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.