Monday, August 22, 2011


today is the first day of school. this is the least stressful first day of school ever! fin's napping and i'm drinking coffee and watching project runway. i'll be productive later. or maybe we'll just play.

** during nap #2 today she rolled over from tummy to back for the first time!!! she was pretty mad to be taking nap and got so into her tantrum she flipped right over. who knows if it'll happen again any time soon, but at least we know she can do it!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


yesterday, at 4 months and 4 days, fin tried rice cereal for the first time!
she wasn't too sure at first...

but gave it another try...
and came to the conclusion that she liked it!
then decided to hold her own bottle after.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


holy smokes. 4 months! she's getting to be so big and learning new things everyday. she...

is more interested in rolling now. gets to her side and hangs out there.
sleeps on her tummy at night (we can get a good 9-11 hr. stretch that way!)
puts herself to sleep with hardly any fussing.
gets up at 7am-- she picked this wake up time and i like it too.
isn't hating naps! she sleeps on her tummy for 3 good naps a day. puts herself to sleep and if she wakes up after 45 min. she'll either put herself back to sleep or i'll pat her a bit and she'll go back down. phew.
loves to snuggle.
recently has stopped being swaddled b/c she sleeps on her tummy
gets all bottles now. she started preferring bottles over nursing and i did not want breastfeeding to become stressful for either of us sooooo all bottles.
eats 4-5 oz every 3-4 hrs. (about 25 oz. a day, mix of breastmilk and formula)
talks up a storm. to us. to her toys. to her mobile. she's not picky!
likes tummy time...i think. she rarely screams during it anymore and stays there for about 15 min. at a time.
likes her bumbo!
doesn't like to be held like a "baby," she's too curious and wants to look around
grabs things on purpose and usually gets them pretty quickly. this may be my favorite thing so far. it's awesome to see her look at something, reach out and take it.
puts everything in her mouth.
gets distracted very easily.
grabs things in front of her during tummy time.
loves playing on her mat and trying to get the hangy things.
doesn't like her paci (hasn't liked it in a while)
still wears 0-3 month clothes-- even some newborn still!
doesn't like to be held all the time, loves to lay on the floor and stretch or sit in the bumbo and be nosy
grabs her feet
is so stinkin' smart

stats from the doc 8/16
height: 23 3/4" (67%)
weight: 13 lbs 14 oz (46%)
head circumference: 16 1/4" (73%)

Happy 4 months!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


as we speak finley is taking her first nap on her tummy. i can't tell you how many times i've checked the monitor, stared and made sure she's still breathing. yes this is how we all slept growing up, but now we have too much information and this makes me very nervous. lots of babies sleep like this, she's just never done it before. she's almost 4 months and has really good head control, but you just never know. we had a bit of a rough night last night so i know she needs a good nap and her normal 38 minutes isn't really all that good in my book. so we'll see how she does and i'll just watch her like a hawk. and now i'm back from getting her back to sleep. slept for 45 min, took me almost 30 min. to get her back to sleep. huh, not sure that's worth it but she's so dang tired! :) oh finley...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


it's crazy to think that on our 2nd anniversary we got to include finley. last year we went to cancun for a little vacation to celebrate our 1st anniversary. we decided to go on a trip to celebrate b/c we were hoping it would be the only anniversary as just the 2 of us. lo and behold it was. :) when i married brandon i never would have thought that just 2 years later i would spend aug. 1 going to a mom's group playdate with our beautiful daughter. that while i was snuggling fin, giving her her bedtime bottle, brandon was setting up roses and 2 big cup reeses cups (b really does get me) on the coffee table. that we would just spend the evening drinking wine and talking about our dream come true and it was the perfect way to spend the night. that i would be a stay at home mom (another dream come true). that we would have our dream house--granted in houston--but our dream house nonetheless. the last 2 years have been a whirlwind including traveling to singapore, hong kong, costa rica, mexico, new york, to moving from a 3 bedroom house we were renting to a one bedroom apt for 6 months, to building the home we'll raise our kids in, to bringing finley into this world, to stopping teaching after 4.5 years to stay home with fin. in our eyes the past 2 years have been perfection.

Monday, August 1, 2011


She's getting the hang of this whole laughing thing! She's done it a couple times randomly and now i can usually get her to do it at least once a day. She normally has a look like "is this what i'm supposed to be doing?" Although she hasn't quite mastered it completely, you can't tell me this isn't at least the start of a laugh.