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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

8 Months!

Well, this picture pretty much captures Callie's entire personality-fun-loving, happy, playful and spoiled little Diva :-)! Each month she is developing more and more of her own personality, which is so cute and exciting some days and entirely frustrating others! Normally, she sleeps well in her crib but occasionally (and unfortunately seeming to be more often) she throws tantrums when we put her down. I have watched her from her door as she screams and then puts her pacifier back into her mouth to see if I respond. If I don't in the allotted amount of time (about 3 seconds), she whips it back out and screams again, only to repeat the process! We had some exciting "firsts" this month. Callie's first word was "Mama"-cried out in the middle of the night on November 19th. It has since been the go-to word whenever she needs something-whether that's me, food, sleep, etc. I was a little concerned, though when she saw a hippopotamus on the t.v. and said "Mama!"
The second exciting first occurred when I was putting the lights on the Christmas tree this past weekend. There was still a pile of lights on the floor and it didn't take long before Callie figured out how to crawl over to them! We were suspecting Christmas decorations of some kind would do the trick, as she'd been VERY close to crawling for about 3 weeks now.
I would love to report that Callie enjoyed her first Thanksgiving and tried mashed potatoes and green beans. Unfortunately, eating is still giving us fits. She really doesn't seem to like any baby foods, so we think it's a texture thing. As one friend said, "She just has refined taste buds!" So far, we have tried sweet potato, squash, pear, applesauce, and peaches (along with rice cereal and oatmeal), but all have been met with the same disgusted reaction. She does enjoy "Puffs" and Rice Wafer crackers.
It seems she is working very hard to get her first top tooth. I'm praying it will break through soon, so I can trade in the tantrum baby for my sweet girl! In the meantime, I'm off to call Dave to bring home more infant Tylenol!
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November 2010 in Pics!

Ready for a walk outside to admire the Christmas lights Daddy just put up!


Here we are with our tree!
There were some sheep at the tree farm, too!
Callie and cousin Sophie at Davis Family Thanksgiving
Callie's first Thanksgiving!
One of our Christmas presents arrived in a box that was just the right size for Callie and Daddy to play Box Racer all around the living room!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Possibly the Best Deal of the Season!

Well, yesterday was Black Friday, so I'm in a money-saving kind of mood. And, since Thanksgiving's over, it's that time of year, when I begin to think about Christmas cards. I LOVE receiving Christmas cards and hearing what all our friends and family have been up to the past year! Most of all, though, I LOVE the photo cards-getting a glimpse of this year's vacation spot and how children have changed! Photo cards can get expensive, which is why I am SO excited about this awesome deal from Shutterfly! Shutterfly is a great site for designing your Christmas cards with lots of fun holiday backgrounds and templates to choose from! And right now, they're running an awesome deal! Get 50 free holiday cards when you write about Shutterfly on your blog! These aren't just your run-of-the-mill cards, either! They have so many great designs to choose from-whether you have that one perfect picture, or can't decide so you want to do a collage of best shots from 2010! Check out their holiday cards here! I'm so excited to put our Christmas picture card together-but looking through all the options on Shutterfly, it's going to be a tough decision-there are so many to choose from!
So, if you're like me and want quality photo cards at a great deal, check out this link for Shutterfly's 50 free Holiday Cards promo deal! Happy Christmas card writing!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Possibly the Best Deal of the Season!

Well, yesterday was Black Friday, so I'm in a money-saving kind of mood. And, since Thanksgiving's over, it's that time of year, when I begin to think about Christmas cards. I LOVE receiving Christmas cards and hearing what all our friends and family have been up to the past year! Most of all, though, I LOVE the photo cards-getting a glimpse of this year's vacation spot and how children have changed! Photo cards can get expensive, which is why I am SO excited about this awesome deal from Shutterfly! Shutterfly is a great site for designing your Christmas cards with lots of fun holiday backgrounds and templates to choose from! And right now, they're running an awesome deal! Get 50 free holiday cards when you write about Shutterfly on your blog! These aren't just your run-of-the-mill cards, either! They have so many great designs to choose from-whether you have that one perfect picture, or can't decide so you want to do a collage of best shots from 2010! Check out their holiday cards here! I'm so excited to put our Christmas picture card together-but looking through all the options on Shutterfly, it's going to be a tough decision-there are so many to choose from!
So, if you're like me and want quality photo cards at a great deal, check out this link for Shutterfly's 50 free Holiday Cards promo deal! Happy Christmas card writing!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

7 months




So, this month has been a fast paced and exhausting 2 steps forward and one step back kind of month! Callie started eating rice cereal-wasn't sure about it, couldn't get enough of it, ate it well some days and others not so much, wasn't sure about it, and now, won't eat it at all. Tried sweet potatoes. Let's just say she feels the same way about them that her parents do. Following the last few days of rice cereal and the days we tried sweet potatoes, she got a tummy ache and ever since then, we have been going through SOOO many diapers; I will be forever grateful to the person that invented disposables! (After all, I'm having to pre-treat half her clothes; I don't have time to wash diapers, too!)
Therefore, we are taking a break from solids (since I can't get her to open her mouth anymore). Next week we are going to the doctor to get her weighed and measured, so hopefully, they will have some good advice-or maybe by then she'll be ready to eat them again anyway.
She is trying very hard to become more mobile. She's working on going from sitting Indian style to rocking forward to put herself into a crawl-like position. Daddy has been practicing crawling with her by moving her legs while she does the arms. He's very excited about this new stage (clearly not realizing how much child-proofing we have to do!) Meanwhile, Callie does a mean "back scoot" to try to get where she wants to go. It's very obnoxious when she's on the changing table doing this! I think Callie is frustrated at not being able to move like she wants to or talk like she wants to-she tries very hard and then starts crying when it doesn't work.
She must be growing because I had to mover her jumperoo up to the next level again. (We're on 3 out of 4 now!) She's also been taking better naps most days, so that's a plus! We are seeing a lot of her tongue again, as she's pretty impressed with how far she can stick it out! She's also been exploring new things she can do with her hands, such as: exploring mommy and daddy's faces and hair (sometimes a rather painful experience), knocking over towers that we build for her, turning pages in books, doing her best to hold her sippy cup and pulling the pommel part off of her bumbo seat! Well, she's about to wake up from a nap, so I better get some pictures in this post!