Friday, November 13, 2009

Alli's New Accessory

Today! Day 3 and doing much better. My cute Visiting Teaching partner made her some bows that we could attach with velcro. She even made her a John Deere bow.

The first day wearing her helmet. I was trying to get a picture of her crying but when I pulled out the camera, she stopped crying and started smiling. Little Turkey!

After it was off

The cast

They made a plaster cast of head head. She hated it!

Her head will be measured every 4 weeks

Before being fitted for her helmet
Alli was recently diagnosed with plagiocephaly
which is basically an asymmetrical head. She has a flat spot on the right side of her head which has caused her eye sockets and ears to no longer be alligned. After intense occupational therapy along with intense positioning and tummy time, the OT and Dr. feel that her head is not reshaping itself fast enough (this only works while the skull and sutures are still soft) so they reccommended putting her in a special helmet that will reshape her head as it grows to prevent future problems (TMJ, headaches, balance) and prevent surgery later. This process takes about 4 months wearing the helmet 23 hours a day, sometimes more, sometimes less (hopefully less).

Thursday, September 17, 2009

America's Next Top Model

Look out America's Next Top Model-Alli is on her way. We have the most beautiful baby(I am not biased). She has brought such joy into our lives and I can hardly remember what our life was like before she arrived.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Alli's Pigtails

After many requests, here are Alli's pigtails!

Friday, August 28, 2009


She would not look at me

Still watching intently

Alli watching TV
Alli recently discovered the TV. She gets mad if you turn her around or block her view from it. We put her on her tummy this night to get her to roll over and she found the TV before she rolled over. Dayne exclaimed "Oh no! We have a TVAholic on our hands!!"

Duh, where'd it go???

Alli was crying and when I went to check on her, this is what I found

How this ended up on her nose, I have no idea

It was funny watching her trying to get it off

I could hear Alli and could tell she was getting frustrated. When I checked on her, this is what I found-her binky was stuck on her nose and she was using her tongue and trying with all her might to get it back in her mouth. I had a good laugh with this one!

3 Months

3 Months
3 Month Milestones:
*Rolls over both ways
*Laughing more
*Reaches for toys
* Grasps toys
*Talks, talks, talks
*Can pull herself to standing when you hold her hands
Alli turned 3 motnhs a week ago (yes I am a little behind). These last 3 months have flown by! Alli loves her daddy and whenever she hears his voice, she looks around until she finds him. I love how she smiles at me and so far, I am the only one who can make her laugh. Love it!

Talking Alli

Fair Week and the Parade

I love seeing friends during fair week!
Julie and I

Reese, Anniston, and Brynn

Kristen, Alli, Kiley Jo, and Halle

Wade, Cole, and Chris who gave splending commentary

My mom and BaiLee

Kiley Jo showing off her loot
I look forward to the Cassia County Fair every year. It is fun to see people I haven't seen in a while and to get to spend time with my family. Due to the weather however, I didn't make it to the rodeo but we all had fun at the parade and Alli LOVED it.

More CRAZY Hair!

Vickie gave her a mohawk with mousse


It is fun to see what Alli's hair is going to look like in the morning

Special Delivery

Raggedy Ann and Andy
Alli received a special package in the mail. It was even addressed to her! My Aunt Karen that lives in California makes these dolls for all of her Great Nieces. Thanks Aunt Karen!!

2 Months

2 Months

Alli's first time sleeping in her crib

My Alli Girl

Holy Smokes!!! 2 whole months already! We love having Alli in our lives and can't believe how fast she is growing.
2 Month Milestones:
*Holding head up
*Pushing up on arms
*Rolling Over
*First set of shots :(
2 Month Well Baby Check:
* Wt. 10 lbs 13 oz. 50%
*Ht. 22 1/4 in. 50%
*Head 39 cm. 75%

1 Month Well Baby Check:
*Wt. 9 lbs. 2 oz. 50%
*Ht. 20 1/4 in. 25%
*Head 38 cm. 75%
(Yup,she is short and she has a big head)

Alli is being lazy in this video-she got tired of holding her head up

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy

Pure delight

Totally loving it

Still thinking...

Trying to decide if she likes it or not
I borrowed this kigh tech little chair from my mom. It vibrates, bounces, and has this attachment that lights up, plays music, makes noises, and has blows bubbles that make the fish and starfish move. At first I took the attachment off because she didn't seem that interested and just liked the vibration and then a couple weeks later I put the attachment on and she LOVED it! At first she wasn't quite sure about it but then she really got into it.

Bad hair day!

I think this picture is hilarious! This poor kid's hair is Out Of Control!