Thursday, August 1, 2013
You are ONE YEAR OLD today! You wear 9-12 months clothing. You are in a size "3" diaper and size 3 shoes. You weigh 19.6 pounds. You are drinking 3, 8 ounce bottles a day and we are now giving you half a bottle of whole milk and the other half formula. You are eating table scraps and are a good eater. You are still taking two naps and now sleep 11 hours straight from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. You are teething your molars on top and the canines. You are crawling fast, pulling up and cruising! You can stand on your own for about 5 seconds. You can say EIGHT WORDS which is very advanced! And you know exactly what they mean. You don't say them perfectly, but we can tell what you are saying and that you are trying to repeat us. "Bye, bye", "cat", "thank you", "uh oh", "banana", "cookie", "Momma", and "Daddy". "Momma" is your favorite word by far. :) You love to hear singing and love to clap and are starting to really like "patty cake". You are pointing and start pointing and fussing if you want more food off my plate. You are waving "bye bye" and love to give me and Audrey goodnight kisses before Daddy puts you to bed. I'm reading Audrey a story and have started reading to you a little bit. You are a little interested, mainly in flipping the pages of the book, but we will get there. You have been really attached to Momma for the past couple of months, which is very normal. You LOVE swimming and splashing and have no fear of the water. Your favorite thing is still your yellow lovie with your paci. You enjoy playing with things with buttons to push and that make sound. I just can't tell you enough how much I love you! This has been the best year of my life. You complete our family and bring us so much joy! I love you with every inch of my being and am so glad you are mine! Happy Birthday to our "Happy" Ava!!
Monday, July 1, 2013
You are eleven months old today! You wear 9-12 months clothing. You are in a size "3" diaper and size 3 shoes (we've been trying). You weigh at least 18.5 pounds. You are drinking 3, 8 ounce bottles a day. You are eating baby food three times a day and eating table scraps. You love oranges and bananas the best! You are still taking two naps and now sleep 11 hours straight from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. You have 4 teeth on top and have 4 on the bottom, but are currently teething, so there may be more soon. You are crawling fast, pulling up and cruising! You are also doing "upside down", which means walking won't be far behind! You are jabbering up a storm and I keep meaning to write down some of the random words you say, but you definitely see Sam and say "cat". You can clap like crazy and wave "bye bye". You also love the song "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands" and will clap your hands at the appropriate times in the song. We've given you a few bites of sweets lately and you LOVE ice cream! You fuss when I don't put it in your mouth fast enough and even tried to feed it to yourself when I was talking to someone the other night! We are working with you right now to not touch adult objects on the tables like diet cokes etc. and you are understanding "no" and obeying really well. You still look at me like "really?". You also love to open and close doors. That's your new favorite thing. One of my friends that also has two babies close to you and your sister's ages was talking about how her kids compete for her attention. You guys just never do that! Your sister is really not that jealous when I'm doing things with you or spending some time with you. And you are just so laid back when I'm doing something with Audrey. You watch a lot and smile. Sis is an endless source of entertainment for you. I still can't believe you are 11 months. Part of me is glad because you are bigger and I can do more stuff with you and you are more independent. But...part of me is so sad. These 11 months have just gone by in a blink! I was going through clothes the other day and saw one of your teeny tiny newborn outfits and just missed you being so small and that new baby smell and the sweet baby cries and noises. I try to enjoy every minute, but it still flies by. Some days I wish I could just freeze time and always have my cute sweet baby! But, I'm enjoying watching you grow up and learn and I know it will just get better and better. I love you more than words can express!
