Thursday, September 30, 2010

4 Month Appointment

My growing girl! We moved Violet out of the co-sleeper last week into the pack 'n play, still in our bedroom. No more "family bed." That makes me so sad! But, I know it's the right thing to do. Violet is sleeping through the night. She goes to bed between 8:30 and 9:00 and wakes up to eat around 2:30. She goes right back to sleep until 6:30. She naps in her crib 3-4 times a day. She's hardly ever fussy. She is the best baby!

The doctor says we should start rice cereal at 5 1/2 months. Violet did get the same immunizations as last time. Thankfully, Adam was with us at the appointment. I had another meltdown. Vi cried a lot longer this time. Breaks my heart!

18weeks (9/27/10): Weight: 13lbs 9oz (50th percentile), Length: 24 3/4in (75th percentile), Head: 15 1/2in (10th percentile)

9 weeks (7/26/10): Weight: 10lbs 15oz (50th percentile), Length: 23 1/4in (85th percentile), Head: 14 1/2in (5th percentile)

4 weeks (6/25/10): Weight: 9lbs 5oz (50th percentile), Length: 21 1/2in (75th percentile), Head: 13 3/4in (5th percentile)

2 weeks (6/10/10): Weight: 8lbs 9oz (50th percentile), Length: 20 1/2in (55th percentile), Head: 13 1/2in (10th percentile)

At birth: Weight: 8lbs 2oz, Length: 19 3/4in

Everyday you say??

My Aunt Rita and my sister have each reminded me that the title of this blog is "Everyday with Violet Mae." They want to see something everyday! That's because they LOVE LOVE LOVE her!

Dear Aunt Rita and Stephanie,
I promise I will post something at least twice a week. Even if it's just photos. I am looking forward to documenting all of her fabulous fall outfits! :) Here are two photos from this week.


I definitely need more practice with my camera!

High chair!!

I decided to assemble the high chair this week. Don't worry, we aren't rushing into anything. We thought it would be great to have Violet up high while I'm in the kitchen or while we are eating.

We're trying it out. She looks so tiny!

It was a good thing we put the high chair together because we had a little visitor. Owen took the maiden voyage! Aunt B didn't do too bad - he had some banana and a grilled cheese sammy.

Violet's Toys!

Oh, there are soooo many! We were already busting at the seams in our quaint little house. It is so much fun to watch her discover all the textures, colors and sounds.

Tummy Time!

Poor Baxter...

She loves her exersaucer! She's starting to move herself around.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Who's laughing now?

Check this girl out! I had to yell at Adam to first find the video camera then hurry and film her. The happy sounds that come from this little girl make my heart smile! Laughing babies make the world a better place.

Labor Day was a Picnic in the Park!

What a perfect day for a family outing! Sunday afternoon we met some friends in the greenspace at Northpark Center for a Labor Day concert featuring the Dallas Symphony and a picnic in the park. It was Violet's first outdoor adventure. The weather was perfect! We shared great food and drink with some of our besties.

"Hi mama. Listening and dancing to music is awesome!"

Mark, Owen, Emmaline and Sarah (Vince was there too)

Love this pic of Emmaline! She loves music!

First time Mark held Violet! First time he held a baby at all! He thinks it's a piece of cake.

Darby with Violet

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Celebration of Life

This past week was very hard. We woke up early Monday morning to the horrible news that one of Adam's cousins had past away.
We dropped everything to be with Adam's aunt, uncle, cousin Ben and his girlfriend, Stacy. As soon as we walked in the door, Violet was surrounded. She was like a beam of light entering the room. Violet was smiling and cooing and she put a smile on everyone's face. They were all holding her and hugging her. It was amazing to see.
Lots of family and friends flew in from all over the country to show their love and support. It was wonderful to see everyone but an unfortunate and tragic event that brought us all together.

He was a sweet young guy with a promising future. He has a loving family and many, many friends. Alex Gaar will be greatly missed.

Watching a video of happy times with Alex's Grandma.

Cela flew with hubby, Jeff, and new baby Zuzu from Los Angeles.

Gramps loved holding the new babies.

Violet was worn out! She napped while Uncle Austin and I shared stories about Alex.

Shortly after Violet was born, we had a small party with family where Alex met Violet. He was so interested in her. He would make faces at her and touch her little feet. He was so curious about our little one.