Thursday, October 31, 2013

{Recap} Hello, Darling. It's Been a Long Time

It's been an entire month since I've posted on my blog. Yikes.

Four things have been the main contributors of this:
1) My new pregnancy, and consequently the nausea and lack of energy that comes with
2) A broken dishwasher, and consequently spending blogging time hand washing dishes
3) The Passage by Justin Cronin, a 766 page monster of a riveting book that I cannot put down
4) Busyness, the kind that entails traveling, cooking, cleaning, managing a household, and attending various mom groups

That all being said, I think I may have finally reached a reprieve from the first two time-suckers: nausea and lack of a dishwasher {to you ladies who hand wash dishes every day because for some reason you live without a dishwasher, I am amazed by you. Amazed.}

I will post soon about our second pregnancy, which we are ecstatic about, a recap in pictures of our El Paso trip and the things we've been up to the past month, Maylin turning 7 months old, and our Halloween costumes. I'm also due to post some baby food recipes, considering Maylin's been eating solids for well over a month now and I feel like a pro when it comes to baby-food-making. Hope everyone had a lovely October! We certainly enjoyed it.

Oh, and if you're a Walking Dead fan, like we are, you will love reading The Passage. Very similar, except with vampires. And there's a sequel. Just sayin.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

{Miss Maylin} 6 Months Old

At 6 months old, Maylin:

~ weighs 13 lbs 7 ounces
~ is 25 inches long
~ sleeps in her crib upstairs, by herself
~ consistently sleeps 12 hours a night, from 7:30 PM to 7:30 AM
~ no longer sleeps swaddled
~ can stand without human support when supporting herself on a low, flat object or vertical bars
~ nurses 5 to 6 times a day
~ is eating solids; has eaten oatmeal, sweet potatoes, carrots, green peas, applesauce, and pears
~ responds to her name
~ intentionally makes noises in response to stimuli
~ has figured out how to intentionally cough as a way of communicating
~ wears clothing sizes 3 months, 3-6 months, and some 6 month clothing
~ wears diapers size 2
~ has traveled to New Orleans, Lafayette, Gulf Shores, and Dallas
~ sits unassisted in bath tub during bath time
~ can put her passy in her mouth by herself
~ favorite toy is an orange rubber monkey named Cocoa
~ laughs occasionally

This baby girl truly lights up our home. We love her so. Happy 6 Months, Sweet Maylin!