Thursday, December 10, 2009

FAQS

She is growing so quickly and ever evolving, it's hard to put every little thing up here! So here's a few highlights:

Bedtime is still a struggle. She wakes up on average at least once a night still ever since converting her bed. She crawls in my bed in stealth mode until she begins to fidget. I'm so used to getting up it's no longer a big deal now to get up to put her back in bed, and it only takes a few minutes.

She is still not really talking. I try really hard not to get concerned, I know all kids do things at their own pace, but most kids her age are saying a few words by now. She says dog when she looks at Lucy, but that's really about the only consistent "real" word she uses. She knows exactly what she wants and she knows how to show me what she wants. Everything is a pull of the finger. It makes it difficult when everything can be accomplished with a gesture!

She has discovered her eyes, nose and vagina. Keeping her fingers out of them is fun.

She kisses with her mouth closed and gives the best neck choking hugs!

She is getting really good with electronics. She can navigate her entire DS Mario game (switching from mario game to minigames), turn on the super nintendo on the big tv and play some of it, she knows moving the mouse on the computer turns it on so she will move the mouse, crawl up on the seat and start clicking all over the place, and she loves to turn on her movie!

She still LOVES watching music videos. Not kid songs, real music. We have a library of about 15 songs that are her favs.

Potty training? Yah right. She doesn't seem the least bit interested yet. I have a feeling she will never warm up to her baby potty and will go directly to the big one. The closest we are at it is she knows to close the lid after I flush. Ha ha.

Electronics are her forte

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Oh No.

It has begun.

Last night she woke up crying. I went in there, checked her out, calmed her down and put her back into bed (screaming). It's midnight, I'm exhausted, she'll live. So I get into bed, but the screams are getting louder. I open my eyes and here comes a little nugget running towards me at full speed. She climbs up in bed and cuddles under my arm.

It was too cute so I allowed her to lay with me for a little while until she starts fidgeting and playing on me. So enough of this, it's bedtime! Back to her bed she goes, and out of her bed she climbs. Ugh. She discovered something new. So she slept with me for the first time which equaled no sleep for me. Bummer!

Might as well convert her bed now.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

No more Binks!

Her pacifiying days are officially over! It's been 2 days and 3 nights now, and she really has been great about it. A little fussy in the day, but a little distraction always does the trick. Nap and bed time...forget about it. No big deal at all! I was so shocked! Although, last night she cracked me up going to bed. She "blah blah blahed, talk talk talked" while laying over my shoulder. Then she sits up and tries to eat my face, then my necklace, then my shirt. Silly kid!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

15 month well check

Baby girl did good today! She whined as usual throughout the exams, but didn't seem as clingy as usual. She weighed 27.5 lbs (95%) and measured 32" (87%). That was our first time not being in the ninties! Her head measured 20.5" (>97%). She is growing so fast!
We are almost done with our shots, only one more visit until she starts school! I am so excited! Technically today should have been our last visit but she is behind on 2. I may or may not get her flu done then too.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

This is why my phones never work.

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I had my first Dentist appt. today!

Here is my toothbrush and sticker!

She did great! A little anxious and clingy at first, but in no time she was brushing her teeth, my teeth and even tried the Dentist! Her only concern is the compaction of her bottom fronts. They are really close together. I told the dentist about my history, and she seems to think she may likely be a candidate of braces and extractions as well. Lets hope not!
We parted with a bye bye lizard tongue.

Her very important phone call this morning

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I got my first lil shiner



I was playing, and having fun, and running really fast, and I ran, I ran to the table and I tripped on my feet, my feet got in my way and I fell, and I fell into the table and it hurted. and I cried. and I cried. But I ok now.

This tray idea isn't working!

Yes that's a tub of lettuce, a jar of garlic and a Yahtzee electronic game. This provided 20 minutes of entertainment.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Baby Fingerisms

10 things baby fingers have done to date:

1. Killed one laptop hard drive.
2. Semi killed one Nintendo DS
3. Threw away a remote, the other in the toilet (still works thank god)
4. Threw my computer mouse off the lanai into the street.
5. Has multiple baby things in the bed of the truck from throwing toys over the lanai.
6. Renames computer icons (ie timecards.2222222222222222222)
7. Adds webpages into my favorites on my pc (youtube named mmmmmmm)
8. Adds new contacts into my cell phone
-weega.g1.a1
-no name 369#2
9. Sends text messages
10. Crank calls

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Stats

We had our one year doctor’s appt. today. She whined and clung to me during her exam, but was fine for her TB test and blood test (random testing for anemia). Weirdo.

