Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Date Night?

What can a momma do around here to get a date night with her hubs and some friends?  Apparently nothing, because it just ain't happening.
At least according to my child.
So each year Mr. T and I participate in Restaurant Week by going to Ruth's Chris for dinner.  (It's the only time we can afford it, and even still we have to eat only bread and water for the next week to make up for it.) Anyhow, we confidently left the fed, clean, and prepped for bed Sweet 'P' with the babysitter, and headed off into the night.  Everything was going well, all of the party had arrived, and we set off to eat until our arteries couldn't handle anymore of the goodness that was once Ruth's Chris.  (Sidenote: Can anyone explain to me the title of this restaurant?  I mean who is Ruth, and Chris? Did Ruth own Chris?  Was Ruth Chris' mom?  Did he ruin her date night dinner too?)
So, about 30 minutes and 3 glasses of sweet tea into dinner, I decided to check in on the posse back at home.  Apparently the 'child' had decided to have the melt down of melt down's about 10 minutes after we walked out of the door.  I couldn't even hear what the babysitter was saying on the phone.  No joke, it sounded like there was a half starved monkey ripping it's fur out in the background.
After about an hour of this going on, I finally decided to head home without the hubs, and without even tasting my steak dinner which was on a platter ready to be set before me and be slowly devoured by a half starved monkey's mom.  I can't say that I didn't break any laws on my way home, but upon arriving, and picking up the wild child, the cries immediately ceased, and on her own popped in her paci, and promptly went to sleep.  Seriously?!
But my hero arrived shortly after with my meal in a lovely to-go bag, and I happily enjoyed my not so hot dinner.
How was your night?

PS.  Here is a snippet of the calm Sweet 'P' taking a bath.  Gotta love those rolls!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sweet 'P': Six Months

Piper is now 6 months old!  Whoah!
Here are some stats on her

1. Her weight is 14lbs 4ozs
2. She 'talks' all the time...I mean ALL the time.  Actually I wouldn't call it talking, more like squealing, loudly, for all to hear.  
3. Throwing her toys is her new favorite hobby.  Probably watching mommy pick them up every 5 seconds is more amusing.  
4.  She is really out-growing many of her clothes, which is awesome!
5.  Two teeth have made their appearance. So cute.
6.  Sweet Peas, squash, sweet potatoes, and bananas are on the menu.  But I don't think she likes the bananas very much. Oh, and Mr. T fed her some nutella...without telling me. 
7.  She loves to hear people sing.  Fascinates her.  
8.  Napping is sometimes a chore.  
9.  She has now figured out how to splash in the tub.  Fun for her.  Not fun for mommy.  
10. Loves to touch things, especially faces.  And tries to put everything in her mouth.  

Overall she really is doing quite well.  She still feeds mostly by an NG tube, but we are hoping that soon she will start liking the sippy cup and will not need the feeding tube anymore.  She is finally on the charts in weight and length.  This is a first for her.  Even though she is in the low percentile, she is tracking.  
We are in love even more with her than we ever have been and love living life watching her grow and change everyday.  

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

December Photo Dump

Hot chocolate date nights with Mr. T.

Vance and Katie's first Christmas married

We got a new dining room table.  
Tell you more about it later...

Sweet 'P' and her bff Cara

Chillin in the bumbo

First baby foods