Tuesday, January 25, 2011

4 Months Already

I keep telling Marin to stop growing up, and she's definitely not listening. She turned four months old last week. It amazes me when I stop and think that 1/3 of her first year is gone! Why can't they stay babies longer?? I have really enjoyed these four months with her. She is just constantly doing something cute, and I'm just more and more in love with her everyday.

She had her four month check up today, and everything was great! She is 16 pounds 14 ounces, which is in the 90th percentile. She is 25 inches long, which is also in the 90th percentile. Here are a few things about Marin at this age:
  • She loves to play airplane by flying on my legs.
  • She rolls onto her side all the time now, and has even rolled all the way over a few times.
  • Even her cry is adorable. Somehow she makes her face completely flat and rolls her bottom lip. When she's really mad, she holds her breath and her whole face turns red.
  • Loud noises make her cry, especially when she's zoned out having a bottle.
  • She hates wearing hats.
  • She loves to roll on her side in her crib and feel the inside of her bumper. It helps her go to sleep.
  • She is definitely going to be a thumb sucker. A lot of times she sucks on her entire hand, or she'll put her thumb and pointer together and suck on those. She only occasionally takes a pacifier at bedtime.
  • I love listening to her talk and laugh at herself while she lays in her crib.
  • She LOVES music. When Mark plays the guitar, she is mesmerized and sometimes it even puts her to sleep. She really does love any music though... instruments, singing, the radio. Marin laughs if you sing or dance with her. I think she will have some musical talent.
  • She is beginning to learn how to eat. She is slowly getting better at eating cereal. Once she masters that I'm excited to begin feeding her real food. I've been making and freezing some veggies for her!

Enjoying tummy time these days

The most adorable smile
She LOVES this doll. Her face just lights up when she sees it. I guess she thinks it's another baby because it makes all kinds of baby noises just like her.
She has to wear things with hoods if we go out in the cold because she dislikes hats so much.

Tasting cereal for the first time

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Auburn University: 2010 BCS Champions

Mark amazingly made it to the championship game in Glendale after being told they didn't have the tickets he bought to the game anymore, surviving an overnight stay at a Birmingham airport hotel and winter storm weather delays. After spending most of the morning and afternoon waiting at the airport, they arrived at the stadium when the team ran onto the field... 10 minutes before kickoff. Then, right after the game, they got on a plane and came home. He basically spent 6 hours in Arizona and 30 hours getting there. But it was worth it because Auburn WON!!!

Tickets are finally in hand!

Blood splatter on the bedside lampshade at the "shady" Birmingham airport hotel. Yikes!

Pink and white = Birmingham shuts down.

Finally made it to the game. Just in time.

Mr. Penny!

Mom and her two (of three) sons.

Auburn is the 2010 BCS Champion!

Monday, January 17, 2011

First Swim

Marin and I were looking for a way to get out of the house, but also out of the cold. So, we went to an indoor swimming pool and tried out her new bathing suit. She really liked it, but unfortunately the water was a little chillier than I expected. We didn't last too long, but she did look so adorably cute. We had fun, so I now I need to find an indoor pool in Birmingham that's a bit warmer before she outgrows this bathing suit. I can tell we're going to have a lot of fun at the pool this summer! She's going to have to love the pool, since that's about what I do everyday in the summer!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Marin Reports Live on the Scene

Mark is working on his iMovie production skills. Here is his first project...