Wednesday, July 21, 2010

10 Months!!

How are you 10 months old? I'm positive that I begin all of my monthly updates with some form of this question. I can't believe you're almost a year old. It makes me sad and excited all at once.

You're so loved. Everyone adores you. You get attention wherever you go.

We recently took our first real vacation with you, and it was so fun. You were such a delight to be around. You hardly ever fussed - even on the 6 hour car ride! You're such a good baby. We hear that all the time. You're so independent but cuddly at the same time! I love it! I LOVE our morning cuddles. They're my absolute favorites.

If there was ever any doubt that you have your Daddy t-totally wrapped around your finger, forget it! He loves you SO much. Audra put it perfectly last night when we were talking. He seems to "adore" you. He would go to the moon and back if you asked him to! He even likes pushing you around in the stroller with your backpack on his back...only because it's you.

You'll eat just about anything we put in front of you. You're getting much better at solid foods and definitely want anything that we're eating. Juice is one of your favorites, even though you don't get it very often. You'll suck down a sippy of juice quicker than we can eat our meal.

You recently went swimming for the first time and although you hated it at first, you eventually grew to love it. You looked so cute in your ruffle pink swimsuit. Absolutely precious! You even enjoyed your floaty! You also LOVE to dance. You'll start bouncing to music and smiling. You usually twist your upper body while flailing your arms. It's the cutest thing ever.

You've changed SO much developmentally in the last month. You love to clap and play "where's Caroline?" with the blanket. Sometimes I'll look in the rearview mirror and you're holding up your blanket waiting on me to play. I always do. :) You've taken a few steps in the last week and we're so proud! You get so excited to get to us that you fall fairly quickly, but we're proud of those 3 steps anyway!

Your smile can seriously take any frustration or sadness away. You're smiling at me right now, actually. It's so incredibly precious. I LOVE your smile. It just lights up the room!

You've started getting further in your vocabulary than "da-da" which is very appreciated! You only say "ma-ma'" when you're upset, but I'll take what I can get. You can say bye bye while waving (although this takes a lot of prompting) and you could rival your cousin Drew in a screaming match. You've recently figured out how to get really loud - and you definitely perfected that skill quickly! You're understanding the meaning of no-no and mind pretty well. I hate having to get that stern voice and look with you. Sometimes just the look hurts your feelings, but you definitely are starting to test your limits.

You've still only got your two bottom teeth, but I'm pretty sure it won't be long before some top ones come in. Regardless, you can eat most table food with just your gums! Ha!

You throw things when you don't want them anymore and it's quite annoying. Your paci, your food, your name it. We're still working on the no-no for that one. As usual, you sleep perfectly through the night as long as we're not at someone else's house. In that situation, you normally end up in the bed with me. I don't always mind. ;)

Little girl, I can't wait to see what you're going to do in the next two months. You're such a wonderful joy to us. My love for you is absolutely unconditional. Above all, I pray that you become a wonderful Christian woman who strives to please the Lord. You couldn't make us any happier. We love you.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I've added a poll at the very top of my blog on the right hand side. Last pregnancy, the masses were correct with a 'girl' guess! What's your guess this time?!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cross your fingers!

Our internet situation may be getting much better very soon. The man is supposed to come out on Wednesday and make sure that the signal will be strong enough. I would be SO excited! I know it's a very trivial thing, but living out in the country and away from my side of the family really makes me miss my internet. It's my connection with the rest of the world! Cross your fingers that we can get it set up soon! I miss blogging and uploading a gazillion pictures. :) Just uploading ONE picture takes almost 20 minutes. Yes, I'm serious. Now you know why I rarely add pictures.

Maybe my blog will be a little less boring very soon!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

8 & 9 Months

I drafted the 8 month post way back when we were in the middle of moving and never even finished it. So I'll just give you what I had for it!

Eight months?! Where has the time gone my sweet girl? You are crawling all over the place! We'll be moving soon and I'm so happy because you'll have so much more space to crawl around. You've finally figured out to dump your toys out of the basket in the living room. It's so cute! Your eyes get huge when they all spill out around you. You still act like you're choking if someone feeds you something other than baby food or formula. It can get a little embarrassing! I know you're just overreacting to the texture of your food - but other people think the gagging means you're choking. It's surely something to behold! You pull up every now and then - but you don't like sitting back down because you fall on your booty kinda hard! You still say "da-da" like it's your job. You're so funny little girl.

(That was the end of my 8 month post.) I guess I still hit the big highlights!

9 Months: (Also drafted, but was waiting on pictures!)

Hallelujah! You are finally eating some solid food. Your Granna started giving you yogurt melts (that I had tried numerous times!) and you finally started chewing them. Guess you needed her magic touch! You've started recognizing people that you see regularly. Your face lights up when you realize you know them. It blows my mind that you're 9 months old. We just think you're the cutest thing ever! It's hard to see that little newborn baby in you. I see those pictures and can't believe how big you are now! You're holding steady at 22lbs. You've been at 22lbs for about a month now. I think all the crawling burns off your calories! You're in your 9 month clothing but it's definitely tight in some places.

You pull up on EVERYTHING. Absolutely everything. You're always standing up in your crib when I come in. Your napping is finally getting better. You're taking at least 1 hr nap in the morning and another at least 1hr nap in the afternoons. Sometimes I think I could take you down to just one nap, but when I attempt it's terrible! You're just not ready! You amaze so many people with the way you'll play with one toy for an hour. Actually, you'll play with a plastic hanger or piece of paper for an hour! Supposedly your daddy was the same way! Your new favorite food is Jello pudding or Jello gelatin. I only get you the sugarfree because I can't stand to give you that much sugar. Girl, when you are something. If I don't get the food to your mouth quickly enough you scream at me! And you sure do love to eat! You crack me up! It doesn't matter when you last ate, if someone offers you food - you're all over it!

This post was waiting on the pictures, which I will add later on today (hopefully) assuming the internet continues to function properly. I won't be able to add many, but at least a couple! I had to go ahead and publish this or I was never going to get it done!

Maybe sometime in the next few days I can actually put up her 10 month post. I'm such a bad blogger. :)