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I’m losing aren’t I? The ability and time and wit to make blogs interesting and worth writing or reading. So much happens every day its overwhelming to try and keep track, which I am assuming why in about 17 years I’ll be sitting in an auditorium thinking to myself, “How did this happen?”
Selah is the funnest sweetest little babe you’ve ever seen, so full of smiles and giggles and love to share. She rarely meets a stranger, is quick to hug and give kisses. She’s taking about 3 steps at a time, eating real food, waving bye bye, doing little tricks. We are having so much fun.
Looking forward to summer- warmer weather, time off work, and time with my baby- who is at this moment trying to use the bulb syringe on her ear. Can’t look away for 5 seconds.
Thanks for loving us.
Hey, sorry its been so long HA!. How does so much time go by so quickly? I never truly understood it when “seasoned” people said that time flies. Now that I have an 8 month old and it seems like just yesterday when I was telling Tron he was going to be a daddy, I understand.
Yes, 8 months old. Not satisfied with the speed of crawling so walking along the furniture. I watch her knowing that at any second she’s going to let go and just come bouncing over to me. She hasn’t yet, but I’m preparing myself.
She’s attached. On one hand, its so fulfilling to have her look for me and hold on to me and immediately soothe when she’s in my arms. On the other hand, being alone in the backseat isn’t getting easier for her, or being alone anywhere for that matter.
Tonight we ate at a new-to-us BBQ buffet (is there any type of dining better?) and we sat in a booth. Tron had Selah’s carseat pinned between one of the benches and the table, and she sat right up and looked at us the whole time. Tron and I sat on the other side. It was so cute.
Trying to fit in the last two months of life around here will be a mess. And I’ve turned into a LOUSY blogger.
more yummy baby food
lowering her crib mattress
first plane rides
meeting all her CA people for the first time
flipping the page to 2011, knowing I’ll have a 1year old this year
and…the list goes on. sort of like the beat.
baby kisses never get old.
Time isn’t flying, its racing by quicker than the speed of light. My little intsy darling has turned into a rolling, inching, laughing, imitating ball of roly poly goodness. She is so delightful and I know that is an old fashioned word but she will just make your day. I don’t even try not to be biased because every parent is to an extent and to me, she really is perfect.
We went for our 6month appointment on Friday, which was one of the reasons I was delaying posting anything. I thought I would just wait to post her stats.
18pounds 12 ounces (80th percentile)
29 inches long (off the charts in height. go figure)
She got 3 new shots, didn’t even blink for the first two and then didn’t like the 3rd one too much. Doc said everything looked great. Oh and that she’s beautiful.
We tried rice cereal last week. She does not like it too much yet. After tasting it a few times she will automatically start coughing like she’s choking when I just start the spoon to her mouth. So dramatic!
A lot has happened in the past two months and I am a total loser for not posting anything because now I don’t even know what to share. We had her first Halloween. She went as a rag doll, and was quite adorable! We made the rounds to show her off and looked forward to the days when we can raid her candy bag after she goes to sleep.
I will try to make more of an effort to share everyday stories about her, I don’t want you to miss them and I don’t want to ever forget them.
Love to all
So here we are, another month down, and it seems like every second she’s either growing right before my eyes or learning a new trick. Today at the doctor’s office she rolled from her belly to her back. Which is nice, because for the past month she’s been rolling from her back to her belly and not being able to flip back. She’s laughing, giggling, looking around, moving her legs in the crawling position, lifting up off the floor, speaking spanish, flipping cartwheels.
Here are her most recent stats:
Weight: 15 pounds, 13 ounces
Height: 26.25 inches
Head circumference: 42 cm
She got her second round of shots, only two this time. I think we were so worked up about it we were about to make ourselves sick. She did so much better this time, I think it startled her more than anything but once the nurse was done, and we started talking to her, she looked at us with big tears in her eyes and then started smiling. Trooper.
