Saturday, August 21, 2010

Video Fun

Now that I've figured out that uploading Callie videos to Youtube FIRST makes it easier to put on our blog (and Facebook for that matter), I can do both :)

Enjoy these videos of our Little Miss!

Because our plans changed from going up north, we had a family day today! Callie has been doing a lot of jumping lately, so wanted to get her a "Johnny Jump Up" - we call it her "Jumper" and SHE LOVES IT! While we were at the store, we also bought her a big giraffe! Oh how this little peanut loves giraffes!

I'm sure I get some pictures later...for now she's in bed, asleep!

Friday, August 20, 2010

5 Months Already...HOLY CATS!

Callie is already 5 months old...that's a whole hand! I remember when I was 35 weeks pregnant thinking "Wow, I only have one more hand to go before I'm at 40 weeks!"

She has changed SO MUCH!

On Monday, August 16th - Callie turned 5 months old! We spent the day at the Minnesota Zoo with my parents and 3 of Callie's cousins: Claire, Jeff and Andrew! She had a BLAST! It was so much fun to watch her look around at everything! The water animals were by far her favorite! Josh and I have talked about getting an aquarium for her, because she loves watching the fish, but decided to use our money towards other things! So if anyone wants to buy her one...there you have it!

That night I took my niece/God-daughter Claire with me to Alyssa's VERY SUCCESSFUL Pampered Chef Party! I thinks he had fun! Josh went bowling with my dad for some long awaited bowling lessons from the old pro :) And my mom hung out with Callie and Andrew! Poor Callie was starting to feel a little off...

Tuesday we hung around with our little Miss. She then went to Josh's mom's house to hang out while Josh and I went to the Twins game with the Denzer's! We had such a great time! Josh and Jason made buddy buddy with an older lady who owned a bar - and she bought us all drinks :) Then we saw Brett Favre! He was sitting in the first row (2 rows in front of us) and by the end of the game, we had our picture taken with him :) Remind you this is the exact day that he flew into we felt honored to have our picture taken with him :)

By Wednesday morning, Callie was running a very high fever and not feeling well at all :( We brought her into the Dr. and they did some testing on her. She listened to her breathing and realized that Callie had some raspy breaths, so they took an XRay of her tummy (which Callie hated by the way) and then put her on a Nebulizer. We were giving her the neb 4-6 times a day for a couple days. She really didn't like it, but was willing to take it. She was so miserable, it was heart breaking. She's such a happy girl, that she was trying her hardest to be happy and playful, but you could tell she just wanted to sleep. Finally I took her on some errands with me to help her fall worked!

By Friday afternoon, Callie is starting to feel like her old self again - well, at least she is acting like her old self again!

We did cancel our vacation plans up to the Lakes, because we wanted to keep her in her own home and not change her routine when she's not feeling well. Call us over protective, but we want her healthy. I guess the next time up there will be Thanksgiving.

Callie did something today that is AMAZING :) She rolled over for the FIRST TIME :) All the way! I was at a training for a reading intervention, but Josh noticed she was about to roll, so he grabbed the camera, and guess what - he caught her VERY FIRST ROLL on camera :)

She also enjoys sitting up! She's still having a hard time doing it independently, but you can tell that she really wants to! She'll lean forward and put her hands down, then she'll very carefully swan dive down onto her tummy :) It's pretty cute!

That's all for now :) She's getting healthy, keeping busy and waiting SO patiently for her first visit to the MN State Fair! We weren't going to bring her, but decided that considering Goldy the Gopher is there - we have to have her picture taken with him :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A little late...but some 4 month high lights :)

Callie was 4 months old on July 16th (wow, I'm late). The reason I hadn't posted anything, was because her 4 month check up wasn't until 2 weeks after, so I was unable to post any of that information until after the appointment.

I had a really nice blog typed up and saved, but the video wouldn't upload, so I said screw it :) I'll start a new one-no video!

At Callie's 4.5 month check up, she was 14.1 pounds and 24.6 inches long :) We thought she was rather small for her age, but she fell in the dead center (50%) in both weight and height!

The Dr. said her spitting up is going to continue to get worse before it gets better, and it's not going to get better until she starts solids at 6 months - SO...we have to wait it out still ;)

Her eyes are always goopy, because her eye lids are folded inward. The Dr. informed us that it's nothing to worry about and they will begin growing outward as she gets older...then the eye goop will slow down and be normal.

The big news is - Callie has two front teeth! Getting a picture of her two bottom teeth is utterly impossible; however, I am just too talented for my own good :)

Callie continues to roll from her stomach to her back, but has not rolled all the way over yet. She gets stuck with her arm. She can get her legs all the way around, but then that darn arm gets in the way :( Soon enough, it'll come soon enough. You can tell she really does want to roll over, because she starts to get a little frustrated (rolling from back to stomach), and then she'll flip back over and try again. I wonder what she's thinking!

Callie was lucky enough to have her two grandma's babysit her two different times in one week:)

My mom came down for 2 nights :) Callie and Gramma spent ALL day Wednesday and ALL day Thursday together! Josh and I had kindergarten assessments, so we were gone the entire day both days. It was exhausting, but we knew Callie was in great care :)

That weekend Grandma Lynn came down, because Josh and I played in a softball tournament! Lynn was able to spend all day Saturday with Callie playing while mom and dad played softball ;) Being in that heat was exhausting, so it was nice to take naps (cough cough daddy cough cough). Thanks again for sticking around so we could go out with the Denzers that night :)

Callie and I are growing tomato plants too - and they are doing VERY well! Every day Callie and I go out and water our plants, or we pull the weeds out. We check to see how they are doing and when they'll be ready to eat! So far Callie has picked several tomatoes for Josh and I to eat :)