Saturday, September 18, 2010


We've had a lot of first over the past couple of weeks...

Hunter had his first beach day. He wasn't a big fan of the water; I'm not sure if it was because a) he was hungry; b) it was loud (the water that is) or; c) the water was too cold.

He spent most of the time doing this:
And this:
And this (same with Molly, minus the bottle):

And he chatted with cousin Kaylee. Molly was very concerned with his location throughout the day and would "search" for him. When I say search, she would run around yelling, "Unter?!" while running from random person to random person. She also visited with many people.
Hunter also went to The Little Gym for the first time last week. He loved it. He is the youngest (by far) since we are one age group above his group (we can't make it to any of those classes since they are during the week, during the day), but he loves to watch the older kids. He smiles and laughs at them. We modify the skills for him. We went to the second class today and have yet to make it through balls and bubbles. The first day he fell asleep (watching kids is a lot of work) and today he got hungry. We will make it the whole class one day. :]

We are playing kickball again. I'm not sure if I had mentioned it before we got pregnant, but we had played last year. Our team was not the best. We lost lots of games and gave a lot of run. I am happy to say that we had our first game last week and won.. and we won last night! We are in first right now (I know, we are only 2 days in) because we have scored so many runs.
*Can you tell I haven't seen the sun all summer?!*
Borrowed from Ashley

And I have had my first 2 weeks of work with the kids there. I love it. It is very different from my internship at CHKD or the Traumatic Brain Injury Rehab Center, but I'm adjusting. It is a lot of legal stuff, keeping up with time-lines, and lots of paperwork. But seriously, what kind of job lets you leave at 2:35? Oh yeah, mine! :]

Hunter also finally lifted his head up from being on his tummy! For a while he has been holding it up while sitting up and looking around. I was concerned about him not lifting it from the ground. Kelly did point out he has a pretty big head and his neck is very tiny. I guess it would be a lot of work to lift that boulder up! Sorry, no picture of it :/

*He is now too big for hoodie towels. So, I had to take a picture of him using one for the last time :[ Can time please slow down?!*

I'm sure the next time I update it will be after one of my best friends gets married! :] We have 2 busy weekends coming up. Eeek! 2 weeks Ash! :]

Monday, September 6, 2010

Just Some Fun

Family Pictures

Remember how I mentioned we had our family pictures taken? They turned out great! I can't wait to get one framed so we can put it with the rest of our pictures. Thank youSarah! Looking forward to Christmas for more pictures. :]

Friday, September 3, 2010

Crafty-ness in the form of a giveaway

Remember my friend Ashley who made Hunter this beautiful quilt?

Well if you ever wondered who she gets her crafty-ness from, I like to say it is from her mom, Miss Kelly Miller.

If you would like to have a piece of the Miller crafty-ness, head on over to the Tidy Brown Wren blog and enter to win these cute baby bird nest buttons.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

2 Month Check Up

We went yesterday for Hunter's 2 month check up. Our appointment was about 2 weeks after he turned two months, but the doctors scheduled it on that day. We went to our pediatricians other office (it is brand new... really nice... it is a health care center so they also have ST, PT, and OT at this location). That office staff is not as nice as the office near our house, so hopefully I can get a later appointment for Hunter at that location for his 4 month check up.

He weighs 13 pounds, 7 ounces and is 25 1/4 inches long. He is in the 90th percentile for height and weight. His head circumference is 42 (I guess they take that in inches as well, lol). I have no idea what percentile he is in for his head, I didn't think to ask.

Poor guy had to get 1 oral vaccine (which he took like a champ) and 3 shots. I'm not sure who cried more, me or him. Luckily, two nurses came in and did two at the same time, and then one of them did the third one very quickly after. That was the first time he has had a painful scream and cry. It was heart breaking. And it should be against the law to make the mommies and daddies hold their arms down. Next time Carl is doing that! Hunter was all happy and smiling at the nurses when they came in, then looked at them all crazy when they rubbed the alcohol wipes on him, and then I think he hated them. I have no idea how they do that all the time.

We asked about the rash on his face and head (it's not bad, but it gets worse from time to time). The pediatrician told us he has a milk and soy protein allergy (or he may have said intolerance... I can't remember). So right now we can't say for sure he is lactose intolerant, but the pediatrician seems to think he should be fine on regular milk when he is one. Hopefully he will be able to handle milk like me and not be like his daddy.

The pediatrician says Hunter looks great and he has strong neck muscles. I have liked all of the pediatricians and the one nurse practitioner we have seen there. The first pediatrician we saw I liked, but I have liked this past one and the nurse practitioner more. Carl and I just need to decide who we want to say we prefer to see so that we can get to know someone really well. Anyways... here are some more pictures:

He loves looking at his feet. He gets mad if we cover them with a blanket. He will lean his body forward trying to find them. It is so funny.
He looks like a chunker here... what am I saying, he is a chunker, lol.