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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Physical Specimen

I hate to brag (ha-- obviously, right?), but I think we may have a child prodigy on our hands here. Farley, at 4 1/2 months, is already sitting with the assistance of the Boppy. I mean, we're not just Bumbo-ing here! Boppy only! And reaching for things while she's sitting. Now, don't anyone ruin it for me and tell me all babies are doing this by this age...just let me bask in the glow! Proof:

Booyah, talk to the hand, she says!

On another note, I've figured out something new to be stressed about... the time change this weekend. I just remembered this is going to happen (just like every year- shocker!) and now I'm worried about what this is going to do with our schedule. Farley is going to want to go to bed an hour earlier (not bad) and wake up an hour earlier (do I even need to specify this is bad?). As if her wanting to get up at 5-6 isn't bad enough, let's kick it up a notch with some 4-5 a.m. waking. Ugh. Do. Not. Want. Not that we're getting restful nights anyway right now. We had two glorious weeks of sleeping all through the night until our latest illness, (daycare, I shake my fist at you!) croup. Or is it "the croup"? Is that like saying "the WalMart"? Not sure. Either way, I can count on everytime we get sick, reverting back to multiple night wakings. Whee. Anywho... I have got to start working on slowly working her back into the hours we're used to. I remember when the time change was easy... an extra hour to sleep in the fall. Now, as with all things, it's a tad more complicated with a little one. All worth it, though... all totally worth it!

Pumpkin Patch

It's taken me almost two weeks, but here's the pictures from our visit to the Pumpkin Patch in Hayden. It was the coldest day when we went (much colder than I expected) and we gave it a try, but it was not a successful trip to say the least. Farley, being a June baby, had never felt cold like that before and she let us know with a quickness that she was not pleased with the situation. So, our visit was brief. Brief may be an understatement! We got a few pictures and hung out in the barn for a few minutes to warm up, but we didn't take the hay ride out to get a pumpkin. Yes, we are seriously the people who left the Pumpkin Patch without a pumpkin. I highly doubt Farley is going to be disappointed with the Publix pumpkin I picked up later that weekend...

What a cute, albeit freezing, family!

Farley finally got settled after some rocking with Cooie, but we got out while the getting was good.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gratuitous Picture Post

Nope, nothing to say, really, since I just posted. I just downloaded some pics from my camera and thought everyone needed to see them, so here's the good stuff (the only reason that anyone with any sense would navigate to this page)... Farley!!!
Super Baby! Farley loves to "fly"

The first cool day and we bundled Farley up for daycare. Do you think we may have gone a bit overboard?

What a sweet face.

Since she has Alabama Gameday gear, this proves I can do equal opportunity dressing! So, I got her an Auburn outfit, too, to keep Daddy happy!

Just hanging out with Daddy on Saturday morning.

Catching a nap earlier tonight. I realized I never take pictures of her sleeping, so I got one to prove that she does that too (and it's awesome when she does!).

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Four Months!

Well, yesterday Farley was four months old. What an exciting time for everyone... when did she get so stinkin' fun? So, we went for her four-month checkup this morning (that's where she is in the picture above - wrapped up in Daddy's lap and waiting for the Dr.). Needless to say, the shots are her least favorite part, but otherwise she looks great. Perfect, actually, is what the Dr. said! She's 13 lbs 4 oz and 24 1/2 inches long and is around the 40th percentile. I guess her growth is slowing a bit-- she was up higher in those percentiles for her two-month visit!!

I was going to wait until her six month to write the things I wanted to remember, but I think I'll try to do it every month-- mainly because she changes so much in just one month! So, here we go...

Things I want to remember about Farley at age four months:

  • Well, she figured out that rolling over thing. It's not that she loves to be on her belly, it's like she just can't stop! There were a few nights we wished we could wedge her into the crib because she would roll over and wake herself up at least every hour! Finally, she figured out she could just go on sleeping that way. Now, most mornings (on those glorious ones when she's slept through the night) she's sleeping on her belly when I go to get her up.
  • When she does get on her belly (and is usually fussing about it), she has started getting her legs bending and working so that she starts to creep forward. Yikes-- too early too early-- do not be learning to get mobile Farley! We haven't baby proofed yet!
  • She can get those hands of hers to do what she wants a little better. Now, we have started the golden age of everything that she grabs going straight into her mouth.
  • Slobber monster! Either you had better put a bib on her (that will have to be changed after a while) or you will be changing a wet onesie multiple times a day!
  • She loves to figure out how to make new noises. First, it was the raspberry-blowing, then grunting. Yesterday she started sticking her tongue way out and going "aaagghhhh" like someone is checking her throat. It's a little strange, but definitely better than the grunting!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


This last Sunday the fourth we had Farley's Baptism. It was a wonderful day for everyone and she did great! I was very nervous... I always get nervous when I have to get in front of people and then I was also worried about what Farley would do. Would she screech when she got sprinked? Well, I should have known Hollywood would love her moment in the spotlight. Not only did she not fuss when she got that cool water on her head and oil rubbed on her, she totally hammed it up!!! She smiled at the minister and then at the whole church when she got walked around. He kept saying how happy she was. I was relieved, needless to say. Afterwards, Mom and I took her to the cry room where she fell asleep. I just couldn't believe how good she was! I need to remember this fondly next time we go somewhere and she comes unglued-- we can't be this lucky all the time!
Afterwards, we went to lunch with the whole family and also celebrated Alan, Kelsey, and Ally's birthdays.

The whole fam
Four generations

All the Dads!

Farley with Ally

With Aunt Laura