Wednesday, October 28, 2015

4 Months and Food!

This little lady is four months old! This past month has actually gone by pretty slow, and I'm not mad about it one little bit!  There's so much going on and I just want to soak it all in!  She's now 15 pounds 10 ounces and 24 inches long (although they said that last month too so someone's measurement was off...), and her head circumference is 16 inches.  We've continued to outgrow clothes, only this time its because her thighs are too big!  Chunky little thing.  And don't be deceived by that serious face - this girl loves to chat, gives lots of smiles, loves sucking on her hands and playing with her toes, and moves around her playpen like nobody's business.  She loves to hang onto mom whenever she's close by and loves dad's baby whispering skills to put her to sleep.

Oh, and as of today - she loves food!  They told me at the doctor that we could start introducing solids, so today she had her first taste of banana.  She didn't spit it out all over the place so I'd say so far its been a success!  Let the messes begin!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

3 Months!

 Oh man time goes so fast with a baby!  People always told me that it did, but you guys - it really does!  We are pretty much obsessed with Hazel and are loving watching her grow and figure the world out.  A few notables at 3 months:
 - 14 pounds and 24 inches long
 - she has the chunkiest thighs and most pinchable cheeks
 - she has become very vocal, particularly in the mornings
 - she sucks on her hands all day long
 - she is finally starting to tolerate driving in the car (hallelujah!)  
 - she still loves her bumbo, but gets tired in it sometimes
 - we tried to upgrade from the stroller bassinet to the seat, but decided it was a bit soon for that
 - she loves her baths
 - she tricked us into thinking that she sleeps through the night, and has been up 3 times a night this past week! (hoping this phase passes quickly!)  She does take longer naps though, which has been nice
 - she loves to look around at the world and take it all in

We love this little girl so much!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A few little day trips

This past week Brandon had a break from school, so we got to do a little adventuring! Life has been kind of crazy for us, so it was nice to have some time to just hang out as a family.  The original plan was to make a roadtrip and visit some hospitals that Brandon has applied to for internship, but after making some phone calls we realized that there was no real benefit to doing that, so we stuck around home and made a few day trips.  The first of which was to the Brisbane Planetarium and Mt Cootha Botanical gardens.  I went to the planetarium for the first time when my parents were here visiting, and both Brandon and I are a little bit nerdy when it comes to astronomy, so it was fun to visit.  One day we'll go back and watch the imax movies, because they're pretty sweet too.  And a wander around the Botanical gardens is always fun.  Apparently this is the only picture we came home with that day:
Up next was a day trip down the coast to O'Reilly's in Lamington National Park.  We had heard about the suspension bridge tree-top walk so we decided to check it out.  And I'm sure it would have had a great view without the clouds!  haha.  We came across this random little bend in the road (which, by the way was the windiest, narrowest thing I have ever driven on) on the way up:
Australia does weird things with their roads sometimes.  It was a super foggy day, which, to be honest, I didn't mind at all.  I'm missing the fall weather back home, so this was a close second.
Hazel was loving the walk!  She kept getting mad when we'd pull the cover over the bassinet and just wanted to look around at everything!  She didn't even mind getting a few raindrops in the face so she could see.
She didn't really love the family selfies though...we'll have to work on that. 
We'll also have to work on finding someone to take an in focus family picture of us.After our walk we headed down to the little lodge at O'Reilly's where they have bird feeding.  These birds were crazy!  There were so many and they would swoop down and eat right out of your hand.  Or in my case, land on your head and poop on your shoulder...
Our next day trip was up to the Glass House Mountains to hike Mt Ngungun.  I had hiked it with the youth during young women's camp last year, but Brandon had never climbed it so we decided to go as a family.  It's pretty comparable to Bear's Hump I think - just maybe not quite as steep.  Again, Hazel was loving looking around (when her oversized hat wasn't falling in her face that is).  Top it off with lunch at Costco on the way home and who can complain?!
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