Monday, August 29, 2011

New pictures!

Violet and I were lucky enough to have some pictures taken by a fellow mommy (Jennifer Christensen) with a baby the same age of Violet. Jennifer had a studio in the front room of her house with tons of props just for babies. We had so much fun picking out what tutu we wanted from the wall of tutus. Violet refused to sit still so we put her in the bath tub!




This week Violet gets to try applesauce. I think it'll be a bigger hit than the peas were. We've been having to mix the peas with other vegetables to get her to eat them. She's truly her mother's daughter.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Violet hates peas

The videos really speak for themselves.

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She's really mad in the second one. She tries to hit me when I give her the peas.

Monday, August 15, 2011

7 months!

Well 7 months of age brings a whole new Violet.  She is crawling with finesse.  She is getting into everything.  You have to constantly be watching her.  She puts everything in her mouth.  Trying to get good pictures was close to impossible mostly because she wouldn't sit still.
























We took her back to the park and this time she really enjoyed the baby swing.


She was unsure about the slide.



















On the food front, I actually baked a squash for her (yes, I actually cooked something) and pureed it into baby food.  It looks like she likes squash!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Milestones!

This was a big week for Violet!  She learned to crawl, learned to pull herself up to standing, and last night she slept 12 hours.  That's a lot of changes for one week.  The 12 hour sleep was from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. so I wouldn't mind it being shifted later by two hours, but beggars can't be choosers.

Now that she can sit and crawl, she can entertain herself for a while with toys without constant interaction which is really nice.  She still wants you close by but you don't have to be holding her.  It means you can actually eat a sandwich while she plays, or check your email.  Just don't try to leave the room to go to the bathroom!

Here's some crawling videos:
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Faceplant @23 secs:
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She also tried sweet potato yesterday to a lukewarm reception.  She likes carrots better for sure.
Coming up next: Violet turns 7 months and we travel to Oahu next month to visit Jenee.  She's got her own seat, but I dread officially being "that person" who brings a baby on a plane.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Solids!

Violet started solids this month.  It's been fun trying to feed her.  Only about half of it makes it into her mouth.  The other half gets everywhere else--even in her hair.
Yummy rice cereal.

Eating carrots for the first time.
She is definitely more mobile and is working on crawling and pulling herself up to standing.  She has mastered sitting up.
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We've been enjoying the summer.  The weather has been great.