Mmm, mmm good!

I feel really lucky and thankful that Riley has been a pretty good eater and is taking well to solids. She picked a favorite food today, and made it quite obvious. Here she is, vocally approving of apples:


6 Months

Where the heck did time go? How is my baby already half a year old? Riley has been just one amazing baby. We've conquered an addiction together (got rid of the pacifier), she is sleeping through the night, and let's talk about the solids she's eating! She's now had rice cereal, oatmeal cereal, green beans, carrots, peas, bananas, butternut squash and apples. There is something amazing about being able to list all the things she's ever had her entire life.

We had her 6 month wellness exam earlier this week. Here is where my little super model is measuring at:

Height: 28 inches @ 98%tile
Weight: 15lbs 12 oz @ 40%tile
Head: 17.25 inches @ 84%tile

Last week, we took a little mini-vacation at the outerbanks. She got to be reunited with her cousins again, which we always enjoy. She transitioned well there and back, which I am beyond happy about.

And a fun milestone that we've hit is her first teeth! We first noticed them on April 3, 2012, exactly 6 months from the day she was born.


Family Ties

Last week, I spent a few days in the hospital due to some abdominal pains. Turns out, the doctors are still unsure what is going on, and we are waiting on some results from other tests, but thank God I am home, and thank God for my amazing family. This post is especially dedicated to my loving family.

I called Bao when I checked into the hospital so that she could keep my family in the loop. She was immediately concerned, called everyone, and put down a lot of money to send my mom out right away to help take care of me. Chi Hai provided the much needed comic relief while I was stuck and miserable in the hospital. Andrea put Ava in the car and drove 5 hours to help take care of Riley so Eric could be with me in the hospital when needed. Erin called/texted every day, making sure we asked the right medical questions (thank goodness for medical professionals in the family). My mother-in-law wrote me loving and encouraging emails every night that I read before trying to get some sleep. My Mom and Aunt came out to help take care of Riley and fed our entire family while I was recovering. And let's not talk about the superman that is Eric. He rallied up friends in the area to come watch Riley so he come come be with me. And a HUGE THANK YOU Eric Loonan, Jenna and Amy too for coming out right away to help with Riley!

There were many times while in the hospital I just felt miserable, but realizing what a strong network of loved ones I have made me feel so fortunate and so blessed, and if I've been bad about saying it, I just wanted to thank you all so much. I don't know what we ever did to deserve you, but I am so grateful for you and you helped us get over a very tough week in our lives.

I'm feeling much better, I get an occasional pain here and there, but nothing to send me back into the hospital. Its beyond great to be back with my little girl and I hope my health continues to just get better.