Welcome to our blog

Since most of our family and friends live quite a distance away, our new blog will share details of the next chapter
in our lives, adding a new member of the family!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Five months

Time keeps ticking by. Katelyn is now rolling over with authority and likes to be standing upright as often as possible. She's a world traveler now and loves to be social. It is so fun watching bits of her personality starting to take form. Our life has definitely changed and we're loving it!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fun in the Sun

Katelyn and I took a trip from one coast to the other last week to visit family in Florida. All in all she met a great great Aunt and Uncle, a great grandfather, five great aunts, four great uncles, her Grandpa Hamric and Annie, Ed, four second cousins, two third cousins and her Uncle Kevin and Aunt Megan. She also got reacquainted with her Gammy, who hasn't seen Katelyn since she was born five months ago! So suffice it to say, we saw a lot of family in between some fun in the sun! She stuck her toes in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time and played in the pool with her cousins Peyton and Sam. I think she's going to be a water baby (or that's me projecting my wishes onto her).

I felt a huge sense of accomplishment because we didn't have any issues on the plane, I now know I travel with her by myself, but look forward to her daddy joining us for our next big adventure. We didn't have any problems adjusting to the time change, which was nice, she slept like a champ. She seemed to love the warm weather, enjoying walks and taking naps outside. We're back in Portland now readjusting to our schedules. The fun keeps on coming though because next week her mimmy and poppy are coming out for Easter!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sign language classes and rolling over

Katelyn and I graduated from sign language class yesterday and as if that wasn't exciting enough, she completed her first roll over during the class! I tried to contain some of my excitement so that I didn't embarrass both of us, but the whole room cheered for her, both vocally and through sign language :) She completed a roll again this morning, but she doesn't look like she's quite mastered it and is surprised every time it happens. She knows she wants to roll over and she gets how it happens, but hasn't quite grasped how to complete a roll over every time. She keeps attempting it though so it's only a matter of time until this little girl is mobile!

Our sign language class was a four week program and we learned all the popular signs babies use. Apparently babies start understanding and using sign language around 6-7 months. Since Katelyn is only 4 months the class was really more for my benefit, but I'm excited to see if anything takes hold down the road.

Keeping up with this blog has made me realize I am not taking enough photos! So no photo to include with this post, but I hope to always have some going forward!