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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Doing what she does best!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

10 Months!

Miss Kiki is 10 months old now! Since I just did her 9 month post, nothing much has changed. of course there's that HUGE milestone of saying her first word, which is "Hi"! 

She just started pointing as well. Other than that, she's just getting smarter and bigger by the day. It amazes me to watch her grow and learn. She's definitely showing LOTS of personality! I am loving this age, even though I'm constantly chasing her around, pulling things out of her hands and mouth.

Oh yeah, I finally got her into the doctor for her 9 month well check. She's weighing in at 21 lbs 6oz and 28.5in tall. Still in the 75th percentile all the way around. We only have one more head manipulation appointment left and her head looks almost perfect! I'm so glad we went that route.

*I think I've said this before, but eating. Seriously, this girl is a foodie! She especially loves to feed herself. I really wish I had my camera the other day because I had 2 dogs and a baby begging for food, it was hilarious.
* Loves getting into shit. Constantly. She's an explorer, this one! She LOVES to empty the diaper bag.
* She also loves climbing anything she can, and opening and closing doors (as you can see in the video below). She doesn't even play with her toys. Who needs toys when you have doors, I guess!
* Screaming and yelling is one of her favorite thinsg to do. Especially in places like the bathtub where it echos and breaks your ear drums. Oh, and in public is always fun!
*Playing peek-a-boo!

*The carseat. Well, really anything she is strapped into. The stroller is also evil in her eyes.
* Having things taken away from her, not unusual for a kid.

Other than that, she really is such a good baby. I really am so blessed to have her. I cannot even imagine life before or without her. I love her so much, and wish I could spend every minute of every day with her.

Happy 10 months my beautiful princess!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cailin Says "Hi"!

I'm calling it as her first official word! She started saying it yesterday afternoon. We were at the doctor for her 9 month well check (yes, a month late), and she was standing on my lap looking out the window and she kept saying "hi! Hiiiiiii!" And I was all like, "did she just say "hi"? No,  it's probably just baby talk and it just sounds like she's saying hi." And then the rest of the evening she was saying it. She even waved and said it a few times. Here's a video of her saying it last night. It's at the very beginning. Right as she pulled herself up on my legs

So today when I picked her up from Aunt Jen's, I asked her if she was saying it and she said yes. She said she said hi to her husband when he got home! So there we have it. Miss Cailin's first official word is Hi!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Once Apon a Time, My Kid Was 9 Months Old...

Yeah, so I'm a couple weeks late here. It's been crazy busy! Camping trips, weddings (2 in 1 night), work, work and more work! Busy busy!

Good news, I'm getting used to working out of the home, and handling nights alone with Cailin, since it looks like Daddy will be out of town longer than we thought. It's hard. It took some adjusting, but I'm dealing now. Now that I think (I HOPE - knock on wood) I'm done being sick. I've been at the new job now for a month and pretty much sick the entire time.

Anyhoot. Enough about me.... Cailin turned 9 months old back on September 16th. Wait, it's October now. Yeah, told you we've been busy!

What has Miss Cai been up to lately? Or should I say INTO, which is everything! This girl is crawling everywhere and climbing everything! And if you dare to put her in "baby jail" aka the pack n' play, she gets pissed. Seriously pissed.

Which leads me into the next topic. Fits. She throws fits. Already. at 9 months old. If she doesn't get her way, or she's strapped into the carseat or stroller, all hell breaks loose. She fights sleep. I've had to let her cry it out (more like throw a fit it out). Something that I'm against. But you know what? She didn't want to be rocked, so I finally gave up and let her have it out until she fell asleep. I knew she was just over tired. It was a last resort type of thing.

Something else I've never done? Bought baby food. Gasp! I bought baby food. In a jar! Yeah, no time lately. Although I am working on some pumpkin, acorn squash, apples, spinach and chicken now. Cause, yeah. Baby food is expensive! I've been spending like $20/week! No bueno.

Her hand eye coordination is amazing these days. She's learned to clap, waves bye bye, and blows kisses sometimes! Too fricken cute!

She says Mama!!! Finally! And not just baby talk but has actually looked me right in the eye and said mama. She actually says Mom. Usually when she is crying or needs me, it's like MmmmmmMoooooooommmmmmmmmmm. She says Mom more than mama, which is weird to me. Or the last ma is like a separate word. Like, "mom. ma." She's also putting different sounds together more and more. Like she's actually got something to say, not just playing with her voice.

She gives the sweetest, most slobberiest kisses. She's been doing this for a couple months, but I wasn't sure if she's really giving kisses or just eating my face. But no, she gives other babies kisses, it's too cute! Yesterday I woke up and went in her room and got her out of her crib. She grabbed my face, pulled it to hers and planted a big wet one right on my lips. Then we went back to our bed to cuddle with Daddy and she crawled right over to his head and planted one right on his face. LOVE her so much!

I can't believe in just 2.5 months she'll be ONE YEAR OLD. Where the hell has time gone?!

Such a happy camper! She absolutely loved it!
Camper Cailin ;)