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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

6 months old

Riley turned 6 months old on Valentine's Day. Her 6 month checkup was this Monday, and she's doing just great. Her growth has slowed down both in height and weight. Her pediatrician wasn't concerned at all, since she's still in the 25-50% range in both. She eats almost everything we put in front of her. The pediatrician did say she's probably burning all the calories she's eating, since she's such an active child. We both thought she would be crawling by now, but she's still hasn't gotten it all figured out just yet. I know it will be any day though. She loves to "talk", rolls over like she's on a mission (see the note about falling off the bed), loves her exersaucer, jumperoo, and bathtime. We tell ourselves daily how blessed and fortunate to have such a happy little girl.

Happy Valentine's Day

We had a fun Valentine's weekend. Nana B came up so we could go out for dinner.

Nana B and I both got flowers from my wonderful husband!

Riley got baloons and a jumperoo as her gift. I was able to find one in great condition on Craig's List. Sunday morning, after her breakfast, I put her in it while I cleaned up the kitchen, and I realized she was very quiet, and I found her asleep in her jumperoo. She loves this along with her exersaucer. We were afraid if we didn't invest in something made for her to jump in 90-to-nothing, she would demolish the exersaucer in a few more weeks.

Need any firewood?

Last Wednesday, we had a bit of a wind storm during the day, which neither of us thought anything about. I wasn't stalking the weather at work, or even concerned in the least bit. I was on the phone with Chris as he pulled into our driveway about 5 pm, and had a bit of a panic, mentioning something about the house and he would call me back. Luckily, my phone rang a couple of minutes later, only to be informed a very large oak tree had decided to lay down and take a rest in our backyard. Luckily, this tree originated on city property, and therefore the city was responsible for removing it. It also managed to fall in a perfect location, missing our neighbors fence, and our house. They spent most of Thursday working to get it cleaned up, and they almost gave me a panic attack watching, but in the end, they cut down all the damaged trees, and even a few dead trees that we needed removed anyway. They finally hauled everything away yesterday. We ended up loosing about 8 trees total, but at least the fence line is cleared for a fence this summer!

Picture time

Yes, I've been neglecting the blog lately. Mostly because unless you are interested in snotty noses, coughing, and cranky girls, we haven't had much to share. Riley and I have been fighting a cold for at least 5 to 6 weeks, and this past week we have finally gotten healthy. Thank the Lord!

Anyway, during our illness extravaganza, we (Chris) did manage to take some really cute pictures.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

No more Riley playing on the bed...

She's not a monkey, and she doesn't jump on the bed just yet, but she does love to roll around.

I had just bragged to Riley that she was being a good girl and not rolling around too much this morning on our bed. We usually let her lay in our bed and play with her toys and/or Millie in the mornings while we get ready for work. Well, just as soon as I had bragged that she was being so good and not squirming around, she managed to roll off the bed and greeted our hardwood floors with a loud thud! Chris and I both went running, she was screaming, of course.

For precautionary measures, we took her to the ER to get checked out. All is well, and she and I are back at home. The doctor in the ER assured us she would be one of about 3 cases daily for this very thing. He welcomed her into her childhood, since she has now had this rite of passage! Our checkbook will thank her later!

According to the doctor, most serious head traumas result in a fall greater than 6 feet. Side effects might be excessive crying, a really soft spot at the point of impact, vomiting, glazed over eyes, and/or a skull fracture. Just in case someone out there experiences this same thing, now you know!

I'm home with her today, just for some extra TLC. We are currently enjoying Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and having some quality mommy-daughter time.