Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Just an update...

I went into work yesterday morning for a meeting and found this sign on my office door. Theresa has been filling in for me and changing the number of days each morning. Ha! It's nice to be missed.

Here's Lauren's new ride...



After hunching over to push around that little stroller in China, this one is a dream and I love it. It's a Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe Stroller in French Roast. It's very smooth, turns on a dime, folds up very easily, and has a huge basket for bags.

Speaking of bags, I think I have a little shopper on my hands...




Oh, and by the way...I didn't realize that motherhood meant never going to the bathroom along again...





Now there's two in there with me!

For an update on our Little Miss, she seems to be adjusted to the time here now. She's been napping by 1pm each day for about 1.5 hours and we've had her to bed by 9:30pm for the past five or so days. We are hoping to creep her bed-time up slowly until she's to bed by about 8pm. We'll see how that goes.

She's been letting us put her in the crib while awake now, but we need to stay in the room until she is asleep. If one of us tries to leave, there is hell to pay! I think at this point, we're just so happy with her progress so far that this is fine with us for now.

22 comments:

chicknboy said...

look at that smile on her!!! a lovely sight to see for sure. :)

yay for her getting on a pretty good schedule already. that is awesome!

we had to stay with Elizabeth until she fell asleep for quite some time too. more often than not, I'd end up falling asleep while waiting for HER to fall asleep. :)

Eliza2006 said...

Oh, and try having 2...I had to use the bathroom while holding one the other day!
Lauren is so cute and looks like she is a happy girl!

Tiffany

TimandKim said...

We have the same stroller, but in a different color. I love it. But at 4 1/2 now, she doesn't really need it. Darn.

Glad to hear Lauren is doing so well!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Love those bathroom pics! It's a rare day if I get to go by myself. It sounds like Lauren is adjusting well. I'm glad that bedtime is going good! She looks so cute with her shopping bags!

~Lynn

Carol said...

Donna that is so sweet that you are so missed at work...we never got any of that love..........:)

and I know about the bathroom...I think we hold family meetings while I'm on the toilet.....but let me walk in on one of them and the world ends.........LOL

kelly said...

She is so adorable! I love Lauren's smile, she looks so happy!

Carol said...

PS....wait until you slip up and start asking adults if they need to go potty.........LOL

Melissa said...

She is doing great!! So glad you are on a routine and sleeping has improved. Enjoy your 98 days home with Lauren!!

Bobby said...

She looks so happy. What a beautiful little girl!

Anne said...

It's great to see her looking so happy!
Yep, you can kiss getting any privacy in the bathroom goodbye for a while!

Diana said...

You will realize soon not to even shut the door while you are in there:)
Lauren has a BEAUTIFUL smile!!! Her whole face lights up!!!

Donna said...

I remember those days so well! Is Lauren "helping" you by handing you squares of toilet paper? Mine did that until I put a gate up across the doorway! :)

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Kayce said...

That smile is just to precious!!

Doreen said...

Is that the same Lauren you met just a few short weeks ago? She looks like she's been a part of you forever! Bravo for Lauren, Joe and Donna!!!!!
She really is delicious!I feel like kissing those cheeks from here!
Doreen in Montreal single mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Ani said...

Is this really the same child we saw a few weeks ago - she has blossomed! God bless her, always.

About the privacy thing - yeah, you got it right. I don't think you'll ever, ever have a moment of peace from now on (and isn't it wonderful?)

amyinbc said...

Welcome to Motherhood and the shared bathroom ;) Lauren looks so happy and seems to be settling in so well. I am so happy for you all!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Looks like Lauren is doing sooo well..
LOVE her smile..
Love the new ride..
Have a great weekend...
Hugs..

Kristy said...

I am just so happy that everything is just perfect just like Little Miss is. I love the stroller and oh yes motherhood does mean never getting to do anything alone ever again!!!!

Love, Kristy

OziMum said...

Great work with the bedtime routine!!!

Yep... no more quiet toilet breaks!!!

Hey! Do you have Pumpkin Patch there?!!! I always send pumpkin patch as gifts to the US, coz I didn't think you had it there!!! Aaahhh... Lauren, a "shopper" girl after my own heart!!!

Heather said...

You will never pee by yourself again OR eat an uninterrupted meal.

amyinbc said...

How sweet it is that your co-workers are counting down the days till you are back :) You are obviously loved at work!

Wanda and Geoff said...

Donna, it is so wonderful to see Lauren adjusting so well! I'm so happy for your family! It's nice to missed at work too... but I'm sure you will have a rough first day back! LOL!

So happy for you!
Wanda