Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December 7th, 2010

Just taking a quick break from addressing Christmas cards to put up some more pictures of Paige. :)

I can't believe she's almost 9 months old. I feel like the past year has been such a blur. Not in a bad way, of course... but I'm seriously in denial that I'm about to start planning my little girl's 1st birthday. Everyday I wish I could just stop time and keep her this tiny forever! Okay okay, maybe not when she's teething or sick... but she's still a good sport even then.

Speaking of, Paige has her SECOND cold! The past month & a half have been rough on her. Two colds & two teeth all in 6 weeks. She's sleeping a little better now but still, when she wakes up and I go in to get her, my heart breaks when I see that her sheets are soaked through because of her runny nose. Even as I'm typing this, I can hear her coughing in there while she naps. She seems to handle it better than me & my husband (we caught it from her) so she's definitely her daddy's little fighter.

The good news though is that Paige started walking! It's still hard for her so she prefers to crawl but she tries to walk a LOT now! For about a month she would occasionally take a few steps alone but now she's determined. She'll take 4 steps, kind of realize she isn't holding on to anything, sit down, then get back up and take 4-5 more steps.

So here are the Christmas pictures I took of her. It was literally another 2 minute session since she was cranky so that's why her face is all grumpy... lol.

The one we ended up using.

LOVE the way she's sitting here (she posed like this all by herself) but she's got the 'I'm about to cry' face on.

Here she is walking around crying... but being the mean mommy I am, I just had to get a picture (even though she's out of focus).

Saturday, December 4, 2010

December 4th, 2010

I'm like a little kid, I love the first snow of the season! Well, technically it wasn't the very first; we had a little sprinkling earlier this week. But this was the first snow that sticks and layers the ground. We bundled Paige up & took her out for all of about 2 minutes. She's hilarious in her snow suit! In the house she acts like she can't move at all (reminds me of the kid in A Christmas Story) but then we got outside and she wanted to crawl around in it. Poor girl got her mittens all soaked so we brought her in to warm her up!

In other news, Paige's second tooth popped through already! Teething is definitely a rocky road but hopefully she'll get a little break before her top ones come in.

I love how if you look close in this picture, you can actually see the snowflakes falling!

Friday, November 26, 2010

November 25th, 2010

It's been way too long since I updated!

Paige is growing like crazy. She's 8 and a half months now and so much fun! Here's what she has been up to...
  • Crawling! She has been crawling since she was 6 months (now I feel terrible, it's been that long since I updated!).
  • Also since 6 months, pulling up and cruising on EVERYTHING. 
  • Can go up the stairs without help (although obviously I stand behind her just in case).
  • Can stand for long periods of time without assistance. She can even take a 3-4 steps on her own.
  • Her first tooth cut through last week. What a nightmare! The first night she didn't sleep at all. Poor girl. :(
  • Sometimes she sounds like she's trying to say "hi". She looks up at me and yells "HAAA!" and mimics me when I say it to her... but then again, she's becoming quite the babbler so who knows.
  • Refuses to eat purees anymore, which makes my life a lot easier. For Thanksgiving she ate steamed carrots, turkey (of course!), a croissant, mashed potatoes, and a bite of pickle. She definitely got the whole concept of pigging out at Thanksgiving because she ate almost as much as I did! haha. She'll eat anything now, she's not picky at all.
  • Getting so huge! She's well over 22 pounds (she hasn't been weighed since she was like 7 months). She wears 24 months in Gap clothes and 18 months in Carters. I'm going to have to shop in the toddler section soon!
So here's some pictures from Thanksgiving at her Nana's house (my MIL)

I love the crumbs on her face in this one!

In other baby related news, Paige finds out tomorrow if she's going to have a little brother or sister! We can't wait. :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Day 81: September 23rd, 2010

Another high chair picture... yawn. But Paige got to eat some pureed beef (yes it smells & looks as gross as it sounds. Just like cat food) & she L O V E D it. Couldn't get enough... she ate the whole jar & kept going "mmmmmmm!!!".

