Friday, June 25, 2010

6 Months Checkup

In classic Haven style, as soon as the words come from my mouth, she proves me wrong. We haven't seen any teeth yet!
On Tuesday we went to the pediatrician for her 6 month appointment. She got 4 vaccinations; one by mouth and three by shots :(. I'm thinking, if you can put one vaccination into a syrup for her to drink, why can't you make all of them like that? Oh well, she did an amazing job and didn't even start to cry until the end of the second shot. Then as soon as I picked her up, she even looked at the nurse and grinned ("Don't worry, lady, I forgive you").
She's 17lbs, 2oz and 26" long. This is still about the 75% for her age group. We're green light for solids, sippy cups and all the mess that comes with. We've already started solids, but Haven had apple juice for the first time and it seems to be a big hit. It also seemed to attribute to two (count them, two) blow-outs and new outfits yesterday. Whoops. I'm still getting used to how much she should have, etc.
She's so close to crawling. She can easily move herself across the floor with an army crawl, so everything in the den is now baby-proofed and she can roam free. Usually, while she's inching around, she'll get onto hands and knees and move one "step." Then, it's back to her tummy and she continues to inch.
She's so much fun with her grins and giggles. I will try to get some good videos this weekend.
We love you!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Our little baby girl is definitely teething! This morning (during our "hang out with Mommy and Daddy in bed" time) I was feeling Haven's gums to see if she was teething. She has been drooling more and everything is going to her mouth. Also, yesterday, she was super fussy and didn't take good naps. Anyway, there is was! The ghost outline of a tooth just under the gum line still. So I'm sure that will pop through any day. We are prepared with baby orajel and a frozen wash cloth to make her feel better.

We will let you know when we see that pretty pearly white!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

5 Months Old!

Haven is so active! She can not get enough of this world around her. She is constantly leaning and lunging, streching and inching toward anything that looks interesting to her. One of her favorite things is "her" dog Charlie. She loves to reach out and touch her. Haven is also sitting up. She is a little bit wobbly when she sits but she is doing it. Much to our den's dismay, she is army crawling to any cord in sight. Mostly, we are all just having so much fun. She is sleeping through the night and starting to take fewer, longer naps. This makes for a very happy girl when she is awake. She loves her solid foods and so far has tried apples, bananas, yams, green beans, acorn squash, and rice cereal. We posted a video on youtube of her eating the green beans; very funny.