Friday, August 28, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Milestone: Toofer #1

Tonight M noted that Kinlee had been drooling alot, and I said I kept thinking she’d eventually pop a tooth out.  But every time we check, there’s nothing there. 

This time, while I was wiping the drool away, I sneaked a feel of the gums, and holy moly…there was a tooth!  It’s barely through, but the top edge is there.  And it just figures, we were at the pediatrician today for her 6-month check and when she asked about teeth, I said, “Nope,  none yet, but she sure keeps acting like they’re on the way.”  Well, I suppose I was right.

No pictures yet, it’s not easy to get a glimpse at this point, but bottom front, one tooth.  We’ll take it.

(And for record keeping purposes, she was 15 lbs 12 oz today—though that scale is not to be considered trusty in my book—and she was 26 3/4 inches. She got her shots and was a champ, getting another assessment of “perfect!”from Dr. A.)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Shopping upright

Today’s trip to Wal-Mart was the first opportunity to see if Kinlee’s new sitting skill was ready for the cart.  Since they don’t have any of those double-kid carts, I figured with two miniature girls they would both fit in one.  And they did, for a while. 

Then there was pinching and pushing and screaming on both parts for all of about 20 seconds.  After a minute or two of me walking through the baby department holding 2 girls while trying to push the cart, things went better with Kinlee in the seat and Braska in the basket.  B thought that was pretty darn fun, and once I convinced her she shouldn’t stand up in there, she was good to go.  Kinlee did GREAT at holding on and looking around the whole time!

These girls are growing up so fast…especially this KiKi one!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Milestone: First Big Girl Bath!

Yesterday, Kinlee got to experience her first bath sans Bumbo or baby tub. She was hesitant at first.

But she ended up liking it enough that she insisted on going back in after I had taken her out at one point. She had tipped over and scared herself, and as she was sitting on my lap watching Braska and calming down, she practically dove back in. She squiggled and wriggled herself almost off my lap in no time, so I put her back in, and this is how it went... (for Reader/Feedburner subscribers, there's a movie clip next, in case it doesn't show up.)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

6 months

We were in Arkansas for KiKi’s six-month birthday, but I remembered to take a pseudo-matching pic to the rest of the months.  But I forgot the letters, so they’re a post-production edit. Maybe I’ll pose one even though it’s not on “the day.”

Highlights this month: Sitting up!!!! That’s the big one.  And she’s progressed so quickly in liking to be on her hands and knees and rocking.  It’s just amazing to me every single time…  She had her first baby cereal, and she’s a fan!  No veggies or fruit yet, but they are right around the corner.  She had her first road trip, including a 10-hour driving day, and she was fairly convinced she would NOT survive, I’m sure.  Her interactions with Braska get more aggressive and adorable every day, though she will have to learn to defend herself very soon.  At last weight, on 8/6 she was 15 lb 8 oz. 

Halfway to 1.  I can’t hardly believe it!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Milestone: Sit up and go

I have missed SO many of this girl’s firsts.  She just hits them so darn fast!!! And by the time I’ve found time to document one, there’s another one, and another one.  And I’m just so far behind. 

BUT…This one can’t be missed.  I’m just so surprised at this superhero strength!

I went to pick up the girls at Mom’s Monday and here’s what I found.  A little girl who sits up and plays with toys.  So far her record is about 10 minutes! At 5 1/2 months.  Sitting up.  Wow.  Maybe that’s “normal,” maybe it’s not.  But I think it’s amazing, and we tell her so quite often.  She has been propping up for a week or so, but not for long.  Then she goes to Mom’s for 4 days and there it is!  Figures….

But does it stop there???  Nope.  Check out our overachiever! (I still don’t trust her not to topple forward.)  She likes to get on all fours and rocks back and forth!

”Look, Mommy, I told you I could do it!”

KiKi is all over the room now, she can get herself where she wants to go with rolling, scooting, and something like an inchworm crawl.  Look out world!

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