Monday, December 21, 2009

More winning for me!

What an awesome way to start Christmas week. There's nothing better than getting free stuff specially when you don't really expect it. Y'all know that I was on a winning spree at one point about a month ago. Well it looks like it's happening again.

A couple of weeks ago Debbie from Mommies with Style emailed me to let me know that I won the "My Baby Loves" giveaway. Of course I picked the 80's cd. This morning, Colleen from Classy Mommy sent me an email to let me know that I won the $200 Best Buy gift card giveaway. Depending on what J got me for Christmas, this might be used towards a dslr but if he was generous enough and he already got me one, we are definitely using this on a bigger flat screen that he's been wanting to get.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Kayla met Santa last night

...and I hope the she put in a good word for her mommy and daddy. I already know what Santa got her so I don't think he needed to know what she really wants :)

J and I were both on the fence if we wanted to take her or not. H1N1, flu, and sick kids don't really sit well with us. We were afraid Kayla would catch something but we can't really let her miss out on meeting Santa for the first time on her very first Christmas.
We stood in line for about an hour and then it was her turn. J was in charged of making her smile which he didn't do a very good job with. But at least our little girl was not crying in the picture nor did she cry the moment Santa held her. For a first-timer, she didn't do too bad. She did cry in the end after she realized that she is not sitting mommy nor daddy's laps.

She looks pretty adorable in her polka dot black and white dress with her cute white bow and black tights :) I sure went shopping for her outfit last minute. We decided on Friday we were taking her Saturday morning but mastitis (again for the second time) got in the way of our plans.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Baby Girl is 5 Months Old!

I can't believe that Kayla is already 5 months old. Time is flying by and next thing you know she will be blowing out the candle on her first birthday cake! Kayla is definitely this little person now. We know when she's happy and we definitely know when she is not. I think that she is still mommy's girl - it brings me so much joy when I walk into the door after a long day at work and she is squealing and kicking her legs around from shear excitement.

No doctor's appointment this month but she weighted 17 lbs and 10 oz and measured 24.75 in about 2.5 weeks ago. She's still in the 97th percentile for weight and 50th for height. Her doctor also gave us the go ahead at that appointment to start her on rice cereal but I waited 'til yesterday. She did great with the rice cereal - no gagging or yacking here. I think that she's still trying to figure out the whole spoon thing since it's something so new to her. We plan on feeding her rice cereal for a week or so until she gets the hang of eating solids until we introduce a new type of food.

So what else is our baby girl up to lately?
  • wearing 6-9 month clothing
  • wearing size 2 diapers but we're about to start using the 3's soon
  • she has a bottom tooth coming out - there might be another one but not so sure yet
  • still a good sleeper although there are some nights when she would wake up around midnight to eat
  • still loves bath time
  • she's doing very well with sitting on her own but she still falls after a while - i say a couple more weeks and she'll be good on her own
Our household has been pretty busy lately. Kayla is growing so fast and so quick. We can't wait for our first Christmas together as a family!