Monday, February 20, 2017

Toohig Tidbits: Early February

So maybe they do look more alike than I think…HG on top at 8 mos, Cressey on bottom at 6 mos

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Why St. Agnes is special to HG

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Mamas’ night out

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First Kindermusik class- she loved everything but the parachute and was a little taken aback by some of the loud noises.

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Garth and Trisha Yearwood concert to celebrate Mary Chris’s birthday- amazing!

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Practicing crawling with Daddy

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Krogering with Daddy

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She has found Mama’s pottery- noooo!

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Such a big helper…

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But Cress is not interested in being helped…

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Strolling with mama, she figured out how to look up and see me.

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“Draw a picture of a time you were afraid but acted brave.” Holding a hawk in Ireland (LOVE this!)

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“Pick me up, Mama!”

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Sent to me by one of the mamas who went to school for lunch

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“ME, Sissy! Pay attention to ME!” (before school)

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Second time at Kindermusik- no tears this time (no parachute)

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She can pull herself up to her knees in her bed. We lowered the mattress within a day of this!

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Book fair fun; a camping theme this year.

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She and Mrs. Casey picked out this Third Grade Mermaid book, and on the way home, HG had her nose in it the whole time. This is the first time I can remember her sitting down to read a chapter book on her own. She has stuck with it and loves to take it with her to school to read during down time.

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Too much fun at Spiffer’s

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“Where’s Momo?”

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I had to document that she actually sat still, laid back in my lap, and rested for a few minutes. A cuddle!!

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Shenanigans with Daddy

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HG drew this of Cressey sleeping

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“Too tight, Sissy; too tight!!”

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Bubble baths with sissy are always entertaining.


Sunday, February 12, 2017

CMT: Ten Months

She’s turned her wave around so that it faces outward most of the time. When she sees someone she knows, her little hands start flapping fast and furious.

Mocha has started letting her pet him a little. I have even witnessed him rubbing his face against her hand. Just once, but still! She mostly pets him correctly but will still pull a plug of hair out every now and then. He never responds though.

She is still pulling her hair behind her ear. Her hair looks like it’s going to be curly too as the ends are starting to turn up and the top waves over. Still a light brown color.

When asked, she looks up and points to a light or fan.

Spiffer has a book with an animal on each page and then a panel of buttons off to the side with each animal’s face on a button. This week, she’s been able to point to the matching animal button for almost every page. I had to see it with my own eyes to believe it!

HG drops whatever she’s doing each morning to go upstairs and wake up Cressey with me. When we walk in and she hears us, Cress starts shaking her arms and legs so much that the whole bed starts shaking. Once I start changing her diaper though, she’s out the door.

Just this weekend, she has started raising her little hands and arms up in a question or shrug when you ask her where something is. “Where’s Momo?”

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This weekend, we also lowered her mattress because she’s started pulling up on the side. She’s been rolling like a crazy lady, pushes up into a ‘baby seal’ position the minute you put her down in bed, and can get up on her knees. Still hasn’t mastered getting up into a full stand on her own but desperately wants to walk. When you carry her, when she wants something she’ll almost throw herself out of your arms to get down.

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She leans in to kiss HG (big, open mouthed ‘baby kiss’)…or maybe attempt a nibble? But no bites yet!

She has a little whisper voice that sounds like “ahschascha.”

She can be a little flirty with her eyes and puts head on her shoulder. Still will pretty much go to anyone and is very happy in general. Waves to everyone in a store.

When she’s really excited, she smiles really big, squints her eyes, and sticks her neck out.

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Loves the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and is trying desperately to get her hands to make that spider!

We started Kindermusik this month. She loves all the kids and either just sits and stares at them or giggles loudly and wildly. The parachute terrified her- big time cry- but she loves the drums and shakers.

She wants to eat real food all the time. I’ve not found anything (other than prune/apple juice) that she won’t eat. With that has come some constipation issues, but we are working on that with digestive probiotics and Mirilax. She is finally starting to get the hang of a sippy cup (has realized she needs to turn it up), but it will just run all down the front of her. Still has to figure out the sip control part of it!

In the last week, maybe it’s teething or maybe her increased skills/brain development, but her naps have been awful. She cries when you put her down, fights getting in her sleep sack, hollers or rolls around for a long time, and sleeps for just an hour or so. She will still sleep through the night, but again, it’s hard to get her down.

Nicknames: Little Bit, Love Bug, Little One (although HG says that’s exclusively hers), Cressey Baby, Cress, Sissy, Itty Bitty Baby Girl (HG still claims Baby Girl)

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