Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Week Of Firsts

This week has been an eventful week for MB! We recently purchased a bigger car seat and decided we would install it because she was getting uncomfortable in her infant seat. She hasn't hit 20 pounds yet, but she thinks she needs to be sitting up ALL the time! The car seat is so big it looks like is swallows her, but she really seems to like it. We placed it where she can see out the window and we have a mirror above her on the seat rest so she can see herself.

Another big step is the MB went to class at church Wednesday night! I think it was harder on me than it was on her. Ms. Carolyn said she was very well behaved and when I got there to get her she was all smiles! I am so glad that she had a good time and didn't cry! I did get the co-teacher to snap some pictures with my camera, so enjoy!! You can tell it was getting close to bed time in the last picture!

The last BIG news has probably been the hardest on me! This week we have been putting MB to bed in her own room! Until now, she has been in a bassinet beside our bed. I have enjoyed having her so close, but as Jonathan says, we need to get her in her crib now or we will regret it later! She is outgrowing her bassinet, so it was the perfect time for it. She has not made it all the way through the night yet, but I am confident that she will. Maybe I will start to sleep better without her beside me soon, too!

I Feel The Need To Brag!!

I know this is a blog that is usually dedicated to our sweet MB, but today I want to brag on my wonderful husband! He began his Graduate School work in January at FHU. He is participating in the on-line business classes to get his MBA with a focus in leadership. We knew this was going to take a lot of time during the week and were very willing to make the necessary sacrifices. Jonathan has always made "good grades," but he was a little nervous about going back to school after being out 5 years. I, however, knew that he would do a great job! He recently finished his first class and I am happy to report he got an "A" in the class! I was so excited and he was very happy. He worked so hard and I am so glad his hard work paid off. He is a wonderful husband and father and I am very proud to be his wife! I know that the rest of his classes are going to go just as well!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rolling Over

We have been waiting for a while to see when our sweet MB would roll over, she has been trying for quite a while. Well, yesterday afternoon I laid her in the floor to take care of something and the remote was above her. Well, next thing I know, she is on her tummy playing with the remote! I was so excited! The first thing I did was send Jonathan a message to let him know. I got down on the floor with her and she rolled over 2 more times. So, I knew then it wasn't an accident! When Jonathan got home last night, he wanted to see her do it and try to video tape it. So, we all got on the floor and she did it another 2 times. This time it didn't take her as long, so she is really rolling over now! Our little girl is really growing and hitting lots and lots of milestones!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun!

I can't believe it is already March, it seems like the time has flown by. We are having so much fun in the McKnight house and I know there is much more fun to come! Let me give a brief recap of what has taken place so far this year.

After Christmas, we traveled to Nashville to have New Year's with family. New Year's Day we traveled 10 hours from White House to Granby, Missouri to spend some time with my (rebecca's) grandparents and extended family there. Most of them had not had the privilege of meeting our sweet Mary Beth and were very excited to get to know her and spend some time with us as well.

Jonathan and I were able to take some time to ourselves in January by taking a weekend trip to a resort in Crossville, TN. Mary Beth got to spend some quality time with Nana, Pa, Aunt Laura, Uncle David, and Ella. She also had a visit from her Aunt Carolee and cousins Madeline and Lily. I think she had fun because she slept straight through the night all 3 nights.

January also brought our first unscheduled doctor's visit. The outcome of that visit? An ear infection in her right ear and pink eye in one eye. Luckily, Mary Beth didn't mind taking antibiotics or having drops put in her eye. Needless to say, that was a LONG week! The following week, we followed up with the doctor with her 4 month round of immunizations. Let me tell you, as a mommy, I was worn out. I was looking forward to having my sweet happy MB back! :)

I guess the last big news from January is that Mary Beth started eating cereal and baby food! So far, we have had all the level 1 veggies and every fruit but prunes and she likes them all! Of course, she likes some more than others. I would say that her favorites are carrots, squash, applesauce, and bananas! Here are a few pictures of our baby food experiences so far.

February was just as eventful! Mary Beth and I took 2 Fridays to meet Nana, Aunt Laura and Ella at Cool Springs mall in Franklin, TN. We had a ball! We joked and said we drove that far to sit in dressing rooms and talk. I think those trips are going to be a monthly tradition!

We also had a visit from Grammy and Granddad one Saturday. Mary Beth enjoyed the chance to get to know them better during the day and I know they enjoyed it just as much!

February ended as January did! Mary Beth got another ear infection and this time it was in her left ear. It was bad enough that she not only had to have antibiotics but ear drops as well. I can honestly say it is not easy putting drops in a 5 month old's ear, especially a wiggle worm like MB!

Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy from the last couple of months!

I know this was a lot to catch you all up on! I am promising now to do much better! I am going to keep this updated more regularly!

December 2008

December was a full month!!! Jonathan took another business trip to Virginia, so MB and I went and spent that time with Nana and Pa. The pictures are from that trip. We had fun getting to spend time with everyone but missed Jonathan terribly. While we were there, MB discovered Mickey Mouse Clubhouse which is her cousin Ella's favorite cartoon. The picture on the bottom right is of MB while she was sitting watching it with Ella. I thought it was so sweet and now we watch it almost every morning!

We had an early Christmas with my side of the family and while we were there for the weekend we were able to go see "Uncle Phil's Diner." That is a play that the Madison Church of Christ did and Nana was in it! She was a Dinner Bell, so she sang Christmas carols during the play. The carols were very funny though because all the words were changed like instead of Silverbells, it was Silverware! Nana was even lucky enough to have a solo. I know some of the pictures are small, but they are all from that night at the play. Below is a collage of pictures from when we opened all our presents that morning at Nana and Pa's. Ella and MB really racked up and we had a great time!

We were able to spend several days in Henderson for Christmas and we had a great time! MB loved getting to spend time with everyone there and so did Jonathan and I. The pictures below are from our time there!