Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A friend of ours, Hayley Hill, took some family pictures for us. The weather didn't quite cooperate that day and we were VERY cold!  Even so, Hayley did a great job!

Katelyn spent last weekend with Nana and came home with some cute new Christmas clothes. The snowman jacket is my favorite!


She can now sit up on her own-- for a limited time.  Once she realizes her independence, she kicks her legs in excitement and then falls over.  But she's gradually falling at decreasing intervals, so that's good.  I'm VERY much looking forward to her being able to sit upright in a shopping cart!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Katelyn's first Thanksgiving went well.  We traveled to Mississippi to visit the Taylor family, and quite honestly, I was dreading the 10 hour drive with a baby.  But Katelyn surprised us and, for the most part, did VERY well in the car!  We spent some quality time with Papa and family and she started crawling for the first time on Thanksgiving Day.  Watch out, world!

Here is she playing with a toy in the car.  It was a little too big to grip with one hand, so she is cleverly using her left foot to assist.  Flexible little problem solver!

Katelyn has had a nasty cough that wasn't getting better and her breathing just didn't sound right, so I took her to the doctor.  Since allergies and asthma run pretty rampant in our family, the doctor prescribed a nebulizer since she'll need it eventually anyway.  The challenge is getting Katelyn to sit still long enough to successfully take a treatment, but there's a significant improvement in her breathing.

Katelyn at the doctor.  I had to take this photo quickly because our little goat was determined to eat the paper.

We've also started adding rice cereal to her milk.  She immediately took to eating from a spoon, which didn't surprise me since this baby loves to put things in her mouth.  I expected it to help her sleep through the night... so far, no luck.  Maybe someday (yawn).