Sunday, October 28, 2007

My 5th Birthday

From the diary of Molly Lafferty:

This was a big month for me. It all started with my four-month shots; I should have known something was up when Mom and Dad kept hugging me and saying, "It's not our fault!" I was a tough girl, though. I only cried a little, and in fact, I think Mom cried more than I did. I just cuddled with my duckie and slept off the pain after the shots.

The weekend after that, my friend Maryanne came to visit me all the way from California. We convinced our mommies to take us shopping, and they paid for everything ;)

Next, I decided it was time to try out my exercsaucer. My feet didn't quite touch the bottom, but with the help of a book, I was good to go. With the weather starting to get a little colder, I wanted to make sure I got out of the house a little. Jensen and I (along with her big brother and our Mommies) all went to the zoo, and then I took my parents to the pumpkin patch to pick out my first pumpkin.

I hit three big milestones in my life this month, too. First I ate rice cereal, then right after that I sat up on my own, and not long after that I rolled over for the first time. I've actually been able to roll over for a while, but I waited until the parents-as-teachers ladies were over. My parents asked them if it was OK that I wasn't rolling over yet, and right after that, I rolled over... it was really funny.

Lastly, today, on my five-month birthday I got to put my Halloween costume on a few days early and wear it to a party with a ton of other kids. They even let me walk across the stage and show my costume off to the whole audience. I'm pretty sure I made everyone's day, and I had a blast at the same time.

That's all for this month. It's getting late, and it's Dad's turn to use the computer, like always.

The holidays are coming up, and I hope that I'll get to see everyone!


Monday, October 8, 2007

Molly's Thrid Month

Thank you Aunt Sarah for getting me back on track!

Molly is becoming more and more expressive, recognizing people outside of Amy and I and developing hand eye coordination. At her latest checkup she weighed in at 13 and one half pounds and is 24 inches tall. She is moving a long in the 50th percentile pretty much every month, a very good sign that she is a healthy baby.

Her eating is insane; she went from about every three hours to every hour sometimes during the day. Good news for mom is that Molly is now sleeping up to 12 hours a night, this is good news for dad to, but he is missing the 1 AM feeding, since it was time for him and Molly to hang out. On the other hand dads bruises from mom kicking him to wake up are healing… just kidding.

Molly had her first road trip this month, we packed up what felt like a months supply of “stuff” for a weekend trip to Dallas, to see my cousin get married as well as introduce Molly to a lot of her extended family and spend some quality time with Aunt Amber. It was a great trip and Molly did very well in car.

Other exciting things from Molly’s like this last month; went to the Spinach Fest, cheered KSU to a great win over Texas and was disappointed in a heart breaking loss to Mom’s school, two new friends were born, Paxton and Avery and just this last weekend Cheryl and Maryann came to visit.

Molly also added a time line to her web site this month, if you haven’t looked at it you should take a look, you can really tell how much she’s grown!

That’s all for this entry, I’ll try and remember the next one without a reminder J

Sunday, August 26, 2007

3 Months... well almost

Normally I would wait until the actual birthday, but Megan made a special request, so how could I deny a request from one of Molly's adoring fans :) It's been yet another great month for our little daughter. She was the guest of honor at a Sip and See, she was told over and over how cute she was and she just smiled and nodded. This was also her first chance to meet cousin Laura, self proclaimed most frequent visitor to She is all smiles and has learned to play with her toys, she is a very smart little girl! She had multiple nights with baby sitters so mom and dad could go to a couple weddings and even more importantly to Dad, they were able to go out and see the Simpsons. She also grew out of her new born diapers and has moved to size 1s.

Other than that everything is going great for the whole family, Molly hasn't figured out that sleeping through the night is fun for all, but her six hour streches at night is nothing to complain about!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Molly at 2 Months!