We may start rice cereal in the next few weeks. Since Tron has allergies we are trying to hold off a little longer. Plus, she’s growing up too fast. I think I’ll just have her on the bottle until she’s about 4.
Also going to start transitioning her to her crib in the next few weeks. Don’t rush me. My problem is that right now in the co-sleeper she sleeps propped up, and when we take her to the crib, it’ll need to be empty. When she’s flat on her back she seems to wake up more, but now that she’s rolling over maybe she will prefer sleeping on her side or her belly.
Alright gotta go feed this little linebacker. love to all.
Is time really going by this quickly? Getting on to post on the blog and realizing I’m struggling with once a month posts makes me realize how fast time is flying. Because of that, I realize that my time is better spent soaking up every smile and giggle Selah gives me. So you’ll have to forgive the infrequent posts because her sighs are just more important right now.
We took her in for a check up at 3 months. The typical ones are 2 month and 4 month, but that was too long a stretch for me, especially with her previous weight issues. So we definitely wanted to get her weighed. That baby weighs 14 pounds and is now in the 90th percentile…so..think we fixed the weight issue… She’s all caught up and doc said everything looks great. She had acquired a snotty nose and some congestion so that was a bummer but it went away and now she’s back to perfection.
Well my 13 weeks of Maternity leave is over. Technically, it was only 8 weeks of maternity leave but with a summer in the middle of it. I can’t imagine leaving my baby any sooner than that, and next time I’m going to do some real scheming, and hopefully be off work forever. Don’t tell Tron. The first day back, I planned on waking her up, feeding her, and then leaving her with Daddy until he had to leave. Then mom and Lauren were coming over to watch her. I decided not to wake her since it was earlier than her usual wake up time, and I didn’t want her to wake me up at 6am on Saturdays from now on. As I thought about it, that was better anyway. If she had been her usual morning-smiley-self, I would have been late for work. Way late. Like not-shown-up late. My day went by really fast, and Lauren and Mom kept me updated with emails, phone calls, and even pictures, so it was a really nice transition and I didn’t have to worry too much. I rushed home, the drive felt like it was weeks long. Walked in, and she didn’t even look at me. No smiles. No kicking legs. No flailing arms. She practically said, “Leave me again and see what happens.” My other friends that kept her were also very gracious to me with updates and loving on her.
For the past week, Selah has been trying to roll over. We’ve had the video camera on hand and we have probably at least an hour of footage in the form of one minute clips of her going from her back to her side, just waiting on her to turn over. In fact, I told my mom and sister that if she rolled over on Wednesday while I was at work, please don’t tell me. Friday night when we got home, we had pizza (our usual). We watched her get sooo close to rolling over, and I knew it would happen soon. She got the hang of gaining momentum, and finally, she rolled herself right over. I debated getting the camera… but in the moment, I just wanted to watch. When she flipped over onto her tummy, she stayed there for a while. Everytime I put her on her tummy she gets mad. But I guess if she does it herself, she’s okay with it. We did get the camera for some subsequent rolls. It was really really cute. There could have been some happy little wet specks in someone’s eyes in my house.
That night, I laid her down in the co-sleeper without the boppy. She is usually propped on that because she would fight being flat on her back, so we had her inclined. I wasn’t sure if she’d stay asleep, but she did. However, she kicked her legs a lot and moved around a lot and woke me up a lot. She wasn’t awake, nor was her daddy, but I kept thinking she was going to wake up so I couldn’t sleep too well. I’m thinking about giving her a few more days to get used to it, but if she keeps making so much noise, I think I’m going to have to gently start pushing her toward the door. (not the front door you maniacs, the bedroom door and into her own room). I can’t believe its time for that already.
Our favorite thing to do right now is sing. Well I sing, she listens, and smiles like crazy. Mom, Lauren and I drove her up to the Summerton Diner (a real southern jewel!) and its about an hour drive. Mom sang in the backseat to her the whole time, Selah loved it. So did Lauren (ha!). So…she really likes to be sang to. My favorite tunes to sing to her are:
Selah Baby (sung to the tune of Sherry Baby)
Who’s that Baby (Who’s that Lady)
I Love you Selah (I’m sorry playmate)
I change all the words and its fun for both of us. Maybe one day I will sing to you too!
