Thursday, November 19, 2009

She Did It!

Soon after I wrote yesterday's post, Juliet took her first step! We were outside playing and she let go of my leg and took a steady step to the wall. It was different from the other steps because there was no falling involved, it was a real step! Of course I didn't get a video, but I did run in and get the camera to mark the event.

Juliet is very interested in Lucy these days. We will chase Lucy together and Juliet will laugh and laugh. She also wants to pet her. She's working on her dog sound too! I'm pretty sure she knows that Lucy and dog and the same. When we are in the kitchen and talk about Lucy she looks out the kitchen door where Lucy usually is!

This is Juliet's latest face...she likes to make this face often :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Just About

Juliet is just about to walk! She is testing her skills more and more! She loves walking around with assistance. Most of the time she still wants two fingers, but she can walk with one and prefers that you hold her right hand. She will adjust her grip on your finger until it's just right. She walks so fast too! If you stop when she isn't ready, she cries! She is letting go sometimes to grab onto the couch or transfer hands. She has taken a step out, but I has there to catch her. Otherwise she would have just done a face plant Juliet is a walking machine. She walked all the way to Leigh's house (three doors down) and back. She also loves the little push toy. She hasn't figured out how to turn it around and waits or whines until you can turn it around for her. In this picture she is wearing some beads I gave her while I was packing for our trip to Tallahassee. She LOVED them! She wouldn't do anything without them. Justin took them away and set them on the couch, so she could walk better, but she stopped walking and crawled right over to the couch, pulled herself up and reached for the beads. It was so funny! She also loves taking them on and off, on and off. Of course this is a "toy" that needs constant supervision.


Family Time

This month Juliet has been and will be able to spend some quality time with her grandparents and great-grandparents! The month began with a visit from Granddaddy. He has business in town and spent lunch, afternoons and evenings with us for 4 days. Juliet had a ball with Granddaddy. They played CONSTANTLY. Really, it was non-stop! I know that Granddaddy didn't want to leave Juliet, but I'm sure he needed the rest (especially his back)! Granddaddy was able to get Juliet to laugh really good. I was able to get a video of the last part of the laughing session. She had been going for quite some time and in this she is starting to get tired.

This past weekend we went to Tallahassee with Deda and Granddaddy to visit Grandma and Papa and to celebrate Papa's 85th birthday! We had a great time! Juliet really enjoyed being there. She even sat with Papa quite a bit and went to him on her own. On Monday morning she sat with Grandma a long time while Papa played the guitar and they all three sang! Sweet memories!

Juliet ate in the high chair that has now seated 4 generations! Papa sat in it, Mama, me and now Juliet. She liked propping her feet up, as you can see. She also started signaling "touchdown" this weekend. Juliet's buddy Wynn, who stays with us on week days, taught Juliet. While watching the Alabama v. MSU game this weekend, when AL scored the commentator said, "Touchdown!" The ref signaled touchdown and Juliet threw her hands up in the air! Granddaddy and Grandma witrnessed it. So while she was eating, she thought it was fun. Most of the time it is just a one-armed touchdown.

We are looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with CeCe and Pops and visiting with the Laney's this month too!

9 Months

Here I am again, posting really late. I keep on waiting for the right time (free time), the right outfit, Juliet to be in a good mood and someone to help with the photo shoot so those things don't line up too often. And then the photo shoot was a flop, but that's the way it goes. Justin and I got ONE picture.

Juliet went to the doctor this month for her 9 month check up. The doc was pleased with everything except her weight. She only weighed 14 lbs. 15 oz. I'm sure it is due to the fact that she is mobile now, so she's burning more calories, but she is in the 2nd percentile for weight. Since she could see her ribs, the doc suggested we begin supplementing with solids. Believe it or not, I was fine with that news. Since supplementing only means adding solid food to her normal feeding schedule, it's not that big of a deal. So I decided to jump in with bananas! I had just started reading Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron the week before, so I was somewhat familiar with how and what I wanted to start with. You already saw the video of the first "meal." She is doing great with it and has now eaten mashed potatoes and yogurt. When I gave her the yogurt she shuddered, but wanted more! Juliet has also learned to use a sippy cup (water). I am also giving her water from a regular cup after she finishes eating. These are all things in the Super Baby Food book.

Ahhh...sleeping. Unfortunately, Juliet is not pacificed with Justin anymore. She'll fuss until he brings her into me to eat. So now we're back to where we were :(. Oh well, this too shall pass.

She is loving to walk with assistance. The swivel hips are gone and she is walking with more confidence. She is so proud of herself when she's walking. She has a huge smile on her face and makes sure you are looking. If you hold her fingers and don't move, she gets mad! And she walks fast!

Juliet still loves the touch and feel books. She is not sitting to read as long as she was. She is more squirmy. Juliet also loves the plastic shapes. She is taking one in each hand and clapping them together. Soon she'll be clapping! She is in the stage of taking everything out. It is so funny. She loves to take things out and toss them over she shoulder and lightening speed. Laundry baskets full of clothes are a favorite! Once she tosses them behind her, she'll turn around and toss them again!

She has six teeth, although they are not easy to see. She hates showing them off. The best chance at seeing them is on the changing table or leaning her back causing her to laugh. The front two teeth look huge compared to the babies on the bottom. There are two more that have just cut through beside her two top front teeth, one on each side.

Juliet is still a super baby. We are enjoying her more and more!

Monday, November 9, 2009

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Little Clapper

Last week Juliet started clapping on her own. It is so precious. I love it! She's gaining a little weight, so her hands have dimples on them and they are the best!! I love staying at home, I knew exactly when she clapped for the first time. Praise God I can stay home and thank you to my super hardworking hubby who brings home the bacon. Justin's the best.

Touch and Feel Book

I finally completed a touch and feel book for Juliet. I like how it turned out. She is playing with it a little, but I know that I'll be able to use it more and more. It will come in handy when she is learning her colors and sorting into color groups.

I went to Hobby Lobby to find all the pieces of fabric except for the felt.

Pink: rosettes
Blue: satin
Orange: tulle tied in knots (by Justin)
Red: velvet ribbon
Green: sequin material
Yellow: ruffles
Purple: shiny, slick material