It's been another great month for Molly and her parents. She has become a lot more animated, smiling and laughing all the time, and, oh, of course, the occasional yelps and cries. Last week, Mom and Dad experienced their first full nights of sleep since Molly's birth. Molly slept through the night two days in a row last week. The first morning, mom and dad woke up after sleeping the entire night, looked at each other a little surprised, and both said "Did I sleep through a feeding?" Once we realized what had happened, we popped open a bottle of campaign and celebrated. The next night, Molly slept for 8 hours, but this time mom and dad woke up every three hours to check on her :) Not surprisingly, since sleeping through the night twice in a row, she hasn't done it again.

This month, Molly went to her first two movies (E.T. and Indiana Jones) outside at Crown Center, attended her first work party with people dad works with, and read the entire Harry Potter book in one day (with help from mom). She also cheered dad on at the Lenexa Freedom Run before watching the parade. She would have seen her first fireworks, but Mom and Dad were lazy and decided to just stay home and order pizza that night.

There were many more more friends and family who Molly met for the first time this month. Each of them, she added to her web site, :)

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by, sent cards, left messages and checked out pictures. We appreciate having so many great friends and family!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Molly Turns 1 Month Old

Today is Molly's 1 month birthday, she has accomplished a lot since she was born May 28th. She has learned to move her head around, smile, sleep for over 4 hours at a time and how to wait till the new diaper is on to finish going to the bathroom. Molly has also had nearly 800 pictures taken by her parents alone and managed to keep her web site, updated almost daily. Between eating, sleeping and the occasional dirty diaper (OK more than occasional) she has met a lot of new people, she is very lucky to have so many great friends and family!!

Molly has also got in some traveling in her first month, she has traveled to great cities like Lenexa and Overland Park not to mention dining at restaurants that include, Olive Garden, Chipotle, McAlister's Deli and attending her first happy hour at Old Chicago. Needless to say Molly's social calendar has been very busy. Did I mention she attended her first wedding and wedding shower in her first month?

With all that she has done in her first month, we can only imagine what's in store for month #2!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Molly Update

Yesterday Molly had her first trip into the Doctor's office now that Dr. Riley is back in town. She passed everything with flying colors. She is now 7 pounds and 12 ounces 6 ounces more than her birth weight, which is good we're told. They also measured her at 20 inches, which would have meant that she had grown an inch but it's more likely that the 19 inches at birth was off a little. She is in the 50 percentile for both height and weight, not surprising since mom and dad are both average size as well. Molly has done a little traveling as well, she has been out to eat a couple times with friends and been out to visit family. Molly has also managed to rack up 521 (and counting) pictures on dads computer, thousands of hits on her web site, and also been told by 253 (and counting) people how cute she is :)

Molly is also nice to mom and dad only complaining when she is hungry, dirty or bored when dad tries to teach her finances. Mom is still at home, but Dad had to go back to work last week, luckily with work only 5 minutes away he comes home for a long lunch every day to see his ladies!

Thanks to everyone that has sent us messages and stopped by, we love getting to show Molly off!!!


