Monday, May 24, 2010

Adventures with the Little

We had a big day yesterday. Of course, any day that we leave the house is a Big Day. We took the Little on her first trip to Target. The store is only a couple miles away from our new house. I put her in the sling and she went right to sleep before we even got from the parking lot into the sore! I went to get her a pacifier to use in the car. At first I said I was not going to give her a pacifier, but she cries so piteously in her carseat sometimes... and I don't know what I'm going to do when I have to be the one driving and she's alone in the back seat. I'm going to have a nervous breakdown if she starts wailing I think! Well, hopefully not because I can give her the paci and hope that keeps her calm. The internet recommended a Soothies pacifier for breastfeeding babies because it's shaped most like a nipple. When I first stuck it in her mouth she made a face like what the heck is that?! It took her a little while to get the hang of sucking on it, and she still can't keep it in her mouth. But we're going to keep working on it.

After that we drove across town to go to the Whole Foods and see that Babies documentary. Here is the trailer:

I put the babe in the sling again and she slept through Whole Foods and our lunch from the hot food bar there. Some guy came up to me in Whole Foods and asked me whether I'd heard about the baby sling recall. I've heard about it, but it's only for a couple of duffel bag style slings where the baby can't get air and some babies suffocated. My sling allows the baby's head to be out so she can breathe. I would never put the Little in a sling where you couldn't see her face! But I felt like that guy was kind of judging me for having her in a sling.

Anyway, after that we went to the theater and Avery nursed and slept through the whole movie. It was pretty cute (the movie, not the baby). There is no dialogue, just video footage of the four babies during their first year of life. The baby is still too little really to take her out and about... she's just so tiny still and bewildered by everything, and needs to nurse so frequently. Maybe in a few weeks it will be easier!

Doesn't she look like a little doll in this picture?! So precious.

And she's started smiling at us now! It's tough to get a smile out of her, but when she does her whole face lights up. It's so adorable. I can't wait to see more of her personality develop.


The Wino said...

she's so cute!

The Wino said...

that pic with her on your shoulder is too cute. she gets cuter every day! ;)

Chris said...

We started using the Soothie about two weeks ago. I went to Target and bought just about every kind of newborn pacifier they had, and the Soothie was the only one she liked (and she definitely likes it). She doesn't keep it in for more than a few minutes at a time, but really calms down when sucking on it.

Funny enough, I was taking her to Target REALLY early (within the first two weeks!). I was paranoid someone would cough on her or something, so I steered the stroller way away from everyone in the store... Living in the city like we do, the baby goes out a lot, and, knock on wood, has done great so far (she just sleeps in her carseat/stroller). She also did TWO 10 hour car rides (a few weeks apart)!

Smiling and cooing has been very sporadic, but I'm hoping to see those behaviors more and more as she ages.