Friday, October 30, 2009

6 Months

Okay, so Whitney isn't six months until Sunday, but I will be at my sisters for the next twelve days and don't know how much I will be blogging so I'm doing it now. Can I just say wow! Six months already!! She got her first tooth three weeks ago, and it remains her only tooth.
She is 17.1 lbs and 26.25 inches. In two months she has grown 2lbs and 2in. We don't have her well baby until Nov 13 after we get back, so we'll see if she has grown again! She was not a big fan of the lion costume. No way that is a 2t-3t costume!



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Going.... Backwards?

She started out right next to the crab and in her attempt to get it she pushed herself backwards. She is following the customary "baby rule" that you must go backward before you can go forward!
She's working on it!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

What Pumpkin?

She was WAY more interested in the grass!




Saturday, October 24, 2009

Our Friday

Help mom, I'm stuck! If she gets any longer, she is going to have herself wedged in there, well she pretty much is already wedged in there!



She has graduated to the big tub. It's my mom's fault really. Whitney was very cooperative in her little tub and would just lay there to let us wash her. My mom had to make the comment that she couldn't believe Whitney was still in her little tub, and the very next night she didn't want to lay back anymore. She was starting to over take her little tub any way. She was not afraid of the big open waters and liked splashing around. She sits well until she reaches out to grab a toy, then she tips over, which makes bath time a little more challenging.


Doing her push ups. It's hard to tell in the picture, but her body is lifted off the ground. She is working on getting her butt up in the air, and she can now use her arms to pull herself around in a circle.







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Our little chicken.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sleepy Babe

We had our family photos this morning and we ended up doing them indoors, which was better for Whitney. It's cold and breezy here today and I had Whitney in a dress. I think that may be the second time I've had Whitney in a dress. I'm not too fond of dresses on babies since they end up around their armpits anyways, and I'm just not a frilly girly girl(most of the time). We got some cute photos of just her, family photos, Wade and Whitney, me and Whitney, and me and Wade. Can't wait to see them! We did get a few photos outside in front of the trees, so we were happy about that. How can you not take photos in front of the foliage this time of year? She was wore out and fell asleep on the way home. How cute!! Wade is off to do some deer hunting(please don't shoot one!), and I'm hoping Whitney naps a little longer to enjoy a quiet saturday afternoon!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dear So and So

I got this cute and fun idea from Bull Session, who got this blog idea from one of her blogs that she reads. It is a fun way to thank "people" for the happenings in your life. So, Dear Bloggers, thank you for sharing ideas. Let's get on with this, shall we?

Dear Tooth Fairy,
Thank you for having my daughter's two bottom teeth come in seperately. It is twice the fun. The excessive drooling is quite a treat.
Waiting for tooth #2,
Stephanie

Dear Mr Sandman,
Thank you making my daughter super sleepy during the day so she is not so super sleepy at night. I appreciate you allowing me to spend more time with my daughter from the hours of midnight to two am.
Bright eyed and bushy tailed,
Stephanie

Dear Seasons,
Thank you for dramatically changing from summer to winter. I hate the fall. I also think it is neat that we went from having the AC on one night, to the very next night turning on the heat. Who knew you could be 20 degrees below average? It will be fabulous for our outdoor family photos on saturday.
Cold and wet,
Stephanie

Dear Tooth Fairy,
Yes, me again. I would like to thank you for making me a chronic teeth clencher. I love to find myself constantly clenching my teeth. The best part is at night when I wake up and feel like my jaw has run a marathon. I am also looking forward to replacing my $200 retainer sooner than necessary because I am wearing it out already, which I wouldn't even need if I didn't have the pleasure of wearing braces. So thank you for giving me cooked teeth so I could experience the joy of braces for two years.
Constantly clenched,
Stephanie

Dear Hershey's,
Thank you for making such delicious chocolate products that I cannot live without. My thighs love my daily fix.
Constantly craving chocolate,
Stephanie

Dear Coffee,
Thank you too for being so addicting. My husband has to drink a whole pot of you every day. You are so great that I have become addicted to your decaf version. You taste aweful but wonderful at the same time, I don't know how you do it. The yellow stained teeth and coffee breath is a nice touch.
Daily sipper,
Stephanie

Dear Laundry,
Thank you for always being there for me. I can always count on you for something to do while Whitney is napping.
Seldom caught up,
Stephanie

That is enough for now, I will have more people to thank later!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Back to Front

Whitney is quickly learning how to roll back to front and has now done it numerous times. It's like a light bulb went off last night and she figured it out. She is not as efficient as her friend Katelyn, which you have to check out her video on J&E's Story. I'm still in awe as to how quickly Katelyn pops right over. Cute baby tricks!!

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wade's Wyoming Trip

Wade, his dad and brother and family friend Lou just got back from a coyote hunting trip in Wyoming. They fought the cold, snow and wind but managed to have a great time and get a few coyotes. Here are a few pictures of their adventures.
Bob got stuck in the sand and snow within 10 minutes of arriving. Wade pulled him out and then made sure that he didn't forget it all week!!!
Here is a photo of Wade and Matt in a canyon in the Red Desert after the early snowstorm. They spent the night in their trailers in 14 degree temps with 40 mph winds..... IT WAS COLD. They decided to head a little South to get out of the snow.

After they moved out of the snow, they saw some wild horses and a lot of antelope.


.......and even found a few coyotes!!!!



Then they headed home a day early to get out before they got snowed in. They drove through a snowstorm to make it home and are happy to be back.










