Saturday, January 30, 2010

Who knew our crib was THAT strong!

So the other day i was taking a shower while Dulany was napping. Tom was home so i said to listen for her incase she needs her binki. Anywho. So i get out of the shower and i could hear her crying and im like HELLO! what is tom doing? SO i see he isnt in the living room and her door is open but i didnt see him. When i went further in... i noticed this....

Who knew our crib could hold a grown man... haha. It was quite cute but I needed him to get out of it before it did break.

I guess he REALLY wanted to cuddle with Dulany. And he's always saying how he just wants to crawl inside her crib with her while she's sleeping. SO he did it.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Weekend in Island Park

On friday afternoon/evening. we went to Island Park to stay at a family friend's cabin. I was pretty excited but considering Dulany was a little monster most of the night and most of saturday afternoon.. i didnt have as much fun as everyone else, and as much fun as i thought i would have. I had to spend a lot of the day in the room with her. But Tom got to go snowmobiling most of the trip and we stayed in a really nice cabin which we were really grateful for being invited to stay at for the night. But I think dulany DID like playing with our friends baby Paige who is a month younger (although you cant tell from the pics since shes a lot taller and skinnier than our short chunk of a babe). It was fun watching them play together. It was nice for me to get out of the house and be with other people for once. Im sad i didnt go snowmobiling though> ive never been and wanted to go but didnt feel comfortable driving one myself since ive never done it before. So, I opted out. anywho.

Here are a few pics of our trip.
(oh make sure to scroll down for another post)

Fun in my High chair

So lately, Dulany has been lovin her high chair. Since it can be lowered, we put it in the living room and let her sit in it and play with her toys. Also, all of a sudden she would rather eat the high chair table thing than her food. She started doing it yesterday morning with tom and then did the same thing with me. Its quite cute! Here are a few pics and a video.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bouncy Bouncy

Ever since being scared of the vacuum cleaner, Dulany has found out she can bounce in her exersaucer (although i dont think its supposed to do that..) but we caught it on video. When she first did it, it was like 6 in the morning. It was hilarious. Here it is.

make sure to scroll down for another post. Internet = finally working = multiple posts.

Monday, January 18, 2010

7 Months

So Dulany turned 7 Months on Saturday. It's outrageous. Time is going by way too fast. Did i not just post about her being 6 months like yesterday!? AHH! soon enough she'll be turning 1 and when that day comes, im going to freak out.

I havent taken too many pics lately because we're getting used to our "sleep training" which seems to work amazingly at night. but naps are not going so hot. She doesnt sleep for as long. therefor cranky. wont go back to sleep. all that jazz. At night she's so tired she usually goes to sleep within a few minutes.

For the first night she cried for 10 min. then fell asleep. i was amazed. didnt last too long though. She woke up 10 minutes later crying and what not. She went on and off till 12:30am. (and started around 7:30) and then woke up in the middle of the night screaming bloody murder. I didnt think i would be able to handle this every night. But every night got better and now after a week she maybe will talk or whine a little. but thats about it. She still loves to wake up super early around 5:30 (ever since we got back from vaca she's been doing this), but luckily goes back to sleep till 7-8... i miss when she would wake up at 6:30-7 and then sleep till 9. Oh well!

She's starting to try to scoot but she gets so frustrated SO fast (as you can tell in the pics) and i feel bad.. but she's doing better. SHe wants SO bad to put her knees up on the ground but can't quite figure it out yet. But hopeuflly with some practice she'll get the hang of it. She sits on her own like a champ now and its so much fun to sit with her and play.

we go to oregon in just a few weeks (2 weeks from thurs.) and i am SO excited!

oh we just got her some new baby einstein vids. she loves them. I just love watching her face during certain scenes. Today she watched a new Macdonald's Farm one and loved one seen so i caught her getting really excited about the puppets.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It's about time!

