Sick Baby

Having a sick baby is by far the hardest part of being a parent, to date.  It is just so sad to see them hurting and there is nothing you can do about it.  Of course we try to comfort her as best we can, but we can't make it all better :(.  She was asleep when I left this morning and I am still hoping she is going to be feeling better when I get home.  Poor thing is only happy when she is sleeping and when we can momentarily distract her and get a few smiles out of her. 


5 Months

Today marks 5 wonderful months with Blythe. Blythe has already changed and learned so many things in 5 months, as you have already read about. 


This past weekend Blythe and I went to San Saba for a girl’s weekend, aka trying to remove all distractions from Jason so he can study for his qualifying exams.  We celebrated Great Grandma Barbara’s 80th birthday and visited with Kevin and Jan. Although Blythe was not her typical smiling, laughing self she was still cute as can be. Blythe started running a fever on Friday morning and we thought we were over it by Saturday afternoon, but it was back on Sunday when we returned to College Station. We went ahead and took her to the doctor Monday morning and the doctor said she had a GI virus and we would just need to wait it out. She still felt a little warm this morning, but I am hoping that her and Jason are having fun and feeling well. 

Lately Blythe has been sitting in her high chair (this is her new hang out place)

Holding her own bottle when mommy is at work:

And Sitting in the Grocery Cart..she is getting too big too fast


4 Month Appointment

I made it through Blythe's 4 month appointment without tears!  I wish I could say the same for Blythe, but once the shots were over she quickly recovered!  She weighted in at 14 pounds 9 ounces and was measured at 25 inches long.  She is in the 75th percentile for both height and weight! I was concerned that her head was looking a bit flat so I asked the doctor and she said it looked fine and it will start to round out soon, esp. since she is already starting to sit up.  Jason and I have been putting her on her stomach for nap time to round it out and to help her get comfortable on her stomach.  She is now a lot happier on her stomach, her head looks slightly more round, and she is definitely stronger.  She can push her arms straight and hold herself up! We are eager to see all the new things Blythe will learn in her 4th month.


Blythe's First Christmas

Our Christmas vacation started on Monday December 22nd as we headed to Bedford.  On the 23rd Blythe slept very well through most of a family meeting and was rewarded with a little red wagon:

We had dinner with the Zollo's that evening (family friends of the Wilkes) and enjoyed Christmas mass and dinner with the Beaumonts on the 24th.

We enjoyed Christmas day with the Wilkes family and although Blythe was too young to open presents she did enjoy the noise of the crumbling sacks.  Blythe also went swimming for the first time!

We had a great visit with Grandma and Grandpa Zinser on the 26th!  We headed to Waco on the 27th to do the annual white elephant gift exchange with the extended family.  Blythe got live lullabies that evening:
(thanks Great Aunt Kate and Uncle Roger)
We headed to the ranch on the 27th to have Christmas with Momo and Aunt Jalyn.

We returned home on New Years Day and since we have been home Blythe has decided that she is done laying down, she is ready to Sit Up:
(thanks for my super cute sweater Grandma and Grandpa Zinser)
and Stand Up:
(Thanks for my styling pink boots Grandmammy)
I tried to tell Blythe that she is not supposed to be sitting up by herself for another 2 months, but I don't think she is listening!