Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lauren's 4m Statistics

Lauren is a "healthy"
14 pounds 12 oz (75th percentile)
25 inches (75th percentile)
41 1/2cm head circumference (50-75th percentile)

Just for fun I looked up Ian and Aaron's 4 month statistics:  Ian was 18 lbs 4oz & 25 inches, Aaron was ... apparently I didn't blog Aaron's 4 month well visit statistics so I'll have to do a little digging for them! (Found it:  14 lbs 8oz, 24in.)

She got all of her vaccinations today and is now completely passed out.  Hopefully I don't bother her too much when we have to go get Ian from school in a few minutes.  Poor Girl!  Vaccination day is always a hard day.

She's growing well. We got the green light to start solid foods and "since she's breastfeeding exclusively" a nice pep-talk about starting fortified cereal to boost her iron levels.

The doctor noted Lauren's excellent head control, ability to sit unassisted for 15-30 seconds at a time, rolling both ways, chuckling, squawking, and mostly happy demeanor.  She's sleeping great compared to her brothers, usually down by 9:30pm and waking around 4:30 to eat, then back to sleep until 7am (or later). I can't remember what all I said in her actual 4 month post and I feel like I'm repeating myself so I'll stop.

We got a prescription for Aaron to have an x-ray of his sinuses before his ENT appointment on 12/14...so that will be our next adventure.

Never, ever a dull moment around here!

Sleeping after her shots this morning

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Baptism, Lauren!

Lauren was baptized this morning at Calvary UMC in Greenville!

Lauren & Papa before the service

Uncle Todd showing Lauren the Christmas tree

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Someone told me

If I didn't have an indoor clothes drying rack, I could just hand Lauren's diapers over the banister to dry. Adorable. I do plan on getting a rack, but probably not until after Christmas.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Aaron's First time in Cloth & Little Sis Photo

I guess I should not say first time because there were some times as an infant that Aaron was in cloth diapers. Anyway. Here's Aaron... in his Bumkins All-in-One diapers. I bought these probably 2 years ago now... and they've been in the closet just waiting.  Perhaps somehow I just knew I would eventually go for it? Sorry to be posting so much about cloth diapers, but I'm really trying to immerse myself & get really excited about it so I don't give up.

Right now it is a little like starting out breastfeeding: I know the benefits, I'm excited about doing it, but it is hard (for me) to get going. In a few weeks, I'll probably look back and say, "hey, this is alright!"

Of course now I'll just mention since I know you're curious... no, I didn't ever do bottles because I thought it was easier, but I definitely thought about giving up on nursing Ian.  The first 4 weeks of breastfeeding Ian were awful. I stuck it out & I'm glad I did! Now I'm nursing my third baby!

Anyway, that was a huge tangent I just went on...

Here are the pics.

LMV sleeping on the changing table (through a diaper change)

Other things we're up to?

1. All 3 kids have snotty faucet-noses. (Nasty!)
2. I'm thinking about the Apple tarte I'm making tomorrow morning.
3. I'm making Challah right now for french toast tomorrow.
4. Missing Roger & wishing he was on vacation today.
5. Thinking about Aaron's ENT appointment scheduled for 12/14.
6. Trying a new thing where we only buy meat once a month...and really take advantage of our freezer space.
7. Going to Grandma & Grandpa Bishop's for Thanksgiving dinner.
8. Thankful for a great many things this year.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy 4-Month Birthday!

Lauren is 4 months old today. Where has the time gone?

She is wearing 3-6 month size clothes. (No idea how big she is... well visit next week)

Lauren can log-roll across the living room floor!

She loves her daddy & will smile and coo at him for long periods.

She is chewing on everything in sight & drooling too.

The tear duct in her right eye is still clogged, despite putting prescription drops in it. (And breastmilk, I'll admit, I tried it.)

She is settling into a pretty predictable schedule for sleep: morning nap while we're out running around, afternoon nap when Ian & Aaron nap, cat nap in the evening, sleeping for the night around 9pm, up at 4:00 for some nunnies, back to sleep until 7 or so.

I'm sure there's more, but I can't think of anything right now.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cloth Diapers?

Am I crazy?  Perhaps. It's something I always thought I wanted to do, but was afraid. So we're now on the third baby and I still want to do it. So I decided to avoid regret, I should try it.

So today, Little Miss Vandervort is wearing cloth diapers.

And it's cute!

Hopefully it goes well.

What are your favorite kinds of Cloth Diapers?  What kind of laundry soap do you use for them? How many do you have?  And little tips or tricks you've picked up along the way?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Life, in quotes

I started a new tumblr blog to capture some funny quotes and mis-quotes from the Vandervort children.

Check it out here

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ian's Turn at the Allergist

Ian's allergic to nothing! Unfortunately that means there's no apparent cause (other than the cold weather) for his rampant eczema. So onward we go trying to find a cream (or combo of creams) to help relieve his itchy legs. (He is currently 34.8 pounds (57th percentile) and 40 inches tall (60th percentile)).

And this is Lauren looking all... Rawr!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I don't want to brag...

No really, I don't want to. I have to. If I brag about this it is admitting that Lauren is growing up so fast and I don't want to admit it.  I'd prefer to ignore it. I want her to stay teeny forever. But guess what Miss Peach just did!

During tummy time these days all she want to do is roll over and back.  Well today she decided that was old news so she put her arms & legs underneath her and got her belly off the floor! And then lunged  forward.

Dear Lord, help us all.  My not-yet-four-months-old daughter made forward progress on her own today.