Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas photos

A few photos from Christmas:

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Saturday Guest-Blogger

Mommy said that I can do a little guest-blogging when she gets busy, just to keep the family up to date on my progress and such.  So I thought I'd share a few photos that she tortured me with  took this morning while Daddy couldn't save me went to work.

I got a really cool chair for Christmas from my Grandma and Grandpa.  It's just like the chairs that my Mommy and Daddy have.

I feel like such a big girl now that I'm 6 months old, so it's really the perfect new addition to our living room.  I can pretty much do everything that Mommy and Daddy do.

Daddy likes to watch TV.  Me too.

Mommy likes to hang out with her friends, like my Aunty Katie.  I like to hang out with my friends too, especially my new Monkey Man.

Mommy likes to talk on the phone.  So do I!

Daddy likes to have a drink when he hangs out in his chair, and so do I!

Mommy likes to kick back with a good book, and I think Dr. Seuss is her favorite author, just like me.

So I guess my next step is driving, right?

Peace out!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

If at first you don't succeed.....

....try, try again!

Alex's 2nd meal went a lot better! Somehow she realized that the strange substance we were putting in her mouth was actually food! It took about two bites before she was opening her mouth and asking for more.  She finished off the entire bowl this time!  GO Alex! :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Half-year!

Is anyone else as shocked as we are that it has already been half a year since Alex blessed our lives? I'm just amazed at how fast time is flying!

Today Alex had her 6 month check-up with the pediatrician and she is doing great! She weighs 17 lbs and is 27 inches tall.  She is in the 75th percentile for weight and 90th percentile for height.  The doctor gave us the go-ahead for solid foods, so we decided to give Alex her first meal tonight.

How did it go?  Well.....I'll let Alex tell you.

"Hi. I'm starving.  Do you see my tummy?  I look hungry, don't I?"

"What's that you say?  Food?! Finally!"

"Give me that bowl.  Enough pictures, let's get this show on the road, Mommy!"

"Wait a second.  THIS is what I've been looking forward to?  WHAT is this?"

"Where's the hamburger Daddy was eating earlier? I've never seen you guys eating this stuff. Did you give me Sadie's dinner?"

"Hunger strike.  This is foul.  I refuse to eat this."

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

For Sarah Lou and Leon

Alex received a Christmas gift in the mail from some of my family in Georgia.  They suggested we open it early, so here is the video, for their viewing pleasure!   (Thank you so much for her gift!!!)

Predictable Chaos

I just went to New York for work training.  I was gone for 4 days, the longest I had ever been away from Alex.  It was hard! I was kept really busy during the day and we even had activities planned during the evening.  So I was distracted from being homesick most of the time.  But at the end of the long day, when I got into my hotel bed, I would look to my nightstand on my right, hoping to see the dim light of the video monitor, hoping to hear the soft sounds of Alex breathing in and out--and I really missed her.  Rich took a couple days of vacation to stay home with her, and they had some wonderful time together.  He sent me photo-texts of her throughout the day and it helped me to see that they were both doing great without me.  I found it funny when I came back, he would say things like, "Alex likes it when you do this now...." Like she was a different baby in the 4 days since I left! :)

We have been busy on all kinds of levels lately.  It seems like our life is in a constant state of predictable chaos.  Our heater died, we had a problem with our shower, and both of our jobs are putting more stress and pressure on us than ever before.  But we're dealing with it.  We are trying to balance parenthood, marriage, careers, family, friends, house repairs, holiday shopping.....The list never ends.  And I guess it's okay.