Thursday, September 27, 2012

Getting there

Miss Katy is growing and finally catching up for her early birth.  I took her to the Pediatrician yesterday for her two month checkup and she was 10lb 11oz which puts her in the 44th percentile, up from the 6th percentile at the last appointment.  For height she made a big jump and was 23.23" which puts her in the 80th percentile, up from 35th at her last appointment.

She of course did not enjoy the shots, but took them pretty well and stopped crying before we left the office.  She slept most of the rest of the afternoon so I was able to run a couple of errands while I was over there.  

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Seeing double

Austin is on the left when he was almost a month and a half old, Katy on the right at almost two months old.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Rambling a lot

  • Life has been crazy busy keeping up with the 3 year old and the almost 2 month old. 
  • Katy slept for 5 straight hours last night, it was great except when I woke up just before 3am and realized she hadn't waken at midnight like she usually does.  We just started medicine for thrush and I freaked out thinking she had a reaction or spit it up and choked on it.  She was sleeping just fine in her crib.
  • This thrush thing is crazy, I think we may have been suffering from it since she was born, but I didn't know about it.  I thought I hurt myself with my pump so I disregarded my pain during nursing.  Finally I had enough and looked it up and found out that it could be the thrush.  Katy has been fussy and gassy for a while now so I'm thinking that is the cause and hoping the thrush treatment will make her happier and help her sleep better.
  • We have a busy week ahead.  We are going to a 1 year old birthday party on Tuesday evening, Katy has her 2 month checkup on Wednesday which requires a trip to the big city which is 75 miles away, and Thursday we are heading out for a mini trip to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary.  We are going to Utah/Colorado to go to Dinosaur National Monument, then to a town in Colorado that Dustin just applied for a job at so we can check it out since it wasn't on our most desirable list.  We are going to stop off at my brother's house on the way home, so I'm looking forward to the family time too.
  • In addition to the Colorado job Dustin applied for another one in Wyoming.  They are both with the BLM.  Neither place was on our original most desirable location list, but we can make it work if he gets one of them.  
  • Katy is smiling a lot more now, it's not just random any more.  

  • Austin has been really acting out a lot lately.  I have been getting more thorough with my disciplining.  It's frustrating, but I know it's his age and missing all the attention from when he was an only child.  Some days are definitely better than others too.  He still melts my heart all the time too.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Among other things

I have been super busy with the kids lately, but I did manage to find some time for some canning.  I got a case of peaches from Bountiful Baskets produce coop and made peach jam, peach butter, and dried peach roll ups.  I wanted to order some strawberries this week, but they ran out before I got my order placed.  Hopefully I will be able to get another fruit soon and make some more jams to last through the winter.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Beautiful Lengths

I finally got tired of my long hair and had it cut last week.

This morning I sent it off to Beautiful Lengths.  Here is a little about Beautiful Lengths:

Beautiful Lengths is a partnership between Pantene and the American Cancer Society, the largest non-profit health organization committed to saving lives from every cancer and improving the quality of life for people facing the disease. The role of Pantene is to help women grow long, strong,* beautiful hair and provide the funds to turn this hair into free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer. So far, Pantene has donated 24,000 free real-hair wigs to the American Cancer Society’s wig banks, which distribute wigs to cancer patients across the country.

This is the fourth time I have donated my hair.  Twice I sent it to Locks of Love and this is my second donation to Beautiful Lengths.  

Her First National Park

We took a little family outing on Sunday and went to Zion National Park.  It was also the first park we took Austin to, although it was a much different experience since he was born in January and we went there in February.  It was pretty hot, but we had a great time.