The Weeks in Review

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Just when we thought life couldn't get any better along came Saige! We welcomed our beautiful daughter on July 1, 2009 at 4:32 AM. Weighing in at 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 19.5 inches long. We feel so blessed to have her in our lives and to share such love!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Saige's First Christmas

Saige loved the tree and all the presents!

We think Saige was the best gift under the tree this year.

Cousin Cami and Saige got to play with new presents!
We loved having Grandma Julie here!

Friday, December 4, 2009

5 Months Old!

Well another month has snuck up on us! Saige is now officially past the little newborn stage and is now a Big Baby. She hasn't been weighed in awhile but we're guessing she's somewhere between 17 and 18 pounds. This last month has been so fun!

A few of the things Saige is doing now:
  • Grasping. Saige can now grab even small items and transfer them from hand to hand. And of course everything goes straight into her mouth.
  • New Sounds. Just a few mornings ago Saige woke up saying "bu bu bu bu" So cute!
  • Happy, happy, happy! It seems Saige always has a smile on her face! It's becoming more and more rare for her to cry - even when she first wakes up she's happy and cooing. And she laughs all the time!
  • Awareness. If Saige hears a sound she'll quickly turn to it and follow it with her eyes. She especially likes to watch Sister Tica as she paces around the room.
  • Perception. Saige has an uncanny ability to perceive the emotions of those around her. If one of us is sad or happy she can tell.
  • Eating Toes. Saige loves to suck her toes!
  • Sleeping through the night. While she's not consistently sleeping through the night, more and more she'll sleep straight through from 7:30PM to 6:00AM. If she does wake up it's usually just for a quick 10 minute feeding then she's back to dreamland. More importantly, she's going down easily and on a good schedule.
  • Traveling. We flew to California for Thanksgiving and are proud to say that Saige did fabulous on the plane. On the leg down she cried for about 10 minutes and on the way back she didn't make a peep! Such an easy baby!

She is such a joy!



Peek-a-Boo!

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving

This year we gave thanks to many things - family, health, friends, lots of love and of course a healthy baby. We celebrated Thanksgiving this year at Terra's grandparent's home in Santa Barbara CA. Saige was the main attraction!
Cutie Pie!

Bath Time!

Grandma Marti and Saige
Clif, Terra and Saige

Clif, Grandpa Steve, Terra, Great-Grandpa John, Great-Grandma Rita and Saige
Saige and Terra
Grandpa Steve's ab workout

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

4 Months Old!

It's now been 4 months since Saige joined our family. And everyday we still are awed by what an amazing little person she is. Each day brings new joys as we watch her grow and learn.

At her 4 month checkup we learned that Saige is still in the 95th percentile for both height and weight. She weighs 16 pounds, 10 ounces and is 26 inches long! Big Baby, Big Baby!

As for milestones in this month she's now completely able to hold her head up, grab objects and put them in her mouth, grab her feet, almost (but not quite!) roll from her back to her belly, and our favorite, LAUGH! Her giggles are the best!

As for her sleep she's been going down for naps and bedtime with much less effort but she's still waking twice during the night. She just doesn't want to miss out on anything around her!

Terra has now been back to work for about a month. And while it's hard to be away from Saige all and all it's going well. We are lucky to have a wonderful woman right next door caring for Saige. Both Terra and Clif are able to work from home quite a bit too. Once again we are very fortunate.




Saige Bunny!

Happy Halloween!



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Giggles!

It's the best sound in the world - Saige has started to giggle and laugh!
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

3 Months Old!

Today Saige is 3 months old!

She is growing so fast! And we mean GROWING! She is currently weighing in at 14 pounds, 12 ounces and is 25 inches long. This now puts her above the 95th percentile for height and weight.

Some milestones she's acheived in this past month:
- Grasping things - toys, blankets, fingers.... anything she can grab she will and put straight in her mouth.
- Fascination with her hands - Saige will clasp them together, stare at them, and of course put them in her mouth for hours of endless entertainment.
- Rolling over - Saige has actually been rolling from her belly to her back since she was 7 weeks old but we still feel it's worth mentioning.
- Cooing - Saige speaks her own language!
- Sitting up (almost) - with a bit of assistance Saige can "sit" up! Loves that Bumbo seat!
- Sleeping through the night! (Mom's personal favorite) - Although she's only slept once from 9:00 to 6:30, many nights she'll sleep for 6-7 hour stretches. Too bad we can't comment on how well she naps :(






Saige is such a blessing! She's a happy, content and all around good baby. We couldn't be happier!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Forget Tummy Time!

