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A Boston girl goes Hollywood then chucks it away for a life in OZ… these are my adventures and general musings.

Four Months April 26, 2010

Filed under: Life — Holly @ 4:44 pm
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I can’t believe another month has come and gone. Seriously, time is just flying by. I guess I’ll take that as a sign that we’re enjoying every minute of our little girl. It’s so much fun watching her grow up and seeing her evolve every day. Her smiles are turning in to smiling on demand rather than being attributed to gas, ha! She’s finding her voice more and more and likes to talk and sing to us when she’s a happy girl. She’s able to interact with us more which is lots of fun.

Since it’s warming up out here, T went for her first dip in the pool while Auntie H was in town for a visit. We all had fun and she seemed to love being in the water. She loves her baths so it’s no surprise she loved the pool- just like her momma! We’ve also been venturing out more which is quite nice. We’ve been housebound for so long because of RSV season but now that it’s dwindling down, we’re able to explore new places. I think T enjoys the new stimulation.

We also took our first road trip with T up to Northern California to visit Grandma & Papa. We aren’t able to fly just yet so we loaded up the car for our 10 hour drive. T did rather well and slept about half the way. The other half she cried as she was just done with being in the carseat. Really, I can’t blame her… I’d rather be held than sitting 10 hours in a seat.

Here are Tegan’s 4 month highlights:

Tegan is…

  • 2 month 3 days old, adjusted age
  • 9 pounds 5 ounces
  • 19 3/4 inches long
  • Still on her monitor but will hopefully come off of it next month
  • Smiling more and more
  • Baby talking more and more
  • More alert and active

Tegan has…

  • Gone for her first dip in the pool
  • Had her first road trip to visit her paternal grandparents
  • Had her 4 month shots
  • Had her first fever & sickness- we thought it was RSV but luckily, it was not
  • Had her first night away from Mommy & Daddy. Grandma & Grandpa babysat T overnight while P & I booked in to a resort for one night for a little R&R. Mind you, the hotel was diagonally across the street from Grandma & Grandpa so we didn’t go too far!


  • Listening to Simon & Garfunkel and Jack Johnson
  • Sleeping in her car seat
  • Watching her mobile over and over again
  • Doing her exercises


  • Baby massage

Easter Recap April 16, 2010

Filed under: Life — Holly @ 1:36 pm
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I realize Easter was nearly two weeks ago, but as the saying goes… better late than never! Here are some pictures from Tegan’s first Easter. And yes, we were those those crazy parents making her do crazy things for a “cute” shot… at the coaxing of my sister I must add!

And now for some “normal” pictures.

This year, Easter also fell on Sister’s birthday so Tegan got to blow out some candles with her auntie (although, she mostly slept through that).

Along with Tegan’s first Easter, she also experienced her first earthquake on the same day. Baja had a 7.2 quake that shook So Cal and neighboring states for a good 45 seconds. It was by far the strongest and long lasting quake I’ve ever experienced. It was more of a rolling motion rather than a grinding shake. As it happened, Hubby and I were in the kitchen preparing Easter supper. I yelled, “BABY!” and ran to grab her from her rocker and then dashed outside. Tegan slept through the entire thing (can you tell she likes to sleep through events?) Hopefully we don’t have another one for a very long time. For some reason, earthquakes are more scary when there’s a baby involved.


Here Comes the Easter Bunny April 1, 2010

Filed under: Life — Holly @ 9:52 pm
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Auntie H arrived for a visit and of course she brought Little Miss T some Easter presents. Most of them are being saved for Easter day but we just had to try out some bunny ears on her. It started out okay but it was short lived as you can see for yourself.

Tegan: What are you people doing to me…


Tegan: I just can’t take it any longer…