Friday, December 31, 2010

9 and a half months old

So Eliza Lane had her check up yesterday morning. The consensus is that she is a healthy, tall, and skinny girl. She is 29 inches long which is 95%, 19 lbs 11 oz which is 50%, and her head is 44.2 which is 60%. And for all of those who were curious, her hemoglobin is 12.4.

Is seems that no matter how much mango and avocado Eliza eats... she just keeps running around. I hope her cute little rolls don't disappear too quickly!
ps. I remember when she had a big double chin that made it difficult to clean her neck and arm chubs that kind of overlapped over her wrists. Is my chubby baby gone forever?

Thursday, December 30, 2010


So in 20 days, Eliza Lane has cut 3 teeth and has one more on its way. Her bottom two middle ones are showing. Her top right middle just cut through and I believe her top left middle will be cutting soon. It hasn't been my favorite part of being a mom, but it seems to be a useful cause. I think the teething stress has made Eliza Lane more vulnerable to fever, diarrhea, and viruses. But hopefully her new teeth will be worth it!

Friday, December 17, 2010

It is official...

I am now allergic to both cats and dogs... sad day. Does that mean I can't ever have a puppy? Skyler said I could have one in about 5 more years... but I don't think it is gonna work out now... oh well.

Friday, December 10, 2010

What it looks like around here...

Eliza has had the flu all of this week... so we have been lounging around. Her hair is really growing out and she currently likes to smirk...

Also... it seems that two little white things are trying to push through her swollen gums...

And it is starting to look like winter... a little less in Provo, but still like winter. These pics are from the storm before "The Blizzard of 2010" in South Jordan.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ellie's update

So, our little neice Ellie Marie Hollingshead was diagnosed with crouzon syndrome which is a mutation on a gene on the 10th chromosome. With this mutation Ellie has or will have multiple health issues such as craniosynostosis (premature fusing of the sutures of the skull), eye problems, teeth problems and possible orthodontic surgeries in the future, possible seizures, possible spinal problems, etc. She is going to be having surgery on the 15th which will open up the skull and give the brain room to grow. The room that will be given on the 15th will be filled in two weeks because her brain will grow that fast. She will be in the hospital for about 5 days. After the surgery her head will be so swollen that her eyes will be swollen shut. Once she can open her eyes and eat properly she will go home.

Please keep Ellie, her parents Ryan & Whitni, and the doctors who will be performing the surgery in your thoughts and prayers!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Living on the Wild Side...

So we decided to go napless today (which was me not being a control freak and rolling with the punches)... then Eliza Lane fell asleep in the car, so I had to carry her in her carseat through the parking lot, into the building, down the stairs, and down the hall to Kelly! She stayed asleep another 15 min and then watched Baby Einstein with Kelly while sucking on an apple. She loved it. Then on my way back to class, Amy convinced me to let her have Eliza while she waited for her tutoring appointment. She promised she would bring her back if her appointment came. Well... she lied... an appointment came and I found Eliza Lane on the computer table eating Gerber puffs. Doesn't she know that food isn't allowed by the computers?

So, we headed home and she was only moderately grumpy, but we decided to pick up Skyler during his lunch break and have him take my mom's van to work so that it will make dropping it off in South Jordan easier. So, AGAIN she fell asleep in the car. So, we came home and I took her out of the carseat and into her crib with her snowsuit still on. She lasted about 8 more minutes and woke up. So, after eating a little bit of mango oatmeal, she is back in her crib for a nap... hopefully. We will see because currently she is singing in her crib. Maybe if she has enough cat naps it will be almost as good as a real one.

So this is us living on the wild side! Aren't we crazy?

My prediction is that our cute baby is gonna fall asleep in the car on the way home from dropping off the car in South Jordan and then NOT sleep tonight.

Disclaimer: I don't mind it when Eliza Lane sleeps in the car... only when she wakes up and doesn't take a real nap. :)

Sidenote: Today was one of the days that I feel like a working mom. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. When I am frantically trying to get grading done and Eliza is playing in her exersaucer or when I am trying to read over my lesson plan while playing with her, I feel like a working mom. But often they seem like two very different things to me. But today as I had Eliza Lane on my hip as I went back and forth to the copy room in order to bring my students books, I really felt it. Then as I carried her in her carseat with my backpack and her diaper bag... I also felt it. :) I don't know how moms work fulltime; they are definitely hardcore!

Control Freak...

I know it is BAD but sometimes I like to do things FOR other people... it seems faster, more efficient and more like MY way. It is oh so tempting as a mom... especially right now when Eliza Lane needs to go to sleep so that I can wake her up and take her to school... but she is probably gonna fall asleep 5 minutes before we leave... but I WANT her to learn on her own. I want her to learn on her own. I want her to learn how to do things on her own... right?