29 January 2008

28 January 2008

Six Months Old

*I forgot to add that at Sydney's six month well baby appointment, she weighed 15 lbs and was 24 inches long...which is exactly what she was at her four month well baby appointment.*

We woke up the other morning and Sydney was acting like something was wrong; I guess losing a leg while you are asleep will do that to you!

26 January 2008


When we got back from Christmas vacation, Sydney had learned how to roll over from her back to her stomach. This made me nervous about letting her sleep in her cradle, so we went to Babies-R-Us and ordered her a crib. It took a while to get it here, but it finally arrived. Sydney loved the box the best, but has grown to at least go to sleep on her own in her crib.

The crib itself is adorable. It's off white in color and is totally girly, plus it converts to a day bed and then a full size bed as Sydney grows up, so we only have to buy mattresses as she gets older.

Getting into Trouble

Sydney can be quite the handful now. She's curious about EVERYTHING and tries to get her hands on whatever she can. Like right now, she's trying to type with me...which means I'm going to have to go. But I have put up a few more entries from our vacation and some of the things that we have done recently.

22 January 2008


Sydney is really getting this moving thing down.

21 January 2008

New Hairdo Two

It's not a great picture, but we can now pull Sydney's hair up into two pigtails...with a lot of work and water and Charles holding her down.

19 January 2008


Sydney does not like to be covered up, so this is her solution to us covering her when we take her outside. She sits up as far as she can in her car seat and uses her head to push the cover up so she can see out, leaving this as all we can see of her. It's funniest when she falls asleep like this. The picture below gives just a bit more perspective as to what she does.

18 January 2008


Sydney celebrated being six months old by trying squash for the first time. She loved it!

She actually seems to enjoy all solid foods we've given her, but loves to nurse the best still.

07 January 2008

Christmas Vacation

So, we had quite the eventful Christmas Break. It all started on the 20th of December, when we left for Laramie, Wyoming where we were going to spend the night. Just past the dam on the Provo River, we hit a snowstorm. Charles was fine driving, and I was fine, but his sister Elisha started freaking out about how we were going to drive off the road or get in an accident. So, we stopped at Park City and ended up spending the night at the Best Western there. Not even an hour from home. The hotel there had an indoor pool just outside our room that was supposed to close at 10 pm, but people were in there until 2 in the morning with varying degrees of loudness, keeping the baby (and consequently me) up most of the night.

The next morning, we left about 8 and made it to Rock Springs, Wyoming before we hit a storm again, which ended up closing I-80 at Rawlins and leaving us stuck in a hotel again for the night. We kept watching the interstate, which we could see from our window, hoping that it would open and we could just leave. About 3 in the morning, the freeway finally opened and we left Rawlins about 5:45 in the morning. Charles was such a trooper and drove us through the driving snow and freezing cold, allowing us to finally meet up with Annie, who was picking up Elisha and getting us to my parents' house at 5:30-6:00-ish, only a day later than we had planned on. Sydney was great with all this travelling, only really getting upset when she was hungry.

We stayed in Nebraska over Christmas and had a wonderful time. It was great to spend time with my family and let them play with Sydney. Our plan had been to leave on Friday, but Charles' family called and told us a snowstorm was going to be coming on Friday and that we had a Chamberlin Family Christmas thing in Wichita on Saturday, so we decided to head out on Thursday night. Everything was great until somewhere between Ellsworth and Great Bend where we hit a snowstorm that slowed us way down and made us get into Dodge City over an hour later than we had planned--which made Sydney mad, since I had worked out feeding her so that I wouldn't have to feed her more than once in the car and we were well past that point. But we had made it.

Ironically enough, it never snowed on Friday. Instead, it was just really cold and Sydney was extremely fussy. This was odd for her, and I was a bit worried, but everyone kept telling me that she must be teething and that she just needed pain relievers and she would be fine. Saturday morning, after being up most of the night with an unhappy baby, I woke up with a sore throat and found a baby with a ear covered in gunk. Her eardrum had burst during the night due to an ear infection or cold, we're not sure. So, we called the pediatrician in Dodge City (who is also the bishop of the ward) and he prescribed her some amoxycillan and then spent four hours at the medical center to get a strep test to make sure I didn't have strep.

The rest of the trip was pretty uneventful, until New Year's Eve as we were getting ready to leave in the morning and realized that our money that was supposed to have come in from excess pell grants hadn't come in yet and we didn't have enough to get home and be okay if there was an emergency. After our track record for this trip, we didn't want to risk it, so we decided to wait another day and see if the money came. It still hadn't come in, but Charles' parents loaned us some extra to help us out and we were thankfully able to make it back to Provo safe and sound.