Saturday, December 29, 2007

Four months already!

I took Rae in to her four month check-up yesterday. For any of you who voted on the poll...drumroll...she was still three pounds away from doubling her birthweight. Rest assured, she is still a big girl. (I guess when they start out at 9lbs 9oz it takes longer to double.) Anyways, her new stats...

16lbs 15 oz
26 inches long

That leaves her in the 95% across the board. I am hoping she will slow down her growth a little. She is already getting too big for her 6 month clothes and she has only been wearing them a few weeks. Guess it may be time to go shopping soon again.... Anyone up for lunch at the new mall on Williams Field and possibly some shopping afterwards?!?

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Memories

This post is coming a little late, however, Rae has been a BEAR to be around lately with a really bad cold. Christmas is sooo different with a child. We started our morning at 5:30 because Rae woke up hungry and couldn't breath by the time she finished her bottle. She tried so hard to be a good little girl and go back to sleep, but she could only breath through her mouth, and she can only go to sleep with her Nuk. Anyways, her and I headed downstairs to wait for Jeff to wake up. When we got there I turned on the TV to the Yule Log. (I know, I am a TOTAL DORK!) As I sat on the couch holding my tired sick baby and listening to the Christmas music, I realized that a very long time ago another mother had held her baby and loved her baby the same as I do. I wondered as Rae snorted away, if Mary had any idea the suffering her baby would face in His life. I became overwhelmingly grateful for the sacrifices Mary made in being mother to my Savior. I can't even imagine standing by and watching as people hurt my child and not being able to do anything about it. My heart broke for her. I am so grateful to have the gospel and all of the undersatnding and blessings that come with it. I am so grateful for Christ and all he did for me, and also for this season we have to celebrate his life with family and friends. Thank you to everyone who sacrificed their time this season to spent it with me.

Now, on a lighter note...Christmas is sooo much fun with kids! I know that Rae had no idea what day it was or that she was opening gifts, or even why we were celebrating. She did know that she got to spend extra time with her beloved Daddy, and that she LOVES her new bouncer! Here are a few pictures from our WONDERFUL day!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

First round of Christmas!

Here are a few pictures from todays Christmas festivities.

Rae in her first Christmas dress...and always a wonderful bib.

Here are a few of the kids acting out the nativity with all of their Johnson cousins. Rae got to be baby Jesus this year!

And lastly, here is my princess opening her very first present, an adorable new outfit from Grandpa and Grandma Johnson. Thank you! We LOVE it!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Nap time?

I put Rae down on my bed for about two minutes while I put my shoes on and this is what I found when I finished. I guess we won't be running errands right cute though!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Tis the Season

It has been too long since I have posted. That can be attributed to many many things. First and foremost, it is because I LOVE my Princess Beefcake! I just hate to watch her cry (and hate to listen to it even more). She is just a happy girl all the time lately for two reasons. Firstly, because Mommy finally gave in and gave up all hobbies except for holding baby. Second, she is happy because we have just not been home very much. (She doesn't seem to mind where we are as long as we are not at home.) Jeff snapped this picture tonight at family dinner. This is what she looks like when she doesn't get the attention SHE THINKS she deserves! So CUTE!!!

The other excuse for my lack of posting is Christmas. Holy cow!!! It takes sooo much longer to do my shopping or anything with baby in tow! Who knew?!? We did leave her at my parent's house the other night so that we could have a date night at Jeff's holiday work party. Unfortunately we can home empty handed, but it was still a good time with friends!

Friday, December 7, 2007

I am...

You Are Mince Pie
Admit it, this isn't the first time that someone has called you "beefy"

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Just a quick update...

I was reading online about reflux, and a few sites said to try a faster flow nipple. I busted out the level 2 from the cupboard, and it made a world of difference. She still spit up and was cranky today, but NOTHING compared to all last week. I think we will stick to the faster nipple and try to keep her upright after eating, and continue to feed her small amounts every two hours until we can get her to the pediatrician. Thanks for everyone who took the time to leave a comment!