Monday, January 24, 2011

3 Months Old!!!

My baby girl is three months old! She celebrated her 3month birthday last Friday with a little photo shoot, sporting some wild animals on her onsie, pink and grey argyle "baby legs", and a 3months Picky Sticky. She was a good sport. I have no idea how much she weighs right now (probably around 12.5-13lbs?). Her 0-3mos cloths fit in width, but no longer in length (besides a few pair of pants). 0-3 month rompers are out of the question, which makes me a bit sad since there are a few she only wore once or twice :(. However, she has a whole wardrobe of 3-6month clothes that are very cute (thanks Cousin Moira!!!)...though a lot of them are still too wide.

She is doing ok with tummy time and pushing herself up, but we're bad at remembering to put her on her tummy every day, so she is not yet rolling over either direction. She smiles all the time, loves to talk, and really wants to laugh! She'll make a bunch of noises that kind of sound like laughing when she thinks something is really fun, but it's not quite a giggle yet. She is so, so close.

She has established a pretty good routine, up around 7-8 to eat, eat and nap around 10-12 then eat again, awake and play from 12-1:30ish then eat and nap till 3:30 or 4:30, up to eat and play till about 6, then continue the cycle one more time and to bed around 8, up at 10 and 12 to eat, them sleeps till 7 or 8! Yes, she sleeps through the night and has for over a month now...I'm a lucky Mama! Miles was a horrible sleeper :).

Her only downside at the moment, is hating when I'm gone...which is a problem for Daddy when I'm at work, though she's getting better. She used to scream for hours, but now just fusses a lot. She is taking a bottle like a champ, at least she's eating! She does sleep through the night for Daddy, which is a plus.

Here are some pictures of my sweet, 3 month old baby girl!

And for a fun comparison, Miles at 3 months:

His eyes are a lot lighter/brighter blue than hers currently are. Hers are a pretty deep blue.

And there you have it...another month gone by...tear.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


3 months old!

White Christmas!

It was a white Christmas for us this year!


Taking another break from Christmas posts (I think I have 2 left!), we went bowling this bowling with some friends.  It was fun watching a bunch (6) 3-4 year olds bowl....though it takes forever!  We all played on one lane, which made for a very good exercise in taking turns as well as a really long game because the balls roll about 4mph x2 per frame per kid x6 kids, x10 frames!  It took about 1.5hours for the whole game.  Miles really enjoyed it.

Here he is all ready to go, anticipating his turn.  He was kind of funny in the bowling shoes.  He walked like a duck.  I'm guessing it had something to do with how flat and firm the soles are, as well as how slippery they are on the floor.  He went up to bowl his first frame without any instruction from me, stepped into the actual lane, and slipped on their nice waxy floor!  Whoops!  Mommy fail.  I should have told him not to cross the line...
 He lugged this ball around the entire time!
 I found the best way for him to bowl was to put the ball down and roll worked well.



He celebrated like this, each and every frame!  He would get disappointed when he didn't hit any pins, and say, "Oooh, I missed".  Then the machine would knock down the remaining pins to sweep them up and set new pins, and he thought he somehow made this happen and it counted as knocking all the pins over :)  So, he won every time!  Isn't that what life is about when you're three?  I'm sure we'll go bowling again, but next time with fewer people, or more lanes!

Christmas #2

So, I have 2 more Christmases to blog about.  I've been a bad blogger!  Whoops! 

Christmas #2 started after Christmas Eve service with Grandma and Grandpa O.  After the service, we headed up to Grandma Sara and Grandpa Tom's house to stay the night and wait for Santa a second time.  They have a tradition of opening Christmas PJs on Christmas Eve, so we did that before trying to put Miles to bed.  He was obviously excited.

We woke up Christmas morning (not so bright, but early) to this:
Miles got up at 6am and went to wake up Grandma and Grandpa, as well as Uncle Danny, while we got ourselves together and made some coffee!
Like I said, he was excited!
But first things first, he had to turn on the Christmas tree lights.
Then it was tine to open our stockings!
Miles' stocking was filled with many things, train cars, Seahawk socks (that weren't so lucky this past Sunday...), a fire truck t-shirt and a Thomas t-shirt,
and his ornament (which I didn't get a picture of) which was a little boy dressed up in a Seahawks uniform with a football.
Then we began with the rest of the presents.

