Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sadie is 6 Months!

How did 6 months go by so quickly? It really goes so fast and our little missy is half-way to her first birthday! This past month Sadie's has had a lot of milestone's and her personality is just shining everyday. 

What's been happening:
- 17.5lbs and 27.5" The doc says she's perfect in weight since she is so tall.
- Started Oatmeal which she loves. Gave her avocado as her first "real" veggie and she had the best sour face! She has tasted homemade applesauce and next is butternut squash and green beans!
- 23wks she rolled over both ways and she puts herself to sleep on her side.
- The same week she rolled over, she sat up by herself! 
- One word that I would describe Sadie is, observant. 
- She's grasping and trying to touch everything. Spoons, plastic containers, and chip bags are really fun now! Why buy more toys?
- Tummy time is for crying babies... Sadie's a big girl now and can chill on her tummy with no problem;)
- Took her first 4mile hike to the Cascades and rode on Daddy's back in a backpack. What a trek, but slept half of the time!
- Unfortunately, due to daycare she was sick most of her fifth month. Two colds and an ear infection. Boo!
- Sadly, I put away most of her 0-6month clothes in a bin. Some 3month onesies still fit, but she's mainly in 6-9months now.
- Went to a few festivals and a new winery in Blacksburg.
- Celebrated Darrin's first Father's Day and drove to Charlotte for the day. We went to a pet friendly beer garden and took Maddie. It was a Hot, but a nice day!
- Loves being tipped over upside down and tickled. Her gut laugh really comes out.
- Mastitis=No fun
- Still loves books, baths, cuddle time in the morning, late afternoon naps on me, petting the cat and we just got a new exersaucer that has been exciting.

There's more to add, but my lack of sleep is making my foggy:)

Sitting up!
Hiking to the Cascades Waterfall
Claytor Lake Festival

Wine tasting
New saucer!
Father's Day in Charlotte
Avocado = no likey 
Our little love who loves to suck our noses

Sunday, June 9, 2013


The last post I wrote about how Sadie hasn't rolled over yet... Well not even 24 hours after that post our little missy ROLLED over!! Darrin and I were shocked and Sadie was too! It happened on her play mat and I was right next to her and Darrin was in the room, but we missed it:( It was so fast, but we took her photo right after. Since then she's rolled over twice! I thought we would notice her trying to roll over for a few days or something? She just did it. Proud milestone;)

Also, Sadie had another play date with her BF Nolan who is 4 days younger. They were adorable together! At least they didn't cry like their first play date. 

Playing footsie's 

Sooo precious!

They sure have grown since their first date!
The after shot of her first roll! She was shocked!

Photos from Nolan's Mom
Laura's Focus Photography

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sadie is 5 Months old!

Sadie turned five months last week and I have been meaning to take the time to write what she has been up to. This month Sadie has been getting a lot stronger and showing more of her little personality. She laughs harder and loves getting tickled. It's very cute!
- Tummy time is longer now and you can tell her back strength is getting stronger. She hasn't yet rolled over. Soon I hope (but not really;). She is sleeping more, but waiting for our nights to stay consistent! We had a good routine 8:30p.m. up at 4:45a.m. feeding and up again at 8ish. The last two weeks have been rough (like every 2hrs, she'll call for us). The days we take her to daycare really mess her up with naps. She has so much social interaction there and I don't think she calms down.
- She took her second big airplane ride to CA for a week! She did great in the plane and smiled and looked around at all the people. At four weeks she slept most of the flights and this trip she didn't sleep that much. I nursed a lot due to so many takeoffs. My first Mother's Day was spent in Santa Cruz and it was fun dipping her little toes in the Pacific Ocean! Our week was jammed packed. We spent most of the time at my sisters with her family and with my friends. It was so nice to have Sadie get close with everyone on my side again. Her attachment issues that she had with me really stopped, since she was with so many people! We did get a date night and spent our second wedding anniversary in South Lake Tahoe. We dropped off Sadie with her Papa and Nonni and had a great time just the two of us. It was a great week, but needed to chill for a week after!
Some other new things:
- Size 2 diapers, fitting into 6month clothes and 16.4lbs already!!
- Nursing more and pumping less this month. Loves scooting across the floors in her play saucer. She totally walks in it. Grabs more toys in her hand, pets the cat and dog and loves trying to eat the corner of books.
- 4.5wks we tried rice cereal! She didn't know what to do at first, but she has gotten the hang of it. She grabs the spoon to direct for more now.
- She got her third cold/cough again from daycare last week. Boo and now she has an ear infection this week. She was really fussy and crying hard this past Sunday night, which she never does. We took her to the doctors Monday morning because she had a 103 fever, ah! She is on her first antibiotics, ugh!
- Sadie had her first singing performance! Yep, she was on stage with her other baby friends at the daycares/preschool graduation. It was adorable!

Mommy notes:
- The last two months my hair has really changed probably due to the hormones. Not liking the thick, kinky, textured curls on the crown of my head!! Hopefully after I stop nursing it will go back?!?
- The humidity lately has reminded me of my pregnancy and a few times have made me get a little anxious. It's just brought back memories because I was so sick last summer. So WEIRD to have those thoughts?? Oh and I still can't use my hairspray, perfume and chocolate frozen yogurt. So, I guess humidity isn't so weird? well kinda...
- 2.5lbs more and I'll be at pre-preggo weight!! Very surprised it hasn't taken too long to lose it, since I really haven't tried to sweat it off. A few Zumba classes and stroller walks, but nursing has helped a lot. Now if I can get my hips to shrink, so I can fit in my old pants, ha! 

First scoop of rice cereal!
Mmm goood! New feeding seat thanks to my Aunt/Uncle!
First beach dip!
Mother's Day in Santa Cruz
Cousin Lauren taking sweet care of Sadie
Morgan and Emerson teaching Sadie piano;)
2nd Anniversary spent in South Lake Tahoe
First pool dip at Papa and Nonni's new house
Memorial Day