Thursday, March 31, 2011

I found my feet!

Noelle is gaining mobility with amazing speed. It's hard to believe that only 4 weeks ago she had just learned to roll over both ways. Now, she's a little tumble weed who never stays in one place for more then a few minutes! The cutest discovery came earlier this week when she finally mastered something she's been trying to do for quite some time: getting her feet in her mouth!

Sorry I'm light on the commentary... life is busy now with me back at work =) More fun pictures from the week follow below, though.

Feet - my new favorite toy!

I can fly!

Ewww, Mom!

Daddy brought me a sea turtle from Hawaii!

 What?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hi Daddy!

Dear Daddy,

I hope your trip is going well. Mommy says that you're having a lot of fun hiking around and looking at lava (what's that?). I miss you and can't wait until you get home!

While you're away, I have been very busy. Grandma is visiting and takes care of me during the day. We're having so much fun. It's really nice to not have to go to daycare.

Here are some pictures of what I have been doing.

See you soon! Bring me back a cool rock!

Love,
Noelle

 Here I am getting nice and clean.

I was very tired yesterday because men working on the 
bathroom made too much noise for me to sleep!

I'm learning how to play with Suka. She doesn't seem 
all that interested yet.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

6 Months Old and Multitasking

On Friday Noelle became 6 months old. That came up so fast! All was well at her 6 month well baby check up; she's over 18 lbs now!

She continues to gain mobility, sometimes 'traveling' across the living room as she rolls. She can even multitask =)

Multitasking Baby

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Visitors

This past weekend, my Aunt Carole and and Uncle Bob (affectionately known as UB) were in town. They stopped by to visit Noelle on Saturday, and then we had a lovely dinner sans baby on Saturday night. It was wonderful to see some family from Wisconsin. My cousin (their son) Tim, his girlfriend, Anna, my sister and brother-in-law also came by. So, Noelle got a lot of attention!

With Tim & Anna

Carole & UB
Getting Banana from Aunt Stacy

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Have a Better Day

Noelle and I did our best to make the most out of our last week w/ me at home.

Going for a run w/ Mom - check out my track suit!

Alex taunting Noelle w/ a toy, trying to get her to roll over


First Carrot Taste - not an immediate favorite


Day Care Status: I eased her into the day care schedule with 1/2 days on Tuesday and Wednesday. She did a full day on Thursday and then I went back to work on Friday. With day care comes exposure to germs. She as her first cold and so, of course, Alex and I have it too =)

She's taking about 6oz formula while at daycare (should be closer to 12-15oz) but at least it's something. To make up for it, she's nursing 4-5 times per night. While I prefer more rest, at least this way she's getting the majority of her calories from breast milk for a while longer. She takes her solids like a champ while there and has been napping very well (though, this is likely also because she's tired from not sleeping well!).

On Thursday afternoon I was trying to distract myself since I couldn't go get Noelle from day care yet. By noon, I had already gone for a run, got an oil change, lifted weights at the gym and taken the dogs for a long walk. Out of ideas, I headed to the movie theater.

On my way there I was pulled over. Ugh, I was completely at a loss and honestly asked the officer why he had stopped me. "Failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk" was the answer. True enough, I had just made a right and there were pedestrians in the crosswalk: they had just stepped off the curb on the other side of the road, four lanes away. So, yes, technically I did not yield to them. However, I hardly think this meets the intent of the police department's Protect and Serve mantra. Upon walking away after giving me a ticket for my offense, he told me to "Have a better day." Um, thanks.

The Dogs: I get asked, often, how the dogs react to Noelle. The answer is, they don't. So far, they seem to place Noelle in the same category as the television - background noise they can just ignore. Here's an example. This morning, Alex was goofing around, trying to have Noelle 'ride' Suka. Suka's response? She decided to just lay down and wait it out =)

I'll just wait for you to go away.