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Take that gender stereotypes

So a nice quiet Saturday afternoon and Katie and I decided to be productive. First we take a bunch of old stuff to goodwill and then we come on home. Now Katie has been on a tech kick for a bit and decided to buy some Nest thermostats. Tara has been a bit antsy today and saying she was bored so I decided she needed some special daddy daughter time so we spent the afternoon baking chocolate chip cookies while Katie installed all the Nests.
So if that says anything about husband and wife roles in society, it says I like cookies more then technology.

And then Norah peed on us.
Now it’s definitely time for cookies.

Bum Bum Balm

Ok… So as I seem to remind people in many of my recent posts, we cloth diaper.  Now with Tara we never had any real issues with diaper rash.  Everyone once in a while she would get a little red, but a tiny bit of vasaline would fix it up.  Well this wasn’t the case with Norah this week.  I am kind of curious if it is because of how stiff the cloth diapers are getting from being line dried.  I am wondering if that is rubbing her a bit raw.  But anyways, so one hard thing about cloth diapers is that you can’t just use any old diaper rash cream.  Because of this I didn’t put anything on Norah’s bottom and just tried to let her air it out. Well that wasn’t cutting it.  I remembered I had been given some Bum Bum Balm a while back and decided to use some last night. My logic was I could strip the diapers if need be but I really needed to make her bottom better. Well when I changed her this morning her bottom looks so much better. I started wondering then about the Bum Bum Balm and what I would need to do to strip the diapers.  Well I looked on their website and this stuff is ok for cloth diapers. Yippy.  No stripping the diapers, it is helping the rash and it is all natural. Me likey.

3 months

3 months ago today Norah was born. I can’t believe she is a quarter of a year old. Time just goes by so fast. I am lucky and at least for now she sleeps through the night. Now I am not talking about textbook sleeps through the night which is only 6 to 8 hours. I am talking from 8pm to 7am (11 hours). Sometimes she even goes down earlier then that. Of course some days we are up at 6am instead of 7, but that is much better then middle of the night feedings. Of course as a result of this she doesn’t want to nap all that much in the day.

Other then that she is just one big girl (almost done with the 3-6 month clothes). Oh and she drools a whole lot. Tara did not drool that much, while Norah will soak clothes if she isn’t wearing a bib.

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Tara’s classroom

So Tara is really starting to have an active imagination. She has been having fun making us all part of a birdie family. She is baby bird. I am mommy bird and Norah is weenie bird (blame my mom for starting that one).

But the real reason I am sharing all this today is because she turned part of her playroom into her classroom and her stuffed unicorn is supposedly the teacher.

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Poor little one

So Norah had her two month well child checkup last week. She weighed and measured in nice and big as usual (90 to 95th percentile for girls). The problem was she had a cold. So our doctor and I agreed to postpone her vaccines by a week. We didn’t want to confuse a fever from the cold with a fever from the vaccines. Well today we went in for just a vaccine clinic appointment. She got her two shots (DTAP/HIB/IPV and Pneumococcal Prevnar) and then it was time for her oral vaccine (Rotavirus). Well the nurse had gotten just a bit in when she started to throw up everywhere. Now I don’t remember if I blogged about this, but a few weeks ago we had an incident of her randomly throwing up and went into urgent care. They never figured out what the trigger was. So today our doctor came on in and checked her out to make sure there was nothing wrong, and there wasn’t anything. We even hung around for a bit just to make sure. So it now seems that Norah just has a really strong gag reflex. So we will try again at her 4 month appointment to give her the Rotavirus vaccine.

Of course since coming home she has ended up in a whole lot of pain from the vaccines and was crying for a while and now she is finally down for some sleep.

Oh and you might have noticed I keep saying our doctor. This is because we use a family medicine doctor instead of a pediatrician. This allows all of the family to share the same doctor. We have really loved this. She always makes sure to check that all of us are doing well. There has been multiple times now where we have been there for one kid and ended up having something checked out for another one of us. We also just like our doctor. Dr. Kristina Smith at the Palo Alto Medical Center rocks!