I'm so glad that many of you have been checkin up on Miss Riley through this blog! I know that it's irritating to have to create an account in order to post a comment so feel free to check out my MySpace page (www.myspace.com/itstufbnsunshine) where there are more photos or you can e-mail us at KimmieJarrett@msn.com.
So Riley is creaping up on 4.5 months and is growing like crazy! She LOVES to play on the floor and roll over and tries so hard to crawl, I'm pretty sure it's not going to take too much longer before she succeeds. She gets so excited when you let her 'walk' and takes these HUGE steps (you'll see in a posted photo before this blog), sometimes she forgets to switch legs and trips herself up but thinks it's the funniest thing ever. She has started blowing raspberries and giggles so big when they're blown on her cheek or tummy.
She's back to sleeping through the night (that got messed up while I was in the hospital) so thankfully David and I are getting bigger chunks of sleep now! We were supposed to have her most recent photos by Friday but they haven't called us yet, be sure to check back though and I'll post some here and all on my MySpace.
Wow it's been a while!! Sorry I haven't been able to keep this updated, as most of you know I've been in and out of the hospital the past month with my gallbladder removal and then pancreatitis.... it's been a rough recovery but I'm feeling great now!
I'm finally able to play on the floor with Riley which I LOVE because the girl rolls over like it's nobodys business! She's able to sit up on her own for at least a few seconds, LOVES to sit up and look around and wants to crawl so bad but her dang belly just seems to be in the way. She just turned 4 months old a few days ago and you can already see the whites of her teeth trying to pop out of those little gums. I really can't believe how much she's grown already and how well she's developing.
She can eat a small bowl of rice cereal like a pro already! Later this week she'll get to try the baby oatmeal cereal and the Dr said we can start letting her have a little juice if we wanted and could even puree banana into her cereal if we wanted. I'm thinking the juice and fruits are still probably going to wait a little bit, I'm in no hurry for this lil girl to grow up so big!
About 2 weeks before she turned 4 months I took Riley and had her ears pierced. I figured I'd rather do it now when I can clean them and take care of them before she even knows she has ears. She only cried for a little bit and it started because of the coldness of the alcohol swab, lol. So far my theory has worked great, she doesn't touch her ears and they're healing nicely (knock on wood). They look adorable too!! They're the perfect accent for those big Jarrett ears!
At her 4 month appointment she weighed 14.5 lbs and was 26.5 inches long, she's in the 67th percentile for weight and 99th for height. The Dr called her a 'tall skinny baby' but 67th percentile sounds pretty good to me!