March 27, 2010

9 months

YAY! Spring time is here! Time to get out for more walks and getting familiar with the grass...

Teagan was very unsure about it...

But found it very interesting! There is always time for a teaching moment...

Teagan is 9 months old now and I can't believe we just celebrated 2 of her friends 1st birthday's! She's next!
Here is a picture I got of Brody the birthday boy last Saturday...

At 9 months Teagan can:
-pull herself up to standing position and likes to push her baby stroller

-crawls (all 3 ways!) Bear crawl is my favorite. When she reaches the tiled areas she will straighten her legs and lock them at her knees. It is hilarious! She knows the tile is cold on her legs if she crawls normally. She will still army crawl now and again too.
- recognizes and says, "Dada, Mama, Bella, ball, and baba (bottle)" Yesterday she started saying "no no" back to me...
-only eats table food. Refuses and slaps at or pushes your hand away if you try to spoon feed her baby food.
-Picks and chooses what she would like to eat on her tray. I will scatter a few options and she knows exactly what she wants. When she wants more she reaches for it with her hand and lets you know! : )
- can drink from a sippy cup!
-LOVES pears and bananas!
-likes to share her food with Bella
-has a sweet tooth or a strong preference for the cinnamon/brown sugar swirl bread.
-has 2 bottom teeth
-gives kisses. Most of the time she will just make the noise at you and hope you'll be satisfied. When she feels like it she'll give the real thing.
-likes to pat. Pat me and say 'mama' pat Bella, pat Mrs. Brooke's arm when sitting by her at a restaurant :)
-LOVES to play or hold a ball.

-wakes up talking in her sweet voice and waits patiently for someone to come get her.
-stands in her crib.
-still loves her naps and will show you she wants to go lay down by throwing her head back when holding her.
-is fascinated with wires or anything that looks like one: shoe laces, draw strings on clothes, etc.

-likes to touch my earrings and let me know she sees them, but she won't pull on them. Necklaces- that's another thing that looks like a wire!
-takes 2 naps a day
-loves to cuddle and sleep with Bear

-likes to listen to music
-can hold bottle by herself, but prefers someone else to
Teagan is such a sweet little girl and Adam and I feel very blessed to be able to experience something new with her each day!

March 19, 2010

Dallas Arboretum

March 14, 2010

Spring cleaning

I have all these great ideas of Spring cleaning that I want to get accomplished while I have this week off of work!
1. Clean out my closet. Move winter clothes to another closet upstairs. Bring down Spring clothes.
2. Organize my jewelry drawer! It's become a mess!
3. Deep clean the house- blinds, fans, places I normally don't get to clean on a regular basis.
4. Have carpet cleaning guys out to clean carpets and deep clean the tile!
So today I started. Not anything I listed above...
of course. I always some how end up getting into another project that I didn't have in mind!
Teagan was not using her bouncers, her bumbo, pack and play pieces and all of her out grown clothes so I just tossed them into a spare bed room upstairs to deal with later. Well, today was later and I don't think I wanted to face it. I am not ready to get rid of the baby things. She is growing up so fast. Everyone always said it when I was pregnant but you don't realize it until it actually starts happening.
People ask about milestones..When did she start sitting up on her own? When did she start crawling, standing, pulling up, eating table food pieces?! It all happens so fast it's hard to recall. I tried to do my best to record the month in which she started doing each one, but find myself wishing I would've written down the exact place and time. What we were doing. Who was there. What she was wearing. Taken a picture and possibly video so it is documented for the rest of her life. Adam and I couldn't believe this morning we were putting her baby stuff in the attic when it feels like we just got it all out of boxes and set it up for her.
Well, moving past the depressing morning... I have been in my pj's all day. Its 4:00 and I am about to get out of them to go to Home Depot with Adam and Teagan! It is so beautiful outside I hope I can talk him into going to walk around the outdoor shopping mall! "Walk," as in maybe pick up an item or two! Teagan loves riding in her umbrella stroller and smiling at all the people who walk by. It is one of my favorite things about her. Even if people don't stop to ooh and ahh or smile at her and they just walk towards us and pass by- she still has this huge grin on her face like she is about to make a new friend! Such a social butterfly. I am working on downloading video of her. It takes so long but it is worth it once it uploads. For now, here is a picture until the video posts!

This is her "telling me" face

March 7, 2010

Valentines day

Even though it is now March I recently downloaded these Valentines day pictures from what my mom sent me from her camera. Just wanted to share...