Thursday, March 19, 2009

Doctor, St. Patty's Day, and March Madness!

Makenna recently had her two month check up and everything looked great! She recieved a few shots (she got a mini-cinderella sticker, so she was ok) and was measured and weighed. She weighed 10 lbs. 8 oz. (which is normal) and was 22 1/2 in. long (a little above average). (Side note, they measured her head and it was in the 70th percentile. Unfortunately, I guess she inherited her dads huge dome!)

Next up, St. Patricks Day! As you can see in the picture above, Makenna was representing her Irish heritage. She hit the bottle pretty hard all day long, but didn't seem to feel any ill-effects the next day...

Bath time! She loves to take baths. I'm not sure if it is the warm water or the amazing rain-forest bath tub she has....

March Madness has arrived! The above pictures were taken while Makenna and I watched the Washington Huskies blow out some southern team. Or, I should say, that was us WISHING we were watching the Washington Huskies game, because it wasn't on TV! We did get some valuable bonding time in during the Michigan game. I can already tell that she loves watching sports. Then again, she doesn't really have a choice right now...

Sunday, March 8, 2009


I can't really remember what it is like to sleep through the night. To be honest, sleeping for 4 hours straight was an amazing feat. So on Friday, we decided that it was time for Makenna to sleep in her crib. Why? Well, because it would be good for everyone involved if she started sleeping in her own room (and, for me, because I spent a couple hundred bucks on her crib and she needs to use it!). So we put her down around 9:30 and went into our room. Being in my room, I obviously couldn't see her, but I imagine she had this face and was thinking the same thing...

It took about 2 1/2 hours before she fell asleep, but magically she slept until 8 the next morning. Is this a sign of things to come? We can only hope.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

I figured out how to post!

For all of those checking in hoping for a blog full of sarcasm and funny pictures, you will be sorely disappointed. I usually don't get to post on "Pete's blog" and it took me awhile to even figure out how to post, but I thought I would take full advantage of him being asleep :)

I went back to work last week, which has been quite an adjustment. Pete now has to share the nighttime responsibilities with me (which is why he needs a nap now!) so that has been a big help. I'm not exactly happy to be back at work, but now that I am only working a 4-day week I get to spend Fridays at home with Makenna. She seems to be growing SO FAST. She eats more, sleeps less and is getting kinda chubby :) Right now she has decided that she doesn't like her crib and will only sleep in her carseat (picture below). We need to break that fast...any suggestions?

Pete and I have been out a few times without her now. Pete goes to play basketball a few times a week and I have classes on Monday nights, but for the most part I like to be home with her. My parents watched her for Valentine's day so that we were able to go have a nice date night. Of course, I dressed her up in a new Valentine's outfit and was back to pick her up by 9:00pm!

I will leave you with some new pictures of growing Makenna. I promise, Pete will be back soon with his twisted humor and funny parenting stories!