Saturday, October 10, 2009

An Exciting Day

We have some exiting news today!! If you haven't read my previous post, Whitney's bottom teeth are coming in. One of them broke through this morning. Already you ask, yes, I asked myself the same thing. Another first for Whitney today was rolling back to front. We have been practicing all week. And by we I mean we. I was down on the floor with her rolling around to show her how it's done. Her cousin Brynna is a rolling machine and her friend Katelyn mastered the roll too. It was time to put Whitney's skills to the test. She has only made it over once, it is a work in progress. Third on my list of excitement is that my sister had her second daughter today. Callie Susan, 7lbs 5oz and 20 inches. I can't wait to see some pictures!! And do I dare call it prematurely to say that IOWA won tonight for an undefeated season so far?!?! I'm not willing to stay up to watch the last 7 minutes! Practicing the roll yesterday, close but not close enough.


Resting after her workout. It's hard work to roll over that big belly!
(those are still 3-6 month clothes BTW, she's not THAT big!!)


And today after she made it over. YAY!!!!




First Tooth

Whitney's bottom right tooth popped through this morning. The drooling and teething had really picked up these last few days so I suspected they were coming. She was drooling so much that she was soaking the sheets during her naps and her face would be in a puddle of drool. The faucets have been on since three months, so really I have been thinking for quite some time that they were coming. Anyway, she has been pretty good about it. Only slightly cranky, but no fever or diarrhea. I'm excited she is getting teeth because it's fun when your baby does new things, but mostly not excited if that makes any sense. What does a five month old need teeth for? It must be a Welsh thing to get teeth earlier. Her cousins Owen, 18 days older, and Brynna, 9 days older, have both had teeth for a few weeks now. So, mark another milestone on the calendar. You will have to wait for pictures of the pearly whites after they have come in more and are photographable.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Judgement on Jefferson

There's a new blog in town and it's called Judgement on Jefferson!!! You can get to it from my blog list. I think it is HILARIOUS and hope you do to. It's by a couple of gals who are single in the city, with a witty sense of humor. If you enjoy a bit of sarcasm with an up front point of view, you will love this blog too! Check it out! If you like it, follow it or leave comments, I want them to know we're reading so they keep it up!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Packing Up

With the weather change and with how quickly Whitney is growing, I decided today was a good day to pack up the 3-6 month clothes and break out the 6-12. A majority of her 3-6 clothes is summer clothes, but they are also getting snug and too short. May as well start wearing the 6-12 that is a little big, than the 3-6 that is a little small. The 9 month pj's seem huge, but her little toes are starting to get squished! I remember when my sister packed up her daughter Alaina's clothes and she said she felt a little sad to put away the baby clothes. I thought, boo hoo, so you're putting some clothes away and moving up. I didn't feel sad moving from 0-3 to 3-6, but for some reason it feels different moving into the 6-12, like it's some giant leap. I'm not sad like crying sad, just a little like oh my gosh how quickly they grow sad. The clothes remind me of when Alaina wore them and she was crawling, walking and talking. (sigh) That means Whitney is soon approaching those milestones as well. She will no longer be our little baby! She's already getting pretty good at sitting up. She sat in the room with me for quite a while and only tipped over a few times, onto the piles of clothes!


What girl doesn't love new clothes!!


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I got all these clothes from the GAP outlet in the spring for $27!! They were winter clearance items, so I planned ahead. I'm excited that Whitney will finally be able to start wearing them, guess I'm not sad anymore! This is also the first clothes that I have bought for Whitney. Thank goodness for an older sister who had a girl first (and Stefanie who handed down Abby's clothes) ! My sister is due to have another girl any day so we're getting lots of use out of baby clothes by sharing.



Friday, October 2, 2009

Bob Kitty

Wade's bobcat that he shot on our land last year is finally done, hurray- hurray. (heavy sarcasm here)









Well, Whitney likes it.




None too thrilled about it's current resting place. You will notice that there is also a dead duck in our living room. We are in negotiations as to what I get out of this. I myself am in disbelief that Wade has taken over the decorating. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN??





Thursday, October 1, 2009

5 Months

Our baby girl is five months old today!! She is growing and learning every day, it is so fun. We are quickly moving out of the 3-6 month clothes, both because of her weight and length. We have been through 3 boxes of cereal and 5 containers of food so far. She liked the sweet potatoes and we have also tried squash, pears, beans and applesauce. She will eat the beans and applesauce if it is mixed together, but not seperately. Same with the squash and pears.

Some of her likes and dislikes so far.... she likes her mommy and daddy, her cereal (she eats it like a piranha!), her high chair, bath time, sitting up to play, chewing on her thumb, to be outside (what baby doesn't?), her bouncer, to lay on the changing table, to blow razzberries, to touch everything, to shake the bejeezus out of everything, to sleep on her tummy, and the songs You Are my Sunshine and Six Little Ducks. She dislikes her car seat, trying new food, strangers that startle her, sleeping on her back, pacifiers (she will chew them but not suck them), bibs, drying under her neck after the bath, her bumbo seat, toys that are out of her reach, books because she can't pick up the pictures to eat them, tummy time and laying on her back. And the biggest one, she dislikes being away from her mommy for too long. Okay, maybe that one's mine!! Yep, green camo hat. Wade had bought that for the first baby who was due in Dec. I think we need a girly hat!!










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She was pretty interested in me and what I was doing with the camera, funny!