Tuesday, December 10, 2013

10 Months!!

So Miss Adelaide (or Miss Adeeay, as Caleb calls her) turned 10 months old last week. And she's as cool as ever.

This past month:

Adelaide has started walking more, especially the last couple of weeks. So she stands by herself and takes steps by herself, no prompting from anyone. She was up to 10 steps by her ten month day. Now she's up to many more (in just a week's time), so she'll really be walking very soon. She stands all the time now. So cute!

She likes strawberries, rice, Fruitful O's (some cereal made by Cascadian Farms), Annie's chedder bunnies, I let her try some shredded cheese last week and she liked that. She also likes green beans, different spices, potatoes, peas. Like Caleb, I plan on not feeding her meet until 2. But unlike Caleb she's started on dairy already (Caleb didn't have any dairy until he was 15 months old). She hasn't had much- just that cheese one day last week and last night, I let her try a little yogurt which she really liked.

She doesn't like baby food or ultra pureed food. She seems to like things with texture. So creamy mashed potatoes is a no, but a soft baked potato is a yes.

Even though she likes some foods, she doesn't like to eat much, actually. So she still almost exclusively nurses. I try feeding her a couple times a day, but she will either resist or just eat a couple of bites and she's done. Every once in awhile, she will eat a great deal more than usual, which is always exciting. :)

She wears size 12 months- 18months. She's not as chunky as the C-man was, but she's taller than he was at her age.

She has become a cuddly girl. It's precious. She will now cuddle with us some and I just LOVE it.

She LOVES to give kisses to people, especially babies. When she gets excited, though, or greets them, she'll pat them on the head.

She loves to follow her older brother around and do what he does to the best of her ability. It's super duper cute! She also mimics him more than anyone else.

Speaking of mimicing. She mimics a lot. She says, "ha" (hi), bah bah (bye bye), "mama", "dada", "mmmm" (you know like, mmm, mmm, good). She makes lots of gurgling noises and other fun noises, too. She'll watch your mouth intently and try to figure out what you're doing. Her most favorite thing recently is make a kiss noise. If you're eating something and she wants some, she'll smack her lips together, as if she's eating, too. I can't handle her cuteness.

She doesn't clap, or point, or wave yet, really. She did wave a little bit, but doesn't anymore.

She still has not a single tooth and it doesn't look like any are trying to push through either. But, don't underestimate her bite! She's got a strong jaw!

She loves reading, singing and DANCING! It's so cute to watch her dance. She just bounces up and down and sometimes she put her head up and down to the side. Adorable.

She's a super friendly baby and as long I'm nearby, she'll go to pretty much anyone. She does not like being left with anyone she doesn't know though... that's more recent.

She's a climber. It's so funny to watch her climb. If she slept in a crib, I'm pretty sure she would have figured out how to climb out by now.

She likes to be outside, even when it's cold, but especially when it's warm (or cool) and she can get down and crawl/ walk along behind something and play.

She's one tough cookie. She's fallen off of things (like the bed), been toppled on by her brother, run into things (like the door) and she just gets up like it's nothing most of the time.

She's also pretty headstrong, and strong in general.

She's also super smart. She will do things and look back for attention. If you missed, she'll do it again so you can see.

She also gets object permanence... no hiding things from her anymore.

She's pretty awesome and seriously such a joy! She brings so much more sunshine to my life than I thought possible.

We left these totes there so that the little ones wouldn't be able to get to the tree.

As you can see, that worked out real well. :)

I sure do love that smile! 

Ignore everything about this picture... except for that sweet smile!

Mmm.... what a yummy baby.

I just love those lashes.

And those eyes!

This sweet girl. 

Everything goes into her mouth. Everything. 

So this was from like the middle of November.... Now she stands so much better and walks! Wahoo! :)

In the new hat and bib from aunt Kayla who is in the army. :)

10 months old!

My clean, sweet smelling 10-month old.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

That Mom.

I wrote this post on my other blog... but decided to share it here. :) Follow the link below if interested. :)


Sunday, November 10, 2013

9 Months and Active!

Adelaide turned 9 months old a couple of days ago (like 6) and she is doing awesome!

