Wednesday, April 30, 2008

April 30, 2008 (Venily is 6 months, 2 weeks, 3 days old)

Poor little cousin Chase broke his leg!!! Get well soon my little Chaserson!!! He broke it going down the slide. He will be 2 on May 26th! He is such a brave, strong little boy, we know he'll be fine! Lots of hugs and kisses!


Monday, April 28, 2008

April 28, 2008 (Venily is 6 months, 2 weeks, 1 day old)

OH MY GOSH, JACKI, YOU WERE RIGHT!!! Venily has been staring at her hand lately (like this whole last week) and opening and closing it and I thought she was just looking at her fingers! Then Jacki said that some babies do that when they are waving at themselves, because that's how it looks to them! Sooo... I started waving at her today like that and she was doing it back at herself, she's soooo cute!!! She used to just wave with her whole arm, but now she's got the hand part down too! I took a video!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

April 27, 2008 (Venily is 6 months, 2 weeks old)

We just got back from getting Venily's pictures taken. It did not go well, lol. The last 3 days straight Venily has been back to her usually happy self, and she was soooo happy all day today. She was sleeping in the car on the way to her pictures and when she woke up, she was still really, really happy and laughing and smiling. BUT.... once the woman who was taking her pictures looked at her (it was a different one than any she's had) she BURSTED out crying, lol. She was NOT happy! HAHA! We tried for a while, but no luck. We did get a few cute pictures, but most aren't very good. I got them online again anyway (I can't help it!) so I'll put the ones we got up on here when I get them. We're thinking about trying Sears out next time and we're going to go to Sears for our family pics too. Kaitlyn and Landen got their pictures taken today there and they turned out really cute!! Plus with JCPenney, we keep getting the same pictures with the same backgrounds and it will be nice to change it up a bit again! I'm thinking about getting Venily some father's day pics done!

A couple days ago I decided to try and give Venily a sippy cup again because I hadn't done it in so long. I took the stopper thing out so it would be easier for her to drink out of it and she LOVED it!!!! She does it so good, I couldn't believe it! And she can do it all by herself, it's really cute! She doesn't suck on it, she bites it, but it still works, lol! And it's more convenient than a cup because I have to watch her with a cup the whole time so she doesn't spill and make a mess!

I bought Venily the Baby Einstein's "Baby's First Signs" video. Kaitlyn, Venily, and I watched it yesterday! Venily couldn't have really cared less, but Kaitlyn and I learned some new signs. I'm going to start trying to use them when I talk to Venily and see if she catches on over a few months! I hope she does, that would be awesome! :)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

April 24, 2008 (Venily is 6 months, 1 week, 4 days old)

WE HAVE BEEN SOOO BUSY!!!! WOW! I hardly get a second to myself anymore. Venily is currently taking a nap, so I wanted to add a few updates... we have been sticking our tongues out at each other all morning, it's soooo funny! I think her silly little tongue is the cutest thing in this whole wide world, it makes me so happy to see it, lol! Shoot, my typing is too loud, she keeps opening and closing her eyes... Okay, I turned some static on the radio, hopefully she stays sleeping, lol...

Something has been wrong with Venily this whole last week. She hasn't been her self lately and we're not really sure what is the matter. She is usually happy in the mornings and then is fussy a lot in the afternoon/evening. She needs to be held ALL the time and her nap schedule is all out of whack and she's been waking up at night. I can think of a few things that it might be... and it's probably a combination of them. The number one thing I think it is is that she is going through a growth spurt. She needs to eat A LOT! That combined with teething, some diaper rash (she hasn't had it in the longest time, but with all this new food...), and all of the changes with Jason going back to work full time and us moving and all... It makes me so sad to see her sad! I can't leave her for a second or she gets upset! Luckily it's been nice out and she loves being outside, so that is nice. I just hope she starts feeling better soon!

Venily is a little pro now at moving from a sitting position to a crawling one!!! She either goes right to it or first lays on her back and then rolls over to the crawling position. Too bad she can't go back to sitting then after that yet, because then I have to do it for her when she's ready, lol. She's also becoming a pro at the pincer grasp!! She eats her little cheerios and finger foods so good now! I am AMAZED watching her learn new things!

Another new thing she likes to do is THROW things! Not my favorite thing for her to learn, but it sure is funny! I'll put her in her high chair and put a whole bunch of toys on there and one by one she'll pick each one up and throw it! LOL! Oh well, she thinks it's fun, as long as she's not throwing food, I'm happy!

I'm going to try and make her 6 month picture appointment for Sunday, we keep putting it off because we're so busy! We'll see if it happens! We had planned on getting family pictures taken too for her 6 months, but we're probably going to wait a few months... which is fine, maybe I'll get a chance to work on my tan for the pictures! hahaha

We're closing on our construction loan soon (hopefully tomorrow), I can't wait to start picking out all the details for our new house!!!!! I'm so picky, it's going to take forever! Plus Jason and I have a few DRASTIC differences in opinion on what looks good, LOL! Oh, this is so funny.... every time I have Jason pick out an outfit for Venily to wear, he dresses her HEAD-TO-TOE in one SOLID color, because he doesn't understand the concept of matching! Oh my gosh, how did I end up with such a dork?!

