Archive | September, 2012

On the Move!

25 Sep

Things are changing so fast at the Mullins’ household!  I’ll go more into depth when I do her 9 month update, but this little girl is on the move!  It’s slow going, but she’s going further and further everyday.  (I really need to baby proof.)

Here are some photos from the past few weeks.

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We got a swing from the front yard and she loves it.  She doesn’t look that enamored here, but I promise she is. 

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We had our first play date with the adorable Lily!  Lily was born just three days after Chloe (on my birthday!) so it’s fun to watch them interact.  Chloe learned a lot from Lily, too.  The next day she started sitting herself up and is now on her way to crawling everywhere.

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She is SO into books right now.  She picks them up and puts them in your hands and will whine until you read it to her.  Adorable.

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Already ready for school, haha.

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Crawling for Mom’s wallet.  (Obviously she’s going to have great expensive taste like her Mama.)  I gave her this in the car one day when she was inconsolable and now it is her favorite thing ever.  It’s the only the she cries for when you take it away.  I’m not sure what to do about this…Obviously, I can’t give my baby my Kate Spade.

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Caught red handed with the phone!

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And…caught red handed with the computer.

 

And with that, I’m off to baby proof so everything valuable doesn’t get destroyed!  

8 Months

7 Sep

Chloe is 8 months old today!  We celebrated by…doing what we do everyday. 

This month has seemed a lot like the previous month, but I think that month 8 is going to be a big one.  The one thing she started doing this month is giving me (and Hunter) “kisses”.  Sometimes, when I give her a kiss, she looks up, grabs my face with both hands…and licks me.  I’m pretty sure it’s meant to be a kiss.  And it’s the most precious thing I’ve ever seen in my life.  

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Clothes: 9 months, but things with legs are almost too short (especially with her cloth diapers on). 

Weight:  Last time I weighed her it was 19.4 lbs.  I don’t know how accurate that is though. 

Height:  Tall.  Everyone who sees her comments on how tall she is.

Solid Food:  She’s recently really started eating.  For instance, today she had a whole cheese stick, 1/4 c of blueberries and 3-4 tbsp of greek yogurt.  Dinner was 4 broccoli florets, 1/3 c. of mac and cheese, 2 orange slices.  Sometimes she isn’t interested and will just throw food around.  The other day she decided it was easier to lick the food off her tray:

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Sleeping:  The same.  There have been a couple of weird nights where she wakes up screaming hysterically and once I go in and pick her up for a second she goes back to sleep (teething, I think), but for the most part, still goes to sleep between 7-7:30 wakes up between 4:30-5 to eat and gets up at 6:30. Occasionally, she’ll get up way to early and it makes for a long day, but we survive.  Naps are the same.  

Breastfeeding:  Just the same except she did go through a week of biting.  It was only at her bedtime feeding, but it was intense.  She ended up falling asleep multiple nights without a full feeding.  I was worried but when I called the pediatricians office they told me it was totally normal if a baby was teething.

Teeth:  Still only 2!  I don’t know how it’s possible.  Poor thing has had some rough days this month.  Both her top two teeth and two more on bottom have almost made appearances.  

Movement:  Progress.  We aren’t crawling or scooting, but she is trying.  Now when she’s on her belly, she’s obviously trying to figure it out.  She’s started to push up on her arms a lot more and even tried to grab the railing of her crib the other day. If you put her on all fours, she can hold herself so I think she’ll figure it out soon.  She can pivot around on her belly now and is a lot more adventurous with her grabbing and lunging when she’s sitting up.  

Likes and dislikes are pretty much the same as last month!

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