- She continues to climb stairs like a pro- if she starts climbing and she hears you coming to get her, she tries to go super fast. So funny!
- She laughs/smiles when you tell her "No" and she'll do it again.
- She babbles alot. She loves to talk and sometimes sing.
- Anytime there's music playing, which is often in our house, she loves to dance.
- She loves playing on the keyboard.
- She loves to be on the floor more than anything. She just wants to be active and moving. Sometimes she'll crawl around on the floor and Caleb will get down on his hands and knees, too and they will crawl around together. It's super sweet.
- When she gets really excited, she moves her wrists and her ankles, moving her hands and feet around in circles.
- When she's proud of herself or otherwise excited, she takes both hands and bangs them on whatever is in front of her over and over again (instead of clapping).
- She smiles constantly.
- She is starting to develop a little more stranger anxiety, but still will go to anyone, at least for a little while.
-She's definitely a mama's girl.
- She had her first trip to the hospital , just for a couple of hours, because she had croup.
- Her first Halloween, she was a Cabbage patch kid. Super cute, but she was sick, so we stayed home, while the boys went to Sandy's with the rest of Jeff's family for a party.
- She stands up and will let go, but starts bouncing and only last for a few seconds before she holds onto whatever again or falls to the ground.
- If you ask her to stand up, she will look for the nearest thing to pull up on.
- She puts EVERYTHING in her mouth.
- If she has something in her mouth and you ask her to spit it out, she will.
- She gives great kisses on the mouth or cheek. It's precious.
- As you can see, she has pretty good language skills developing. :)
- She smiles at strangers all the time.
- She just transitioned out of her infant carrier into a bigger carseat.
- She makes the weirdest noises, and will imitate us.
- She knows when she's being cute or funny.
- She likes to grab faces.
- She starting to like books and she loves looking at pictures of people and having me explain who they are to her.
- She was sick for a couple of weeks and had turned into a little bit of a cuddler- I certainly can't complain about that.
- She just had her first cheerios about a week and a half ago and she loves them.
- She loves bananas, peas, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, apples (but not applesauce- the texture maybe?), green beans, cookies (duh), mashed potatoes, bread, peaches, pears. She prefers her food not pureed completely, she prefers a little texture, you know. This week we're gonna try strawberries! :)
- She pretty much tries what we eat- though she doesn't eat three meals a day yet. She eats maybe only once a day and a snack... she's probably ready for more food though.
- She's super independent about everything. She doesn't like when we hold her hands to help her walk, she'd rather crawl or walk holding furniture. She doesn't like to be fed, she'd rather attempt to feed herself.
- She really loves playing with Caleb.
- She loves "If you're happy and and you know it", "The Wheels on the Bus", "Jesus Wants me for a Sunbeam", "I Keep So Busy Praisin' My Jesus", "Motor Boat, Motor Boat" (more of an action play then a song).
- She weighs 20 lbs and 2 oz., I think. She's 29 inches tall and her head is a circumference of 17. She's in the 80th percentile for weight (dropped from the 88th) and in the 90th percentile for height. My big girl. She's wearing mostly 12 month clothes- a couple of things still fit her in the 9 month range.

As you can see, she's got a lot of preferences and she's independent. She's an awesome baby and I know I say this every month, but I just love her to pieces. I feel so blessed to have her and Caleb a part of my life. :) I'm one blessed mama.

Picture time!! :)

Ignore the watermark and the blurriness. :)

Adelaide with Aunt Crystal

At aunt Tracy's wedding in Utah. :)

Visiting with friends in Utah! :) We love the Witts.

Yeah, I know, this post is about Adelaide... but I don't post about Caleb too much these days and well, he's the best boy. 

Okay, this one cracks me up. Adelaide really wanted that pumpkin for herself. 

My sweet girl and I at the pumpkin patch.

My sweet girl sick with croup.
Sick, sleepy baby.

My poor girl. 

Likes to push the cart... just like her brother.

From aunt Tracy's open house in Richmond.

I love these two!