Friday, December 20, 2013

6 Months

At six months:

- You have a fake laugh, sounds more like a cough.
- Flat smile (particularly your bottom lip is straight and you can see your bottom gums)
- Started eating rice cereal
- Had your first bite of carrots (December 3rd). It was a necessity because your started rejecting the rice cereal.
- Celebrated your six month birthday by going to the doctor and confirming that you were sick, red ears and "the bug." Mom thought your throat was hurting you as well. One rough week, no smiles, no sleep, didn't eat.
- They gave you an antibiotic, Amoxicillin. You took it great for the first two days and then you figured out how to spit it out after that. We had to pull out the "blow in your face" trick. Thanks Debby for the tip.
- December 5th was quite the night. You were definitely sick and not feeling well. You would not eat, but your parents that are new to everything kept trying to give you milk. You finally took some from a bottle while mom was holding you. You eventually threw it all up and got all over yourself and mom. After we got everything cleaned up and while mom was changing I was holding you and trying to give you some more. You finally started drinking again, but it had the same result, this time all over yourself and dad. We wised up and called the smart ones, grandparents. They recommended pedialyte. Since it was too late to go to town and buy some, we made some at home. You were able to drink it and keep it down.
- Made a trip to Colorado to visit cousins. Traveled well during the six hour trip.
- Met more family over Thanksgiving.
- Weighs 14lbs 7oz.
- 24.5 inches long
- 17 inch head circumference
- Got your first candy sack from Santa at the Meade Park.
- Have totally mastered rolling over and will not stay on your stomach. Makes it hard to do tummy time. (You favor rolling to your right)
- You love standing. We have to forcefully bend your legs to make you sit.
- Figuring out how to sit. You could control movement to the front, but very wobbly to the sides and back.
- Got a new toy, exersaucer. You love it and light up when you see it. We think it has really helped your balance.
- You started chomping on your fingers. Anything and everything goes straight to your mouth.
- You found your feet.
- You're still in size 1 diapers. We're finishing up the last pack.
- Still wearing mostly 3 month clothes.
- Your hair is starting to grow back in. It's light in color so it's hard to see, but it's there. :) It has some red, blond, and brown.

How you were really feeling that day....

 Trying out the rice cereal!

 Playing peek-a-boo with cousin Gage. How do I not have more pictures of this weekend???

 Aunt Hope's play.
 Visit from a great friend.
 The discovery of bubble wrap. You loved it!
 Cousin Jude
 Cousin Owen

 Helping mom and dad set up the Christmas tree.

 Poppity popper at the park.

Monday, November 18, 2013

5 Months!

This month you:
-Went to state tennis to support aunt Hope and you saw your first snow.
-Went to state volleyball to support aunt Holly.
-You weight roughly 13 lbs 9 oz (at home scale).
-You have gotten really good at grabbing toys or anything that is put in front of you.
-Whatever you grab automatically goes to your mouth. You chew on everything!
-We've been trying to feed you rice cereal this month. You are NOT interested. You spit it all out.
-You rolled over!! On October 7th, you rolled from your stomach to your back. On October 15th, you rolled from your back to your stomach. Since those dates, you've only rolled over a few more times. You like to roll on your own time (never when we want you to :)). You now spend quite a bit of time on your stomach. That head is just so usually like to just lay there.
-Again, you are still fascinated with the outdoors. Since the weather has gotten colder, we haven't been able to go outside quite as much, but we try as often as we can. When you're inside, you constantly look at the windows. We think you're looking at the trees blowing in the wind.
-You are extremely curious (understatement)!! Sometimes you are so curious, it becomes a are easily distracted. It has gotten to the point where dad can't be in the room if you're nursing. He even texts mom to see if he can come in the house after he gets home from work. If you are nursing and hear the door --- you are finished.
-You are on a 4-4.5 hour schedule during the day. You typically take two 2 or 2.5 hour naps and then a 30 minute nap in the evening. Your long naps are in your crib and your evening nap is in your swing (or if we're lucky, in our arms :)).
- Realize your capability to move your hands. They are fascinating to you and can keep you entertained for quite a while. You rotate them in circles and your eyes follow them round and round.
-We changed your schedule with the time change. Instead of going to bed around 10:30, you now go to bed around 9:30 and sleep until almost 7.
- Still rub your nose and eyes like crazy when you are tired. We sure hope you don't have allergies!
-Had your first Halloween! You were a sweet sweet princess.
-Attended your first Harvest Missions weekend at church.
-People continue to comment on how beautiful your smile is. You will smile at anyone. We love it!


Bundled up at state tennis.

Pretty, pretty, Princess

Our little future hurdler! Just like dad. We'll work on straightening out that lead leg!