Sunday, March 29, 2015

5 months!

5 months

Length: 24.5 inches
Weight: 12 lbs. 7 oz.

Clothes: 3 month clothing finally fits her really well. She is in 6 month jammies because she's too long for the 3 month ones. We finally packed up the very last of her newborn clothes.

Sleep: Lacey is seriously one of the cutest, happiest babies, but... she needs to figure out how to sleep longer than an hour to an hour and a half at a time. There was a 2 week period that she did amazing, but now she is back to her old ways. We will be sleep training again really soon.

Milestones: She has started passing toys from one hand to the other. She does pretty well putting her binky back in her mouth when it falls out. She now reaches for toys that are out of reach. She is also learning to turn pages in her board books.

Firsts this month:
  • First trip to Chicago/staying in a hotel/road trip/parade/temple  

  • Eating baby food other than cereal
  • Being in a "big girl" stroller
  • Going the the zoo
  • Eating sweet potatoes, zucchini corn and pears, and green beans
  • Going to the dental school
  • Looking at herself in a mirror
  • Her hands, they are always in her mouth, even when she is trying to eat
  • Standing in her jumperoo, she hasn't figured out the jumping part yet
  • Going for walks outside
  • Being in her stroller
  • Any attention she can get from her mommy and daddy 
  • Reading books
  • Sucking on her bows. I don't know what it is about her bows, but she prefers them to any of her toys
  • Going to church for 3 hours
  • Being stuck inside all day (We are dying for the weather to get a little warmer so we can go outside more often)
Things I want to remember
  • When we went to Chicago she was so happy to be in her stroller. She would just kick and squeal to herself. Her blanket kept falling down and almost dragging because she was kicking so much.

Monday, March 16, 2015


We took our first trip with Lacey (other than going home to Utah over Christmas) over St. Patrick's Day weekend. Every year the river in Chicago is dyed bright green the Saturday before St. Patricks day. It was something that I wanted to be sure to see before we moved away from the Midwest. It was such a fun trip. We drove down on a Friday afternoon and were able to go to the temple. Scott and I switched off watching Lacey in the parking lot. I guess she wasn't too happy about me leaving (it was probably the longest I have left Lacey alone with Scott since she was born).

Not the most flattering, but Lacey's first trip
to the temple.

After that, we checked into our hotel. We shared a room with two other couples. Luckily, we found a hotel with two queens in one room, and a separate front room with a sofa bed.

For dinner, we went to the Shake Shack. We loved the burgers, but the custard we chose had big doughnut chunks and was kind of weird. We then went back to the hotel to put Lacey to bed while the other two couples went out to Navy Pier. Luckily, Lacey slept like a champ and only woke up twice the entire night.

In the morning, we snuck off early to grab some breakfast. Lacey is an early riser and we didn't want to wake up the other two couples.

Once everyone was awake we walked down to the river and down where the parade was. The river was much brighter than I was expecting it to be. It was really cool. The parade, however, was kind of lame. We were hoping for some fun floats. Apparently Chicago's idea of a float is a truck pulling a trailer with a banner of a politician hanging on the side.

Michael and Christie
Kedric and Kelli

Lacey loved being in her "Big Girl" stroller

No floats, just lots of walking people and political ads
Lacey was amazing the whole trip. She would laugh and giggle the whole time we were walking, and then she would take a little nap. It was so much fun having good weather and being able to be outside.

The streets were packed with people. Of course, since it is an Irish holiday, the majority of people started their day off with some morning cocktails. At one point we were crossing a busy street and the lady behind us not so quietly said, "I would NEVER bring my children to something like this, that's just bad parenting". I wish I would have thought of something witty to say, but instead we just ignored her.

We ended our trip with Gino's East for some Chicago Pizza. The pizza was good, but we prefer Giordano's crust.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

4 months

4 months

She was born on the 29th so I don't know exactly when to consider her officially 4 months old (February 28 or March 1?) I cannot believe how fast time is going. Sometimes I am anxious for her to reach the next milestone, but most of the time I want her to stay little forever.

Three Month Stats:

Height: 23.5 inches (8%)
Weight: 11 lbs (1%)
Head: 16 inches (38%)

Clothes: I think we are almost ready to pack up all of our newborn outfits. I can squeeze her into newborn onesies, but the 3 month ones are so much easier to get on. I still use some of the newborn pants that are long enough because the 3 month ones are pretty big around her belly.

Sleep: She has good days and bad days. We are still working on the whole taking naps during the day thing. If she doesn't get a good nap then she is super cranky! Her nights have been going much smoother. I am usually up with her around midnight and then again around 4. That is so much better than it has been, so I can't complain. I still rock her or nurse her to sleep but sometimes she will wake up right when I set her down and she will fuss for a minute and then fall right back to sleep.

Milestones: She started rolling over (tummy to back)! I was so excited when it happened for the first time. She has only done it a handful of times, and I don't think that she has any idea what happened because she always looks super surprised. 

Firsts this month:
  • First time rolling over
  • Valentines Day
  • First time finding her feet
  • First Pedicure (I painted her toe nails pink)
  • Being laid down awake and putting her self to sleep
  • Being left with a babysitter
  • Eating rice cereal and oatmeal cereal
  • Looking at herself in a mirror, one of her toys has a mirror and she just smiles at herself 
  • Nursing to sleep, it's pretty much the only easy way to get her to fall asleep
  • Her hands, they are always in her mouth, even when she is trying to eat
  • Being held up in the air and rocked back and forth.
  • Facing outward when being held
  • Getting raspberries blown on her belly and thighs 
  • Any attention she can get from her mommy and daddy 
  • Standing up with help from mommy, daddy or her jumperoo
  • Playing in her Swing
  • Her little pink elephant that vibrates
  • Being burped
  • Getting her diaper changed in the middle of the night
  • Loud noises
  • Being in her carseat when she is tired
Things I want to remember
  • She will talk and talk when she first wakes up. She just looks at me and talks and giggles for 15 minutes when she is nice and rested. 
  • She recently started to let us hold her facing us again. When she is super tired she will rest her head on my shoulder and snuggle for a few minutes. This used to never happen, she would scream if she wasn't being held face out (unless she was eating).
  • I took Lacey to the grocery store, and got her all bundled up. She was pretty cute in all her winter gear and she was wearing a cute beanie that a friend made for us. We were chased out of the store by a lady telling us how adorable she was and how much she liked her little hat. I think that Lacey is the cutest girl in the world, and I will never get tired of other people telling me that they think that she is adorable too.