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Paige’s 11th month

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

After spending Christmas Eve in California we headed to the airport on Christmas Day to fly back to St. Louis. Paige had a fun time with her cousin Colin, both sets of Grandparents, and even Great Grandma Gogi. I also went to two hockey games back to back. First it was the Duck’s and Maple Leafs then the Kings and Maple Leafs where we got to sit in our own private luxury box. I am diggin’ these kinds of events.

Christmas Eve in Huntington Beach
Paige was more interested in playing with her things then looking at the camera
On the plane ride to St. Louis
Thankfully there wasn’t anyone in the middle seat so I could stretch out

With My Cousin Colin after a long day of travel
We finally made it to a comfy couch

Four Generations
There is me, Mommy, Granny, and Great Grandma Gogi

Me at the Ducks GameMe at the Kings Game
Night one at the Pond —————-Night two at Staples Center

Paige’s 10th Month

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Paige continues to grow. Enjoy the pictures.

Look, I’m standing!
Paige was able to pull herself up and walk along the wall a couple of steps as long as she was holding on.
Gimme that note
Paige is having a fun time pulling of the post it notes mommy uses to say how old she is

So we had to improvise…
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Paige and Great Uncle Terry
What is that harry thing on your face?
At Zoomar’s Children’s Zoo
These things are much smaller than my kitty cats.

Sweater Party
We partied it up in our “best” sweaters with some friends

Paige’s ninth month

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Our dear friends, the Carroll’s moved down to Florida this month. Casey didn’t want to leave the comfortable bed.
The service was so great at Casa Di Dahman

While we will miss them lots we had so much fun while they were out in California and we now have another coast to visit often.

Paige really started feeding herself this month-even though half of it would end up in her bib! She has been “talking” a lot and showing off her new teeth coming in-which will make 8 once they are all in. Paige loves to wave “bye bye” and sqeals when she sees pictures of herself
Having fun on the counterx
Oh come on…SMILEMuch better!
Chillin’ with my teething ring

Paige at 8 months

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Paige was a traveling girl this month. With a trip up to Paso Robles or wine country in Southern California for a grape stomp with our friend Rise’.
Paige in the vineyardPaige stompin’ grapesThe whole clan

It was a fun day of food, grapes, and of course wine. Although Paige just got to watch she still had fun.
Mommy and Paige at Wild Horse WineryPaige all tired out at Tobin James Winery

Our friend Kevin rented a Lambourghini for the day for a work function and brought it by for the kids to sit in the seats. As you can see Paige does not like being in the passenger seat.

Paige and Casey on their first car date!

Then a few weeks later we were off to Maui for a few days of relaxation with the family. We met up with our dear friends Kevin, Karyn, and their son Casey. Paige and Casey had a fun time playing in the pool and Paige had her first feel of sand at the beach. (Yes we flew all the way to Maui from Southern California for this).
Daddy and Paige at our condoFun in the poolThere is something interesting in that palm treeCasey in the pool with his refreshing beveragesAt the beachFirst time on the sand
Then it was back to Southern California for brief visit with Uncle Chris at LAX
Paige and Uncle Chris

and a trip to the fire house with Casey.
Hey, where are our heads?
Some of Paige’s fun past times are going to the park with her buddy Casey and having pajama parties.
Paige and Casey at the parkI sure am gonna miss you when you move

Paige at 7 months

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Paige and Mommy at 7 monthsA lot happened in this month. Paige was in the starting phase of crawling. She would rock back and forth and then push herself backwards. She would rather hold on to our fingers and “walk” around. She did go to into a sitting position from her tummy for the first time which was neat to see. She also had two of her top teeth coming in within a week of each other.
nanny-anna-uncle-danny-daddy.JPG Uncle Danny came for a visit and all of us, including Nanny Anna went to the Angels game. Choo Choo on the train Paige took her first train ride with Uncle Danny too.
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Mommy and Paige went to Houston for mommy’s work and Grandma T. flew in to watch Paige. We even spent some time with dear friends Matt & Becky and their two daughters. I know they had a great time.

