Archive for February, 2010



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Rachel has been busy working on gross motor skills and trying her first solid food!

We’ve been working really hard on tummy time.  She’s not a fan (as evidenced by the photo below), but we’ve been doing modified tummy time to help build strength.

It worked, too!  She started rolling from her tummy to her back and has rolled from her back to tummy, but I think that one was aided by being on a slight incline.  Thankfully, I think she’s following in Sam’s foot steps and not using the rolling to actually go anywhere, at least for now.

We also pulled out the exersaucer for her since she likes to stand so much.

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Rae has generally been a breeze to put to sleep, but she is sure a cuddler.  She rolls on to her side and reaches for her lovies to cuddle.  She received this one as a gift, and it is one of mom’s favorites, too.  Note that the chick’s nose went right into her mouth.

And finally, she’s started on solid food.  Her first cereal went ok, but we decided to wait another week or two before we really started on giving her regular meals.  She seems to like it now and we’ve started making it a little thicker.  She really likes that.  We’re planning to try giving her carrots or squash this weekend.  Here’s a video of her very first solid food.


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.