Thursday, May 31, 2007

Molly's Birth

Molly's birth day ... make that days

2:45 AM – Amy wakes up to go the bathroom
2:47 AM – Cory wakes up from hearing Amy
2:47 – 5:00 AM– Amy is awake, Cory is dozing in and out of sleep
5:15 AM – Amy is still awake and can't fall asleep from the anxiousness, nervousness and excitement of knowing that Molly is going to be born soon so she gets up and gets ready
6:00 AM – Cory gets ready and starts to gather the stuff for the car
6:45 AM – Leave for the hospital
7:15 AM – Settle into the luxury suite at the hospital
7:30 AM – Dr. Riley checks in on us
7:45 AM – Questions and Paperwork
8:15 AM - More questions and paperwork
8:30 AM - Amy is dilated 1cm which is good news since there hadn't been any changes to this point
Amy is given Cydatex to try and encourage the contractions
9:00 AM – Cory receives the news that there aren't any Internet connections in the hospital
9:15 AM – Amy tries to sleep Cory, updates the web site and watches SNL Celebrity Jeopardy
10:00 AM – Contractions are coming around every 15 minutes
10:30 AM – Amy feels a contraction
11:00 AM – The nurse comes in adjusts Amy so she can be a little more comfortable, not that she is comfortable but an improvement
12:00 AM – Amy gets to eat, but Cory gets cake with his meal
12:15 AM – Dr. Riley stops in again, still at 1cm
12:30 PM – Amy works around and using the birthing ball
3:00 PM – Amy is at 3cm, but still had to do a second round of Cydatex
3:15 PM – Amy finally gets in a cat nap
4:15 PM – Contractions are getting harder
5:00 PM – Dinner for Cory only
6:30 PM – Amy is given Stadol that makes her “drunk”
7:00 PM – Cory accidentally calls Amy a wimp
7:15 PM – We have to say good bye to Heather, but not before she wishes a kidney stone on Cory
7:30 PM – Erin pays us a visit still at 3cm
8:00 PM – Amy is acting drunk, very entertaining for Cory
9:30 PM – Stadol wears off, Amy walks the halls
10:00 PM – Dr. Ryley comes by for a check up, still at 3cm
10:10 PM – Dr. Ryley breaks Amy's water
10:30 PM – Jacuzzi
11:00 PM – Epidural is requested
11:45 PM – Epidural administered, Amy to anesthesiologist “I Love You”
12:00 PM – The Pitocin is started
1:00 AM – Amy reaches 5 cm
2:00 AM – Amy gets in another couple cat naps, Cory sleeps on recliner that is brought in ... Amy to Cory “You suck”
3:00 AM – Molly's heart starts to slow down during contractions
4:00 AM – Dr. Riley arrives and measures Amy at 8.5cm
4:30 AM – Amy feeling contractions again, more epidural is administered, nurses flipping her from side to side to try and get Molly to respond better to the contractions
5:30 AM – Amy is at 10cm and starts pushing
6:00 AM – Nick at night changes from Fresh Prince marathon to Dora the Explorer
6:45 AM – Cory sees the head
7:01 AM – Molly is born
7:01:01 AM – Amy is exhausted
7:02 AM - Cory gets his camera

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Mark your calendar

This Sunday, May 27th we are going into the hospital and Amy is going to be induced. So Molly should be here later that day. Don't worry I'll have pictures posted first chance I get on Sunday. Amy and I are extremely excited and can't wait to finally meet her!

Looks like the predictions have come down to two people Richard Roberts (friend of mine from work) and Amy's Aunt Michelle. If Molly comes before 4:00 PM Richard will be our winner of the free lunch/dinner, if she's stubborn and comes after 4:00 PM Aunt Michelle is going to have to make a trip to KC :)


Sunday, May 20, 2007

My Birthday

I had already come to the realization that my birthday will be second to Molly's since we'll have the same birth month. But it really hit me when I received a pink diaper bag for my birthday yesterday :)

Also, yesterday Amy and her mom went to get pedicures and the guy who did Amy's asked her if she was ready to have the baby and when Amy said yes he told her that in 48 hours she would go into labor, so if we have a bay today or tomorrow, you'll know what ever he did worked.


Saturday, May 12, 2007

Weekly Visits

We are the point of visiting with the doctor every week. This week much to Amy's dismay she isn't doesn't appear that Molly is going to come too soon. It looks like Amy will be induced over the Memorial Day Weekend, so it's looking good for the people that predicted the 27th and 28th.

Also, I would like everyone to know that I attended Daddy Boot Camp this week and I am trained in the proper way to put a diaper on a baby :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Sorry June Prediction People

Amy and I went to the doctor last week and when Amy asked how long he would let her go before he would induce he preceded to tell us that he is going on a 10 day family vacation and will be leaving May 31st (our due date). That left us with 3 options; one we just let her come naturally and possibly have an on call doctor, two wait for him to return and be induced or three we induce before he leaves. So unless Molly decides to come out earlier Amy will be induced the end of May. Looks like everyone that picked Amy to go late is out of luck :)


Friday, April 27, 2007

Getting VERY Close

We had an appointment with Dr. Riley yesterday and everything is still going great, Molly is doing great and everything is on target. If my countdown is right on, and we know that it is, then there are only 34 days to go. Hopefully Molly figures out the right way to get out before then, right now she is trying to leave through Amy's belly button, unsuccessfully of course.

