Friday, April 24, 2015

Catching up on things...

I know it has been a really freaking long time since I posted anything, but I am not going to go into an explanation as to why.  I am just lazy sometimes.  So, I am once again trying to do better and write more posts.

So, there is this kid I am pretty fond of.  She has grown so much over past 2 years.  I wake up most days still not believing she is 2!

She is a typical toddler.  She eats mostly crackers, is stubborn, is silly, is funny, is sweet, is loving.  She can throw a temper tantrum in the middle of the library.  She wants to ride in the carts at the grocery store that have the cars on the front that are like trying to steer a boat!  She likes to have her nails painted and loves Thomas the Tank engine (much to our utter horror).

She loves to draw and the other morning she drew Daddy.  She was so proud, she finished as said "Look! Daddy!"


The other night we went to the library and she insisted on wearing this headband.  This headband is for a 0-3month old.  Let's face it, Naomi's head was NEVER gonna fit in this anyway.  She never wore it as a baby, but she found it and absolutely had to wear it.   

I can't blame her she does look fabulous! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

9 month check up

This baby still doesn't sleep through the night but she sure is cute when she sleeps.

We took her for her check up last week and she is growing so much!  She is 18 lbs 15 oz and 23 1/2 inches tall.  She is 50% for height and weight but still 99% for her giant head :)

She loves food and will eat pretty much anything except peas.  She has refused them on more than one occasion.   She has also decided she is done with nursing.  She would rather have the bottle.  Good and least i won't have to wean her, but I am having to pump 4 times a day.  It is taking up time and ties me down a few times a day and makes our schedules a little off sometimes but it is only for a few more months

She loves clapping and playing in the floor.  She loves her Kermit and even though she shows him some tough love at times i think he might be her favorite lovey.  She is sort of crawling...if you can call what she does crawling.  We will just say she is mobile :)  she also loves to walk while holding onto my hands.  It's pretty adorable.  She is gibbering and blowing raspberries and loves to stick her tounge out.  Still no teeth....

Love this kid.  She will be walking and talking before i know it.  I have to start planning a first birthday party soon.  I can't believe that it is so close already!!  Keep growing baby!!!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The perfect picnic at the park

We had a picinic at Red Caboose park.  It was the perfect weather and the food was good.  Overall it was a great outing.  Naomi enjoyed some sweet potatoes and cheerios while Jake and I had some awesome meatball sandwiches and some cheesy zucchini.  Heavenly evening!

Jake is silly.

Naomi is silly.

Cheesy zucchini

Homemade meatball subs....yummy

Friday, August 23, 2013

My first weekday off

Jake is back at school everyday now so we are rearranging our schedules a bit.  I now take every other Wednesday off.  The rest of the time Naomi is passed around from AuntTracie, Aunt Jennifer, her daddy, and myself with the occasional trip to my office.  

We went to work together Monday of this week and then I got to take Wednesday off.  It didn't natter that Naomi didn't sleep well the night before because I could stay in my pajamas all day if I wanted.  Not that I did, but I could:)

Instead of staying in bed all day we went to the grocery store, played, read books, played, took naps, played, ate, went for a walk to the park, swung at the park, played some more, and got to welcome Daddy home from work instead of the other way around.

It was great!  A marvelous day!  I wish every day could be like that.  I am very grateful for my job, I just wish I didn't have to work.  Maybe some day I will be able to be a full time stay at home Mom, but for now I will take every other Wednesday and love every minute of it.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Almost there

Naomi has never liked being on her stomach.  She hated tummy time and when she finally learned how to roll over there was no keeping her on her stomach long enough for her to figure out how to crawl.   She has since learned that she can roll back and forth on her own so she seems to enjoy playing on the floor a little more these past few weeks.  

Last Sunday after dinner I put her up on her knees just to see what she would do.  She normally flops over onto her back almost immediately.  To my surprise she stayed on her knees for almost a minute! She didn't fuss or cry, she just looked around and then fell over.  She might be crawling soon! 

 Go baby!!!!


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Celebrating good news

Jake has been trying to finalize a book contract with Springer press for a few months.  He was lucky enough to speak to one of the editors for a book series at the end of last year.  They have gone back and forth finalizing the details and he got the final notice today!  He has until May 2014 to turn in the final draft.  Less than a year!  It will be a purely academic book, so I doubt I will be reading it to Naomi at bedtime.  It is still absolutely amazing that he got a contact so soon after graduating! 

We are so excited and proud of him.  Good job Jake!   

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Give me that spoon

This baby loves to eat. She has really enjoyed just about everything we give her.  Her favorites right now are sweet potatoes and she also loves peach banana oatmeal.  She also enjoys frozen cubes of Yo Baby peach yogurt.  She does not like the blue berry though.  Her Daddy was happy she enjoys the  peach.  He knows she is waiting to have her first red globe peach when we make it to Colorado, although she still has no teeth....

She is drooling a lot and she chews on everything....everything!  Toys, clothes, phones, remotes, toes and not always her own :)

She is getting a litle bit more hair though.  We aren't sure what the final color will be yet.  There is a little red, blond, light and dark brown all over.  At least it is filling in now!  Love this sweet face!!!!