Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Hayden is 7.5 months - she will actually be 8 months in about a week. She has changed so much, it seems like she is such a little sponge. She can now completely sit up unassisted. Although she occasionally has a tumble if she is too into playing with her toys... or Misha knocks her over. She has one bottom tooth and the second bottom tooth is just breaking on thru (she was a monster because of this today). She says "ba ba ba ba ba" over and over again. I started teaching her baby sign language a couple days ago. I 've only started with Milk, More and Food. They say start with three at a time. I haven't seen her do any of them yet, but I know it will take a while before she picks them up. I've been trying to remember to do them as much as possible, and have told Dad to do the same when I'm not home. She can take a bath in the real bathtub... not her baby bathtub anymore. She loves to splash her hands in the water, and she doesn't mind when I pour water over her head to wash the soap off. She is a great bather! She eats Puffs, pieces of bananas, ham, roast beef, bread, and apples with cinnamon sprinkled on. She has gotten pretty good at her pincer grasp. Although some pieces still do end up on the floor, on her face, wedged under her neck, and down her shirt. She rolls all over the place - I have officially started baby proofing ( actually I just put a couple foam thingys on the corners of the coffee table). She loves looking out the window - she could do this for hours I swear. She loves when Misha licks her face because she gets a big smile on her face, and she hates when she has to play by herself for too long.
So far Hayden has been to 3 weddings, 2 funerals, 1 birthday party, 1 pool party and has celebrated 2 major holidays. She took her first boatride this summer, has gone horse back riding at grandma and grandpas, spent a whole week a way from Mommy and Daddy, and has spent an entire week with her cousin Megan.
Since I think it is just absurd not to post pics in a blog post (especially of cute babies), so I am going to put some up in a separate post.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
So here are Hayden's stats from her 6 month well baby check up today:
Length: 26.5 inches
Weight: 16lbs 4oz
Head: 16 inches
So I guess she is doing pretty well, her pedi said that as long as they remain on the same curve they are doing great. Hayden did have to get 4 shots today though, which she was not happy about... my eardrums were not happy either. They gave her the flu shot today because the next time we will be back won't be until November - well into Flu season. I haven't completely decided what I am going to do about the H1N1 shot yet - it hasn't been tested on babies or children at all which makes me nervous. Plus I think the fact that Hayden isn't in daycare or around other people that much makes me think she shouldn't be as suseptible. I'm leaning towards not having her get it at all - but we will just wait and see.
So I've been trying to come up with fun activities I can do with Hayden since I pretty much label myself a stay at home mom... even though I do work at night. I went to our local libraries website and discovered that they have Baby Storytime for babies age birth to 24 months. Its completely free and they sing songs and read books and do all kinds of interactive stuff. It is every Mon, from Sept. 14-Oct. 26 at 10:30 - so I registered us. I am super excited about this!! Plus, the library is only a couple blocks away so we can take the stroller and walk there.... and then I will get my workout in for the day :) The only thing I am a little worried about is that right now 10-11am ish is Hayden's naptime. Yikes!!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
LadyBug Cow Peanut Yoda
Friday, August 14, 2009
I heart Daddy.
My semi-new highchair Mommy got me on Craigslist for only 30 bucks - reg. sells at BRU for over $100. Love it! Although I had to throw the straps away because they smelt nasty from the previous baby that owned it. Other than that its great!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Step Four: Enjoy!
My freezer - the pink and blue containers I found at the dollar section at Target, 6 containers for $1 and they are the perfect size for baby food!
Hayden enjoying her orange popsicle.
... and trying to be a big girl and hold her bottle herself.
Monday, July 6, 2009
At the park - first time in a swing and she loved it!
Didn't care too much for her life jacket.
We went back to Tomahawk for the the 4th of July this year. Luckily, car rides with Hayden go really well as she just sleeps the entire time - which means mom also gets to sleep! (Dad drove and Misha rides shotgun). We got to my parents on Friday and just hung out for a while and then Grandpa and Grandma babysat while we went downtown with Kelly and enjoyed the festivities going on. I have to say it is fun to go back once in a while and run into people you haven't see in years! Saturday we went out on the boat for a while out on the Wisconsin River. It was Hayden's first boat ride, and I had bought an infant life jacket for her trying to be a "good parent" and all. Well, first of all, getting her in it was a challenge in itself. Then, once she was in it she looked pretty uncomfortable. I made her wear it for about 15 minutes and then we took it off her. There was no way she was enjoying herself with that thing on her. She seemed to enjoy herself after that for the most part. I thought maybe she would be scared of the loud motor but she was pretty content... until she got hungry of course. Then Sat evening we had a campfire, the neighbors came over and we let off a bunch of fireworks. Then on Sunday, Tarsie, Gary and Kelly came over for a while to visit. And after that we hit the happy trail back to Minnesota! That pretty much sums up the 4th for us - very fun and relaxing! And note to self: Misha will be sleeping outside with Dakota and Kacey next time.... lets just say she got into some Green Chili Dip and had a little accident in the guest bedroom at 4 in the morning!!