Wednesday, December 14, 2011

4 Months Old

Today 'Ihi is officially 4 months old and I can't believe how fast time has gone by! I know I always say this but she is growing way too fast!

14 lbs 10.5 oz
25 1/8 in
16 1/4 cm head circumference

'Ihi has become a lot more active this month! Here are some new 'Ihi-isms :)

*She grabs anything and everything in sight and it goes directly into her mouth.
*She is still a pretty good sleeper but I'm pretty sure traveling messed with her schedule. She was almost consistently STTN until we went to Cali and now she is back to waking up once during the night.
*She pretty much puts herself to sleep most of the time. I lay her in her crib when she's tired and after a little fussing (no real crying), she falls asleep.
*This is a new one as of this week... She has definitely found her voice and knows how to use it! She squeals (very loud) and just talks our ears off all day! It is fun to watch her learn different pitches in her voice and then try them out.
*She is still a pretty happy baby and will go to just about anyone. However, the affects of being a stay at home mom are starting to show as I see she favors me and knows when I'm not in the room.
*She despises her car seat. When we put her in she arches her back as if to keep us from buckling her in. Just the other day we were driving home from Highland and it was disastrous.
She screamed all the way to Provo and then wouldn't stop even when we took her out at home. It was not one of her finer moments.
*She is still drooling a ton! She soaks through the top of her outfit at least once a day.
*She rolls when she wants to. I think she really likes tummy time so she just stays on her tummy and plays with the toys I put in front of her. She's not rolling around the apartment just yet.
*She laughs all the time. Sometimes I can just look at her with a funny face and she will laugh. She is very ticklish on her neck, underarms, and tummy. I love ticking her and making her laugh.
*She LOVES looking at herself in the mirror. In fact, we have made it part of our bath routine. Before she gets in the bath, she admires herself in the mirror for a couple minutes.
*It is much harder now for me to get her to take a bottle and she refuses the pacifier a lot now too. I don't know what has changed.
*She has a great personality. I love having little conversations with her and watching her face light up as she smiles and laughs.

I think that's it for our 4 month update... Cheers to starting solids tomorrow (per doctors orders)! We will see how she likes poi :)

'Ihi's 1st Staycation

Last month was the premiere of the new Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn. I have been to all the Twilight premieres and was not planning on going to this one because Kahili works on Thursday nights and I have a baby now. Well, my cousins bought me a ticket anyways just in case and Kahili came home one day and said that he had gotten his shift covered at work so I could go! I was way excited. Then he suggested that we have a little 'staycation' because we might as well take advantage of his Marriott benefits. So Thursday night we headed down to Thanksgiving Point and checked in to the Springhill Suites. Then we picked up some food and went over to my aunt and uncles house in Highland and hung out until it was time to go. Kahili and 'Ihi went back to the hotel room and I headed up to SLC with Faith and Jordan. It was so nice because they got tickets at Gateway that were assigned seating so we didn't even show up at the theater until 11:50 for our 11:59 showing and we didn't have to wait in any lines! It was so awesome and I loved the movie! I thought it was the best one yet!. The next day we slept in a bit and then did some shopping around American Fork. It was the best staycation I have ever been on because it was the first one for us as a family of 3 :)

(sadly these were the only pictures I took of this night)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

I know I'm very late but I wanted to make sure I posted about the wonderful Thanksgiving that we had this year! The holidays are all about family and we were able to see both of my grandmothers' sides of the family this year which is very rare. Ka'ihilei and I got to go down to California on the Monday before Thanksgiving and stay until the following Tuesday. It was a fun week packed with tons of family time.

Earlier in the week we...

Went to Farmers Market and 'Ihi really wanted some kettle corn so we got it got her :)
Spent some time with grandma and grandpa
Watched some cartoons on the lovesac
Had multiple photoshoots haha
And had a playdate with our friends Sammy and Isla!

Thanksgiving day, we got up early and were so excited because Kahili came in that day. He got in around 12:30 pm and we ate at 2:30 pm. He had worked the graveyard shift the night before so he was super tired and after dinner with Grandma June, Uncle Brett, Uncle Mike, Frank, Aunt Lucy, and the Bakers, he went to take a nap. Everyone was passing 'Ihi around and taking their turn holing her. When one of the Bakers was holding her, she was sitting in one of those white plastic chairs right by the stairs. Everyone was talking when all of a sudden, the back two legs of the chair broke and the two of them flew backwards! 'Ihi was safe and just cried because it was scary but I was traumatized! It was such a scary experience and I'm just glad baby girl was safe.
Around 11:30 pm, my dad, Kahili, Amanda, and Daylene headed out to fight the crowds at Best Buy for some Black Friday deals. Mom and I stayed home and did our own Balck Friday shopping online ;). Then we went to bed because we knew we were waking up early the following morning to drive to Lompoc where my mom's cousins live and where that side of the family had Thanksgiving. 'Ihi had her first roadtrip and it was about 2.5 hours. She slept the whole time! What an angel! I found out that Kahili bought a 42 inch TV from Black Friday.... not too excited about that one. I think our 32 inch is just fine. Anyways, when we got to the ranch, we just hung out and Kahili got to ride a horse which he was very excited about. 'Ihi and I stayed at the house and she got to meet her great-grandparents (my Mom's parents) for the first time! When everyone got back we headed up to the vineyards and were able to take a few family pictures. That night everyone came over and we had chili for dinner up at the barn.
Saturday was another day filled with hanging out and just playing around the ranch. Kahili went with a bunch of my cousins and sisters out in the open and shot clay pigeons. It was my first time shooting and we had fun. When we got back, a few people helped me take 'Ihi to the barn to get some shots of her with some props they had lying around haha. Later that night, the family all came back over and we had pizza and root beer floats. After dinner, we drove back home and again, 'Ihi slept the whole way! I couldn't believe it. She is such a good little traveller.
Sunday we went to church and then had dinner at the house with the Marzorinis. Before Kahili left to the airport for his flight, we pulled names out of a hat for our adult Christmas gifts (a tradition we adopted from Kahili's family and started last year).

Monday was a pretty uneventful day until the evening when 'Ihi and I got to go visit/meet the Curtis family! Melissa was my YW leader and I used to babysit her kids and I just adore them. She invited us over for dinner so we got to catch up, eat, and even make snowflakes after dinner. It was so much fun!

Tuesday 'Ihi and I headed back to Utah once again to be reunited with Daddy! It was such a fun trip but we were happy to be home and sleep in our own beds.