Gabe Thomas arrived today healthy and handsome...Jamie did a great job and had an amazingly fast labor...you go girl! I got to visit them and hold little Gabe today and he weighed within 3 ounces of Riley's birth weight, but I just don't remember her being that small. He is precious and we just love having new babies to play with! Congrats Jamie and Seth!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Riley went for her four month check up last Friday and weighed in at 15 pounds 12 ounces...the same weight from the week before when she was sick...still 90th percentile in height and weight so she is definitely a healthy little girl. She had to get three shots again, but did really well and cried much less than I anticipated. We got the go ahead from the doc to start feeding her cereal so Monday night was her first go at it and she loved it and we had a lot of fun...here are some pics!
"Mom...I got this...I am in control!"
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Hangin' with the girls...Jennifer and Laurie...and Chandler too snuggled up in his mommy's belly!
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Some other highlights of our trip include a late dinner at Pappasito's after we arrived...Einstein's bagels every morning for breakfast...family work day to get Lance and Barbara's house ready for the big party...a big family brunch before we all parted ways...a visit to Lance's new law practice...cuddling with Riley the entire plane ride home! We had a great time and always love our visits to see Lance and Barbara and their two labs Scout and Boo!
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Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Here are some things that Riley is doing at 4 months:
- Sleeping 8-10 hours a night
- Grabbing for all of her toys on her own with both hands and bringing them to her mouth
- Rolling over to her side
- Still on the verge of an oh-so-cute giggle
- Holding her head up all the time
- Noticing her feet and getting them closer to her face
- And last but not least...trying to hold her bottle all by herself and being successful at times!
Here is video proof of Riley's bottle holding skills!
Riley has now successully taken her 2nd airplane ride and she did great! We fed her on the way up and she stayed awake the entire flight just playing away. She did manage to have a blowout diaper so we had a wardrobe change, but it was not a huge fiasco and we survived just fine! I guess that altitude can jumble up a little girl's tummy!
We are in Atlanta celebrating Grandpa Joe's 85th birthday...today the boys went fishing and caught lots of fish and the girls went shopping...a fun day! I will update with more pics soon!
Riley has also dealt with her first bug...and she's a trooper! Tuesday afternoon daycare called and said she hadn't been acting herself and was running a 100.6 fever. I asked for an explanation of "not acting herself" and they said she wasn't fussy at all she just wasn't smiling as much. She was eating fine and touching her ears didn't seem to bother her so the doc said to cure the fever with Tylenol and bring her in the next day just to check since we were about to travel. Jason took her in and they said she had a bug of some sort...her throat was really red. They said it would run its course and it has and she hasn't fussed one bit. I think she will be one of those kids that is REALLY sick before we even know it...tough little girl. She is already on the downside of the bug because she hasn't had fever in 24 hours and she hasn't been acting any different!
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Monday, April 14, 2008
We had a great weekend...finally some nice weather. Saturday Christopher came over to earn some money by doing massive amounts of yardwork...he did a great job! Then we cooked Carne Guisada and fajitas and had the entire LoRusso clan over for dinner. Christopher took a break to read some books to Riley and it was so cute...she was so intrigued and love her Uncle CJ and her Aunt Gaby!
Gaby was pooped out after a sleepover with her friend Abby, a soccer game, and playing with Riley!
Well this week is crazy because we leave Wednesday night for Atlanta to celebrate Grandpa Joe's 85th Birthday Celebration...what a party it shall be! We have already been warned to get ready to eat...like we have a problem with that! Ha! It will be the first time for all of this family to meet Riley so we are very excited and can't wait to share her with them.
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Friday, April 11, 2008
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Saturday, April 5, 2008
Here are some pictures of the havoc this storm caused in Cabot less than a mile from our house...we were very lucky and we just pray for those that had damage.
Well sorry for the long post, but let's just say it has been a crazy and fun last couple of days! It is nice to be at home and I feel like electricity is a luxury at this point...I decided I could not funtion without electricity...just couldn't do it!
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Well we have had a good week so far and have been up to lots of fun lately! Last week Riley went and hung out with the girls for our monthly bunko night and she did great. She was passed around, she showed off her vocal skills, and she definitely showed off her drooling skills as well. She was completely intrigued with the dice as you can see in the picture...I suppose the contrast and them being on the red mat made it very fun for her to check out! She is now going to head up Baby Bunko for all the babies to come!
Riley in her jogging suit...gotta keep up her figure for Kaleb!
We had a great visit with Grammy and JoePa and they received a much deserved sabatical from their furry of moving! Friday we all had lunch together, I got to leave work early, and we stayed in and watched Wild Hogs. Saturday Grammy and JoePa took Riley duty all morning and Jason and I slept in until 9:30...it was WONDERFUL! We were supposed to take family pics at Garvan Gardens, but the weather did not cooperate at all so we spent Saturday afternoon at the mall shopping! Jason bought this little puppy dog hat for Riley and he now puts it on her every evening because it's just so stinkin' cute!
On Sunday Riley went to her first movie!!! We went and saw 21 with my parents and some friends and it was a really good movie! Riley started out asleep and then the sound came on really loud and we were afraid it would scare her, but she was enthralled and just stared at the screen. My parents joked that when we got home she would say "Dad...our TV just isn't big enough!" HaHa! She did great and even took a nap and didn't get upset until right before the movie was over...all in all she was GREAT and it was fun! I wondered what people would think of us bringing a baby to a movie, but there was an even younger baby right behind us so we were the norm! Grammy and JoePa left Sunday evening and we miss them already...thanks for the great weekend!
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