Tuesday, May 31, 2011

12 month Doctor Visit

Another successful trip to the doctor today. Here are her stats as compared to her 9 month checkup in March.

Height - 29 3/4 in - 75th percentile (up 1 3/4 in)
Weight 20 lb, 14 oz - 45th percentile (up 2lb 5 oz)
Head: 46 3/4 cm - 85th percentile (up 1 3/4 cm)

Again this was a uneventful doctor's visit except that Grandma Pat came along with us. Samantha enjoyed having the extra company. We looked at the fishies in the waiting room and Samantha was trying to make a Shhh noise for the end of the word fish. Maybe more words are coming soon? We had more immunizations which are never very much fun - big tears this time.

We go back at 15 months!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Samantha's First Braves Game

This past weekend we went to Atlanta to go see a Braves game. For Rick's birthday a few weeks ago, I got him tickets and Braves tshirts for the whole family. Rick is a big Braves fan but has seen the Braves play a ton of times but had yet to see a game in Turner Field. We had been talking about making the trek down to see a game for many years so I thought it was time!

We left on Friday and got to Atlanta in time to have dinner with a couple of my college friends, Angie and Greg who live in town. It was really nice to be able to catch up with them.

On Saturday morning we got up and went to breakfast and then walked around. We were staying at the Renaissance Midtown so we were able to walk through some really pretty neighborhoods and on up to Piedmont Park where it was fun to watch a 5K, see a bunch of people working out and a lot of beautiful dogs.

the view from our hotel room

The game was at 1pm and we showed up a little early to snap some pictures and look around.

with the number of her brother's namesake - Dale Murphy

We were in the front row of our section which worked out so great. She could walk back and forth between Rick and I and nobody was getting hit on the head in front of us.

Samantha did so well. In about the 3rd or 4th inning her and I took a walk to get a hot dog and explore a bit but otherwise she loved it when people were cheering and clapped along with them.

having a great time!

After the 7th inning we walked over to the 755 club to watch the last couple of innings. Its a nice restaurant type of area with a lot of room (and carpet) and she was able to crawl around and play. She was so exhausted, she fell asleep as SOON as we got into the car.

Back at the hotel after her snooze, we went down to the rooftop bar at the hotel and had a snack and couple of drinks. There weren't too many people there so Samantha was able to explore and test out walking a little bit.

It was good practice for later that night when she took her first steps! She had such a great time practicing her walking in between Rick and I. We would turn her around and get her set up and she would take about 3-4 steps. I think her record that night was about 5 steps. She is still a bit wobbly but I'm sure it won't be long before she is running circles around us!

First Steps

Samantha took her first solo steps on Saturday, May 14 in a hotel room in Atlanta after we went and saw her first Braves Game! She thought it was a great game to walk between Mom and Dad - she would laugh and try to turn around to do it again. She's a little wobbly still but is not afraid to keep trying. She'll be running circles around us in no time.

Walking in a hotel room from Becky Kobsik on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

11 months

So when Samantha was 3 or 4 months I would always round her age up. If she was 3.5 months I would say she was 4 months...always making her a little older. Now that she is getting closer to one year, I have been rounding down as much as possible. In fact she was one day away from turning 11 months and I was still saying she was 10 months. It is SO fun and exciting to watch her grow but I can already feel time speeding up and slipping away from me. Part of me wants to keep her this little forever. (sigh)