Friday, September 28, 2012

My 11 Month Old!

Wow! This month has been full of new things. It seems like Caroline is just growing and developing rapidly and I just want to FREEZE time to soak it in. She's just getting more and more fun and full of personality. Soon enough, she'll be a ONE YEAR OLD :(. It seems like just yesterday I had this precious little thing. Oh wait, did I say little. HAHA. Well, she's anything but little. Baby girl is a BIG girl. She's got thunder thighs for sure. She is a giant. Last time we went to the doctor she was 99% for her height, weight, and her head. Let's just say she's got lots to LOVE!

Eating: 3 meals a day + 3 bottles (usually 6 oz with an 8 oz at night)
She still eats some baby food and some table food. We're working more towards table food at this point, though.

Sleeping: 11 or so hours at night
We put her down around 7:30 and she usually sleeps until around 7 AM

Naps- 2 a day about 3 to 3 1/2 hours total
She usually takes about 1 hour- 1 1/2 hours per nap. She goes to sleep very easily. She's usually out in 5 to 10 minutes.

She has started crawling in small increments! YAY! She just gets tired and then lays on her belly after a few scoots forward :).

She has also started pulling up on her bed :).

And, she can walk around the ottoman while holding on!

Friday, September 7, 2012

SG's 2 1/2

My baby isn't a "baby" anymore. The cute pudgy cheeks and busted can of biscuit arms are gone. As I glance at her, from time to time, I find myself thinking more and more, "She looks like a little girl." She's growing up and it's bitter sweet. It seems like she learns something new each and everyday and I find myself struggling to keep up. While having two little girls who are 19 months apart is a joy, it's also a challenge. I feel like time is just flying by like a dream. It's hard to believe my baby is 2 1/2. What a difference half a year can make. It's been amazing to watch her learn and grow.

Favorite things she's saying:

The other day SG got upset because Sissy was in her favorite swing (the "pint" *pink* one) and so she started whining. I asked her if she wanted to swing too and she nodded her head yes. As I was removing Caroline from the swing SG looked at her and said, "I sorry, Sissy. I sorry."

We told SG we were going to a horse show and she said, "I toming (coming) horse, I toming." She also likes to tell Trey and I "Tome in, Mommy (or Daddy)," when she opens and closes the door. It's a game to her.

She likes to tell me, "Hand me that."

She's a very polite child and likes to say, "No welcome, or no thanks."

SG has become very opinionated about her ensemble lately. When I want her to wear something she doesn't want to wear she says, "I not ont it (translation: I not want it).

"Yucky snake"....Our church is currently located in a daycare that has a salt water aquarium located at the check in desk for preschool. The other day SG saw an eel and said "Eew...Yucky snake." Trey and I totally cracked up!

"1,2,3,2,5....Tome (come) find me!" Yes, that is a 2 in place of a 4. For some reason, SG can recognize the number 4, but when she is counting consecutively she says "2." It drives me bonkers, but it's cute.

"I wike (like) it."

"So beautiful"

"Oh my doodness (goodness)!"

"I stuck!" When she can't get down from somewhere.

Favorite Things She's Doing:

She is currently in a "princess" phase and LOVES dressing like a princess whenever she can get away with it.

SG is also really into "singing" lately. She loves singing parts of songs that she knows. Some of her favorites are "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," "The Itsy Bitsy Spider," "You are My Sunshine," "Hickory Dickory Dock," "The Blue Mermaid," "Jesus Loves Me," "The ABC Song," and theme songs of her favorite shows.

She knows all her shapes, colors, numbers 1-10, and ABC's up to letter J (because that's all we've learned so far ;)). She absolutely loves learning and that makes my teacher's heart melt :).

Other News...
We're not potty trained just yet. We started and then we ALL got sick and so I gave up! We will revisit this not so fun task soon, though.

We are having quite a few tantrums these days. It's very frustrating, but I guess that's why they call it "terrible" twos? Can anybody else out there relate? Ahhhhh! Nevertheless, there is one thing that is absolutely hilarious that we make her do. Since SG does well responding to literal terms we tell her to "Close her mouth" because she knows what that means. So, she closes her mouth and cries and screams. Ha! There are times that I have to turn around so that she doesn't see me holding in my laughter.

SG just recently started Mother's Day Out! We are both so excited about it! It gives us both a tiny break from each other while SG gets the opportunity to learn from another adult and socialize with other children in a structured environment. While the break is great, it is a little bitter sweet. She's just growing up so fast!