August 31, 2010

Five Months Old

Lela, you are five months old!

  • You are 14.5 lbs. and 24 1/2 inches.
  • You wear some 3 month clothes but mostly 3-6 months clothes.
  • You now wear size 2 diapers.
  • You can sit up without assistance for about a minute before you start to fall.
  • You have learned how to get up on all fours, but there's still no forward motion.
  • You were in a good habit of sleeping about 8 hours straight at night, but you recently began a new phase of waking up after about 4 hours of sleep.
  • You still breastfeed every 3 hours. I think it's mostly out of habit at this point.
  • You started eating rice cereal a week after you turned 4 months old and we have also added squash, avocado and bananas to your menu (you greatly dislike sweet potatoes!).
  • We think you are not too fond of your highchair because we have to strap you into it and thus your full range of motion is restricted. You are also eager to help us feed you by grabbing the spoon :)
  • You still like to travel and it doesn't even disturb your feeding and sleeping schedule either.
  • You have started to reach for me and daddy when you want us to hold you.
  • You are making new sounds everyday and sometimes it almost sounds like a word.
  • You are eager to learn new things and you are easily frustrated when you don't master a new skill right away.
  • You don't like to sit still because there is just too much to see and do!

Daddy and I love to watch to grow.

We love to dream about who you will become in the years to come.

We can tell that you are always eager to learn the next best thing.

You captivate us with your curious personality and your contagious smile.

You make everything so fun that it's hard to get much done when you're around!

So one week actually means two and a half . . .

I guess I have no concept of time. Actually I blame Apple for my lack of blogging.

That's right they have my computer. But I'm not sure I can put all the blame on them since I just dropped it off Saturday. It just sounds better when I say "I have no computer right now!"

Some of you have brought to my attention the absence of Lela's five month post. I'm aware and plan to actually post it in the month of August (today) but all the good pictures are, you guessed it, on my computer!

Now you might be thinking, "Doesn't Nathan have a computer?" and you would be correct, but he chose this week to take it to the church. (I'm ignoring the fact that I had a limited opportunity to get it done on Sunday.)

The only reason I'm blogging now is because I discovered an iPhone app for Google blogger today (hooray for blogium!) **Updated to add: I guess I should mention that I acquired a new iPhone 4 two days after I dropped my other iPhone in the toilet. Luckily it was time for my free upgrade with AT&T and my parents planned on getting me a new iPhone for my birthday in November. So needless to say I got an early birthday present (Thanks Mom and Dad!).

Anyway, the blogging thing just hasn't worked out for me lately. But I am about to be on my way to pick up my computer so all will be restored to normal soon (except for my lack of organization and concept of time).

Posted from Blogium for iPhone

August 12, 2010

Taking a Break

I have decided I need to take a scheduled break from blogging. I know what you're thinking, "You take breaks all the time. Why do you need another one?" Well, this time I'm doing it on purpose and I'm letting everyone know so that makes it organized.

Anyway, I plan to be back a week from now. I'm trying to figure out a good schedule that works for me and hopefully I can incorporate a spot for blogging into my new schedule.

I'm also being forced to take a break from something else in my life right now . . .

No, not rice. My iPhone is in that bag . . . because I dropped it in the toilet. I was advised to leave it in there for a few days to see if it will work again.

In the meantime I'm using an extra junky phone Nathan keeps on hand for things like youth camp and mission trips.
It already has my baby's picture for the background thanks to Nathan :)

On top of all that, while I was typing on my computer yesterday, I got a plastic splinter in my hand because my computer apparently cracked and a sharp piece broke off and stabbed me!

So I'm not very happy with Apple right now. Well, the iPhone is not really their fault but I am still left with an iPhone shaped hole in my heart of which can only be filled by another iPhone. It's all part of a conspiracy to rule the world.

See ya next week!

August 4, 2010

Solid Food

On Monday we started giving Lela solid food.You can kind of tell in the first picture that she was crying. We made the mistake of trying to feed her when she was already so hungry that she was upset.
She was mostly confused at first. She really just wanted to chew on the spoon.
We tried again later Monday night and she did better. She also got frustrated because spoon feeding her is apparently not fast enough for her.

She also likes to be in control and constantly tries to take the spoon and feed herself. I have a feeling this self-sufficient attitude will only make things more complicated throughout the years :)

She's doing better and better every day and this morning I think she finally got the hang of it.
In other news, I broke the dishwasher.

Yes, the glorious new dishwasher I waited weeks for and ashamedly took a picture of when it arrived. How did I brake it, you ask?

Well when I attempted to open it on Wednesday I discovered that the door would not open all the way and I couldn't figure out why. I was very gentle with it and tried to find what might be restricting its movement. Then I pushed a little harder and there was a spark and popping sound and now it doesn't work. . . : /

Nathan looked at it when he got home and said the power cord got caught up and kept the door from opening and when I pushed the door open, it severed the cord.


Perfect timing too, now that we have three people making dirty dishes. Maybe when they deliver this next dishwasher I won't obsess over what I should wear . . .