Saturday, June 1, 2013
You are ten months old today! You wear 9-12 months clothing. You are in a size "3" diaper and I honestly haven't put shoes on you in awhile because you just take them off and "eat" them lol! I'm not sure of what you weigh, but you are growing! You are drinking 3, 8 ounce bottles a day. You are eating baby food three times a day and are starting to eat some table scraps. You are still taking two naps and now sleep 11 hours straight from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. You have 4 teeth on top and have 4 on the bottom. You are crawling like crazy and pulling up everywhere! You are so curious and now can get to things out of reach before like the coveted remotes. You have the most incredible memory! You know exactly where the playroom is upstairs and if I put you down, you start crawling toward it and start playing! You and your sister are finally playing pretty well together. She is having a little trouble sharing, but we are working on it! You are been repeating things! I'm just amazed! You definitely said "cat" the other day and a few other things we said to you. You have the most incredible laughter! It delights my soul so much to hear you! You love being tickled and I love tickling you to get to hear that laugh just for a second. And, you think your sister is pretty funny! She will do something over and over again to get you to laugh. You still hate getting your diaper changed and getting dress. You also will rip any bow out of your hair, so I quit putting them on you. You have been really attached to me lately, but love your Daddy so so much!! We adore you!! You are the most laid back little baby! And so easy! You are the favorite in the baby room at school because you are so happy and just love to sit and play. You only cry when getting dressed and diaper changed, when you are ready for a bottle or for a minute or two when I put you to bed. I can't tell you enough how much I am just completely in love with you!! You are my world and I hope to be the best mother to you that I can possibly be!!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
You are nine months old today! You wear 6-9 months clothing and will probably move onto 12 months very soon. You are now in a size "3" diaper and still wearing size 2 shoes. You weigh 17 pounds. You are drinking 3, 8 ounce bottles a day. You are eating baby food three times a day and love it! Your favorite is butternut squash and apple. You are still taking two naps and now sleep 11 hours straight from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (knock on wood...). You have 4 teeth on top and now have 4 on the bottom. You FINALLY crawled TODAY! You have been inch-worming around for awhile now and can pretty much get where you want to go, but are now trying to get good at crawling. You've still been babbling a lot and mostly saying "mama" yay! You also say "a-gah" and that's when I know you are fixing to do something sneaky! You have definitely been asserting your independence lately. You now HATE to have your diaper changed or clothes changed. I mean HATE! Also, when we take anything away from you, you totally throw the BIGGEST fit imaginable! You are so so so curious! You LOVE playing with the door-stopper! That's definitely your thing! You also LOVE putting necklaces in your mouth. I just adore your little personality! You are so cute and sweet! I just can't put into words how much I love you!
Monday, April 1, 2013
You are eight months old today! You wear 6-9 months clothing. You are now in a size "3" diaper and still wearing size 2 shoes. I'm actually not sure how much you weigh! You are drinking 3-4, 8 ounce bottles a day. You are eating baby food twice a day and love it! I haven't given you anything that you haven't liked. You are awake a lot of the day taking only 2 naps and are sleeping through the night. You are cutting 4 teeth on top and still have just 2 on the bottom. It makes you a little cranky from time to time, but who wouldn't be?! You are SO CLOSE to crawling! You get in that crawling position and I just know you are going to take off, but you haven't yet. You've still been babbling a lot and mostly saying "dada". You also figure out the funniest time possible to do a poot time sound - like when we sat down to Easter dinner LOL! The weather changed one last time and you are a little sick again, but it should pass soon. I love you with every inch of my heart!!
Friday, March 1, 2013
You are seven months old today! I am ready to bump you up to your 6-9 month wardrobe. You still wear a size "2" diaper, but could really use a "2-3" if they only sold it on Amazon. You wear a size 2 shoes. You weigh around 16 pounds. You are drinking 5, 8 ounce bottles a day. You are also FINALLY enjoying baby food once a day! You started out loving peas (of all things), but are now enjoying a variety of flavors. You are awake a lot of the day and are sleeping through the night. You are the funniest baby EVER! Sometimes, I just sit and crack up at you. You are SO GRABBY! You remind me of a boy baby in that way. You grab everything that is within your reach, toys, people, hair... Too cute! My favorite thing about you has got to be your smile. When you smile at me, it just melts my heart. You've still been babbling a lot and think you are just telling us everything. You also LOVE doing the "razz" sound - you think it's too funny. Your new favorite game is "take my socks off". You love pulling them off so you can play with your toes. You are FINALLY feeling better (knock on wood) and just have a cough left. Praise God!! You can really tell you are feeling better in your happiness and appetite level. I am so head-over-heels in love with you!! Every time I kiss those chubby cheeks, I fall more and more in love!!
Friday, February 1, 2013
You are six months old today! You wear size 3-6 Month clothes and a size "2" diaper. You haven't worn shoes this past month, so I'm not sure if you wear a 1 or a 2. You weigh around 15.5 pounds and are around 25 inches. You are drinking between 6.5 and 8 ounces a bottle and usually 5 bottles a day. You are awake a lot of the day and are sleeping through the night. You have really been playing hard this month! You love sitting close to your sister and playing with her toys. She loves playing with you too and when you play princesses together, she always gives you "Ella" (Cinderella) to play with. You watch her constantly! You said your first words "Dada" and was really saying it a lot, but kinda quit recently. You love playing with your feet! You love watching your sister and learning from her. You, me and Audrey have all been taking baths together lately and you love to splash in the tub. You love to laugh and laugh quite often at your sister! You've been pretty sick this month with an upper-respiratory infection. I'm praying that you get well and stay well! You've been sick so much of your life now...I'm ready for you to feel better and get some relief! You LOVE your Daddy and spending time with him and he loves you so! Course, I love you more than the world! I love holding you and kissing your chubby little cheeks and giving you raspberries. You are my sweet baby and these past 6 months have been the best ever! Looking forward to what the next 6 months will hold! I love you! Happy Half-Birthday!!