Well last Saturday (2/16) we had a very fun time at the Mall of America. Kirra and I met up with my high school friend who also had a baby, just a few weeks younger than Kirra. Kirra just loved the stroller, and now that she can see more, had a fun time looking around at everything. Sunday (2/17) Jason, Kirra, and I continued our adventure to Rosedale Mall and babies R Us. We looked at baby clothes, and we bought new glass bottles. (With the scare of BPA leaching into baby bottles, we’re not taking any chances.) Finally on Presidents day, I took Kirra to see my old co-workers at the Marriott, and then we went and saw Summer’s new baby in Wyoming, MN. Gosh we were busy! Back when Kirra was just 2 or 3 weeks old I joined a group called “New Parent Connection” at the hospital. It was a chance for other new moms (and dads… although they never come) to meet with each other, and talk about what is going well, what isn’t going well, and offer each other tips and advice. Well all of us mom’s had to go back to work, so we exchanged emails, and are now meeting up with each other every other week. It’s really nice to meet other people, and have friends that are in the same place in life as you. All of our children are about the same age, and for those of us who live close to each other our kids will most likely go to school together. Kirra is just a happy go-lucky baby who occasionally has her moments, but don’t we all??? She sleeps in her own room/crib, and goes to sleep usually about 9pm, 9:30pm, and will sleep straight thru until about 7:00-8:00am. We’re extremely lucky!
Well I think we’re finally out of the sub-zero temperatures, or at least for now we are! We didn’t dare go anywhere with Kirra when it was sooo cold out, but now we’re back to normal. Went to Super Target today, and walked around the produce section with Kirra in a seated position facing out. This is by far her favorite when she is awake, but there are only so many laps you can take around the living room and kitchen!!! (My limit is 56 laps!) So we looked at all of the producce, and I would hold up flowers, and artichoke, and cucumbers, melons, etc and tell her about them. She thought it was pretty cool, and I didn’t get bored either, so that was helpful!
Kirra is on Formula now. It was just time for us to stop breastfeeding, and that’s ok. She got about 3 months worth, and that is A OK with me :). We like the Parent’s Choice formula from Wal-Mart. It’s not clumpy, and it’s not foamy at all like Enfamill is! (We still have sevral coupons, and samples, but thats ok).
Other than all of this we’re all doing great! 🙂 Only 6 more weeks of winter! Woo Hoo for jogging with her in our running stroller! I’m training for a 10 mile race at the end of May… ok, I WILL be training…. once it warms up just a little bit more 🙂