Wednesday, March 2, 2011

6 months and counting

half a year...have I really been a mom for a half a year? This month has been quite an adventure:
  • first bout with constipation
  • first cold
  • rolling over
  • finding toes
  • baths in the big bath
  • more hair loss
  • moving up to 3-6mo clothes
  • continuing to sleep through the night
  • wary of strangers
  • first solids--ya she hates that--
Things we're working on:
  • rolling over from back to stomach
  • sitting up alone
  • eating solids
Now for some awesome stories:
  • We took Eliza to the instacare on Saturday (after celebrating aunty Elyse's baby shower) for her cold. We wanted to make sure she didn't have an ear infection. We went all the way to the Orem instacare (don't ask why) and when we were filling out our info we realized we didn't bring an insurance card. No, we are not rookies at this, it was because we were used to having Ty's work insurance and I did have THOSE cards in my wallet, it was the BYU ones I didn't have because you never have to show an ID card at BYU if you have their insurance. so of course we didn't have it. Then we tried calling every family member and the house several times to get someone to give us our ID number and it took over 20 mins to get someone to answer! talk about annoying. Well, we were able to get it and got her in and she was fine. no infection.

  • At the doctor today the doc was over an hour behind (there went my plans to have her home in time for her nap) and then she wanted some x-rays. Eliza was beyond her max, but we made it home and she got some food and sleep and is feeling much better. Here are her stats:

11 lbs 13 oz and 24.25"

  • If you are wondering if that is not normal, they you would be correct. Eliza fell below her curve of about the 1st %. I know doctors are concered about "normalcy" and the whole percentile thing, but Eliza is happy and I feed her when she's hungry (and I try to feed her more too). Of course the doc suggested I supplement with formula like they suggested last time, but I'm telling you, she won't have it. The doc also had me check my breast milk for fat content. whawhat? So I pumped and let it separate and what do you know, CREAM. I don't think the problem is in my milk. I have a HAPPY baby. I think it is that my baby is a SLOW grower and she is doing just fine. We have started to introduce some solids--namely rice--and she doesn't like it. haha. We will start on some peas and carrots and squash in the next couple of weeks and see how she does. I know it takes awhile for them to get used to and like solid foods.

  • The doc also ordered some x-rays for her hips since they were a little asymmetrical. We'll see what she says when she gets them back.

  • We found an apartment. let me repeat WE FOUND AN APARTMENT. For those who didn't know we were looking...Ty graduates in April and we need to be closer to downtown for when he starts his job May 17th. We spent the past couple weekends scouring all the apt complexes we could in a day and found one that had exactly what we were looking for:
    • 24hr fitness
    • pool and spa
    • covered parking and garages
    • quiet and safe
    • good deal $$$
    • first floor walk-in
    • east facing (if possible)
    • right by the interstate
    • 2 bed/2 bath
Sometimes I lay at night thinking of where our furniture is going to go in our new apt. (this is what happens when you live at someone else's house for 3 years:))

  • I finished my photoshop class and LOVED IT! I'm thinking of holding a class for any who are interested in knowing a few things--let me know if you'd like that

  • We booked our flights to Florida for family vacay/graduation in May. Thankfully we can get all moved in before we go. I can't wait to take Eliza swimming!

And of course, last, but not least, those 6month photos you all love to look at:)















A little post script on those leg warmies...I started them before Christmas I think? Ya, I finished them last night. Aren't they just in time for the cold weather:) haha. I had to get a pic of them though.

10 comments:

Momza said...

Carissa,
You are every bit the wise and loving mother I suspected you would be.
Little Eliza is perfect. Happy 6th months!

adam.katie521 said...

Love the pictures!!!!! Eliza is perfect! I love how her hair is in a fountain on top, super cute!

llcall said...

Funniest thing ever...I am looking at these pics on a very tiny netbook and because the screen is so small and it only showed one picture at a time and the way it scrolled, it looked EXACTLY like one of those little flip books. It was so cute, like I was watching Eliza move her legs around, etc. I went through it a couple of times it was so funny! I think your instincts are right on with Eliza's size. Neal's sister was diagnosed with failure to thrive because she was so very little -- 17 lbs at 17 months. But they could never find anything wrong with her and she is still petite, like 5'1". Eliza always looks happy and healthy to me! Good luck with solids...Addison is doing better, but it is still an ongoing saga everyday :)

Kjell Crowe said...

she is so darn cute. love the leg warmers!

Jessi said...

holy cow! so much going on! it sounds like its good you have an efficient doctor, even if he seems a little over kill! Moms know best and you should totally trust your instincts. your are a great mom! I MISS YOU!!!! she is so stinking adorable! has it really been that long since I saw you?.... yes! it has!..... goodness!

Hey, if you want to do a photoshop class via skype, I am up for it! .... do you have skype?if you do... we should really take advantage of it during the days! mine is alwyas on for people to call, while us momys are doing our mommy things.

oh! And those leggins are soooooo (times a millions o's) adorable!! especially with that ponytail!

Meredith Williams said...

I love the fountain top hair style! It's my favorite on girls! And, that's cool you found an apt....stinks for us because that means you are out of ward! Good thing for blogs so I can still "see" that cute girl.

Ps thanks so much for the tickets. YOu guys rock. Even though it was a sad, sad, SAD game it was still so fun to go out with just Bryan and I!

Karyna said...

I love that she has enough hair to do the head pony! And the leg warmers r adorable.

Chelsea and Michael said...

She is so cute! And you know what? Mama knowa best! So you're doing great! Congrats on the apratment!

Dan and Katie said...

so jealous you can put her hair in a pig tail!!!

Rachel and Ben Spiers said...

Alivia is very very small, like off the charts small for her age *(16 pounds at 14 months). My doctor actually reccomended that we introduce her to formula at 1 year because it has more nutrients than cow milk, but I couldn't do it. I have been nursing her 100% since birth and it felt wrong in my heart to do that, so we just do what feels right to us as parents. Alivia is happy and healthy too, so we aren't worried. She is super active and eats pretty good most of the time, so until we see something that doesn't seem normal or right- we will just continue to do what we do. She seems very happy and smiley in her picture. I applaude you for going with your mommy instinct! :) She is such a cutie!!!