You can see out the window...the sun is just starting to rise!

This one is for Uncle Tyler.  He got these bathtub boats for Isla.  Miles wanted to show them to her and for her to play with them... :)
Whenever she is taking a bath, Miles makes sure she has one of her boats with her!

Here is Ben in his new coat...which he loves.  He was badly in need of a new winter coat, and picked this one out to ask Santa for.  He says it keeps him warm, even when it is 5 degrees out.  His brother, Uncle Danny, has a similar coat, and it works well even in North Dakota, where he is now going to school.  It's a serious winter coat!

After Isla's nap, she was a happy girl.  Especially happy to wake up to her boats!

Here is Uncle Danny and Miles setting up the Cars racetrack that Uncle Danny got for him.  It required a bit of assembly and Miles enjoyed building it, as well as playing with it.

This is Isa's First Christmas ornament (one of them, anyhow) from Grandma and Grandpa M.  I absolutely love it!

And Ben's ornament.  A fishing Santa (because of all the fishing he does up at the cabin with his dad).

I also failed to get a picture of my ornament, which is an angel.

Here's the loot!  Quite the pile this year.  We managed to fit it all in the car nicely, minus Isla's main gift, which was a Pack n Play.  It's the kind with the Newborn Napper feature, which she really seems to like.  You can see some of my gifts in here, which I didn't feature for some reason.  I got a new nice sweatshirt (which I think I was wearing by the time I snapped this pic because Miles insisted that I take off my new red fleece pajamas so he could put them on and be Santa!), a cookie spatula and cookie scoops, mixing bowls (ours were all to small for easily mixing a batch of cookies, which Miles loves to do), and new bathroom towels!  While the things on my list were more "boring" everyday things, they are things I've been wanting to have, but not wanting to spend the money on.  I love them all!  

And my favorite present of all:
We had a great second Christmas.  After breakfast, we headed down to 'nother Grandma and Grandpa's house for Christmas #3, before heading back up to the M's for Christmas dinner and a second night's stay.

Monday, January 3, 2011


Since Isla has been sleeping long stretches at night, I find myself needing to pump after she eats at 8am.  I'm guessing I'll have to keep up with pumping on my days off, as Isla showed us this weekend that she does not care for anything but fresh milk (didn't like the milk I thawed for her...picky girl!).  Miles has been around while I'm pumping numerous times before.  He knows I make milk for Baby Isla.  Well, this morning after I pumped, Miles says, "Wow, Mommy!  You really are a cow!"


2 Months

My baby is (over) 2 months old now!  This post is a little late...sorry :).  On December 21, Isla celebrated her 2 month birthday.  She went for her 2month well baby on the 22nd, where she checked out fine and got her shots :(.  She weighed in at 11lbs 6oz (65th %) and measured 23.5inches (88th %).  Long skinny gal!

And just for fun...a picture of Miles at 2 months :)

Here are a few pictures taken during her second month.

She smiles all the time now and is becoming more interactive every day.  She is a great sleeper (sleeping a good 7-10hour stretch each night!).  She is also a good eater and growing well.  However, we had a small issue that started the day of her doctor appointment...she started refusing a bottle!  I had to start back to work this past Friday, so we were afraid it was going to be a problem.  The first night I was gone, she reluctantly took 4.5oz around 10pm after some fussing and refusing, then slept until 8am (even though I got home around 2am).  Saturday night, she didn't resist the bottle as much and took 4oz around 9:30.  After she fell asleep around 10:30, she slept till 8am, again!  She even took a bottle yesterday, when I was in the house.  I'm hoping we're through that issue and don't have to worry about it anymore.

As I just mentioned, I started back to work this past weekend.  I only did 2 half shifts, but it went better than I had expected.  I was off for 10.5weeks and am easing back into my regular full time schedule.  I had some feelings of anxiety, but nothing that I couldn't easily get past.  No tears were shed on my part.  I had a pretty easy first night with plenty of time to remember my routine and all my charting, etc.  The second night was a bad night in our unit...very sad night.  Thankfully, they don't happen very often, but they sure remind me to cuddle my kids a little longer and be eternally grateful for every moment that I have with my happy healthy children!