Friday, December 21, 2012

5 months old and growin' like a weed! =)

Well, today marks 5 months since our daughter entered the world.  It hardly seems like it's been that long in some ways, but in other ways it seems like a LONG time ago that it was Reuben and me. K is now about 16 lbs, and 26" long.  That's about the same size I was at her age.

It's been a while since I posted, so there's a bunch of pictures that I'd like to share.  I suppose you won't mind? :-)

K's latest recreational activity is blowing bubbles--LOTS of them--and splattering Mommy and Daddy.  She seems to think it's great fun.  When we're traveling in the car, we can usually tell if she's happy because there's that sputtering sound coming from the car seat. :-)

But K doesn't just blow bubbles.  Right now she is trying very hard to learn the fine art of rolling from her back to her stomach.  She's accomplished it twice, and ALMOST gotten it many, many times.  In her efforts to accomplish this feat, she ends up spinning herself in a circle on the floor, with her head remaining in basically the same place, because with each successive attempt, the rest of her body shifts a bit. 

The other evening she was on the floor between our two chairs, desperately trying to turn over again.  She would ALMOST make it, but just not quite.  She’d huff and puff, and roll back on her back.  Then she’d lay there, thumping her little foot against the floor a few times.  She was cheerful, but apparently annoyed that she couldn’t get it!  She was trying SO HARD, and had a most serious look on her face. Quite amusing. :-)  This morning, during one of her "workouts", I assisted her just a tad and she rolled over on her tummy.  She picked her head straight up, looked at me, and laughed.  "I told you I could do it, Mommy!" 

Although winter didn't start till today, according to the calendar, that didn't keep us from HAVING winter yesterday!

So, in consequence, Reuben was off work, and we had a lazy, at home day while the snow piled up and blew around outside.  We got between 8-9 inches and had gusts of wind which were, according to the weather man, up to 50 mph.  I believe him.  We live on the ridge, and we feel it when it blows!

Anyway, as I said, we had a lazy day.  K was up bright and early, though (babies don't know about sleeping in), so we brought her to bed with us.  She loved it. :-)

In the last week or so, K has graduated from her Bumbo seat to the rocker I used as a child.  I folded up a towel to use as padding, and stuck her in it.  She seems to enjoy it quite a lot!

And last but definitely not least is K's 5 month picture that I took today.  If you compare it with previous month pictures, you'll notice that she's in the same rocker but without the teddy bears.  That's because she doesn't need them. She sits reasonably well on her own, although she still has some "leaning issues". :-)  She also can stand just by us holding her hands.  Pretty strong little gal!  But anyway, here's the parting shot:

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Evidence of a Mommy Brain

Step one: put about a cup or so of milk in a kettle to warm up (not for Baby, just for whatever purpose is at hand).

Step two: Get distracted by Baby crying or something... "Just for a minute"

Step three: Let your distraction truly distract you and keep you away from the stove for about 5 minutes.

Step four: Suddenly remember the kettle of milk and go rushing back to the stove.

Step five:  Look below

I wish I'd taken a picture of the VERY BLACK inside of the kettle.  It took some serious work to get it clean!!! 

The kitchen smelled for a LONG time that day, in spite of candles and open windows.  Ugh!

Moral of the story: never walk away from a kettle of milk, even for "just a minute"!!  :-)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Family picture

Here's our family picture that some friends snapped the other evening.  Nothing professional, but it's us, and we're so glad to be a family!