Thank you to everyone who left me a comment concerning Melody. I appreciate the advice and encouragement. I am still not sure if she has colic. Some people say that she sounds like she does and others have said she doesn't. If you go by the colic rules with her crying frequency, I would say she does. Next week is her 2 month doctor's appointment, so I plan on talking to the doctor about this. It seemed to have peaked when she hit 1 month old. During the day, she cries during the times that she is awake. I can deal with it during the day. She usually sleeps during the night, but she has off nights like last week. It's a vicious cycle, 2-3 good nights and then a bad night.
After my post last week on Thursday, she was fine on Thursday night and Friday night. Then on Saturday night, she cried until 4:30am. DH takes over on Friday and Saturday nights. Every Friday, I look forward to DH coming home from work. After dinner, I close the door to the office/guest room and no one is allowed to bother me, not even the dogs. We have a Aero Bed (air mattress) set up in there so I sleep there on Friday and Saturday nights. DH sleeps there Sunday-Thursday nights, so he can get uninterrupted sleep. Sundays are a let down because it's my turn again and I don't know if it's a good night or a bad night.
We went over to our friend, Rose's, loft on Saturday night for pizza. It was so nice to get out of the house! Melody was pretty good and only fussed and cried a little. Of course, she had a bunch of people taking turns holding her, so that helped.I baked these Espresso Chocolate Shortbread Cookies for dessert. Everyone seemed to like it and Rose's husband, Marc, commented on how he liked the fact that it wasn't too sweet. It goes well with a cup tea or coffee. I think these taste better than plain shortbread cookies.
The recipe is from Baking: From My Home to Yours. It's a wonderful book with a ton of recipes and stories to go along with the recipes. I often read it before bed time. Am I the only that reads cook books and baking books in bed? You can also find the recipe online, HERE. The technique of rolling out the dough in a ziplock bag is pure genius. It was so easy to cut out uniform sized cookies.Rose got Melody this cute long sleeve onesie. Gifts and Pizza, what a great hostess.This is Veronica. I have featured her on the blog many times before. She was just a wee babe back then. I can't believe how grown up she is. She is Rose's grand daughter and my friend, Jen's daughter.I think this picture is funny. She and her dog, Willow, are sitting next to a crying Melody while watching a They Might Be Giants DVD. It was sweet that they showed concern for Melody.
I even managed to cast on for a new project this past weekend. A top down raglan sweater for Melody. I got the yarn from Rhinebeck last year. It is so soft! The yarn is called Marshmallow by Decadent Fibers. I love the color.