Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Apples and Grapes

We tried some more new foods. Raelyn loved the grapes. She munched away on those with enthusiasm. The apples were not so successful. She is not quite ready for those yet. She munched on the same little piece for a few mins and choked on it for a second a few times. Eventually I had to take it back out of her mouth. She didn't like that because I think she liked the flavor even if she couldn't actually eat it. When I was able to get the little piece back out it was pretty much the same size as when it went it. That was very unusual because she is a very determined muncher. Raelyn does like applesauce though.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Raelyn says Mum!

Raelyn is getting her m's down. She says mum which is basically mom and she says it a lot. She has said it to me a few times but also to many other things. She is getting better though. Now Kev misses her saying da da all the time.

Green Beans

Today Raelyn ate some of the homemade green beans from Debi B. She loved them! I think part of it was because she actually got to chew them a little bit. It seems like she is already tired of the pureed stuff and wants to be able to munch. Which is a bummer because the pureed stuff is so much easier to make. Oh well. Thanks for the baby food Debi. Every time Raelyn finished her bite of green bean she demanded more. :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Raelyn taking a sip at Grandma's birthday.

House Inspection

Our house inspection went great. We have some minor things we need to fix but otherwise everything looks really good. We are well on our way to owning our first home! Our hope is to close in about 3 to 4 weeks and then we need to clean, paint, fix a few things, then MOVE IN! So excited!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

First injury

Raelyn got her first real bruise yesterday. She whacked her head on the bottom of the coffee table. Then got a nice little dent there before it swelled up a bit with a nice bruise. She handled it well. She cried for only a little bit which was surprising considering the way it looked. She is such a trooper.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


House update:
We are in the process of getting the paperwork for the accepted offer from the bank. Then we can start on the inspections. The main inspection we are hoping to have on Monday morning. If everything goes well we should own a home in around 30 days. YEAH!!! We are excited to have more room for ourselves but especially for Raelyn since she is getting so big and moving around so much.

Mama's Helper

My precious Daughter is helping me bake a cake.

My Sweet Slobbery Daughter

Monday, March 7, 2011

Feverish Raelyn

Here is Raelyn relaxing while feverish. She sat like this for about 25 mins alternating between trying not to fall asleep and watching the little mermaid. So precious.

I love this face. I can just hear "Mom, stop bugging me. I am trying to watch Ariel." :)

It's a bummer this one is dark cause it definitely looks like she is waving.

Cute Hat

This seriously cute hat is from Aunt Julie. It works great and looks great!

Fever again!

How many teeth do people get... because I need to know how many fevers Raelyn is going to have. :) She has a tooth on the top gum trying to come out now. The good news is it pretty much just makes her more mellow while still eating and sleeping, definitely could be worse.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

First Tantrum

Raelyn threw her first tantrum today when I wouldn't let her crumble and chew on a piece of paper (which happened to be her nice birth certificate from the hospital.) She sat and cried while swinging her arms around and kicking her legs and then when she realized I wasn't going to give it back to her she went after the paper again. It was cute! :) Gotta love a daughter who isn't afraid to go after what she wants! The tantrum didn't last long thankfully since she is easily distracted still.

Friday, March 4, 2011

2 lbs in a month

Raelyn has gained some good weight. She had only gained 1/2 lb in 2 mos between her 4mo and 6 mo appt. She got so active so fast we couldn't keep up with milk/formula. Since having started solids she gained 2 lbs this last month. Probably a little more than she needed to but she is healthy and getting the protein and calories she needs now to stay so active.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

7 Months

Raelyn is 7 months old. Yikes, where does the time go...? She is doing everything early it is hard to keep up but I love watching her do new things. She is so precious. Not too much longer and she will probably be walking.