Paige Represents on the Tele

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Check out Angie and Paige representin’ Southern California Lab Rescue on The Pet Place. Ang is a regular, but this is Paige’s television debut.

Paige at 6 months

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

It’s amazing how fast she is changing. At about 5 1/2 months she started cutting her first tooth. The second bottom tooth was not too far behind. At her 6 month check up she was 26 3/4″- 80% percentile 16#4oz- 50%, I like to say long and skinny like mommy. Her Dr. was surprised to see teeth so early (so was mommy). Paige has been saying lots of Da Da’s, Ya Ya’s, and Ga Ga’s. Enjoy these pictures of her!

Fun Day of Shopping
Paige was so happy to be out furniture shopping and loved sitting in her mini leather chair
R U Talkin’ to me?
Little Sassy Girl
Karyn and Casey Angie and Paige
The cute couple!

Paige at month 5

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Paige had some new milestones this month. She started to sit up unassisted if only for a few moments and she also started on rice cereal. By the end of her 5th month she was sitting up pretty good. Here are a couple of pics for month 5.

Paige eating rice cearal for the first time
Paige starting out on rice cereal

Paige sitting up
Paige sitting up

Catchin’ up with Paige at 3-4 months

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

We are sorry it has taken so long to get a new post up on our site but as you can imagine things have been pretty hectic around here. At Paige’s 4 month check up she was 14lbs. 7 oz. and 25 3/4″ long. She is definitely long like mommy. We have had a busy month. Paige went to an Angel game and saw the Duck’s win the Stanley Cup all in one week. She has been doing a lot of rolling over-we often find her on her tummy in bed. Paige is currently 5 1/2 months and is almost sitting up unassisted. She started doing that a couple of weeks ago when Granny and Grampy (Angie’s parents) were in town. We are getting ready to start her on rice cereal and will be sure to post pictures and a video. I hope these 100 pictures will keep you busy until the next post!

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Love, Angie, Mike, and Paige

Paige Milestone - Rolling Over

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

5/19/2007 - Paige rolled over from her tummy to her back. We only caught the tail end of it the first time, so Angie reset her into position and got it on video the second time.

Picture of Daddy

Friday, May 4th, 2007

I figured I’d throw in a picture of Paige and me just to let everyone know that I’m still here. Angie went to run some errands but upon leaving she asked me to get a picture of Paige’s outfit. This was my first attempt. You should have seen me setting the timer on the camera and running over to try and hit my mark. Paige seemed to enjoy going back and forth, of course the smile went away when I stood still for the camera.

Mike and Paige
Mike holding paige up for the camera.

Paige in one of her many pretty outfits

Monday, April 30th, 2007
Look at me
Angie and Paige in the back yard.

Paige is now starting to wear some really cute outfits. I have promised myself no more clothes for Paige but they are too hard to resist. Luckily she is very good about letting Mommy put her in just about anything. At 13 weeks she is making a whole lot of noises and can lift her head up pretty far when she is laying on her back. She loves sucking on her hands and likes to shove them all the way in her mouth which of course causes her to cough. But it doesn’t stop her!

Paige in her Bumbo

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Paige at 11 weeks in her Bumbo
Paige loves to sit in her Bumbo. Here she is with a classic look on her face. She is 11 weeks old in this picture.

Week 11

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Paige has started to drool a lot and loves putting her fists in her mouth. She has also discovered her feet and likes to stick them in the air. She is “talking” to us and smiles and laughs (and snorts) all the time. She has also started reaching out for mommy wehn she walks by. Mommy and Paige have been going on walks, riding in the car, and enjoying the California frigid winter of 70 degrees. Mommy goes back to work next week but Grandma T. is coming in for a week to help make the transition a lot smoother. Paige will have a nanny starting soon-we’ll get her picture up as soon as we choose one.