Don't forget to get your predictions in before May 1 or you'll be too late,

Friday, April 20, 2007

Molly's perspective

I figure this is how Molly's room is going to look from her point of view for at least a couple years. I have to say, I'm pretty sure that she will be pleased with how her room has turned out! Just a few more things to add to her room and over a month to finish them up.
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Monday, April 16, 2007

Limericks from the shower

At the last shower Charlie had every one get into and write limericks about me. Warning some of them warranted a PG-13 rating :)

His pants has a load
As he tries to code
When he was a tike
He would ride Bertha his bike
He runs really fast
But his wife runs past
This is a summary of his life

There once was a boy named Cory
That would always make mommy worry
His pants were poppy
And he always watched snoppy
And that is the end of our story

This is the story
About our Cory
When he became a dad
When Amy's test
Came out the best
And made him oh so glad

There once was a baby name Molly
Who was chubby and happy and jolly
Cory's the lad
who will soon be a dad
And we're have a party – Oh Golly
We've heard that our limerick should be dirty
But most of us here are over 30...

However diapers are shitty
And poor Cory what a pity!
But little Molly will be flirty
But my oh my she is purdy

There once was a boy named Cory
Who really could tell a good story
He met a red headed dolly
Who will bear him a girl named Molly
Who will be his crowning glory

There once was a boy named Cory
Computers was his story
He met Amy the red
Who took him to bed
We wonder if they will have more-y

There once was a boy named Cory
Before Amy not much of a story
And after much folly
We'll soon meet Miss Molly
Whach out cause diapers get gory

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Molly is taking over!

Molly is taking over our house already :) If you look close you may be able to see our rec room and my office is somewhere under there!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Quote of the Day


Cousin Laura had her hand on Amy's belly at the shower and when Molly kicked, Laura jumped a little and asked Amy with a surprised look on her face, "Did you feel that?"
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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Full Moon... Change Your Prediction?

Most people have heard about people going into labor during a full moon because the gravitational pull will make it easier for the water to break. If this holds true for Molly she will be born around 1:04 AM on June 1st, so if you have yet to make your prediction on Molly's web site,, this is your chance to cheat a little.

For more information on studies showing the childbirth is more likely during a full moon see the following studies :)

Leiber, A.L. Human aggression and the lunar synodic cycle.

Guillon P, Guillon D, Lansac J, Soutoul JH, Bertrand P, Hornecker JP. Births, fertility, rhythms and lunar cycle. A statistical study of 5,927,978 births

Joshi R, Bharadwaj A, Gallousis S, Matthews R.Labor ward workload waxes and wanes with the lunar cycle, myth or reality?

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Molly Learing To Share

This is a picture of Amy teaching Molly about sharing, she got all of her bears out to see which ones she is going to allow Molly to play with. Out of the 214 bears, Molly gets to play with 6 of them :)
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Friday, March 9, 2007

Molly's Big Day

This was a big day for Molly! First, she helped cheer on mom's Jayhawks to a victory. Next she helped root on dad's Wildcats to victory and hopefully an NCAA invitation. After all that excitement, it was time to star in her first DVD.

She was so excited for the events of the day that she couldn't hold still, which also gave dad his first view of her moving around in mom's belly. It's one thing to feel her moving, but to actually see it was really cool.

The 4D was amazing, and even though she was playing hide and seek the entire time, we got several great pictures, and the DVD is a lot of fun.

So after dinner and such a full day, mom and Molly fell right asleep while dad, being the huge nerd that he is, updated the web site and blog!

Molly's ultrasound pictures, and
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Thursday, March 8, 2007

Moving Machine

I had no idea how much babies move around and I think I've figured out ways that I can make Molly move around if she's not moving at that moment. I think Amy really appreciates me encouraging Molly to kick since she doesn't get enough jabs to the ribs the rest of the day :)

Friday is the 3D Ultrasound, there should be a bunch of pictures up this weekend, we will also verify that Molly is in fact a Molly. If not the we have a lot to change... like!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The 3rd Trimester

Today Amy starts the final trimester of her pregnancy, in 3 months Molly will (hopefully) be making her arrival!


