Like my sister's household, a LOT has been happening around here as well. Unlike my sister, I have gone almost three months without posting something, she only went one... Yes, I feel like a slacker and have guilt for not logging Addie's growth and accomplishments, but I'm back, and hopefully this time it's for good!
So where to begin?! We have had so many events since my last post. We had her first birthday party that she attended, her first Thanksgiving, her first Christmas and New Years, and we have moved! We discovered at her cousin Greyden's birthday party that Addie LOVES loud noises, bright lights, and tissue paper. She was a party animal! I was so worried that all of the people and the toys that Greyden got would scare her but she would try to walk to them to get them! (let's remember that she was only about 2.5-3 months at the time...I think we're going to have an early walker, Lord help me) I, of course, was holding her up, but she would put one foot in front of the other to get to his new toys. At the end of the evening I had her facing outward on my hip, because Addie always has to be able to see what's going on of course, and she fell asleep on me! Like I said, party animal!
|We worked so hard on Grey's Bday cake and his smash cake...|
|Then when he was presented with he, he was scared of it...|
and wouldn't touch it. Not even the Elmo cake. *Sigh*
|Grandma and Addie are all smiles!|
|Hmm, not sure how thrilled she was about this outfit.|
Although once she caught a glimpse of her patent leather shoes,
she wouldn't take her eyes off of them.
|Santa was nice enough to leave us one of his elves!|
|How sad is it that the only picture I have from|
New Years is our ginormous spread of food...for 6 people.
That's how we Shagenes Roll!
Addie is almost 5 months old already. Where did all of the time go?! She has had so many changes since last time I posted. She is now actively playing with her toys and grabbing things. Everything she touches goes into her mouth though, so that's fun. She is almost sitting up on her own and we're still working on the crawling position. She still loves to stand all of the time and will walk while I'm holding her. She also supports herself on her legs all by herself. She may skip the crawling stage all together, who knows?! She plays in her exersaucer and loves to bounce in her jumparoo. She's still a little small for her exersaucer seat so we have to stuff a hand towel around her.
|We discovered Addie liked shiny tinfoil...so we|
improvised a mirror on her Jumparoo. She loved it.
Another first is that Addie ate solid foods at 4.5 months! We started her on sweet potatoes and she loved them! (Sidenote: Greg and I, being the dorky new parents that we are, had a moment marveling at the site of her orange poo the next day. Our little girl is growing up!) She ate about a tablespoon at her first sitting and kept going back for more. Her little digestive system, however, didn't like them as much as she did, and the doctor suggested giving her bananas to help with her loose stool. The only banana I had was a yellow, not so ripe banana, and Addie was not a a fan. You'd think I was trying to poison her with the look she gave me. She even shuddered after taking a bite! We then tried oatmeal flakes mixed with breastmilk to help coat her belly, which she loved, but also had a tough time digesting. Our new pediatrician is now recommending that we hold off on solids until she's 6 months and her digestive system is more mature. I'm FULLY on board with that one. I'm not sure if I'm ready to handle big girl poops yet anyway...
|Yummy! I love my sweet potatoes!|
|Whoa Dad! Too close!|
|Four Months Baby!|