Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Upside Down Girl

Kelsey loves to be turned upside down. She usually is laughing/giggling when we do this

Who needs toys.....

When your child likes paper!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Foods so far....

Kelsey (knock on wood) has been such a good eater. She has loved everything she has tasted to date. We started with rice cereal. Then we added avocado, banana, oatmeal, carrots, apples, and today she had butternut squash. I am enjoying making my own food. I have taken advice from friends and also used a website my cousin's wife posted a while ago on her blog (that I tagged as a favorite; knowing I would eventually use it). Baby Food Site Being a first time mom, I follow the rules for adding foods...I wait 4 days before adding the next to make sure Kelsey has no reactions. Upcoming foods include pears, peaches, pumpkin, and green beans. Hopefully everything keeps going well!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Not one, but two....

So, I lied in my previous post about Kelsey's teeth. She is not getting one tooth, she is actually getting two!! Both of her bottom teeth have broken through. I'm guessing pretty much at the same time, which is why I didn't realize it. I just felt something, so I assumed it was only 1. Oh was I wrong!! I'm trying to enjoy her cute gummy smile while it lasts :-)

Yeah for Craigslist!!

So I made a great buy on craigslist this morning. Yesterday afternoon someone posted a Little Tykes swing and slide set for $25. I looked it up and it originally cost $120. Lou's sister and b-inlaw are going to give us their big swing set, but we have to find a way to get it up here. I had just mentioned to Lou last weekend that we should start thinking about it because Kelsey can go in a baby swing on it...So, I thought to myself..."self...this is perfect for Kelsey for right now until we can manage to get the other one up here and set up" I called and left a message for it like 30 min after they popsted, but didn't hear back from them. Then while I was at the gym this morning they called and left a message asking if I was still interested. Heck Yeah!! Kelsey and I took a trip to the other side of PSL, picked it up, brought it home and reassembled it. She loved it. I couldn't catch her laughing on the video..because she gets camera shy, but she laughed none the less.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I Just love this little face...

How can you not just fall helplessly in love with her???

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Kelsey's "Aunts"

Kelsey had the pleasure to spend time with "Aunt" Judy on Saturday night. Judy is Kelsey's first, and only, non-family babysitter. She watched Kelsey when she was 3 weeks old and we went to Lou's 10 yr reunion and she watched her again on Sat night so Lou and I could go to a wedding in Coral Springs. Kelsey didn't want to go to bed, but she enjoyed playing with her Aunt Judy. We picked her up and got on our way back to PSL around 10 PM. Needless to say Kelsey was "OUT" by the time we pulled out of Juy's driveway.

"Auntie" Lisa couldn't be there to help watch Kelsey because she was being a good friend and covering for the drama dept so they could attend (and be the bride in) the wedding. Lisa did send along a gift she made for Ms. Kelsey though. She made a beautiful green minky dot teddy bear with Kelsey's name embroidered on it. Now we have 2 Kelsey Bears in our house!!

Baby kisses mirror

Kelsey tried looking behind the mirror to find out where her friend went....

Kelsey was very interested in the "other" baby in the mirror that she was playing with. So interested that she was "kissing" the mirror. Now granted she doesn't know what kisses are yet, or give them to her daddy or I, but she was going at the mirror with her mouth open and planting one on the baby looking back at her. She did this many times. I was even able to run downstairs to grab the camera and make it back up to take a picture before she got bored of this.

(Something is wrong with the Blog right now, it won't let me rearrange the pictures. So, for now it's all out of order..oh well!)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Tooth!!

I don't know if I am excited about this or not (since I am nursing). But when I put my finger in Kelsey's mouth this am, I felt the ridge of a tooth breaking through. You can't really see much, especially since she won't let you hold her mouth open to look, but it's there. It's her lower left tooth. I was sorta hoping she wouldn't get any teeth for a couple of more months, oh well! My baby's getting soooo big and growing up soooo fast :-(

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Saturday at Gramma & Grampa's

With Lou out of town, my parents invited my sister's family down and Kelsey and I over to spend the entire day. (It's great to have other people around who can hold and love on Kelsey too) We got there around noon and everyone was in the pool (it's heated), so we put on our suits and hopped in too! Kelsey loves being wet in her baths, so this was fun. Once she got comfortable, she was even splashing a little bit.
After we got out of the pool and dried off, it was time for lunch!! Today we added Bananas! First bite she was not sure, but after a few more she loved it. I then mixed it with some avacado and then some rice cereal. Kelsey is such a good eater. (knock on wood)
Never fear Auburn fans...she has an Auburn bib too. Daddy's at UF this week for class though, so we are supporting him