Saturday, February 17, 2007

Doctor Visit

We had our month checkup Thursday and Molly is doing great! We also have our permission slip to get a 4-D ultrasound, so we are planning to have that done sometime this month and of course they will be posted on later that day :)

Friday, February 9, 2007


You can now email Molly at Since Molly can't type very well yet, her emails will get forwarded to dad. She was so excited to have an email addesss to email all of her friends with that she started kicking and dancing.


Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Molly Is Viable!

Amy told me tonight at dinner that now at 24 weeks Molly is now viable. To which I responded that's really exciting... what does viable mean. In case there is anyone else out there like me, that means that Molly is now developed enough that she could be born and be able to survive.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Molly College Fund

I've had several people make fun of me and ask if I've already set up Molly's college fund, and of course I haven't set it up already. Unfortunately you can't open a 529 until you have a social security number and for some reason they make me wait until she is actually born :)

If you would like to help build Molly's college fund send cash, checks or credit card numbers to The Molly Lafferty College Fund, Inc.
c/o Cory and Amy Lafferty

... I'm just kidding, but I'm guessing that some of you thought I was being serious

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Other Mollys

Molly Ringwald - Movie star, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and a couple thousand other movies.

Molly Weasley - Ron's mom from the Harry Potter movies

Molly McIntire - One of the American Girls

Molly Hatchet - Southern Rock band

"Molly Pitcher" - Nickname for women who carried water to the troops during the war.

Molly Weir - Movie "Star", small roles in hits like Captain Jack and Tale's from the Crypt

Molly Engstrom - American ice hockey player, won bronze medal at 2006 Olympics

Molly- Swedish band, mix of Irish folk music with ska

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Molly Stats

Amy just started week 22 today and according to our book Molly is 7 and a half inches from head to butt and she weighs 12 and a quarter ounces. She also developed her eyelids and eyebrows, and getting bigger to smooth out her wrinkles is on the agenda for this week. She's a busy little girl in there.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Top 10

Top 10 things people are going to tell you once you announce that you are going to have a baby
* I had to make up a couple, because it just wouldn't be funny if there weren't 10

10. I just have one piece of advice... (then 2 minutes later) ... there's just one thing to remember ... (then 2 minutes later) ... Oh, I almost forgot you have to ...

9. "You're going to be the best parents ... BUT,"

8. "You need to hold and change this baby so you can practice."

7. When 'so and so' was pregnant they

6. "The baby will be here sooner than you think."

5. "You absolutely have to "

4. "You absolutely have to "

3. "Make sure you don't put on too much weight" -- (what's funny is that this is directed to the father just as much as the mother)

2. The most horrifying pregnancy story you can imagine, followed by - "It's going to be wonderful."

1. "Get your sleep now, because once the baby comes you won't sleep ever again, EVER"

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Molly the shopper

Today we went to Target and did the registry for Molly, man she needs a lot of stuff. While we were out she started kicking... I'm in big trouble she already gets excited about shopping :)

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Our First Registry Gift

We did our Babies R Us registry mainly because I think it's fun and we saw when checking on the travel system that we picked out that someone had already bought us something. Turns out it was Amy's Aunt Becky is getting a head start on being Molly's "Great" Aunt :)

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Still Kicking

Nothing new with Molly, except that she was kicking like crazy last night. I can only imagine what it's going to be like here in a couple months. As of today Amy is at 21 weeks, well over half way there.

Don't forget to make your predictions on

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Doctor's Appointment

We had our monthly doctor's appointment and everything is on track. We love it when we can go in be told that everything is looking good and then go to work. Summary, Molly and Mommy are both doing great!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

I felt her move

Yesterday I felt Molly move for the first time, it was a really strange feeling, I can only image what it feels like for Amy since she can feel her all day long. Since I felt her move I think I'm really going to start to get on Amy's nerve since I keep putting my hand on her stomach to see if I can feel Molly kick again.

Starting Molly's Blog

I'm going to try and keep this updated, but if I start to slack off you can check that should be up to date :)