Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

First rice rusk

After finishing her oatmeal and prunes for lunch, Bria had her first rice rusk today. She seemed to think it was pretty cool!

Bria and Mommy

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Drool baby

Not feeling so great, but still a happy woman.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

First ear infection

Bria has been a fussy budget for a couple of days, obviously not feeling well at all.

She went to the doctor today because she still wasn't feeling great, and it seems she has her first ear infection. Boo, no fun!

She was pretty nervous about the doctor as soon as he came in the room, which was a bummer, because Dr. Nielsen is always super sweet to her. He gave her a good check over and decided her right ear was infected, so he wrote her a prescription for amoxycillin.

Sick baby girl

Monday, May 24, 2010

Life father, like daughter...

Bria checking out Daddy's laptop in bed...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What Bria's up to

Bria is only a few days away from being six months old, and every day is something new and interesting for her!

On solid food, she is off like a rocket, seemingly loving everything we get her. We are introducing new foods one at a time, with a four day wait period to check for any allergies or other reactions. So far, so good! She has tried rice cereal, oatmeal, carrots, and peas. Next she gets some protein!

She is so busy these days, it seems like she hardly ever sits still. If she is sitting or laying down, her legs and arms are just going and going. She loves to play with toys, and is moving around the room more and more - especially if there is something she wants to get to, like a juice cup, a kid or a toy.

Bria doesn't seem to be a fan of the heat, as we have discovered the past few days. As the temperatures have risen, she has slept less, and not been a happy girl about it. We have been doing things like putting her swing in the breeze from the open front door, putting a fan in her room, and bringing her into bed with us in the basement to try to help.

She is such a sweetheart, and just lights up everyone's life. We are all so happy - and so smitten!

Hot baby, hanging out

It's hot...I didn't feel like putting clothes on today.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Building blocks

Can Bria play blocks with me?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Daddy's home!

Daddy got back from his trip to Texas today, and Bria was so glad to see him!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ella and Me, Me and Ella

Just hanging with Ella. :-)

Gamer chick

Gaming with big brother Cameron, and having a popsicle (no, it's not open! But she was having fun with it, anyway!). After a while, she started to whimper cuz it was COLD!


Afternoon barbecue at Gramma and Grandpa's house. Everyone else was having strawberries, so Bria had to try some out, too.

Out for a walk

Hanging with brother

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pajama party

Pajama party! You can't see it well in the second photo, but 2-year-old Brodey was giving Bria cuddles. Kind of rough cuddles, but cuddles!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Maia feeds me for the first time

Maia wanted to feed her baby sister her carrots. went well...
Everyone had fun, that's for sure!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Growing up!

Bria had an appointment this morning, and she weighed in at 12 pounds, 15.4 ounces (so big!), 23 1/2 inches long. Her head measurement was 16 5/8 inches.

For our Kiwi family...that is 5.88 kilos, 59.69 centimetres, and head circumference of 42.23 centimetres.

Bigger and bigger every day! She continues to be very petite, but is growing in a perfect arc across the scale, at a very consistent rate. Couldn't ask for better.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Solid foods girl

We have decided to start introducing Bria to solid foods this week. She is eating oatmeal cereal as her first real step into that world! She liked it very much the first time, but seems bored with the idea of doing it twice a day, and unsure why we keep bugging her with this whole spoon thing. She'd rather just hang out in her high chair and play!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Band Day Parade

Bria went to her first Band Day Parade today! She had lots of fun checking out the bands and people watching!

Little Bria's world

Baby girl is such a busy chick these days! She just goes and goes, and loves to play with anything she can get her hands on. She rolls or scoots around to get to things she wants, but what she really loves is people. She is a social butterfly, constantly interested in what everyone else is up to. She adores all of the little friends she has made at mom's daycare, no matter who they are, and likes all the grownups in her world, too.

Bria is a genuinely happy baby - rarely is there anything that will upset her!

She is exclusively breastfed, and goes through lots of goofy phases in her eating. Lately she snacks every couple of hours, and has about two big meals a day. She has decided that sleeping through the night is no fun, so for the last couple of months her sleeping habits have not been very predictable. One night she will be awake every two hours, and the next night she will wake up once.

Mom has had to change a TV habit because of baby - usually she would leave the TV on during the day as sort of background noise, but Bria LOVES to watch TV! She watches the news, the kids shows, sports - pretty much everything. And if you leave the TV on all day, she'll try to watch it all day! Her favorite way to watch is sort of backwards, stretching her neck up to look at the television set behind her. She seems fascinated with it.

She is still a tiny petite thing, but has finally grown out of the newborn clothes! She is starting to wear mostly size 3-6 months now, though she still has a few items that she wears in 0-3 months. While she may not seem to be getting much bigger, she is growing up every day, and looking more and more grown up!

New crib toy

Bria got a fun new toy and light for her crib - it is sound activated, so we thought it might help entertain her and put her back to sleep in the night. She loves it!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Crib toy video

This was too sweet not to catch video of!

Susan's birthday

Bria went to the Powder Keg in Fairview for Susan LaBar's birthday party tonight. She had fun visiting with everyone, but she and Jassen seemed to make special friends!