So, back in April we, rather abruptly, decided to up and move across the country. Mike hated his job and was having no luck getting into the field that he really wanted to be in, and my parents had offered a long while before to let us stay with them if we wanted to come out and look for a job out there. We had talked about doing it before, and in fact, about 9 months earlier, Mike was all set to do it, but I convinced him to wait at that point since I was over 8 months pregnant. But, not being pregnant, having an apartment contract about up, and Mike about to die from boredom at his job, we decided to go for it. So, we loaded up a POD and took a road trip!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
So, I know I'm waaaay behind, but to start the catch up, we'll start from now and work our way back. This cute little lady turned 1 yesterday! It's amazing how fast time passes!
Kaelyn is a lot of fun, she is so happy aaaalllllll the time, really. I mean, if you don't feed her when she's hungry, she yells at you, but even then she doesn't cry. And let me tell you, this girl takes her food seriously. She had a doctor's appointment last month and weighed in at 23 pounds, making is less than 10 pounds difference between her and Alexa.
She has 10 teeth now, keeping pace with the early teething pattern she's had, and is also walking now. She isn't talking very much, but does say Momma and Dadda, and sometimes will repeat things you say. We love this happy kid and love watching her grow up!
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Kaelyn is getting so big! This was her first bath in the big tub, rather than her baby tub, and she loved splashing around!
This was the first time Kaelyn pulled herself up into a sitting position all by herself.
I am watching the baby of a friend 3 days a week in the mornings, and Alexa is loving having another baby around. She thinks it's so fun to have them following her around, and they really do!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Tomorrow Kaelyn will be 4 months old, and a week from today Alexa will be 3. Where did time go?? We had Kaelyn's 4 month appointment on Monday, and she is a chunk. She's 15 1/2 pounds, 25 inches long, and has 2 teeth poking though. When the doctor laid her on her tummy to see how she was doing strength-wise, she was surprised to see how high Kaelyn lifted herself up, then to hear when she started rolling over (Nov. 1) and then to see how close she is to sitting by herself. She said developmentally Kaelyn is closer to a six month old than a four month old. Guess that means I'm going to have my hands very full even sooner than I thought! Mike is convinced that she's close to crawling too, but I'm not so sure about that, and I really hope she's not!
Alexa won't be in for her 3 year checkup until February- apparently we got her in late last year, and it has to be a full year in between for insurance reasons. She's disappointed about that because although she has hated everything about going to the doctors in the past, she is very excited to go this time. I think it is because how often I was going at the end of the pregnancy, and then how often Kaelyn has been going since she's been born. And I don't think Alexa remembers what shots are. I'm hoping this will work in my favor this time, and she'll actually consent to be weighed and measured without me holding her the whole time.
Alexa's at such a fun age now, she is SO excited for Christmas and then her birthday, and then going to VA to see "Max and Shawn and TJ and Uncle Bart and Rachel... " and then she continues to list everyone else in the family. Being less shy is nice, too. She's not so attached to us when we're are Grandma and Grandpa's, in fact we barely see her because she loves playing with her cousins. She actually sat on Santa's lap this year, which is the real reason why we bought that picture- proof! This opening up has made everything a lot more fun because she actually does stuff now!
Friday, November 9, 2012
Mike found this onesie just before Halloween; the back has crossed bones and says "I've got a loaded booty". We think it's pretty funny (and generally accurate) and was perfect for the season!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
My sister came and visited us last month and we had a great time. We went to Multnomah Falls (one of Alexa's favorite places) and to the zoo another day. Alexa really had the time of her life having someone to pretty much cater to her every whim. She still asks just about every day, "Aunt Rachel coming to play?"
A few weeks ago we went to the pumpkin patch, and again, Alexa had a great time. She has fallen in love with all things Halloween and has also been asking me daily if it is time to go Trick-or-Treating. She's even taken to practicing using legos and pennies.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
At least I'm sticking with the 2 weeks late thing instead of falling further behind, right? At her 2 week appointment, Kaelyn was 9 lbs 1.1 ozs, and all around evenly proportioned, at 75% in all her measurements. When the doctor came in, she took one look at Kaelyn and said, "A redhead, huh? Which side does she get it from?" She's got Mike's coloring, for sure!
Alexa is enjoying the new toys that have appeared, and has missed the fact that she is a little big for them, but at least she shares, right?