Sunday, April 13, 2014

Aliza's monthly birthdays

Sweet baby girl! How is it that you are 5 months old and I have failed to up date your monthly birthdays... I am so sorry! 
I do have photos of you on your monthly birthdays and I still know your stats.... Here we go! 

Your 3 month mark was still smiles and sunshine with you! Such a happy baby and getting so alert! You watched Amelia like a hawk... You have to know what is happening at all times! 

Weight- 11lbs 14 oz ( no well check this month) 
Height- Around 23 inches my guess 
Sleep- 2 good naps a day and all night
Eat- 4 oz of breast milk every 3 hrs
Started rice cereal 
Diapers- size 1 & smallest setting cloth 
Clothing- 3 months

Month 4 started a little rough with you. All of the sudden you became so grumpy and would cry all day.  Feeding you was almost impossible because you would thrash around and scream. You were hurting for some reason. Daddy and I were worn out! We felt horrible for you and wanted to figure out what was wrong. I changed my diet ( since you got breast milk mostly). I took lactouse out completely and change your formula we supplemented with. Your screaming slowed but still it happy. This lasted two weeks before I called the Doctor. The second week I noticed the throwing up after every bottle when you were being burped. I always gave you a paci for burp time but I took it away one day to see what would happen.... Puke shot across the living took like I have never seen before! I knew right away you have Reflux! 

You saw the doctor the next day!  Did a swallow test and he confrimed. We started reflux meds (Zantac twice a day). 
 Your 4 month check was the following week but we pushed it out and it ended up being the week you turned 5 months! 

You are now 5 months old sweet girl! 

Weight- 14lbs 10 oz (32%)
Height- 25 inches (34%) 
Head -40 cm 
Food- 6 oz of milk (3 hrs) fruits and veggies twice a day.... Sister you LOVE food! 
Sleep- not takin as goods as naps but sleep pretty good night, maybe wake up once a night.  Aliza , you are a HUGE fan of a lovie! You have to have one on your face everytime you sleep... Sweetest thing ever!! 
You have to sleep at an incline so you sleep on a wedge in the pack in play but I am moving you to your crib this week!
 Diapers Size 2 & medium setting cloths 
Clothes -3-6 month and some 6 month 
Moving- rolling both ways since 4 moths
Master the backwards crawl and almost sitting up! 

Talk- you are so chatty some days and have the BEST giggle!!  
I am pretty sure you are starting to teeth a bit... Lot of slobber and puke still. 
Amelia is still your favorite person to look at!  
We love you so much even through all your crying and puke. I think at any given moment I have you throw-up on me . You light up a room with your bright blue eyes and cubby loveable cheeks! Aliza-bean you are loved! 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday, Amelia

I can't even believe we have a three year old!  I am forever grateful that I get to be her mommy :) Amelia is such a amazing, smart, sassin bossin, beautiful, loving little girl. 

Her "nickname" 70% of the time is "sassy pants or bossy butt"! The girl wants so badly to be "in charge"! 
We didn't really have the year of terrible twos but I am not holding my breathe as we enter three! HA 

Nonetheless, Amelia is usually a sweet sweet girl. We are so proud of her! I am amazed at the conversations I can carry with her. It blows my mind some days. :) She is such a joy! 

 We love you so very much. Mommy and daddy are your biggest fans! You are convinced you are a princess (but what toddler girl isn't )! You are OBESSED with  anything having to do with "Frozen" right now. You wear your Anna dress consent and you just got the accessories including the boots for your birthday...You are in heaven!

Besides thinking you are a princess you love anything to do with crafts, coloring, painting! You are very creative for such a little girl.  We often joke that we never live in real life. You have a huge imagation and we love it :)  

I couldn't be more proud of the little girl you are growing up to be! 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Christmas 2013

We have a great Christmas. I loved being home and celebrating . We went to Christmas Eve service at church and Amelia loved it. They really focused on the kids and made it fun for them! Amelia enjoyed singing all the songs while standing up on the chair.  They even handed out glow sticks for the kids instead of candles. 


We went to the 6pm service. Amelia didn't nap and fell to sleep in the car on the way home. 
I was hoping for an early bedtime but not that early! We had to wake her up to set out cookies and sprinkle the reindeer 

After a bath and stories she was ready for bed. 

She need a bedtime snack as well 

Shortly after she was sleeping Santa came for a visit! He left some great gifts! Rollers Skates with safety gear, a train table, and clip-clop horse stable and  we set out the gifts we bought them. 

Everything she wanted a more. 
She was pretty happy about all of her new stuff :) 

Aliza got a couple of toys as well, but it is hard to buy toys for a 8 week old!  Aliza gave a pretty sweet giggle when she saw her snail toy from Amelia. 

We played with new toys and I made a big lunch. We had the Coopers over later to eat and exchange gifts.  We were all still feeling sick but we enjoyed the day.  

We got to Skype with our families so it helped being away from them a bit better. Amelia liked showing off her new toys to everyone. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2 months

Aliza-bean is already 2 months old! I can't believe how fast time is skidding by. She sure is pretty sweet and adorable :) 
We had her well check yesterday and she rang in her first New Years!  

