Monday, August 16, 2010

Mamarazzi Monday: Jillian and Friends

Crinkle King
(can you tell this one is her favorite?)

Green Bug

Frog Legs

Crinkle Kitty

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Mamarazzi Monday: Green Beans

This past week Jillian got to try green beans for the first time, her first food other than the rice cereal.

At least as much got in her as is on her face!

She stole the spoon from daddy and tried to feed herself

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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Fourth Month Recap

Monthly Mr. Bear Picture - She looks so grown up!

Recap of Jillian's Fourth Month:
  • At her 4 month checkup today she weighed 14 lb 11.5 oz and was 25" long
  • Loves playing with all her toys (look for a blog entry next week introducing them all to you!) She even convinced daddy to buy her a new toy that she picked out at Target.
  • Went swimming at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center and the Maryland Heights Aquaport
  • Checked out the sprayground at Millennium Park in Creve Coeur
  • Attended her first playgroup with mommies and kiddos from the St. Louis Mommies Group.
  • Found her toes - and likes to play with them!
  • Enjoys exploring different textures - soft and silky on Twinkle Froggie, and a cold soda can for example.
  • Learned she can scoot down in the bathtub and drink the water. Giving her sips of water from a sippy cup helps keep her from drinking the bath water.
  • Took her first long car trip (2.5 hours) to Boonville, MO for the first annual Boonslick Art and Music Crawl. She did pretty good in the car, considering she can't see anything from her rear facing car seat, so riding in the car while awake is extremely boring for her!
  • Started rice cereal! She seems to like it and understands the concept of opening her mouth for the spoon. She also likes to stick her hands in the bowl though.
  • She also started taking baby zantac this month to help with her reflux problems. It hasn't totally alleviated the problem, but her spit ups have decreased dramatically. We still have to give her mylanta after she eats once a day or so too.
  • All three of us visited the Butterfly House in Faust park last weekend, and even though it was REALLY hot inside, Jillian watched all the butterflies.
  • She started making the Razz sound and blowing bubbles and sticking out her tongue this past week and thinks it's hilarious to do so.
With our buddy Andy at the Maryland Heights Aquaport

Yummy Rice Cereal!

Playing with my dress and sticking out my tongue

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

What it costs to have a baby

I finally got around to adding up the total cost of the delivery and hospital stay. Remember, this was a medicated, but not complicated vaginal birth, with 2 days, eight hours total time spent in the hospital.

Total billed to the insurance: $14,097.66
Provider discount: $6,385.03
Total paid bt the insurance: $6,155.57
Total paid by us: $1,556.40