Friday, January 23, 2009

6 Month Well Baby Check

Yesterday, Allie turned 6 months old. She had her well baby check today. Allie is doing GREAT with her milestones. She's right on track with where she needs to be. She got a few shots and shared her powerful lungs with the world. Poor baby had to be stuck 3 times today. She got her HIB (Haemophilus influenzae type b) and Prevnar (pneumococcal (Pc) disease) vaccines and 1 shot of Synangis to protect her from RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus). She seems to be doing ok now though. Once we got home she was all smiles again. I'm sure she'll be tired and run a low fever, but that's to be expected.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Allie Found Her Feet

Today, Allie discovered her feet. She can grab them and hold on tight. She seems to also like to use her pants to draw her feet up to her face. She loves to babble as you can see and hear in the accompanied video. (I'll add the video once the video uploader works again.)

Update: On Wednesday Jan. 21, 2009 Allie discovered that she can put her feet in her mouth. She found a new chew toy.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

She's A Leader, Not A Follower

This afternoon I walked in to check on Allie. It was about time to get her up from her nap. This is what I found. Allie sure has her own way of doing things.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

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I added a tool to help all of us out. On the top right of your screen you should see a box to enter your e-mail address. If you enter your e-mail address there any time I add posts for the day you will get an e-mail. This way you don't have to remember to come back to my blog, and I don't have to remember to send you e-mail updates. This is a lovely two birds with one stone method. Hope it works for everyone.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Getting Bigger Every Day

Allie had a WIC appointment today. She weighed in at 12 lbs. and 11oz. and measured 24 inches long. She is getting so big to us. Everyone still comments about how small she is when we tell her how old she is. She'll be 6 months next week and looks like a 3 and a half month old. She's cute no matter how big she is!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Long Time Coming

It's been a few months since I have sent out an update on Allison. She is growing up so fast. As of Monday, she now weighs in at 12 lbs. and 5 oz. She is starting to out grow her 0-3 months clothes now. Allie is definitely a smile baby. She smiles all of the time. It's very sweet to see. One of her favorite times to smile is when she is getting her diaper changed. It must be really exciting to her because the second she hits the changing table she has a HUGE smile on her face and she starts giggling and babbling away. Speaking of babbling, Allie LOVES to talk. She babbles all of the time about anything and everything. She makes sure you are listening to her by raising her voice if she doesn't have your undivided attention at times too.

Allie is ticklish! Her biggest tickle spots are right at her collar bone and the back of her neck. She shrugs her shoulders up and laughs hysterically whenever we tickle her there.

This week Allie mastered rolling over from her tummy to her back really well. She rolls ALL OVER her crib and pack n' play. She thinks rolling over is a game too. We play rolly polly with her. Allie can also sit up in her Bumbo chair and loves it. She really likes to stand up though. She's working on her balance daily as she tries to stand on our lap with our support. She smiles brightly any time she stands up. This week she has decided that when we try to put different clothes on her while she is laying down that she has to stand up. It's really silly.

Allie has an exersaucer that she is just dazzled by. She loves the bright colors and plays in it often. She likes to watch the lights go off and on and listen to the music. She spins round and round in her seat and has a ball.

Allie is still on a 100% breast milk diet. She seems to be doing great with it so we aren't changing her diet. We will start her on some cereal in the next month or 2 as her doctor recommends. I'm excited about giving her her first solid foods, but I want to enjoy every little bit of her childhood, so I am perfectly happy with her all liquid diet. She has started to watch us a eat a little closer though now.

Allie has been teething for some time now. No teeth have popped through yet but she is one drool monster for sure. She even blows spit bubbles. She loves to stick everything in her mouth.

For Halloween we dressed Allie up as a pumpkin. The costume was WAY too big but we put her in it anyway. She looked adorable. Allie had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We spent it at my parents house in Oceanside. She got to meet more of the family and of course was the star of the day. Her cousin Hailey was mesmerized by her the entire visit. Hailey helped feed and change Allie while we were there.

Shortly after Thanksgiving Allie started sleeping all of the way through the night. It's WONDERFUL being able to get some rest at night now. She sleeps from about 11 p.m. to 8 or 9 a.m. She's definitely a night owl like her mommy and daddy.

Allie's first Christmas was great. She got some clothes and a few toys that she loves. We got a Baby Bjorn carrier from our Aunt Kris. This carrier has been a life saver. Hands free with the baby is wonderful. Allie loves to be strapped in to it and go for walks with me and our dog. She's also been to church with me in her Baby Bjorn.

Allie's personality is really developing. She'll steal your heart and make it melt in no time.

We will be doing a baby dedication in the coming weeks. We plan to raise Allie to Know and Love the Lord. We'll get some pictures and be sure to share.

We love you all and hope everyone is doing well.

And He Saw That It Was Good...

Allison Kayla Baumbach came into the world at 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2008. She weighed in at 3 lbs. and 8 oz. and was 16 inches long. She arrived shockingly early as she wasn't due for about another 10 weeks. She came in God's time, not ours. She was very strong and only had to stay in the hospital for 5 weeks until she learned how to eat and weighed 5 lbs. She is definitely a miracle baby, she never even had to be on oxygen while she was in the hospital!