Monthly Archives: March 2010

Yeah baby!

Bailey is learning by the second. She’s saying all kinds of new things, and is even stringing some words together now. She’s now saying “Yeah baby!” “Mamma-dadda” “No Mommy” (no is her favorite word) “Papa Tractor” and “Hi Nana”. Actually, she can say “Hi!” in front of almost anything. It’s precious.It’s all coming to fruition for her.

Bailey is in LOVE with her toy dolls/babies. She plays with them non-stop, and pushes them around in the stroller, “smells” their diapers, dresses them and wraps them up in blankets. She’s so nurturing. It’s adorable.

She got a bit sick this last month and for the first time we had to give her antibiotics and nebulizer treatments. Getting a baby to sit still for nebulizer treatments is not an easy task! I think we did everything in our power to distract her and act silly with toys so she would sit still and breathe in. Now I see why other parents hate those things. It’s tough getting kids to not be scared and sit still. They don’t know what’s best for them. But by the end of her treatments, we could say to her, “Bailey, time for your medicine!” and she’d go pick out 2-3 dolls/toys that she wanted us to distract her with, and she’d climb up to her chair. So all was not lost!

Bailey is doing a good job of feeding herself with a fork. She’s slowly getting the hang of it. A lot of the food still ends up on the floor, or in her lap, but she likes stabbing the delicate pieces with her small-size fork and bringing it close to her mouth. She’s exercising her independence… in so many unique ways!

This last weekend, she helped us out in the yard. Daddy planted new flowers out front, and she did her best to help by picking up the plastic containers, dragging around the shovel and taking her own bucket and stashing away leaves and other little articles. She’s so curious.

Just a few days and she’ll be 17 months. My how time flies!

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16 months and saying so much

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog. That’s what happens when a crazy work schedule gets in the way! Bailey is changing so much, and is resembling a little girl now more than a baby. How it flies! Her vocabulary is expanding, and she’s made a couple of 3 word sentences here and there. She’s also forming attachments to some toys, and particularly likes her baby dolls and the stroller they go in. It’s adorable. She’s her own little mommy.

She loves saying “Amen” after the blessing at the table, and is starting to want to learn how to use utensils… though she still has a ways to go. She can also climb up on almost everything, which means most things are not out of reach anymore. That fact keeps us on our toes! She can say “cupcake” and “Papa’s tractor” very well, and she also says “Baby go night night” when it’s time to sleep.

These are all such precious moments, moving by at warp speed. Time seems to fly by faster when you’re a parent. It makes you wonder what you did with all the time on your hands when you didn’t have kids…

Here are the latest pictures. Enjoy!

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My first plane ride... not scared at all!

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Got my dancin shoes on

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Down the slide we go!

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Hi Momma!

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Got my best smile on!

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