40 Week Highlights

40 Week Highlights

Where is the time going? This week had it’s highs and lows, but looking back at the memories, it was a good week overall.

Let’s start with this girl growing and developing SO FAST. She was attempting to stand up. Look at those straight legs! She’s crawling all over the place, so goodness help us when she walks!

She moved up to a “big girl” car seat. I was tired of carrying around the baby carrier and she was outgrowing it. So we moved on up.

Just a little mom and Remi selfie before school. Love this girl.

One morning I found Mikey in her room keeping her company between her waking up and going to get her (mom’s gotta turn on the coffee pot, yo).  He loves her, but mostly when she’s contained in her crib. ha!

We had two doctor’s visits this week. The first was an ear follow up and her 9 month well-child checkup. All is well with the 9 month visit, but turned out she had a double ear infection. You wouldn’t know it then because she was a peach. However, she developed a fever later in the week which sent us BACK to the doctor for a checkup.

I ended up wearing her to church on Sunday because we went to the early service. My first time wearing my new Tula. It has the sleepy carrier dust, too!

She looked adorable before church though! I can only get a good picture with her locked in her booster seat because she’s always on the move!

Trying to pull up…

LOVING bath time.

I went to Walmart on my own and left with this GIANT toy. I couldn’t resit. It looked like she would enjoy it. And she sure did!


So that was our week! Such fun with our girl!

9 Months Old

9 Months Old

This has been our most fun month yet. She’s on the move, she’s talking, she’s interacting and playing more. We love everything about life with our girl.

Remington weighs 18 lbs, 2 oz and is still 27-28 inches long (she hasn’t grown much lately). She’s around 50th percentile for weight, but is now dropping on height and is like 10-15 for height.  Doctor says she could just be waiting for a growth spurt. He said he’s not ready to say she’s gonna be short. ha! Her head circumference is also in the 10-15 percentile. Our tiny girl! She’s wearing size 3 diapers and anywhere from 6-9 to 9-12 month clothes depending on how it fits (she’s tall, so onesies have to be bigger). She can finally wear her newborn shoes!!

She’s eating 5 5 oz. bottles a day, and eating 3 meals and a snack. Aside from being sick, she’s still a great eater. She prefers hand grabbing her food, but will let us spoon feed her (when she does it, it’s a HUGE mess, so only at dinner at home).

This month, she tried: tomatoes, cottage cheese, pineapple, pork, plums, salmon, cinnamon, vanilla, sage, rosemary, basil, garlic, eggplant, tilapia, green peppers, cucumbers, pasta, cauliflower, coconut, chickpeas, onions, cherries, Goldfish and Cheerios (and probably some things I forgot).  She also got her first ice cream (from my friend Danielle at a church function) and cupcake (at daycare for a kid’s birthday).

Her favorites are still berries and green veggies.

She loves school. Big smiles when we arrive. Thank goodness, no separation anxiety yet. She’s all smiles at drop off at school and church and happily goes to “strangers” (aka people at church functions).

This month she sadly got another ear infection and her first stomach bug. She is still so happy and smiley even during sickness, though.

She’s napping AWESOME- at school for 2 hours or at home for several naps on the weekends. She puts herself to sleep for naps and at bedtime. She sleeps 11 hours straight at night. She goes to bed at 6:30-7:30 depending on how tired she is and sleeps until 6 a.m.

She is BIG girl crawling now. AND FAST. She is a bit wobbly getting from crawl to sit and sometimes falls over. She’s sensitive when she falls over, even if she doesn’t bump her head.

She still LOVES being up in the baby carrier. She naps great in it and smiles big when I get it out and put her in it. Baby wearing is amazing for our bond and being on the go.

She says Mama and Baba very clearly and on purpose now. She’s said “Da” but just as a noise. LOTS of babbling and talking.

Her hair is getting longer and I often have to pin back her bangs.

She LOVES bath time. She crawls around, plays with her toys, splashes, tries to drink the water and eat the soap. She loves water time.

She’s just so fun. She smiles at everyone grocery shopping, she’s easy to run errands with. She is so easy, laid-back and flexible. She’s happy and her “fussy” is so mild. Strangers mention her smile, her hair and her eyes. They always say she’s a good baby- and she is.

