Friday, October 28, 2005

the end of a week

...and just like that another week is over!

This one has been really busy. Monday was my pediatrician appointment, Tuesday Mommy got our basement piano tuned (yes we have two pianos) and we went to Target, Wednesday we met with Jessica and Lily (our new friends), Thursday (yesterday) Mommy had to go to the dentist but her tooth is fine now and then we went to Babys R Us, and today we went to lunch with Papa Ray. Phew! A lot of stuff happened!

On Tuesday Mommy's best friend, Keli, had a baby! His name is Naythan David. He was 10 pounds 10 ounces and 22 inches long! Mommy and Keli always wanted to have a baby in the same year, and 10 years later they did just that!

Other than that, the week has been quite calm - haha!

Mommy says the time changes this weekend - we "fall back" on Saturday night. This means we get an extra hour on Sunday - 25 hours in the day! Of course Mommy is worried that my sleep/nap schedule will be screwed up. But I assured her that everything will be just fine.

Monday, October 24, 2005

7 months old

...yesterday I turned 7 months!

I went to the pediatrician today. Dr. Ajay said that I'm really doing well, meeting all my milestones and I was a very healthy little girl. My stats were as follows:

26 1/2 inches long (50th percentile)
16 lbs 5 ozs (50th percentile)
17 inch head

I gained 5 ounces and a 1/4 inch in my head during the last month. Of course between 5 and 6 months I grew 2 pounds and 2 inches. Dr. Ajay said that growth starts to slow down at 7 months, so I'm right on target!

I can sit up alone for minutes on end, transfer objects from one hand to the other, do the beginnings of a downward dog (butt in the air), scoot/roll all around, do push ups (where I love to faceplant into the floor, say Ba Ba and Pa Pa, do raspberries when I poop (followed by a Pa sound), and laugh at the baby in the mirror (me).

I eat veggies for lunch - usually 1/2 to 1 First Foods jar; and cereal (2 TBS of oatmeal or rice mixed with breast milk) and fruit for dinner - usually 1/2 to 1 First Foods jar. I get two naps a day and get lots of breast milk still from my Mommy.

Friday, October 21, 2005

hallowe'en nights

...and last night Mommy & I went to Greenfield Village.

By defalt (Aunt Kelly was sick) Mommy & I got to go with Nana to Greenfield Village for the Hallowe'en Nights! It was really fun. Mommy and Nana thought it was a bit scary, but I really had a great time seeing all the people in costume!

We've had a really fun time! I'm dressed as a black cat - just like my kitty, Mia!

Monday, October 17, 2005

another week ahead least today is a sunny day!
Today begins another week and Mommy seems to have our schedules planned again! It looks like we have plenty to get done around the house as well as a few errands outside of the home. On Wednesday we are getting together with Miss Monica and Asher, Saturday we are seeing Grandma & Grandpa Martin and Aunt Sarah & Uncle John for Aunt Sarah's Birthday, and Sunday Mommy has her Halloween piano recital. Lots of stuff to do...hopefully I'll stay awake for most of it!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

busy day

...once again Mommy & Daddy plan so much to do that I get too tired to continue with them.

I am so tired right now, and no thanks to Mommy & Daddy. They love to plan a ton to do over the weekend! I think they forget how quickly I can get tired...but I was eager to let them know my distress an hour ago.

This is me, yesterday, playing with the pumpkins that Mommy & Daddy bought last Sunday. I sure love the fall - so do Mommy & Daddy. I know that I'm too small to really enjoy Halloween this year, but I will still get dressed up and help Mommy and Daddy pass out the candy/pretzels to the neighborhood children. But year I'll have fun going out and begging (as Papa Ray calls it) for myself.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

another cloudy day

...yes, another cloudy day for us in Michigan.

Mommy and I went on a few errands this morning and yesterday afternoon, but mostly we are staying inside because the weather has been so crummy! Of course Mommy says that this is what fall is like in Michigan - cloudy and dark. Since I was born at the end of March, I was lucky enough to enjoy spring and summer for most of my life. I love being able to take walks and play outside. Mommy is worried that we'll be bored this winter. I think we'll be fine! We'll just have to shop more!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


...and then Mommy made homemade yogurt.

