Thursday, October 25, 2007

Four months old today!

Murphy is four months. She celebrated by going to sleep last night at 7:45 (Mom shortly after) and woke up at 2:00 for a bottle, back to sleep around 2:45 and woke up for the day at 6:30 or so. The previous night's lack of sleep caught up with her.

It takes her a while to wake up. She moans and sighs and stretches and makes lots of noises. But when she wakes up, she's a happy camper.

She didn't take a very long nap this morning. It takes us pretty much all morning to get ready ourselves, get her ready, feed her, get her back to sleep, and then get ready for dinner. We organized our room a little while she was sleeping. She likes to sit in her carseat ONLY while we're downstairs. Either in the dining room or in the sitting room. She's so content but the minute we come upstairs she wants out. Dinner was a potato soup with rice (and chicken for Rob) and some sort of spinach thing for me. They know I don't eat meat so I get lots of sauteed vegetables and lots of spinach. We also had avacodos (Rob didn't care for them). I don't mind them but I HATE guacamole. Right, Donna? :)

Before lunch we walked to Pepe Ganga which is a store with lots of baby stuff and now lots of Christmas stuff (made in every country other than Colombia). We saw a Dominos Pizza and a McDonalds on the way.

Yes, I'm very excited about this. So is Murphy, as you can tell. I wonder what the people at McDonalds would say if I asked for two hamburgers, no meat!

After dinner we came up to our room and thought she'd take a nap. Little do we know yet. She drank part of her bottle so fast it ran down her chin. She didn't even have her mouth closed. I think she was hungry and tired. So she finally fell asleep and I took a short nap while Rob checked his email. The maid was cleaning the room next to us and Rob said she was really loud. Then the phone rang and woke her up completely. It was Cecelia telling us she was on her way over. She said that we will meet the attorney tomorrow at 9:30 and then will go to Pisingos at 10:30 to meet with Murphy's caregivers. She said that our meeting with the Defendor of Minors isn't until November 6. We were really disappointed about that. Usually it happens the week after you get your baby. But the D of M is going to be gone next week so they pushed it back. I don't know why they just didn't assign us to another D of M, but whatever. After Cecelia left, I tried to get Murphy back to sleep. She fell asleep fine but as soon as I layed her down, voila...wide awake. So Rob took her and she fell asleep again and didn't wake up when he layed her down. It's been 40 minutes now so I think she's out. Hopefully since it's a later nap she'll be awake longer tonight (and sleep through the night!).

She still likes the TV.

You'd think they're watching something really interesting. I think it's a Spanish version of Sponge Bob Square Pants called "The Cubidos".

Rob rigged up a bouncy seat for her.

She really is a good baby. We know when it's feeding time, she's only pooped twice (Rob about ran away when he was changing her diaper and figured that one out), we just know she doesn't like to be up on your shoulder and she'd prefer to face out, even when you're trying to feed her. She has wandering eyes.

So we are enjoying life as a family. As we get more settled in I'll take more pictures of our surroundings so you can see how we're living. Until then, one more picture of us. There are more on Flickr.


denita said...

I hope you keep doing these daily "reports" Dana -- I love them. I check for one every chance I get.


hippiescrapper said...

It is a wonderful kind of tired!! It means your a parent! She is so cute! Keep us upadate!


Anonymous said...

Hi, I had to go to Wall today and didn't get home until 5:30, then I had to go pick grandpa up. (He was at his favorite place on main street) I couldn't wait to get home and check the blog! It sounds like everything is going good and you all look so happy! Grandpa had to take new pictures to work today and show them off, everyone thinks you are beautiful Murphy. Thanks for all the wonderful pictures, we look forward to them everyday. Our love to all of you.
Grandma and Grandpa Lewis.

Anonymous said...

I almost forgot, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MURPHY!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Murphy!!
I must say that her looking at Rob in the last picture posted here made me laugh for an hour. Josie asked what was wrong and wondered what Bob did to make her mad? (Yes she meant Rob, and was not thrilled with me correcting her). She is very beautiful and in some ways looks very much like you Rob. Maybe its the facial expressions. HA HA! But all kidding aside she is a perfect fit to your family and you all look so happy. I hope things continue to go smoothly for you and we look forward to meeting and spending some time with you Murphy.
Lots of Love -
Jamie, Jason, Jacob, Josie and Jaci, (and Chip) the new puppy!

Danielle said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful family you are and your story is amazing, inspiring and best of all with a happy ending/new beginning!
I work with Christy and she gave me the link to your blog - it's been a lot of fun to read and see your pictures . . .lucky Aunt Christy:) Best Wishes - Danielle

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! I'm so happy for the two of you. You'll be old hands at the parenting thing by the time the three of you get home. She's so beautiful and so lucky to have the two of you as parents. I have to say that because my girls think the world of the two of you. Love your updates - keep them coming. And yes, I have been missing my extra guacamole. Take care, Donna

Karen said...

You must go to Jacques and get a chocolate filled croissant (except they are shaped like squares). I hope you can eat eggs and butter because their stuff is loaded with it.
Love the pics, all those baby leg rolls makes you want to just kiss those legs all over!!! What a cutie pie!! And, how is it that babies know how to chill on the sofa with their dads? What an awesome time for you right now, keep enjoying all the little things.
Love, Karen

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you guys. What a great picture of your family. Murphy is so beautiful. I love the look she's giving Rob. She's already got the "what you talking about Dad" look down. They are so fun to watch at that age. I can't wait to see you guys when you get home. I'll keep reading your postings to find out how your doing. Congrats!
Amy H

Starfish said...

Ha, we ate at both the Dominos and McDonalds there! Glad you're hanging in there - it will get better soon- everyone I know didn't feel well at first - combination of stress, anxiety, change in altitude and air quality. Don't worry about the traffic, it's actually better than here in NY and the street vendors are harmless, just ignore them. Murphy is so adorable - what an angel in all of those pics. Your story brings back such great memories!