Her favorite toys are ones that play music or spin rattle. She will spin the rattle on her activity table over and over and over and over.  She loves rolling the ball now.  She still loves her Hamilton Mix Tape “My Shot.” It’s our go-to happy song. She also loves fun noises and when we dance.

Still just the two bottom teeth. Those top two have been all month coming in, and still nothing.

Her nicknames include Bug, Roo, Roo bug, Remi Grace, RG, Punkin, Doodlebug, Doodles.

Remington, you are the best thing that ever happened to us. Each day is an adventure and a blessing. We pray to teach and guide you well. Your smile and giggle just melts us, and your determination (though sometimes is tough to deal with) is impressive and will serve you well. We love you, baby girl!

Baby, you’re a firework!

Baby, you’re a firework!

Oh what a fun July 4th we had!  It was a little sad because Tyler had to work a 12-hour shift (boo!) so it was just me and my girl. But we made the most of it!

We hung out at home in the morning, watching her CRAWL all over the place. She’s officially crawling on her knees and getting everywhere FAST. So I spent the morning watching her crawl around and baby-proofing as we went. Then she napped and I got her ready to go.

She looked red, white and cute!

We went to town for our city’s FreedomFest.  It’s the best.  Seeing lots of friends, music, food, vendors…so much fun. She was entered in our little patriotic pageant.

She was pretty excited before it started.

I carried her on stage to show her off. She finally smiled at the end of the stage. Little ham!

She won her age division. We were so surprised! It’s a fundraiser, so we were just there to support our friends…but getting some fun trophies was a nice surprise!

Miss Freedom Fest Tiny Tot Queen!

All of the winners (and me, who was making sure she didn’t crawl off the stage!)

Her boyfriend James came by to congratulate her! So sweet!

Our family was there, which is always fun!  We were so thankful that Heather and Kelsey and my bestie Brandy came to cheer her on!

We may have had a little too much fun with Her Majesty.

Sweet girl!

After the pageant, we walked around the festival and ate lunch.  But then it was naptime, so we came home.

After naps, Grandpa showed up to play! She loved his funny noises!

And a little later, uncle Dwight joined the fun!

Once Tyler FINALLY got off work, Remi was already in bed, so Gigi stayed with her while we went back to the festival.  There was a fun bluegrass country band playing, so we put our chairs in the middle of a bunch of friends, visited, ate dinner, listened to the music and waited for the fireworks.

A delish low carb dinner from a food truck.  A philly without a bun and bacon wrapped pickles! YUM!

At dark, we went and found dessert and moved our chairs back for the fireworks show. Our town puts on a great fireworks show. They turn the lights off on the square and play a fun patriotic sound track that the fireworks are set to. Lots of fun!

It was a late night getting home, but so worth it for a little hometown date and seeing the fireworks.

I hope you all had a fun 4th as well!

39 Week Highlights

39 Week Highlights

I’m loving being this girl’s mama. It’s hard to believe she’s almost been out as long as she was in. Getting so close (She was born at 41.5 weeks…so a couple more weeks before that).

Friday was overall day!

She wore this CUTE dress to daycare on July 3. I thought it looked like fireworks. And I think she looks like her daddy in this picture.

On the 4th, she won our little local pageant’s Tiny Tot division.

She took a bath in mama’s big bathtub and LOVED drinking from the faucet. She is so funny! I’m just thankful she doesn’t mind water in her face.

Before church Sunday, she was crawling around. She was enjoying her jumper from below. That’s not how it works, silly girl!

We tried to have a little photoshoot in the front before church. But she’s mobile, so it’s getting tougher!

We played before church and she was just.so.excited about life.

And I love that ruffly butt. These bubble rompers are my faves.

My sweet friend Danielle brought me homemade pie Friday night, so of course, I broke my diet.  A little certain baby girl was mad that she wasn’t eating with me.

She wasn’t feeling great and took a nap Saturday morning and looked like a sleeping angel.

Saturday morning selfies. Funny face!

We just love spending time together! I can’t believe she will be 9 months next week!