I am finally back! What a crazy few weeks we have had! First, we went on vacation to Seaside with Mom and Dad and went sturgeon fishing, but didn't catch any fish (which was a first). Then Sage had her 5 month check up at the University of Washington to check her development and needless to say, she is perfect. She is exactly where she should be and even doing things she shouldn't be doing for a couple of months. They basically just saw how she responded to certain toys and situations, and she was fine, which totally alieviated any of my fears. Everyone is constantly amazed at how cute she is. I think people are use to seeing babies that small as newborns and without a lot of personality, but Sage makes up for her small size with her huge personality. She is smiling and laughing all of the time now, and everyone swears she has a "Mom" cry. At that appointment she weighed in at 11 pounds and was 22 inches long and is still in size 1 diapers. My cousin Vic saw her the other day and joked that one of his son's was that big at birth! You would be surprised how many times we get asked if Sage is a doll when people see her because she is so small, cute and content..lol. While we were up at UW we got to visit the ante partem unit where I was and see the great nurses who took care of me, and we also went and saw all of our nurses that took care of Sage in the NICU and donated all of her premie clothes!! Then this week was my surgery so I was laid up for a while with that, but am doing great now!
So we are finally back up on our feet around here! Sage even went to her first concert tonight at Uncle Stan's house, where Daddy's friend's band played. I will post some pictures later of Sage's first trip to the beach. She has been copying sounds lately and came home squaking like a seagull.
Has anyone noticed that WOW upside down is MOM? That is because we rock!! I got everything done on my list and then some! I even sent out more notes and pictures than I thought. We added one more thing to our list that took up more time than I thought, packing for our trip to Seaside to go Sturgeon fishing. I never really realized how much stuff Sage needs. I thought I would pack everything but the kitchen sink, but I really kept it minimal, not even a stroller, which I am very proud of. Our only other vacation was to Emily's and I knew if I forgot it Emily would have it, so this time I have really tried to think it through. I even put up the DVD player in the car so she can watch her videos.
Sorry if I didn't comment on your blog carnivals, but I am so proud of all you MOM's and your WOW accomplishments! Love you guys! I will post pictures when we get back!!
My number 5 (Encourage my husband to put together patio furniture) turned into help put it and your mom and dad's together. So this is how we spent most of our weekend, but I love it! I decorated it and we put in lighting, and I love my new swing, it even folds into a bed.
Since Sage is 5 months now we tried her on some DHA rice cereal. I thought we might get it back up at one point, and she wasn't quite sure at first, but then she ended up liking it! Mom has to get a little better with the spoon though!
And last but not least, Jeramy bought Sage her first motorcycle (even though I think it was more of a present for him until she can ride it) We will put some training wheels on this in a few years and she will be ready to go. For now it is Dad's new drift boat shuttle!
Jeramy and I got married on October 1st, 2006 in Las Vegas. We have since moved into a new house and had our beautiful baby daughter Sage. She of course completes our family which also includes our Chocolate Lab Toby and Jack-a-Bea Lami.