Saturday, April 24, 2010


So I am discovering that having a baby pretty much gives up all my "me" time. I haven't been on the computer in over a week! Thank goodness for the iphone or I may lose complete contact with the world. There are just things I can't do on the iphone, such as update my blog.

So lets see... what has been going on? Last weekend I had the joy of having my mom and sister in town. We of course went to the mall because we love "looking around." Only bad thing was we took Paul who takes all the joy out of it. As soon as we walk into a store he is ready to leave. All I hear is, "Jennifer, your not buying anything" "Hurry up" "Why do we have to look in this kid store, you just spent 30 minutes in PB Kids!" Next time he will not be going with us.

Taylor is still kind of sick. She seems to have this cold that will not go away. Runny nose, cough, and there is nothing you can do for it. It is partially my fault because I take her to the child care center at the gym where she most likely picked it up. But I can't stop going. This is the one time during my day that I get an hour of "me" time. Being that I have no family in Austin it is me and Taylor all day, everyday. Not that it is a bad thing, but sometimes, everyone needs a break. And going to the gym gives me energy which helps me take care of Taylor all day.

Speaking of break, Paul and I will be going to Napa in a month. My parents are going to come and take care of Taylor. I can't tell you how excited I am. Of course I will miss my little lady like CRAZY, but I am looking forward to being able to sleep in, get a massage, not rushing through dinner, and of course, drinking wine. Taylor sees my mom quite often and is very comfortable with her so I know she won't miss me too much!

And lastly, some picture updates, courtesy of the iphone

Rolling around on the floor

Ready to go play with Reagan

Swinging in the park

Helping mommy carry groceries at Costco

Pig Tails!

Talking on the phone at Pottery Barn Kids. I think we need that chair for her room!

Me and Jamie! She is 26 weeks in this picture

Sleeping Beauty

Mommy, get me out of this car seat already!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Just Say No

To Crack!

My friend Sheridan had mentioned that her little girl (see previous post) has a very long butt crack. I told her maybe all babies do because I think Taylor's butt crack is long. The other night after Taylor finished her bath, I was putting lotion on her when she rolled over to her tummy. I couldn't resist taking a picture! Then I noticed it shows her "long crack." I sent the photo to her and she said they "cracked" up (no pun intended). Thought you all might enjoy it as well.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

First "Official" Play date

Yesterday I got together with two of my friends Sheridan and Laura for a baby play date. Laura has a bun in the oven and Sheridan has a daughter, Reagan who is 3 months older than Taylor. We've had other outings with other kids, but this was the first where we actually sat on the floor and played with toys. I think Taylor enjoyed herself. She was in awe of this ball that Reagan has that rolls around on the floor. She was reaching for it with such force that I have never seen from her before. Daddy and I plan to make a trip to Babies R Us this weekend in an attempt to find that toy.

Taylor and the toy in question

Reagan is a big girl and can sit on her own

The girls together

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

4 Months!

On Easter Sunday, our little bunny Taylor turned 4 months old. It's amazing how fast the time is flying by! And as many of you know, the 4 month well visit comes complete with a set of shots. She screamed of course, but I was able to quickly calm her down with a bottle. She was smiling before we even left.

Current Stats
Weight: 16 lbs 4 oz, which puts her right between the 90th and 97th percentile
Height: 26 1/2 inches, which is actually above the 97th percentile curve

Again, Dr Norton said Taylor has great weight to height ratio. My only fear is that I will have a 6 ft 11 daughter. I hope that doesn't happen! Other than her off the charts height, Taylor is 100% a healthy (and sometimes happy) baby! She is teething now which has definitely made her more fussy. But can you blame her?!?

And here are her usual 4 month pictures in her crib. Taylor just woke up before I snapped these pictures which is why her little cheek is so red. I think she had her hand stuck underneath it while she was sleeping so she could suck on her fingers.