(This is Angie’s first of many posts)

Brief Post

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

It has been too long since the last post. Sorry. We have been busy and will get everyone updated real soon. In the meantime, enjoy this video of Mike pushing Paige aorund in the stroller.

Paige Week 3

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

Time is flying by.
Week 1: I had a week off
Week 2:I worked from home
Week 3: I crawled back into the office.

woo woo

Things are still going pretty well. Thanks everyone for all the gifts that have been pouring in. We really appreciate it and Paige certainly enjoys the wardrobe variety.

We had some friends over for the Super Bowl and that was a good time. Then later in the week Grandma and Grandpa T. came into town and have been helping us out around the house and in the kitchen. Angie’s aunt and uncle came down from Santa Monica with a great dinner. Uncle Chris stopped in to visit since he was town for business one last time before settling down in St. Louis (we’ll sure miss his visits, but he’s agreed to come visit us with Colin and Erin in the summers.

Paige had some firsts in the last couple of weeks.

  • first bath
  • first bottle feeding (that breast pump was a little scary)
  • first projectile poop (dad caught it before it hit the carpet)
  • Here is the latest set of pics.

    Enjoy!

    A Little Video

    Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

    What does Paige do besides sleep, eat, and ah, dispose of the food?

    Not too much at this point, but here is a little sample.

    2nd Week with Paige

    Friday, February 2nd, 2007

    Week two with Paige went pretty good. Mom, Dad, and Baby are all starting to get used to the feeding schedule.

    Paige went to the Dr. today and she weighed in at 7 lbs. 15 ounces. Wow, almost an 8 pounder. So that means she has successfully climbed back up to her birth weight and surpassed it. Good job Mom and Baby on excellent feeding!

    Here are some more pictures. Many of them show us sleeping. Sorry, but that is about all we’ve been doing lately, although Mike has been working from home this week to prepare for going back to the office next week.

    Week 2 pictures

    Welcome Paige Elizabeth Dahman

    Sunday, January 28th, 2007

    Baby Paige

    We’re still trying to get our act together here for Dahmanator.com, but we wanted to get something up to announce baby Paige. She was born at 14:27 on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2007. The media guide has her listed at 7lbs, 6 ounces and 20″ in length.

    You can view the first set of pictures on this shutterfly link.

    Here is a little movie montage.

    Here are some notes from Ang’s email:

    Paige was kind enough to wait until after Days of Our Lives was over before she started her grand entrance. 8 )
    What a great daughter. HA!

    (For those of you that don’t know I have been watching Days at the ripe young age of 5)

    I have been getting a lot of questions about my labor and delivery so here goes:

  • Week 36 check up: I was 3 cm dilated feeling no pain
  • Week 37 check up: I was 4 cm dilated and still feeling no pain
  • Week 38 check up: I was 4.5 cm dilated and again no pain
  • 2 days before “due” date: 7 cm dilated and again…no pain
  • My Dr. didn’t want me walking around at 7 cm dilated-hey what did I know, I’ve never had a baby before…so Mike and I went home, ate some breakfast, put some more things in my bag-said goodbye to all of the animals Mike and I went to the hospital where I walked myself into the Labor and Delivery room. (9:30am)

    The nurses could not believe that I was already 7 cm and walking with my luggage down the hall. So I get in the bed and get hooked up to the machine where my contractions are being monitored along with the baby’s heart beat. The nurse would ask if I felt that contraction and I would tell her “no”. (I was busy watching tv and apparently they were some hard contractions) Around ½ hour after my water was broken things changed-I went from a zero on the pain scale to a 10 in a matter of minutes. After 4-5 really hard contractions I got my epidural and it was happy times. After 3 hours it was time to push and in about 25 minutes baby Paige was born!

    She is a great little baby-she loves to sleep like her mom and we had to set an alarm to get her up for feedings. She is getting on to a schedule and mom and dad sneak in naps during the day to keep us on our toes.