Monthly Archives: April 2014

6 Months/Doctor Visit


Evie turned 6 months old on the 25th.  I couldn’t post because I was in D.C. for my grandma’s funeral.  Though it was a sad occasion, it was a good chance to see family and spend time in D.C.  Also, Evie got to meet her Uncle Brad:

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Fortunately, I came back in time to take Evie to the doctor for her 6-month checkup and another round of immunizations.  Everything continues to go well and Evie is growing and developing as she should.  She’s tall for her age – 81 percentile, but thin – 39 percentile.  Hopefully we aren’t raising a super model.

The doctor wasn’t concerned that she isn’t crawling yet, which is good, because tummy time continues to be a struggle.  She can stand really well – as long as she has something to hold onto she doesn’t need me to hold her.  I’ve been taking her to baby events at the library in the hopes that she’ll see them moving and get inspired.  So far, it hasn’t worked:


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And to wrap up, here is another crack at the video that didn’t work in the last post:


Grandmas and Grandpa


The weekend before last Evie had a visit from her Grandma and Grandpa M, and on Saturday her Grandma G stopped by as well.  Evie, of course, was thrilled:

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In the last few weeks Evie has also gotten a bunch of new devices.  First, there’s the bouncy toy (I’m not sure what it’s actually called):


She’ll like it even more when her feet reach the ground.

Then there’s the new stroller.  She likes it.  I do not (but at least I’m running again):


Evie had a nice nap. I did not.

Finally, there’s the new set of foam floor tiles that enable Evie to roll around and learn to crawl:

For once she didn't just roll over.

For once she didn’t just roll over.

In addition to her new toys, she’s also discovered a new hobby: building up her online and social media profile…

"This XML client is soooo 2009."

“This XML client is soooo 2009.”

And, of course, she continues to be a goofball who laughs at her dad’s silly noises:

Long Overdue Post


It’s been incredibly busy in the Messmer-Guthrie household, hence the lack of posts.  To rectify that, I’m adding this megapost.  Evie’s so excited to be resuming her web presence, she decided to dance a little jig:

She’s continuing to do extremely well – happy, healthy, and keeping us on our toes.  It helps that she’s quite the social butterfly:

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It’s no suprise that she’s so popular, given her sunny disposition:

She’s also really taking to the out of doors:

It’s fitting that she likes the grass so much because she’d growing like a weed.  We’ve also started experimenting with a bit of solid food, with mixed results.  She’ll take a few bites but has to be in the right mood to do so.  We’ll let her figure it out at her own pace – I expect she’ll be ready for the steakhouse by June.

This morning she rolled over for the first time… only to immediately roll back.  Yep, her stance on tummy-time hasn’t changed a bit.  In fact, she goes out of her way to avoid it:

Despite her refusal to stay on her tummy, she is getting pretty good at standing up.  She can support her own weight, but has no balance.  She’s also getting better at sitting up.  Again, she has to be in the mood, but when she is she’ll make a go of it:

On the home front, all continues to go well, though things remain extremely busy.  Last week Evie experienced her first Beer Bike and Willy Week here at Rice.  About a month ago she was named Grand Admiral of the Sid Navy, so she had a lot to oversee in preparation for all the events.  It was a fun week and Evie made it through all the excitement like a trooper:

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As if all of this excitement weren’t enough, Evie also got a huge influx of new books.  Elise was cleaning house and let us take as much as we wanted from the hundreds of children’s books she’s amassed from her years working in an elementary school:

"Thanks Aunt Elise!"

“Thanks Aunt Elise!”

And, finally, there is the usual cuteness that knows no bounds:

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