Monthly Archives: June 2010

Cโ€™s Eatingย Habitsโ€ฆ

Two posts in two days… I know… it’s craziness! Just a really short one, just a funny little thing she does and I realized I had never shared about it.

C is pretty efficient at feeding herself (yay!)…but it does make the lack of cup holding more mystifying… anyway, she eats pretty much everything off of her highchair tray. Blueberries, Peas, chunks of taco, etc. But she almost always feeds herself with her left hand (neither of us are left handed) and in her right hand, she holds a “reserve” piece. She needs at least three pieces on the tray when you first start feeding her, because she immediately starts shoveling it in, but also REALLY wants to have her reserve piece. You’d think we never feed her by the way she fusses if she doesn’t have some on the tray, some in her mouth, and her reserve. So weird, right? LOL. Sometimes I find she’s held on to her reserve cheerio until after she is out of her high chair! And usually it’s still that first piece we gave her!

So that’s today’s funny little C tidbit.

11 Months!

In less than a month, I will have a one year old. CRAAZY. I will still refer to her in months so that I will feel better. ๐Ÿ™‚

Welcome to the new blog! Please let me know what you think! If you currently use blogger, I highly suggest looking into wordpress if you are irritated by the annoying way to insert pictures etc into your posts. WordPress has more features and is much more user friendly, in my opinion!

Anyway, I’m a bit late with this because she turned 11 Months when we were visiting friends in PA. We had SUCH an awesome time and were completely blessed by them. I can’t wait to go back! ๐Ÿ™‚ They have four kids and live to tell about it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Seriously, it was so encouraging to see that it IS manageable. Plus, my dear friend was such an encouragement in the Lord to me… it was very good for my spirit/soul/marriage/motherhood. I’m still processing it all. ๐Ÿ™‚

We managed to hit up both of our colleges in one weekend:

So, we are still working on several teeth. Girlfriend has them busting out left and right. She’s in decent spirits most of the time though. However, I will be glad when they are all in!

She’s getting more and more sounds, it’s pretty fun. When we were driving to PA she cracked herself up by going ” HA. HA. HAhahahaa”. It was wicked cute and writing about it won’t do it justice. I’ll have to try and video it if she does it again! This week her favorite noise is “Yeaah” or “yeaahp”. It’s SO cute, it really sounds like she’sย  answering a question (though I’m sure she isn’t yet understanding that!). She also likes to imitate tongue clicking this week. So cute, especially how proud she is of herself!

We’ve been enjoying the great weather and we’ve braved the beach a few times now. She really seems to love it. She loves the sand (loves to eat it, much to my dismay!) and she loves to watch the other kids on the beach. I think she loves the water too, but it’sย  definitely more hit and miss. If she’s at all fussy, she doesn’t want to be in the water. But today the water was actually quiet warm and she sat there for a long time playing in the wet sand! (she did NOT, however, enjoy the hose down she needed post-beach to get all the sand off!) She slept in the car for nearly an hour and a half though and went right to sleep tonight! Just another reason to LOVE the beach!

And just about a month ago she started cruising, only a step or two? Forget it! She’s full on cruising around absolutely everything, pulling up on to anything she can possibly get herself on. She definitely is *thinking* about climbing onto things, but hasn’t yet ventured into doing that! She even sometimes lets go and manages to stay up for a minute or two. It won’t be long before she is running, I’m sure!

Still eating great! Fruits, veggies, meat, spicy, bland… pretty much anything we throw her way, she’ll eat it. She’s been drinking cow’s milk in addition to nursing 4x a day and doing great with that as well. Only thing that’s “tough” is that she won’t hold her own cup! She CAN hold it, but to hold it and drink from it properly- i think she CAN but would just prefer me to “help” her.

Speaking of preferences, she has learned how to communicate them. It’s via ear piercing screech. Oh. Joy. I’m trying to reinforce the baby signs and save my eardrums but it doesn’t seem to be working! ouch!

Overall, she is just as happy as can be. She doesn’t always sleep well, but you’d never know it by her demeanor. (well, HARDLY ever. Some good friends in PA put up with quite the fussy baby at dinner one night, but that’s fairly rare around here!). I’m such a proud mama. I can hardly believe it’s been almost a year!ย 

I promise to post more pictures from our trip and Father’s Day soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Like/Don’t Like Edition One!

I’m putting off writing C’s 11 month update till we have pictures, so I’m doing a fun little post that was on my mind this morning!

Like: All the Laundry basket’s being empty (I think this has happened once since C was born. Maybe once since we’ve been married.)

Don’t like: Realizing at 1030pm that B has no clean pants for work.

Like(new like!): Baking cakes.

Dislike: the 9000 things needing to be washed after baking.

Like: running

Dislike: injuries

Like: Mornings (I’m a morning person!)

Dislike: Mornings that start before 6! (C needs more curtains in her room, apparently)

Like: Twitter, Facebook, Blogging and Reading Blogs
Dislike: wasting so much time!

Like: Currently Reading: Sally Clarkson’s “Mission of Motherhood”
Dislike: Not having time to read!

Like: shopping on etsy! REALLY wanting this for C’s birthday… or this…
Dislike: Budgets and Math!

Like: Writing this!
Dislike: Having to stop to go do laundry!

Feel free to link back to your own blog of Likes/ and Don’t Likes! ๐Ÿ™‚

10.5 Month Update!

Well, yesterday was an exciting day! After a few days of thumb sucking (new) and extra clingy-ness, mama finally saw another tooth popping through! Yay. So that makes 5. and I think number 6 (and more!) are on their way. Looks like her 1 year molars might be starting up as well. Might be a loooong couple of months!

For awhile now, I’ve been wondering if C really knew the baby sign for “more”. Yesterday a friend confirmed it- she also thought she was signing it! The sign is similar to clapping, so i had been thinking she was sort of clapping for herself. But, she just watched Baby Signing Time again(i let her watch it during those clingy teething days!!) and then the next day she was doing it! I realized that she only does this type of clapping or whatever when she is eating, so it is definitely a sign! yay! I’ll try to capture it on video.

She’s also putting more and more effort into talking! It’s so cute. Sometimes she imitates us really well.Me: “C, say, ‘book!'”
C: “Boo!!”

Other times, it goes more like this.
Me: “C, say, ‘Ball’!”
C: “djo!”

(which reminds me of the Friends Episode, “The One Where Joey Speaks French” )
She also does this little gremlin type voice when she’s excited. It’s super cute, but also kind of weird. ๐Ÿ™‚
Finally, she’s also started cruising a bit. Mostly, it’s only a step or two. But, she is definitely much less timid at her play table lately! And she climbs on more objects than me and B. Yesterday, she pulled up on her baby gate (AKA my sanity saver!)

Is she not the cutest thing EVER? I know, I know, she is. ๐Ÿ™‚

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