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Fun Weekend

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We had a great time this weekend despite a Saturday afternoon fever. First thing Saturday morning we were on our way out to our friend Joseph's first ever soccer game - there is nothing better than 3 and 4 year olds chasing a soccer ball! Reagan had a blowout which required a bath and new clothes so we didn't get there until the very end. We then went to the playground on the property and were met up by our little friend Conner. The kids had a blast playing and climbing and running around. At lunch time we all moved to Chick-Fil-A and played on the indoor playground there.

Hi Conner!
Go Joseph!
Woo-hoo!
After we got home, Reagan took a long nap and was up looking for her next adventure. Before long though she only wanted to snuggle with me on the couch. She felt very hot and it turned out she had a 102 fever. It was most likely a delayed reaction to her MMR vaccine because she was otherwise acting normally. Motrin brought it down to 99 within the hour and she was back up to play…

Grandmom Will Be Happy...

My mom has sometimes been referred to as "Imelda", as in Imelda Marcos and the infamous shoe obsession. She used to joke that one day she was going to run off and not tell any or us where she was and we would joke back that we could find her simply by visiting shoe stores. Reagan is displaying signs that she too will have a similar shoe shopping obsession. When I had her in Target this evening she started kicking her feet and whining when she saw shoes. I had to stop and try different pairs on her for her to be happy. When a new pair was put on her feet, she smiled broadly and giggled while holding her foot up and turning it to different angles to admire the shoe. When a pair was taken off she fussed quite loudly until the next pair was placed. I almost called Grandmom for her to hear for herself. We must have tried on shoes for 45 minutes or more before I took my whining child to the checkout line. And yes, Grandmom, she now has a new pair of shoes.

Pretend Play

It amazes me that a 15 month old can pretend play. She's been doing it for a couple of months now and it just floors me that it starts so young. She will pick up a play phone, real phone or any toy if neither of those are available and put it to her ear and say "Hiiiiii". Then she will hand it to me or Adam and wait for us to "talk" on the phone and if we don't say, "Oh, you want to talk to Reagan, here she is...it's for you Reagan" then she'll keep handing it back to you until you do. Once you comply, she takes the phone back and says, "Hiiiiiii, bladop bfjak lfjdi uiou jbaha dhouo." (tongue moving in and out of her lips to mimic speaking). I have a feeling she is going to want her own personal cell phone by the time she is 3!

Her other favorite pretend game is with her baby dolls. This game makes me happy because I played with baby dolls myself until I was like 14 and continued to get them as gifts well into adulthood! …

Crazy Baby

Reagan can be quite the little thief. She has a sense of what she can have and what she can't have and like any other little one - she wants what she can't have. Last night was an evening of no-no's. For instance, I had forgotten to put up her little airplane ride-on toy. She was watching Gabba while I was finishing up some work on the computer. I looked up to see her doing her ta-da pose again on top of it. Yup, standing on the seat of it with her hands straight up in the air. Her balance is amazing (thank goodness) and I had to sneak over to her in order to get her safely off. Airplane is now put up unless she is being supervised like a hawk.

Since her stunt-mobile was gone she needed to find something else to get into. She came over to me and began reaching for my work area stuff - cell phone, blue tooth, work papers, computer cords, etc. As fast as I could move something out of her reach she would spy something else to try to grab. Then it became a game to…

15 Month Check Up

Today Reagan had her 15 month check up. Her tiny self weighs 19.5 lbs (5%) and she is 31.12 inches tall (75%). Oh to be tall and thin. LOL Her head circumference is 46.8 (75%). She stayed on the same curves as last time so her doctor is very pleased. When it came time for the exam, Reagan was hilarious. Dr. E kept having to stop to laugh. She said *most* 15 month old exams do not go smoothly due to the emerging little personalities but Reagan was all into it. When Dr. E was listening to her heart and lungs Reagan stayed very still and stared right at her while gently holding the stethoscope tube between her fingers. When Dr. E checked her eyes and nose Reagan leaned right into it as if to give Dr. E a better look. Reagan could not understand why we were laughing because apparently she was being very serious. LOL Dr. E said that Reagan has one of the neatest little personalities and I have to agree. I just cannot get over the level of cooperation with Dr. E because I certain…

Growing Up Baby

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Here are several pictures of Reagan's first year.

One Day Old


5 Days Old


2 Weeks Old


3 Weeks Old


4 Weeks Old (just after a bath)


6 Weeks Old


2 Months Old


3 Months Old


4 Months Old


5 Months Old


6 Months Old


7 Months Old


8 Months Old


9 Months Old (first haircut to get rid of the baby mullet)


10 Months Old


(almost) 11 Months Old


Happy Birthday to Me!!

Time to Come Back...Birth Story

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I suppose it is time to find time to get back into this. A good friend of mine is excellent about updating her daily blog so her extended family can follow along in the lives of her two beautiful children and since everyone on my side of the family lives hours upon hours away I suppose I should follow her lead. I have changed the title of my Blog from Quest for a Baby since we have our beautiful daughter. The next several posts will be mingled with others to catch everyone up to date. Below is the birth story of my sweet baby who is now 15 1/2 months old!

Reagan Emily - December 3, 2008 - 3:53 am - 6lbs 4 oz - 19 ½ inches long

Reagan was due November 26th and being the birth mom’s (BM) 3rd baby in 3 years, we were convinced that she was going to be early. Obviously Reagan had other plans. The birth mother spent most of November contracting but never dilating more than 3 cm and the pre-labor always subsided. First we thought her birthday was going to be November 18/19 but the prog…