Friday, November 4, 2011

8 Months

Where has time gone? It doesn't seem possible that it has been 8 months already, well, except for the days when it feels like it has been much longer than that... : ) Alana is learning new tricks every day. This Sunday she decided she knew how to get herself into a sitting position from a laying down one. Nathan even saw her do it before me. (What a rude kid I have!)

These are the things that this 8 month old can do:
Sit
Stand with assistance
Almost pull up on something by herself
Get into a sitting position from a laying down one
AND......


CRAWL! Yep, We now have a crawler on our hands. She's not real consistent yet, but she gets better and faster every day. Granted that she just started crawling on Tuesday...
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She also eats a variety of foods:
Squash
Sweet Potato
Apple
Pear
Cherry
Banana
Spinach
Carrot
Peas
Green Beans
Corn
Plum
Peach
Nectarine
Puffs
Mum-Mums in Vegetable flavor

This baby isn't consistent at sleeping through the night yet...but I just know one day it will. Now all I can do is wait!!!


Now for cuteness overload!!!!


Friday, September 30, 2011

Our Apartment (part 1)

I know that you have all been DYING to see pictures of our apartment. Well, we've been cleaning and I've been taking pictures. So here is what we have so far. I still have a couple more rooms to take pictures of...but I'm not done cleaning them yet...

Alana's Room




Kitchen



Bathroom

Living Room


There you have it. Half of our apartment.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

6 months!

Alana had her six month appointment last week. Here are the stats:
Weight: 16 lbs 10 0z
Height: 27"
Head: 45 cm

She is around the 90% for height and the 50 % for weight. Nathan is so proud of his tall baby : )

Alana is starting to get the hang of eating baby food. So far we've been successful with sweet potatoes, squash, bananas, and right now she's eating pears. It's so fun to see her try new things and the usually concerned face that she has.

Alana is also getting great at sitting by herself! She still is a little wobbly at times and after a few minutes she ends up pretty much laying down, but she's doing a great job!

Sleep has been hit or miss. For the past week she thinks it is a good idea to get up at 12, 3, 6 and stay up for the day, so it's been a little tiring. Last night she only got up at 3, but was still ready to go at 6. Hopefully this is a phase that will quickly pass.

We have been going on walks a lot recently and Alana loves to be outside. She is always so calm that I think she's asleep, but she just really enjoys being in the stroller and having new things to look at.

Now to the pictures:
Alana's first football game outfit
Her Sunday outfit (thanks Tyler and Andrea!)
Her super cute standing picture
Her outfit from her Auntie Meg
Her awesome sitting skills

Oh, and a shout out to Sara and Aaron Christensen. Congrats on their baby on the way. March is definitely the best month for babies!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

We've got....

A Roller!!!!

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She is very proficient in rolling onto her stomach. She does it pretty much every time you lay her down. She used to always get really mad about being on her stomach, but now she is mellowing out (Thank goodness!!!)

This is how I put her down for her nap.
And this is how I found her when she woke up!

Her big eyes. I love this outfit : )
The bow I made to match.
Her lion rattle my mom got her. She LOVES it! I'll have to post a video of her face when you give it to her. It is SO funny!
She is slowly getting stronger and can sit for a few seconds!
A pretty common face:
Loving her Jumperoo
Move sitting
None baby related, but there was a huge Lands End outlet clerence event that Nathan and I and the Buffingtons went to. We got lots of clothes for great deals! One of which is the shirt below. You may notice that Nathan does not have the initials of CEL. Fortunately for my AMAZING seam ripping abilities...
You can't even tell they were ever there!!!

ALSO, It was my birthday on Sunday. Hooray! It was great! We went to Iowa for the weekend and my mom made all sorts of my favorite foods for dinner. And we had delicious peach shortcake and butterfinger ice cream! Oh yum! This is my loot: (the foot is in there because Abby gave me a foot massage. ha ha)And here is my newest addition to my sewing corner of our room. I haven't actually hung it up yet... but soon! Also, as soon as I get our place clean... I'll post some pictures of our place! (let's see if that ever happens :D)


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 24th Birthday!

It was Nathan's birthday on the 23rd. It wasn't too exciting, but I did make a cute birthday cake : )


Nathan is pretty awesome. I like him a lot. I'm not too much for mushiness... but I have the greatest husband ever! He is really is wonderful. He is patient, mellow, and loving. He is great with the baby, even if she really does love me best! ; ) I'm so glad he's mine! Happy Birthday Nathan!!!

Alana lately

Well, she's 4 MONTHS now!!! And such a cutie! : ) We had her 4 month appointment today. She is now 14lbs and 3 oz. That means she is almost twice her birth weight. She didn't enjoy her shots very much, but she got over it. And tonight we tried rice cereal for the first time! You'll see how it went below : )


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We had a good fourth of July. I made Alana an outfit and her hair bow so we took family pictures!
Here is her crabby picture:
Some shoes I made:
Alana in a cute outfit from my grandma:
Here she is ALMOST rolling over. She's getting closer everyday!
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The Dells

Sarah got some free passes to one of the water parks in Wisconsin Dells, WI. So we decided to make a trip of it. The Buffingtons and our fam went down on Friday with plans to spend the night Friday and go to the park Saturday. It ended up not being the greatest idea, as Lily didn't really sleep very much that night, but it ended up being lots of fun. We didn't take too many pictures of the water park, but here is what we have!

Sarah really wanted a snow cone, but she wanted Tigers Blood. The people that worked at these snow cone places had NO idea what she was talking about. Thus, a sad Sarah!
Ally's favorite part? The goats!

Our cute baby in her swimsuit!Ally with a cowgirl hat: