The Phoenix Post

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We seem to have had everything that could go wrong with the web site go wrong lately.  In a month and a half, has been hacked, had its domain registration get lost, and now had its hosting server go down with data loss.   Luckily, we had a backup of the site after the hacking (so maybe that was a good thing in retrospect) but we still lost about 5 posts.  Anyway, here’s the catchup post (thanks to a cached version from Google, whew).

4 Months

Sorry it has been a while since we updated – we had some problems with the website host.  That’s all fixed now and lots has been happening since we last updated.

First here’s some cute pictures with Rachel and Sam.  Rachel is wearing the gift we got from my office.

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Rachel has really discovered her hands and that they are useful for things like taking out her pacifier, looking at it and putting it back in her mouth.  Sometimes it goes back in upside down (and she likes it that way!).  She has even started transferring toys between her hands.

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Rachel also turned 4 months old.  She weighed in at 14 lbs, 13 oz and gained an inch in length in two months.  She is now almost 26″ long.  I wasn’t able to get all of my usual pictures because she was a little cranky that day, so here’s a bonus one of us outside on a sunny day.  Her face is becoming very expressive. :D

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16 weeks

Yes, it has been that long, our little girl isn’t so little anymore.  We are having her sleep in her own room now and so far, so good.  It’s really nice to be able to read in bed again and not worry about waking up the little one if I have to adjust the sheets.  She’s also turning into her giggly and chatty self again.  We are enjoying the good times for now, teeth are coming soon no doubt.


Rachel’s definitely coming into her own personality now.  She’s turning into a little flirt when you talk to her.  There’s lots of babbling and smiles and if you don’t pay enough attention to her, she will squeal until she gets your attention.  We’re still sleep challenged and she won’t sleep for more than 4 hours at night but at least there are moments like these.


New Pics

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Rachel’s been doing pretty good, she’s definitely learning to self soothe now.  We can leave her in a chair and she’ll be ok for at least a few minutes and she can put herself to sleep fairly easily now.  Her favorite position is sitting in your arm looking forward.  As long as you carry her everywhere, she’s good for hours.  I’m sure this is just the beginning of her chauffeuring needs.  She’s still not sleeping through the night but it’s getting pretty close.

She’s a lot happier now too and makes faces and smiles back at you, check out these great pictures.

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Long Overdue Update

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Sorry, it has been a while.  Things have been very busy around here, with family visiting, the holidays and my Gramps passing away.  I only got to meet him once, but he was sure nice.  He let me nap in his arms and he even kept my binky in my mouth.  This was me with Gramps.


I turned one month old, not too exciting, but look at me and daddy!

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Then Nai Nai and Yie Yie came to visit!   This is Nai Nai holding me:

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And here I am with both of them:

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Here’s some pictures that we took for fun

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I had my 2 month check up – I am 12 lbs 3.5 oz and 24.75 inches long!  I am doing great on Mommy milk and loving it.  I also have reflux, but the medicine they gave me made it all better.  I still can’t do tummy time because I spit up when I am on the floor (because of the reflux, grrrr), but Mommy and Daddy have been working hard on alternatives (lying on their chests, being held up right, sitting me up).  The doctor was surprised at how strong I am and how well I can control my head.  Here are some more recent pictures!

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I am working hard on fitting my hands into my mouth and sticking my tongue out, too.

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