One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Yum -- PIZZA!!

Ever since Evelyn's 12 month check-up, we have been just feeding her whatever we have for dinner every night. Our pediatrician said anything and everything but nut products. Tonight, after a long work day, we had frozen pizza & squash. And so did Evie. She loved the pizza! I thought she looked extra cute and messy after her meal, so I couldn't resist snapping a photo.

I should have taken a profile shot -- she started rubbing her head at one point, and she had pizza sauce in her hair.
Here is a picture of Evelyn and Trav after she was all cleaned up.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

12 Month Check-Up

Evelyn had her 12 month check-up today. Her pediatrician said she is doing great :) She weighed 19lbs 4oz, and she is 29 1/4 inches long. Her weight is 10-25%, her height is around 50%, and her head is still close to the 90th percentile. Her Nana Sally is convinced it is because she is going to be extremely smart!!

At what age is it typical to wean children from the bottle? Our pediatrician recommended to be done with the bottle at 15 months... I guess I was a little surprised by that. It is only 2.5 months away. She just seems like such a little peanut still! Oh well --- we will work on slowly transitioning her to the sippy cup I guess...

Friday, January 11, 2008

Warning for Grey's watchers...

Did anyone catch Grey's An*t*my last night?? Oh My Gosh!! They should have put a warning up on the screen before the episode started... "Due to the emotional topics tonight, be sure to have plenty of tissues on hand. Pregnant women and young mothers especially."

I don't know if it was the topic, my hormones, or probably a combination of both --- but I was seriously sobbing. When Bailey wanted to hold Tucker's hand during his surgery... near the end when the "healer" came in to lay her hands on him... and then when Tucker started breathing again... Ugh!

I seriously feel like I should have been warned before the show started. I wasn't prepared to have an hour-long cry-fest...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Belly at 26 weeks

Here is a belly shot to track my progress. Don't mind my outfit --- this is pretty much my "uniform" when I get home from work. A t-shirt, fleece, comfy pants (these or my adidas running pants), and fleece socks... Poor Travis... the guy never sees me in nicer clothing until right before we leave the house. Comfort is becoming much more important than fashion at this point :)Yes, those are bruises on my belly... Due to a condition that I recently found out that I have, I have to give daily injections (a blood thinner) in my belly. The injections leave small bruises behind for about a week. I hate the injections --- but the good thing is, the injections might allow this little guy to stay in my belly past 36 weeks :) The doctors now believe that during my pregnancy with Evelyn, my tendency to form blood clots (during pregnancy) possibly could have somewhat plugged up my placenta. That could explain the low fluid, and also the reason why Evelyn's growth tapered off at the end, which caused her early delivery.

Not much else going on here... I am having lunch with a customer today at Cheesecake Factory... YUM YUM!! Definitely looking forward to that!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Little Peanut!!

Evelyn turned one on December 26th. Hard to believe how much my life has changed in the past year... Evelyn is the sweetest little girl in the world! I sometimes wonder what Travis and I did to deserve such an angel... I sometimes wonder if we used up all of our good-baby karma with baby #1... I sure hope not!!!

Here is Evelyn and my brother Gary the morning of her birthday... we had just gotten back from picking up balloons.
Here is me & Peanut before the party started...
Evelyn playing with some friends... actually, I take that back -- I think she just stole Kaitlyn's purse :)Evelyn wearing a new hat that she received -- she is also playing with her new "Bee Bop Band" -- she loves all the new noises she can make with the toy instruments!
Evelyn and Daddy opening presents...First bite of her birthday cupcake... This is YUMMY!!
MMM.... Cake!!
Evelyn getting a little bit of a sugar high...Such a silly little girl :)
Here is Evelyn (wearing another new birthday hat) and our friend Boris. She had such a sugar buzz going -- I didn't think she was ever going to want to go to sleep that night!!Evelyn's buzz is starting to wear off... She went to sleep about an hour or so later than usual on her birthday... I am sure she had cupcakes in her dreams!!Here is Evelyn and Gary in her new giraffe tent/playhouse. She loves it!! I can just picture her in a couple of years wanting to camp out in the living room in it :)
And here is Evelyn with another one of her new favorite toys. She loves to dance to the music -- she is such a little jammer!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

A couple more X-mas pictures...

Here are a few more x-mas pics --- I took some of these from Sally's camera...

The first two are from Saturday, December 22nd. We all got together at Trav's grandpa's house for dinner to celebrate Bob's (Trav's dad) birthday.
I had to include this one --- since I don't have many of Evelyn and I together... I am getting better at taking advantage of the photo opportunities though... :)

Here is a photo of my dad and Evelyn on Christmas... a lot of people think that she looks like him. She has his same blue eyes --- and maybe a similar shaped forehead...
Here is Travis and his girls... don't mind his eyes being closed... they are like that in about 50% of the pictures that we take of him for some reason....
Here is Evelyn with Bob & Sally on X-mas eve:
Gotta love the little grin :)
Don't look for any teeth in the last picture.... she doesn't have any yet. I guess I got mine kinda late (but younger than 1 year) --- Travis might have got his when he was around 10 or 11 months or so... I sure hope Evelyn gets some soon!!! She can't be gumming things for the rest of her life :)
OK -- I am going to check out Celebrity Apprentice... I promise Evelyn's birthday post soon...

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Here is a copy of our Christmas card... thought I would share it with whoever reads my blog :)

We had an amazing Christmas this year! We started the festivities on X-mas Eve --- Travis, me, Evelyn, Chuck, Kim, Bob & Sally all met up for Mass together. Here are a few photos:
My family (brother Gary, his girlfriend Emily, Mom & Dad) all flew in on X-mas morning. It was so fun to have a full house for Christmas!! I had spent extra time decorating and making cookies and sweets this year. I couldn't help it -- I was excited!! My family and Trav's family all came to our house Christmas day to have an early dinner and celebrate together.

Evelyn loved the wrapping paper, bags, and boxes. Cocoa was excited for about the first 30 minutes -- and then she took a nice long nap.
Here is Travis, my mom, Evelyn and Cocoa on the couch:
Here is Emily and Evelyn (I think this picture is out of order -- this is before presents)
Here is Chuck and Kim (holding a dog toy)
Here is another random picture:
Evelyn surrounded by gifts:
That is all for now... I am going to save Evelyn's birthday post for tomorrow or Thursday... Travis and I are going to veg on the couch right now and watch a movie :)