Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This and that

We finally had a weekend of no snow or rain! Kayla and I went to lunch with my mom. This was put to good use since she sat on a high chair for the first time. I felt bad that she just sat there while watching use chow down. One day - she'll be able to eat table food. She was such a good girl - so quiet and just looked around. We went shopping after lunch and bought her some spring outfits and some new pj's. It was a very nice and relaxing weekend!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

She's got bling!

That's right! Kayla finally got her ears pierced today. She is even more adorable now. Soo cute and girly. I wanted pearls but I guess that's not really normal earrings that they carry for piercing so we settled for white gold with tiny itty bitty diamonds. Ha!

I have been trying for only who knows how long to get this appointment scheduled. Our pediatrician's office has a nurse practitioner that can do it but they want you to wait 'til the baby is 6 months old. I wasn't really sure about taking her to the mall for some reason. I figured the doctor's office are a bunch of medical people and they should have a reason why they wait 6 months. I wanted her ears done on her 6 month well visit but it was difficult to get an appointment with the nurse - she only does it at the end of the morning or afternoon appointment.

So today was the day. It was originally for Friday but due to inclement weather, I cancelled it. The receptionist told me to make sure I showed up on time or the nurse will cancel in a heartbeat and reschedule. So of course I left work at a decent time to make sure we are there on time, if not a little early. I figured this woman would be on time. But of course we waited 30 minutes! Annoying, I tell you!

All in all, baby girl did pretty well. I don't think the piercing was painful to her. She didn't like that a nurse was restraining her while she sat on her lap and then another nurse was all over her face trying to get to her ears. She was not having it! I had never seen her get so upset nor cry like this for the past 7 months. But after a little consoling and tons of hugs and kisses - she stopped crying and was fine again. We got in the car, gave her a bottle, drove home, and she fell right asleep.

Without further ado, here's my little cutie with her earrings (her eyebrows are still a bit red from the crying and screaming) :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

7 Months Old

I look at Kayla and I wonder what happened to my tiny 7-pounder?! It's true when people say babies grow up so fast. I really want to stop the time to make sure that I'm not missing out on her special moments. I am afraid that I will wake up one morning and she'll be 13 and telling me how she likes this boy at school or something like that!

When I went back to work in September, I remeber the days leading up to it and how I was an emotional mess - I was so scared that I would miss out on all her firsts and different developments, that she would not miss me and forget that I am her mommy. Told you! Emotional mess. You can't blame me. I was very hormonal still and I was so attached to Kayla like you would not believe. I spent every waking moment with her for about 10 weeks and having to go to work from 730a m to 5pm just didn't seem realistic to me. I still dream about winning the lotto everyday so that I can stay home with her. But of course that hasn't happened yet or I would have already blogged about it!

There's not another appointment with Kayla's doctor until April when she is 9 months old so there are no stats on this post. I'm pretty sure that she's not gaining weight as fast as she was - I think she is starting to level off but only the next appointment will really tell. This child is still growing and changing though!
  • still in size 3 diapers
  • clothing is 9 months and up...I had to retire a lot of her footed pj's 'cause they were getting a bit snug and short on her
  • still no formula, yay for us and my weight loss :)
  • very talkative and loud - mama and dada have been uttered
  • still a great sleeper, although she falls off the wagon here and there - specially when I'm off. It's really strange but this child has a tracking device on me
  • solids is a hit or miss - there are days when she is all about it and there are days when she wouldn't even try

Overall, the last 7 months have been nothing but wonderful! I can't wait to see what other changes will come. I am working on putting a photo collage together that shows her from birth up until today.