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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Baby's 2nd Christmas

The only thing I can think to start this with, is how different Christmas was, compared to what I thought it would be like. *Sigh*

When we listed our house for sale we knew we'd have to scale back on Christmas, probably wouldn't be able to put up our tree, etc. But when we sold and ended up with our closing scheduled for only five days after Christmas, my vision of what Christmas would be, really came shattering down.

It just didn't make sense to give Megan tons of presents that would have to be packed away and not seen again for almost four months. Instead, we only gave her three small gifts that she could take along with in the car. At least she had something to open on Christmas morning. On the empty living room floor, no tree in sight. :( She did get other presents from grandma and grandpa and her cousins that she got to open the night before, so it wasn't like she only got three little presents. But dang it, that isn't how I imagined her Second Christmas to be.

The first photos are from Christmas Eve. She loved looking at the tree. She would go up to it and touch it so gently. And that dress, so cute!


And Christmas morning.



Part of me is already looking forward to Christmas 2011. Putting up the tree and decorations and actually having presents under the tree. Megan will be 2.5 by then. She'll really be into the pretty lights and ornaments. Hopefully we can make it especially magic for her and us after the disappointing Christmas that we had in 2010.












Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Look Who's ONE!



How is it possible that our little baby girl is already a year old? We had her 1yr appointment and she is still a peanut. She is so active that she just burns everything she takes in. Here are her official 1yr stats. And yes, officially, still a peanut.
  • Height - 29 1/4" 50%
  • Weight - 17lbs 10oz 5%
  • Head size - 47cm 90%
She's been walking independently for several weeks now. It was like it was her mission in the weeks leading up to her birthday to be walking by the time she turned one. She did it! She's so little, it makes it especially cute to see her walk across the room or carrying something that looks almost as big as her! Her favorites are the large playground ball and the FP Cookie Jar that she got for her birthday. You just have to be thankful that the cookie jar isn't "real" or breakable.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

9 Months Old!

Sorry to be MIA for so long. I'm still feeling torn as to whether or not to continue to blog. In a way I miss it, but then again, I barely have time to think about blogging. Maybe I should focus on being photo heavy with updates in pictures more than words.

She's certainly changed since my last post in November. Here's a current picture. I'm thinking maybe I'll go back and add a few postdated entries just to get more stuff out there. I always liked going back and seeing where we were at a certain time.

Today we had her 9 month check-up and she's doing really good! She's been crawling for a little over a month and pulls herself to a stand on almost everything. She likes to cruise along...I'm sure she'll be walking in no time! She's still my little peanut, that's for sure.
  • Height - 27 1/4" 25-50%
  • Weight - 15lbs 10.5oz 5-10%
  • Head size - 45.8 cm 90%






Sunday, November 15, 2009

Well, That's Different!

This kid is hilarious. I don't know how she does it, but every now and then she pulls out one of these new tricks and has us laughing and laughing. I'm pretty sure neither of us taught her this one since neither of us can repeat it. Thing is with these noises that she does, she seems to only do them for a couple of days, and then moves on to something new. If she starts doing something new, we have to catch it early.

For a few days, this is what she was doing after she had a bottle. I wish the video was clearer, but it was bedtime so the room was only dimly lit and her white noise was already turned on.



I have no idea how she made the connection that this action was even possible let alone as funny as we found it. When she drinks a bottle, she cups her tongue like a U around the bottle nipple while she's sucking. This is something that breastfed babies do, so it seems that she still has that skill even though we haven't really nursed since July.



Monday, November 9, 2009

5 Months Old

This kid just amazes me. I've been struggling to get some decent pictures of her lately so I didn't really have high expectations that her 5 month pictures would turn out very well. I figured we'd have to try at least two different "sessions" with her to get anything workable. Nah! She nailed it on the first attempt. And she was in such a good mood. I am very pleased with how these turned out.

Here are a few of my favorites.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Someone has found her voice

This is pretty funny. Over and over and over. The tongue just cracks me up!



Saturday, October 24, 2009

Baptism Day

For a while now we've been trying to figure out what to do as far as a baptism goes. We don't belong to a church, but we really felt it was important to have Megan baptized. When we got married, we hired a minister who came to our site to perform the ceremony. It felt like the right thing to do to contact him and see if he'd perform the baptism. When we called him, he said he often gets requests from couples he's married to baptize their children. With that, the decision was made to travel to his home church to have the ceremony performed. It would be a private service, on a Saturday morning.

Here are some photos from the service:



And more photos of Megan in her beautiful baptismal gown:



The dress was just beautiful. It's too bad there isn't reason to dress her up in it a few more times before she outgrows the dress.