Friday, February 27, 2009
Thanks Grandma Marx and Auntie Michelle!
Paeton knows the sound of the camera when I turn it on and is always ready to smile :)
Clapping for picture time.
My little love.
Trying to climb on mommy.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
As soon as I give her more, she looks like this. Such a stinker.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
What's she up to these days?
Stats: 21lbs, 29 1/2 in
- Crawling, standing and pulling up like a maniac
- 'Doing the lawnmower' we say in the Ulrich house - walking around behind her little cart
- Playing kitchen and 'fruits and vegetables' we say - she loves all her plastic toys
- Babbling - she's a very vocal child with lots on her mind
- Favorite Games: peek a boo, 'SO BIG', bang bang, and anything that involves clapping
- Favorite Foods: slices of pear, veggie crackers, cheese, sweet corn puffs
- Outings - Paeton wants to be wherever we are especially if there's lots going on
- Greeting us after naps and in the morning by standing up in her crib waiting for us
What are we all done with?
- The bottle
- The pacifier
To qualify for her surgery she has to be completely on a sippy cup and no longer take a pacifier. How did we do it? Cold turkey. One day she had the paci and one day she didn't. She cried a little bit with going to bed last night but she was fine, fell asleep and slept through the night. We introduced the required sippy cup at 5 1/2 months - very young I know. We have used the cup with her every day since then, however still allowing the bottle to make sure she gets proper nutrition. She knows how to use the sippy cup but I feel we were just being lazy and letting her continue to drink from the bottle. So, we finally said 'all done' with the bottle and here we are. One day she had it and the next day the cup was the only option. And she's done great. What a champ :)
Paeton's 'unofficial' but 'official' graduation date into the one's room at school is May 26. This all depends on her surgery so we'll see. In order to graduate to this room, she needs to be off the bottle, off the pacifier and sleeping for naps on a cot so - no more crib. We've got the bottle and the pacifier covered since that's in line with her needs for her surgery. Next we will work on napping in a cot. Wish us luck!
Enjoy the pix of our little one this morning celebrating 9 months of bliss :)
Getting into some trouble...
Sporting some spring time duds - we're sick of winter.
Practicing her favorite game/song from Gymboree - Freeze :)
Out little 'scooby' - her latest nickname.
He also informed us that not much has grown in her mouth since birth - she has a significant amount of her mouth missing. He's going to do the best he can but there are no guarantees that one surgery will be enough. Jodi and I are dealing with this the best we can and just trying to be there for each other and of course for Paeton. The most wonderful thing is that she is just such a happy baby and has no idea this is going on. I try to cry when I'm not with her so she doesn't see 'mama' sad.
Speaking of....we've been practicing key words with Paeton so that her speech develops right on track with other children her age. I've been saying 'mama' over and over. Well, 2 nights ago we were in Target and she looked right up at me from the cart and said 'mama'. Of course I bawled. I'm a mess these days...
Paeton with her trusty banana sitting on the table like a big girl at Dr.Jensen's office.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
She got a Dora toothbrush and some fun dental things to take home with her. We counted her teeth and let her practice brushing her teeth. Paeton LOVES to brush her teeth every day. In fact, as soon as she gets in the bath tub each night, she reaches for her toothbrush and lets me know it's time to brush. What a great visit we had!
Paeton sitting in the chair like a big girl. She listening to Dr.Strupp talk about how to take care of her teeth. She also got to pick which show she wanted to watch on t.v. during her visit. She crossed her legs so nice since she had a dress on :)
Here she is showing Dr.Strupp how well she brushes her teeth. What a champ!
Watching the clothing go round and round.
Trying to get the door open.
Still trying to break in :)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I just put her in...she's already on her knees.
Smiling for the camera before she tries to...
stand up and climb out.
New froggie towel.
She looks good in green, huh?
Our happy little girl :)