Saturday, January 29, 2011

8 months old



Hard to believe that I have been watching Jacie grow up for 8 months now.

Here are some of her latest doings:
-Wearing size 3 diapers
-Wearing 6-9, 9, and sometimes 12 month clothes
-On a great schedule with drinking 3 bottles a day and eating breakfast, lunch and dinner solid foods with a snack in the afternoon.
-Is officially getting herself into the crawling position! Now when she gets there she hasn't quite figured out what to do but she is rocking.
-Her way to traveling right now it just scooting and rolling but she can really get anywhere
- We baby-proofed some this month and it has already paid off with low drawers she has tried to open and edges of tables.
-Started "stranger danger" =(
- can stand and hold herself up if holding onto something and is even brave enough to do it 1 handed sometimes.
- She is working on pulling up! If you hold your hands out she can grab them and pull up but no other way just now.
-Can almost go from the sitting position to her tummy!
- Has just started going from sitting to crawling position
- Will reach and stretch to get something she really wants.
- Has been wearing her DOC band for 5 weeks
- says "da da"
- Some of the sounds she is making are "ha, la, ga, na, ba, da, ah, oh, eh" Those are a few I can remember. Her newest one is "na" which isn't too far from "ma" but she doesn't have that just yet :/
- She has learned how to shake her head no, although she doesn't know what it means. She looks adorable doing it and its pretty funny when she does it after we ask her a question.
-She has started scrunching her nose up and will huff and puff.
-Loves to hit her hands on things, especially hard floors and hard tables.
- Loves to splash and play in the bath tub
-Siting in a big girl car seat
- Is still an awesome sleeper
- Is still toothless!

Well that is all I can think of right now. She is a ball of energy and just learning and changing so fast!


Monday, January 24, 2011

LOVE

I am SO in love with this little girl!!!!!

I put a headband on her for the 1st time since Christmas and all her hair just started popping out so of course I had to push it back and make ALL her hair pop out! Now all those bows can just clip right into her hair since it is growing so fast. I can't wait until she can start wearing them again. I have missed accessorizing to match her outfits!!! Although, I did get a shirt to match her current head accessory that I will post a picture of soon (or as soon as I take it) Also.... how is is possible that J will be 8 months old on Friday?!?!?! I just can't believe it. I am even starting to get the "Have you started to think about her birthday?" question.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

4 weeks

Today marks 4 weeks that J has had her band. Honestly, it has been going by kinda slow but hasn't been bad at all!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that hour were she gets to take it off though. It sounds silly but that hour I get to rub my hands over her head, kiss her head and just see her whole face. Her hair is growing so fast and I get to enjoy it between 6-7 everynight =)

We have been going to weekly adjustment appointments since she got it and I have only been able to go to the first 2 and Ben has been taking her these past 3 times. I wish I could go every week but it is just easier for him to take off 1/2 a day than me.... considering the district MADE me use ALL my days last year I am already running low :/ So today he got a time line... next week she is getting the 3D image scans again for comparison and another adjustment and then after that should only need 1 more adjustment and then....SHE IS DONE!!! So if all goes well she will "graduate" in 3 weeks =)

Here is a 4 week picture of her round little head

Sunday, January 16, 2011

My World

One year ago today we found out Jacie was Jacie and not Jackson!!! Funny thing is every one had me convinced I was going to have a boy. Even after my 12 wk ultrasound where the tech said "it may be a girl"


Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

weekend recap

Well, I went back to work after having 2 great weeks off. Jacie is just growing and changing everyday!! Over the break she began to scoot everywhere!!!! Today she actually was starting to get her legs bent up...all she needs to do is learn how to get them under her and she will be crawling. Yesterday, we were out and about shopping. We needed to get some 9 month outfits since she is now busting out of 6 month. Its crazy that my 7mth old is now in 9 mth clothes. I just always thought she was going to be little!! I took out the rest of her 6-9 clothes (that are more spring) and 12mth clothes that I bought or got as gifts before she was born and washed them today too. So we'll see how those work out in the coming months. We also said goodbye to her infant car seat :( We needed some more head room now and plus its not easy carrying it around with a big ole' baby inside.

Today, was actually pretty low key. We didn't do anything or go anywhere because of SNOW! Not much snow I should say but it was still nice. Since this was her 1st snow we had to capture a few pictures too. We bundled her up and went out. We only stayed out for like 5 minutes before the poor girl was too cold!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Her "mugshots"

Above this image on the paper we received it says "left occipital flattening, right frontal flattening and associated facial asymmetry" (huh?)

The last 2 pictures it just said "sloped forehead." Now there were some pretty big words that go along with that first image but honestly I think they are just big words for "the most cutest, perfect, happy baby in the WHOLE world" hahaha...but really that is why her case is mild...I can barely see what it is referring too. I know the back/side is in bad shape but I don't see the front being messed up.

I can't wait to be able to compare these with the final result pictures we will get when she "graduates."

*Not the best pictures because they are pictures of pictures but you can see them just fine!

1st post of 2011

...is to show off what I did on new years day!


I guess I am not very good at measuring because the inches I was given for the decals I THOUGHT would be just fine but when I received them they were too big. So I in some way created my own look. First I just chopped the J out of her name (which I am glad bc I really didn't want her whole name on the front) and then I cut the 1 big watermelon into 2 small ones. I think it looks precious =)