Monthly Archives: April 2009

26 weeks

Bailey is now babbling like crazy, saying ‘bah bah bah’ and other consonant sounds. She just started talking like this a couple days ago, and has been at it nonstop ever since. She’s also talking to our cat now, even more, which freaks him out a bit since he’s not used to a small person squealing at him.

She’s having a good week this week; I’m making homemade organic foods for her now in the Baby Cook (from Williams Sonoma), and she loves it. Cooked apples, zucchini, squash, carrots… she’s eating it up. We can’t get enough of her cuteness!

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Water baby

Bailey had her first trip to the pool this weekend. We have a pool at home, but we wanted to go up to the NTC and take her in the kids area to play. She loved it! She tried to grab the water over and over again, and once she figured out how to splash, it was all over. She also kicked like crazy when we went a little deeper. I have a feeling we’ll be in the water all summer! She had such a great time, and slept very well that night since she was so worn out from playing!

Last week she also had a playdate with her new friend Madie. Madie is a year older, but Bailey enjoyed watching her toddle around and climb on things. I know she can’t wait until she can get on her own two feet and explore!

Bailey is also getting closer to crawling; she’s scooting a bit more, and is like a ‘top’ — her belly is so chunky she can lay on it and spin around. We get such a kick out of watching her play on the floor and explore things for the first time. She has a newfound fascination with our cat, too, and she laughs when he comes around. Ahhh… the joys of experiencing ‘life’ for the first time!

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Are we ready to go to the pool, daddy?

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Yippee! I love the water!

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Oooh, this is fun!

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Hangin' out with Daddy

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25 weeks

Bailey went to see her pediatrician today. She did really well during her visit, and didn’t cry during her shots at all. She weighs 17.4 lbs. and is 27 1/4 inches, which puts her in the 75th percentile for weight and the 90th percentile for height. She met all her skills markers, and is right on track with eating, sleeping, playing, etc. Her pediatrician said we can now start cooking our own baby foods for her (which is a thrill to her organically minded daddy, who is growing fresh veggies in Earth boxes for her), and she can also start getting flouride now that she’s 6 months old. He also said that she will keep her baby blue eyes, as eye color is pretty much set. This was good news for her Daddy, who wanted her to have his blues.

Bailey has been very vocal the last couple of days — she’s cooing, squealing, and babbling on and on in her own little language. She’s also taking her toys and purposely dropping them (and loves to watch you pick them back up). She’s also developed a newfound love for her pacifier. She’s never really been interested in it til now, because now she can control it herself. She takes it out, puts in in, takes it out, puts it in. We laugh watching her suck on it. She looks like a little prairie dog in her crib now when you walk in and she’s pushed up on her arms with her binky in her mouth. Hilarious.

The other big news is that she is now up on all fours and is rocking back and forth. She scoots backwards, too, so she is definitely on her way to crawling. She’s so curious about everything, so it’s only a matter of days now, not weeks! Here I come, world!

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Just hangin' out, waiting for my snack!

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Mommy is loving on me

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Yippee! I'm flying!

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6 months!

Bailey is 6 months old today! I cannot believe it. She is growing and changing by leaps and bounds. She is now on the verge of crawling. She tucks her legs up under and now pushes herself up on her elbows and is very intent on moving forward. If you put a toy just out of reach, she will turn herself towards it and go for it, inch by inch. She can get to where she wants pretty quickly! I know she’s going to be very mobile before we know it, and then we’ll just have to try and keep up with her!

She’s also making the cutest sounds ever – high pitched coos, squeals and laughs. She loves to laugh and be entertained, and engages everyone around her. She’s definitely curious about the world and everything in it!

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6 months!

Bailey is 6 months old today! I cannot believe it. She is growing and changing by leaps and bounds. She is now on the verge of crawling. She tucks her legs up under and now pushes herself up on her elbows and is very intent on moving forward. If you put a toy just out of reach, she will turn herself towards it and go for it, inch by inch. She can get to where she wants pretty quickly! I know she’s going to be very mobile before we know it, and then we’ll just have to try and keep up with her!

She’s also making the cutest sounds ever – high pitched coos, squeals and laughs. She loves to laugh and be entertained, and engages everyone around her. She’s definitely curious about the world and everything in it!

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Easter weekend

It was a great first Easter for Bailey! She got to meet a ton of her family and friends all weekend long. It was a joy watching her interact with other kids, and to see her get excited to see people, even fresh faces. She looked adorable in her Easter dress, and was the hit of our family gathering yesterday. The pictures tell a better story, though, so here they are!

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Yeah, Daddy! It's Easter!

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With Nana & Grandpa at Uncle Kay's and Aunt Barbara's in High Springs

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With Granny & Papa

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With Uncle Kay - she loves his mustache!

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Happy Easter Baby!

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With Cousin Alex

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With Abby & Madie (cousins)

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Group picture time!

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Hunting Easter eggs with Daddy

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I got one, Mommy!

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