Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nothing Good Here

So, not too much has been going on, which is mostly why I haven't posted in a while. Allison is still talking up a storm, she likes to say "DaDa" when she's about to fall asleep or gets fussy, but Daddy hasn't gotten the hint that she wants him... or he just doesn't want to deal with Fussy Allison! She's also learning some new consonants... Gi, Eh (her favorite, and not so new), Hi, and sometimes Hey... but no Momma... she smiles every time I try to teach it to her, but hasn't gotten the concept that I want her to say it! (I kinda think she thinks I'm Da Da since I always get so happy when she says it!)

She also has some new teeth that should be making their appearance here shortly... You can see the white in the gums, but haven't broken through yet... and she drools like crazy! Some days I don't bother getting her dressed because she just slobbers through it...even slobbers through her bibs! She's also learning to put stuff in her mouth. She mostly likes to put any part of me or Daddy in her mouth... nose, fingers, arm, doesn't matter, she'll make it fit! And BTW, her bottom teeth are getting rather large and very sharp! She got some new teethers for Easter and she likes them, but only if we hold them for her... she hasn't quite figured out how to put stuff in her mouth... she can if she wants to, but not everything goes in there... which I'm thankful for! Don't have to worry about dog toys or other things in there yet!

She still hasn't figured out the Banana Puff thing yet (since she doesn't want that in her mouth). And the sippy cup is definitely a toy! We gave it to her a couple weeks ago, but she just doesn't care too much about it. She also has been eating very well, and I think she's gained like a pound... at least it feels that way! She eats everything these days and my freezer is overflowing with baby food! I've discovered the local Farmer's Market and you can really get some good deals on produce there! Allison got a bunch of good stuff and it's almost time to go back to restock... almost, as in a month from now! I have decided that until I've perfected green beans/peas, I'm going to buy the jarred kind... she needs greens, but doesn't like mine (I'm not surprised since I've never made them before)! I'm also buying jarred blueberries since they are a WHOLE lot cheaper than fresh! And I'm really trying to stay away from orange foods because Allison is definitely turning into an Oompa Loompa... but it seems like that most baby food it some shade of orange! And she LOVES all orange foods (yes, she finally likes carrots)!

So, unfortunately I have no videos this time, and the picture upload still isn't working, so you will just have to use your imagination for how Allison looks... just make sure you add a shade of orange to it!

Until next time,

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

So Much Going On

So I know it's been a while, and I have A LOT to catch you up on... First off, Allison went to the Dr. last week for her 6 month check-up and she's doing great and growing like crazy! She's now 26.5" long and weighs in at 16.10lb! I was expecting her to weigh mid-15, so I was shocked that she had gained so much weight! The Dr. didn't seem concerned at all and said that she was in the 50th percentile for her weight and "above average" for her height! She was also impressed that Allison was sitting up so well and laughed that she didn't want to lay down but instead propped herself up on her elbows! She gave us the ok to start Cheerios (we've been doing Banana Puffs), and we've been enjoying that! Well, Chris and I have, Allison hasn't gotten the hang of it yet, but she's learning. She'll now let us put the puff in her mouth and attempt to chew, where she would turn from us and not have anything to do with it.... except to bang them and smoosh them with her hands!

Also, Easter was Sun and Allison and I went to Birmingham for the weekend. Chris couldn't make it due to work, but Allison and I still had a good time. My brother's birthday is also this week, so we went to celebrate with him too! Allison seemed to have a good time, she enjoyed spending time with her Uncle and Grandma and Great-Aunt Linda (however, she was a little skeptical at first, but eventually warmed up to her). Allison did great on the road, she slept almost the entire way and didn't cry at all! She was even behind on her lunch schedule, but didn't seem to notice!

So the last, and most fun news of all is that Allison is starting to talk!!! She has been babbling for the past couple of days, but yesterday just started saying "Da da da da da!" Chris is, of course, super excited, and I can't believe she's growing up so quickly! I know I keep saying that I need to start planning her 1 year b'day party, but I really can't believe it's coming so quickly! It also makes me wonder what she's going to sound like when she starts talking more... is she going to have the same high pitched voice that she has now? I also wonder what her next words will be... hopefully Ma ma! Fingers crossed!

Here's a LOUD video of Allison saying her first word!