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Katherine’s 1st Birthday Party!

30 Jun

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We celebrated Katherine’s first birthday this past Saturday.  I can’t believe how fast the time has gone.  In 6 days she will be one!

No birthday theme, just an afternoon full of color and fun and lots of hot dogs and ice cream and cake.  And a bounce house of course.  We had about 45 people in attendance, lots of family and some close friends.  All in all it was a fabulous day!  Kath has been teething lately and has been off for a few weeks sleep-wise (damn you leap 7!) but thankfully she was well-rested for receiving guests.

We did a hot dog bar with all the fixins’, pasta salad and potato salad (courtesy of my mother-in-law), a sundae bar, and delicious cupcakes and sweet treats made by Corey’s cousin.  I think I spent five minutes total talking to people – it’s time consuming hosting these gigs!  But…well worth it.  After all, your baby girl only turns one once!

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14 Weeks Old

16 Oct


I know I’m late to the game on her 14 week update…Baby Girl has her first cold this week so we have spent most of the last three days cuddled up together on the couch.

Last week was nice.  Katherine and I ran our usual errands.  We skyped with Grandma Christy and Aunt Winnie.  We went to Brett & Lauren’s new house to watch some football.  We visited Heather and Josie on Thursday and attended our first “Mommy & Me” class at the local My Gym on Wednesday afternoon.  I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was excited to give it a go, and I gotta say…I loved it.  It was so nice to meet other new mamas and know I’m not the only one with certain questions or concerns, that I’m not the only one who is super excited that my kid shits on a fairly predictable basis now (every other day).  I was a little wary of the $70/month fee but after checking it out, it is definitely worth it.  Katherine had a great time looking at other babies and pumping her arms and legs and taking in all the new colors and sounds.  I had a great time too.  One mama came up to me and said, “Hi, I’m (I totally forgot her name), have you had your first postpartum period yet?”  This same mama also said “bullshit” twice so I think we may have a connection.  I like mamas like that, the ones that keep it real.  So we are definitely going to stick with it.  We even had a successful tummy time!  Although anything is considered a success compared to last week’s debacle.

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Katherine’s also really stepped it up in the interaction department lately.  Like she’s really starting to pull her weight around here and entertain her parents.  Much appreciated, Katherine.  We are getting tons of smiles and coos on a daily basis, it is so awesome.  She has the sweetest disposition, too.  Such a sweet girl.  I love spending my days with her, there’s nothing better.  We have started watching the BabyFirst channel in the mornings.  Sometimes it makes my eyes bleed but she seems to enjoy it so it stays on.  Corey made a nest for her while she was watching the tube the other morning.  Little girl crashed right out.

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So that’s it for us over here.  TTFN.  God I’m lame.

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