Monday, August 30, 2010

7 Months!

Julianna turned 7 months old on Saturday! My sweet little baby is turning into quite the explorer. She is so busy and curious. I love seeing her face light up when she discovers how to do something new! Jules also seems to be a tough little cookie. She has taken a few rough tumbles that I for sure thought would induce tears but no tears for her! She just gets right up and keeps on going!! Wow! I am a mom of a 7 month old!! Crazy!

This is what's new with Jules:
  • weight- 16 lbs 9oz
  • length-25 1/2 inches
  • still in size 2 diapers
  • wears 3-6 month clothes
  • loves feeding herself puffs and mum-mums
  • loves eating vegetables, not too sure about fruits yet
  • has mastered climbing up the doggie stairs
  • can say- Hi & Mama
  • still toothless!

She needed a distraction during her 7 month pictures and for some reason she kept sticking her tongue out!! Silly girl!

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P.S. Thanks for the questions! I plan on doing the vlog sometime later this week! :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy Blogiversary to Me! & Vlog Anyone?

Today marks one year in the bloggy world! I can't believe I have actually stuck with blogging for a year. I didn't think I would make it to my one year blogiversary but I did!! Yay! So in order to do something a little bit different( for me at least) I am considering maybe doing a vlog. I am nervous!I have never done one before but think it could fun! Maybe I can do a Q&A kind of a thing. I don't know if any of you- my lovely readers, have any questions for me.....? If you do, I would love to answer them! I am not expecting to get a bizillion questions or anything but at least some would be nice!! :)

Questions anyone?? You can leave them in a comment or you can email them to me-

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Six Month Photos:Swimsuit Edition

This post will be short and sweet because I am enjoying a lazy summer day in the backyard, cooling off in our cozy inflatable pool with my two favorite people! :)

These are the rest of the pictures from Julianna's six month photo shoot. I love little baby swimsuits and the little baby rolls to go with them!!

Happy Tuesday!

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Tutu, Pearls & A Baby Booty

As you probably know I love taking/getting pictures taken of Julianna and since my lovely sister in-law doesn't mind taking pictures of Jules, we are lucky enough to get her pictures done quite often. So we had a photo shoot recently for Jules' half a year birthday! I dressed her up in her tutu and pearls and we were ready to go! We also couldn't resist getting a few nakey baby pictures!! Enjoy!!

P.S. That tutu is the same one she wore for birth announcement pictures and it still fits!

I do have some more pictures to share and will probably get them posted by Monday.
Have a great weekend! :)

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pool Time!

A few weeks ago I signed Julianna up for swim lessons, I couldn't wait for them to start! I loved being in the water when I was a kid and even joined a swim team when I was in 2nd grade. Swimming was "my thing" and I still love it to this day. I want Jules to get use to being in the water and learn how to enjoy it, rather than being afraid of it. So when I found out they took babies as young as 6 months, I knew I wanted her to start as soon as her 6 month birthday rolled around & I was even more excited that they let both parents participate!

We have already gone to 2 classes and Jules has done great both times! She gets super excited when she gets in the pool and she starts kicking her feet and splashing around. It is pretty adorable! She does have one little problem though...anytime her face gets too close to the water she tries to drink it! At least I know I'm not alone, a lot of the other parents have the same problem! Silly babies!

Here are some pictures from our time at the pool!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Who Sits Like This?

Big girls, that's who! So why is my little baby sitting like this? Oh yeah, she just keeps growing up faster and faster everyday. Waaaaa! Make it stop! I'm not even going to talk about the fact that she is pulling herself up on things at any chance she gets so she can stand up & then proceeding to let go! NOT going to talk about it!!

PLEASE stop growing at lightning speed. Thank you!!

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Baby Toys? Who Needs Them?

Not Julianna! Now that she is an expert crawler, Jules would much rather explore/attempt to play with things that are not baby approved such as: toys that belong to The Pooches! Even when I move them to another room, one toy will always make it's way back into Julianna's reach. How does this happen? Well, Romeo! He loves his green ball and is completely obsessed with it and wants someone to throw it at any chance he can get. So whenever little Miss. Julianna is free roaming the room, Romeo thinks it is the perfect time to play, he always makes sure to bring Jules the ball so she can throw it. Of course she doesn't know how to throw yet, so this makes for a not so fun play time for Romeo but makes for a cute thing for me to watch!

Should I or Shouldn't I?

Oooo Caught!!

But Mom, Romeo said I could play with it!!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Operation: Sleep in Crib= Work in Progress

Last Thursday we began transitioning Julianna to her crib for bedtime. She has been taking her naps in her crib for a few months now, but still slept in the bassinet, in our room at night. I had always planned on moving her from the bassinet to the crib when she was about 3 or 4 months but when the 4 month mark rolled around, I had no desire to move her. Julianna seemed comfortable where she was sleeping , I was comfortable where she was sleeping and we were all sleeping peacefully through the night. I really liked having her close enough to hear every breath and any little move she made. (is that weird?) I knew she wouldn't be sleeping in the bassinet forever so I wasn't too worried about when we would make the switch. People would ask me "Have you moved Julianna to her crib yet?" I would answer "No, not yet" and of course the next question was "When are you going to move her?!?!" My answer- "Soon!" Even though I wasn't sure exactly how "soon" it would be. I figured she would let us know when she was ready.

A few days before she started getting up on her knees in the crib, she had started poking her little head up and peeking over the bassinet and that is when I knew it was time make the big switch-a-roo! It was weird the first night laying in bed and not having her right beside me. I must admit, I was a little sad and teary.

For the most part Jules has been doing pretty well with the move. Some nights she will wake up more than others. I'm not sure if she is waking up just because she is in her crib now or if it is because she is teething. Maybe a combination of both? I am also getting use to her half-waking up at 6am. When that happens, I will change her, we go back to my bed and snooze an extra hour or two and then we are ready to start our day!

The transition from the bassinet to the crib hasn't been perfect but it hasn't been as horrible as I thought it would be, which is always a good thing, now I just have to get around to actually packing the bassinet away. :(

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