From the Chamberlin family.
31 October 2007
29 October 2007
I just have to brag about my latest accomplishment. I, who have never stitched anything together in my life, made a Mei Tai (an Asian-style baby carrier) all by myself. I used a pattern from the internet and even added some of my own variations to make it more like some of the ones I have seen. It took some work, but I did it. And it has made our life a ton easier. We were able to go on a walk in Rock Canyon and I can get even more done in the house, since being in it helps Sydney fall asleep while I get things done.
Sydney finally has enough hair to pull up in a ponytail on the top of her head. Hurray! Mom was getting tired of her hair being everywhere and not being able to do anything with it. She just looks so cute with her hair up and her bow in her hair.
28 October 2007
Yesterday, we went for our first trip to pick out pumpkins in a pumpkin patch. We went after Papa got off of work and took Aunt Elisha with us and drove to Springville to visit Jaker's Pumpkin Patch. It was just a field filled with pumpkins, but it was perfect for our small family.
We arrived and Charles sprinted off with the baby to go find the perfect pumpkin. I trailed behind, taking pictures and trying not to trip on the pumpkins.
After a little while, we found one pumpkin for each of us there and we went and paid for our finds. Thanks to a BYU discount, we had some extra money to go get Pumpkin Spice doughnuts from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for a treat afterwards.
24 October 2007
So, yesterday was Chelsea's 17th birthday and I called her to wish her a happy birthday. After I had done so, I put the phone up to Sydney to see if she would talk (usually, she just tries to eat the phone) and she just started cooing up a storm. It was pretty awesome. She actually talks a lot now, especially in the car, when I'm taking Charles to school in the morning. She also likes to "sing" her self to sleep when she's trying to fight going down for a nap.
19 October 2007
It's hard to believe that our little girl was born three months ago. This first picture was taken when she was one week old. She look so tiny now in that picture. Seven and a half pounds and 19 inches long.
The second picture was taken when Sydney was a month old. Already you can see that she looks older in the second picture. She had gained at least a pound and maybe half an inch.
And here she is at two months. Her face has filled out more. For her two month appointment, she weighed 11 lbs, 14 oz and was 21 inches long. She had also started to out grow some of her newborn clothing...which was a sad day for Mama...I loved some of those clothes.
And on the right is the picture I took yesterday, three months after she was born. She really no longer looks like an newborn, but is an infant. She can roll over and laugh...when she wants to...and is starting to be a lot more interactive and reactive to what is going on around her. She gets the biggest smiles when she sees her Mama or Papa and those smiles can totally make your day if you are the recipient of one. She is such an important part of my day, even more than just the fact that she is still totally dependent on me to live. I can barely remember what life was like before she was born.
16 October 2007
09 October 2007
Today, we went to the park with our good friends, the Phairs. It was a ton of fun. Charles threw a football around with Jaime and I got to practice taking pictures of moving targets. It was a beautiful day outside, and it was great to spend it with Jaime and Karen and their adorable children.
These came in the mail for me on Saturday! I was so excited. These are called teething bling. It's made of silicon and is totally safe for baby to chew on. Not only that, but they actually look pretty cool too. It's so nice to at least feel hip while still being a mom.
07 October 2007
06 October 2007
This week, Charles started his LSAT prep course. The class meets for three hours on Tuesday afternoons and then has a practice test every Saturday morning for the next eight weeks. Then, on December 1st, Charles will take the LSAT. What is nice about this prep course is if he doesn't do as well as he would like on the December test, he can take the prep course again and then try again in February. So, while the next two months will be very busy (and a little lonely for me), we should see the fruits of our labors in a good LSAT score and acceptance into a great law school for next year. Any suggestions on where we should apply?
02 October 2007
This is how I have started making dinner. I took a piece of fabric that I had laying around the house and found a website that is dedicated to babywearing. There, I found instructions on how to wrap the fabric around myself in a way that is safe to carry Sydney around the house. Now, if I can get her on my back, I would be nearly unstoppable!