Thursday, January 15, 2009

Merry Christmas to me!

Our furniture finally arrived this week and I must say that I am feeling a little better about the munchkin exploring in the living room. I still have to watch her like a hawk, but she can no longer reconfigure our sound system or toss about five DVDs on the floor before I can get to her. Thank you again to our families who so graciously gave us gift cards for Christmas to buy this furniture - we love it! We also spent last weekend installing a new baby gate, putting locks on several of the cabinets, and re-organizing the pantry so that all things dangerous are out of reach. Regardless of the time we spend making things "safe", this kid finds a way to get into something! Oh, the life of a Mom with a crawling baby (I wouldn't trade it for anything!) By the way, Tink is having some "Pack N Play" time so that I can have a moment of peace. If you have a little one and haven't read Baby Wise Book Two, I highly recommend it! Gotta go, my time is almost up and I'm sure there's something more productive I should be doing. . .

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Nine Months

What a fun month this has been! We were reminded this month how truly blessed we are by such great family and friends. We traveled quite a bit and Tink got to spend more time with her cousins - she even met some of them for the first time! It was such a fun and special time for our family.
We visited the doctor today, and she weighed in at 16.5lbs and is 26.5in long. Her growth slowed down a little because she's so active, so Dr. Gomez encouraged me to add a third "solid food" feeding to her day - this kid is going to eat all day long! She really loves finger foods, so I'm sure she won't complain :) She LOVES peas, rice, tortillas, cheerios, and anything else I feel brave enough to let her try. I have discovered that she has my terrible gag reflex, which is interesting when trying new foods. . .
Her new favorite past time is pulling up on anything she can reach - keeping me VERY busy trying to keep things out of her reach! We're counting the minutes until our new furniture arrives - we ordered a new TV stand and media tower (with doors) and they can't get here soon enough. Her independence and strong-willed personality grow every day, along with being able to charm her Daddy with giggles and dancing (yeah, he's in trouble).
I posted most of our pictures in the slide show above, but here are just a few more:
Enjoying a break from Christmas shopping with a MumMum
This is the look I give my Daddy when I want something (like this Curious George, for example)
Let's see, what can I get into. . .
cousin fun
Happy New Year!
Can we stay up until midnight?
Nine months old
About to dive off the couch. . .

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Twas the week after Christmas. . .

and I'm still trying to get caught up on everything. . . We had a wonderful Christmas full of time with family! R and I were very excited about Tink's first Christmas and she seemed to love it as much as we do :) Of course, she was completely interested in wrapping paper and exploring all of the new places we visited - she's getting harder and harder to keep up with! There were way too many pictures to choose from, so here are some highlights (don't forget to mute the playlist at the bottom of the page before you start the video) If you're on Facebook, these are the same pictures I posted this morning :)