Friday, December 31, 2010

Pre-Christmas Festivities - Helping wrap presents

I'm trying to catch up on all of my pictures from before Christmas. Here are a few of Abigail helping me wrap Christmas gifts. I guess this will be the first and last Christmas that I can buy and wrap her gifts with her right in front of me.
She looks like she was caught doing something wrong in this next picture.


Sickness & a tooth!

Abigail tested positive for RSV on Tuesday. She started coughing and having a runny nose on Christmas Eve. And sometimes when she ate she would gag on the mucus in her throat and throw up. So I figured something was wrong. We gave her breathing treatments but it didn't seem to be getting better. So Tuesday morning we went to doctor and my suspisions were confirmed. She has RSV and an ear infection. She's on steriods, antibiotics, cough medicine, and breathing treatments. She's already doing MUCH better!

And on top of being cranky becasue of the sickness, she's also cutting her first tooth. It hasn't seemed to bother her too much. But at times she searches for everything that she can fit into her mouth to chew on. So these last few days have been interesting. Hopefully this is the first and last time we see RSV in our home!

We won't be doing much to celebrate New Years Eve tonight since Abigail is sick and its supposed to rain ALL night long. Hope everyone has a wonderful New Years.


Monday, December 27, 2010


We had a great christmas and enjoyed speding time with family. Abigail had a great first christmas and she was all smiles and giggles the entire weekend. Thursday we had to bake cookies for "Santa".

She really wanted to eat them!
Christmas Eve we went to my parents house, ate lots of food, and exchanged gifts. I got two Vera Bradley bags!! One of them is the Get carried away tote which is HUGE! Tommy calls it our spare bedroom because it is so huge. So we stuffed our faces there and enjoyed the company.

Nanny & Abigail

She was so excited to open gifts!
Then Christmas morning we exchanged gifts as a family. Of course we had to let Abigail open her gifts first. She was in such a good mood and really enjoyed all of the colorful toys. We bought her a lifetime hunting and fishing license because I couldn't think of much that a 7 month old would really want. So she got that a few little things (books, movies, balls, etc.). This picture tells it all. She was so excited!
Christmas morning in her red dress!
Tommy had to go to work Christmas morning so after he left Abigail and I hung out at home and played with all of her new stuff. Then we headed to my grandparents for LOTs of food and more gifts. My grandparents have 8 kids, plus all of their kids, and was a PACKED house. But its so much fun. The living room is always full of gifts and the dining room is always FULL of food.

The hundreds of gifts!

Tommy was able to come by and visit in the fire truck. And all of my little cousins had a blast looking at the truck. Tommy handed out hats and stickers. I think some of them were more excited about the fire truck then eating or opening presents.

The chaos

We had a great Christmas and have so much to be thankful for in 2010. I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Our first family gingerbread house

Tommy and I had fun decorating our first gingerbread house while abigail watched and ate some puffs. She really enjoys feeding herself.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

She's on the move

As of last Thursday Abigail has started crawling. It's not very pretty but she's getting around. She keeps one leg straight out and then drags her other leg along. It's so cute.

Here's a video of her first crawl. She has a million toys all around her but she's after my shoe.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

7 months

Agh. i feel like its the same thing every month. "I can't beleive she's already this old. I feel like she was only born yesterday..." yada yada yada. Seriously, where has the last 7 months gone. This once little girl is now moving all over the place and voices her opinion if she's upset that you took something from her. Its amazing how quickly she has grown up. And I've enjoyed watching every second of it.

-She's atleast 18lbs now.
-She's wearing mostly 6-9 month and 9 month clothes. And size 3 or 4 shoes (she has LARGE feet)
-Size 3 diapers
-Still no teeth yet. But she can chew through anything with those gums.
-She's not official crawling yet but she is VERY close. She rocks back and forth on her hands a knees but she hasn't coordinated moving the knees and then her hands. It won't be long.
- She has a temper. If you take something away from her, she will let you know that she wants its back.
-She can get into the sitting position on her own.
-She tries really hard to clap.
-She still LOVES bath time.
-She loves Mickey Mouse. I can't get her eyes off the TV if Mickey Mouse clubhouse is on. She grins from ear to ear and is so focused on the TV. If we start signing the "hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog" song, she looks straight at the TV and waits to see it.
-She's eating babyfood 3 times a day and a 6oz bottle every 3.5 hours. She's also recently started to snack on Mums. She loves feeding herself the snacks.
-She's still doing great at night and sleeping from 7:30-5:30 or 6:00. Most weekends she will wake up around 5:30 but go right back to sleep until 7:00.
Abigail has been so easy. She eats well, sleeps well, and is healthy...what more could I ask for. I don't know what we did without her. She's such a great baby, always happy and smiling.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Tommy had a conference for the fire department in Seattle the first week of November so Abigail and I decided to go meet him after the conference was over and stay for 5 days. We had a great time. I was so nervous because it was her first time flying and I was going to be flying alone with her on the way there. But she did great. The first day we were there, we visited the Pacific Science Center which was amazing. It is definately a must see if you visit Seattle with kids. There is so much to see and do and everything is interactive. There is 3 or 4 different buildings. One with body science and interesting facts about your body senses. There is a butterfly museum which Abigail loved. An IMAX theatre. We actually got to watch a 3-D IMAX movie about Boeing while Abigail took a nap.
The butterfly museum. It was so beautiful. There were 1000s of them flying everywhere.
Abigail, about to touch a butterfly that she wasn't supposed to touch.
We also walked along the piers and visited a shopping center on pier 57 with a carousel. So, of course, Abigail had her first carousel ride.
The next day we visited the firefighter memorial and walked the streets. I thought it was going to be freezing cold the whole time but it was actually quite comfortable. It was in the low 50s during the day and the high 40s at night.

We also visited the Aquarium and she got to touch a star fish.
The next day we went to the Children's Museum and i didn't think she would really enjoy it too much because I figured it was more for older kids but we all had a blast.
Funny mirror.

She LOVED the Clifford the Big Red Dog room. She squealed the minute she saw the dog.
Kissing him.
We know who the Boss is now.

Of course we had to pose in the mock fire truck.

Playing drums
Visiting the dog again.
That thing was HUGE.

We also went on a little harbor tour that day and just relaxed on the boat for a while.

The Seattle sky line

The view from our 40th floor room.

We didn't go in the space needle but Tommy was able to go to a banquet the last night of his conference on the top observation deck. He said it was pretty neat (and COLD).


Monday, November 15, 2010

Before she turns 7 months old!

Abigail is already almost 7 months old and I never posted her 6 month stats. Here is her pictures:

Here are her stats as of 6 months (11/5/10):
She is definitely moving around alot more.
She is sitting up on her own for 20 minutes or more without falling over.
She took her first plane ride on her 6 month birthday. We went to Seattle! She had a blast...that's a whole new post that I still need to write.
She's been eating solid foods twice a day and eating 7 ounces every 3.5 hours. We are moving her to solid foods 3 times a day.
At her doctors appt she was 17 lbs 9 oz (85%). 25 1/4in long (30%) and her head circumference is 17" (75%).
She is such a happy baby. She hardly ever cries unless she's really sleepy or hungry. Other then that she is smiling, and content.
She still doesn't have any teeth but she constantly likes to chew on things.
She wears 3-6 month, 6 month and some 9 month clothing.
We love her so much and couldn't imagine life without her. She brings joy to our life everyday!