Monday, October 26, 2009

Violet learns to walk with a push-toy

Violet is almost 9 months old already! We're just about 10 days away and I can't believe all the progress that she has made so far this year! Violet has some favorite TV shows/personalities. She really loves Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Rachael Ray. She gets really excited when she hears the music and stops whatever she is doing to watch the tv.

Her next Dr. appointment is Friday the 6th and I will definitely post for that. video

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Violet's first trip to Belleville, IL



Here is Vi wrapped up all snug and cozy at the Belleville Chili Cook-off. We've gone the past few years and I think its becoming a tradition. Its usually a lot of fun. Violet had never been in such a dense crowd of people and she freaked out when she couldn't see us anymore sitting in the stroller. So I had to hold her for a while. It was about 54 degrees outside. We didn't really sample that much chili for some reason. I was more interested in the funnel cake! Which was awesome!! I think I prefer going during the day though. We went at about 7pm and it was SOOOOO crowded. According to their website 40,000 people came last year. Its only a 2 day event! It was nuts.

Anyway, next year when we go she will be walking and talking. It should be lots of fun. I cant wait!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

random pics. Up to age 8 months.














Back for more.

Well, with facebook driving me absolutely up the wall I've decided to just get back into the swing of blogging.

So, here's what is new. Violet is just shy of turning 8 months old! Can you believe it?! She is crawling, standing, cruising, eating 3 solid meals a day and is also learning how to eat finger foods. She is still in cloth diapers and I'm still nursing her at every feeding. She naps once in the morning for about 45 min and once in the afternoon for 1-3 hours. She's usually in bed by 8 and wakes once or twice in the night. I only nurse her once in the middle of the night. Not every time she wakes. I am trying to get her to only wake once in the night and hopefully by the time she is one, she wont wake at all. (fingers crossed)

She loves to explore all over the house and is beginning to mimic sounds. (like a dog barking) She gives high fives, kisses, hugs, waves hello and goodbye and she likes to talk a lot. She says yaya, mama, dada, aaaa, oooo, eew, eye-eye, sssss, etc. Those are the most common. She just learned yesterday how to play peek-a-boo with a cloth all by herself!

She still doesn't have any teeth yet...which is ok with this nursing mama!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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Friday, May 1, 2009

3 Months old!

So Vi hasn't really hit any HUGE milestones yet. Which is why I haven't really posted anything for a while. She likes to suck on her hand a lot and she has started taking long naps, YAY! She follows mommy and daddy's voice pretty well. Not all the time but she's getting pretty good at it. She likes the swing more. I can sometimes get her to nap for about 3 hours in the morning. She sleeps 8 hours at night. She gets up between 5:30 and 6am, every day. She has laughed out loud at least twice. But only one little "ha." She talks up a storm now. We have her on video yelling at her mobile. She drools a little now too.

I still dont have a job. I am currently looking for either a massage job or some kids to watch in my home. I have also come up with a line of nursing gear. Hopefully I will be able to make a bunch and sell them online, or possibly in a local store. I'm hoping to be able to start selling by the end of the year, maybe sooner. Anyway, here are the latest pics.



Monday, March 23, 2009

7 weeks old, already!



This baby is just the cutest little thing! Ok, I can definitely admit...a little bit of a hassle but cute! OK, I quit my job and I'm currently working on a contract for in-home day care. I hope to start in a couple weeks. ( We cant afford not to) So I guess technically I will be a stay at home mom! YAY! Until it drives me crazy at least. I hope to eventually start doing some massages on the weekends. I have to do 50 hours a year to keep my license and I think I'm only up to about 15 so far. (sad) Anyway, this isn't supposed to be about me.

Violet is 22 inches long and my guess is just under 9 lbs. She is still super skinny. She is too long for newborn onesies but still doesn't quite fill out newborn sized pants. She is still sleeping in her bassinet and she is sleeping around 6 hours a night. During tummy time a few days ago she rolled over from her stomach to her back. She has started a little talking and if you leave and come back before she cries she smiles really big that you are there. --I hope that makes sense.

We really want to get some professional pictures taken but haven't gotten around to it because we're busy or lazy or just suck...I dont know.

She still likes to be held ALL DAY! It kind of get annoying but I can get a few things done if I wear her in my sling. I use the Maya Wrap. Its pretty awesome. Vi really likes it, she usually falls right to sleep or just stares at my face the whole time she is in the sling. She still hates the swing and sometimes I can put her in the bouncy seat for about 5 minutes. I have been sitting her up in the boppy and she likes that sometimes. She has started to be ok with the carseat sometimes but mostly hates it. (she hates everything! -Just like me)