Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Daughter the Monkey...Take Two

So ya'll remember a couple of posts ago when I told ya that I might just have given birth to a monkey 9.5 months ago? In case you didn't believe me the first time, the following pictures should prove to you once and for all:

Ya'll, these pictures were just a few of the hundreds that I could have taken.  She seriously uses her feet like hands all the time.  Is this normal?  Do all babies do this?  I mean, I thinks it's adorable and I personally can pick stuff up with my own toes, but she has flipped a couple of people out watching her.

And yes, I did say 9.5 months earlier.  I can't believe how fast the time has flown.  For instance, Jarrod and I found her like this the other day:

Okay, so I might be stretching it a bit, but she might as well be driving already with as fast as this little girl is growing up.  My mom is already asking me about her 1st birthday.  I just can't get over that it's only a couple of months away.

So, a couple of stats since I haven't posted any in a while. She:
-now has 5 teeth, with a 6th only days away.  2 on the bottom and 3.5 on the top
-has advanced from the army crawl to the full, belly of the ground, crawl
-can walk from one end of the couch to the other, while holding on with her hands
-is gibbering talking up a storm, but her favorite word is still dada
-still does not like to cuddle, (she is much to busy for all of that junk,) but will lay her head on your shoulder when she is tired. And it's the sweetest thing in the world

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Yes I know I'm about 2 wks late on this, but I haven't gotten around to blogging much.
So, for the fourth of July weekend we were able to go back to our hometown of good 'ol Fairfield, IL.  This place is tiny, but it just happens to hold most of our favorite people in it, so whenever we get a chance to go back we do.  We knew the fireworks wouldn't start until sundown, about 9pm.  We also knew that Jesalyn's bedtime is normally 730 but we wanted her to have the July 4th experience so we thought we would "give it a go."  She did so good until the first firework went off.  I think it was a combination of hanging out outside in the dark for the first time, with the sound of the firework plus a train that just happened to pass at the time that scared her, and then add in to the mix that she was 2 hours past sleep time. She just didn't make it. She started screaming.  So, Jarrod and I took her home and put her to bed. We did get to see a few fireworks in the distance while driving home.

Friday, July 2, 2010

My Daughter the Monkey

Yes, I know this is post number two in one day. But hey, when it's there, you gotta go with it.

So as I said previously, Jesalyn has started to pull herself up on things.  There have been several falls and a couple of welps, but nothing crazy (knock on wood.)  But she is such a toughie.  When she falls, she use to look at Jarrod and I to see if she should cry or not and we would always tell her she was okay and she would just keep on going.  Now, she doesn't even look at us to "check."  It's like it doesn't even phase her.  There are times when she gets crawling too fast for her hands and she nose dives into the carpet.  She just gets back up so gracefully and continues on.  The other day I was laying in the floor and she came barreling towards me full speed.  I thought, surely she'll slow down and crawl over me (like she normally does.)  She didn't slow a bit.  Actually, she ran into me so hard she head butted me in the lip, crawled on top of me and over to the other side and kept on going, not even stopping to look at her mother who is holding her lip wondering if it's busted and bleeding. 
She is also trying to crawl over the barriers we have set up for her in the living room (our form of "childproofing.)  Use to, we could put down a pillow and she wouldn't be able to go past it.  We've had to upgrade the pillow to other pieces of furniture.  She's slowing learning how to get past those now.

She got in this, but couldn't figure out how to get out =)

Her very own jungle gym.  This is one of those jumpers that have all the "fun" things for her to play with at the top.  This is a picture of what most babies do with it (and no, this isn't Jesalyn, despite the fact that this baby also doesn't have much hair):

This is my child =):

Gotta love her!!!!   =)

Pure preciousness!!!

If that doesn't make you smile, I don't know what would (of course I'm partial)