Monday, September 22, 2008

Mama's Girl?

Don't worry, I know she's not saying "Mama" in reference to me. "The book" says she'll say lots of vowel/consonent combinations. It still puts a smile on my face to hear "mama" when I come home from a hard day at work!
Yeah, I know she only says it once, and it's really far into the video-but she's just too cute to crop!

Bitter Peas Face

When I went back to work a few weeks ago, Gracie was progressing nicely through the flavors of baby food. She had mastered rice cereal, was fine with peas, and could deal with green beans. When I say "could deal with" I basically mean she'd eat them, but between each spoonful she'd give me what Brian refers to as the "bitter beer face," if you remember those commercials. She started that way with each flavor though, so I figured she'd grow out of it.
Now Brian is the feeder, since I am at work at lunchtime. He has admitted to me that he can handle dealing with the shots at the doc's office, but not "bitter beer face." So, he has moved on to fruits. Boo! Doc said veggies first so she doesn't get used to the sweetness of fruit and refuse to eat veggies! This weekend I decided to rewind and remind her about peas. It didn't go very well...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Pretty Kitty

"You can't see me!"

Much to the kitty's chagrin, she has become Gracie's favorite toy. No matter what Gracie is doing-rolling, playing with another toy, even nursing-when the kitty comes near she stops what shes doing and tries to pet the kitty. Usually the cat is OK with this scenario, even putting up with the occasional pulling of fur that is involved. I've only caught her try to bite Gracie twice-and they were both gentle warnings (although, she still got whomped for it). It is very endearing to watch their interactions. The only bad part is that, of course, Gracie's hands go straight from the kitty's fur to her mouth...and then she ends up with a beard that rivals daddy's.
Gracie in her kitty outfit.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Six Month Checkup

Gracie had her six month check up today. The good news is that she is healthy and growing. She weighed in at 15.13 lbs, which is the 50th percentile. Her height is 25"-the 25th percentile. Her head circumference is 43 centimeters, which falls at 70 percentile. So basically we have a short big headed baby! She had more vaccinations, and slept the whole day after all that crying. She's finally up, and crabby as ever.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Happy Half Birthday, Baby

I can't believe it, today is Gracie's half birthday. She is officially six months old. She has accomplished so much! She rolls-everywhere! We'll put her down on one side of the room and blink-suddenly she's on the other side. Baby food is still a little struggle, as she much prefers to nurse. It's getting a little better each day and she has tried sweet peas, green beans, and carrots along with rice cereal. She can almost sit up on her own, but tends to try and grab something in front of her and flop forward. If she's on her tummy and the kitty comes and sits just out of reach, she grabs at Mary and has even lifted her butt and tried to scoot forward to get to the kitty. Of course, Mary watches this with an entertained look on her face, and scoots farther away if Gracie has any success at all. She loves her toes and plays with them whenever she can. She has sucked on them a few times, and looks very confused when we put her in feetie pajamas! "Momma! Where'd my toes go?!" She is still a great sleeper, and has even changed her own bedtime from nine to seven! I usually wake her up around 6:30 for breakfast and put her back to bed. She gets Brian up between 8:30 and 10:00 but still finds time to nap for an hour or two at noon and is often sleeping when I get home around four!