Wednesday, January 28, 2009

3 Months Old...already

Tomorrow Megan will be 3 months old! She is getting so big. I just wanted to put on some pictures of her to show how big she is getting. This will be a short post as not much has been happening. One quick comment on one of the pictures. Megan always is placed in the same spot in her crib. We have gone in there on different occasions and see that she has scooted herself to another position. (Usually it is when she is really upset and crying herself to sleep that she does this.) Well in the picture below, she went to sleep in the middle of her crib. She slept through the night without crying. When we heard her in the morning talking, we saw that she was all the way in the corner. She must have been playing before she made noises in her crib and scooted over to the corner. It was so cute to see her just talking when we went in in the little corner!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


It is definitely time for another update! December was a full month as we celebrated my(Kristen) birthday, celebrated Christmas , held 3 teen activities, etc. and of course, enjoyed Megan!!

The first event was my birthday. For my birthday, my mom babysat Megan (of course she was so excited to do so!) Tim made reservations to an Italian restaurant called Sweet Basil and surprised me with that. (Sweet Basil is where Tim and I went back in 2005 when we were dating and he was meeting my is Wichita's most romantic restaurant!). Then we rented a movie and watched it at our house with Megan still at my parent's house. It was so nice to have a date night. I was ready to see Megan though when it was over. Her Nana said she was a very good girl ( I do not think she would say otherwise no matter what!)

We also were very busy with teen activities. Our first activity was caroling. It was a very cold night, but we had a good turnout for this event. Afterwards, we had hot chocolate at the church and did the white elephant gift exchange. The second event was making gingerbread houses and watching Elf! The teens were very creative with their gingerbread houses...all different shapes and sizes. The third activity was the New Years Eve party. We had all the teens come to our apartment! We ate, played games, and played the wii. All the activities were a lot of fun and we had good turnouts for them!

For Christmas, we opened gifts at my parents house on Christmas eve! Then on Christmas, my Grandparents (the Riffels) came for the day. WE enjoyed a good meal, putting together a puzzle, and playing Apples to Apples. The next day, we did our own Christmas at our house. We enjoyed that day so much because Tim was off work!!! So we opened gifts, went shopping, then went out for supper!! It was such a fun day! (Megan was so good all day shopping...we probably shopped for like 3 hours or something from store to store. Then as we went out to a nicer restaurant,and of course then she started getting fussy:( I told Tim we could not complain too much because she was so good the rest of the time. Tim walked Megan around while I ate, and vice versa...needless to say, not the most quality time we have ever gotten, but I at least other's peoples meals were not interrupted by a crying baby. She enjoyed being walked around and was quiet at least!)

As for a Megan update...she is getting quite big. She is smiling quite a bit and cooing so much! We are really enjoying her! At 9 1/2 weeks, she was 11.5 pounds and 24 inches! She is wearing some 3-6 month outfits as she is getting too long for some of her 0-3 month outfits. She seems to like it when we sing to her as she attempts to sing with us(at least I call it trying to is so cute!) She loves her swing and chair that she sits in! We are trying to introduce her to her toys as well, but all she does at this point is stare! She is also letting us know much more when she does not like! She is still adjusting to going to sleep on her own (and so are we!). We have been working at this for a while. We are hoping one day, she makes progress in this area so we do not have to hear the crying so much...once she is asleep though, she sleeps great. We are still loving being parents and would not trade it for the world!