Weight: 24.8 lbs 95th percentile
Height: 30.7 inches 95th percentile
Head circ.: 48.5 inches 97th percentile

She is such a pain to feed these days. The only dinner foods she will eat willingly are sandwiches and pizza. So basically…bread. I keep at it, we’re getting there slowly. In the meantime I still feed her baby rice cereal with food hidden inside. She’s catching on to my tricks though.

Eating her cake!

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We Have a One Year Old!

Crazy! Well, because Chris is not with us, I didn't have a party but just took her to the water park and got a cake. She had a great time!



Saturday, June 13, 2009

She's a walkin fool now! She does it all: walking, running and standing up without holding onto anything.

In the last few weeks she has began sharing. It's so cute. She shares everything, and if I don't accept it she will force me to by grabbing my hand and putting the item in it. She also fed me today for the first time! She has never shared her food with me before.

She is eating real food for the most part, but is really selective. She really only likes bread or starches. She is also in the beginning stage of phasing from bottle to whole milk. Funny thing, to this day she will not hold her own bottle, never has. But she will drink from a sippy cup, water bottle, straw and real cup all by herself. Silly kid! She tries to feed herself with a spoon too but it gets pretty messy.

She started saying "up" for a while but kind of stopped. So back to babble babble, dad did did dad, fart noises and what I like to call "the zombie apocalypse".

Her favorite thing to do is charge at you with her eyes closed. I think she thinks she is invisable! Her new fun passtime is being tossed onto a bed of pillows. She is getting a tanline from excessive beach beach beach! She really loves being outside, splashing, and feeding the birds. Don't worry, she gets 50spf slathered on with every dip, sits in the shade and wears a rash guard, hat and even water socks. I don't play!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

BREAKING NEWS! SHE TOOK HER FIRST STEPS TODAY!

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It all started just today! She has been at it all day. She kept letting go of my hand and taking a few steps, then 3 and 5. I was only able to catch her taking a few, but she walked almost cleared across the room twice today. It's only going to get better with practice! Now that she has screwed up the courage, I think I may be screwed! Ha.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Stuff

Figured I should take the time to write something. This little nugget is almost 11 months old already! Where did the time go, seriously?

So...lets see..what is she up to these days...

She is taking that next big step towards walking. I have for months held her hands and let her run amok, but I finally realized that she was not learning how to balance herself by doing this. So about 3 days ago I firmly started only holding one hand. The first day she would get so mad because she couldn't walk fast anymore, so she would throw herself on the floor and have a fit. We're over that hurdle, and she can walk pretty darn good! She only relies on me a little.

Yes, she has in recent weeks realized the power of a tantrum. When she really wants something I will hear about it!

She gets no more pacifiers except strictly at bedtime now.

She has 4 molars coming in all at the same time right now, I feel so bad for her! But she does great with it, I still to this day have not had to give her any medicine (knock on wood). So she's got all her front teeth in and we're cooking up the backs. Yippee skippee. I hate all this teething, but am looking forward to her getting to eat more types of food! Right now her favorite thing to eat is any kind of sandwich. She LOVES bread. She gets a turkey and muenster sandwich everyday for lunch, no crusts, cut into hand held strips. I am such a mom.

She is still just babbling, no real words yet. Although, I swear she says hi every once in a while. I say hi and wave to her all the time. (She will wave on command!)
She also loves to have conversations with herself in the mirror. Our closet doors are mirrors, so she likes to slide them back and forth while flirting with herself.

I think that's enough rambling for one sitting. Hope all you girls had a happy Mother's Day. I did...well the best I could :)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A decent Toopher picture!


(click for a GIANT pic!)
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Why do we do it? Why do feel the need to lay on the ground and fly our babies over us like airplanes when we know this is leading to no good??

