Sunday, November 28, 2010

I LOVE Tiny Prints!

I've been using Tiny Prints for a few years now and they never disappoint. Courtney's baptism invites just came in the mail and I adore them. She is being baptised on December 28th when we are home in California. My sister and Brother-in-Law will be her Godparents. I'm really excited about it. Courtney will be wearing the same baptism gown that my sister, my nieces and I wore. Totally vintage right?

Here are the invites that I ordered (not with our information):

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

So I was impatient...

Originally we planned to wait until 6 months to start Courtney on solids. Court's pediatrician said that was fine since she was getting plenty of nutrition from breastmilk alone (hello 90% for weight). They also say that early introduction (some people start at 4 months) to foods has been linked to allergies, diabetes and obesity. But this weekend I got impatient and wanted to test it out. So Saturday afternoon we gave it a shot and she just kept spitting it out. So we gave it another try today. I thickened it up a bit and she seemed to like it a bit more. We are using Happy Bellies Organic Brown Rice Cereal mixed with breastmilk. And her Bumbo acted as a highchair. I'm excited to start her on solids. I'm hoping to make some of her baby food, especially certain fruits and vegetables. But we will just continue with the cereal alone until her 6 month appointment.

As you can see, I need more practice. What a mess it is. But I love how excited she was. Everytime I scooped more she would look in the bowl.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

So very excited!

I know I've been a little MIA lately with my posts but I am so excited today. So I scheduled a photo shoot at JcPenney to capture our family for Christmas cards. We picked out a dress for Courtney and a few things for Mike and I. It was scheduled for this coming Saturday. And then it happened. The wonderful photographer who shot our maternity photos and Courtney's newborn photos blogged about Minis! I literally jumped for joy. Mini's are a short 20 minute session with her to capture the family for holiday cards. I couldn't resist. And what is even better it is scheduled for this Sunday...and Mike is actually not under way. It must be a sign right?

But now I'm stuck wondering what the heck to wear. Can Courtney still wear the dress we bought? It's kind of fancy and the photos will be taken outdoors. I have tights to put on her and I can bring a little jacket. But what the heck do I wear? A dress? Jeans and a nice sweater? Remember guys, I live out in the boonies and going shopping after work just doesn't work for me anymore. I'm kinda freaking out.

But the one thing I do know is that Jessica can capture the best in people even if you feel fat (aka my maternity shoot) or fat and tired (aka Courtney's newborn shoot...I'm talking about me of course).

I better give JcPenney a call and cancel our appointment with them.

And because I can't leave you without a picture of my muffin...who got her ears pierced on Monday.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Be a doll...and vote for Courtney!

Please vote for Courtney for the next Gerber Generation Star.

You can search her with our city as Sequim.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Muffin is 5 months!

Courtney turned 5 months old yesterday. Where has the time gone? At her 4 month appointment (which was actually about 4 1/2 months) she was 26 1/2 inches tall and in the 100 percentile for height. We all know this kid isn't getting her height from her good ol' mama (who stands tall at 5'4"). She also weighed in at 15 pounds 3 ounces (90 percentile for weight). Her are a few things she is up to:

- She happily sleeps on her tummy
- She rolls both ways
- She found her feet and has begun putting her toes in her mouth (haven't caught it on film yet)
- She's started pushing herself up with her arms during tummy time
- She is still exclusively breastfed (high five for me) although she did try formula while we vacationed in California since I wasn't pumping enough for some reason
- She is ready for food but we are waiting one more month
- She has found her voice and likes to squeel at the top of her lungs (which makes the dog come's hilarious)
- She has learned to blow raspberries and her face is usually covered in spit
- She had her first Halloween and she dressed up like a pumpkin