10 April 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Yesterday I was with my friend heading to pick her son up from school, but before we did that she needed to stop to get gas.

We pulled into the Sunoco by my house and she almost ran over this cute little thing! He was so timid and shaky. I fed him a cheese puff to calm him down a little.

04 April 2013

16 Months

Today Natalie is 16 months! I'm still not sure when I'll stop doing monthly updates, so much keeps changing that I don't think it will be anytime soon.

Here's what she's been up to this last month:

-She has become super attached to Matt and I. Since she was about 6 months old she has always had a bit of stranger anxiety, but now it's to the point she cries if we drop her off at Matt's parent's house, or if I'm not in the same room as her when other guests are over at our house.

-She walks backwards sometimes, I don't know why she does it.

-If she takes a little tumble or stubs her toe on something she will look/act upset and holds out the body part that's "hurt" until you kiss it.

-Still a picky little eater.

-STILL waking up several times a night. If fact, she seems to have digressed a lot and started waking up a lot more recently. It's hard for me to keep track in the wee hours of the night, but we're somewhere around 7-10 times a night she awakes and we have to shove a bottle in her mouth. Our doctor said she wakes up basically because she know she can and we'll feed her and the only way to stop that is to put her in her crib and let her cry it out. That for me just isn't doable right now, I feel awful about it, though I know the longer we wait the harder it will be. I just can't. I understand completely why parent's chose this method to get their little ones to sleep, it just doesn't seem right for me at this point. I however am really tired of how often she wakes, so I'm going to try not giving her a bottle and rocking her/soothing her instead. I know she needs to figure out her own way of falling asleep sooner or later.

-She's was a month late for her 15 month check up due to scheduling conflicts, so she got a 16 month check up instead on Monday. She 22 lbs (59th percentile) and 33 inches (97th percentile). The doctor said she looks perfectly healthy and on point with where she should be!

-She wears size 18-24 months in clothes, though a lot of 12 month sizes still fit and size 5 or 6 in shoes. Still size 4 in diapers.

-She can identify 8 different shapes, 10 different animal sounds, can say 10+ words clearly, 20ish words if you give her some leniency, and knows how to sign three different words.

-She's got a little cold right now, so we gave her a spoonful of honey last night to ease her cough (doctor recommended it since she's over 12 months now it's completely safe). That was her first time having honey and her reaction was so funny. She shivered and then started acting kinda loopy, then came back for more.

-She can climb on/off our couch with no problem.

-Still a Daddy's girl.

-She refers to herself as "Na-na".

-She learned how to do a somersault today! I think the first time was accidental, she was looking through her legs upside down and fell over, then thought it was funny and kept doing it again and again.

That's all I can think of for now. I swear Natalie gets more and more fun by the day, smarter and smarter too!

It was really windy out the day I took this, hence the old man comb over look going on. 

02 April 2013

Easter, Easter! Read All About It!

I know I'm super lame for the title of this post. Forgive me for my "creativity".

 This was such an eventful Easter.

We woke up and gave Natalie her basket.She was really fond of the fishing game, not so much anything else.

Then my friend Zalina and her family came over (husband, three children and mother in law) and we all hung around the house since the weather sucked (chilly and rainy). We snacked on some tasty appetizers, took a few pictures outside, and then hid some eggs in my tiny living room for the kid's to find. Natalie really liked egg hunting, and asked for "more" after each egg she found. 

After they left Natalie took a nap and when she woke we decided to go see my parents, sister and nieces. We hung out with them for a few hours and that was interesting as always.
After we left my parents we went to Matt's parents for dinner and then headed back home. It was a good day filled with family and food and that's what life is really all about!

My friend Zalina and her family!

Curly haired nieces.