Wednesday, July 29, 2009

WHAT A Slacker I've Been

Wow, it's been a long time. And I don't really have a lot to talk about. Natalie is doing well, reaching new milestones daily and falling into a great sleep/awake routine. She's so much fun to be around, that I find myself completely enthralled with what we're doing at the time and always forget to pull the camera out to document.

I'm trying to prepare for our trip to MN next month. I'm mainly concerned with the 3-hour flights we'll be making. I was lucky enough to book non-stop flights, but am still worried about take off and landing and keeping her entertained. If anyone has any tips, they'd be greatly appreciated!

Here are some cutie pie pictures of Natalie(click to enlarge). These first three are proof that she is my daughter, she has to be difficult! She can't sit in anything properly!! =)

And here is a picture of her learning the 'mini push-up'. She's just learned this new trick, of pushing her upper body up with her elbows!

And having an upsetting conversation with daddy
and she's just too cute sitting on the couch in this picture, gotta post it.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Happy ThreeMonth Day!

So I'm a few days late, I had every intention of getting this post up yesterday, but I got hit with a wicked migraine and passed out with Addy at 830.

So I can't believe I have a 3-monther on my hands. She is changing so much everyday, and although the last couple days have not been fun(I'll get to that in a second) we usually have so much fun playing an discovering new things everyday.

This is her supermodel pose.

As you can see she is growing like a weed. She doesn't have a check-up this month so we won't get to see how much weight she's gained or how tall she's gotten. Although I might just take a tape measure to her back to see all the inches she's gained.

So with growing up, you have to go through growing pains. 3 months is a normal growth spurt which to her instead of nursing all the time, means she doesn't want to nurse at all. And on top of that, she has started teething which makes it painful for her to nurse. So we've been hit with a double whammy. No whammies, no whammies. Give me my little baby back, the one that loved to eat and sleep and be happy. Hopefully the spurt will end soon and we'll just learn how to deal with the teething. So teething has been a ball of fun these last couple of days. She's drooling enough to fill a water jug and has an attitude to boot. Poor kiddlet though, she is just having a hard time with it, but wouldn't you if a little boulder was trying to push though your gums. I wish the little rock would just leave my little girl alone.

On other fronts, she's doing really well. She's a rolling and scooting machine. She loves to smile and chat with us and has found a new friend in her hand. She's discovered to not only is it good to grab things and pull mommy's hair, it also is quite tasty. She has a hard time deciding between the pacifier and her hand, and sometimes she'll choose both. She'll wriggle her fingers behind her pacifier and suck on both, making these loud slurping noises. Such a character!

Here is a picture showing all her growth in the last three months(click to enlarge)

She's growing so fast, I'm going to go snuggle with her while she sleeps, cause we're never going to get this time back. I know, sentimental mommy.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Post About Not A Post...

Make any sense? Ha ha. I'm far too tired tonight to update the blog, but wanted to reassure my 3 readers that I will be updating in the morning. Thanks for read nothing.

Friday, July 10, 2009

My Mom Is Now A Reader (Hi Mom!)

Haha. I recently got an email from my mom the other day asking me for my blog link, since her sister reads my blog(Hi Auntie Debi!), she wanted to read and keep up too, and who wouldn't? Who wouldn't want to know about my exciting life as a stay at home mom? And who wouldn't want to know about the daily happenings of a 3 month old? So I send her the link, and a few short hours later I get an email back saying how great the blog was, and how funny I am in my writings(I may be paraphrasing), but 'did I really have to use the phrase haul a$%?'. The funny thing is, when I was writing the blog, I thought twice before using the phrase, because I knew I had some relatives that read the blog, and because I really need to cut back on swearing, because I have a child that soon enough will be talking and repeating what she hears, AND because there really is no reason to swear. So from now on this blog will be profanity free.

Besides that, Addy has been having some good couple of days. We bought her a bumbo-exersaucer thing. Because the girl has been doing little baby crunches trying to sit up lately(she's was gonna have a baby 6-pack soon) we wanted to get her something she could sit up in. I was originally just on the hunt for a bumbo, but didn't want to buy a new one, because it's ridiculously priced, so I went searching at consignment stores in the area. I have to say, consignment shops are my new obsession. There are so many treasures you can find in a child's consignment shop, and they cost about a 1/3rd of what their full price is. We walked out of the store with a bumbo like entertainment thing. Haha. It has a toy tray that goes all the way around it and spins. It has toys already attached to it also. And when she starts eating, the top tray comes off, as does the bottom stability ring, and it attaches to our dining chair, like a booster. That's right, 3 different things all in one, and for the low low price of $20. Score one for mommy! Here is a picture of Addy enjoying her new toy. And the second picture was taken today, she managed to get her foot up into the main part of it.

And I just got this picture from a friend we spent the fourth with. It's Addy and our buddy Kain waiting for the fireworks to start and they're holding hands. So cute!

