Sunday, January 25, 2009

6 Months!!!

I can't believe Audrey is 6 months old today! Time has really flown by. It really does seem like she was just born a month or two ago. She changes so much everyday. I was looking at the first picture of her just moments after she was born. I still see so much of her newborn face int her face today. Obviously she has gotten bigger and her face has changed alot, but I still see her. Not just in the pictures, but in my mind. Sounds creepy, but true. The time I will always look back on and cherish with her was the first night she was born. My parents were staying at our house and I had sent B home for the night to get them settled. I was still numb from the surgery and couldn't move so I didn't really need him there. I know, that sounds horrible, but also true. So when the nurses brought Audrey in to nurse, it was just me and her. When she was done nursing I would just stare at her and memorize every aspect of her face. I smelled her skin, listened for her breath and watched her sleep. I even asked a nurse to come back later so I could have a little more alone time with her. That was one of the best times of my life. I will always remember my careful inspection of her.

So here we are, 6 months later. She is such a healthy and happy child. Thank you Lord!

Here are her 6 month stats and a few pictures:

WT: 16lbs, 5oz (50th %)
HT: 26 1/2 in (75th%)
Head: 43 (75th% - her head finally caught up with the rest of her body!)

Just born!

mastering carrots!

playing before bed

being forced to perform while not feeling well

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My Friend Laura!

So even though Audrey was feeling way better I was still concerned about putting her in daycare. I really wanted to give her one more day at home just in case. I was stuck though because I couldn't really take off another day and everyone else seemed busy. Except my wonderful friend Laura! She was off due to MLK day and offered to watch Audrey for us. What a blessing! Laura came over at 6:45 AM (that's a friend) and played all day with Audrey. I didn't get a picture of the two of them though. My mistake. I didn't think of it until after she left. Anyway, Thank you so much Laura and dinner and drinks at Gloria's are on me!

Monday, January 19, 2009

48 points

That was how much higher my score on Scrabble was then my husband's score! Yeah me! I know you are probably wondering what the big deal is, but you see, I have lost every game we have played since we got the game for Christmas. Well that's not true, I won one other time. My husband definitely gets a strategy going every game and I don't really think about what I am going to do until it is my turn. Maybe I should re-think my strategy. Maybe not... after all I did win last night's game! Woo-Hoo!

As for the Audrey front..... she has been sick the past week and a half with a virus and an ear infection. We didn't even know she had an ear infection until we went in to get her cough checked out and the doctor said she had one. She didn't show any signs of being sick other then her cough. Until she got diagnosed. The she was a fussy pants the rest of the time. She also now has decided that 12:30 am is her time to wake up. Either that or she is having bad dreams. Does anyone know when kids start having dreams? She has woken up in the middle of the night several times screaming for all she is worth and we can't figure out what is wrong. Anypne else have this problem with their kids?

Well, that's all I have got for now. I hope you enjoyed the post.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


At around 4 months Dr. G told me that I could start giving Audrey baby food. I had heard it was better to wait so I asked Dr. G about this and she said some babies have sensitive stomachs and need to wait for potential allergy purposes, but since Audrey has no known allergies and not a sensitive stomach that we could go ahead and start if we wanted to. I decided to wait until she was 5 months old before trying out rice cereal. I really think the cereal is just to get her to practice with the spoon. She did really well the first couple of times we tried it and then flat out refused to open her mouth when we tried a third time. So we gave it to her in a bottle instead. She had no problem with cereal so we moved onto some green beans. I actually remembered the camera this time so here is Audrey's green beans adventure:

Something new.....
Definitely not cereal....


OK, I'll take some more please!

Hey... I'm trying to eat over here!


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Laugh N' Learn Puppy

Christmas was good to little Audrey. She got a wagon, an exersaucer, videos, stuffed animals, books and 3 Laugh N' Learn puppies. Yes. I said 3. My big thing was that I wanted Audrey to have educational items and not just toys. Apparently the puppy is the only educational toy on the market. Don't get me wrong, I love that everyone respected that I wanted her to have an educational toy. I just think it is hilarious that 3 different people got the exact same toy. It made for a humorous Christmas! So 2 puppies are finding new homes. Well not new, just back to the stores!