Tuesday, November 28, 2006

4 Months Old

Our little Mia Pia is 4 months old today! She's growing up so fast and changing every day. I feel like she is going to roll over at any time now but it still might be weeks before she does that, only she knows! She is tolerating tummytime more these days and when I remember to put her on her tummy, she is holding her head up higher and looking around instead of just munching on her arm. I am teaching her to stick out her tongue at people and she's catching on pretty quickly. LOL!

We took her to the doctor yesterday for her 4-month check-up. She is now 25 1/2 inches long and weighs 15 pounds, 9 ounces. She's very smart with a nice round head circumference of 16 inches. Dr. W said we could introduce real food starting with rice cereal mixed with breastmilk or water and eventually move onto fruits and veggies. How exciting is that! I'm looking forward to seeing her reaction and making baby food for her.

Yesterday also included those dang shots. Of course she cried but this time it wasn't a you-hurt-my-feelings cry, it was a I'm-pissed-off cry. She was mad, to say the least, but I was surprised to see that once she was picked up she pretty much stopped and was fine. That precious child just does not seize to amaze me. Such a little trooper.

Her first Thanksgiving was so much fun. We started the day off by going to Papa's to fry turkeys. Mia met two of her cousins, Ronni and Heather, for the very first time.

We made our traditional trip up to Charlotte to Auntie Kim and Uncle Hiram's. Mia travels very well even though she isn't a fan of car rides. Maybe her mommy sitting in the backseat next to her had something to do with that this time. :) GranE rode with us and we had a ball as usual with no shortage of laughter. Cousin Trey is really growing into a nice, cute young man. He's like Mia, changes everytime I see him.

For dinner we had smoked turkey, fried turkey, the infamous cranberry "Jell-O" mold, GranE's best-ever dressing, sweet potato casserole, green beans, mashed potates, bean salad, and 2 kinds of cranberries. I think I'm forgetting something. Just talking about it makes me want to eat it all over again! Let's not forget the desserts. Auntie Kim made the most awesomest carrot cake, an oreo cheesecake and a pecan pie. Yum-E!

The long weekend was nice, too. I went into work for a little while on Friday to do some packing for our move and Mia stayed with Daddy. We went shopping for a new (PRE-LIT) Christmas tree and found a very nice one that we were both pleasantly surprised with once we got it up. We chose colored lights thinking Mia would like that better than just white. I think we were right. Mia loves to lay on the floor next to the tree and just stares at the lights and talks to the ornaments. The house is all decorated and we are just waiting on Santa to bring us some presents!

I can't forget to mention the Carolina-Clemson game this past weekend. Go cocks! Here's a pic of Mia and Daddy watching the game. Yes, the Gamecocks won!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006

16 Weeks Old

Despite the new bald spots on the side of her head, her hair is getting longer on top. It's downy-like and now sticks up some when you rub the top of her head.

The tear duct is opening up more in the right eye. Yay! We are so happy about that. I am so tired of torturing my baby girl every morning trying to get the gook out.

We dressed Mia up in her cheerleader outfit and went to visit MeMe and watch the USC/Florida game last Saturday. Boo, we lost.

We have to find a new sitter for Mia. I'm really hoping maybe Clay can work at home a couple of days a week instead. That would be IDEAL! We have about 3 weeks to do something. GranE is going to be watching her a couple of weeks. I know she is looking forward to that!

We are all getting very excited about Mia's first Turkey day. We are making our traditional trip to Charlotte to visit Aunt Kim, Uncle Hiram, and Cousin Trey. :)

Have a good weekend!

Friday, November 10, 2006

15 Weeks Old

Rattle time

Mia has been spending a lot of time in the floor playing. Mommy has really been keeping her in the floor so much to encourage her to roll over. I'm not in a huge hurry but it did occur to me that she can't accomplish things like that if we are holding her all the time. As much as that pains me to say, I'm trying to give her some space to grow. She's getting a little more comfortable with tummy-time. I'm getting really excited about Christmas. Clay and I have decided that we want to get her some books and Baby Einstein DVDs and even one of those doorway jumpers. I think Mia will have a ball in something like that.

Just chillin' in front of the tube

Clay and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary this past Sunday. We had a nice dinner at home with our Mia Pia. I cooked shrimp and scallops in a brandy cream sauce with bacon wrapped asparagus and garlic bread. It was yummy and I got to light it on fire! It was fun and I managed not to burn the house down! For dessert we had the top layer from our wedding cake. It was just as delicious as it was a year ago. Yes, we have been eating cake all week, too. :)

You talkin' to me?

It's been a good week with the exception of one incident. I've only lost a 1/2 pound since my last weigh-in. I really need to step up the walking and cut out the cake!

Monday, November 06, 2006


We have playtime on the floor everyday and Mia grabbed her rattle so I had to start recording in case she decided to do something else! This video is about 10 minutes long but oh so cute!

Friday, November 03, 2006

14 Weeks Old

ESPN was in town last Saturday for their College Gameday show. Papa bought Mia her very first USC cheerleader outfit and she is so adorable in it! We dressed her up and took her down to the stadium and she actually made it on TV. You have to know what you're looking for but it's so cute. One of the guy's, Chris, is talking and all of a sudden Mia pops up over his right shoulder. So cute! Of course, daddy recorded it and we will be keeping it to show her one day. Clay and I went to the game that night and also made it on TV. A bunch of celebrities. Hee hee.

In the last week Mia has really been into sucking her thumb. It is the cutest thing. She can get her thumb in her mouth on her own and it really seems to soothe her so well. I like it much better than the paci. At least with the thumb it will never get lost and never get dirty from falling on the floor. She has also started drooling this week. Not a lot really, but it’s starting and is supposed to be a sign of teething. I’ve read that teething symptoms can start months before any teeth pop through but she hasn’t even rolled over yet and we’re talking about teeth!

When I was pregnant and right after Mia was born, Clay and I used to joke that we hoped she took after both of us and loved to sleep. Well, there is no doubt she LOVES to sleep. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining about sleeping through the night at all, but the first few days this week she has scared me. When we picked her up on Saturday night it was after midnight and we ended up waking her up while trying to get her into the car seat. By the time we got home and I nursed her and got her back down it was about 2:00am. She slept until 10:00 that morning. Sunday night she went down around her usual time, 10:30 and slept until 8:30am, was up for an hour or so and was back down for a nap that lasted from 10:00am to 1:30pm! Monday night she fell asleep around 9:15ish and didn't wake up until almost 9:00am Tuesday morning! She slept straight through the night every time!!

Mia had a visit from her "Aunt" Elissa. We both wish she would visit more often. Hint...hint...hint. She also went for a visit to daddy’s office and got to see Papa and Uncle Howey and a visit to her other Uncle Danny's house on Sunday!

Sometimes I really think Mia would like to just completely skip rolling over and crawling and go straight to walking. Whenever she is in her swing, bouncy or car seat, she does this thing where it looks like she’s trying to get up and out of whatever contraption she’s in at the time. Either that or she is doing stomach crunches!

I just love my little stinker. She is such a JOY