Monday, February 22, 2010

9 months old

Adelyn went for her 9 month check up and she weighed 20 pounds 14.5 ounces (79th percentile), is 31 inches long (100th percentile -woah, she's long!!), and her head circumference is 17.5 inches (60th percentile). Right when she turned 9 months old, she started crawling on all fours like a champ. She's saying "mama", "dada", "bye", and "hey". Often, she'll say "mama" in her growling voice. We're working on animal sounds. She can moo like a cow, growl like a lion, hiss like a snake, and owwwww like a wolf. This is not always on command though....still working on that part! :) I still firmly believe she's going to be a silly girl! She waves at everything- people, animals, trees, or nothing at all. Her wave is very dainty (lots of wrist movement). She's also into pointing at everything. She has gotten 2 more teeth for a total of 5 (new ones are on either side of her top middle teeth). Adelyn likes to clear things....she'll take every book off the shelf, every toy out of a basket, or every object off the coffee table.
Seth had race #2 of the Grand Am season in Miami (Homestead). Bobby, Brenda, Seth, Adelyn, and I all went down for 2 nights. Adelyn was a real trooper! She was way off her nap schedule for basically 3 days, but was such a good girl. I was really proud of her. I have to say, I'd NEVER go on that trip without help! Brenda was with me all the time helping. Bobby and Brenda even had Adelyn sleep in their hotel room the night before Seth's race so that Seth could get uninterrupted sleep. She slept through the night, but the coughs and various noises she makes wakes you up from time to time. We'll keep learning the tricks of "how to take an infant to the race track". Seth finished 4th! They started from the back, so that was quite an accomplishment! We had a great time!

Valentine's Day- Bobby and Brenda kept Adelyn overnight and Seth and I spent the night in Buckhead. We stayed at the St. Regis and had dinner at Chop's. It was a wonderful night out!
Our house in the snow

Adelyn climbed the stairs for the first time (2/19)
My parents came in town. We went to the World of Coca Cola. It was the first pretty day we'd had in quite some time!
Adelyn with the Coca Cola Polar Bear
Adelyn and Seth at the track (her onesie says Future Grand Am Racer- thanks Amber and Shaun!!)
Seth, Adelyn, and Brenda right before the race

Saturday, February 6, 2010

8 months old

What happened to my little baby?? She's a toddler! Adelyn is ALL over the place! She is crawling- been doing the army crawl for over a month now. I don't know if she'll ever get on all fours! She can go from sitting to crawling and from crawling to sitting. She is also pulling up on everything! All she wants to do is stand up! This has kind of created some issues for nap time! She wakes up and sees the rail. It's too tempting. She immediately stands up and then won't go back down. Her naps are getting shorter because it's too much fun to stand and play instead! Adelyn is such a good eater! She'll eat anything I put in front of her. She really likes avocado, bananas, and yogurt. It's fun to experiment with new foods! She's getting her two top teeth in. One is halfway out and the other one is well on its way. Adelyn claps her hands now. Finally, all the patty cake has paid off! I am keeping Charlie (she's 6 months old) two days a week. Adelyn and Charlie are beginning to somewhat play together (i.e grab each other's toys or pat each other). It's so cute! I also got another tutoring student. Now I'm up to 4 kids per week! Yay for extra income! I am lucky to have Brenda keep her twice a week for me. I miss teaching, and this gives me a little taste of it. The kids are really sweet.
We went with Seth's family to Montana January 15-23. Emily and Thomas had a stomach bug the day before we left. By the end of the trip, Brenda, Melissa, and Bert also got it. Additionally, Martha (Seth's aunt) had a severe case of strep throat. Seth, Adelyn, and I slept in the basement and took day trips away. Luckily, we never got it! It was a great trip- Adelyn's first trip to Montana in the snow. Bert, Melissa, Seth and I went snowmobiling. It was a fun little adventure away from the kiddos! Here is the link to view the pictures:
Adelyn and I went to Tega Cay to see my family while Seth was in Daytona. We got a lot of snow, so we pretty much just stayed at the house. We did venture up to Hickory to see my grandmother. She just celebrated her 95th birthday!! Seth had his first Continental Tire race with Bimmerworld. He and his teammate came in 2nd!! Woo-hoo! Additionally, Seth got the opportunity to race in the 24 Hours at Daytona! He raced with 3 other guys and they finished 15th. I really wish I could have been at those races, but I don't think Adelyn would have enjoyed it so much. Next time, when it's shorter racing, we'll be there to cheer him on in person! Here's Seth's blog:
Adelyn will be 9 months tomorrow (Feb. 11) and I turned 32 today. I seriously don't know where the time is going. I'm loving every fast minute though!

Here's a link to a video of Adelyn splashing in the tub:

The three of us in Montana
Adelyn in her snowsuit
Yes!! My girl likes to shop! (day trip to Bigfork, MT)
Snow in Tega Cay
Uncle Joseph (who got a job by the way- congratulations!)
4 generations