Friday, June 20, 2008

Fav Foto Friday

(Is it sad that it seems the only posts I have time for are the FFFs????)
Isa B discovers that all her practice banging on tables finally pays off.......

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Finally some chompers

Isa B's two bottom teeth finally broke through last week. Today I could see one of the teeth sticking up over her gums, rather than just feel it in there. She doesn't seem to be any in pain. There wasn't any disruption to her sleep although she's not eating well right now. I'm really hoping that ALL of her teeth come through this smoothly!

Last night before dinner Isa was munching on Gerber stars when all of a sudden she just started wailing. All I can figure is that she bit her tongue, which hurts alot more now that there are sharp little teeth in the way. Am I a bad mom if I say that I found it somewhat amusing? She went from happy, happy, happy to totally distraught. And, of course, back to happy rather quickly once I took her out of the highchair for some love. She remained wary of those stars for the rest of dinner, though.

I must admit that while I revel in all of her milestones, I get teary-eyed with each one. I can't believe it's all moving so quickly. She's not going to be a baby for that much longer (yes, yes- I know she'll always be my baby). I just want to freeze her at this wonderful, cuddly, not fully mobile stage forever. Or at least for a little while longer......

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fav Foto Friday

What? You talkin' to me???

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Adventures in Hair-land

It's obvious by the photos here that Isa B isn't lacking in hair. She has TONS. The longest pieces are probably 4-5 inches when stretched out. The front is fairly soft, fat curls. The back is frizzier because she rubs her head around when she sleeps or during all her crazy rolling. It's drier than my hair but not as dry as some African hair. She definitely needs product of some sort everyday or it looks unkempt. Here is our (current) routine:

I only shampoo it maybe once a week or once every two weeks. On bath days (about every other day), I wet her hair and slather on a good conditioner. Right now I'm using a Dove conditioner for dry hair but when that runs out I think I'm going to look for something more specific to African hair. I comb through her hair with the conditioner in and leave it like that while she plays. Near the end of the bath, I rinse out the conditioner and put in a leave-in conditioner like Infusium.

On non-bath days I still wet her hair down a little to reset the curls and make it easier to comb through. I then add Carol's Daughter Hair Milk, focusing mainly on the back portion. I went to Sephora to check out the Carol's Daughter products since I'd heard rave reviews but also lots of mention of the scents of various products. It's true- the products are all heavily scented and oddly, the scents aren't unified. I highly recommend you go test them out before buying. The Hair Butter was WAY too intense for me (and I really don't have a sensitive nose). Another product smelled okay but was much greasier than Isa needs. The Hair Milk does a great job of defining the curls, even in the back, and making her whole head look nice and glossy.

Her usual style is simply two barrettes in the front. As a straight-haired Mama, I LOVE her curls so I like her to be fairly natural. But, her hair is getting super long now and I guess I need to start experimenting with other styles. It will go up into to little poofs now without any trouble (see below). I know she won't sit still long enough for braids. Plus, I'm much too inept with hair to make that work. I think I need to buy a few headbands and see if she'll leave those in. Any other style suggestions????