Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Correction to 5 month stats!

We had a followup appointment in Char.lot.te today so we got an accurate height & weight (I did an estimated weight by weighing her and I together and then me by myself and subtracting, etc). But I was shocked when they put her on the scale! She weighed in at a lovely 14lbs 12oz! My chunky monkey is growing big! Cereal has really beefed her up! And she was 24 1/2" long. They had to do bloodwork and we were amazed by how strong our little girl is! She didn't cry at all and didn't even flinch! I think she was more aggravated that I was holding her still than she was that they were sticking her! She definitely took it better than Mommy and Daddy!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

5 months old!

Birth: 7lbs 7oz - 19.5" long
1 month: 8lbs 13oz - 21" long
2 months: 10lbs 6oz - 21" long
3 months: 12lbs 6oz - 23" long
4 months: 12lbs 15oz - 23 3/4" long
5 months: 14lbs 12oz - 24 1/2" long

Personality: Abby continues to be a happy baby! She is so alert and bright. We are amazed by how much she is learning every day!
Eating/Sleeping Habits: Eats 6oz every 3 hours and has also started eating solids! Right now she is eating rice cereal and sweet potatoes! Green beans are next on the list! She continues to be a great sleeper 90% of the time!
Comforted By: Music, rocking, being read to, and cuddling
Developmental Milestones: She can now roll from her back to her belly so she is constantly in motion. She has also begun teething and we think within the next week she'll cut her first tooth!
Favorites/Likes: She loves her bouncy seat and being on her blanket on the floor. She LOVES Charlie and Chloe! She smiles at them from across the room and loves to pet them. She also loves going for walks and being outside.
Disklikes: Having to wait for food and not being able to see what is going on.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sweet Potatoes

I sucessfully made my first batch of baby food! Sweet Potatoes! It was so easy! I found the recipe here. I bought 3 large potatoes. After washing, poke holes in potatoes with a fork and wrap in aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees until soft (approx. 45 minutes). Once they are done baking, remove skin and put appliance of choice (I used my food processor). Then I added enough water to be able to create a smooth puree. I then distrubed the sweet potatoes into these Baby Cubes for freezing. They are 1oz individual containers which make it easy to thaw just what I need for a meal. When I was doing the math, I was able to make roughly a week's worth of baby food for around $2. Not shabby huh? And the best part is that Abby loved it! I definitely think that she enjoyed the new flavor over plain cereal! The next food on the list is green beans!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Oh how things change!

Someone this morning asked me what exciting plans we had for the weekend. So I responded without thinking "grocery shopping." Yes, I count that as exciting. I would never have counted John or I as the "party type" (shocking I know) yet I never thought grocery shopping would constitute the highlight of weekend. I think a part of the reason I am excited about going is that we are starting VEGGIES this weekend! Its so crazy! Abby turns 5 months old on Sunday so we are going to start adding more flavors into her diet (as I am sure rice cereal gets boring). I am going to be making her baby food to save money as well as keep her food as organic/natural as possible. This website is a wonderful resource for any one looking to do the same! It has tons of great information! I will be sure to post pics!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ladies & gents, we have a roller!

Abby finally figured out how to roll from her back to her belly! She has been going the other way (belly to back) for a couple weeks but she previously hasn't been able to figure out how to get over her arm when trying to get to her belly! We were so excited! And thankfully we were able to catch it on film!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Abby's first taste of cereal!

I cannot believe she is already old enough for cereal!  But we made sure to get her first bites on camera!  She wasn't sure what to think at first but then would fuss if I didn't get the spoon back in her mouth quick enough!  In a couple weeks we will start veggies!


Abby's First Trip to the River

We took Abby for her first "hike" at the Broad River this past weekend! She absolutely loves being outdoors! We tried out a few new carrys with our new mei tai as well! I think she likes the back carry the best so that she can see everything!