Thursday, July 9, 2009

Home again, home again, jiggidy jig jig

We made it home from our trip, and although we have somewhere in the ballpark of 500 pictures to document Laney's first Oregon adventure, I don't have the energy right now for a detailed saga of our journey. I promise to get to work this week to post more pictures. In short, we had a great time, Delaney was loved by all, and we're exhausted. Funny how vacations do that to you, huh?

We survived the plane rides, thanks to many nice and forgiving strangers, as well as everyone's advice. I nursed the girl like mad, we sang, dangled toys in front of her, and prayed. The flight there went reasonably well; the flight back was much trickier. That Laney girl likes to keep us on our toes. But it's over with, and it only gets better from here...I think.

Now that we're back home, we decided to transition Delaney into her crib at night, which is a whole *gulp* 10 feet away from our room. Who knew something as simple as that would be an emotional thing? As we closed the door to her room that first night, I wiped a few tears away, and Steve said in a bit of a sad voice, "This is just the first of many moments like these." What will we ever do when she goes off to college? We also started cloth diapers today, so wish us luck!

Delaney had her 4 month appointment today. She is doing altogether very well, and the doctor was floored by her strength, ability to turn over both ways, and determination to start crawling. Delaney is very tall (75th percentile) and thin (6th percentile). She can thank us later for those good genes! Because she's so tall but thin, the doctor wants us to start her on rice cereal through a bottle a few times a day. I'm wary about this; Delaney hates the bottle and we already have a battle of wills with napping and sleeping at night. Must we fight all day and night? But she needs some more meat on her bones as she is burning so many calories being so active so we'll give it a shot.

I guess that about sums up where we're at now. Here's one little picture from Oregon to tide over Delaney's fans. I realized that I never post pictures of Delaney and I, so this picture features both Dunlap girls. It was taken at one of my favorite places on the planet, Rasmussen Farms. Enjoy.

2 girls & 1 Delaney-sized sunflower


Momma Mary said...

Glad the trip went well- check your email.... i have some thoughts on the rice cereal....

kobbs said...

oh goody goody gumdrops

Megan said...

Hey, I've taken care of many babies who hate bottles and need to have cereal in the bottles. It'll be hard at first but it does get better. Hope she treats you nicely. Love you guys, Megan