Friday, August 28, 2009

9 month pics are in!

We {finally} had Avery's 9mo pictures taken this week. I know, I know... she'll be 10 months next week, but better late than never, right? I was trying to hold out until she didn't have a scratch or a bruise on her face, but I gave up. I think she's at that age where she's always going to have some sort of scrape or bump :D

Funny story: I put Avery in disposables today since we're about to go on a trip and won't cloth diaper while we're gone. Normally, she wears 6-12 or 12 month pants. Guess what size pants she wears while in a disposable diaper?

0-3months. My almost-10-month-old wears 0-3 month pants. She is so. stinkin'. skinny.

But look at that face:

Or this one:

(yes, that's the tutu set from the Cochran's!)

Or this one:

(yes, we have this in an 8x10)

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Monday, August 17, 2009

My new ::hobby::

UPDATED: the link to the site should work now... :D

So, we decided to take the plunge... and I am now an Educational Consultant for Discovery Toys!!

These toys are fantastic- all of them are developmentally appropriate for the recommended ages and educational. They have passed strict safety tests and are very durable. And if by chance your kid breaks one, they have a lifetime warranty! You can also order replacement parts for the ones with little pieces :)

Tell everyone you know! Kids learn through playing with toys, and there's no better investment than your children.

You can find my personalized site at:

If you'd like to place an order, shoot me an email:
Just list what you'd like and where you want them shipped to, and I'll email you back!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

9 month stats

We had Avery's 9mo well-baby visit at the doctor on friday. She measured at 17lbs 1oz and26 3/4 inches tall (Both in the 25th percentile). She's really consistent and is staying right on her growth curve, so that's fantastic!
At 9 months, Avery is:
-wearing 6-9 or 9month tops, 3-6 or 6-9mo dresses, and 9mo, 12mo, or 6-12mo pants (because of the cloth diapers)
-crawling and cruising really well, and able to stand on her own for up to 30 seconds
-eating "real" food cut into chunks- no more purees here! And her favorite? Mac N Cheese :D
-has mastered drinking from a straw
-able to say "dada", "mama" (not always to me), "no" (haven't heard this one in a while, thank goodness!), and maybe "uhoh"
-still only has 2 teeth, but i think her top 4 are coming in any day now!
-really starting to like books. she will turn the pages and "reads" in this cute little voice! (GOT to get it on video!!)
-loves other babies, pets, and herself in the mirror or photos
-still waking up 2-4 times per night to nurse or just hang out :/
-loves her daddy's "redbirds hat"
-likes playing in her tunnel, or under the blanket
-starting to "share"- her paci, toys, food, etc
-starting to be shy when she's around other people... she turns her face into my shoulder- it's precious!!!

I think that's it for now. I'll add pictures once we get them taken- hopefully this week or next sometime!!