Monday, September 19, 2011

Hollyn is Two Months Old Today

 Two months of joy.

Let's see what you've been up to...

You went back to the doctor last week (at 8 weeks, 9/13/11) and you weighed 11lbs, 4oz, 23.5in long, and your head was 37.5cm (still my little peanut head in the 5-10th %). You had to get 3 shots and an oral vaccination. The shots did not go so well... you screamed your head off and turned bright red! You were pretty much inconsolable for a while and it broke my heart.

The doctor suggested more tummy time including some supervised naps on you tummy... and this it what that looks like.. I love that lil ruffle butt!

Just a few days after you turned one month you started sleeping through the night. We turn on the Simply Noise app on our iPhones to white noise and you love it. You sleep great to it. You normally sleep from about 11:00pm to 7:00am. (It's A-mazing sleeping at night again!)

Drum roll please... you rolled over from your tummy to your back today for the first time! I'm very proud of you :)

You normally do pretty good in your car seat... well, as long as it's moving. This is you on our way to your daddy's work for the first time for a lunch date. Everyone loved seeing you, especially daddy's patients. (He does therapy at a nursing home) I'm pretty sure your chubby little cheeks made some people's day :)

By the way, you're a Longhorn fan ;)

Hook 'em horns!

8 Weeks

You've started noticing the TV and I'm pretty sure daddy enjoys y'alls TV watching time as much as you do.

Watching the Texans with daddy.

You started smiling and it is so adorable!

And it's not just random gas grins anymore, you actually respond to us.

You've also starting cooing. I could listen to you all day.

You do surprisingly well sitting up in the Bumbo seat.

You and your bestie Harper having some girl talk
Your brothers have really adapted well, as you can tell. If you are crying in your pack-n-play (which you still sleep in in mommy and daddy's room) and I shut the door to let you fall asleep, the boys go to the door and cry for you. They just don't like their baby sis to be upset.

Apparently I make a good pillow

Not sure where you get those long legs but I love them! (7 Weeks)

I had to throw this pic in bc I seem to be the one always taking the pics
You love your Harper's swing that swing sideways. You sleep so good in it! But your own swing is growing on you.

As you can tell from the video, you also love to kick your feet these days.

My friend Trina made this outfit for you and you look like a little doll in it!

On occasion, you pass out playing... it's a rough life!

6 Weeks

Dressed up for our first lunch date with Kelsey and Christina at none other than Chick-fil-a

You like to hang in your bouncy seat while mommy gets ready in the mornings so it's win-win for both of us.

5 Weeks

It's hard to believe 2 months have come and gone but each day is more fun! We just love watching you grow and learn new things. But most of all, we just love you!

Saturday, September 3, 2011


It's hard to keep up a blog when you have a baby... and even harder to have something other than your baby to write about! Ha!

For a quick update:

Hollyn and I both had our six weeks check ups this week. Hers went great. (I adore our pediatrician). She weighed 10lbs 8oz (75th %), 22.75in long (90th %), and her head is 36cm (12th % ha!). She had to get two shots (Polio and Hep B part 2) which totally sucked. I would normally make Jeff be the mean one who has to hold her leg while they torture my poor baby but he was at his own doctor's appointment so I had to be the bad guy. Boo.

My appointment... well... not so great. I'm healing but apparently I "over" healed so the doctor had to cauterize scar tissue. Yes, that means BURN off. With NO pain meds. So needless to say, I was not released for "activity" yet. I have to go back in 3 weeks and hopefully all is well then.

In other exciting news, I developed mastitis two days ago. I had no idea how bad this could be. It was apparently caused by a clogged duct. Not only is it painful, but you get flu like symptoms with it : / I HATE being sick (as if everyone doesn't) so I always try to do more than I should too soon. I really wanted to enjoy the weekend and in my head I should feel better since I've been on antibiotics for two full days so my parents came to watch Hollyn while we got out of the house. After running a couple of errands we went for an early dinner. Food sounded so good in my head... but unfortunately I couldn't eat... instead I got sick in a PUBLIC bathroom! Gross! Flashback to pregnancy!

Anyways, I'm getting a lot braver about going places with Hollyn and we've actually started to venture out into society so hopefully I will have more exciting things to talk about soon. (Other than my tortured lady parts!)