Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bea - 17 months

b talks all the time now. Her vocabulary is so large I can't create an adequate list. She loves to say Maya, Lilla Emelia (lilllill emillia), Olive (Ah-lum), Bajs (when she has a dirty diaper), up, mamma'sh (mamma's), pappa'sh (pappa's), pants, poon (spoon), mer tack.

She is constantly talking about her family and naming them (Mormor, Bass(FarMor), Pop, Grammy, Oompah, Lala, Titi, Kori, Jaimie, Ica, Dea, M'issa, Donny, Sharon (She doesn't say Eric or FarFar yet...).

B and I like to call her our little wildling. She will climb, and jump from anything we will let her. The other day she was diving head first off the couch into Lala's lap. She likes to dive over our legs. In the elevator, she holds on to the railing and tries to climb the walls. She successfully climbs B's legs when he holds her hands and does backward flips.

One of her favorite things to do is to stand on a stool and help us or copy us. When ever we are cooking, she is there asking to go up. Then she will stir in bowls, play in the water at the sink filling containers or "washing" the potatoes. In the bathroom, she "shaves" with the bladeless razor while B shaves, and puts on eye makeup with a closed mascara while I put on my eyebrow gel and eyeliner.

She's been putting her socks on by herself for a while now. Sometimes she screams when a sock gets stuck on a toe, but she's usually successful on her own. She recently started putting on her pants by herself. She gets both legs in the correct hole and tries to pull them up. She has trouble pulling them up past her butt, but she sure does try.

She is obsessed with Pippi Longstocking. In fact, she was Pippi for Halloween. Every night she begs for Pippi. At first we gave into most requests. Now B and I are trying to limit the amount she views. We read the Pippi book, sing the Pippi songs. And when we are done with a sing she claps and cheers "YAAAAY!"

I love my little girl. She's awesome.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A little too quiet

This morning, B & I were getting ready for work when I realized that things were a little too quiet in the house. Normally, b is playing with her toys, running around making a lot of noise, and generally demanding a lot of attention from us. When I started searching for her, she wasn't in any of her usual places. When I finally checked in her bedroom I found her sitting in her nursing chair with the boppy around her waist. To complete the picture, I gave her her baby doll to play with.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Family Halloween Costumes?

Today is September 7th. that means I only have 1 month and 24 days to figure out and execute a family costume plan for Halloween 2011. Last year, b was only 4 1/2 months old so I let things slide. A friend gave us a Bee costume so we put her in that and called it good. This year I want to do something fun for the whole family. Here are a few of my ideas:

Harry Potter (b), Ron (B) and Hermione (me)
Super Heros (Superman, Superwoman, Wonderwoman?)
A Family of Garden Gnomes
Charlie Brown, Lucy & Peppermint Patty
Dorthy, Scarecrow and Lion
Pack of Crayola crayons

Any other ideas?

Friday, September 2, 2011

b's milestones

I haven't been very good at keeping a record of a lot of b's firsts, so I thought I'd write down a few of the big ones while I'm thinking of it.

rolled over: 8 weeks

crawled: 7 months + 2 days

walked: 9 months + 2 days

A little better at walking - 10 months

b's words - 14 Months

b is now 14 months and she is saying lots of words. Just the other day she was reading her book with mormor when she says "triangle". Do 14 month olds say triangle? Apparently this one does. Here are a few of her other words:

all done
book (pronounced bom)
Ball (pronounced bom)
banana (pronounced bom)
ding ding
brrrrrmmmmm (sound that the tractor makes)
uh oh
mormor (grandma)
oompah (grandpa)

Her signs are:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pumping frustration

Days like today when after I had to throw away 4 oz of milk in the morning because it had gone bad, it took me 45 minutes to pump 3 oz of milk are really really hard. Time to try and eat my lunch in 10 minutes.