Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The mother of all updates

Okay where to even begin...

Let's start with Brynna turning 8 months old! You saw the pics (although I still think I am going to take new ones because she wouldn't sit still... such is my life these days)

So Seattle got B to hit some amazing milestones! Hooray!

She finally rolled over from back to tummy. And she just did it like it was no big deal. There was no prodding, no coercing, no help. She just did it. For my little brother. He was playing XB.ox in his room and watching her and just just did it!

Then, she got her first tooth! It finally popped Thursday June 10th! I'm not sure if it really bothered her though because while she was a little cranky in the days leading up to its eruption, we also WAY off our normal schedule. So who knows? I guess we will see with the next one- which doesn't seem far behind!

Then she started crawling! She took her first true crawling "steps" June 12th- again while we were in Seattle! (Apparently a trip to Seattle is what it takes to get her motivated... or maybe its her Nana and Papa?)

She became an official crawler and on the move just days before she turned 8 months.

How's that for progress?

She can get herself back to sitting up from any position now.

She's pulling herself up to anything she can with NO help at all. No cruising yet but she seems determined. I haven't found her standing in her crib yet, but to be safe I think we may lower it this coming weekend.

We weighed her at my mom's office (have I mentioned she works for BEST ped in the Seattle area? She does) and she was just under 18 lbs. We didn't measure her but she seems to have grown a tiny bit since her 6 month appt.

She has almost outgrown all of her 6 month clothes and is mostly in 6-9 month and 9 month, although the 9 month stuff has plenty of room. I am kind of sad about some of her 6 month clothes because some of my FAVORITE outfits are in that size. I will be sad when I can't dress her in them anymore :( Haha! Such a silly thing to be sad about! I'm sure I will have new "favorites" with the next size...

She's eating puffs! And banana slices and cooked carrot pieces! I think we are going to try whole green beans next. Or maybe asparagus (Since Batman likes his asparagus cooked so much it's falling apart).

We found a new line of baby food (for when we are traveling or out and about) that we LOVE! And we still love Earth's Best too!

I also found some new baby food books at the library (of all places) and am excited to try out some new recipes! I will let you know if they are any good.

Brynna LOVES other kids and I have been trying to get her out more and more for social visits. A friend of mine has a 18 month old so we have been trying to set up play dates once a week. They don't really play, but I know she enjoys the interaction. And so does this mama, since his mama is a good friend :)

Our walking buddies moved back to California so we no longer have those play dates :( We were sad to see them go, but know it's for the best for them.

Brynna LOVES playing outside and thinks the grass is a very interesting surface. We have finally been having good weather so we take advantage of it as much as possible. She loves picking it and throwing it. Such a fun game :)

She's getting more and more personality each day and I love watching her discover new things!!

Have you gotten this far? Whew!

Novel #2 coming later with more updates about our trip and what we have been up to the last month!


Anonymous said...

Love the update. I can't believe she is already 8 months old! WOW!

someday-soon said...

WOW, that's all so impressive! She's got major skills =) Happy to hear everything has been going so well. Look forward to hearing how you and Batman have been and how the trip went!s

Christina said...

Wow, I can't believe she's crawling and standing now! We love Earth's Best foods too, that's all Annika eats.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! A lot happened this month! Go B!!!! :-)

Iris Savea said...

Wow... she hit tons of milestones!! I can't believe shes 8 months already!

Kickin' Kari said...

Noah always makes enormous progress at Grandma and Grandpa's house! I dont know what it is but he always comes home doing and saying more than when we first arrived.

Yay for Brynna being such a big girl!

You might want to check on for a playgroup in your area. That is how I found my Military Mom's group and I tell ya, they have been such a blessing to me and Noah. I have met so many awesome ladies!
GOod to hear from ya girl, can't wait to hear the next update!

Ash said...

What an exciting time for your little lady- and you! I am glad she is doing so well:)

Munoz Monkies said...

Just a random peek in from a stranger. Thanks for the portable baby food tip. Didn't know they had them!

Mandy said...

WOW! Go Brynna!! It makes me so nervous. ALL those milestones so quickly!!

Kimmygintx said...

Wow! B sure has some skillz! ;) WTG for rolling over, crawling and teeth! Jessy has been teasing us with hers... :/