Monday, January 30, 2012


I'm not sure yet how to use it yet, but am SUPER excited about the new camera that Andy got me for my birthday. Such an incredible, thoughtful gift! I think he was tired of me getting so mad at our other one as I missed yet another perfect moment. Now I hope to get more memories captured forever ♥ A priceless gift.

Monday, January 23, 2012


Who would have guessed that one of her favorite toys would be an air-up penguin? She and Penguin are the best of friends. I love to see her pulling him around by his wing, dancing in the living room, curled up in a chair together. Sometimes, I even get jealous of that silly-looking penguin. But thankfully, she always seems to know when I need a hug or kiss and rarely hesitates as soon as I ask. If only Penguin knew how lucky he was to have such a sweet friend.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


I started out with very good intentions. Never would I have thought I'd be the type of mother who would not keep up with a baby book! Gigi's has a LOT of blank pages. Someday, she will express her disappointment in me... In the meantime, hopefully I can keep track of the well-baby appointment info in this post, which I will update as I get more.

Born 2:39AM on Friday, May 28th, 2010
Blood Type: A+ (just like mommy and daddy)
5 lbs 9 ozs (2.516 kg), 17 inches

Her weight dropped to 4 lbs 14 oz by the time we left the hospital, but by the time we took her to her first appointment at Mid-KS Pediatric a few days later, she was already back to her birth weight - they were very impressed!

June 10, 2010
At her 2-week appointment at Mid-KS Pediatric
Weight: 6 lbs 3 oz (5%)
Height: 19 in (8%)
Head Circ.: 35 cm (27%)

June 15, 2010
At her 3-week appointment at the Wichita Clinic (changed pediatricians - Mark Springer)
Weight: 6 lbs 10.5 oz (6%)
Height: 19.5 in (13%)
Head Circ.: 13.75 in (18%)

July 28, 2010
At her 2-month appointment
Weight: 9 lbs 10.5 oz (21%)
Height: 21.75 in (27%)
Head Circ.: 15 in (33%)

September 24, 2010
At her 4-month appointment
Weight: 12 lbs 1.5 oz (20%)
Height: 23.25 in (25%)
Head Circ.: 15.75 in (33%)

November 30, 2010
At her 6-month appointment
Weight: 14 lbs 7 oz (19%)
Height: 25.25 in (31%)
Head Circ.: 16.25 in (17%)

February 2011
At her 9-month appointment
Weight: 16 lbs 4 oz (7%)
Height: 27.5 in (43%)
Head Circ.: 17.5 in (61%)

May 2, 2011
At her 12-month appointment
Weight: 18 lbs 5 oz (9%)
Height: 28.75 in (37%)
Head Circ.: 17.5 in (30%)

September 2, 2011
At her 15-month appointment
Weight: 21.5 lbs (28%)
Height: 30 in (35%)
Head Circ: 18 in (44%)

December 8, 2011
At her 18-month appointment
Weight: 21 lbs (7%)
Height: 32 in (57%)
Head Circ.: 18.5 in (62%)

June 8, 2012
At her 2-year appointment
Weight: 24 lbs (15%)
Height: 33.75 in (46%)
Head Circ: 18.25 (20%)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Greatest Gift

I talk a lot about my wonderful daughter, how I was so blessed to have her. But I don't want to neglect to mention the greatest gift God gave me before Gwen, and that was my husband. Andy. He is truly my better half, my best friend. He keeps me grounded, thankful, sane. He makes me laugh, especially when I don't really want to. He teaches me over and over what it means to truly be faithful to God.

He also would be mad that I'm writing this about him. But I wanted a post out here that just isn't about our little girl, but about her parents. We love her so dearly. But before there was Gwen, there was Robin... and Andy.

My Junior Prom - 1998