Tuesday, January 24, 2012

8 Month Pics

Monday, January 23, 2012

8 Months

Lexi Belle turned 8 months last week. I can't believe that we will be planning her 1 year birthday party in no time! Where does the time go? Pics to come...

Things she is doing:
-Crawling ALL OVER
-Pulling up to everything
-Weighs 25 lbs.
-Has a lot of hair coming in...more every day!
- Loves applesauce, yogurt, mashed potatoes, Mac and cheese, fruit melts, and anything sweet!
- Uses her pointer finger ALL of the time.
- waves to everyone
- says "da" to everyone and everything. At night she will softly say, "da da da da da..." it is soooo sweet.
-Sleeps in her bed sometimes...at least for a little bit.
-wearing 18-24 month clothes, size 4-4.5 shoe.

She is just the best little baby! We love her so much!

She is just the best little baby!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

"Da" and On the Move...

Today we have just been hanging around the house and it's great. I don't know about you, but I'm really starting to cherish these days at home. It seems like we are on the go all of the time! 

Lexi Belle hit a major milestone last night. Because we love sleep and didn't stick to our guns since she was born, the little kicker has been sleeping with us for a LONG time. She is getting so big and loves to roll around, kick, pinch, scratch...yeah, you get the picture. SO, we decided we would try the "self-soothing" method last night. We put her in her pack and play at 8:30 in her room with Mickey on the TV. We gave her a bottle and we went in the living room to watch Cowboys and Aliens (which by the way sucked!). She fussed for about 40 minutes and then we heard the long-awaited silence. I went in and peeked at her and sure enough, asleep. Because her room is downstairs and ours is upstairs, I slept on the futon in her room...after all, this was the FIRST night of this.  To our surprise, she slept ALL NIGHT BY HERSELF! It was great. I guess we will see what tonight brings when we try the same method. Cross your fingers for us!

I snapped these pics today while LB was playing in her pack and play. She is such a big girl!

While I had a few moments, I made some homemade granola. Found the recipe on Pinterest, which I am totally addicted to...along with the rest of the world...and it is yummy!

That's all I have for now...with Lexi crawling and pulling up to EVERYTHING, we pretty much just chase her around. It is just amazing on how fast they change! 

Oh, the "da" part of my post title.
All Lexi wants to say is Da. 
To me. 
To Mickey Mouse. 
To everything.
She always is wanting her daddy. 
It is the sweetest thing I've ever seen. 
(even though I'm a tad big jealous!)


Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Well, I haven't blogged in forever...I guess we have been too busy? Not really sure. After the holidays it seems like there is a let down period where you kind of get back in the swing of things. I have a lot of pictures, a lot of stories, and other randomness that I will be sharing, but for now I'll dote on Lexi Belle.

She will be 8 months next week and I don't even know where the time has gone. I can't believe how much she is changing daily. Now, we are not only CRAWLING everywhere, we are CLIMBING! You can't leave the little booger for one second or shes somewhere doing something she shouldn't. :) She has transitioned from saying Mamamamama all of the time to Da! It's Da this, Da that. :( Oh well, she's a chatty little thing that's for sure! She is constantly jabbering and it's absolutely hilarious! We just love her so much.

My mom just texted me to tell me she has learned out to raise her hands and yell, "Yay!" ...Something new everyday. I hope I enjoy every second, because I can tell right now it's going to go too fast.