Nellie Rose – 21 Weeks

Nellie is 21 weeks old today and will be 5 months old on Sunday, and I caught her doing something for the first time that I haven’t really ever seen before.

Happy 21 Weeks, Nellie Rose!

Nellie Rose – 20 Weeks

Nellie had her four month appointment on Friday, which meant she also had shots. Here are her stats:

  • 14.5 pounds
  • 25.5 inches long
  • 75th percentile for weight
  • 95th percentile for length

She is rolling over more, and grabbing things like a champ with her hands! She’s discovered her feet, though she doesn’t put them in her mouth yet. She started solids this week so in addition to rice cereal, she’s had a taste of peaches!

Here’s Nellie’s 20 week video in which she farts several times.

Sorry for the technical difficulties with the video earlier; YouTube sucks a big fatty so I used OneTrueMedia instead.

Oh, and Nellie has something to tell ya’ll.

She says:

“The truth is, guys..”

“….. I AM Iron Baby.”

Nellie Rose as DJ Droolbug

Nellie is 19 weeks old today, and in honor of that, I give you a video of what happens when Daddy hangs out all day with his baby girl.

Nellie Rose – 17 Weeks


I found batteries for the camera! We can post our weekly video again! *happydance*

So, what’s been going on with Very Angry Badger lately? TONS.

  • LAUGHING. Like, REAL, LEGITIMATE, LAUGHING. She laughed for me Monday after I got home from work and I almost imploded from the excitement.
  • She now gets cereal in her bottle in the mornings and right before bed. She is tolerating it beautifully; we have had zero problems and a lot less spit-up to speak of.
  • I’ve also started giving her just little teeeeensy tastes of things we are eating every now and again. Nothing she can chew; just little licks of a popsicle, or a lemon. I know people are probably going to spaz out on me for this, but I think it’s fine. So… Nyah! 😉
  • HOLY SLEEP REGRESSION, BATMAN. Seriously. For the past few weeks she’s been doing fantastically.. Going down at night and sleeping for 4-6 hours for the first stretch, up for a bottle, back down for 3-4 hours, up around 7-7:30 AM. Now? Up every 2-3 hours. Sometimes less. Fighting naps like you would not believe. Fighting bedtime LIKE YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE.
  • Drooling like a madwoman. Maybe the beginnings of teething? Lord help me.
  • Grabs stuff, and gets it into her mouth MOST of the time.

We have a new wrap that I can’t wait to try out, and it’s one that you’ll be able to win in a giveaway happening in a few short weeks!

Okay so here’s Nellie’s video, and I must make note of a few things.
1. I look like hammered butt that’s been run over four times with an eighteen wheeler.
2. I have some WEIRD ASS ROCKADOODLE HAIR going on from hastily throwing my hair back in a ponytail, I’m not real sure what the hell is up with that, but it’s like there’s a shark fin on top of my head.

I debated re-recording the video, but the material is so fun I just said “screw it, they’ll just see me with my rooster hair” and decided to upload it. So don’t make TOO much fun of me, because I bet at least a few of you have Rockadoodle hair right now. DON’T EVEN LIE.

Nellie Rose – 14 Weeks

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, Nellie is now a Very Angry Badger. She is relatively well-behaved in this video, proving my theory that she’s out to make me into a big, fat, liar in front of all my readers.

She is SO FREAKING CLOSE to rolling over I can’t stand it. And now everything goes in her mouth. If you lay something down on her chest (a blanket, a bib, etc) it immediately goes in her mouth. Also, she’s learned how to shriek. Excellent.

Nellie Rose – 10 Weeks

It’s been 10 weeks since we had our daughter. This time 10 weeks ago, we were getting to know our sweet, new baby. Hard to believe, huh?

Nellie is:

  • Working on rolling over.
  • Chunky.
  • A fan of shoving her fists into her mouth until she gags. Then she cries because she gagged herself.
  • Holding her head up better and better!
  • Sleeping a little better through the night.
  • The light of our lives!!!

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Nellie Rose – 9 Weeks

Nellie’s 9 week birthday was yesterday but I missed it because her Uncle Drew (my brother) is in town meeting his niece for the very first time! We’ve been very busy. I didn’t take an “official 9 week video” but I did take this, which I hope you will all enjoy.

What Nellie’s Been Up To:

  • Grinning when she sees Mommy and Daddy
  • Grips things with her toes.
  • Got her first round of shots. Nellie screamed. Mommy cried. Daddy soothed. Mommy cried some more.

Nellie’s Stats:

  • 11 lbs 8 oz
  • 23 inches long
  • 75th percentile in weight
  • 95th percentile in length

So, without further ado, here is a little something from Nellie, featuring Daddy (and Uncle Drew watching Drag Race in the background).

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Retro Friday: Nellie Does Thriller

I never did post this video from when Nellie was about a week old. I hope that you all enjoy it, I know that we did.

Please forgive me for not knowing all the words to “Thriller”. Yes, I’m aware that this makes me a pop culture failure. I’m ok with that.