Monday, October 28, 2013

A photo dump update

Our life as of late- through the lense of my camera phone :)
If you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed that i follow a lot of moms with babies who were born around E's birthday.  I had a pregnacy app on my phone, and while i was still pregnant, a few of us shared our instagram names (lyndseyakley if you're curious!) so we could keep up with eachother after our babies were born.  It has been so fun to see other boys and girls around her age, and it is great to have a resource of fellow moms who are often going through the same things we are.  One of the moms is a great knitter, and she had these adorable hats, so we got one for E.  Yes, she looks like a Cabbage Patch doll, and yes we I love it!

 She is becoming more and more talkative each day, and here she is telling daddy a story.  I love how they only have eyes for eachother :)
This photo is a little grainy (sorry!) but it shows a few things: 1) look at her chubby little face/cheeks!  She is in the smaller percentiles on the growth chart, but she has some chub to compete with the best of them ;) 2) she sits up better each day!  she even uses her arms to balance.
She still LOVES the outdoors.  The exersaucer is placed right near our front door, and she often strains to look out the front screen door.
 We are still working to get her to roll from back to her tummy, but she doesn't seem to have any desire to do so just yet.  We were practicing the other day (i'll prop her up on her side and help her "roll" over to her belly) and she was starting to get tired.  I rolled her over like normal, and she stayed face down like this for a few minutes.  She didn't fall asleep, she just laid there, face down in the blanket, eyes open.  Such a silly girl.
I knew this day would come, and it arrived!  I went in to wake her up one morning and she was sound asleep on her tummy!  I always figured she'd be a tummy sleeper like her daddy ;)
We are in the beginning stages of teething (we think) because every item she can get her hands on goes straight into her mouth! 
Gma D and I (and E) went to Hobby Lobby to find some home decor stuff, and she sat in the front of the cart like a champ!  we tried this a few weeks ago at Target, but the carts are much larger there, so she kept tipping over.  Granted, we had to put her blanket and the Moby on either side of her so she didn't tip over, but still! She held onto the front of the cart, and loved the new view!
A coworker of mine got married this past weekend and E and I went. (B was off hunting pheasants with Gpa D, so he was having fun all on his own).  She did great the whole time, and was such a hit at the reception once she woke up.
A post on this will follow shortly, but we carved our first pumpkins as a family!  She wasn't too sure of the innards of the pumpkin, but ended up trying to eat some of it before we were finished.
On Thursday, this sweet baby slept through the night for the first time ever!!  She slept from 7:30p-4:30a (she stirred here and needed the paci put back in, but fell right back to sleep) and woke at 5:30a to eat!  She ate, then back to sleep until 7:45a.  I could hardly believe it!
(total side note, but how AMAZING does she look in brown??  Definitely takes after her daddy with that complextion.)
This girl is ready to start eating food like nobody's business! mommy on the other hand.. is having a hard time.  As you'll see in the video below, she is to the point that she will reach out and try to grab what you're eating.  I feel bad for laughing at her, but if you're eating near her and not paying attention, you're likely to lose a bite of food.  She wasn't pleased that Gma D wouldn't share her burger.

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