Wednesday, March 31, 2010


My tub plunging efforts finally paid off!  After many attempts on several different occasions I finally conquered (at least for now) the tub drain in our bathroom.  It drains!  After plunging it today I pulled out some white gunk, black gunk and hair (mine I'm sure).  It was really gross but I was determined not to used any toxic chemicals to unplug the drain.  The black gunk is stuff called biofilm (Google it) and I'm not so sure about the white stuff.  Maybe soap residue.  Who knows but the yuckyness is gone for now!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


So, I am a bad mother and I didn't get Liesel's 3 month pictures taken until she was 4 1/2 months old.  Oh well.  She is cuter now anyway.  We went to Target to have her pictures taken.  I don't think I'll go back there by the way.  She took some good photos and some not so great.  Here are a couple of good ones.

And here is a goofy one. She might not appreciate this one when she grows up. I still think she is cute though. 
 PS - Family, I will send you some of these.  The good ones not the bad ones.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Playtime with Mommy and Daddy

This post is really only pictures.  We like to get down on the floor and play!

Monday, March 15, 2010

{4} Months Old

I don't really have an update like last time I posted like this because 3.5 months wasn't that long ago.  Liesel, you are growing and growing.

-At your 4 month check-up you weighed 17.6 lbs (99th percentile) and were 26.25 in long (98th percentile).  You are a big 4 month old!
-You have rolled over from you tummy to your back once each way.  You are still working on this and it is not a regular occurrence.
-You have started squealing as loudly and high pitched as you can after which you cough because you have strained your voice so much.  Silly girl!
-This week you have been very interested in your feet and tonight in the bath you put your left big toe in your mouth and sucked on it.  What an accomplishment!
-You are starting to make motorboat noises with your mouth and blow spit bubbles.
-At dinner time you sit in your bouncer and talk to mommy and daddy as we eat.  You are the best entertainment I know!
-You have lost your hair in a ring around your head.  It looks like you must wear a sun visor all the time.  It is beginning to grow back but you have a ways to go.  I still think you are beautiful!
-When we sit in the rocking chair with you you start to cry because you think we are going to put you to sleep.  For now you like to be swaddled to nap most of the time and bounced to sleep in our arms or on the exercise ball..  I usually nurse you to sleep at night.  I love nursing my sweet girl.  It is such a precious time for me and I will miss it when you stop.
-You are such a joy to us each day and we love seeing you grow, my Liesel.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Reflux (my nemesis)

Does anyone else out there have a baby with reflux?  I know you are out there.  We need to get together to talk because I feel like unless your baby has it you don't really know what I am talking about when I mention sleepless nights, seemingly endless spit up and refusal to eat.  It can be a nightmare let me tell you.

Tarren and I have had a couple of weeks of especially trying times.  We think Liesel needs a higher dose of her reflux medicine or maybe even a whole different medicine.  The Ped increased the dose on Friday so we will see if that makes a difference.  So far the past two days have been better as far as eating.  She is doing lots better in that department.  The next thing to tackle is sleeping.  I need help with nap time and night time.  I was doing some research on the internet and came across the book "The No-Cry Sleep Solution".  I think I am going to read it.  Has anyone else read it and/or have an opinion on it?  Did it work?  I need some sleep!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Consignment Sales!

So, on Saturday I went to the Pass It On children's consignment sale at a local church.  The group puts it on in the spring and in the fall.  I loved it and will definitely be going back in the fall!  I got Liesel a bunch of spring/summer clothes and the find of all finds was this exersaucer that I got for $10.  After trying out Haylie Cornell's last week (and spitting up on it a lot, sorry Erin) I knew she would like it. I had to clean it up a little but that was no problem.  I just love a good deal! 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

3 1/2 Months old

I know this is a little late but I wanted to start doing this so here I go.

I can't believe you are already 3 1/2 months old, my sweet girl.  You are changing every day.

-You weigh around 16 lbs.  You have grown a lot!
-You can hold your head up really well and love to look around at everything
-You are rolling over from your back to your tummy.  Your preferred direction is to your left but you are officially an ambi-roller when you want to be.  When I lay you on your back you automatically roll to your tummy now but you get very frustrated because you can't roll back over.
-You still sleep in Mommy and Daddy's room in your crib which Mommy loves.  She wants you close to her.
-You wake up once a night to be fed (I really can't complain too much about this one)
-You are all smiles all the time (except when you are tired or hungry of course)
-You love to be on the changing table.  This is where you are the most talkative.
-Sometimes you talk so loudly that Daddy and I can't carry on a conversation.
-You are beginning to laugh but we can't predict when it will happen.  I think you laugh when you are tickled on the neck or under the arms.  It is a really cute little giggle and I can't wait for more!
-You are starting to love bath time so we try to make time for it every night whether you need a bath or not.
-You are going to Bible class at church and so far have done really well.  What a big girl!
-You have been to Memaw and Papa's house in Missouri twice and are definitely getting better about being in your car seat.  You still don't really like it though.
-You love to kick your legs and stand up on Mommy's lap and look over my shoulder.
-You still have problems with reflux but it is so much better than when you were 3 weeks old when we discovered it.  You get held upright after you eat for 30 minutes.  You love to be held!

Go Pokes!

Here is a picture of Liesel watching the Cowboys beat the Jayhawks on Saturday.  She loves her Cowboys!  She also loves to chill on the couch with no pants on.  Aww...just like her Daddy.  And look at those beautiful blue eyes!

Blueberry Buckle

This the is Blueberry Buckle coffee cake I made on Saturday.  It was really good but I think it is bothering Liesel that I eat blueberries (breast milk).  Just one more thing I can cross off the list of foods I can eat along with cow's milk, raisins (who would have thought?), grapes, strawberries, raw onions and pretty much anything spicy.  This makes me sad because I love spicy things like salsa and jalapenos.

Here is a link to the recipe for the coffee cake: