Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Baby Betzen #2

I think my last post regarding the baby was announcing we were pregnant! I am now 24 weeks and we are having a baby GIRL! The name is still being decided, but right now her name is McKenna... her other names have been Sophia and Hailey. What amazes me is the similarity between BB2 & Addison's 20 week sonogram, they look so much alike but I know in real life they are going to look so different! http://thebetzens.blogspot.com/2009/02/its-girl.html
The pregnancy is going well, I am sporting a cute little bump. BB2 is pretty active and LOVES kicking my bladder. I still do not think she is as active as Addison was, but I may not notice her movements as much since I am chasing a 13 month old around.
We are so very thankful for our healthy baby girl and are getting so excited to meet her! We are going with a "You are my sunshine" themed nursery. It will be yellow, black, gray and creme. Our "inspiration" nursery is here http://www2.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6E.aspx?GrpTyp=ENS&ItemID=17fe04d&DeptID=70676&CatID=71676&SO=0&SelDim=4294957900%7e&CatSel=4294950472%7cgirls%27+crib+bedding&Ne=4294957900+5+18+8+904+949+833&pagesize=1&x5view=1&shopperType=G&N=4294950472&Nao=0&PSO=0&CmCatId=7067671676
Tania's mom is going to be making all the crib bedding, yesterday we went to the fabric store and picked out all the patterns. It is going to look AMAZING when it is all done and the bedding will be extra special since someone dear to us is making it!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Addison's First 1st Birthday Party

Addison actually had 2 birthday parties. The first one occured on her actual birthday. Since we were right in the middle of selling our house, buying a new house, getting ready to move, etc. we decided to do have a small celebration on her actually birthday with family and close friends. Food wise we served fajitas and had cake for dessert. I thought Addison would dig right into the cake, but she was actually very graceful. After cake, Addison opened gifts and played. It was a fun, low-key afternoon celebrating our precious girl's first year of life with the people who helped us make it successful.

12 Month Well Check

I am slowly catching up on blogging... maybe I will be caught up by the time Addison turns 2. Addison's well check went awesome, she is a healthy happy baby and definitely put on a good show for Dr. Sperling! Here are her stats: Weight: 19 pounds, 11 ounces (27th percentile) Height: 30 inches (75th percentile) Head: 44.75 cm. (49th percentile) Other 1 year news is that Addison is totally weaned from the bottle, uses a straw cup for her water and we installed her new forward facing car seat. Having her face forward makes car rides so much more pleasant. The only downfall is that she does not fall asleep as easily as she did in the infant carrier.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Addison - 12 Months!

It is hard to imagine that our precious little girl is already a year old! She is talking, walking and having so much fun exploring new things! We simply adore her!

We started her on whole milk, and like everything else "new" she resisted it at first, but finally gave in and decided to drink it. It is so nice not having to buy formula!

She is still an excellent sleeper and eater. They only issue we have is getting enough vegetables in that precious belly of hers.

She is super healthy! It is hard to believe that in the past 12 months she has never had a fever over 99 and only had 4 colds.

We traveled to Hereford to visit Brian's parents and grandparents. Addison had so much fun playing on the farm!

We still attend swim lessons every Thursday morning. It has been such a fun mommy and baby activity and Addison has learned so much!

We are really starting to work on sign language, it is evident that the lack of being able to communicate is going to be an issue.

Addison has 6 teeth.

She has a very strong, spunky personality!

It is amazing what we have accomplished together as a family over the past year. We could not have done it without the support of our family and friends. We feel so blessed to have such a healthy, beautiful child.