Thursday, March 17, 2016

Kate ~ 10 Months

Out little punkers is 10 months (and 13 days)! She had her 9 month appointment yesterday so I have stats to add!
She may be tiny, but she is FULL of personality.  I absolutely love watching her grow and so sad the baby stage will be leaving soon.

I was starting to worry she was behind, but the a few days after worrying, she started clapping, waving, pulling up on things, and getting into EVERYthing! As we know, they will do things on their on time and when they are ready.  She has even found the stairs ~ yikes! She has made her way up two, before I get her down.  She loves to play in the pantry and make a mess and has recently discovered the lazy susan cabinet that I left open.  She pretty much likes to play with anything but her baby toys!

We are still working on that whole sleep thing! She is a great napper and does sleep at night, but still wakes up every 3-5 hrs.... which leads me to nursing her back to sleep.  I said we were going to sleep train once we moved, but that has yet to happen.  I haven't been ready.  However, with her first birthday fast approaching, I think it is time.  Plus, I would love to have a weekend getaway (much needed) with Justin and I'm not doing that until she will sleep through the night. << quite the incentive!

She loves food, mostly finger food, but will tolerate purees.  She likes to do things herself. Her favorites are cheese, pancakes, egg (yolk), puff things.  She likes to hold onto an apple slice and will eat most of it.  She has tried blueberries and strawberries, but i think they are too tart for her....they end up on the floor!  She usually eats what we have for dinner and does a good job!  She loves the 21 day fix meatloaf!! and Pizza crust is her fave!
I still breastfeed her 5-6 times a day and still have a freezer full of milk.

Max and Claire are a great big brother and sister.  Max makes her laugh all.the.time and is great at giving her space...Claire, loves to be touching her or picking her up 24/7, but is so sweet to her.

playing in my closet. loves to climb on this box and get into the laundry

#1 punkers. she raises her hand when you ask, "who is the #1 punkers?" It is the cutest thing ever!

Getting into the pantry
Her stats:
16 lbs (8%)
27.2 in (12%)
size 3 diapers
wears mostly 6-9 mo clothes

Friday, March 11, 2016

Daddy/Daughter Dance

Last week Claire and Justin went to their first (of many) Daddy/Daughter dances!  I let Claire pick out her dress and she was so excited and had been counting down to the actual day.  Thankfully, Aunt Darcy was in town and could help with hair!

The sweetest!
She picked out the perfect dress! Bonus: it was great for twirling!

She loves getting all dolled up.  She asked for eyelashes, so I let her put a little mascara on!


They ate a delicious dinner, had an ice cream buffet for dessert, and danced into the night! (was home by 9:30) Claire said her favorite part of the night was running in circles with the other little girls!

While Justin and Claire were at the dance, I let Max choose anywhere he wanted to go for dinner.  I had planned on getting a sitter for Kate, but then Aunt Darcy came up so the four of us went to Max's choice: Chickfila :)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Kate Lately!

I've been a slacker when it comes to blogging.  Kate turned 10 months (gasp!) on March 4th! I need to do her 10 month pics and post but she has a sinus/ear infection and her eyes are all gunky from the infection :(

She had her first sick appointment at the doctor.  I took her in for pink eye but he said it was a sinus infection that made it's way to her eyes and ears.  She is on meds for 10 days and will hopefully be better soon!

She did get weighed.  She is 16.5 lbs.  I'll be curious at her 9 month well baby (at 10 months) on the 16th, what her percentages are.  Claire was 18.5 lbs at 9 months and was in the 25 %.

Some first for Kate...

She is now pulling up on things, not yet walking around, but pulling up and standing on shorter things, i.e. laundry basket.

She has found the stairs....

She is waving and it is the cutest thing ever!

She clapped for the first time this morning (March 6th)

She gave me my first kiss! It was a perfect, open mouth baby kiss!! As soon as I gave Justin the phone to take a picture or video, she was done and ready for bed... figures!

I love watching her grow so much. She is just the most precious little punkers around!