Monthly Archives: January 2010

Wordless Wednesday – Football & Cuddling!!

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If she’s not lying, I want to know her secret!!

Nadya Suleman, aka “Octomom,” claims that only a year after delivering 8 babies at once she looks like this, all thanks to diet and exercise.  No plastic surgery for this chicky.  If she truly managed to get rid of the extra skin, stretch marks and the scar from her c-section with just diet and exercise, I want to know her secret!!

Because let me tell you folks, after just delivering 1 baby last year, I’m looking for a 1-piece swimsuit this year!!

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8 months old

At 8 months old, Miss Chloe Mae is getting more adorable every day and is certainly developing her own personality.  She’s very stubborn and independent – we’re not sure where she got those traits from 😛 

She’s hasn’t started crawling yet, but she scoots herself in circles  and she’s a great “leaner” to get to different toys.  She has most of her toys figured out and immediately knows which buttons to press to make noise. 

Chloe loves to imitate what other people are doing and has mastered shaking her head ‘yes’ or ‘no’ (and sometimes seems to give an appropriate answer), making a popping noise with her lips and making the motor boat noise with her tongue now – which produces mass quantities of spit!!

She’s decided that she HATES baths and now screams at even the sight of her tub.  We’ve tried everything we can think of to get her back to her happy, splashing self in the tub, but haven’t had any luck.  So now we just have a stinky baby who gets a bath once a week or so.  Luckily she’s plenty cute to make up for the stinkiness.

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Wordless Wednesday – Prunes

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“It’s 4:30 AM – Let’s Play!!”

That’s what my adorable daughter thinks we should do in the middle of the night.  Play.  She wakes up crying, stops as soon as we pick her up and then stares at us wide-eyed, sometimes even giggly, while we try to get her to go back to sleep.  So we’ve tried calming her down and then putting her back in her crib to hang out since she’s wide awake.  But she starts wailing within a few minutes, and that doesn’t do anybody any good at 4:30 in the morning.  So we pick her back up and….well, you get the idea.

If this was the only time she woke up during the night, it might not be bothersome, but we deem it a good night if we get at least 3 consecutive hours of sleep, which doesn’t always happen.  So what should we do??

I feel like “they” say I should just let her cry it out, but if crying is the only way she can communicate with me, how can I ignore that??

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Playtime!!

One of the biggest things I thought about while pregnant was how the dogs were going to react to Chloe and how we were going to keep our little girl safe around two dogs that weigh close to 100 pounds each.  When she was first born she was always in our arms or safe in her crib or pack-n-play, so I didn’t think about it for a while.  But just a few short months after her arrival she wanted to stretch and squirm and the floor was the best place for that.  So then came the dilemna again – how do we keep her safe?? 

Fast forward a few months and we have a playroom.  Aaron had a pool table that rarely got used anymore and the room that it was in was barely big enough for it, making it difficult to play when we did.  So we sold it (thanks love!!)  We got a gate for the doorway, some shelves for toys and foam padding for the floor.   Then came Christmas and now Miss Chloe Mae has a room full of toys and free of dogs to play and explore in!! 

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Wordless Wednesday

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