That's it for tonight. Off to check on my sleeping babe, then to bed myself.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 5th of July!(Cause I'm a day late for the 4th)

Okay, so I didn't post yesterday, mainly cause we were out all day and by the time we got home we gave Addy a quick wash down then all went to bed.

We had a good 4th though, for Addy's 1st it wasn't too bad. We had a bbq at a friends house where we had some deeee-lish food and I made about 4 dozen cookies for the occasion. They had a small pool in their backyard and a bumbo for Addy to sit in. She did so well in it, I think we have to give in a get her one. dang it. Here she is in the pool, she's not very deep obviously, just enough to wet the toes and get her hands in.
From there we went down to the waterfront in St. Marys, to get seats for the fireworks show. We got there about 3 hours prior to the show to get seats, cause YES they were planning on most of the town showing up, AND they did. There were actually people already there when we got there. We had fun hanging out, we spread out a big blanket and Addy had fun playing and watching all the kids running around. They had entertainment for adults too. There was a band and a couple singers, they all did really well. They also had food stands and people walking around selling glow sticks, apparently our town goes all out for the holiday, we had no idea. As the sun started setting, my worst fear started to set in, that Addy was going to be upset by the loud noises and we'd have to promptly throw all of our belonging into the stroller and haul ass back to the car. She was already starting to get fussy and refused to take the bottle we brought for her, and she didn't want to nurse, because she doesn't like being covered up, and it was actually quite hot for her to be. I thought I wouldn't even know if she was scared of fireworks cause were weren't going to be able to stay for them to even start. She settled down though and soon enough the show started.

My heart started racing....
I prepared myself for screaming, for thrashing around, for inconsolable-ness
She did nothing. And I mean nothing, didn't even look at 'em. No crying, no fussing, nothing. How anti-climactic. It was a beautiful show though, and the rest of us thoroughly enjoyed it. At the end we packed up, headed to the car, then preceded to sit in the car for and hour and a half just trying to get home. Traffic is bad when the whole town gathers in one place and then tries to leave at the same time. She was so wiped out though that slept through sitting in traffic, woke up to shower then passed out at 12 and slept till 630! Woohoo for mommy getting a solid 6.5 hours of sleep.

Here are some pictures from waiting around before the fireworks

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Recent Pictures Of Addy

Let the cuteness commence! (click to enlarge)


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2(& a half) Month Update

Okay, so we were a little late in getting Addy in for her 2 month check up. Our bad. We were too busy traveling when she turned 2 months and TriCare won't pay for the appt if it's before her actual 2 months, at least that's what the nurse told me. I didn't mind waiting, mainly because 2 months is the start of vaccines, unless of course you get the HepB shot in the hospital, which she did not. If we could hold off even just for a little bit putting all those chemicals into my small little 2 month baby, I'll take it.

So we got there and the nurse weighed and measured Miss A, she's a healthy 12lb 8.5oz, and measures 24, maybe 24.5in. That's right, mother of the year here, can't remember exactly what the nurse said, and it gets worse, I can't remember what the measurement of what her head was. As long as the pedi doesn't say there is something wrong with it, I don't see the need of knowing the circumference of my daughter's head. All I can remember the nurse saying was what a perfectly shaped head she had. I'm so proud. =)) She also said I was going to have a very tall skinny baby/child on my hands, because at this point Addy is measuring off the charts on height for her age and weight. Darn it, I want a little chubster. Oh well, next baby I guess.

The pediatrician comes in and we chat a bit, and then we get on the topic of vaccines, I was going to tell him that I wanted to go with Dr. Sears alternate/delayed schedule. Which splits up the amount of shots they get to every month, so instead of 4 shots at 2 months and 4 months etc, she'll get 2 shots at 2, 3, 4, 5 and so on months. The pedi doesn't mind doing this schedule, but prefers his, which he told me is this:
No shots at all until 4 months(Yay!), No Rotavirus(which is an extremely potent vaccine for a virus that hasn't been around in a very long time), and No HepB till much much later. He also does alternating months, so she'll get shots at 4, 5, 6 months etc...
We like this pediatrician!

Developmentally she's doing all the norms, smiling, cooing, watching us walk across the room, she's also grabbing at toys and grabbing her feet, she's rolled over, both ways, belly to back and back to belly! She loves to stand up and if she's in a sitting position in our laps, she'll push on her legs to stand up, I know, I know, I have a genius, super strong baby! LOL

Now if she can just learn to sleep a solid 10 hours at night and give her mommy a full nights rest, we'd be good. =)
Here are her 2 month shots, which were taken on her actual 2 monthday and at my parents. She keep wiggling, so I couldn't get a good shot of her.

And a face shot(although this month's is kind of blurry)from last month and this month to see how much she's changed.

okay so you may not see too many big changes, but I do. Haha.

until next time...