Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Latest Stats


Age: 15 1/2 months

Height: 31 inches

Weight: 22 pounds

Teeth: 5 - two upper front, two lower front, one lower right molar

Sleeping patterns: 12 hours at night, an hour and a half nap in the morning, and a 2 to 2 1/2 hour nap in the afternoon

Favorite book: I Love You, Goodnight or any touch and feel book

Favorite toy: baby stroller

Favorite food: bananas

Favorite song: The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Known sign-language signs: please, thank-you, more, all done, eat, drink

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My Outgoing Baby

I'm pretty sure Alaina is an extrovert. I have three pieces of evidence that support this theory:

Exhibit A - She is downright CRANKY starting around 5:00 each day. And clingy. While I'm trying to make dinner. Plopping her in front of a cartoon doesn't work. Digging out toys she hasn't seen all day doesn't work. I've come to decide that she is tired of being with just me all day, and definitely doesn't want to be by herself.

Exhibit B - She does VERY well in nursery. On Wednesday she was cranky around dinner time, as usual. On Wednesday nights we have a class we take at church, and Alaina was so cranky that Lee asked if we should even take her that night. I said YES because maybe the other kids would be a great distraction. And they were. She did great...much better than she did with just us.

Exhibit C - Last night we went to Olive Garden. Lee and I were eating, and I was trying to get Alaina to eat. She wasn't really interested, because she was too busy throwing her menu on the floor for the busboys to pick up as they walked by. Then I look over to see her playing her "Point to My Nose" game with a lady a few feet away. Alaina does that at dinner with us...she quizzes us by pointing to her nose, hair, mouth and tummy and will do it until we name the part she is touching. Anyway, I look over to see this lady touching her nose and looking at Alaina, and look down to see that Alaina is doing the same thing. Plus, at the end of the meal there was a rousing game of peekaboo with the servers.

So how did my daughter become an extrovert? I'll never know, but I am gearing up for a lifetime of driving her places just so she can be around other people.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Taking Real Live, Drunken Monkey Steps

She walks! She's getting a little braver every day.

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Little Princess Pushing Her Stroller

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She LOVES wearing that crown. And a pink pair of bunny ears that Grandma Kimble gave her last spring. I think she's really going to like dress-up when we get to that stage.