Wednesday, June 30, 2010
HOWEVER, when I mixed the squash with sweet potatoes, tonight, I couldn't seem to feed you fast enough! I seriously felt like I was SHOVELING the food into your mouth! Every time I paused, you would reach for the spoon and open your mouth, wanting more. Our little eater... :-)
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Since your birth (to date);
...You currently wear size two diapers.
...You currently eat every three hours, five ounces at a time.
...We have introduced you to eating rice cereal, bananas, avocados, sweet potatoes and peas.
...You still have that double chin and now you have cute baby rolls on your legs.
....You currently wear size 3-6 month/6 month clothing (very quickly outgrowing clothes!).
...You've been known to wear at least two outfits a day due to excessive drool, dirty diapers and spit up.
...At your four month well baby doctor's visit, you weighed 15 pounds, three ounces and measured 24 3/4 inches long. This puts you in the 90th percentile for weight height (who would have thought??!).
...I have used one 4GB, two 1 GB SD cards for the Nikon and one 4GB Memory stick for the "Katy Kam." That is just way too many pictures to count- at least close to 3,000 pictures.
...So far, you've experienced three seasons- winter, spring and summer. You've celebrated St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day.
...Due to the HOT summer that we are experiencing here in NC, we installed a window AC unit in your room and we try to keep the temperature in your room at 75 degrees.
...You currently go to bed at 7PM and wake at 6:30AM every day (sometimes waking around 3AM for a feeding).
Because you are getting more mobile and squirmy, Katy, we decided to try out the "Big Girl" bath chair that we borrowed from our friends, the Batys. You kept trying to sit up and get out of the pink infant chair that we had for the bath- Squirmy Katy + Water = Trouble. So, here you are enjoying your bath (notice I didn't have to give you the faux mohawk so typical in most baby bath pictures ;-P).
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Katy loves to bat at the porcupine/hedgehog (we're not sure what it's supposed to be) on her excersaucer.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Despite the hot North Carolina temperatures, Daddy and I decided to take a walk to the Cabarrus Creamery (because no Jones Family holiday is complete without ice cream!). Because you have better head control and are showing more interest in looking around you and observing your surroundings, we decided to strap you into your stroller without the carrier. You looked like such a big girl, Katy, in your stroller!
Katy (trying to) feed herself (Thanks, Rudolphs for the Froggy dinnerware!)
Today is Father's Day and it's Daddy's first Father's Day. As we do every Sunday, we went to church and helped out with the nursery. Then, we picked up Sticky Fingers to go and enjoyed a nice meal of ribs and potato salad at home in honor of this special day. Daddy is the "fun" one and he loves to make you smile and giggle, Katy. He is so good at taking care of you, Katy. Happy Father's Day, Daddy!
Last night, we hosted our Hasbro Game Night! While you were peacefully sleeping, Katy, we had lots of fun playing the new Trivial Pursuit, Taboo and Catch Phrase! We've decided that we like the newest edition of Trivial Pursuit much better (than previous).The only bummer of the evening is that the A/C decided to stop working right before the party started. Other than that, we had fun laughing, playing, and snacking with friends!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
You now weigh 15 pounds, 3 ounces and measure 24 1/2" long. This puts you in the 90th percentile for both height and weight. You received three shots- one oral and one in each cute, chubby leg. You weren't too keen on the shots, Katy! Dr. Greg went through a list of "milestones" to be watching for before your six month visit- rolling over, talking to objects, holding your head up stronger and better, starting to eat solid food- and you've ALREADY hit them at four months! We always knew you were advanced for your age!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Big Girl Katy holding the spoon by herself
Jumping is FUN!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
"I'm not so sure about this..."
"Okay, I guess bananas are alright..."
Today, we fed you your first fruit, Katy, and it was bananas. Yes, that's right, your first fruit was bananas (this shows how much I love you, Katy, because anybody who knows me knows that I do NOT like them!)!! After reading up on what to serve as a first fruit, bananas kept showing up as a safe, sweet treat to serve. Considering I have some food allergies, we wanted to avoid things such as apples, carrots, pears and peaches (which are pretty much all of the first foods you feed a baby). So, that left bananas.
We pulled out the Magic Bullet, a shower gift from our friends the Smiths, mushed up the bananas and fed it to you. Daddy put a little on his finger to feed it to you, at first. You weren't so sure in the beginning, but after awhile, you actually kept more IN you and barely drooled any ON you. You were more successful with eating the bananas than in your first attempt at rice cereal (separate blog post).
Today, we said (temporary) good-bye to our good friends, Jared and Bethany Reeves. They will be leaving us for six months and we will miss them! We wish them the best of luck in their endeavors and can't wait to hear all about their adventures when they return!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Today, Daddy and I got up very early (five AM!) to get everything set up for our first ever Jones family yard sale. We've been gathering things for the past couple of weeks and cleaning and pricing items all this past week. The weather was warm (in the 90s!) and sunny and we had quite a crowd of early bird shoppers show up before seven AM. Daddy did most of the wheeling and dealing as I took care of you, Little Miss. Daddy did such a good job preparing, interacting with shoppers and cleaning up/clearing out all the leftover stuff afterwards! The yard sale was seven AM to noon with eleven AM to noon being half off the sticker price. This "blow out" sale wasn't as popular as we thought it would be- the majority of our shoppers showed up before ten AM. After the yard sale was complete, Daddy loaded up the car and took all the leftovers to Salvation Army to donate. Overall, we had a VERY successful and profitable yard sale. This is pretty impressive considering most items were not priced over five dollars!
Friday, June 11, 2010
We are going to put all of those baby pictures to work for us, Katy. I've entered you into the 2010 Parents Magazine Cover Contest. While the judges get to pick the cutest baby to grace the pages of their November magazine, there is also a "Reader's Choice" finalist. So, we are asking all of our friends and families to follow the above link to our album and "like" each of the six pictures (you can do so once per day, per picture) for a chance to win. Might amount to nothing but we sure think you are CUTE!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Big Girl Jeans (Thanks Great-Aunt Mariella for the cute top!)