She vomited not only on my face, but it got inside my eye! Weirdly enough, it did not sting. I flushed it out quickly. Gross!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Her 9 month appt.

I loved this appointment...no shots! I always look forward to talking to the doctor about her progress and getting all her stats. She says she is very healthy, and had really no more to say! She was really impressed that she has never been sick (knock on wood) and I have not even given her medicine...ever.

She cried when I put her on the tables for measuring and weighing. Oh well, she got over it!

Weight: 22.14lbs (97 percentile)
Height: 29" (95 percentile)
Head: 18.5" (off the charts! lol)

Can you believe she has grown 10 inches since she was born? Wow! She is such a big girl. I get comments all the time that she looks older than 9 months.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Words she will respond to

Mom
bottle
bink
Dad
dog
diaper (runs away)
walk
car ride
story book
bath
bite
drink
anything followed by NO!
airplane
Poops!
kisses
cereal
sit down!


She loves it when I sing:

Mama loves the kisses cuz they're so delicious!
Got good kisses!
Got good kisses! (to the tune of the Goldfish commercial)

And we kiss kiss kiss!

Her vocabulary is starting to morph into more various kinds of babble. Mostly mama's, but occasionally she will belt out a na na, ba ba, useless mumbo, and even a ya! She made her first y noise (that I have heard) yesterday.
I foresee a walking child soon. She has very good balance, she can stand on her own for about 5 seconds when she wants to. She is always testing her limits. For the past week her new favorite thing to do is hold my fingers and walk walk walk! She also loves it when she stands holding my fingers and I shake her and dance around! She gets the biggest kick when we boogie.

Mmmm...she just poo'd. And let me tell you, it smells delightful.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

TEETH!!!!


TEETH IN ARM!!!!! (click for better view)


There's also a third bottom one on its way!

Monday, February 16, 2009

We swam for our first time today!

And did FANTASTIC. I prepared myself for a sob session, as she tends to do that with all new things (she screamed when I sprayed her with sunblock). I'm very grateful to have a heated pool, it was pretty windy, but she didn't seem to mind. She splashed, squealed and made fart noises. It was great! Wish I could've gotten a picture of it, but my hands were full!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

She got a big girl car seat and big (butt) diapers today. She's in stage 4 now! Woo hoo!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A glimpse of teeth!

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It happens quick in the beginning so pay attention.

I finally caught a few mom moms

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I definitely think she means to say it, that it is not a coincidence. Most of the time she says it while crawling towards me, or is just plain pissed. Hee hee.

Busted!

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...can you guess what happens next??? Yep. All in the lap it went.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A few things...

-She has her front teeth and the 2 next to them all coming in! I have been trying to get a picture but she doesn't cooperate AT ALL.
-Her bouncer is about to get retired (I never saw this day coming, she always LOVED that thing) She doesn't care about it anymore.
-She has discovered the doggie door and vertical blinds
-She gets up and around on EVERYTHING with ease, and without getting hurt.
-She has discovered the dog bowls (starting to get old)
-She has discovered pulling all the silverware out of the dishwasher is fun
-She can almost willingly give Lucy her treat without putting it in her own mouth
-She is saying ma ma ma ma a lot (need to get that on tape)
-She threw up on her favorite toy today and now it's broke. I feel so bad when she goes to play with it and it makes no noise!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

She likes to visit her blog too!

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notice how she rests her little hand on top of mine? she's so sweet. please don't notice how much of a cow i look. i'm working on it...and it's a bad angle :) heh.

Yay for electronics!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ouchies

She props herself up on her knees and loses her balance all the time now. This is what happens. It's driving me crazy!
She can pull herself up on occasion as well. I don't like this phase very much!

Treat Tease

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I can feed myself!

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...I'm gonna get her hooked on animal crackers too!
Ordinarily she will pick up the food and stick her fist in her mouth. After many animal cracker pieces, I watched her figure it out! She knew to pick it up with her fingers and not her whole hand. Babies are so smart!
We are also getting better at figuring out the sippy cup. She can pick it up to her mouth but doesn't suck. She has twice, but apparently she forgot.

More Lucy loves

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