Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Photo Shoot

I had off of work last Thursday and Friday, so I took Little A out for a little photo shoot near the Mississippi River. Some of my favorites are on some old stairs, the same place where E and I took some of our engagement pictures.

I may be a little biased, but I think she's the cutest!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Walking with Daddy

Little A loves her daddy.
Daddy takes her exploring.
Daddy lets her wake up slow in the mornings.
Daddy plays rough, and tosses her high.
Daddy shares tasty treats.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Last week Little A started napping in her big girl bed. I tried to sneek in at the end of her first nap to snap a couple pictures of her sleeping, but she was already awake, just resting in her new bed.

Friday, October 14, 2011

18 Months

At 18 months Little A has quite the personality. She's stubborn (E says like her mommy). My sweet little baby girl has turned in to a toddler. I have been trying to get a few pictures of her in the green chair for a couple of weeks since Little A officially hit the 18 month mark. This is what happened the first day I tried this week.

We tried again a few later, with a little better results. Little A still had to be bribed with a few extra toys to stay put. The teapot is one of her favorite toys. She likes to have little tea parties, dance to the teapot's music and eat her "cake." She also likes to put things on her arm like a purse and tell us, "bye bye," and talk on her phone. At day care last week they made paper phones, and Little A carried it around saying, "hello" (which sounds more like "hewow" when she says it).

Little A's vocabulary is growing so quickly. I think she adds at least a word every day. When we read books she is constantly pointing at the pictures and naming the things she sees. She doesn't know a lot of animal names yet, but she's good with animal sounds. She knows moo (cow), baa (sheep), arf (puppy), meow (kitty), neigh (horse), hoo (owl), hiss (snake), buzz (bee), oh oh oh (monkey- she wiggles back and forth when she does that one, Daddy's favorite!), and if you ask what a mouse says, she'll tell you, "cheese." She also makes a cute little fishy face. Mommy and Daddy LOVE the animal noises, they're so cute!

As Little A's vocabulary has grown , there have also been fewer temper tantrums. Last week Little A started saying, "need help." I think it was her favorite phrase last week. This week she's big on counting. She counts, "two, four, five, six, eight."
She absolutely loves books. She is constantly bringing E and I books to read to her. She especially loves, I'm a Big Sister, right now. She loves to point out the baby, and points the mommy folding clothes and says, "help." She's still a tall girl for her age. At her 18 month check up she was 34.25 inches tall, which puts her in the 98th percentile. She weighed 24 lbs, 14 oz, which puts her at the 59th percentile (but is a lot for me to carry around some days with this big belly).

32 & 33 Weeks

The last few weeks have been very busy around here. We've been busy visiting family, and BGS #2 has been busy growing (along with Mommy). I can tell it's getting tight in my belly because BGS #2's movements are very dramatic. No small kicks and punches, but big movements that make it appear there is an alien in my belly.

Back pain, heartburn and braxton hicks contractions are a part of most days now, making it increasingly difficult to sleep at night. We recently got a new sectional for our living room, and there are many nights I've considered coming downstairs to sleep. I'm sure I'll have to do it sometime in the next 7 weeks before baby girl arrives.

We've got Little A's room done, so now it's time to get the nursery updated for BGS #2. Most of the room will stay the same, but we want to personalize it a little, which would be easier if we could decide on a name!