Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Where have we been?!?!?

We missed the 25 week post....
and I never even got a chance to take her 26 week picture! Ooops!
So, it's been awhile! Life has been crazy the past few weeks!
So what's been going on?!?!?
First, and foremost, we moved!!! So I have been busy packing, and now unpacking! We love our new place!! It is so nice to have a bedroom for Brooklynn (although she's been spending almost as much time in our bed as she has in hers...more on that later). It is wonderful to have more room in the living room for Brooklynn to crawl around and it is especially nice to have walking space around our bedroom furniture!! And everything will be especially nicer when it is completely unpacked and organized!

Brooklynn, as always, has been keeping me busy! She has entered the clingy stage and just wants me all the time, which makes it hard to get things done (and makes Eric sad). Poor thing got an ear infection the last week at our new place, perfect timing, right?! She was a major trooper through it all. Aside from a runny nose, occasional crankiness, and super clinginess I didn't even know she was sick. I chalked everything up to teething, until she started throwing up! She threw up 2 mornings in a row (on and in our bed) and a few times during the day, which is what made me call the doctor. Good thing I did!

Brooklynn is now 6 months old (holy cow)!!
We had her checkup last week and I am proud to say that she is a healthy little girl! She is now 26 7/8" (95th percentile) tall, 15 lbs 4 oz (45th percentile), and has a head circumference of 16 1/4" (20th percentile). She is holding strong in the height department! She's been in the 95th percentile since she was born, but just drops percentiles in the other 2 stats. But the most important thing is that she is growing in those departments, just not as fast as other babies!

Brooklynn has always been an active baby, but now she is constantly on the move! She has completely mastered the art of crawling. I love her "I'm moving so fast" sounds, it's very helpful to know when she is trying to sneak up on me, and they are just so darn cute! Her favorite place to crawl? The kitchen! She just loves to hang out in the kitchen!! And now that she has mastered crawling she has already moved on to trying to master walking. She  pulls herself up on anything that is remotely her height, she transitions between objects, she walks along things, and she loves to walk holding your fingers (and has even gotten pretty good at walking holding onto just one finger). Brooklynn is definitely enjoying her newfound freedom to explore her new surroundings!! Nothing is safe anymore, she gets into EVERYTHING!!

She thinks it's so cool that she can stand herself up in the tub...
she pretty much spends all her bathtime standing now!
Checking out the front door!
She's started doing this tight lipped smile, it melts my heart just as much as.....
this one!!
Getting into EVERYTHING!
Exploring our Christmas tree that magically appeared while she was sleeping!
Brooklynn continues to struggle with the whole sleeping thing! Man, I miss my 0-3 month old who used to sleep 6+ hours straight at night! She has been waking up every few hours, ugh! It's been especially bad the last few weeks when she was sick. She was waking up crying and would pretty much only sleep if she was with me. Definitely NOT a good habit, even though I love having her in bed with me. I love her warm little body and the way she puts her arm around my neck. But she definitely needs to learn to sleep in her own bed, and through the night! So last night I let her cry! I fed her the first time she woke up and then turned the monitor down. I woke up to her crying at 4:45 and it was definitely hard for me to lay there and listen to her cry. At one point I even stood outside her door trying to peek in at her through the crack in the door. I wanted to go in and pick her up SO bad!! She stopped crying about 5:00 and I waited 10 min to check on her. She was laying in the corner of her crib snoring! I'm going to try to be strong and continue with the sleep training!! Wish me luck!

Just because there really aren't enough pictures of us together:


  1. I adore that first picture if you guys together. :) So adorable!!

  2. Her hair is really starting to change her look! SO cute! I hope you guys like the new place!

  3. OK, 15 min?!! I'm not exaggerating when I say you are blessed with a good sleeper. We tried everything to get Creedo to sleep better in his own crib. If we let him "cry it out", he cried for HOURS, multiple times a night...we only lasted three days.
    You can be strong and let her cry 15 minutes, I support you.