Monday, February 14, 2011

Yes, This Post is About Kaitlyn

Oh, I need to catch up on the new things that Kaitlyn is doing. Here's a random list of things she does and likes:

Giggles when Daddy kisses her tummy and has whiskers
Very good at sitting up now
Loves to slap her legs with her hands, and will do it for quite awhile
Her talking now has some new sounds, especially da-da-da
Still loves to be naked
Favorite food so far are peas
Is able to get up on her hands and knees for a few seconds
Though not crawling, can move forwards somehow
Favorite part of bath time is sucking the water out of the washcloth
Had her first flu last week
Loves to play with her feet, and sometimes taste them

This morning Kaitlyn did something new. Sometimes I will put her diaper rag over her face and she will just wait helplessly for me to take it off. Today she started pulling it off herself. So we spent a long time together with me putting it over her head and her pulling it off and smiling. It's fun to learn new games!

Kaitlyn has a favorite TV commercial. It's for Quest HD internet. Whenever it comes on she looks up at the TV and smiles really big. Last week I started saying it was her favorite commercial, but thought it was maybe just coincidence that she was looking up when it came on. But now it is clear that the second the commercial comes on she is fascinated by it. A couple of days ago she was crying, and as soon as it started she stopped crying, turned around, and smiled at the TV. And this morning she was in my lap totally asleep! The commercial came on and she immediately opened her eyes wide, whipped her body around towards the TV and gave a big smile. Nap time was over! I still don't understand what it is about the commercial she loves so much!

It is so fun to watch Kaitlyn play on the floor by herself now. She is such a busy girl, and has so much to do. She will roll over a few times and pick up a toy. Examine it, taste it, shake it, and drop it. Then inch forward a bit to find another toy and do it all again. She is so intent on moving around and figuring out what things do. I just love to watch her work.

Kaitlyn tried some new rice crackers this week. They kinda just melt in your mouth. I handed her one and she knew just what to do with it!

And Kaitlyn got her first Valentine in the mail today!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Car Seat Pictures

Here she is at 1 day, 3 months, and 6 months! Watch her grow!

Friday, February 4, 2011

6 Months

Kaitlyn is now 6 months and getting bigger all the time. At her doctor appointment yesterday she weighed in at 19 pounds and 7 ounces, which is above the 95th percentile.

As much as Kaitlyn loves her bottle, she is not such a fan of solid foods yet. So far she has tried some rice cereal, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, bananas, and apples. Sometimes she will get excited about getting the food in her mouth, but she still mostly spits it out.

Kaitlyn is now sitting up on her own pretty well. She is not crawling yet, but between rolling and wiggling she can get around.

Paul thought it would be fun to buy Kaitlyn a bag of Sun Chips, with the bag that is so incredibly noisy. She will sit for quite awhile just touching it and turning it over and making LOTS of noise.

Kaitlyn loves to get her hands on our computer keyboards. She sees Paul and I both pushing the little buttons and she thinks that she should be able to do that too. A few nights ago Paul got tired of her grabbing for his keyboard so he set her up in her high chair with an extra keyboard to play with. She was so happy and banged away for quite awhile.

It's hard to believe that she is really 6 months already! I love you litte sweetie!