Ok, she FINALLY rolled over from her back to her front. Its hard to NOT compare with other kids. but when other babies are doing it at like 4 months. and shes almost 7 and still couldnt do it.. iw as getting a little worried. But I was talking to my friend and she said she just had to work on helping her daughter with it and just randomly she would do it.. so thats what i did. yesterday and today ive been trying to encourage her and stuff, and she finally did it on her own today! WOO HOO.

now i need to give her more tummy time after all this time on her back haha.

anyways, here is a cute video of her. She discovered her tongue and kinda how to spit.. which isnt good when we're trying to feed her. (Ahh!)but its cute!

we also went out to put some mail in the mail box. its cold. so for a 5 minute walk i have to get her ALL dressed up and no matter how much clothes we put on her and what not, she always gets the red nose.. so cute.

Monday, January 11, 2010

photo shoot give-a-way!

So I just recieved an email from my VTing comp. Her friend just moved to Idaho and is giving a photoshoot give away and i would LOVE to win, even though there are like a bigillion entries already. We dont have any good family pictures... and it would be awesome to get them done by someone professional.. especially since our wedding pics didnt turn out too great. Here is her site so if youre in the idaho area, you should check it out and try to win too!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sitting Up

So for the most part, Dulany can sit up by herself. She still either falls backwards or sometimes leans too much foward and ends up on her tummy somehow. haha but i love that i can have her sitting up playing (with pillow behind her incase) and go do what i need to in the kitchen and still keep an eye on her. She's getting so big! i can't believe it. She'll sit on the couch with me with out leaning on the back or corner and watch me on the computer or watch football with dad (and of course baby einstein which you can tell how addicted she is in the video ill post)

Look how big she's getting!

She also had to get a new winter hat (her little pink beanie doesnt fit anymore which is sad because i loved it, but she is DANG cute in this hat (with matching mittens)). Wouldnt you agree?

Lately, all she wants to grab is 1. the couch, she LOVES the scratch couches.... 2. anything with buttons.. aka the remote, phones, cameras, the computer. Its too funny. Here is a pic of her trying to get off daddy's lap to get the remote.

here is a video of her watching baby einstein. I just ordered new ones.. cause this one is getting OLD, but she loves it and its one thing we know that can calm her down. terrible. i know. But it helps me take a shower and know she's entertained. Also, there's a certain scene that pops up and she knows exactly when it comes and she starts laughing and gets rally excited. Ill have to catch it on camera next time.

A little update. We're trying to get her to go to sleep on her own.. with out being swaddled. She gets too hot and sweats a lot when she is swaddled and i dont want her to depend on it to get her to sleep. Lately she gets swaddled, but she gets her amrs out but then gets mad because she doesnt have her binky. Her heads want to take it out haha. So tonight i decided we're going to start trying again to let her cry it out..

well I gave her a bath, red books, rocked her for a few minutes for cuddle time, and laid her down. She whined, then talked, then cried.. but it only lasted 10 minutes. GREAT i thought.. but then 15 minutes later, she woke up and started to scream, i went in a little while after and rubbed her back, left, screamed some more, went in and rocked her/burped her (she def. needed that. she had so much air in her belly) and put her back down.... well from start to finish it was about 45 minutes of crying/screaming and for the past 20 minutes its been quiet. so i expect she's sleeping. 45 minutes is a wHOLE lot better than the 2 hours it used to be so hopefully if we do this every night itll get a ton better... Then i have to work on naps. Ugh!
WIsh me luck!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

walking baby and Mamma

ok so she's not really walking obviously. But my parents had a used "tot rider" thingy and she loved it. If we had a bigger place, i would probably get one too. She kept going and i was afraid she was going to run into the christmas tree or tables.. heres a video.

this video is of her saying "mama" or close to it. She says it a lot more often not. Love it. I hope you can hear her say it

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas Video

heres a video of dulany playing with a book she got for christmas. Im still trying to download all the other videos i have so expect some new posts HOPEFULLY soon. Youtube is being dumb with my videos so we'll see how long it takes. This one FINALLy worked.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas Pics!

alright, after the internet not working or being slow. i FINALLY was able to upload my pictures on to here (about time. yes?!) We'll here they are of our christmas Vacation to Pennsylvania and DC. uploading all the videos i have will take forever so ill have to wait till later to get them uploaded and put up on here. Until then, here are a ton of pics!