Thursday, September 16, 2010


Today Blake and I both had doctor appointments. Yesterday I woke up feeling bad so I took off Wednesday also. (Grandma and Poppa are in Philadelphia for a cousin's wedding, so it worked out pretty well timing wise.) It has been very nice being home even slightly under the weather...
At 18 months, Blake weighs 24 pounds, 8 ounces (55%) and is 34 inches tall (95%). She is meeting all milestones, and received 2 shots today (hepatitis a booster and flu shot). Usually she does well at the doctor's and doesn't cry until the shots, but today she wasn't happy being weighed, measured, having her ears or lungs checked or anything. In all fairness, the appointment was during her normal nap time!

At 18 weeks tomorrow, baby Trevino is doing well, too. My blood pressure was great today at 94/64 (Tim says due to my not being at school, ha!). Baby's heart rate was in the 150s, and we go back in 2 weeks to find out if our little one is a boy or girl!
I had to show how cute Blake looks today... Her hair is still a little wet in this picture from an early bath, but she let me fix it!! She ripped it out once after the picture-taking, but try #2 is still in tact.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Year and a Half

I am the mom of an 18 month old.... WOW! It's hard to believe sometimes just how fast time flies when you're having fun. In just 5 months or so, Blake will be a big sister. When we talk about the new baby, she says "awwwww" and lays her head over (which is what she does to mean things are sweet or she loves them). I hope she always feels that way!
Blake is so much fun these days. She still loves to help around the house. If I need to empty the dishwasher, she hands me each dish one by one, and can even help put certain dishes in drawers that are low enough for her. She loves to help wipe off tables, or anything for that matter! She is a big helper around the house.
She also LOVES to ride horses. Blake gets to ride Gunsmoke, Poppa's teamroping horse, all the time. She is never ready to stop, I have to just say it's time to go. Then the bottom lip comes out and the pouting starts. I think she would ride for hours at a time! Anytime she sees Poppa with his spurs on, she demands to go to the barn too.
What a sweet girl! We get to go see how big she is at the pediatrician this Thursday, and also get to check on the newest Trevino for my 18 week appt.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Game Day

Get Your Guns Up! (sometimes she does it correctly, we're still working on it!!)
Another college football season has started, and our house is excited! We spent the first Game Day of the season at home, but of course Blake had to be dressed up in Tech colors. She even sported this dress to church since we played on Sunday! She enjoyed clapping and getting excited when we would or when she heard excitement from the fans on tv.
I could not be happier that college football is here and Labor Day is tomorrow, which means Fall can get here! I hate the super-hotness of summer.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Blake has been experimenting with all kinds of hair-dos these days. The other day she tried out pigtails for the first time at Grandma and Grandpa's house. They were cute, but she ripped the rubber bands out as soon as we got in the car to go home.
This morning, as I was getting ready for school, I stepped out of the bathroom to ask Tim a question. When I turned back to the bathroom I saw Blake with her hands in a little jar of hair product, with blue gooey hair pomade all rubbed in her hair. I guess the lid wasn't screwed on very well! Smarty-pants knew where to put it though!

And this afternoon it began raining before we left Grandma and Grandpa's house, so Blake went outside to look at the rain with Grandma. She wasn't scared about it and went from holding her hands under the run-off from the roof to standing with her head completely under the water getting drenched! She had fun getting her hair, and clothes, soaked!!