Monday, October 22, 2012

5 Months

This is the quintessential "You lookin' at me?!!" photo.

Halloween Costume 2012 - Elephant

Sunday, October 14, 2012


It's been a while since the last post.
I won't blame it on the baby.
It's work's fault.
Here are some pictures of cuteness to get you off my back.
The crafting has been scant.  I won't blame it on the baby. I finally got some knitting done today.  Hopefully more knitting this week.  I'm working on a sweater for Hannah and finishing up some W.I.P.s (works in progress).

Our bathing suit and sunglasses!  First time at the pool.

Despite the facial expressions, we L.O.V.E. the water!

Hannah with Great Grandpa Schneider

4 months.  That sticker did not survive longer than 5 minutes after this photo was taken.

This week we are heading to Michigan to celebrate Abby and Mike's Wedding on Saturday.  This will be Hannah's 3rd trip to Michigan in 5 months.  In fact, we'll turn 5 months this Thursday!  Where has the time gone? I won't blame it on the baby.

This week we will also likely be deciding where I will be taking a job.  More on that once an actual decision has been made.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

3 Months

Hannah turned 3 months old - holy cow!

We have been enjoying her smiles lately - although we have to work for them quite a bit!  She is definitely becoming more social now.  She still loves being held and cuddling - perfect for most people who meet her.  In addition she is quite active now and loves to kick, play with toys and try to stand.  Her head swivels around at every sight and sound and she really tries to be involved with conversations.

She remains quite laid back and easy-going.  Except when she's really hungry and then we all hear about it.  Strange how weird it is to hear her cry when she barely cried for the first 8 weeks of her life!  She is enjoying going to daycare and I'm told she does pretty well when she's away from home.
 With Auntie Beth

Cousins! At Liza's 2nd Birthday party

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Back To Work

Maternity leave is officially over.

I think we're all sad about this.  It means that Hannah is getting older - we've lost our little 3 lb wonder and struggle to carry around a 9 lb behemoth.  She has also been much more alert and awake - looking at toys, occasionally smiling, grabbing things put near her and paying attention when we read her stories.  This part is fun.  The crabby-after-8-pm part is not as fun, but this is followed by the sleeping-for-up-to-5-hours part which Abi thinks is fun.

It also means that Abi is back to work.  Funny how you forget so much when all you know is bottles, diapers, pumping and nursing! The first few days were a little rough.  This month I'm at a new hospital so not only do I have to re-learn everything but I have a new computer system, new people, new's been an adjustment.  As usual I'm settling in now, about 1/2 way through the month.  This week is my longest work week yet but I've got a light at the end of the tunnel with a fun 3 day weekend coming up.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

2 Months

With all the grunting coming from the nursery, this post may be a bit short.  She's a lot more vocal now that she's 2 months old.  It's so cliche, but so true - where did the time go??!!

We are so enjoying our Little Bear.  She is much more alert now, wide awake for a few hours at a time.  We have also (fingers crossed!) established a bedtime which has worked beautifully for the past 3 nights in a row - allowing us a wonderful stretch of 5 hours of sleep!

She had her 2 month appointment last week.  Her current "stats" are:
Wt: 8 lbs 11 oz
Ht: 20.5 inches
Head: 35 cm

She got her shots and did pretty well with them.  She got her first dose of Tylenol in case of discomfort but we didn't notice anything else.

To recap her life experiences - she has:

- Been to 5 states (WI, IL, IN, MI, MN)
- 2 weddings
- 1 funeral
- Grown 4 inches and gained 4 pounds
- Eaten about a billion bottles of milk (my stats may not be quite accurate here)
- Started to hold her head up
- Started to actually cry
- Met the vast majority of both sides of her large family (and more to come in the next few weeks)
- Been to 10 softball games
- Been to 5 restaurants (although she hasn't ordered anything)
- Been to a bar (!)
- Had a babysitter who wasn't family
- MAYBE smiled this morning - it happened twice and I was so excited that it could be a "real" smile, we will have to see if it continues!

And the moment you've been waiting for - the pictures!

 Homemade dress

 At her first bar!