Monday, August 30, 2010

SEVEN Months

Weight- if I had to guess, somewhere b/w 16-17 lbs.
Length- b/w 27-28 in.
Diaper size- just moved you to a 3, it's still a little big but I feel a 2 is getting too small
Clothing size- 6/6-9 mo's right on the money


*Playtime with Daddy. You also giggle and smile SOO big when he comes home from work. It's the sweetest thing :)
*Cody. You are OBSESSED, even though he won't come near you. You laugh your head off at him and he doesn't even have to do anything! ha. It's adorable.
*Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is still really the only tv show that will capture your FULL attention. Tried Veggie Tales...not so much
*Staring at the pretty baby in the mirror...anytime we pass a mirror you immediately smile and start talking to yourself. Cracks us up lol


*When I leave your sight...pretty sure the separation anxiety has kicked in


*Voting 8/19/10well, you tagged along with Mommy and Daddy of course, and all of the volunteers LOVED you :))
*Eating a "cookie" (a Mum Mum rice wafer). You like chewing on them but have not figured out that you should swallow the pieces
*Sippy cup w/ a straw. It's easier for you to figure out right now, and you're so good at sipping a straw. You're constantly wanting to drink our drinks so I thought I should get you your own :)


*You are a PRO at sitting up! You're so grown makes me happy and sad all at the same time!
*You've finally caught on to the "Indian noise" (I'll put my hand over your mouth and you've realized if you make a sound when I do that, it sounds funny :))
*You give "kisses". When I say "give mommy kisses?" I get a nice slobbery one
*You continue to roll everywhere You particularly like to roll under tables
*You can scoot. You haven't figured out how to go forwards but you can certainly go backwards. If I help hold your tummy up, you can take a few crawling steps. I feel it won't be too long until you're crawling!!
*You can "share"!! If we say "can I have some?" you will put whatever item you have either in our mouth or in our hand.
*You learned to snort. It is the.cutest.thing.ever!
*Your new hobby while on your play mat is to take all of your toys out of the basket and put them back in
*Finally sleeping in your CRIB and out of the pack n play (see "sleep" category below ::sigh::


Sleep? What is that?!? You have been in your crib now for a little over a month and the transition has not been that bad (not as bad as I thought). It's taken you awhile to adjust to being in the crib and not the pack n play, even though they were both in your room. Going down for the night is a challenge because as soon as I turn to walk out, you FREAK OUT. We usually let you cry it out for a little while as long as I can take it, and I'll go in and put your paci back in, re snuggle you with your blankie, rub your head and then walk out. Sometimes you eventually fall asleep and sometimes I end up having to go in, rub your face and stand next to you until you're asleep. You're in your crib around 9 and depending on when you actually fall asleep, you usually wake up at least one time before Daddy and I go to bed (b/w 10-11). I can count on you waking about twice in the middle of the night. A good night is when all I have to do is put your paci back in your mouth and you turn over and go right back to sleep, a bad night is when no matter what I do, you just want OUT of that into bed with us you go. (Hey, Momma and Daddy gotta get some sleep too!!)

Takes two naps a day: first b/w 10-11, second b/w 3-4; Usually last anywhere from 45 mins to 2 hrs


Still nursing about 6-7 times a day. You either have a fruit or yogurt mid morning or after your lunch nursing and a veggie after nursing for dinner. Finding foods you will open your mouth for has been a challenge. You like yogurt, apples/blueberries, bananas/mixed berries, and sweet potatoes. Not too much else.

With every month that passes I'm finding it harder and harder to keep up with noting everything that you learn to do!! It seems that every day brings a new noise or ability! Daddy and I think you look more and more like a little girl and your own person than a baby. I treasure every day that I get to stay home with my girl!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Just because...

Painted piggies and all :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mommy Advice

Yet again, We Peyton is deciding to take the more difficult route. The issue this food. She took to eating right off the bat. Whatever I gave her, she ate, even if she made a face. I should have known it wouldn't stay that way. Now, she has learned that if she doesn't like it, she can clamp her little mouth closed and keep it that way. She's even learned to fuss without opening it! (Little smarty pants) I don't want to force feed her because I don't want the "eating process" to have a negative association attached to it. I'm trying not to stress about it too much because I know her source of nutrients is from nursing, so atleast I don't have to worry about that. I've read that many babies just don't and won't ever care for "baby food" and once they can chew, just skip straight to "people food". I've also read that every baby is different and to keep trying and eventually they'll come around on their own time. I've been told to try blending whatever it is that Austin and I eat. Anyone have any advice? Is your little one a picky eater? What did you do to help the situation?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Daddy's little model :)

(photo shoot with Daddy)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Why not!?!

****Also, I wanted to add that I can customize. I will do my best to create whatever it is that you would like :)****

I've been making several headbands and other crafty things lately (as seen in a post below) and posting pics of them on my Facebook just to see what kind of feedback I get. To my pleasant surprise, I've had several offers from friends that wanted to purchase some. After some debating on whether or not to make them to sell, I decided, why not!?! I'm going to start out slow and see how it goes. I don't want to spend a lot of money and end up with a bunch of items no one buys, so I'm going to make them as people want them. I have fun coming up with different styles and I like to wear them myself as well as make them for Peyton, so really at this point it's a win-win for me. Also I think it's kind of cool that people like what I've done and that they want to wear them :) So in the meantime, I'll create until my little heart’s content (and whenever Peyton allows me time ;)) and put it out there for the world my friends to see and see what happens!

Wish me luck!! :)

I will leave you with some of my creations...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Getting my craft on...

felt rosebuds

fabric rosebuds (haven't added the pearl beads in the center yet)

Where it all goes down:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Growing like a weed

Miss Peyton had her 6 month check up today and it went wonderfully. She received two shots and was such a big girl about them (always has been too!). Her doctor said she's looking great! Here are her stats:

Weight: 15 lbs. 13 oz. (44%tile, was 34% at 4 mo.)
Length: 27 in. (87%tile, was 92% at 4 mo.)

One downer is now that Dad is going through chemo, when Peyton gets her shots, she can't be around him for SIX WEEKS! :/ So, Skype will have to do for the time being. Better for Dad not to get sick though!!

The next time she goes in will be for her NINE month visit, holy cow!! Time's flying....

Monday, August 2, 2010

I'm addicted blogging that is. Someone pay me to do this!! :)