Riley's 9 Month Wellness

We checked out the new pediatrician in Greenfield today. Riley did great! She got two vaccines and a prick in the toe to test her hemoglobin, and she was pretty darn good. A little yelp and a few tears, but all in all I can't complain. So proud of my baby girl.

Here are her measurements at 9 months:
Height: 29.5 inches (96%tile)
Weight: 19 lbs, 3 oz (54 %tile)
Head: 18.25 inches (96%tile)

Thank goodness there is a cute face on that giant head!

I'm very happy with the pediatric office. They were all very nice and very thorough when it came to her, so not much more I can ask for. This is a huge relief!

More, more, more!

Before Riley was born, I witnessed my amazing niece and nephew pick up sign language watching these DVDs that teach babies to communicate using American Sign Language. I was simply in awe of how much they knew and how quickly they picked it up. In fact they knew so much, I had to mimic the signs they were doing and ask my sister what it meant, since I didn't know any of it! But from that, I knew that if I were to ever be blessed with kids, I would definitely want to give it a try.

Now, Riley watches "Baby Signing Time" whenever I need a moment to get something done, and we are starting to see her really pick up on the signs. While FaceTiming Eric the other day, she did the sign for "dad" (sure, it might have been coincidental, but I'll take it!). But there is no mistaking that my baby is now intentionally doing the sign for "more".

Here is a little video of me singing the song from the video and Riley singing and signing along. Please disregard my singing voice at 8am in the morning, I didn't have time to properly warm up. =P


15 weeks with #2

Things are really moving along here in Greenfield. Earlier this week, I set up internet in our home. Today I got my Indiana driver's license and several of our new appliances are making their way in. Riley is adjusting really well, this morning she let me sleep in quite a bit and I am so grateful for that!

I'm starting to feel baby #2's light kicks/flutters. I will have my first prenatal appointment in Greenfield this coming Monday. I'm crossing my fingers that they'll want to be thorough and give me an utlrasound and we will find out if Riley will be getting a brother or a sister.

Here's a little quick snap of me and Riley and baby#2 at 15 weeks. Riley is already so eager to rule the house as the big sister:


1st week in Indiana

Thank you to all for your love and support. We are having a very smooth transition to Indiana. There is still a ton left to be done, but thank goodness for my hardworking husband who is doing it all while Riley, Indy and I are settling in here in Greenfield.

We made it into town just in time for the Hancock County fair. We met with the Pfeiffer's one day to watch the parade and support their Little Miss Riley (that's a contest title--- we don't all name our daughters Riley here)
Matt proudly driving his beautiful Lauren in the parade

The following day, we took our Riley to the fair to check out some of the farm animals. Turns out my city girl was overwhelmed by the noises (and her mom by the scents).
Eric and Riley checking out the bunnies
Its been a difficult move, but thank goodness for family and friends who made us feel so welcome and provided much needed help. Already I am feeling thankful for being close to loved ones. I'll continue to document as much as I can-- its been a crazy journey, but its definitely making for awesome memories.