Wednesday, August 15, 2012

9 months (late to post!!)

Alyssa, you are growing so fast! I can't believe how fast these last 9 months have flown by. Even with lack of sleep and keeping up with you and Emma :)

You are 100% crawling, and fast! You would prefer not to be held (unless you're tired of course). You like to be on the go, and you are the opposite of your sister because you could care less where I am. You play very nicely by yourself, but you're also a bit of a tornado!

I should start counting the number of times per day I have to fish something out of your mouth that shouldn't be there.

You are pulling up to standing, but still very wobbly and you fall quite often.

Your now have 3 teeth, two bottom and your top right. You use those teeth to eat lots of table food! You love cheese, lunch meat, chicken, puffs, blueberries, apples, and pancakes.

At your 9 month checkup (where you barely cried for your shot this time, THANK YOU!), you weighed in at almost 20lbs and 31 inches! So you've grown 10 inches and more than doubled your weight since birth!!

You wave bye bye (backwards, but it counts), and clap. You make a lot of noise still, you are a girl who knows what she wants! But most of your noise is still DA DA DA!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Day 1

I am listening to the advice of a coworker and decided to switch from clean to paleo. Hoping this helps with getting more weight off!
Here is a snapshot of my day, plus I had a peach!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

8 months!

Alyssa you are 8 months old now! You are doing a super slow, very concentrated crawl! You also put everything in your mouth...
Nothing can be left within reach, and with your long arms this is a hilarious challenge. You have knocked my drink off the table, pulled your food onto your tray and other funny things (mostly funny to Emma!) 
You are able to sit yourself up now from laying down, I usually find you sitting up in your crib in the morning. 
You are just starting to feed yourself some finger foods, gerber puffs, scrambled eggs and we even had some chikfila! Mommy even gave you a taste of sweet tea, you were one happy baby!! 
You are starting to wave bye bye, but not consistently. You can babble things like BABA, MAMA, DADA...but you're mostly just making noise.
...speaking of noise, everyone everywhere comments on how loud of a baby you are. Your voice is something else!  I wouldn't change a thing, because I think its the sweetest noise I know!
 You are your mommas snuggle bug! I cried the other night because I got home too late and you were already asleep. But don't worry sweet girl, I got to snuggle you for that middle of the night feeding you refuse to let go :)
We love you sissy!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cleaning, Cute and Quinoa!

We had a productive day today! Two little girls from church came over to help entertain the girls so I could actually get some things done. They were such a big help, and I was surprised how well they did with having Alyssa and Emma! I pray my girls are half as sweet as those two!! I was able to mop all the floors, steam clean the couches, paint the side door, 4 loads of laundry, dust/windex EVERYTHING, scrub the bathrooms, vaccuum the carpets, wipe every inch of the kitchen and clean the baseboards! WHOA, no wonder I'm exhausted :)
For dinner I made a cheesy quiona, an alternative to macNcheese! It was delicous and made a ton, I'm sure some of it will end up getting thrown out.

And Alyssa is doing so much better at eating solids, she ate so good tonight...

so what if she just spit it all up all over me.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

7 months

Alyssa, You're 7 months old already...
I'm never going to get over how happy you are and how big that sweet smile is.
You squeal, scream, all the time and its the loudest cutest thing.

You're talking, well you're making noise :)
mamamama, dadada, nomnom
I am pretty sure you're trying to say Emma, this morning it was crystal clear "EmMA"

You're so close to crawling, but have found other ways to get around for now.
You roll to your back, scoot across the floor and then roll over to your belly...very determined!

You have two bottom teeth! But you're still not big on food...maybe some oatmeal with a dash of some baby food mixed in but you really show no interest in food. Other than your bottle, you do love that. You're taking 4-6 ounces every 3-4 hours.
And no, you're STILL NOT sleeping through the night!!!!

You are sitting up unsupported very well, unless something behind you catches your attention...
so still quite wobbly!

You already have a bubbly personality and are such a people person.
New faces and new scenery always gets you squealing!

You're napping 3 times/day, and are usually so easy to entertain. Unlike your sister ever was.
You love to bounce, play in the walker, sit in the highchair and watch me cook, take walks and just roll all over the den floor.

I'm so lucky to be your momma!

Another pinterest find...

Black bean and corn salad, OMG yummy! New summer staple

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I love pinterest...

I love organizing all the fun ideas I find online and seeing what other things people find! My two favorites are recipes and things to do with my girls!
This week we did no mess finger painting and a delicious bean pie!