanted me to mention that in the last post, he also has a controller in his hand that's holding Alexa.
Our sleeping schedules have gotten all messed up thanks to our little bundle of joy. She's taken to sleeping all day and staying up all night, and we haven't quite figured out how to fix that. We've tried to keep her awake during the day, or at least wake her up often enough that she should be tired at night, but that hasn't really worked so far. Babies can sleep through pretty much anything, we've decided. The worst part of it is that around 6 or 7 in the morning she usually has a tantrum, which isn't that bad except that it's for no reason at all, lasts at least half an hour and the person with her is going on very little sleep since she hasn't gone to sleep yet. Hopefully she'll get over this soon, though, so we can have a little more sanity!