Monday, November 29, 2010

We have a.....


She just started this the day after thanksgiving while we were all just playing in the floor!! Bless her heart, I don't think she realized what she got herself into when she did that!! Once she did it once, I kept wanting to see it over and over and over again!! We wore this chick out!! She can now go a total of about 9 or 10 steps before she falls, but she's getting braver and braver every day!! I read that walking is successfully achieved by pronounce encouragement when they make the attempt, therefore, our house sounded like we were at a football game and our team scored the final touchdown to win (with every short distance walk!!) hahaha.

One of my friends commented on facebook that they just love the frankenstein walk...and that's exactly what she's doing and that's exactly what I've been calling it myself!! And I will agree, it is adorable. Every step is an, "I think I can"

This little munchkin turns 1 next week (can't talk about it yet), and Walker (the dog) is thinking she's turning into one of the coolest people he's ever met!! :) And with her starting to walk- he doesn't know what he's in for (or maybe it's the other way around!!) She makes his tail wag, and this is what he plants on her face all day!! L-O-V-E It!!

Let the craziness of a walking toddler begin!! :) Happy Monday!

Friday, November 19, 2010

the new thing

So we have a new obsession! CLIMBING!! And below is where she can be found 75% of her day:

From the instant that I have to put her down in the mornings to make her bottle, this is where she goes. Call me a bad mom, but so that I can go to the bathroom, get the coffee brewing and get her bottle mixed up, Nick Jr. is my savior! None of those things would get done without a crying baby pulling at my leg if I didn't do this, and to be quite honest...until I have coffee in me, I go the easiest route in all aspects of my life!

Doesn't she just look like she fits so perfectly in this!! :) It's a hoot watching her get in it, but it's like the perfect spot in babyland. Surrounded by her favorite toys!!

Needless to say, she cannot get out of this on her own...but she gives it a shot. Her next favorite thing to do is to pull it over to the couch or pull it (it's on wheels) over to the entertainment center and climb in this, to climb onto the next object! She's smart, and I'm having to be on my most alert behavior with her more and more everyday. She'd climb the walls if she could. The child has no fear!!
She's nothing like her momma!! ;)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

11 months!!

Jaycee- one year ago to this weekend, you tried to enter this world early. You made your daddy come home from his hunting weekend and take care of mommy bc they put me on bedrest. I thought it would be any day from that one that you would come, but then I guess you got comfy and decided to wait almost a whole other month before we made you come out!! So you are now 11 months old!!

We have entered a new stage with you, and while it's all glorious, and I wouldn't have it any other way, this one is not as glamorous as some, but not as bad as others!! Hey, that's why they call it "stages" right....

You have now entered "operation seperation anxiety!!" And it's not just from me being out of your sight, it's also, if you have to leave my hip!!! OH MY, OH MY!!

I know right now you are so frustrated b/c you are wanting to walk sooo bad, and you're almost there!! That's why I'm trying to enjoy this "mommy" time to the fullest right now, b/c I know how independent you'll be once those feet start going a mile a minute!

You are now able to stand by yourself in the middle of the livingroom, but boy when you act like we're playing "freeze!" hahaha. You look at us like you have no clue what to do from here. However, the past couple of nights, you will let go of the couch, and come at us with 2 steps and then you just LITERALLY dive into our arms. I think you know that we're there to catch you...I just hope at some point you realize that when you dive onto the floor, it won't be as cooshy, and that at some point, those little feet have to keep moving!! hahaha. I know you'll get there, I'm just afraid of the injuries in the making....

You now have more teeth!! who hoo... One of your top front teeth have come through, and the other one is causing you alot of pain right now and I bet by morning it will be through!! All the more to eat yummy food with!!

We have STARTED the weaning formula stage with you. I love how the doctor told me to do it, but didn't tell me how to do it. Thank goodness for google. I was so lost...

You say "bye bye" "hi" "dada" and "ball." I am still begging you for "mama" but when i ask you to say it, you say, "bye" hahaha.

I also say "where's Walker" and you will spin your head in circles looking for him and when you find him you point your finger and go "oooooo!"

You are such a blessing and you have the biggest, widest, can make anyone in the world almost laugh it's so cute smile in the whole entire world!!! I just look at you sometimes and my heart just sinks in my stomach and I think about how much I love you!! You love to cuddle, you love to give hugs (you even know how to give your teddy bear a hug!), when I squeeze you and I keep repeating "I love you" you usually put your head in my chest and just hum in your sweet voice. I like to think its your way of telling me you love me back!! :)

Happy 11 months Jaycee Anabelle. December 8th will be here before we know it!! (or are ready for it!!) :)