Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Well, almost "wordless"....

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Miss Audrey babbling away.....

23 weeks old!

I can hardly believe it! It's been 23 weeks (or 161 days) since I met my precious baby girl. 23 is one of my favorite numbers (probably because we were married on June 23). Since I've been slacking with the updates, I'll put extra pictures in of peanut today! She is growing like a weed. This past week she's been really trying to babble too. Her voice octave is much higher and she's really babbling away. Mostly it comes out sound like "dadadaddadada" or "bababababa" but she just goes on and on. Of course we're still going through all of the drooling and chewing too. No teeth yet, but I know they aren't far off!

My all-time favorite thing about Audrey is when you catch her staring at you and you glance over at her and a smile just lights up her face! She's so amazing!

So, here she is. My ENTIRE world:

Audrey's 1st St. Patrick's Day:




Drooling everywhere and chewing on everything!



The new talent:




Our happy baby girl:

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blogging Award!


I just got my 1st blog award from one of my blogging friends, Lea Liz. Check out her awesome blog (and incredibly adorable son, Brody): http://rolandbaby.blogspot.com/


I'm passing this award on to:

Jess: http://jessicalynnmiller.blogspot.com/
Amber: http://outofdifficultiesgrowsmiracles.blogspot.com/


Thanks again, Lea Liz!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

5 Months Old!

Miss Audrey turned 5 months old today. Part of me thinks it has flown by while the other part thinks she's been part of my life for much longer. Either way, my life has changed and I have become a better person because of her. Everything in life suddenly makes sense.

What a miracle a tiny life is!

We tried taking her 5 month pictures and I'm sad to say, I think we may be done with these. The one posted above is the ONLY decent one we got out of probably 50 pictures! Audrey is now 100% fascinated by paper. She grabbed the sign, pulled at it, crumbled it, etc. It was hilarious to watch and we got some great pictures of her grabbing it, but none that are really great for her "5 month picture." We'll try again next month and see what happens...

Here she is:



Look at this innocent face....

One Year

This week marked the one year anniversary of our first ultrasound.

We saw Audrey for the first time on March 13, 2008.

What a difference a year makes....



Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lots of updates!

I've been so bad at keeping up with everything lately! Between grad school and work, I haven't had a lot of free time to update.

I started a workout program on Wednesdays and Fridays after work. Our gym teacher is running it. Wednesday was the 1st day and it totally kicked my butt--- which I need! I was pretty sore on Thursday and then feeling pretty good again Friday. We had our 2nd class yesterday and it was great! I love being able to work out again!

The other evening I had Audrey on the floor playing and Charley was running around. She started giggling hysterically. We grabbed the video camera quickly to capture it! Audrey absolutely adores Charley and everytime he walks by her, she just giggles at him. It's too cute!

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Jedd and I are in the process of planning a possible long weekend trip to Las Vegas. We saved enough money to go--- now we just have to look for flights and hotels to see what interests us. We're thinking we may travel in late May. I've never been to Vegas and Jedd went once when he was little so we're looking forward to visiting! I'll keep you posted on if we decide to go!

I'm off to enjoy the weekend with Audrey. I'll update tomorrow with her 5 month pictures!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

All I really want...

... is a Canon Rebel XTI! I am desperate for one! They run (online) for about $500 so my goal is to save that money up so I can get one! I love taking pictures of Audrey but my digital camera can't really do a lot of fancy things. However, this camera can!

Our DJ from our wedding, who we still keep in touch with came to visit on Thursday night. He owns a Canon Rebel and brought it over for me to play with. I love the quality of pictures! Jedd seems to think they look exactly like the ones my digital camera takes, but I don't! I think he is probably going to get me one for my birthday.

Some pictures I took with Dave's camera (excuse how blurry some of them are... I'm still learning!):




Doctor's Visit

Well, we finally got to see Audrey's doctor for her "4" month checkup! She was scheduled to be checked when she was actually 4 months... but he canceled a day before due to a vacation! I love how they waited until the last minute to call! Then, they couldn't get us in until Thursday, March 5! So now, it became more of a 5 month checkup then a 4 month checkup. Audrey did great though!

Her stats are:

Weight- 14 pounds, 3 ounces
Length- 25 1/2 inches
Head Circumference- 41.8 cm

She is average for weight and above average for length and head circumference. Which brings me to my next point....

I brought up to Dr. Chang how worried I was that she isn't pushing up during tummy time. He said by now she should be able to more frequently. He had me put her on her stomach, and sure enough, she did it right away. He said she may be a little behind but it's nothing to worry about. Worse case scenario is that she might walk a little later. He suggested doing tummy time much more often and telling her babysitter to do it during the day with her as well. So, I guess practice makes perfect! He also said because her head is so big (most be all of those brains...haha) that it is probably harder for her to lift up. She needs stronger stomach and neck muscles to do it. When we got home I put her on her stomach right away and within 5 minutes she was out cold. No wonder we don't get enough practice!!!

Audrey also got 4 shots when we were there. 3 in her legs and 1 that she took orally. She did wonderful! I was slightly worried because at her 2 month checkup she was so shocked when they pricked her that she held her breath. This time she cried right away and only for about 2 minutes, then she was fine! Oh, the power of infant Tylenol!

We won't see the Dr. again until Audrey is almost 7 months old... our next appointment is not until May 11! Before then, she is allowed to begin solids. Jedd and I are looking forward to starting them with her after 6 months!

Some pictures of her battle wounds:


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

She did it!

For the last few weeks, I was really starting to worry about Audrey. She's been having a lot of trouble holding up her head during tummy time (she's fine holding it any other time). It was something I was planning on asking the Dr. during her 4 month checkup, but then he canceled the appointment and we had to reschedule for this Thursday.

Well, tonight she finally seemed to get it! She was doing tummy time and had her head lifted for awhile! It was so awesome. I tried to snap some quick pictures but I was too excited so they turned out blurry and off center. Here she is though:


Then, she found her hands (her new favorite thing) and decided that her arms made a great resting position so that she could suck on them easier!


Good job, baby girl! You amaze us more and more everyday!