Weight Watchers and Chuck E. Cheese

This morning, I made my way to a Weight Watcher’s Meeting. I decided since it worked for me before, and since I haven’t been good at losing the “baby weight” by myself, I should go back.  It was good. I was inspired…

And then when I got home, my brother had left a message asking me to meet him and his kids at Chuck E. Cheese… Since I crave time out of the house, I met them, and blew 14 of my 22 points on 2 pieces of “ok” pizza!

But it was fun!

Here’s Andrew (sporting the glasses he got with his tickets), Katelyn, Maria, and myself.


And here’s Elizabeth hanging out in her stroller.


2 Month Check-Up

Maria had her 2 month wellness check-up today. She hadn’t been to the doctor since she was about 3 weeks old, and she has grown!!!

Today she weighed in at 13 lb 6 oz which is in the 97th percentile.

And her length was 25″! They measured twice to double check. But that was off the charts. It is the average length of a 4 1/2 month old baby!

Her head circumference was in the 95th percentile.

She also had 4 shots/immunizations. She has been extra sleepy today with a tad bit more fussiness, but all in all, not as bad as I’ve heard it can be! My big girl is tough!

PS. I just read that the average well-nourished 2 month old will have grown 1-2 inches since birth. Maria grew 3.5!!

Busy Thursday

Today Maria and I met my friend Jen out for lunch. Jen and I went to college together and she just moved to Minnesota. I haven’t seen her since I went to visit her in Phoenix 7 years ago for a Packer game! It was before I met Chad even!  It was really fun seeing her again!
After lunch we stopped by Chad’s office (although he wasn’t there) to see Naomi since she was sick last time we were there.  Naomi finally got to hold Maria!

Here is Maria all ready to head out into the sunny day! It’s a camera phone shot, so the quality isn’t the best.. but how cute is Maria!


Tomorrow we have Maria’s 2 month appointment which means immunizations! Wish us luck!

2 Months Old!

Can you believe it? Maria is 2 months old today!

The last month has been filled with a lot of changes!  Mostly her size has changed!  Right now we are on a quest to make sure every outfit gets worn at least once! We have to be very strategic!  Things that I thought would fit her in August are fitting her right now with little room to grow! Like this cute outfit below!



Today we also had a party at our Mommy and Baby class. It was the 2nd to last class, but some won’t be able to make next week.  Here’s a picture of Maria and 6 of the babies we met!



Maria Belle was baptized yesterday!  It was a great day.  Both Chad’s family and my family were all able to be there and spend the day with us!

And Maria again was a doll the whole day. She slept through church (and didn’t fuss when her head was wet).  She also slept most of the day.  And again last night.  (and right now she is in her crib sleeping again!)

She wore the gown my mom made for my brother. I also wore it and all my brother’s kids wore it too.


Sizing Her Up

Well, I posted about how much Maria has grown, and one thing she has grown out of is the papasan chair she borrowed from Abby. Since we’re returning the chair today, yesterday we decided to take her picture in it, so we could really see the size difference a month makes!

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Now there is kind of a funny story behind this chair. Maria had a couple weeks where dirty diapers were few and far between. And somehow she always seemed to be in this chair when she finally would give us a dirty diaper. And yesterday when I took the picture, she was all smiles. Little did we know until we picked her up and smelled her, did we know the smiles were because she had tried filling her pants… but it somehow came out the side of the diaper. So she had messy pants, a messy outfit, and a messy chair! Luckily it all cleaned up well in the washer!

And she cleaned up well too! Here is her picture in just a diaper after the mishap. A great shot to see her round little belly!


So Big!

Maria has gone through a little growth spurt in the last week.

It is amazing. She all of a sudden seems to fill the swing, changing table, and bouncy seats a little more! Plus she has a little belly and check out the cheeks.  In the first picture you can even see her dimple. The outfit in the pictures (from our friend Lisa) is size 3-6 months. She’s got quite a bit of room in it yet, but she’s not even 2 months yet!