Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Clingy Baby Nia

Nia's turned a corner and is suddenly very clingy. That's the reason why I haven't had much time to write. I want to cuddle and kiss her, but I also want to give her room to play, explore and (finally!) learn to crawl.

She's lunging a lot lately for things she wants but ends up face planting then rolling over to her back - poor baby! Regarding solids, she barely takes them from me (because she wants milk), but finished a jar and a half of sweet potatoes and applesauce the other night for our friend who babysat her. That night she slept the entire night without a peep; she usually wakes up at least once then we let her soothe herself to sleep.

Despite Nia's clinginess keeping me from blogging we've also been very busy with church commitments, Toastmasters and visiting friends. The good news is Mr. Love Bird passed his Series 66 last week and now we have more time for family.

I honestly just want the weather to warm up so we can spend more time outside, but unfortunately, our building's elevator has been out for over two weeks so I haven't been able to take Nia out in her stroller on the sunny days. We're near Riverbank State Park, and I'd love to go to the track and get some cardio in. I think my body's hanging onto to a last bit of chub around my middle while I breastfeed, and I want to it melt off already! Five more months of breastfeeding to go then I can work on weight loss for real. For now, I don't want to adversely affect my supply. 

I have a few more posts coming this week, but just wanted to give everyone an update on what's been going on!

And of course, I won't leave you without a picture of Nia. Here she is with her soul-searching eyes:


  1. My girl will be 7 months next week and she doesn't like it when I stray very far either. I've been practicing a back carry hoping she will like it enough so I can just cart her around everywhere.

    She's also iffy with the solids. I've found that she will open her mouth wide if I'm eating something too.

    Nia is a cutie. She looks like she's about to say something very profound in this picture.

  2. Congrats to your hubby for passing his exam! I'm also waiting for that sunshine to come out!

  3. Nia is just gorgeous. Congrats to hubby!!