Monday, February 23, 2015

Lainey 16 Months

Little Lainey is 16 months. This update will be short and sweet. I realized I have been taking no pictures on my phone lately! Lainey never stays still though so all of my pictures of her turn out blurry. Anyway, this sweet girl is adorable and so fun. She is into everything. She just wants to open and unload stuff. Basically make a mess and move on and make another mess.

I think she weighs about 20 lbs. She wears 12-18 month clothes. She still babbles a good amount but no real words. Sometimes it seems like she is trying to say things or imitate but I'm not positive. She is cruising more and can even do a push toy by herself for short distances. Someone told me to put duct tape on the wheels so it doesn't roll so fast and that has been very helpful. She has also started letting go of things while standing to see how long she can balance by herself. It is usually only a few seconds before sitting down but I am very proud of her for trying to stand alone. She also is starting to want to climb things. She can climb on a very low surface (like when the couch cushions are removed). No feeding progress really. 

And on a final note, I have been trying to bring out Lainey's curls recently. Her hair is curly and adorable after bath but always straightens out in the morning. So I have started re-wetting it to revive the curls and it has helped some. I am also experimenting with a little gel because...are these curls not the cutest??

We love our sweet and silly girl!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

How to Make It Really Hard for Your Mom to Cook Dinner

Step 1: Open the cabinet and take out all the fruit strips

Step 2: Find the napkins next to the fruit strips and spread them all around

Step 3: Leave your mess behind so no one knows you did it

Happy Valetine's Day

We sent out that picture to the Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles. I could NOT get Lainey bear to smile. It was difficult enough to get her to sit still without crawling off.

Greg's Dad was in town so he stayed with us Friday night. Cambry was loving all the attention. We got fro yo after dinner - Cambry's favorite. Lainey tried it this time and liked it too. Then Saturday morning his Dad headed out and we went to breakfast at Kraftsmen Cafe in the Heights. It was such a cute place and the food was sooo good. We will definitely be going back.

We just hung out around the house and outside the rest of the day since the weather was beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Lainey 15 months

I feel like I need to keep documenting Lainey's monthly updates. It is hard to see the progress when you are with someone everyday, and I definitely don't remember what to compare it to the previous month if I don't write it down. So here is what is going on with her now.

At her 15 month check up she was 19 1/2 lbs (25%), and heights was 75%. Those are approximations since I am too lazy to dig up her well check sheet. 

She is making a LOT more sounds. M, B, D, P, raspberries, squeals, etc. It is so good to hear her learn to make new noises. She used to be so quiet all the time. In the past her therapy sessions were usually silent (on her part). Her  speech therapist was very impressed with all the sounds she is trying to make. No words, but this is good progress.

She is now super fast at crawling. She easily pulls up on anything, and can get down safely. She will cruise a little bit along couch or low table or tub, has better balance, and is starting to take a few steps while pushing an object (like a small chair).

She is still majorly a mama's girl. Surprisingly she doesn't cry when dropped off in child care (fingers crossed). But sometimes she can't handle me leaving the room at home or if someone else is holding her she will start leaning/lunging toward me.

She is very affectionate. She loves to give hugs, she likes "burrowing", wrestling, etc. I love how loving she is. She likes to give Cambry hugs too but it is a little more like tackling sometimes because she will raise her arms up and then just fall in/on Cambry. 

She still takes 2 naps a day. The length varies. Usually 45 min - 1 1/2 hours. Sometimes she will only take one nap if we have church or Divine Design where she doesn't sleep, and then her nap will be about 2 hours.

She takes 3 bottles plus baby food. She is still on nutramigen because dairy seems to aggravate her reflux and we are still working on chewing.

I love this little girl. I love it when she wakes up with wild hair in her footie pajamas with a paci in her mouth and a paci in each hand. Cracks me up. I love how hyper she gets at night when Greg wrestles with the girls and she is so silly and fun. I feel like I can never get a good picture of her because she will never stay still. I can hardly cook at all because she will try to remove everything from the kitchen cabinets and child locks don't stop her. She keeps me on my toes all day long!