August 2008

Life26 Aug 2008 08:45 pm

Morgan and I had a great weekend celebrating our friends who were getting married. On Thursday night, Morgan went to the bachelor party and Leah and I went to a lingerie party. My mom offered to babysit then retracted her statement saying maybe I should bring along Leah to show what happens when too much lingerie is around.

On Friday, we went to the rehearsal and had dinner at the beach. The weather was perfect on Saturday for the beach side wedding and my mom babysat Leah. I was away from her for a whole two hours, the longest I have ever been away from her. It felt so good to get dressed up and spend some time ‘alone’ with Morgan without worrying about Leah fussy at all. Although, truth be told, I spent enough time worrying about Leah and even asked to borrow a cell phone to call and make sure she was okay. I totally trust my mom but I am Leah’s only food source at the moment (or so I thought). The wedding was beautiful and I rushed back after having some cake.

Leah and I went to the reception hall to see Morgan but he was out with the wedding party getting pictures taken so I helped with food while Leah hung out in her stroller. We were cooking Korean food, though none of us were Korean or had experience cooking Korean food. So we were a lost bunch but did very well assembling the food and trying to organize a meal for eighty people. When a Korean friend of the groom arrived at the reception hall, we quickly called him over and asked for advice and if we were cooking the food right. Thankfully, we were!! It was like a big puzzle putting the food together. It was good times meeting new people and trying to problem solve. A lot more fun with all that chaos.

Leah was happy to see me as she was still hungry after my mom gave her a bottle of breast milk. I left a bottle in the freezer for her though I didn’t think she would take it as I tried to give her a bottle a few days earlier and she wanted nothing to do with it. I am so happy she will take a bottle as a dinner and movie could possibly be in our near future.

In other exciting news, Leah weighs 14 lbs, 6 oz, and is 24.5 inches long. She is in the 75th percentile for her age.

Life22 Aug 2008 11:30 am

Last Saturday, we went to the beach with our friends. We live so close, yet don’t venture down there too often. We had a great time hanging out and picnicking. We walked in the ocean as well. It was so warm and felt great.

I wanted to protect Leah from the sun so we brought out the umbrella. While wading in the ocean, I was quite the sight with Leah hanging out in the snugli, while holding the umbrella, adjusting it to ensure Leah wouldn’t get any sun and trying to keep her comfortable as she slowly drifted off into dreamland.

Life18 Aug 2008 09:58 pm

One baby shower, one shopping trip, one long nap for Leah and two exersaucers later, we have this!

The first one was missing some parts so we exchanged it. Yes, she is a little young but I couldn’t resist. This is actually the second time I put her in it. The first was after spending over an hour assembling it when she first woke up from her nap I was so excited to put her in it to see her reaction. Didn’t get quite the reaction I was looking for though. I kept my hands on her the whole time but she didn’t feel secure, alternating pushing her body back and forth before crying. She is getting the hang of it more and more and is starting to intentionally play with the toys, as oppose to random hand movements hitting random toys.

The directions were a little confusing but regardless of most people’s complaints, I love assembling things. I guess I learned it from my Dad, who is a mechanic and constantly is putting things together.

Life13 Aug 2008 08:25 pm

I never thought having a baby one month before summer would allow me so many holidays. Yes, I understood I would not have an official job to report to but three trips to Oroville by the middle of August is more than we went before Leah.

Leah has discovered so many things lately, it is amazing. She puts her hands together, loves to babble and intentionally hits her hanging toys. When she first starting ‘talking’, she was so excited about it that she would ‘talk’ as soon as she woke up and would continue for a good while. Though cute and all, it has the potential to wear thin at 5:30 in the morning. Good thing Grandpa likes to wake up early and good thing we were in Oroville so Grandpa could have early morning conversations while I tried to squeeze a few more winks in.

I can’t complain about lack of sleep…. Leah has been amazing, waking up only once in the night. She can do 8 hour stretches though that does not happen every night.

While in Oroville, the lake was choppy for most of the long weekend which didn’t leave much time for water skiing and the like so Morgan decided to go for a bike ride. He took a walkie talkie and first talked to me once he reached a water tower just above the base of one of the hills. Apparently that wasn’t enough of a challenge for him so he decided to bike all the way to the top of the hill. I needed to get the binoculars to where he was because he was so far away.

After his amazing climb, we are still in the process of counting how many holes are in his tire tubes from the cactus and the numbers keep rising daily.

What is a blog entry without pictures?
the hill Morgan climbed is between the two trees…trying out Grandma’s hat…look what I can do