Kelsey does this thing where she grabs your ears or the hair on the side of your head and pulls you towards her. She then tries to suck on your chin or your nose (or anything else on your face). Sean thought this was so much fun. He was loving getting Kelsey "kisses" and was laughing hysterically.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Time for a Bath Seat (ring)

We have loved Kelsey's bath cushion. From bath's on the kitchen counter to going into the real tub, it has been a really good purchase. However, I recognize that it is time for an upgrade. Kelsey is sitting up really well now. I have been sitting her up at the end of her baths before I pick her up and wrap her in a towel. (Note: don't worry I would NEVER leave her by herself there sitting up, I am within arms reach at all times.)

PS---Look at all of those cute little rolls!!

What Daddy Missed at Dinner

So, I was running a little behind our schedule tonight and got home well past cereal time. I rushed and got it ready and put her in her chair w/o a bib or the tray. This is what occurred:

She has been using her voice ALOT today. Dinner was VERY Loud!!!! (but cute as can be) Only one of the noises you will hear came from me....

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Avocadoes - Take Two

Today I think she liked them better. I decided to puree them and make them even smoother (Plus I put a drop of lemon juice in and froze the extras for the rest of the week) However, she decided she is a BIG girl and wants to feed herself so I had to get a second spoon to finish feeding her.

Pardon the poor video skills... I was trying to hold/film in my right and feed her with my left, and still make sure I got it in her mouth

Sidenote..avocados (and maybe all solids) not so nice on the other end. YUCK!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Avocadoes (please, thank you, maybe, I dunno)

So we decided just to go ahead and give her avacadoes today. It was a reccomended first food to start with since it doesn't have to be cooked and is easily mashed into a good consistency for Kelsey to eat. Let's just say green is messier than white rice cereal (IMO) She took the first few bites really well..then she wasn't so sure about it. I ended up mixing it in with her rice cereal and it then looked like "Irish" rice cereal. She started making faces at me and spitting it back out. Yum!! The plumber came, so we took a break and when we went back...she liked it again. So who knows, we'll just have to wait and see!

This is after a cleaning, or two. You can still see green caked on her nose and cheek.

Naptime and tummytime all in one

This is how I found Kelsey during her nap yesterday (Yes I said NAP...She actually slept for 2 1/2 hours. WooooHooooo!!!)

Needless to say she was a little startled when she woke up!

I'm 6 MONTHS!!! (and 3 days)

I did not post on Saturday because I wanted to wait for her 6 month checkup so I could put her stat in as well. Man does time fly. How in the world have we already reached 6 months. I saw a newborn in the waiting room at the pediatrician and thought to myself "I don't think Kelsey was ever that little" Truth is she probably wasn't, but I look at her today and don't remember her tiny anymore. She has grown so much and learned so much already in these past 6 months, I can only imagine what will happen in the next 6 months and years after that. Here's a quick list of some of Kelsey's accomplishments:

  1. Rolls from front to back and back to front
  2. Smiles and laughs (always when she sees her daddy)
  3. Grabs and reaches for objects with both hands
  4. Holds herself up really high when on her belly
  5. Is sitting almost on her own (occasionally tips to the side)
  6. Tries to scoot forward toward and object but ends up pushing back (This frustrates her as she moves away from her toys)
  7. "Stands" when held up with her feet on a solid surface
  8. Says mamama, dadada, bababa, and likes to use a screaching voice when excited
  9. "Drinks" ( I use that term lightly)from a sippy cup while holding it on her own
  10. Sleeps through the night
  11. Can turn on the aquarium mobile in her crib by herself
  12. Throws her toys out of her carseat, stroller, store cart
  13. She's very interactive and alert
  14. and her hair is getting lighter in the back

    Kelsey is still off the charts for her height. She's 27 3/4 inches (which makes her the height of an average 10 month old). She has finally come down to the chart for her weight. She's 18 lbs 11 ounces. Her weight has slowed a bit, but she is more active now. Still she is in the 95th percentile. And her head circumference is 14 inches, which is in the 75th percentile.
All Smiles :-)

I am still nursing her ( we'll see what happens when she gets teeth). She eats rice cereal twice a day and we are getting ready to start adding in pureed foods. We are going to start with avacado in the next few days. We also learned that since we don't use tap water for her cereal, her 1 formula bottle a week, or her sippy cup, that we need to make sure we buy water that has fluoride added to it.

All By MyselfSoooooo Serious