Archive | May, 2008

Busy Weekend

23 May

Last weekend we decided to escape the heat here in Pasadena (temps hovering around 100 degrees!). So, on Saturday we went to see our friends Stefanie, Henry and Holger in Santa Monica.

Papa, Alex, Stefanie & Henry

Henry was curious about Alex and seemed to want to play with her not realizing that she’s just a little squat…

Henry & Alex

While Alex was doing some tummy time on their fun mat.

Alex doing tummy time

We then went to the beach in Malibu for lunch and on a fun little hike in the Santa Monica Mountains at the Peter Strauss Ranch park.

On Sunday it was still hot so we took a drive around Big Tujunga Canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains. Kiddo was really fussy the whole way and finally fussed so much that it was lunch time so we stopped at a nice picnic area in the canyon.

Big Tujunga Canyon

And then we went swimming at our friend Rae’s house. This was Alex’s first time in the pool. I tried to get her in slowly but then Doug said, “Give her to me!” and put her in up to her waist. After a minute or so she really started liking being in the water and now even likes taking a bath!


Get a load of this…(Breastfeeding at 8)

16 May

So, the other day I was looking up something about getting babies to sleep better and came across this video on Youtube.

What’s this kid gonna do when she hits puberty? I mean, is she going to nurse at mom’s breast every time a boy breaks up with her?

What do you all think about this????

One thing you should never offer…

13 May

Okay. So recently I’ve been taking Alex to different play groups and such just so that I can get out of the house and connect with other moms. Generally it’s really fun and I’m meeting a lot of new people, many of whom are really cool.

Yesterday, though, was something else.

I went to a babywearing playgroup I had heard about from someone in my breastfeeding support group. Alex was a little fussy getting out of the car (heaven forbid, the car had stopped!) and was a little upset being put into my homemade mei tai baby sling.

As I was getting toward the group, one woman came up to me and said,

“You should nurse her.”

Well, nursing is such a thing for us. I have a low milk supply and it’s taken Alex a few weeks to get back into nursing since we had to introduce the bottle. To which I replied,

“Um.. Well, I don’t really nurse her.” (Not wanting to get into a lengthy discussion about our routine of nursing-bottle-pumping.)

Her reply, “I’ll nurse her for you.”


I didn’t have the guts to say this but this is what I was thinking….


Instead I just looked at her and said, “I don’t think so.”

Geez, some people are just so clueless!

My days are filled with…

8 May
  • Changing diapers
  • Pumping milk
  • Nursing (if & when we can)
  • Washing bottles
  • Soothing a colicky baby
  • Napping when possible

I never thought it’d happen to me, but I feel like I’ve become consumed with all things kiddo and that my mind has gone to mush…

Playing in the Poppies

1 May

On Sunday we went to see the California Poppies at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve. It was a great escape from the Pasadena heat (almost 100 degrees on Sunday) and the raging Sierra Madre wildfire which happens to be just a few miles away from our apartment.

Alex at 9 weeks — before our trip

Mamma & Alex

Pappa & Alex

Poppy Montage