Tateym’s 4-Month Checkup

Tateym had her 4-month checkup today.  It went really well, right up until the shots … then she screamed until her face was a deep shade of crimson and Natalie had to blow in her face to make her breathe.  She was OK as soon as Mommy picked her up though.  The doctor says she’s right on track and healthy as can be.

Here are her stats for those who are interested:

  • Length:  25.5 in. (89.09 percentile)
  • Weight:  14 lbs 8.5 oz. (69.77 percentile)

And here are some pictures so you can see how cute she is 😉 :

Tateym at 4 months old
Tateym at 4 months old
Too cute
Too cute

And here’s a video that was too cute not to share:

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Tateym’s Room

Several weeks ago we finished up Tateym’s bedroom, but haven’t posted any pictures yet.  It was a pretty big project and took several weekends and a lot of late nights to get it all done.  In the end though I have to say it was worth it.  We’re pretty proud of how it turned out, and it’s so nice for Tateym to have her own room (and for us to have our room back too).  Natalie gets all the credit for the design, I was just her faithful laborer.

Guess who’s 3 months old

Three months old and cute as can be
Three months old and cute as can be

Can you believe it?!  Our little girl is growing up so fast!  Last Thursday Tateym turned 3 months old.  We don’t have any stats on height or weight, but we can tell you she’s really tall and definitely weighs more.  She’s a very happy baby and loves to smile, especially when she get’s her diaper changed or when Daddy’s trying to put her to sleep (she knows he can’t resist).  She’s recently turned into a little chatter box as well, and loves to talk to whoever will listen (even the TV).  This morning she was even trying to talk while drinking her bottle.  It’s incredible to see how much she has changed and developed in the last month.  She is such a little sweetheart and brings us so much joy.  We love her to death and couldn’t have hoped for a more perfect little angel.


OK, so we’re a little behind, but humor us and pretend that Halloween wasn’t over a week ago.

So Halloween was a lot of fun this year, probably because it was Tateym’s first Halloween and things are always more exciting when they’re happening for the first time.  The festivities started the week before Halloween, when Natalie and I made our annual trip to the haunted forest in American Fork with my sister Kimberly, her husband Sione, her friend from work, and her friend’s boyfriend.  Every year I’m impressed with what a good job they do with that forest.  You’d think it would get old, but they always manage to come up with something new and creepy (such as the virtual cliff you felt you were going to fall off of) along with the usual classic frights (people chasing you around with chainsaws and lawnmowers).  We then finished the evening off with hot chocolate at IHOP.  It was a lot of fun, and we can’t wait until Tateym is old enough to go!

On Halloween day, Natalie surprised me by showing up at my work with our cute little Tateym in full ladybug attire.  Every year at my work everyone brings their kids in to go trick-or-treating around the office.  We made the rounds and showed off our cute little bug, although for some reason she wasn’t too interested in getting any candy.

That night we dropped in for a surprise visit to Natalie’s parents.  Everyone was very excited to see Tateym and she got lots of hugs and kisses from Nana and Uncle Nephi.  Then we headed over to my brother and sister-in-law’s (Ken and Lisa’s) house for a birthday party for our nephew, Colin.  It was fun to visit with family, and everyone enjoyed getting to hold our little ladybug.

What a Summer!

Many people I know have asked me how my summer was and I simply reply by saying it was the most eventful summer of my life. Basically I went to New York with my girlfriends, then Eric and I went camping in Washington, afterward I came home and got a baby! How many people can say that? Continue reading “What a Summer!”

Tateym’s Adoption Story

We know blogs are meant to keep people up to date on current events, but we have a whole back-log of events that we need to get caught up on. The most significant one, of course, is the adoption of our beautiful little daughter, Tateym. For those who haven’t heard the story, or for those who like to hear it again and again, we thought we’d post it so everyone can hear how this little miracle came about. Continue reading “Tateym’s Adoption Story”