Monday, June 28, 2010

Millie is 7 Months!

This is Millie telling me I've been slack on my blog posts.
I think she really means it.

She's been ready to show off how big she is.
"Look, I'm this big."

Along with being gigantic now, Millie does some new tricks. Her favorite is chewing on her hands or dress (or both).

We got a little off her immunization schedule when she was in the hospital, so she just went in for her 6 month check up.
I got a picture with her pediatrician, but I'm not sure if he'd appreciate me posting him on my blog so we'll just show Millie to be safe.

She almost looks chunky!
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What's New:
1. As of one week ago Millie weighs 11 lbs 4 ounces. We were expecting her to be a little closer to 12 pounds, but her doctor seemed pleased with her progress. If she was born on her due date this would put her in the 10th-25th percentile.

2. I don't remember what Millie's head circumference was exactly, but she was in the 25th percentile. Also her doctor went on and on about how beautiful her head shape is. I think everyone in the NICU should give themselves a big pat on the back for working so hard on this little head.

3. Millie is still 23 inches tall. This puts her in the 5oth percentile! Originally the nurse at the doctors office told me Millie was in the 5th percentile, but I just looked for myself on the chart found here and I'm getting the 50th. Let me know if you get something different.

4. I got the go ahead to try Millie on some rice cereal if I'd like. I haven't tried yet, but that's because I keep forgetting to get it at the store. Maybe we should do that for family night tonight.

As our beloved nurse Pam would say, Millie is doing super! I attribute that to the wonderful health care she has received and her schedule we follow strictly. I would recommend putting your baby on a schedule to anyone. I use a babywise type program, and I love it. I know she's getting all the sleep she needs, and so am I!

One more thing...
Does anyone remember 3 years ago tomorrow?
If your name is Kathryn, Bekah, Lee Ann, Mary, Betsey, Tara, Ella, Lani, or you are in my family you might remember June 29th.
Buck and I celebrate being married for 3 years tomorrow! A lot can happen in 3 years, and I've loved sharing it all with my sweetheart.

For our anniversary we will be seeing Eclipse and going to the Cheesecake Factory while Mimi (my Mom) babysits Millie for the first time.

Here's to many more years (an eternity) of Mr. and Mrs. Buck Bagwell.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

But first, here is the real reason you stopped by.

Millie is still so cute

She doesn't always love to have her picture taken.

Out of my face paparazzi!

Now on to my birthday...

I had a fabulous birthday weekend complete with these beautiful peonies.

My favorite part of the birthday weekend was eating at the Penguin! Ever been? Amazing.

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Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes! If you know me at all, you know my birthday is a big deal to me. Thanks to my advance notice, my birthday always lives up to my expectations. If you want to celebrate big, you have to remind people. It's not rocket science.

I got lots of great presents, but my favorite was from Millie. While Millie and I were getting our swimsuits on (for a dip in the pool--Millie's new favorite) I put Millie on her tummy on our bed. I looked over at her (because she's so darn cute) and would you believe that girl used her little foot to roll over on to her back! That's right, she rolled over for my birthday. I couldn't believe my eyes! Unfortunately she hasn't done it again since then, but we're on the look out now.

By the way Millie is now eating only four times a day which is amazing. Who knew there were so many hours in the day?!? She sleeps from about 10 PM until 8 AM. Life is good.

We have her 6 month (even though she is pretty much 7 months old) appointment scheduled for next week, so stay tuned for her official height and weight. We unofficially weighed her at home two weeks ago and she was almost 12 pounds! That was with clothes on, and at home, so I'm eager to get an officially one here soon.