Monday, May 24, 2010


Karlee turned 4 months old on May 11, so I am a little behind on this. But she went to the doctor for her 4 month check up and shots. It was so sad because she was so happy and smiling at the nurses and then all the sudden she was in a state of shock and pain when they gave her the shots. It is so sad to hear her cry like that. But it didn't take her very long to be happy again. So at her 4 month appt. she weighed 11 lbs 15 ounces and was 24.5 inches. She is getting bigger, just slowly. She is in the 23% for weight and 62% for height! I just can't believe how fast time goes and how big she is getting. She changes so much. It is so fun to watch. She is getting pretty close to being able to sit up on her own. She loves to stand and sit all the time. She is not a big fan of laying anymore. Karlee is such a happy baby and is such a blessing to us. We were finally able to get a video of Karlee babbling. She does it all the time but whenever she sees the camera she always stops. When she sees the camera in this video she talked for a few seconds and then stopped. Enjoy the video!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Roll over!!!

So about a week ago we were playing with Karlee on a blanket on the floor. We do tummy time a couple times every day. I have wondered when she would roll over. But that night she did it! I couldn't believe it. I could see that she was getting close so I grabbed my phone and turned the video on. I wanted the camera, but I couldn't get that fast enough. But I got her first roll on camera on my phone! We were so excited and so proud of her. Then, the next night I went to school to take a test and while I was gone she did it twice for Jay. He luckily got one of them on video on the camera this time. I was sad that I missed them, but so proud that she had did it again! She is growing and changing so fast I can't believe it. She likes to sit in her booster seat at the kitchen table with us now too. She always wants to be part of the action and the center of everything. She is so much fun and we love her to pieces!!! She also LOVES bath time. She would lay in the tub for hours I think if I let her. She kicks and splashes and smiles and laughs the whole time. She is even a good sport when it's time to clean her up and wash her hair. She loves having her head rubbed too! She also LOVES to babble and talk all the time now. It is so funny to sit there and listen to her and talk back. In the mornings when she wakes up she doesn't usually cry, she will lay in her crib and talk talk talk. I like to lay in bed and just listen to her and laugh. When I go in to get her up she gets the biggest smile and giggles and gets so excited. It is so much fun. I love being a mother. It is hard work and tiring, but so rewarding. When she looks at me and smiles it just breaks my heart. I am a proud mommy! I have such a wonderful life. I have a great husband and an adorable, beautiful baby girl. Life is wonderful! Here is the video of her rolling over! Enjoy!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

What's New With Us

So since I last posted our lives have become very busy again. We are both back in school and working hard. Jay is still working a lot while going to school. I am so grateful to have such a wonderful husband that works so hard to provide for our family. He is wonderful! I am in my last semester of college and am so excited to be graduating in July! Karlee will be 4 months old on Tuesday and is growing and changing so much and so fast. She smiles all the time and giggles. She makes Jay and I laugh and smile all the time! She loves loves loves sucking on her hands and just about anything else she can get in her mouth. She loves to pull my hair and has a very strong grip! She is so close to rolling over, but still needs my help some. She comes to school with Jay and I on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and goes back and forth between Jay and I and our classes. It worked out nice so when I am in class Jay isn't and when Jay is in class, I'm not. She has been such a good sport and a great baby with the whole thing! During all of the business of our lives we went to the park one day when it was very nice (which is rare to have a nice day still). We had some fun with her and got some cute pictures! Also, a few weeks ago we had some family pictures done so there is one posted on here too. Also, with today being Mother's Day I guess I should talk about that too. Jay made me breakfast this morning. He made chocolate chip pancakes and had strawberries too. He also made us dinner. He made chicken parmesean and a salad. Then we made chocolate covered strawberries (my request) and they were wonderful! For Mother's Day he got me a day at the spa! I am so excited to go! I have never had anything like it before! It was a wonderful first Mother's Day being a mother. I am grateful to Jay for making it so wonderful! I love Jay and I love Karlee. My life is so wonderful and I feel so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends.