Monday, December 15, 2014

Things That Must Go

My favorite radio station of all time is X96.  The morning show has a feature called "things that must go."  Here is my list of things that must go:

  • Pinning things that are a number (50 ways to update your walls, 40 crockpot recipes, etc.)
  • Saying "20 past" or "15 to" instead of the actual time 
  • Elf on the shelf
  • Calling a husband "hubby"
  • Duck face photos
  • Hand sanitizer
  • hands together half bow thing when accepting praise or award
  • The song "Hotel California" - it is impossible to dance to and ridiculously long 
  • Flaky people who post stuff on craigslist but never get back to you
  • The musical "Wicked"
  • Saying "cuz" instead of cousin 
  • Saying "GNO" instead of Girls Night Out.  GNO (pronounced by saying each letter) sounds way too close to gyno (as in gynecologist) to use it.  Ever.  
  • Back scratching in sacrament meetings 
  • "Day in the life of" blog posts
  • Scented soap 
  • Almonds

Roxy at Three Months

 Our sweet Roxy on her three month birthday.  Check out those arm rolls!

Here's what she was up to between the two and three month birthdays:

  • Likes to chew on her left hand (only the left)
  • Still likes looking to the left
  • Caught her first cold from Pippa
  • First move
  • Started cloth diapers 
  • Blowing bubbles 
  • Survived another month of Pippa (yes, this is still an accomplishment and probably will be for her whole first year)
  • New nicknames: Blue eyes, squishy, little love, her (real) first initial
  • Still not best nurser - if I wait too long she just cries and gets so upset and won't latch.  She still pops on and off a lot.  Unlike some babies, nursing doesn't solve all her problems.  But you can definitely tell she's getting enough to eat!
  • Hands open a lot more
  • Stands when we hold her under her arms (ie she will lock her legs and put weight on them)
  • Definite friar tuck situation - the hair on the side and direct back of her head has been rubbed off
  • Still fussy
  • Only eats on one side per feeding
  • Started napping (most days) at least a portion of the time of when Pippa takes her only nap - this is HUGE!  I didn't do anything to make them nap at the same time (I had no idea how to do it), but it happened and I LOVE it!  When this happens I usually nap, too! 

Of course big sister had to get in on the photoshoot action.

Monday, December 1, 2014

A tummy time progression:






Saturday, November 22, 2014

Roxy at Two Months



  • Grew eyelashes - they're mostly blonde / light brown (Roxy started with about six eyelashes per eye)
  • Started getting rolls on her legs, arms, and neck which led to...
  • Beginning neck rot 
  • Off the nipple shield
  • Outgrew newborn clothes
  • Started social smiling
  • Outgrew newborn AND size 1 diapers
  • Survived another month of Pippa - Pippa is finally being less aggressive and playing alone better
  • At the end of the month caught her first cold from big sister

Friday, October 31, 2014

Roxy at One Month


  • Loves bouncing on the exercise ball
  • Loves being in the Baby K'tan
  • Sounds like a baby bird (or perhaps baby raptor) screeching.  It's a different sound than her cry.
  • Still alive after all the smothering from Pippa
  • Has beautiful blue eyes
  • Nicknames of Blue eyes, little girl, little one, little love, lil Roxy (it rolls off the tongue better with her real name)
  • Gave me cracked nipples (sorry, TMI) and now uses the nipple shield 
  • Started on acid reflux meds (just a few days before she turned one month)
  • Pushes her head back out of the K'tan (like she's trying to lean away from me)
  • Still has all her newborn hair

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Baby Roxy Newborn Photos

I knew from the very start of Baby #2 that we wanted professional newborn photos.  T had to go to work after his and the family photos were finished.  My mom was in town and she entertained Pippa when Pippa's photos were finished.

These were taken when Roxy was 7 days old.  Here are a few of the photos that we love.









The series of Pippa and Roxy together just about make my heart burst.


This one is Pippa's model face, haha.


We're going to order a giant canvas (like 20x30) of this one.





We did this one specifically for Roxy's birth announcement.





Roxy still looks like this now, just with bigger cheeks. :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Prose from Pippa

Upon meeting Baby Roxy for the first time Pippa grabbed Roxy's hand, waved it and said, "Hi Pippa!"  (Pippa still does this)

After hearing Roxy make some baby grunty sounds: "Roxy pig!"

I've been teaching Pippa to say her whole name "Pippa Catherine Anderson" (obviously, none of these names are her real name - it's her whole internet name).

S: Who are you?
Pippa: Pippa Catherine Anderson
S: Who am I?
Pippa: Mommy Catherine Anderson