Monday, December 20, 2010

Santa has good taste!

Don't you just DIE over these sweet kicks Santa left for Courtney early this year?


and this dress? OH-EM-GEE!



One veggie at a time!

We started with peas and that was a disaster. So we decided to do orange and yellow veggies first. Sweet potatoes were a success.



And a shout out to my cousin Kim, Owner of Lake Side Properties in Carson City, NV for the sweet bib!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I love you like a fat kid loves cake!

Mike will be gone for work the week of Christmas so we decided to celebrate Christmas today with Courtney. Santa brought me a 50mm f/1.8 lens for my Canon Rebel camera. Below are a few shots with my new lens.







Thursday, December 9, 2010

6 month update!

Courtney had her 6 month well check on Tuesday. This is how it went:

Weight: 16 pounds 12 ounces (75%)
Height: 27 inches (95%)
Head: 41.4 cms (40%)
Shots: Four (would have been three but we went ahead and got her the flu shot...terrible parents we are.)

Her pediatrician is very happy that she is still on breastmilk and always gives me kudos for continuing to pump for her while I work. She always makes me feel good and motivates me to keep going. She said we can now start solids and that she can have veggies, fruits and meat on top of the cereal we already started. She was given flouride drops that I am to give her everyday. She said she is just thriving and that we are doing a great job.

So after her appointment I headed to the grocery store and picked up a few jars of organic veggie baby food (ok it was 10 jars...they were 10 for $7...give me a break). I plan to try making my own, but I was excited to let her try her first veggie. When we came home she had a bottle, then had some rice cereal and her first veggie...peas. She ate them right up. Fast forward to the next night. I heat up the rice cereal and peas and she wants nothing to do with them. Keeps making the ewww what is that face. I tried to catch it on video but she would not even open her mouth to give them another try. We will try peas a few more nights before giving oatmeal a try, then I plan to try green beans. How exciting for her to get to try new things huh? Oh yeah, she is also eating in her big girl highchair.

This was taken the night of her appointment.



Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's Santa!

Mike and I drove to a really nice mall this weekend (2 hours and a ferry ride away) to take Courtney to see Santa. We were so happy we did. You know how sometimes you see a Santa where it looks like a teenager is dressed up with a fake beard? I'm glad our drive was worth it. Our Santa was great. Enjoy the below picture and video.


video

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sweet baby Jesus!

How can I leave the house with my daughter dressed in this cute outfit


and come home with this wrapped up in a Safeway grocery bag like a present from Santa?


And for heaven's sake Kitty, why are you still smiling?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

6 Months!











Letter to my baby!

Dear Courtney,

Today you have reached a huge milestone. A milestone that mommy thinks came up way to fast. How can it be? How can that 7 pound 11 ounce baby girl with the angel kiss on her forehead (which you still have when you are sleepy) and those chubby little cheeks be six months old today? I guess some things people warn you about motherhood are right. Like the one about you growing so fast. I miss how I used to hold you with one hand, how you would snuggle next to me in bed and we would nap together during the afternoon (boy I miss maternity leave). You have grown so much in the last six months. No, really. You are in the 90% for weight and the 100% for height. You sit up pretty well unassisted although mommy still puts the boppy around you in case you decide to throw yourself back. Your giggle is contagious and bring tears to my eyes everytime I hear it. You roll back and forth, have started to army crawl (mommy isn't ready for that yet ok?) and you enjoy your rice cereal.

Mommy and Daddy look at eachother all the time and thank God for blessing us with you. You are the sweetest baby we could have ever asked for. As much as I dislike spending my days away from you while I work, I LOVE that you recognize me when I come to pick you up and how gently you grab my face and plant a big slobbery kiss on me. That alone could melt anyones heart. Daddy misses you so much when he is away for work but loves giving you hugs and kisses, bathtime and taking you out to experience new things.

We are so lucky to have you in our lives. We love you to the moon and back and much much more.

Love,
Mommy

On another note, I've been exclusively breastfeeding for 6 months! You don't understand how proud I am of this accomplishment. The first 6 weeks were brutal and I wanted to give up almost everyday. But here I am. Yay!