10 Months Old

10 Months Old

First off, taking photos of a squirmy 10 month old took 3 people and we worked up a sweat. But this photo is THE EPITOME of Remi right now- wiggly, loves her feet and smiley.

Parenting isn’t picture perfect, so neither are these update pics. But it’s my girl being her. Love it.

Wow! We can surely tell she’s been in a developmental leap lately (if you parents of littles don’t have the Wonder Weeks book and app, I highly recommend them!) because she has been learning SO MUCH lately.

Remington weighs around 18.5 lbs (at our last doctor’s appointment a couple weeks ago) and is 27 inches long (home measurements, but she isn’t getting much taller).  She is wearing anything from 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, and 12 month clothing depending on the brand and item.  She can FINALLY solidly wear her 0-6 and size 2 baby shoes, even though her feet look almost the same size of her newborn footprints, they are fattening up, making shoes a possibility.  She’s wearing size 3 diapers, but once we finish these couple boxes we may move up (we’ve had some poop blowouts, TMI).

She’s still eating 5, 5 oz. bottles and 3 meals and a snack.  She’s eating great still.  She is working on spoon feeding herself (which is super messy, btw) but she prefers finger foods. I quit tracking “new foods” at the end of 9 months, but she’s continuing new textures and tastes all the time! Her favorites are still berries and avocado, but she loves most everything. She’s been doing more meat (ground meat, shredded meat, soft meats) and also loving soft cheeses. She also LOVES drinking water from straws or cups.

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She’s still loving school. Big smiles when it’s time to go and when we get there. Still (thankfully) no separation anxiety, no tears at drop-offs anywhere. They all say she’s the smiliest kid at church and at daycare.

She had a big bad ear infection this month, but thankfully, it went away. Even in the sickness, she’s a pretty content kiddo. Doctor did say another ear infection could send us to tubes, but we’ll see.

She’s still a great sleeper and napper (barring her not feeling great, of course). But she goes down easily for bedtime and naps and puts herself to sleep most of the time. She sleeps an average of 11 hours at night with a good 2 hour nap during the day (and sometimes another 30-45 minute catnap in the afternoon/early evening).

She’s crawling all over and pulling up on things. VERY proud of herself when she pulls up. She’s great at sitting back down too, doing a very cute squat.

She’s clapping now, which is super adorable. And she just started giving high fives which is fun. 

She still happily goes in the baby carrier, and we did our first back carry this month.

She says mama, baba, and LOTS of happy squealing. I also think she’s said “Up” a few times when standing or wanting up.

Her hair is getting longer and thicker- in fact, she had her first little ponytail this month.  She looks like Pebbles from The Flintstones! ha!

She enjoys playing with balls and opening the doors on her toys. She also LOVES her dolly. 

She still laughs during tooth brushing time and squirms during diaper changes. 

She has broken FOUR teeth this month for a total of SIX.  Her two lateral incisors and her right central incisor appeared two days ago and the left today.  Aside from some stuffiness (and like two night wake ups) teething has been a breeze. We use coconut oil andfrankincense  oil on her gums and it totally helps. 

She’s getting very personable. When we are out and about, she’s so curious and a people watcher.  She will smile at strangers and offers her toothy grin very willingly when anyone pays her attention.

She has very little “jealousy” with mama. I worked in the nursery and held a little boy quite a bit, and she didn’t mind at all until he cried and I was holding him.  Then she cried too. Poor bug! Good thing my lap was big enough for both of them.

She loves when mama sings to her (Wheels on the Bus and Itsy Bitsy Spider are still her faves) but she also loves my made up lotion song (“Lotion, lotion, lotion, warm it up real good. Rub it on the Remi, make her skin so smooth”) and she just is starting to like music in general. She bounces along when music plays now! I love that!

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Her nicknames include: Roo, Bug, RG Lee, Rem, Remi, Doodlebug, Bunny.