I made this little video for her 3 month birthday:
Well…. I guess that is all for now. Next post, I imagine, will be at 4 months, which I’m already dreading. More shots!! Aaaaa!
friends family the Massey’s are here. Ahh its been a fun 5 days! We have 3 babies in the house, well 5 including the big boys. This is the first time Kayden and Selah have been in the mix of our family get togethers. Phase 10 games have gone unfinished and for the first 3 days we had one kid asleep at a time…we couldn’t get it together, but we are doing better now.
We took everyone to the pool, which was really fun! It was Selah’s first time swimming. I was worried about so many things (babies bring out the neurotic side of me). I didn’t want it to be too hot. I didn’t want her to get overheated. I didn’t want the sun to touch her. I didn’t want water to get in her eyes. I didn’t want water to get in her mouth. I didn’t want her to slip out of my hands. She loved it!! She was so relaxed. Within 5 minutes of me holding her in the water she was asleep. It was really cute. and I relaxed too.
We started letting Selah nap in the co-sleeper upstairs so the boys could roam around downstairs. We set up the video monitor and it works out great. Carly and I went to the movies yesterday and left all the kiddies with the big boys. We saw Ramona and Beezus, it was really cute! I’m trying to leave Selah more, to get her and I used to the major slap in the face come August 11. We also put her in the nursery this week also. I tried really hard not to go check on her but was thinking about her constantly. About 30 minutes into the service, Tron leaned over and said, “I can’t stop thinking about Selah.” I said, “Me too, screw it, I’m going to go check on her.” She was fine. She was even asleep when we picked her up. We sure missed her though. Through all of this trying to leave her, letting her nap in the other room, leaving her with Daddy, I’ve learned one thing.
I don’t like it.
She has been sleeping so well at night. We had her sleeping on the couch and we’d fall asleep too. About 2am we’d move upstairs and she’d wake up and I’d feed her. So I thought hmm…maybe if I started her up there and didn’t move her maybe she won’t wake up. (duh!) The first night she slept from 8:45-4:30, not bad!! After I fed her she went right back to sleep and slept until 8. The second night she went to sleep about 9:30, and woke up about 7:00am…I couldn’t believe it!! I was so proud of her. I leaned over her co-sleeper and was greeted by lots of smiles.
She is the most bestest baby in the whole wide world.
and I told her that too.
Selah will be two months old on Saturday.
That was the first sentence of a blog I started two weeks ago. She is now almost 10 weeks old! I have wanted to update the blog but SOMEONE is capturing my attention with her smiles and coos. Who wants to stare at a computer screen when I have this to look at?
Our summer is coming to an end or so it feels. I can’t believe how fast its gone. We’ve had visitors from near and far. We spent a night away in Myrtle Beach, our first night away from home. Selah did great! We celebrated July 4th at the lake, we didn’t dip Selah yet but her time will soon come. Tron built a garden and is ready to plant things.
Selah’s hair is falling out which saddens me. She had so much of it and now she has infant bald spots. Darnit! Her smiles are often across her face and I love love love to see them! What a difference it makes! She’s also “talking” to us and oohing.
We took her to her 2-month doctor appointment. If you don’t have children yet, when you do, pay someone to do this for you. The whole shots experience was heartbreaking for all of us. She cried in the office and then was okay until we got home a few hours later and took her out of her carseat. Word of advice- pump her full of tylenol before the visit! She cried and cried at home and finally she cried herself to sleep while I rubbed her face. We had small group that night and for those of you who know how much I love small group, I could not even think of it while hearing her in pain. and if you don’t have children I know you don’t believe me but just wait! You know all those things your mother tells you before you become a mother yourself? They all come true. Don’t try to deny it. Anyway I’m already dreading the 4month appointment. And when she can say “No mommy please!!” I’ll probably really have to pay someone. At her two month appointment she weighed 10 pounds, 12 ounces and was 22 inches long. Her head circumference was 39 cm. She’s got a big brain.
