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Thursday, May 24, 2012

28 Weeks Old!

Taylor had a fun filled week.  We celebrated my birthday with friends & family, went to a National Guard event at Talking Stick Resort, went to the Griesbecks wedding, and tried sweet potatoes, although she was more interested in eating her bib that the sweet potato. 

In the pictures this week you'll see we spent some time with my dad.  Who is so handy and helpful, while he was here we hung some sun blocking curtains in Taylor Booty's room. Making it nice and dark for nap time. At Olive & Ivy with friends & family Taylor played with her friend Chance.  I love the little conversation the two of them have going on.  She did great at the Griesbeck wedding & reception, despite being out so late. She enjoyed the gathering and time with the Griesbecks.  We hope Tressie teaches her to dance with enthusiasm like hers. 
My little cutie booty is trying so hard to crawl she can taste it... almost literally... she sees something and wants to put it in her mouth, that seems to be what motivates her to move forward.  She has all the right moves, she just needs to coordinate them.  She's also a little drooling a ton. I suppose teeth may be on their way. Besides wanting to put everything in her mouth, she also wants to sit and stand.  If I move her to a new position, sitting or standing, she stops everything and looks around to see what it looks like from that vantage point.  She's soaking it all in.  

Until next week.  Click here for pictures from this week.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

27 Weeks Old!

Oh my sweet little traveling baby.  We were on the road again this week.  Our little Poppy has been a trooper.  Slept right through both flights.

This week....
Taylor met more cousins.
Rolled over for the first time.
Enjoyed a little time around the campfire.
Looks like she is ready to drink out of a cup.
Worked on her hunter safety.
Tried her hand in playing a little pinochle.
And had a couple more successful plane rides.

Her 6 month check-up showed us she's becoming a little chunck-a-muncka!  All her hair on the back of her head has been rubbed off, we are patiently waiting for it to grow back.

The big news this week... drum roll please...  she rolled over.  While we were visiting OZ's Grandma & Grandpa in Oregon, right in front of all 4 of us as we stood around looking at her, she rolled over. She's yet to repeat the performance. We're waiting...   She entertained us for hours of cooing and bubble blowing.  Great Grandma Ruth & Great Grandpa Sam were happy to just have her hang out with us while we played cards. She really lights up a room.  It was nice to see OZ's dad while we were there too. Taylor met more cousins this week in Boise.  We went to the Saturday Market in Eagle and found a cute little owl beanie. Taylor enjoyed a little campfire time. And looks like she is ready to drink out of a cup.  But tap the breaks little girl.  One thing at a time.  She can sit up with props or lean on her belly.  Things are a changin' around here.

Enjoy the pictures!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

26 Weeks Old!

6 Months Old! I can hardly believe it.  It really flies by! It seems like there is a bunch of new feats coming with this age.  She can practically sit up on her own, she needs a little support on each side, and sometimes she just tries to eat her toes, but it's there.  While sitting, she will often arch her back trying as hard as she can to push herself up on her feet. Have I mentioned how much she loves standing?  Once standing, she is so curious to look around. Still no rolling over.  She can roll up on one side, back to her back and up on the other side, but not completely over.  She likes her tummy time too.  She so desperately wants to crawl.  This kid, I tell ya is a mover.  She is just dying to go places. (Shopping, I'm sure!) When we lay her on her tummy she will do anything to move forward.  She can get her little legs to push her forward, but then her arms get to her sides and she hasn't quite figured out how to move them back in front of her.  She will bury her face down to see if that helps, but nope, arms are still at her side.  We will move them forward for her and she'll push herself forward again, but then there she is stuck with her arms at her sides.  She'll figure it out, all to soon I suppose.  :) She is one big growing girl.  We had her 6 month check-up today. 

Weight : 13 lbs
Height: 23 inches
Head Circumfrence: 41 cm

Doc said he was very impressed with her development.  She's right on track and all caught up.  He said her motor skills, feeding & brian development are all looking great. He said she'll probably just be a bit on the tiny side. I think she's par for the course.  She's 6 months and wearing 6 month old cloths.  I can't believe how much she is growing.

We went to Portland this week and squeezed in about as much as we could.  Taylor was great once again on the plane rides.  I time her eating right before take off and it seems to work.  She played in the seat next to me most the plane ride home.  The pressure doesn't seem to bother her ears.  She was sucking on her pacifier on the decent into PHX and I think her ears popped at one point based on the look she gave me, but she didn't make peep.  Let's hope & pray this keeps up.  

1st stop in Portland was to see Grandma Cathy & make the office tour.  Of course Grandma loves showing off her adorable baby to everyone at the office.  Next pit stop at Jill's.  Perfect timing for Taylor to have a blowout and quick bath in her sink.  Thanks Jill ~ wink! Next up, a wonderful visit with our friends the Hermans! The kids, Lily, Addie & Bryson put on a show for us.  Lily loved on little Taylor Poppy as much as she could.  She wanted to hold her, play with her, dress her in her ball cap.  She was very sweet with her.  Jenny & Lawrence are old pros at this baby stuff.  I love just soaking them in.  It was, as always, was too short of a visit.  Next stop off to see the cousins! But not before blowout #2.  Only this time I was caught with only a couple wipes and unfortunately one of my favorite little outfits for Taylor was now going in the trash.  A quick pit stop into Target for a new outfit & wipes and we were back on the road. We came to Portland for Ally Maggs 1st Communion, but poor Ally got sick the night before, she was a trooper thou. And fortunately we came out unscathed. We still were able to spend time with Nan & Pop & cousins and had a wonderful visit. Aunt MaryBeth demonstrated how Taylor is about as big as her wine glass, (Francesca). Colton & Abby, Taylor's cousins, love them some baby Taylor and baby Taylor loves them right back.  I wish I could attach their video entertaining her.  I'll have to figure out how to do that. We stayed with my sister-in-law Lisa, where Taylor would constantly try to mimic Ty Ty's faces.  They were very cute together.  We went to Sydney's basketball game and Taylor slept right through the whole thing.  I thought my arm was going to fall off. Did I mention how heavy this girl is getting? Wow! We had quick visits with the Orneals' and Grandma Leona. There's never enough time when we're there.  

In the Pictures this week you'll see Taylor's adorable butt shot and loads of time with cousins & friends. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

25 Weeks Old!

This week Taylor gets snuggley.  She's such a little sweetheart.  At the end of the day she'll sit on my lap, lean back and let me rub her belly & rock her until she falls asleep.  I just love it.  We visited with friends this week. Uncle Chonie tried to tell her how cool it is to almost be done with school. Taylor gave Uncle Poppy the surprising news, he was shocked... as seen in the pictures.  Taylor went to Uncle Michael's to help him get some work done.  Then took a little dip in the pool. When we got back home she decided to start working out on her bikini body with her little rattle weights.  She was very pleased with her results, so she slipped on her glamorous shades (which she could not get enough of, she was tickled seeing herself in them) and went to dinner with our good friends the Kules brothers.
She seems to really observant this week.  She loves looking around and seems mezmerized at new environments.  OZ also tried to get Taylor to crawl.  She would even put her face down in the blanket and try to move forward using her forehead and legs. She's sitting with a pillow props around her, but still no rolling over.
Click here for pictures from this week.

We're off to Portland.  We'll see you next week.