OH! And happy Earth day a little late... I wanted to plant a tree for Venily at our new house, but it's not ready for that yet and it would have just gotten run over! So... I'm waiting a few months!

Friday, April 18, 2008

April 18, 2008 (Venily is 6 months, 5 days old)


Our new nephew Landen Michael made his way into the world on April 12 and we are so happy that he is finally here! We just love him! He was a big 9lbs, 4 oz and 21.25 inches long! Venily is officially no longer the baby in the family, but she doesn't mind! She loves her new cousin and can't wait until he is old enough to play with! He is so cute and little, I just want to look at him and hold him all day long! It makes me want another sooo badly, lol! It was so cool to be able to watch the whole labor process from another perspective so soon after giving birth to Venily. It was like reliving the whole thing over again! And he was born in the same hospital, in the same room as Venily!

VENILY TURNED 6 MONTHS OLD ON THE 13TH!!!!! Oh my gosh! I can't even believe it! Seriously, where has the time gone?! She's definitely not a baby anymore, she's my little girl and I still get overwhelmed with emotion when I look at her! How can I be a mom? How can I have such a perfect little princess? I still can't believe it! Only 6 more months left until her big 1 YEAR Birthday Party!!!

Venily had her 6 month appointment on Monday and was 16lbs, 13 oz and 27.25 inches long! The doctor says she looks very healthy!

We moved into Grandma and Grandpa's on Sunday and everything is going great with that! I think it's nicer than our last house! Venily has transitioned very well and LOVES seeing all the people coming and going from the house all the time! Jason has already started getting the permits and stuff in order for our new house and we should be good to go with starting the septic within a week! Then it will be working on the construction loan, digging the foundation, and all that fun stuff!

We have been LOVING the weather lately, I'm so glad that Spring is finally here, we needed it so badly! Venily really loves playing outside and going for walks! She played in the grass for the first time the other day! The first thing my little girl does is pick up a clump of dirt and start playing with it! Ahhhh! NO! Then when I took that away she picked some grass and tried eating it, lol! We played with bubbles and she went in the swing all by herself for the first time and swang with Matt and Kaitlyn! We also went for a walk down by our property and I fell in love with Lily Lake all over again! It's just such a nice place to grow up! I can't wait until she gets to go to Wheatland and I get to bring her to her little friends' houses and have her friends over at our house!

Some updates: Venily LOVES to sit and can sit for as long as she wants! She also rolls over both ways no problem. She's still not crawling yet, but I am FINE with that! :) I don't want her to crawl, even though I know it has to happen eventually!!! I already have to keep my eyes on her all the time as it is! She's doing great with finger foods now and can even pick them up and feed them to herself! Sometimes she can't quite get them in her mouth, but it is SOOO funny to watch, lol! She loves the fruit and veggies puffs and bits of my food too! I've been making a lot more of her foods too now, and I like that, even though it's more work. I can make it to the consistency that I want, which is nice! We have yet to find a food that she DOESN'T like!

At 6 months....
Venily's LIKES:
* Eating finger foods, she goes CRAZY for them!
* Other kids and animals- they make her so happy! She's just like her Mommy! :)
* BATHS!!! Yay, she finally likes baths!! Now she sometimes gets mad when we take her out! And her favorite toys now are bath toys!
* Playing outside and going for walks!
* Looking around at everything, she's the most observant little girl ever!
* Playing with anything that someone else is holding, she wants it for herself!
* Being silly, and playing copying games!

* Being tired! She is definitely a girl who needs her naps!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

April 10, 2008 (Venily is 5 months, 4 weeks old)

Sorry no updates in a while, we are crazy busy with packing and all... moving out on Sunday, oh my gosh, we're not even close to being ready! I'll try to update on Monday after Venily's 6 month check up! She is getting so big and has learned some new tricks! Her favorite is "so big". I have some videos of her doing it, I'll have to put one up when I get the time, it's so cute!

LANDEN IS COMING TOMORROW!!!!!!!!! WE CAN'T WAIT!!! Kaitlyn is spending the night tonight and right now both of the girls are sleeping! I can't believe how grown up Kaitlyn is! It's weird because we see her so much, but to really look at her and see just how big she CRAZY! Jason says he can't wait until Venily is that big! And she is just SOOO hilarious, me and Jason have been cracking up all night! Right now she is sleeping in a tent right next to our bed, lol! She is going to be just the best big sister ever! She is very excited to go see her baby brother tomorrow! We love our neice and nephews and can't wait for little Landen to be here!!!!! :)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

April 3, 2008 (Venily is 5 months, 3 weeks old)

5 Month Professional Pics up!!! Come see under pictures!! Soooooo adorable!!