Thursday, May 15

roo >> april photo dump

here's your monthly smorgasbord of elaina pictures!

[these two are becoming more & more aware of / interested in each other]

[helping mommy at work again]

[naptime with mommy]

[naptime with daddy, same day just later on!]

[loving bathtime as always & looking adoringly at daddy as always]

[after bath, trying to capture how her hair curls a bit when wet]

[getting love from aunt rachel at the weekly staff meeting]

[kicking on daddy -- favorite evening pastime]

[first time trying out the jogging stroller for jogging with mommy]

[after-school visit from her sweet friend sarah -- she was in a stretching mood]

[saturday morning family bed time -- these two think shaun hung the moon!]

[finally warm enough to wear some springy dresses to church]

[enjoying playtime with her gym]

[smiling up at grammy]

[1st trip to the lafayette columbian park zoo with grammy & poppy!]

[finally got to meet her big sisters, brittany & kaitlyn!]

[we've had to change up our daily routine because i caught her starting to watch television. even when i turn her boppy around, she cranes her neck like this to see it. parent fail!]

[roo's first kegger! root beer kegger that is :) katy & i took pics with cotton candy so rachel could be jealous. you can just see roo's hair sticking up out of her papoose.]

[roo in her papoose at the root beer kegger -- about to fall asleep despite the music & people]

[first time on the floor "playing" with her friend millie kate! they were sooooo cute together! elaina touched millie on the shoulder, & millie decided her hand was great for chewing on!]

[sleeping in mommy's arms while she tries to work]

[1st time she ever held her pacifier for more than 1 second. she was completely engrossed by it!]


Friday, May 9

roo >> 14 weeks

we're starting to get into some new routines around the casa. i'm starting to write again & to do more than the bare bones work for the conneXions ministry at church. roo is adapting well. she entertains herself really well all morning [forcing me to become a morning-ish person], & she tends to be higher maintenance in the late afternoon & evening.

[may 8, 2014 -- 14 weeks]


Saturday, May 3

roo >> 3 months & 13 weeks

we can't believe it was just 3 months ago that this little bundle came & rocked our world. and while our mild-mannered baby girl has now revealed a drama llama side to her personality, she's still a keeper!

also, a big shout out of thanks goes to aunt nessa for helping with this photo shoot. it was the only way roo would look in my general direction at all!

[april 30, 2014 -- 3 MONTHS]

- 12.5 pounds
- 24 inches

- reaching, grabbing, & holding toys [or anything within reach]
- scooting around when laying on back
- holding head up when sitting or on tummy
- laughed responsively for the 1st time on easter at aunt rachel!
- sleeps 10-12 hours per night [!!!]
- recognizes faces & voices

- stoplights & stop signs [we're talking 0-60 drama in 3 seconds flat!]
- being left alone
- deep male voices over intercoms/speakers

- riding in the car, as long as it's moving
- blowing bubbles
- "talking" to her toys
- mommy singing & dancing for her

- her polka-dotted crinkle taggie that shaun named "pokey" is seriously her best friend [pictured above]
- daddy [she has a look of awe reserved for him alone!]
- the song "colors of the wind"

[may 1, 2014 -- 13 weeks]

roo is sporting the felt bow headband made by her uber-talented aunt nessa! coral is a major staple in her bitty wardrobe, so this will get lots of use.