Saturday, April 20, 2013

Scary stuff

This morning we had our first "oh shit" moment with Kendall. Not to say we haven't had a few freak outs (what new parents haven't) but this was by far the scariest.
This morning we have her yogurt for the first time. I was a bit hesitant at first, considering yogurt is dairy, but after doing some research and talking to a few friends, it sounded as though dairy in yogurt was fine, because of the live cultures, etc in yogurt. Well, to make a long story short, Kendall ate all the yogurt like a champ. She looked like a little bird taking it all in. About 20 minutes after finishing it, she started coughing and making this weird coughing/choking noise, like she couldn't clear her throat. I gave her a little water, and then all of a sudden, we had projectile puking everywhere. We got her all changed, and she settled down for her nap and about half way through her morning nap, she was super fussy, so I took her out to settle her back down. Then came round two of the throwing up. Poor baby had it all over her face, in her eye lashes, etc. we got her in the bath, and after her bath, noticed she had a rash all over. So off to urgent care we went. She ended up being just fine, but the doctor told us no dairy till age 1. It's a little frustrating! The doctor tells you one thing, baby food packaging says another- how do you know what to do other than follow your gut instinct?! Needless to say, we won't be trying yogurt again till at least 1 year. Today will be lots of snuggles and kisses to keep baby girl happy. XO!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Birthday Fun

Family Room Inspiration

Now that we are gearing up for our move, I have been obsessed with looking for new ways to update our existing furniture and decor. Our family room now is a combination of browns, whites, and blues. We love the blue accents that we already have, and were looking to add a few more to the mix. Ikea is an affordable, fun way to do that! Here are a few pieces we have our eyes on (we may have already bought the clock...)


Friday, April 12, 2013

Big News

We have some big news- The Danielson's are moving! Shortly after having Kendall, we realized that our house is not condusive to more than one baby. While we are no where close to having a second baby (I bet lots of you thought thats what "big news" meant!), we are realistic in knowing that once we are ready for baby #2, we will not be ready to have Kendall downstairs by herself while we are upstairs with the baby. So, in December, we met with our real estate agent (if you are in Sacramento, look up Idelle Claypool, she is amazing!), and started looking for a forever home for us and our growing family. We looked for a few months unsucessfully, and then stumbled across this beauty

We were lucky enough to meet the seller, and tell her how much we loved the home and could see ourselves growing in to with our growing family. We put in an offer that evening, and it was accepted! Then came the fun part of putting our house on the market. Luckily, it had become a seller's market, and we had no problems selling. We have since closed on both of the homes, and will be moving in to our new house in May! Meanwhile, we are still living in our first house, and will be there while we have work/updates done on the new house.
I can't wait to decorate a new home and make it "ours"! All of the bedrooms are upstairs, while the living spaces are downstairs. We also have an office downstairs that we are going to make in to an office/playroom. Here are my ideas for it.

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We already have the office furniture and just need the curtains and pillows to add some color! I am planning on doing a chalk wall in the room as well so Kendall can draw on it when she gets a bit older. Me too!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spring Fever

Just a few pictures I'm obsessed with loving from the last few weeks...

6 month update

I can't believe Kendall is already 6 months old! Everyone warned told us it would, but never did I think it would be going this fast. She will be a toddler before we know it! I'm not ready for that! I am trying to enjoy every moment with her, and it seems like every day, there is another milestone that she is passing. Here are a few of her 5-6 month highlights.

- Rolling everywhere. We can no longer leave her on a mat to play while we try to do anything. She will roll right off, and in to the cabinets, entertainment center, etc. (not like any of that every happened...ya right)
- Loves her bouncer. More like obsessed. She can be in this thing for 20 minutes and be happy as can be. Not so happy when you take her out...
- Has two teeth. These bad boys came in back to back, but you wouldnt have known from how happy she was. She was a drooly mess, but still her usual happy self.
- Eating solids. See my post HERE about how we are feeding her, etc. So far, Kendall has had Sweet Potatoes, Yams, Carrots and Peas, as well as Avacados, Bananas, Apples and Pears. Waiting for her in the freezer are Green Beans, Apricots, and Mango. I love introducing her to new foods and watching her facial expressions during the first spoonfulls - classic baby faces!
- Up on all fours. This girl will be crawling before we know it! This is more of a recent development since she turned 6 months.
- Sitting up assisted. Kendall can tripod like a champ, but isnt quite sitting up on her own. She has great core strength and control though, so it wont be long!
- Laughing. Is there any sounds more amazing than a baby laughing?! Didn't think so. This little girl is just full of baby giggles. She loves when we tickle her tummy, and blow on to it also. I could listen to her laugh for hours.

6 Month Stats:
- 15.5lbs
- 25 3/4"
50% percentile for height, weight and head circumference.

Kendall and her favorite gal, Marge. They spend every Tuesday together. Melts my heart!

Mommy and Baby besties!

Sushi Date

3B (Baby Boy Brixton) and SBK (Sweet Baby Kendall) spending quality time together. Mommy and Daddy besties = Baby Besties! 2nd generation BFF's

Nonni and Papa time!