Tuesday, January 25, 2011

10 Months

I can't believe you are already 10 months old! You weigh ~21 pounds and are 29 inches long. You are wearing size 12 month clothes and size 3 diapers. Can we stop time for a while? I'm not ready for my baby girl to be 1!!!

You are into EVERYTHING! Everything you are not supposed to be into at least. You go into any cabinet that you see and pull everything out of it. We have baby proofed most of the cabinets in the house but sometimes I will open them and let you play with pots and pans. I can't resist that perfect face :) You also love to play in the blinds at the sliding glass door, and will sit there for a good 10-20 minutes just playing. Your favorite place of all though, is the baby gate at the bottom of the stairs. You want me to leave it open for you and you swing on it! Little monkey!

You are just the smartest thing, I can't believe you are MINE! I am wondering if it is a normal thing for you to be talking so much at your age. You say: ma ma, da da, kitty, bye bye, heyyyyyyy, baby, ball, duck, dog, more and meow (MOW!!!!). And you know what they all mean, if I ask you to get your duck or baby or ball--you will find it and get it! And anytime you see a baby, whether its a cartoon, a real baby, a picture or a doll you say "Baby!!!!". I love it and I just can't get enough!!!  

You are THIS close to taking your first step. You have started standing up with no help, and are really thinking about taking a step. Your Grandma Jan (Me Me) is coming up this week for your Dedication at church, and she swears she will have you walking before you leave....yeah yeah Me Me, we'll see!

Your sleeping is pretty regular and dependable now. You go to bed between 9:30-11:00 and wake up around 9:00 am either way. You take 1-2 naps a day, usually an hour or so a piece. 

You are getting a little better at eating solid foods. We pretty much just give you some of what we are having every night unless it's something you can't have or I can't adapt to fit your needs--then I boil some potatoes and you eat them pretty well. :) You love cheerios too! 

You have the brightest personality! Also the strongest, most stubborn. You are my little 'mini me' that's for sure! You are so happy as long as you are getting your way, and you squeal a LOT! I was talking to your Aunt Heather earlier and she said you sounded like one of those tropical birds squawking! haha :) 

Well, we are down to the last couple of months of your first year. It has flown by and it can slow down, anytime! I am still preparing for your royal birthday party, it's going to be extra extravagant ;)

I love you little Princess! 


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Oh, I forgot I had a blog....

Hello Everyone :)

If there is anyone still out there?

Man, life can get busy. Not that that is my excuse for not blogging. I have a lot of time on my hands since I stay at home all day, every day. I just don't have any time for myself.  And when I do have time for myself, I eat, do laundry, use the bathroom, shower, and occasionally get ready. And all usually with a baby hanging on my legs. And since that is all I ever do, I don't have anything exciting to blog about! Hence my absence from the blogging world. I guess I could blog about Christmas, but everyone already knows what we did for Christmas, so that might be boring :)

I am in the beginning stages of planning Paislee's very first birthday party, and I am so excited. I am going to go ALL out. At least as much as possible. We are having her party at my mom's house, so I can't invite 5,000 people like I would like to. And we are not rolling and the dough so I can't buy everything that I want to, but I sure am going to come as close as possible :) This is a big occasion, not just for Paislee but for Jason and I as well. We made it through the first year without any major happenings!

We had a baby in Alaska--I know, you people are wondering "HOW did she have a baby in Alaska? They don't have hospitals, all the have are igloos, etc, etc." After that, Paislee and I flew from Alaska to NC when she was 3 months old, Jason drove from Alaska to NC--all with no major happenings, which I am very thankful for! THEN, we moved to Maine. Again, with no major happenings. We moved into a new house, visited NC, joined a fabulous new church and met some wonderful friends that we can call family while we are here in Maine. We survived a long 4 month separation from Jason, and went home for Christmas-which we didn't get to do last year. We have made 3, 13 hour trips from NC to ME with Paislee, and no meltdowns. Now that, is a miracle. Paislee cut her first tooth and is now working on another. She is crawling everywhere, and pulling up and standing by herself and trying her hardest to figure out the next big thing--walking. Lord help us. All of this with no trips to the hospital, and no therapy. AND we all still love each other :).

I would definitely say that this is cause for a celebration. And a big one. Paislee has (almost) made it through her first year, and so have Jason and I. It has definitely been a tough year, but I am so thankful for everything that I have. The military life isn't always easy, I don't see my husband as often as I would like and he isn't around for Paislee has often as I would like. BUT, he is a wonderful husband and I wouldn't trade what we have for anything. Not even a house on the beach in NC. Yeah. I love him a lot :) We are lucky to be able to see the country and meet new, wonderful friends every time we move.

So here is to a new year. I hope it is just as good as last year, but much less busy so we can enjoy Maine, and each other before 2012, when it all happens again-a big move. I will post little things here and there (or at least I say that now, it probably won't happen and you will probably just hear from me every month on the 25th, Paislee's b-day, ha!) about Paislee's birthday planning. I have already done quite a bit of planning but I don't want to post it all because I want some surprises for the big day and Paislee likes to read my blog so. I guess those of you who will be there will just have to wait until the big day, and those who won't will have to wait until I have time to post after her 1st birthday. You will probably be waiting a while. Happy New Year!