Remington, there are some trying days (mostly when we are both tired) but our time with you is just the best. You are the light of our lives. We look forward to coming home, seeing your smile, and spending time with you.  Somehow, you make everything an adventure and you bring out the fun in our family. Lots more laughter and giggles with you around. We can’t believe how fast you are growing and learning! We pray that we parent and guide you as best as we can! We love you, Doodlebug!


Mom’s Night Out

Mom’s Night Out

One of my favorite Facebook video creators (yes, that’s a thing, right?) toured near us in Tulsa…and my friend Kacee and I went to have a fun night.

We saw imomsohard and LAUGHED OUR TAILS OFF.

We set off to Tulsa after work (yes, things scheduled on a work night are hard, but worth it!).  We went to one of my faves for dinner, Yokozuna!  I love their sweet potato fries (but alas, too many carbs) so I had a sushi salad (no rice!) and it was DELISH!  We may have also enjoyed a cocktail with our dinner 😉

The weather was GORGEOUS. We decided to walk to the venue.  My mistake though, I thought it was super close and it was like a mile away.  Oops.  We stopped at this neat graffiti wall and some teenagers took our pic. ha!

We couldn’t take pictures during the show, but the ladies were HILARIOUS. They did a bit where ladies brought them their “mom bags” and they dug through it making fun of the contents of the bags. We just laughed for like 2 hours straight. And we had a great time together. I love when you get to spend one-on-one time with people you have been casual friends with for a while- it’s so nice to just dive deeper together.

Anyway, just wanted to remember taking this time for a fun mom’s night out. I’m thankful for friends to do fun things with!


42 Week Highlights

42 Week Highlights

Whew! This week seemed to fly by.  Maybe it’s because I’m looking forward to the weekend (Remi is spending the night with Gigi so mommy and daddy can have a date and SLEEP IN! AMEN!) or if we were just busy, but it went by quickly.

The biggest highlight is her third tooth broke through! Explains the stuffy nose and little bit of fussiness!

Daddy fed her dinner one night and she was so excited she was bouncing in her seat! I’m determined to make her not picky/make her a foodie (as best as I can!).  That night’s dinner was bison meatballs and garlic herb cauliflower rice. Sister LOVED it.

All the chewing this week makes sense now that the tooth has appeared.

See?  Chewing on all the things. (This was taken Sunday after an EARLY wakeup and hardly any nap. I was tired and she was able to mess with anything safe, including my House DVDS. ha!)

I loved her Sunday outfit. My fave, Ric Rac and Ruffles.  And look at how long her hair is getting!

Saturday night we met Daddy for dinner since he was working overtime. They enjoyed seeing each other!

Saturday she also got her first ponytail! I pulled it up and put a bow in it! ha!

She’s standing up so well!  It’s adorable when she goes to sit down. She moves down so slowly and is so careful.

We enjoyed playing Saturday morning.  ALL the toys.

Here’s to another great week of our growing girl!


41 Week Highlights

41 Week Highlights

This week we hit the big milestone- as long as as she was in!  On Friday, she was 40 weeks, 6 days.  I don’t normally keep track of days (heck, I only know weeks because of blogging) but I had the thought on the drive to work/school that she would be 41 weeks on Saturday.  So here we are.  Out and in!20139761_10100134499818903_3710612934743624170_n.jpg

My good little eater!  She GOES TO TOWN on her finger foods.

I bought some tiny pony tail holders and loosely put it up one night.  She thought it was hilarious!

When she wakes up before I want her to, she gets to play in the bathroom jumper while I get ready.  I said this is how you contain a monkey at 6 am!

She’s been doing this funny scrunchy nose face. It cracks us up!

She rode on her elephant (the grandmas did it once, but we weren’t home to see it…and she wasn’t a huge fan then), but she LOVED it now!

And then big girl decided to pull up to a stand!  Hello there!

A fun exciting week together, for sure!