Monday, August 29, 2011


...I am addicted to Pinterest.
That's all.

Picture for Ruthie's room

The other day our friends Matt and Pam (who are getting married in Oct) brought over a picture for Ruthie that they found at a thrift store or something. It is perfect for our child and we hung it in her room where she will see it everyday! Check out the Elvis picture below...

"Let Elvis rock you to sleep."

Friday, August 26, 2011

Ruthie can sit up!

Here's a few pictures of Ruthie sitting up all by herself. We have been practicing, but she has not able to sit up for longer than a few seconds without falling over. Finally tonight she was just sitting up all by herself and playing with her toys. She sat with no wobbling or anything for over 10 minutes. We are so excited and snapped away with Matt's cell hence why they are a little blurry. So check out my big girl sitting up all by herself!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A link to Ruthie's 6 month professional pics

Enjoy! (this was easier than loading all 95 to the blog)

Also, we started a new schedule here at the Stout house. We are now on a 4 hour feeding schedule and a 10 hour continuous sleep at night and boy is it better this way. Ruthie isn't going to be until 8, but she is sleeping for about 10 hours a night. We are feeling better, well I am at least. We are slowly getting into the swing of things with Matt's work and my practicum and it is going well. I am loving my practicum once again and Matt is still really enjoying his job. Matt also likes spending much more alone time with Ruthie and I am actually enjoying getting out of the house everyday. I sure do miss my baby though, but all is good. It is good for me to get out and do what I love and come home and do what else I love doing! It's pretty great! That's all for now. Hope you enjoy the pics that Stephanie did, she is pretty amazing at what she does!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ruthie turned 7 months old!

Jumping in the jumperoo

Funny face- she thought something was funny
So sweet

hahaha- caught her in a laugh
The flash was bright
bright flash again

I took Cinderella away and she is looking at her on the floor

Elvis face
sweet baby girl- look at those sweet cheeks!

oops- the flash was on again
Such a cutie
momma's pretty princess

Ruthie and Cindie

Ruth has changed so much this month:
Ruthie has really started to enjoy the jumperoo even more than before.
Ruthie cut all 4 of her top teeth this month and has 2 in the bottom.
She is eating all kinds of foods now- apples, bananas (her favorite), pears, a mixture of all 3, blueberries and apples, squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, and green beans (her favorite veggie).
Ruthie however does not like canned meats at all! She will not eat any meats even mixed with any veggies.
She still likes cereal especially mixed with different fruits.
She is still breastfeeding 5 to 6 times a day.
We are still working on a schedule which we need to have in order very soon since practicum has started and soon we will be very busy and we need to have something more consistent.
Ruthie is really loving her toys now and loves her Jimmy the dog, Buttercup the baby doll, Mrs. Dangles the elephant, Kyle the giraffe, and Cinderella to name a few.
She loves books and grabs at them when we are reading to her and wants to touch everything and feel the textures. It is adorable.
She is sitting in her high chair most of the time for eating and sometimes she still sits in the bumbo.
Ruthie is really liking Sesame Street and will watch while jumping in her jumperoo!
Ruthie is loving rolling still and if you turn around for just a moment she will roll far away!
She is trying really hard to sit up, and can for a moment until she falls over, but she will get it sooner or later.
She is also loving standing up and bouncing. We hold her hands and she stands there but don't let go b/c she will fall.
Her personality is really showing through as seen in the pictures and it is so cool! We love it and are loving seeing parts of our personality coming through in hers.
She loves to giggle and smile and play peek-a-boo.
Finally, this month she moved to the big car seat and is getting to be more of a big girl everyday!
7 month weight- TBA
7 month height- TBA

Thursday, August 18, 2011

random pictures from the last few month

Practicing sitting up with Dad and she almost has it
Eating some yummy sweet potatoes

Ruthie has "Grandma on Speed Dial"
Grabbing for the camera
enjoying rolling around on the floor with Kyle the Giraffe
sitting outside with dad...look at that cute little hat
Wearing momma's overalls from when she was a little girl
At her first wedding- Izzie and Abe Zimmerman got married- this is Amy and Ethan with her in the pic
Hanging out with Sophie

First VSU apparel
Yummy green beans
spending time with daddy while momma goes to practicum
more of Ruthie and Sophie
Just a cute kid!

Going swimming with Sophie- got a little rash on her face from the sunscreen so no more coppertone for us!
"Look at my hand, it's so cool."
Such a sweet baby girl

Ruthie and Uncle Seth
Ruthie and Aunt Merry Anna

Ruthie and Momma
ooops she fell asleep from bouncing too much
Ruthie and Aunt Mer

Momma and Ruthie
one of Ruthie's favorite toys affectionately names Jimmy
Seth and Ruthie- love this one!

First time in the big girl car seat!
First time in the High chair
wearing her Star Wars onesie
Attending her first birthday party for her friend Emily (bottom row, 2nd from right)
Aunt Mer and Ruthie

"Let me hold that camera."

more Ruth and Soph