Monday, February 25, 2013

I just can't help it!!!

I love taking pictures of Hannah. I just can't help myself. Matt went to an aikido seminar this weekend so Hannah and I hung out at my mom's during the day on Saturday, joined up with Matt for dinner party in the evening, then spent all day on Sunday just snuggling and napping. It was awesome. I took a lot of pictures!

Getting ready to go on Saturday. It wasn't even 9:30AM and she was on her second pair of pants.
 Playing the piano with grandma!
Lunch with mommy on Sunday.
PJ day on the couch after we got back from lunch.
Post-nap with a happy baby!
Random pictures:

We tried avocado last night the first time. It went over quite well.
She is in love with the cat. Whenever he meows near her, she perks up and looks around until she sees him. When he walks into the room, she just stares at him and smiles, occasionally she even laughs at him. She's very grabby whenever she can get her hands on him, but he's doing a great job of putting up with it.

There are times when I wonder if I should limit the amount of pictures of her that I put on my blog, but at the same time, I just want to share her adorableness with the world! There are very few naked baby in the bath pictures, so not too much blackmail worthy stuff. I read a blog post once by someone who did not post pictures of her kids for fear/concern/whatever reason that they might not appreciate it someday. Eventually, when Hannah is older, I might ask her if she minds her picture appearing in my blog. I ask any adults that are pictured if they mind. I'm just not sure it matters at this point. To each his/her own, of course.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Six months... How the time flies

I can't believe it's been six months since we welcomed our precious little bundle.

She has grown so much!!

We went to the doc yesterday, and she is up to 17 lbs 5.5 oz with a height of 27 inches. She's not a gigantic baby, but she's definitly not tiny. She's almost as big as the baby of a friend who is seven months older.

She's getting pureed fruits and/or veggies just about every evening. So far we've had applesauce, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, bananas, and peas. We're getting ready to try peaches the next few days, and I just need to make some time to make some carrots so we can try those too. I'd also like to give her chicken sometime in the next week.

Part of me is second-guessing how we're doing food because of things that others have posted on Ravelry about the huge variety of foods their kids have tried. But at the same time, I think they are going with more of a solid food/baby-led weaning kind of thing which so far, we haven't. I tried giving her tiny pieces of banana this weekend when I was making fruit salad for dinner and she looked at me like I had a second head. I even tried putting it on a spoon, and it was a no-go. She did eat a tiny taste of our tuna salad last night, but she didn't seem particularly impressed.

It's amazing how it can feel like time has gone by so fast and at the same time it can seem like she's been with us forever.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Belated 5 month post


Hannah turned five months about three weeks ago. I posted on the date, but didn't actually talk about it at all.

She is sitting up on her own for lengths of time without propping and is reaching for things easily. She'll often fall over when she reaches for stuff, but it's okay.

She is seeming to get used to being on her belly more. She almost always sleeps on her belly these days. At night, once you give her back her pacifier (it almost always ends up under when she rolls), she'll sleep for hours without a peep. It's been lovely. Occasionally, she still wakes up around 4/5 and needs some snuggles, but other than that, she's sleeping well at night.

Nap time still sucks. We've had a few naps of more than half an hour, but thirty minutes is generally the norm. So she is still taking tons of naps during the day. At her four month appointment, the doc said it was fine for her to do that, so we're not too worried. It's just more annoying than anything. She'll go down and Matt will have enough time to shower and make a sandwich, then he'll go get her and eat over her.

Right around her five months, Matt took her in to the doctor because we were worried about an increase in spit-up and discomfort. It seemed like spitting-up was really causing her pain which worried us way more than the mess. She was officially diagnosed with GERD and so she's is now on baby zantac. It seems to be helping. Apparently, right around this age, the acid in the stomach starts getting more acidic to prepare for dealing with solids which is why she is having more discomfort. To help with the spit-up, we also switched bottles. We're now using the drop-in liners which are supposed to collapse as she drinks so she gets less air. Seems to be helping, I think. We're still doing rice in her bottles but that brings me to the next big thing..... food!

We started solids right around five months. The doctor suggested it might help with keeping more of food down. Her first food was applesauce, followed by sweet potatoes, and bananas this weekend. She has enjoyed all of them.

Before the baptism, Doug put together the jumperoo (aka circle of neglect) that she got from my parents for Christmas. She loves it! She is going to get bird some day!!

We also put together her high chair after the baptism and she has spent time in it. Even when she's not getting food, it's nice to have her in the kitchen and she'll sit there and play for ten-fifteen minutes at a time so I can get something done. Hannah helped with the directions.

We've gotten some cute outfits lately. Matt's car seat doesn't have a cozy on it so we bought her a polar bear snow suit.

Having a snow suit gives us the opportunity for her to wear more of the short sleeved onsies that Sam made for us as part of the decorations for the baby shower.

And this outfit is covered with turtles so we had to get it.

I also need to stop impulse buying her toys.

Our kid is so stinking cute.