Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lots of Laughter!

Sydney has given us a few chuckles here and there, but yesterday I was able to get some full fledged laughter out of her! I just started clapping and it cracked her up. I was able to catch a video of it and have watched it several times since. She's just about 3 months old now and things just keep getting better. She's recognizing us, smiling a ton and now laughing. For those new moms out there, it does get easier - I promise! I read that 3 months was a turning point and I'm starting to understand it. Sydney can entertain herself on her play mat or in her jumper for longer periods before getting bored and if she cries, it most likely means she's hungry. She's grabbing for toys, holding up her head, and starting to throw her leg over like she's thinking about rolling over. I think we have a few more weeks before that happens, but we're close!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

2 month Dr. visit

Sorry it's been a little while since I posted last, we've been pretty busy. Sydney had her 2 month doctor's visit on Sept. 25. She did very well with her immunization shots and managed to be in the 90th percentile for her length and weight. She weighed 12 lbs. 7 oz. and was 23 1/2 inches long. Sydney was also put on Nutramigen formula - a formula without cow's milk proteins that is supposed to help with a congestion/rattling sound in her throat when she breathes. I'm thinking this has something to do with her snoring too. She's been sleeping in her crib in her room for about a month now and sleeps about 11 hours a night, usually getting up once to eat. Sometimes we get lucky and she sleeps right through.

Aunt Kristin and Uncle James got married Oct.10 and the reception was at Turning Stone. Sydney got to go down the aisle with us and did pretty well during the ceremony. She did get a little cranky because she had to go to the bathroom (we all know how that is), but once she was relieved (during the vows - Catholic ceremony) she was happy :) She stayed at Grandma and Grandpa Halstead's that night and it was her first sleepover without us. The report the following day was a good one, so we might be able to try it again soon. We, however, did not take advantage of getting a full nights rest. I think we made it back to the room around 3am.

Welcome baby Gwen born Oct. 13 to our friends Courtney & Mike!
Congrats CJ & Jaime on finding out It's a Boy!
Congrats to Izaak & Julie on finding out It's a Girl! Happy 1st Birthday Ethan (Oct. 9)!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Adam & Tammy's wedding 9/20/08

Adam (my brother) and Tammy got married last weekend, Sept. 20th, in Buffalo. It was a beautiful wedding and we got very lucky with wonderful weather. Below is photo of my nephews, Connor and Seth, with Sydney. Connor is 7 and Seth is 4. Seth was the ringbearer in the wedding. He wanted to hold Sydney, but when the time came to hold her for the picture they were both understandably pretty nervous about it. I was too! Geoff and I were standing right there, ready to dive and grab the baby if they decided to let go and let her faceplant into the cement :)