This last weekend we had the baby dedication. Tron’s family was in from CA and we decided it would be the perfect time to do it. We asked the church if we could since they usually do it on a different weekend and they graciously agreed. There were a lot of people there supporting Selah! Tron and I, my two sisters and parents and grandparents, Tron’s 2 brothers and parents from CA, my aunt, uncle, and cousins from Orlando, and 4 of my other cousins. Plus all of our church family. That alone was awesome- to have that many people there supporting us and supporting Selah.
Beyond that, our pastor did an unbelievable job. We are so lucky to have a pastor that is also our friend and has been for quite a few years. It was an amazing moment, and we’ll never forget it. Selah, on the other hand, slept right through it.
Well, I have updated the blog, the last straw was a request to update the blog before she goes off to college, so I decided I better do it. By the way, her going off to college is lightyears away…right?!
By the way…10 weeks old on Saturday and still hard to believe she’s mine. I love my baby girl!
Selah has been with us a whole month! Yes, its hard to believe and all those other cliches (that are quickly coming true) you can enter here: ___________.
I have wanted to update the blog a lot more frequently but typing with one hand is kinda annoying. If I ever have two hands free I’m probably showering. Speaking of, I should probably do that now while she’s snoozing… we’ve had a wonderful time with visitors and I hope to blog more about that later.
Selah smiled a real smile at me at 3 weeks, and also lifted her head. She’s quite the strong little bugger. Everyone that holds her says that. She laughs in her sleep. She’s done it a few times- I mean making noise, huge smile, shoulders shaking, the whole bit. Oh man!!
She HATES baths. She holds onto my shirt when she eats which is just about the cutest thing ever. Shes making a lot more eye contact and is awake more and more. I’ve already cut her nails twice and its time to do it again. Her feet are usually cold and I cant stand it when she cries. I’m a new mommy I’m supposed to feel that way. The books say so. So far, she doesn’t seem to like the swing. We take walks every morning, sometimes she likes them, sometimes she wakes the neighborhood.
When she falls asleep on me and I’ve been sitting there holding her for a while, sometimes I’m quick to put her down so I can do other things. As soon as I put her down I think she’s lonely and I immediately want to hold her close to me.
I want to take a picture of her every day. As I look at her right now, sleeping on my other arm, I must share with you that she looks EXACTLY like her father when she sleeps.
I’m so thankful for my baby girl. We’re buds. She cries right in my ears and has made me a new normal, but when other people hold her and she turns her gaze in my direction because she hears my voice…THATS my new normal.
Three weeks ago I had no idea I was about to begin the craziest ride of my life. Man all my posts are so dramatic. I’ve been told I haven’t updated the post in a while from a few people so let’s see what I can conjure up.
Selah is still beautiful. That’s about it.
jk. We are all doing well. Nani and Aunt Sharon are here from California. They arrived Wednesday night and we’ve been having a grand ole time! Nani got to meet her first great grandchild and Aunt Sharon got to meet her first great niece. It was very sweet! We are laughing quite a bit and enjoying every second we are getting to spend with them!
We laid Selah down on her tummy today and she lifted her head up on her own quite a bit, she was also really moving those legs, you would have thought she was about to crawl on outta here. It was hilarious- you would have thought she found the cure for some disease. If its any indication, I’ll faint when she walks.
She’s so sweet and cuddly, I’ve been hanging on to her when she naps lately and not putting her down. Then we both sleep.
Tron is taking a few days off while they are here and before you know it he’ll be out of school for the summer- Yay!
Selah and I went to Walmart the other day- her first trip! She made it about 10 minutes before I high tailed it out of the store because she was wailing. I guess she prefers Target.
Love to all!