Week 23 Highlights

Week 23 Highlights

Oh my goodness, time is zooooooming by!

She’s just the happiest, most alert baby girl and we LOVE showing her the world and watching her learn.

She finally had great head control and could try the Bumbo.  So many people put their babies in them too early.  My pediatric therapy friends (and a OT blog I read) warned of Bumbo time too early….so we have put it off. But man, did she enjoy having a table top! She also ate dinner in the Bumbo this night.

Speaking of sitting, she’s working so hard at it! Still a little tripod with her hands down, but she is trying to sit like a big girl. 

Monday night was our 7th anniversary. We went bowling and got sushi to go. It was fun and perfect, and Remi girl LOVED all the lights, TVs and sounds. 

Sweet thing slept during choir practice. The choir and orchestra are SO loud, and I sing high 1st soprano, so I couldn’t believe she was asleep the whole time.


Week 22 Highlights

Week 22 Highlights

This week seemed to zoom by in a flash. I’m in Easter choir and there are extra rehearsals, so I’ve been gone extra for rehearsals. That makes our time together even more special.

Saturday evening, we did a little bathtub swimming. Since Ty was working on his truck, it was just me and Remi. I usually put on a swimsuit and get in with her, but since I was solo, I stayed out.

She doesn’t smile much while swimming, but she splashes and kicks around, so I know she likes it.

We got into the toy box and added some new toys to our rotation, including this “purse” I bought her. It crinkles, has some key chewers and even a little crinkly money attached. It’s adorable. She held onto her purse while we “shopped” at lunch.

She wore some SUPER CUTE Ric Rac and Ruffles to church! Everyone loved this outfit!

We spent some time at Grandpa’s over the weekend. She was the center of attention. Tyler’s cousin Kelsey is holding her, and Nancy, Grandpa and Uncle Dwight are all gathered around. 

Great grandpa and his girl. Precious. 

So that was week 22! So much fun happening around here!


Five Months Old

Five Months Old

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This happy girl is 5 months old! She had a check-up for her ear infection, so we got to weigh her. She weighs 15 lbs., 1 oz. I’m not totally sure of her length…I attempted to measure her at home and it was 25 inches.

She’s wearing size 2 diapers, 3-6 month clothing, and drinks 5 ounces at a time now! She is eating 4 tablespoons of cereal at night (probably 3-4 nights a week) and drinks around 6 bottles a day.

She is sleeping AWESOME. She is now sleeping through the night without any wakeups! We did a little sleep training to get her to fall asleep on her own without a paci and it’s been great. She sleeps 11-12 hours straight.

Still no teeth, but always lots of drool and chewing. I could have SWORN her bottom teeth were about to break through, but now don’t seem swollen at hard on her gums at all. Who knows?

She’s smiley and happy and bright eyed. Strangers always comment on her alertness.

She had her first time with a “babysitter” (it was her cousin, but it was the first time not with mom, dad, or a grandma) and she did GREAT.

Her first sickness was this month- an ear infection. It was tough with her fever and she was miserable (and sweet baby tried to play and be happy), but I’m thankful she takes medicine well and got over it quickly.

She talks ALL THE TIME. Lots of babbling and talking- in the car, in the crib, when we play, when she eats.

She lover her toys, especially the green oball, the jingle bell rattle, the dolly, and her pony.

She loves being outside. Walks are great for her- lots to look at and so many things to see!

She loves the jumper. She really gets going in there. It’s a saving grace to cook and eat while she plays. She also still loves tummy time and has quit rolling out of it because she doesn’t seem to mind it at all.

She is quick to giggle at lots of things. It’s so fun to make her laugh.

My favorite thing is she has a few really long hairs on the top of her head! It’s so sweet! I don’t want to cut them.

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Here’s to five months of fun with this baby girl!

Remington, you’ve taught me more about grace, selflessness and love in these last 5 months. I’m so glad you’re ours. We love you and your sweet giggle more than anything.

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Week 21 Highlights

Week 21 Highlights

It’s the last week of month 4! It’s crazy how much she’s learning and growing!

She has shown an interest in feeding herself. It’s not totally conducive to actually EATING (since it makes a huge mess), but in an effort to encourage some independence, I’m letting her feed every third bite or so.

She’s just the happiest, most alert baby ever. Watches EVERYTHING closely. She was watching me get ready and was just having so much fun.

Busy girl before church playing in her jumper. She’s figured out all the toys on it and jumps like crazy.

Of course, she has a Hanson fan onesie. Tiny fan.

We had some mommy/daughter pics taken in a daffodil pic (Grammy joined in for a few after helping Remi look at the camera and smile). Our photographer (Jade Graves Photography for you locals) sent me a preview. I’m in love.

On to more fun with our girl! Here’s to week 22!