Sunday, November 27, 2011


I thought I would follow the posts about the day of food with a post about vomit. You're welcome.

A few weeks ago Sophia came down with a yucky stomach bug. I was at a conference when I got a call from my mom. Sophia had vomited all over her! Poor Sophia.... Poor Nana...

So I rushed home and in my worried, new mom state decided Sophia must be thirsty and nursed her. Well, can you guess what happened roughly 30 minutes later? Yep, she vomited all over me. Duh. I learned my lesson. We canceled our plans to visit Carl's sister and called the pediatrician. Pedialyte was purchased and we got ready for a long weekend.

Needless to say Sophia was not a fan of Pedialyte. It's basically a really gross, kid version of gatorade. The Pedialyte Popsicles went over a little better but we could still only get about an ounce or two in her :/

All in all though, Sophia was a great sick baby. She slept really well (16 hours on Sunday) and was her usual happy self accept while vomiting. Her parents on the other hand... well we both got it a few days later and were really crabby!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

turkey day fun!

Sophia's first turkey day was filled with lots of fun and some turkey too :) After a nap, we started our day with a nice walk around Horseshoe Lake with Nana and Pappy Clark.

After another nap (life of a baby :)) we headed out to Grandma and Grandpa's for turkey!

Sophia enjoyed playing with the spoons and a butter knife until mom declared it not safe and took it away. It's true, we get away with more when just dad is around.

There was some playtime with Nana.

Getting a little help from Aunt Kristen.

Playing with Grandma's horse that we weren't sure whether we wanted to laugh or cry about.

Sophia enjoyed some turkey and her first ever mashed potatos too but mom forgot to take pictures! It was a nice day with family and Sophia did a great job with all the commotion and "new" faces!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We enjoyed our first Thanksgiving with our sweet Sophia!

Isn't her turkey shirt the cutest thing you've ever seen?!!? Thanks Emily for making it for Sophia!

Monday, November 21, 2011

10 months!

What a busy month we have had! Sophia is growing fast and learning new things every day!

Sophia's favorite activity these days is chasing the cat! She is working on saying kitty. Whenever she sees Thor she makes a k sound and chases after him. He is getting better at letting her pet him briefly, as long as she contains her shrieks of excitment.

Sophia is understanding more and more of what we say. She understands no, even if it's hard to listen to. Her babbles have started to resemble speech patterns and it's clear she is telling us something we just don't understand it yet.

My favorite time of the day is getting Sophia up from her nap. She is always so excited to see us when we come in!

At 10 months Sophia:

  • wears size 6-9 months and some 12 months

  • weighs 18lbs 4 oz (lost a little weight because of a stomach virus :()

  • eats 3 solid meals a day and nurses 4x a day

  • takes 2 naps a day, sometimes we play a lot before we sleep!

  • loves finger foods especially peas! she's transitioning to more and more "table food" and only eats a small amount of puree a day

  • says dada, mama, nana, yea yea, kkkk (for kitty)- so far the only one that means anything is the kkkk sound

  • crawls, pulls up to standing, and cruises

  • loves books

  • still hates being put in her pajamas

  • has the sweetest laugh and smile

Sophia, you are just a joy! You are so bright, curious and on the go! You love playing, hugging your mama, and exploring new places and things. Your mommy and daddy love you and love watching you grow!