Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Jaelynn Update!!

Yesterday afternoon we had Jaelynn's 9 month check up and pre-op appointment. I am happy to report that all is well!! She weighed in at a hefty 19.4 pounds and is 28 inches long. Yikes!! 2 more inches before she out grows the bucket seat!! She is still in the 50th percentile but has followed her growth curve wonderfully. She got the all clear to have her tubes done Friday and we are ready! We have 2 more teeth working their way through...that would explain the runny nose and crankiness! Dr. Amy told me that whenever we wanted to ditch the bottle to go ahead. Last night we started taking the steps to do that and Jaelynn didn't mind one bit.

I had been concerned because Peanut Pie isn't crawling or scooting that much yet. I'm not so worried anymore! Dr. Amy said that she could be a little behind because of being sick so much this winter and she was just under 3 weeks early. If she doesn't start getting more mobile after the tubes we are going to have an Early Assessor come and observe her to see if she needs PT....but I don't think we will need that.

I also got some really good information on some vaccinations that are coming up and extended rear facing. Kevin and I decided that we are for sure going to do extended rear facing with Jaelynn. In Iowa you can front face your child after 20 pounds and 1 year. We have decided to get a car seat that will allow us to rear face until Jaelynn is 35 pounds. We have also considered switching her to front facing around 18 months but at this time I just don't feel that she is ready.

I also got some work done on the scrapbook last night. Two full pages and I have layout ideas for another 4. I just need to print some pictures off now! So for today I'll leave you with this....little miss on her 9 month birthday showing off her two teeth!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Scrap Happy

Last night after the little one went to sleep and my shows were over I tackled more cleaning. I was picking up the room and got a little distracted...big surprise. My scrapbook tote was sitting in the corner...neglected and sad. So I carried it over to the bed and started sorting through everything. Oh what memories.....

When I was pregnant my wonderful friends threw me a scrapbook baby shower. It was a wonderful idea. All of my guest made scrapbook pages that were ready for pictures. In theory.....this makes things easy. I take a picture, print it and attach to appropriate page. However, I haven't touched my scrapbook since I was pregnant. The last entry was at 27 weeks. I need to get this caught up because Jaelynn is now 9.5 months old.

I'm working on making a life style change right now and am going to lean on my scrapbooking. I am going to commit to one page a night. I know that once I get going again I'll be able to do more and be caught up by the time princess turns 1. This will also help keep my mind distracted so I don't turn to food and I can hole myself up in our room when I start to feel bitchy. It will be a very good thing.

On another quick note...Jaelynn has her 9 month check-up this afternoon and pre-op appointment. I'll update her stats tomorrow. Have a peaceful day!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Spring Cleaning

I have been doing a lot of spring cleaning and baby proofing the last couple of weeks. Today I decided to not only spring clean my home but also my mind...on a regular basis. So I have decided to join the ranks and become a blogger. What I write about may not interest you but I'm okay with that. It won't always be a wonderful tale but it is my life and let's face life isn't that interesting. I'm sure I will write about my husband and daughter too much and I'll mention people that don't mean anything to you at all but oh well. I want to put my life in writing and this is the best way I know how. So go grab something cold to drink and sit down and enjoy the crazy life of me!