Wednesday, July 30, 2008

5 months old!!!

Addison turned 5 months old on Friday. So hard to believe! Too bad she has been fighting a bad cold & allergies the past week. We took her to the doctor to make sure everything is ok. Her disposition is pretty good still, but she is so congested. She is having a hard time sleeping during the night because she is having difficulty breathing through her nose. Poor thing! With her dad and mom and their allergies, this girl has no chance! :(

Don't have much time to write. Heading off to Indy for the weekend. We are throwing Ashley and Bryan a shower for their soon-to-be triplets. I have never given a shower in the hospital so this should be interesting. Ashley is still doing ok.

Addie is excited to have a new friend! Our wonderful friends Heather and Peter (actually Heather is my boss) welcomed their daughter, Emma, into the world yesterday. Addie and Emma are destined to be friends. Well, we are going to make them be. :) Their moms work together, they have the same pediatrician and will be going to the same daycare! Jeremy and I are going to the hospital to visit them before we head out of town.

Have a wonderful weekend! And a Happy Anniversary to my parents...I don't even know what number it is, 38 years, I think. Something amazing for sure!

 

Reading before bed

 

Reading her favorite book, "Rainbow Rob," with dad

 

Playing (and chewing) the paper at the pediatrician's office during her visit

 

She obviously isn't feeling too bad

 

5 months old...Our youth minister, Julie, let us borrow this outfit. Thanks Maddy & Julie!

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Back to normal...woo hoo!

We are home!!! It was a hard month, but we got through it. My boss, Heather, is due in 2 weeks and was put on bed rest the final few days of the summer program in Lexington. Things got even more hectic for me since I was next in charge. Everything went well and Heather is now back to work...for now. We are so excited for Heather and Peter and their new baby-to-be, Emma. We joke and say that Emma and Addie are going to be friends whether they like it or now. They will even be going to the same daycare eventually. :)

I have been home for about a week now. Both Addie and I were ready to sleep in our own beds and Jeremy was ready for us to be home. Last week was lighter at work. We had to work on Addie after her time in the Lexington daycare. They didn't have her on much of a schedule (both with naps and feedings) and we think she was held most of the time. She didn't take good naps once we got home. Leigh helped watch her twice last week and she fought her on naps. Kelly started watching her again today and Kelly said she did pretty well today.

Addison is a big girl now...she started solids on Thursday! She has done a great job so far. She still makes quite a mess, but is definitely eating most of the food. See the video below.

Jeremy and I went with two other couples to a lake house this weekend. This was our first weekend away from Addie. It was much needed after the month we all had. Anthony and Jenny and my parents watched her during the weekend. We can not thank them enough!!! Addie did pretty well except she wouldn't go to bed for Anthony on Friday night. We feel so bad. She doesn't fight us during bed time much. Once she falls asleep she stays asleep for at least 10 hours! Because she didn't nap well all week she was pretty tired and cranky for my parents on Saturday evening. Other then that she had a good report. Not too bad for her being away from both of us for a couple of nights for the first time. Jeremy and I had lots of fun with our friends! It was a nice little vacation. We can't wait to go to Florida in less than a month for a week!!!

Addie smiles and laughs a lot. The video below is perfect! She won't smile for me with the camera because she gets so curious about it. Hopefully I can catch that smile sometime. We are seeing more of her personality everyday. She is a very social, observant and happy baby. She has to be entertained a lot more now that she is getting older. We are loving being back to "normal"...even Jeremy is who got some time off from diaper duty, washing bottles, bed time rituals, etc. :)


P.S. Please pray for our friends, Ashley and Bryan Callahan. Ashley is pregnant with triplets right now and is in the hospital until she delivers them. She is almost 24 weeks along. She is showing signs of labor and the babies really need to stay in much longer. Ashley is now not even allowed to sit up in the hospital bed! Please pray for her, Bryan and the babies (2 girls and a boy).


 

Sadie kisses

 

Addison reaching for Sadie

 

She now sucks on her feet

 

Playing with her Baby Einstein exersaucer...she LOVES this!!! She plays with everything on it and it keeps her occupied for quite some time.

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Can you tell Addie adores her dad and her dad adores her?

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Yummy, yummy

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Hanging in there

I am home from Lexington for a 24 hour break. I only have one more week left! It has been hard being a "single" mom, but we are doing ok. Jeremy has been a huge help on the weekends and my colleagues have been very understanding. Addie has had lots of people hold her over the past few weeks! The daycare situation is ok. They don't want her to leave. I will be ready to crash when this is all over.

A lot has happened in the last month since I last updated this. We celebrated Father's Day, Addison got to get in a pool for the first time, she has rolled over (and she did it when Jeremy and I were both watching her!), sticks her pacifier in her mouth on her own and makes all kinds of new sounds everyday. She went in for her 4 month check-up. She is in the 50% in weight (weighing 13 lbs 2 oz.) and 75% in height (25 inches). Those were the same exact percentages at her two month appt. She got four shots again and was in a lot of pain that evening.

I thought I should upload some pictures over the past month. I haven't taken many, but these should do for now. Hope you had a great holiday weekend!


 

Chillin' in the boppy

 

She looks up in the mirror of her swing

 

Before getting in the pool at Jamie and Derek's house

 

With her second cousin, Craft

 

Feeling the grass for the first time with her aunt Tiffany

 

Holding on to her stuffed animal

 

Happy 4th of July!

 

Over 4 months old!

 

Hanging out with dad in her diaper



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