Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Georgia Rae - 4 Months Old!

October 12th- Georgia is 4 months old!

Cody said to me the other day that "it feels like Georgia has always been here"! I have to agree although maybe for different reasoning. I knew in my heart before we even got pregnant with her that we would have another girl and that she would be "Georgia Rae". I had bonded to her long before she even existed. We didn't need to find out gender with her ... I already knew. She makes our family complete and it is hard to think about it any other way. 

Eyes: baby blues

Clothes: size 6 months
Diapers: size 2

Nursing: breastfeeding every 3 hours during the day
Weight: 14 lbs 4oz
Teething: I can see TWO bottom teeth through her gums. They are moving up and I can feel the bulge but they haven't cut through yet. The pediatrician said they feel like they are trying to cut. She also showed me the outline of all her upper front teeth and said they are moving down as well. She is constantly chewing on her fingers and drooling. This little girl with have a mouth full of teeth early.

Solids: We got the all clear to start rice cereal at our leasure. Puree baby foods will start at 6 months. Georgia already opens her mouth for a spoon since that is how I administer her reflux medicine, which are micro granule beads that she has to swallow. I think she will do fine with the rice cereal. 

Sleep: Georgia keeps teasing me with sleeping through the night (STTN). She's done it a few times but then keeps reverting back to a night feed. I blame it on the teething.

Playtime: Georgia rolled over (tummy to back) for the 1st time on September 24th! She has done it 3 times now and I always seem to just miss catching it on video. 

Playtime is starting to get more fun now that she is interacting with the toys. It will be so much fun when she can sit up on her own and play with her sisters!

Personality: Georgia is finally "relaxing" a bit now that her reflux is controlled. 

She is extremely alert and takes everything in. 

She smiles & giggles at me, which instantly melts my heart! She is ticklish, especially her feet. 

She also thinks I'm pretty funny...

(I was hiding behind a doll and popping out saying "boo!")

She had her 4 month well check yesterday morning along with 2 shots & an oral vaccine. Her next pediatrician appt is at 6 months,

Well Check Stats: G's 4mo & E's 4yr

The girls had well checks yesterday, which unfortunately included shots.

Height: 43.9" (High >97%)
Weight: 37.2 lbs  (67%)
BMI: 4%
She performed a vision test & hearing screening.

She also got 4 vaccines which ended up being 3 shots since one was a combo vaccine. I didn't tell Emma about the shots until the nurse walked in with them. I told Emma I wanted her to be brave for me. No one could believe it, she didn't cry!!! Even the nurse said "Seriously?!" I was so proud of her!

Length: 25" (72%, which was a jump up on her growth chart from 59%)
Weight: 14lb 4oz (51%)
Head Circumference: 17.4" (High - literally OFF the chart)
The pediatrician said the #1 reason for this is genetics. However, we need to make sure her head circumference makes the curve at the next appt or we will need to do a cranial ultrasound to rule out any issues. I have no doubts she will grow into her head ;)

She received the oral rotovirus vaccine along with 2 shots. I wish I could say G didn't cry either but we all know that babies cry with shots.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Georgia Rae- 3 Months Old!

September 12th - Georgia is 3 months old!

Eyes: still hanging onto blue
Clothes: Size 3 months
Diapers: merging into size 2
Nursing: breastfeeding every 2-3 hours during the day (she REFUSES bottles & pacifiers)
Weight: approximately 12.5lbs per home scale

Sleep: I "dream feed" her at 10:30pm each night before going to bed. She wakes up around 4am to nurse and then goes right back to sleep and then wakes around 7:15-7:30am for the day. Georgia is now sleeping flat in her cradle with the help of reflux medicine!
Playtime: It is so fun to see her starting to grab at toys in front of her! She likes to lay on the play mat and grab at all the sensory objects.
She enjoys sitting in the Bumbo for short periods of time to watch us cook...or have a chat with Bailey. 

On August 8th, we took Georgia for her 1st swim! She enjoyed it after the initial dip.
Georgia got to try out the jumperoo for the first time Friday and I was surprised she actually pushed off her legs to bounce a little bit! 

Tummy time doesn't last very long. She gets so agitated with it and starts thrashing around. No rolling over yet but she has gotten very close.

Personality: She is such an alert baby! She pays attention to what is happening around her and is easily waken by her playing sisters. I call her my "serious baby". She wants constant attention already. Maybe she knows she has 3 sisters and wants to stand out! 
Staring Contest!

She is starting to laugh, although I have to really work for it. She thinks it's funny if I fake sneeze and she also likes playing patty cake. Georgia is finally ticklish too!

Next pediatrician appt: October 13th and we will discuss starting rice cereal!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Reese's 1st Week of Kindergarten

Reese's 1st week of kindergarten is complete!

Monday - Reese came home smiling! They went to the gym (PE). She said the day was "awesome, fun & happy"! She made a new friend, Lila.
Tuesday - Ms. Keener asked her if she could spell her last name "super fast" and she did "so everyone could hear". They went to the library and checked out a book. FOUR boys went to the office from her class. She made a new friend, Hailey, and they hugged at recess. Clara, a previous ballet friend, held her hand at recess. She also became friends with the two Annabels in her class. After school Reese said "school is so fun I want to stay there all the time"!
Wednesday- Ms. Keener asked her to spell mom and dad and she did. Then she asked her if she could spell any of her sister's names and she spelled Emma. They went to gym (PE) and did stretches. She spelled her name with play doh. She came home and said she made some "boyfriends", Luke & Kai.
Thursday- Ms. Keener re-asked her to spell mom and dad to see if she really knew it. Reese said Ms. Keener told her "you must do a lot of flashcards!" They went to music and learned the rules about caring for the instruments. She spelled her name with beans. 
Friday- Spirit day! Reese went to school in her spirit shirt and hair bow. Ms. Keener asked her to spell cat and dog, which she did.They went to gym (PE) and played a crab game where the girls walked like crabs and the boys stepped over them and visa versa.

They read a story David Goes to School and then had to draw the character to display on the classroom door. Reese came home and repeated her drawing. 

Before bed tonight, I asked her what her favorite part of the whole school week was. She said "EVERYTHING!"

Monday, August 25, 2014

Reese's 1st Day of Kindergarten

Reese is in Kindergarten!

When I woke her up this morning she said "Do I always have to wake up this early? I can see the stars!" She was so excited this morning! She requested a "popping egg" and a donut for breakfast.
Kindergarten Survey

Reese lead us to her classroom

Her Cubby

Daddy saying Goodbye...

I managed to keep it together and not cry! I am actually shocked since I cried several times last week over the thought of her starting school. We can't wait to pick her up this afternoon and hear all about her fun 1st day!