December 16, 2008
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November 12, 2008
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November 4, 2008
October 31, 2008
We also took some new "naked butt" pictures before Riley's bath tonight!
October 22, 2008
Peanut's gettin' big!
October 14, 2008
October 13, 2008
September 25, 2008
Last weekend Grandma Cotton and Aunt Lisa stayed with us. It was fabulous! We walked around the farmer's market on Saturday. Had a big family dinner cookout including Aunt Carly, Uncle Kevin and Makayla. There were tons of kisses and hugs shared with Riley. It was sad to see everyone leave on Sunday.
Then, on Tuesday, Mamie and Papa showed up! It had been a long time since they had seen the peanut. She's changed so much! Again, it was wonderful to have family around. It was like having an extra set of hands and eyes to keep watch over the baby. I didn't know what to do with myself with all that free time! We even got to go out for a baby-free dinner.
There was so much excitement the past few days that we are all completely worn out. This weekend will be one for resting up and snuggling inside a warm house!
September 18, 2008
Sure enough, she'd flipped herself onto her tummy and was struggling a little to get one arm out from under her. Ian put her on her back again while I went to get his bagel out of the toaster. Don't you know it, she rolled over again while I was in the kitchen!
She's done it since then for me, but Ian got to witness it first. I'm so glad he went into work a little late this morning!
September 11, 2008
Riley will finally get to meet her cousin Sasha. We'll be heading up to DC this weekend to visit with Uncle Terry and his family. We are very excited to meet Sasha, but make no promises on our sleep schedule as it has been erratic all week. It can make for some long days, but smiles and laughter are what keep us going.
More to come soon!
August 26, 2008
We enjoyed an afternoon at Bass Lake Park this weekend and took some really good pictures! We had planned to sit out on a blanket and feed the geese, but it was still a little too warm. So, instead, we hung out on the clubhouse porch overlooking the lake. Riley was so good! She watched the light reflecting off the water and enjoyed the cuddling with Dad. It was a super awesome day.
We also managed to get some shots of Riley enjoying a taste of bananas!
August 22, 2008
We've taken on cloth diapers full time and officially "switched" last week. It really is a lot easier than imagined. Aside from the extra loads of laundry its no different than using the disposables. Even Dad's caught on!
Developmentally, Peanut is working on her hand control. She's starting to bring things towards her mouth and grip items with both hands. She's holding her head up better each day and can sit up with assistance. Every day she finds new sounds to make and tests them out. Recently, it's been a very high pitch squeal that varies in volume.
We tried our first solid food on Wednesday - bananas. The spoon is a new feeling and she doesn't care for it being too cold. Oh the faces she makes! It's still early and she mostly pushes the food around in her mouth. But, today she managed to swallow most of it and even started opening her mouth when the spoon came near. I don't think we're too far off.
August 15, 2008
Overall, she's handling it all very well. She's tired and a little uncomfortable, as can be expected, but in relatively good spirits. This evening her temperature was up a little bit again (100.5), so we'll see how she's doing tomorrow.