Out of focus eyes (I don't know WHAT I was doing here) but I love this one! lol
This one actually makes me feel a little nauseated since she's smiling with a mouthful of smelly food but I thought I'd include it anyways!

Day 80: September 22nd, 2010

I don't have a lot to say about today & I only have one picture. :(

So I figured even though this is Paige's blog... I'd fill out one of those pregnancy surveys just to have something to say.

How far along? 8 weeks.
Total weight gain: None... I hope! I'm too scared to get on the scale.
Maternity clothes? Not yet.
Sleep: I'm exhausted. Between night feedings, getting up to go to the bathroom, & just being a terrible sleeper in general, I'm definitely feeling the need for a nap in the afternoons! Housework is slipping for sure.
Best moment this week: Looking forward to my first ultrasound (October 22nd)!
Movement: Nope.
Gender: I'm guessing boy but... I guessed boy with Paige & I was wrong!
Labor Signs: Hopefully none!
Belly Button in or out? Very in.
What I miss: Not feeling sick. Just like with Paige, I can feel my morning sickness about to kick in. & not having the nose of a bloodhound!
What I am looking forward to: Hearing the heartbeat @ my first appointment.
Weekly Wisdom: Ha! I have none.
Milestones: Ummm... it's a stretch but how about over halfway through 1st tri?!

Day 79: September 21st, 2010

Today was a big day for Paige!

I joined a local mommy group so she could make some baby friends and I could hopefully meet some people that I have more in common with (none of my irl friends have babies). I was a lot little nervous about showing up at this girls house but I made myself do it anyways. Everyone was nice enough but I just don't think it's the right group for me. First of all, their babies are all around 18 months - which is great but Paige can't really "play" with them so we felt left out and they tend to be a little rough with her. Secondly - and I know I'm going to come across as a bitch here - the moms were a lot older than me. I'm definitely not a very young mom (I'm 25) but they all seemed a little put off by me being there. There were about 7 moms there and 3 of them didn't say a word to me and whenever I tried to talk to a couple of the others there, they would find an excuse to walk off right away. I had high hopes so I was disappointed but maybe I'll try again once Paige can walk.

So after a brief nap, we had Paige's 6 month appointment! Stop reading now if you don't want to hear me brag. She weighed in at 19 1/2 lbs and 27.5 inches tall (although they said she's probably about an inch taller but she refused to lay down without contorting & wiggling for them to accurately measure her). Still in the 95%+ percentile so she's a big girl! We discussed her recent milestones and the pedi said she has the size & motor abilities of a 9 month old... which I have my doubts about but it's always nice to hear your kid is advanced.

She had her shots :( but was a great sport. She only cried during the actual shot & for about 10 seconds after each one. Within about 30 seconds she was just sucking on her paci and smiling. It just breaks my heart when she cries like that... & she always looks up into my eyes & reaches for me. I guess these are the little ways you know your baby loves you. :)

So I had Paige sitting in her crib while I put away a little laundry - & I look over at her & she has practically pulled herself to a standing position! She's getting better & better at it everyday.

Day 78: September 20th, 2010

Paige is crazy about these little rice cakes called "Mum-Mums". She's already had 2 today so I made her pose for pictures with the 2nd round.

I love how her hair flips out behind her ears!!

Day 77: September 19th, 2010

Paige has been on the swing before but I don't think she really "got" it. Today she did! She had so much fun... unfortunately these are the best of the worst pictures I took. Need to figure out settings for more actiony type shots.

holy limb & head chopping!

Day 76: September 18th, 2010

I've gone way too long without updating... can I blame 1st tri exhaustion? :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Day 75: September 17th, 2010

My husband took off work today since he's traveling for work this weekend. :) Isn't he the sweetest? We took Paige for a little walk and it was her first time riding in the stroller without her infant carrier. She looooved it!! She spent half the ride sucking on the little bar/tray thing in front then the other half slapping it with her hands and babbling to the trees. I think she liked seeing our normal route from a different perspective. We wanted to push her in the swings at the park but when we got there, there was seriously a line for them! So we skipped it.

She looks so OLD in this one! Where did my little baby go?!

Hmmm, I think I need to figure out how to make the width of my blog wider.

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