Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sleeping and Eating

I think Reese is getting back on her sleep schedule...at least I hope she is. Last night I laid her on her back to go to sleep, she woke up a couple of times, I went up around 10 to check on her and she was sleeping on her belly. The doctor said that if she rolls over in her sleep it is ok to leave her that way because she can now move her head around on her belly. She slept so well on her belly! Around 5:30 she was kind of whining but still asleep so I stuck her pacifier in her mouth and she was fine. At 7:30 I heard her "talking" as she does when she wakes up to start the day. I went in to get her out of bed and she was on her back. She doesn't know how to roll from her belly to her back so that was a first!! How exciting! I don't know how she did it but every time she was on her belly today I could tell she was trying to figure it out again. She gets so frustrated when she can't do it. I am so thankful that she is doing better about sleeping. Hopefully we can get her on a good schedule now that we shouldn't be going anywhere for a while.

We started Reese on vegetables today. She ate green beans and gagged every time I put them in her mouth. It was hilarious. We have a video but I have not loaded it yet. I will soon...

Congrats to my cousin Michael and his wife Zoe...they just found out they will be having a little girl in May!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

They keep coming

Reese has hit two new milestones this week. After Lance's post the other day about Reese screaming for hours, we finally learned that we were right in our assumption that she is teething. Last night I ran my fingers over her bottom gums and her two bottom front teeth have cut the gums. Soon she will have two little white teeth popping up. I can't believe that. I am relieved that she has gotten through the worst with those two teeth. Now she should (key word) be happy for now. She is also sitting up unassisted. She can sit for about ten seconds on a good run before she rolls to the side. This coming weekend we are going to start her on vegetables. We should have some good video from that so be looking for it!

Until then here is a picture of our little Hollywood pushing herself up with her arms.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Well, Christmas is over. We made it through a hectic few days with smiles on our faces and thankful for the time we had with family and friends.

Saturday we started our whirlwind of parties and visiting with the McKinleys. We had lunch with them and spent the afternoon at their house. It was great visiting with them as always and we can't wait to do it again.

Maddie, Jodie, and Reese

Sunday we went to my aunt and uncles house for Christmas with my dad's family. The Florida folks didn't make it up this year and we missed them greatly. Reese got tons of cute presents while we were there and she can't wait to play with them all.

My grandparents with Reese

After Christmas with my dad's family we spent the night with my parents and had Christmas eve with them. That morning my Mom, Becca and I got a pedicure while Lance stayed home with Reese and my dad and Leah worked. That evening we went to Lance's sisters house and spent Christmas day with them. Reese got some wonderful presents (as did Lance and I) and we can't wait to see her enjoy them all.

Here is a picture of her enjoying some sunglasses from my cousin Bryan, her Bebe Pod from my parents and her Music Station from Lance's parents.

Sweet Baby Santa

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Jacksonville and Back Home

It has been a busy week so I will do a quick recap. Last Thursday Lance's sweet Aunt Anne passed away from cancer. She had been battling it for a while and was very strong in the fight. She was a great person who had so many wonderful friends and family members. We went to Jacksonville on Saturday and returned Monday night which was not nearly long enough. We would have stayed much longer if we could. Lance said the service was beautiful (I stayed at the house with the kids) and that he has never seen a church so full of people celebrating the life of a friend. After the service every one came back to their house and visited. Anne's friends put together a wonderful spread of food and drinks. She really had some great friends who cared a lot about her. We feel so blessed to have been able to visit when we did back in November. Reese did well on her second road trip in a month. She was definitely entertaining and loving to every one who was around. We are so blessed with a well behaved baby.

Today Reese is five months old. We went to the doctor this morning to get her Hib and IPV vaccinations. She was a trooper. She only cried until I picked her up. She weighed 18 lbs and 11 oz...which is 1 pound and 10 ounces more than three weeks ago...wow. It must be the cereal. She did have her clothes on this time though...so take away a few ounces. I also think she is teething. She screamed and cried last night and would not go to bed. She finally went to sleep shortly after 10:00 and then slept until 6:45. Her little cheeks are red and she is enjoying chewing on her chew toys.

The rest of the week is going to be super busy. Tomorrow and Friday I need to finish Christmas shopping. I said I would not be shopping last minute this year but here I am less than a week before Christmas and I am not done yet! Then we will be full of Christmas visits starting Saturday.

Reese pushing herself up with her arms...she is getting to be such a big girl

Thursday, December 13, 2007

What kind of accent do you have?

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Here are my results:

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The South
The Inland North
The Northeast
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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Monday, December 10, 2007


When my sisters and I were younger we all went to the orthodontist together. The first time you go they make an impression of your teeth with this gooey, gummy kind of stuff that taste really nasty and it goes far back in your mouth. I imagine everyone gags the first time this happens because you don't realize what is happening. The doctor tells you to breathe through your nose to help keep you from gagging. Occasionally they will make this mold again to see the progression of your mouth and in between these times the doctors hands are always in your mouth doing something. After a while you get used to this and are not gagging anymore. Well, most every body does...except for Becca. On the top of Becca's chart in bright red and bold letters it said GAG REFLEX. This was for each assistant as well as the orthodontist to know that she would gag every time they did something and to be prepared with a vomit bucket. We thought this was hilarious. I tell this story because I think Reese is going to be the same way. I have started feeding her oatmeal now and EVERY time I put the oatmeal in her mouth she gags and then pushes all of the cereal out of her mouth. I am not sure why she does this because she did not do it with the rice. I don't know if it is the texture or the taste. I make it pretty soupy to see if that helps. We will see. I video taped feeding her this morning but have not loaded it yet...I will soon.

Friday, December 7, 2007


Sleep is a luxury around here. For some unknown reason our FOUR MONTH OLD has decided she does not need sleep. She doesn't sleep much during the day...maybe two 30-45 minute naps. And then at night she wakes up EVERY TWO HOURS! It sucks! We have been trying different things to see what is causing her to wake up. As hard as it is for me, I know Lance is having a harder time because he has to actually get up in the morning. I get to sleep in as long as she will let me...which is a while if I put her in our bed. Having her sleep in our bed is not ideal and we only bring her in there if it is around six o'clock in the morning or if it has been a rough night...like last night. I finally brought her in to our bed at 4:15, she fell right to sleep, and then didn't wake up until 9:20....when I woke her up!!! We are so frustrated and we don't know what to do. We will keep you posted...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Office

Lance signed up for a two week free trial of Netflix and the first dvd's we have gotten are from the tv show "The Office". At first I thought this show was pretty stupid but as we got in to it, it is pretty stinking hilarious. My favorite character is Jim Halpert. He is constantly picking on Dwight Schrute. Here is a video from YouTube. My favorite part is around 4 minutes when Jim is explaining how he got Dwight to hit himself in the head with his phone. There have been several times that I have been in the middle of drinking some water only to spit it back in the cup because Jim was so funny!! Enjoy!!