Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I am a blog-posting slacker

The title says it all. I can't believe I haven't posted in 2 weeks!!! We've all been keeping busy. The boys have had swimming lessons 4 mornings a week for the past two weeks. They are doing great and love swimming. We are trying to convince Mitchell to join the swim team (he is a GREAT swimmer), but he's a bit nervous because he doesn't know anyone on the team. My parents are now in St. Louis, so we've hung out with them a few times. They have a great pool at their house, so the boys and Miranda have enjoyed that.
Miranda had her first ear infection. She had a fever up to 103 and was simply miserable. After she finished her antibiotics, she was feeling so much better. Then my ear started hurting, my head felt like it was going to explode, and I had a fever!! Guess what??? Yep, ear infection for me, too. I am now, finally starting to feel better after about 2 1/2 weeks.

Miranda is doing awesome. Sleeping all night...goes to bed at 7pm (if we're not out at various baseball games or other activities!) and sleeps until 7:30am. She takes a bottle 4 times a day (7:30, 11:30, 3:30, 7pm roughly), and is now eating baby food three times a day! So far, there isn't any food that she doesn't like. Thus, she is gaining lots of weight...she now weighs somewhere close to 20 lbs! My arms are getting tired from carrying her!

Miranda is crawling, pulling up to standing, and can go from laying down to sitting all on her own. She thinks it's pretty fun to crawl under the exersaucer, then get stuck there! Matt and I are trying to get the house child-proofed. He has a bunch of door latches that I need to get him to install! She's getting quicker and quicker every day with the crawling, so we need to make our house safer!

Here are some pictures of what we've been up to the past few weeks! Matt's been busy at work...that's why he isn't in any pictures!
Hanging out at my parent's pool has been lots of fun for all of us.
My mom and I took Miranda and the boys to the wading pool at Tower Grove Park. Miranda loved playing with the fountains.On a recent trip to the zoo with some church friends.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Two Firsts

Miranda had two firsts in the past few days---her first biter biscuit and her first ponytail! I forgot how great biter biscuits are when you need to occupy a baby for a little while. Yes, they are extremely messy, but I was able to cook dinner! She really liked it and did well gumming it...since she doesn't have any teeth yet!
Today, I attempted Miranda's first ponytail! I didn't think she had enough hair, but friends at church kept telling me it was possible!

As you may be able to tell from the pictures, Miranda wasn't feeling so hot today. She's had a runny nose for a week, had a fever last Tuesday and a fever today. While I feel bad for her that she feels yucky, I sure don't mind the extra snuggling that she does when she feels bad. I'm actually typing this whole post one-handed because she fell asleep in the hip hammock and I wanted to let her have a little cat-nap before I leave her with Matt and the boys so I can go to Costco!

Not sure if she's teething or caught some virus, but I really want her to feel better before we go visit relatives this weekend!