So the doctor recomends putting Saige on her belly for tummy time every day.... only problem is that she won't stay on her tummy! She rolls over almost immediately! Pretty impressive for a 2 month old.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

So much to celebrate!

This week Clif and Terra celebrated many things. It was their 3 year wedding anniversary and Saige turned 2 months old!

While at dinner for their anniversary Clif and Terra reflected on just how blessed they are. These last 3 years have been amazing, particularly now with the arrival of Saige into the family. So much love!
Another reason to celebrate is simply because Saige is doing so well. At her 2-month check-up appointment we confirmed what we already knew - Saige is healthy, BIG, and right on target developmentally. In fact, she's exceeding many of the milestones typical for her age. The pediatrician was very impressed at how alert and attentive she is. Saige is all smiles and very much a talker - she'll carry on loud and lengthy conversations in her own little language. And unlike many at her age Saige can also roll over from her belly to her back.

As for her size, Saige now weighs 14 pounds, 3 ounces and is 23.5 inches long. This means that in two months she's nearly doubled her weight by gaining 6 1/2 pounds and growing 4 inches. She's in the 95th percentile for height and weight! Amazing!

We have to also note that Saige just keeps getting cuter and cuter. Her eyelashes are long and dark, her eyes bluer than ever, and her smiles bigger and brighter. She's the most adorable baby in the world!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Telling it like it is!

Saige is 8 weeks old today! And she likes to talk!
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Mt. Shasta Trip

Saige and Terra just got back from visiting Grandma Julie, Great Grandma Barbara and lots of friends in Mt. Shasta.

They flew down - Saige was an angel on the plane! Never made a peep on any of the flights. She's such a good baby.

It was great seeing everyone!
Four Generations!

Great Grandma Barbara and Saige

Old Friends

Saturday, August 1, 2009

One Month Old!

Today we celebrate the 1 month anniversary of Saige's birth. In this past month we've quickly adjusted to being a family of three and can't imagine life any other way.
Saige is doing great! In one month she's mastered the following:
- Smiles! Big smiles abound if you talk and tickle her.
- Cooing! She's just started making adorable little sounds.
- Focus! Saige will focus her vision and can recognize faces and objects. She especially likes to look at plants.
- Eating! Yes, she's an eater. She doesn't need much assistance now from Mom to find the good stuff - she knows what to do all by herself!

Physically Saige has changed a lot too. There are little chub rolls on her legs and wrists and she's acquired quite a double chin. Her belly is getting big too! Her blonde hair is getting long and her blue eyes seem to keep getting bigger and brighter.

We feel blessed to have such a good baby. When she's hungry at night she'll make funny grunting sounds but it's rare for her to cry. She doesn't cry when having her diaper changed either. All in all she's happy with a sweet disposition.

We are so lucky!
Chubby Baby!

Happy Baby!

Big Sister Tica

Thursday, July 16, 2009

2 Weeks Old!




Today Saige had her 2 week check-up. The doctor says she's doing great! She now weighs 9 pounds, 1 ounce! This is amazing considering she weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces at birth. She's also grown 2 1/2 inches.

Clif and Terra can't remember what life was like before their little Sweet Saige came along. In these last two weeks Clif, Terra and Saige have all learned so much! It's like the three of them are all on the same team - each learning about one another and teaching each other new things. It's an amazing experience!

Saige has already changed so much. She's getting a pudgy belly and little chub rolls. Her vision has improved so she can lock eyes with you and will occasionally give a big grin. All in all she's a good baby - she doesn't have crying fits for no apparent reason. But she does let you know when she's hungry! Which seems like all the time - just like her mom and dad she loves to eat!
She'll usually sleep for several 3 hour blocks of time during the night, although she still stays up late and sleeps in. This is fine for Terra who can sleep in with her but not so good for Clif who now has to get up early for work.

Saige and her sister, Lovebug

Daddy and Saige

Best Friends - Saige and Grace

Saige, Liam and Grace