Monday, November 30, 2009

Loves music, loves to dance

Catherine has been a very active baby. She is cruising more, standing on her own, will take a few steps with us holding her hands up, has all 8 teeth, walking behind her push toy, and playing more on her own. Another first for her last week was an ear infection. She had a high fever but wasn't pulling at her ears and was sleeping fine. She wasn't herself for almost 1 week. But, boy, is she back to full energy now.

Playing with dad

I think this was the beginning of the ear infection

Cleaning out the pantry for mom

Even though she was sick she still showed comfort to her toys

Relaxing with mom

She was so pitiful

At moments she would pick up the energy level

Going for a ride

Playing with Brady. Catherine can say woof or so we think.

Now there's a smile.

All tuckered out from thanksgiving and the grandparents

Happy Thanksgiving

Don't you wish you were at our house this year? Look at this beautiful turkey and stuffing.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Learning to walk

We got this toy yesterday and thought for sure she'd be walking by night's end. She would get so upset if she ran into something or got stuck at the end of the hallway. I didn't get any more video of her walking with this because we were having to chase her and turn her around constantly. Wow, it won't be long now.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Who's pumpkin???

Here's our 3rd annual pumpkin carvings. Who carved what?

Happy Halloween!

We had a lot of fun today. We went to the church for the fall festival and then came home for the trick or treaters. It seemed she had a good time too.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Catching up

Wow! What a whirlwind of the past couple of weeks. Catherine luckily has been great, other than really dry skin and a persistent cough at night. Jonathan and I on the other hand have had better days. But I won't go into that illness. We're good now and back at work. Jonathan is actually on call this week but so far no calls! He's preparing for a big presentation on his patient in the next few weeks so he's been pulling some late nights. I have started a new job. I'm still doing psychiatry but am at a different practice now. I have a lot less stress there and am really happy with the change even though I have increased my hours. Here are some pictures of us recently.

Catherine loves to tell stories and gets real comfortable in her high chair in doing so.

Jacob and Rhiannon were such big helpers when they visited. They kept Catherine entertained for hours.

I'm not sure who has the bigger mouth.

Catherine is ready for her bedtime story

Daycare said she needed shoes so here's her first time wearing her Pedipeds. Good thing because she quickly went from crawling to standing and to cruising (very little right now)

This was when she had viral exanthem

Cheese ball


Jonathan and I finally going on our anniversary dinner a month late

Catherine didn't know what her teeth were capable of

Now she will have a reminder of her destruction the rest of her life with this bed

Movie star

Getting ahead for medical school by reading mom and dad's text books

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Fun

While our family was visiting we all went to Gross Farms. We all went on the hayride and then Jacob and Rhiannon (our nephew and niece) went through the corn maze, pumpkin jump, and playground. It was a wonderful day!

Catherine with her cousins

Such a big girl with the pumpkins, she liked the hay even more

On the hayride with dad...

and mom

Loving the wagons

Monday, September 21, 2009

Game Time

She is crawling everywhere now. She likes to crawl with her knees off the ground too. I'll try to get that video soon.

Here are some of her silly faces...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Where's Catherine?

There are all kinds of toys at our house from having our church group over. She has thoroughly enjoyed the new toys.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Poor Baby

So we've had a stint of illnesses over the past 3 weeks. Catherine had a virus and was out of daycare for nearly a week, which meant I was off work. She was better for about 2 weeks then this Thursday it all started again. She has been teething with her 3rd tooth which could be contributing to her crankiness. I may be taking her to the doctor tomorrow depending on what information I get from the nurse.
Otherwise, Catherine loves to eat all kinds of vegetables, fruits, and well whatever we give her from our plates. She is crawling, pulling up to stand. She says 'dada' and 'mama'. She loves to sing and play in the bath. She still sleeps through the night which is such a blessing.
This is my last week at my current job and I'd like to not miss it (well in a way). I start a new job still doing psychiatric PA but at a private practice. I'm really excited about the change. Jonathan is working hard in his residency. He stays late, works on the weekends, takes call... But he really is enjoying getting to do different procedures now. So that's what is going on in our house lately. Y'all come see us, or to avoid a sick baby at least call.

Catherine sneaking a nap with Dad.

Posing for Mom

"Come play with me"


Cheesing at the camera

Diaper-free time due to the horrific diaper rash she got while at daycare

I can't help taking pictures of her while she sleeps. She's too precious.