Her stats
 - 10lbs 8 oz  and 22 inches long 
 - size 1 diapers 
 - 0-3 month clothes or 3months
 - sleeping 4-5 stretches at night and a few all nights sleeps as well :) 
 - nursing every 2 1/2 -3 hrs . When you take a bottle you drink 3-4 oz 
- started to smile this month. Melts our hearts!
- really focuses on who is talking to you and some toys 
-can lift your head up while on belly
- can sit upright propped on the couch 
-pretty laid back most of the time
-still a mommas girl big time 

You have stolen our hearts sweet girl! We love you so very much! 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve 2013

Merry Christmas to our readers! Hope you all have a blessed Holiday! 

Our Christmas plans this year are very different from what we are used to. We would normally be at one of our parents houses... Not this year. We decided this year we would be home. With a 8week old (tomorrow) traveling 12+ hours was not a option we wanted to tackle. To be honest I am super excited to be home! Amelia is so into the holiday this year. I know it will be so hard to get her to go to bed tonight. But waking up in our house and it just being the 4 of us will be nice... Making memories.  We will miss being with our families but there is something to be said about new tradtions. I know it will be harder and harder to travel at Christmas . Loading all the gifts and packing for a week to add to the stress. I want the girls to enjoy and have the magic of Christmas  and where we don't have to come up with why Santa knows where they are at. I am sure we will travel again to see family but maybe we will always wake up at home ... Who knows. All I want is a non-stress day and enjoy our little family. 

We have done all the fun activities I wanted to do with Amelia. We went to see Santa, baked cookies, make crafts, had a cookies decorating party with friends, watched Christmas movies, went to look at lights and today we made cookies for Santa and reindeer food! 


We have been busy! I have enjoyed every moment of it... Even though baking with a almost 3 year old can add stress! 
 It doesn't look like Amelia enjoyed her visit with Santa but she did! She told him all about what she wanted for Christmas... Roller skates. Hopefully he brings her knee and elbow pads plus a helmet! 

Here are the girls after church this past Sunday. Amelia went in her classroom and had fun! She said she can't wait to go back... Christmas miracle! 
Tonight we are planning on Christmas Eve  service at church and then hopefully a earlier bed time! Santa's helpers may be up all night assembling toys!  
I can't wait to see Amelia's face tomorrow morning! This year is going to be so much fun!! 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Aliza 6.5 weeks

So I am already falling behind on Aliza's monthly posts... I am horrible!  I will do better next month baby girl! 
This was taken on your 1month bday

- wearing some newborn outfits and some 0-3 months 
-newborn diapers and size 1 at night 
-nursing every 3 hours . If you take a bottle you drink 3 oz of breast milk.
-great sleeper :) sleep 4-5 hr stretches at night 

-love love love bath time 
-don't really care for your car seat 
-love to be held and cuddled
- looking at us when we talk to you 
-started to smile at us... The cutest thing!
-even have gotten to hear some cooing
 -your hair ALWAYS sticks up on the top 
-bright blue eyes 

Aliza is so sweet! I forgot about all the new sweetest that comes with a newborn. The exictiment when she finally caught my face the first time and when she turns her head towards our voices. 

Aliza ~ 
You are a bit of a Momma's girl. You like others by as soon as your hear my voice you want fuss. untill I hold you. You are pretty laid back. You'll be wide awake and perfectly happy laying or sitting looking around. Your big sister love you and you love her! You always are trying to look for her when Amelia is talking/screaming/singing! 

At night you get a little more fussy than normal. I think you have gas belly.... Sorry sweetie! Some gas drops and you feel better in no time!
I still can't believe some days we have two sweet girls! We have our hard days but we have more great days than bad. We love you so much! Thankful we get to be your parents! 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Our weekend

We had a fun weekend even though we have some stuffy noses and sleep devorived parents. 
Friday we had a birthday party to attend for our neighbor/friend. We celebrated at "little giggles" for his 2nd birthday 

This place is so neat! I have posted about it before.  They have all kinds of fun stuff for the tots! 

After the party we went to our friends house to watch the movie "planes". Amelia has been waiting and waiting to see this movie. Our friends have a pretty awesome theatre room. It was a good trial run for Amelia. We plan on taking her to her first movie theatre visit this weekend! 
Saturday night we had grandma Marcia come stay with Aliza so we could take Amelia on a date. The lighting of "the lights if the Ozarks" was held Saturday night. The fayettville square is beautiful when all lit up. We knew Amelia would be thrilled to see it. 

They also had a parade... That was a bit lame and way to long! It was freezing cold out but Amelia was a trooper! After the parade we headed straight to the pony rides and then home. We were all freezing by the time we walked what seemed miles back to the car! 

Sunday we got our  Christmas tree up and we decorated it last night. I usually knock out all the decorating in a day but this year it has been harder. For one thing I am still only 3.5 weeks post surgery and two having a toddler help takes much longer. Good thing I got a head start on it this year. This is the first time ever the tree has been up before Thanksgiving!  I think I had the itch to get it up just as much as Amelia! :) 

 Sweet sisters in front of our tree today. 
My OB asked to have the girls pose with her for a Christmas photo that is going on her cards for the clinic. So we were all decked out in Christmas outfits! Nothing sweeter than seeing Amelia love on her baby sis.  

I am so happy to get to see my parents this weekend. They will be here Wednesday night through the weekend. My dad hasn't met Aliza yet! :)