Wednesday, March 16, 2011

14 months :)

 Here she is! Our little 14-month-old beauty! :)
This has been a busy month for Addie and our family.  Lots to update!
Here are her stats:
Weight: approx. 17 lbs.
Height: approx. 28 1/2 inches
Clothes size: starting to wear 9 month clothes!  Yahoo! Some of her 6 month stuff still fits just fine, too.
Diaper size: she can still wear size 2 but wears size 3 Cruisers since she's so Movey-Moverson.  

 In big news this month, three new friends have appeared in Addie's gums!  Gotta love teething, right?! ha She has been a trooper, though.  She's had some congestion/runny nose because of those guys, and she's woken up a couple of times at night screaming with her fingers in her mouth (poor baby!)... but other than that, it hasn't been too bad.  She drools and puts everything in her mouth, and as long as that can happen, she's cool.  The vibrating teething ring may be her new favorite thing.  I think the other front tooth is close to coming, and her gums are swollen around those two bottom teeth.  Another plus to all of this is that Addie loves to use them when she's eating.  I'm so glad she figured that out so it made all of the trouble and pain totally worth it.  She can bite those fruit loops and cheese puffs in half like it's nobody's business!

Go team! Addie also became a Big Cousin this month... this little cutie, Lexi!  Trae and Amber welcomed her into the world on March 4.  She is adorable!  I can't wait to get to know my new niece.  I think she, Abbie, and Addie are going to be good friends. :)

Bathtime = fun time! This big girl loves moving all around in the big bathtub!  She loves dumping the water out of those teapots, putting the tops on and taking them off, and having those little squirty guys squirt water all over her!  She is so fun in the tub!

 See that?  Yeah.  This girl can pull up without fear these days... even on her humidifier! :)  Addie has finally mastered the art of pulling up on anything she can find.  She is very proud of herself!  Eric and I were thrilled when we watched her do this for the first time... we got to thinking about how all of her milestones are going to be a little later than most babies, but I really think it makes them that much sweeter. :)  A few days after this happened, I read an entry on the blog Enjoying the Small Things (click the name to go there).  Kelle's sweet Nella has DS, and she blogged about the same thing.  Now I know our circumstances are very different... I imagine Nella's milestones are even sweeter for her and her hubby... but in a way, she gets what we were feeling that night.  If you haven't read Kelle's blog, please go.  You'll be so glad you did!

This is Addie's favorite word.  She says it all. the. time.  When the phone rings in the house, she'll pick up whatever she can find, put it up to her ear, and say in her sweet country voice, "Hiiii!" :)  Going through Target now takes a little longer because Addie says it to every person we pass.  I really think that she thinks everyone is there to see her.  It's adorable! :)  I pray that she's always got such a sweet disposition.

 Food?  Did someone say food? This girl LOVES to eat!  It is never a struggle to get Addie to eat.  If it is, then we know something is not right with her.  Here you can see her eating her favorite vegetable, carrots.  She can eat the heck out of those.  Some of her other faves: grilled cheese sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly, cheese puffs, vanilla wafers, fruit loops, tortillas, any kind of cheese, and pretty much any kind of meat.  She still eats a few baby foods a day to make sure she gets enough fruits and veggies during the day... regular fruit has a texture that she still doesn't like, so we're sticking with the baby food ones for now.  Addie is on all whole milk, and she loves that, too!  Can I get an amen?!  That stuff is so much cheaper than high-calorie formula... and much easier to get than Mama's milk! ha

 Addie also loves using her fork like a big girl! :)  She can't quite stick the food herself, but she really wants to feed herself so I'll put the food on the end and set it down.  She is always ready to grab it and chow down!

...and she's always very proud!  After each time, she looks to us to say, "Yay!" so she can clap. :) Love her sweet self.

The hair.  It has finally arrived in full force!  (sorry this pic is a little grainy... it's from my phone) We waited a looong time for Addie to grow some hair on that big ole head of hers, and this month it really started growing!  Now, you should know that I do put bows in there (duh), but we still use the headbands most of the time because they just stay in a little bit better.  I love this crazy haired picture of her... it usually looks like this after bath time! :)

 Addie now spends a lot of her playtime like this. :)  She pulls up on her table and just goes to town!  I think she looks like such a big girl in the picture.. sniff. :('s either the play table or the ottoman.  She LOVES remotes.  Since we have seventeen (not really... but it feels like we have that many), she just pulls up and finds a few. :)  Cheap, easy entertainment.

My girl is ready for spring!  Addie was itching to get outside today, so I was able to snap some great pictures of her.  We came in to take a break, and she turned around and scooted to the door!  She LOVES it outside, and I am so ready to enjoy some beautiful afternoons with her!  We didn't really do much last spring, so we're going to enjoy every minute this year!

You just get more and more adorable as the months pass... we have loved watching you learn so much this month!  We love your strong personality and desire to be a part of everything that we are doing.  We are so thankful for a healthy baby girl to make our lives so much sweeter. :)
Our favorite tricks of yours this month: "Aww..." with your head tilted sideways, "So big!" with your hands in the air, "rolling them up" with your hands during the Patty Cake song, clapping your hands during "If You're Happy and You Know It," kicking back with your bottle in your left hand and your feet crossed, and laughing hysterically when you see your picture on the computer or on Daddy's phone. :)
You, my dear, are hilarious.
We're so glad you're ours.
We love you,
Mama and Daddy

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