Mommy decided to incorporate yogurt into my diet. She made me Organic Whole Milk Yogurt in a machine. It was really yummy! I could eat yogurt all the time!

We also got our pumpkins over the weekend, and Mommy put up the rest of our Halloween decorations on Sunday. Since Halloween is Mommy's favorite holiday, she really enjoys having the house all spooky and fun.

Friday, October 07, 2005

no blueberries for me

...apparently I'm not ready for blueberries or Stage 2 foods yet!

When I went to the doctors for my 6th month check up Dr. Marcus told Mommy I could start Stage 2 foods. Stage 2 foods are the next step up from the most simple fruits and veggies. Anyway, Mommy and Daddy bought two fruit combinations that contained blueberries: Bananas and Blueberries & Apples and Blueberries. I ate a combination of blueberries 3 nights in a row. Then on Wednesday I started with the loose stools and gas. Needless to say, when Mommy talked to Dr. Ajay (her favorite Dr.) he said that we should wait until I'm 8 months old to try the Stage 2 foods.

I still love peas, so bring on the Stage 1 foods!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

refining the routine I helped Mommy refine my new routine.

I think it works much better. Uncle Joe said that Mommy sounds like our house is a business with how she has me on a schedule. He said it sounded like it came from upper management. Even though Mommy is the COO and Daddy is the CEO, they empower their employees - me! In business school, Mommy learned MBO - Management By Objective - and this helps employees set realistic goals and such. So I refined the routine based on my desires.

7:30 - 8:00am - Wake Up
10:30 - 11:00am - Settle Down for Morning Nap
12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch
2:30 - 3:00pm - Settle Down for Afternoon Nap
5:00 - 6:00pm - Dinner
7:00 - 7:30pm - Bath Time
7:30 - 8:00pm - Bedtime

Since I helped Mommy create this refined new schedule, I'm able to better meet the benchmarks of my day:)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

another fun day

So today Mommy and I went to the new JoAnn Fabrics by Nana Brown. There is a new shopping center getting built over there, and soon there will be a lot of stores to shop at. Anyway, we bought two new frames for my pictures. They are both sage green material and they match our living room perfectly. The pictures also go real well in them!

We also wrote notes to a few people and we are sending them pictures of me. Mommy wants to make sure our friends and family get at least one nice picture of me!

Hope there are more adventures this week!

Monday, October 03, 2005

amy's babies

...and then Mommy posted her story about my breastfeeding adventures on a website called: Amy's Babies.

If you click on my picture, you can read what she wrote. Mommy noticed that my thumbnail picture doesn't load correctly. However, only the little boy - Theo - has one that works. Oh well. People make mistakes.

Mommy changed my routine today - she feels confident about the change too! We shall see.

8:00 - 8:30am Wake Up
10:30 - 11:00am Settle down for morning nap
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunchtime
2:00 - 2:30pm Settle down for afternoon nap
5:00 - 6:00pm Dinnertime
7:00 - 7:30pm Bathtime
8:00 - 8:30pm Bedtime

Sunday, October 02, 2005

stuffy nose

...and I am finally starting to feel like myself.

It's never fun to get your nose probed by an big aspirator. But that's what Mommy has been using on my stuffy nose. Apparently when I get older I'll be able to blow my nose, but for now I have to have the snot sucked out! My fever broke on Wednesday morning, but Mommy & Daddy really think the fever was from the DTaP vaccine on Monday. They think my cold was a coincidence with my normal feverish reaction to the shot. Whatever the case might be, I'm just glad that Mommy only sticks the aspirator in my nose twice a day. It was happening a lot more than that a few days ago.

I had to miss Kindermusik too! So Tuesday Mommy is taking me to class. I'm glad I get to make it up.

Today Mommy is taking me to visit my cousin Emma and Aunt Kelly. Aunt Kelly is making dinner, but Daddy doesn't feel good so he's staying home.

I just hope this week is much better than last!