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License to drool

Jun
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Rachel and I went on an excellent adventure for some Father’s Day supplies. I decided she could drive. Although some shelves were knocked over, she got quite a few compliments on her mad skillz.

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The Phoenix Post

Feb
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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, rachelyang.org 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.

Babbling

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.

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New Pics

Dec
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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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Polar Bear Pajama Patrol Go!

Oct
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We couldn’t resist getting some pajamas for Rachel that matched Sam’s.

Rachel’s doing great.  She’s getting bigger by the minute and working hard on her head control.  She’s also really getting interested in her surroundings from the dining room lamp to her body parts.  She stared at her hands for hours this morning.

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A video

Oct
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I forgot to upload this video yesterday so here it is.

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Doctors, a Comparison and a Fashion Show

Oct
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I went to the doctor for my 2 week check up.  I gained 1.5 inches and weighed in at 9 lbs 9 oz!  Mommy and the doctor were very happy with my progress.  I won’t go back until 2 months now.

Otherwise, I am doing pretty good.  I sleep well, unless big brother is home.  Mommy said I could start napping in my crib when he’s home once the baby monitor arrives.  Last night, I even let Mommy and Daddy sleep for 5 hrs straight!  I am a pretty happy baby, except when I have to poop!

Speaking of…  I have a very expressive face, or so they tell me.  Can you guess which one is my “Hey I am pooping here!” face?

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Everyone has either been asking if I look like my big brother or telling me that I do look like him, so I thought I would put up two pictures.

Sam is on the left and I am on the right.  I think we look a lot alike!
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Mommy’s been having fun dressing me in all my clothes now that I am big enough to wear them.
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1st week

Oct
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Things have been busy around here with Sam home but Rachel is doing just great.  She’s sleeping for 4 hour stretches now at night and making mommy and daddy very happy.  Her cord stump fell off and she got her first bath yesterday.  We learned from our experience with Sam and steamed up the bathroom first so it was nice and warm and she went through the whole bath without a cry :-)    Sam also really likes to help with Rachel, he rinsed her with his watering can and brought the boppy over to Adrianne yesterday when she was getting ready to nurse.

Here’s some good shots of Rachel with Grammy, Uncle Thomas, snuggled up with mommy, just hanging out, and pretty in pink courtesy of the grandparents.

Finally, here’s a video from the hospital for your enjoyment.

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Doctor and a Surprise

Oct
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I went to get my first checkup at the doctor on Mobday.  Everything was just fine.  I’ve stabilized at 8 lbs and 4 oz.  My head still hurts a little from the vacuum extraction but that should heal in a few weeks with no problem.  I’m also a bit jaundiced like my big brother but I should get over that too.

Yesterday daddy thought it would be a good idea to not have me wear a diaper so my bottom could air out.  He’s pretty crafty though, he handed me off to mommy without giving her a cover.  Then when mommy asked for a towel, I pooped on her.  Haha, that will teach them.  Oh and then I peed on the changing table while they were cleaning up my poop :-)

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