Tuesday, August 27, 2013

19 Week Update

Age: 19 Weeks
Weight & Height: At her 4 month appt. she was 14 lbs. 4.3 oz. and 26 inches long.  She is in the 93rd percentile for height and the 47th percentile for weight.
Things I enjoy: I like my new jump up and my bouncer.  I love babbling to mommy and daddy and giggling when they tickle me. 
Skills I've mastered: I can hold my head up no problem now. I can laugh with the best of them and I have discovered my hands and feet!
Looking forward to:  Grasping my toys and sitting up on my own.
Tough Times: I wasn't going to the bathroom regularly for mommy and daddy, but it's just because of my age and because i'm breastfed. They know I'm fine, but overreact with worry from time to time.  I'm also starting to teethe, so that can bring on some stress as well when I can't calm down. It doesn't happen too often, but I'm gonna have a tooth pop out any day now.
Exciting Events: I moved to the Kitten Room in daycare today, because we are all getting older and we need more space for when we get mobile.  I brought my teachers with me though, so mommy and daddy were happy about that.  
Looking forward to: Going to the lake house again for Labor Day and getting to hang out with Sheba and all of Daddy's side of the family.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Isn't she lovely?

So Emma is already 4 MONTHS OLD! She was 4 months on the 12th, it's now already the 21st.  Her 4 month appointment is Friday, so I'll update height, weight, etc. after that.  Also more shots :(

Life is so good.  I love working part-time.  I love that part of me really wants to work more.  I think if I went back full-time right away I would hate it.  Now I'm like, I kind of want to go back full time, but nothing would make me want to give up those extra days with Emma.  She's awesome.  Here are a few pics of recent days.

She's just a-freakin-dorable!!!!!!!!!

And life is going so fast.  She is almost rolling over fully.  She babbles non-stop, I swear she is just gonna start talking one of those times.  She laughs and smiles constantly, which helps when she wakes up at 4:50am ready to play (like this morning).  Tummy time is getting easier, but she's still not a huge fan.  And teething is in FULL FORCE!  I'm expecting to see a little white popout on her gums any day now.  

I got this teether for her and just opened it this week for her to start using it:
I wasn't too sure about it, as it looks quite extensive, but SHE LOVES IT!  DH calls her Baby Bane (bad guys from Batman) when she wears it, because it's pretty big.  But she chews on it like there is no tomorrow.  I would recommend it to anyone.

Did I mention we are heading to San Francisco, with baby, in January?  I'll start taking prayers for a smooth trip now.  Our friend is getting married, so we decided, why not?  Fortunately DH's parents are going to come to and watch Emma during the wedding.  Very excited she is able to come and very blessed that DH's parents are both retired now so it's easier for them to take trips like that.

So we did have our first issue with Daycare.  I found her in her crib when I got to daycare.....AWAKE.....just laying there.  She was happy and not crying when I picked her up, but I on the other hand, was not.  To make a long story short, a fill-in was in the room with 5 babies (1 was being picked up, but the ratio is supposed to be 3 to 1) and instead of just telling me the other teacher was in the bathroom and put Emma in her crib because it was easiest (which I totally get), she made up this whole excuse that Emma was cranky and just wanted to play so they had laid her down for a nap (she had just woken up from an almost 3 hour nap an hour ago).  Blah Blah Blah, not cool, but I voiced my concerns right away and apologies happened and appropriate parties took responsibility, I was satisfied.  Lesson Learned = definitely speak up when you feel like you should as a mother.  I hesitated for a minute, because I didn't want to blow anything out of proportion,  but since I stayed calm and told them exactly how I felt and why, they got it and took care of it. I'm almost happy it happened, because I got to see how they reacted to my dissatisfaction and confrontation while still knowing it was nothing that had upset my baby, just Momma!

Anyway,  I'll try to update soon after her appointment on Friday, but not before we are off to my sister's for the weekend. (DH is off to the beach with some friends).

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ocean City, MD - 2013

Well, another family vacation is in the books.  It was my 30th year with the family this year and Emma's first!  I think it was definitely a success.

We stayed with my parents and set up the pack n' play in our room.  I'm definitely thankful we don't have to share a room every night, but it wasn't so bad for a week.

Here are some pics....

And my favorite of the week.................

That is now officially my phone background and my computer background.

Although she didn't get to really play in the sand or the water, I think Emma loved the beach.  She slept like a champ and didn't seem to mind the heat or the wind.  Thank goodness for our sake it wasn't too too hot. I know everyone else would have liked more of a scorcher of a week, but I was happy.

We took Emma to the boardwalk and dipped her feet in the ocean a few times. (she cried every time).  I couldn't have asked for anything better.  Me and DH also had our first date night out thanks to grammy and poppy.  We had a delicious dinner at the captain's table, then ended up meeting my aunt and uncle out for a few drinks.  We are still getting the hang out being away from her, but it was definitely a good time.

I also went to my friend's bachelorette party on Saturday and DH was home along with Emma.  Probably one of the funnest nights I've had in a long time!  I haven't been out with a bunch of girlfriends in over a year I don't think.  I may have been home by 11:30, but I definitely partied it up.  So much that I think I'm good for another year. :) hahahaha.

All in all I wouldn't have changed a thing and I can't wait til next year when all three cousins can be playing in the sand together!

25 Weeks

How far along? 25 Weeks and 2 days Total weight gain: 16 lbs at my last appt about a week ago. With matthew I had gained 23 lbs at this poin...