Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Word Worm

Chloe is only 15 months old and her vocabulary is freaking amazing. Obviously she doesn't take after me because I just used the word "freaking" instead of something that would sound a bit more intellectual. Eh, I'm smart, I'm just lazy. Here is a rundown of some of the words and phrases Chloe is using:

Words: mom, mommy, mama, daddy, Tucker, dog, doggy, cat, fish, fork, water, drink, eat, poop, table, car, spoon, cup, apple, banana, chicken, lips, ears, eyes, mouth, feet, toes, stinky, yucky, breakable (I am not kidding), Christmas, pretty, baby, block, whee!, airplane, octopus, pumpkin, chair, go, light, book, please, Emma, Cora, Grandma, Papa, Jake, Riley, bowl, table, impeccable (thank you, Aric), Aubrey, gate, walk, diaper, shirt, pants, socks, shoes, five, bug, frog, turtle, hop, quack, woof, bee, careful, milk, more

Phrases: thank you, read it, no-no, here ya go, I dunno, bye-bye

I know I am forgetting a ton but Ryan is asleep or I would have enlisted his help with this list. She amazes us every single day! Smart girl! <3

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I intended (intend?) to merge Tucker and Chloe's blogs onto my own, but something about doing that makes me sad. This is her baby book of sorts since I still have not even written her name in her actual one! Trying to figure out my master plan......

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Better Late Than Never

I am such a lucky momma, look at these two punkin' heads!

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Monday, August 2, 2010

11 Months

Chloe turned 11 months old today. Which means two things: 1)she is almost a year old *sniff, sniff* and 2)I had better start planning her birthday party! Here is synopsis of who Chloe is today:
~She has 6 (soon to be 7) teeth!
~She has been practicing standing unassisted and has taken one step
~She is a climber!
~She says Mama, Dada, Papa, poop, woof, and various other babbles
~If you ask her how old she is, she holds up one finger
~If you ask her how big she is, she holds both arms above her head
~She pulls out all barrettes and ponytails I attempt to put in her hair
~She loves to read, especially touch and feel books
~She is still not sleeping through the night
~She hates diaper changes
~She is a master at feeding herself
~She is 16 pounds and still wears some 3-6 month clothing
~She is adventurous and has a knack for "mouthing" the grossest treasures from the kitchen floor
~She makes a scrunchy face and breathes like Darth Vader
~She loves to dance

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

aaaaaand....we're back!!!!!

Wow, I have been the worst blogger lately. It's not that I don't have the time in the evenings after the kids are in bed, but it's a lack of organized thought. Sort of a "1,838 cute things happened today so where in the world do I even begin" kind of thing. I need to be better because in the meantime, I am forgetting 1, 837 of those things and only remembering one. *sigh* I promise to do better.

I need to sort through all of the pictures I have on the computer of the past few months and organize some thoughts, but my intention is to blog on each of the kid's blogs each night this week. Stay tuned!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

9 Months

Chloe is now the same age Tucker was when I got pregnant with her. I can't believe I had babies so close together. Now, at 9 months, it doesn't seem so hard. I'm going to be honest...the first six months are a complete blur to me. There isn't much I remember. I was just surviving on auto pilot whipping out defense mechanisms left and right.

But these days are much more enjoyable. Coco is such a sweet girl. She's very quiet and has what my in-laws call "Stealth Mode" where she will quietly crawl where she is not supposed to go and get into stuff she is not supposed to touch. She purses her lips in shy little smile, the face that cracks my mom up! She has a pointy little tongue that she sticks out at my dad while they play. She smiles at Ryan with a special smile she reserves just for him, he's wrapped around her finger already!

She now has three bottom teeth and she is a trooper with the teething! No fevers, no inconsolable crying, just a little more frequent waking at night. She is still a little peanut, I would guess her to be around 16 pounds now. She is cruising around furniture with standing alone right around the corner!

She giggles when you read to her and she especially loves touch and feel books. She also has a talent for finding all kinds of disgusting things left on the floor by her brother and cousin. She hates having her diaper changed and will fuss if you don't give her something to hold onto.

I love my Coco!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Tooth, the sequel

This morning Chloe and I awoke to a brand new tooth! This is her second one on the bottom and it looks like we have a third coming in next to those very soon!

So far, (knock on wood) she is teething much better than Tucker! Tucker would always spike a high fever and scream in pain. Chloe just doesn't sleep well. Eh, I can handle that!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Clap-tastic!

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Precious Precious Peanut







I wish her eyes photographed as pretty as they are. They tend to look brown in pictures when in reality they are the most beautiful blend of blue, green and brown. I hope they stay this color!

My Reasons






Signs

Chloe did her first sign language the other night! I was nursing her to sleep and she was doing the sign for "milk" the entire time she was eating. So precious!

Monday, April 26, 2010

First Tooth

Yesterday, after Chloe's nap, I noticed her lower gum was super swollen and Lo and Behold! I toofer just ready to pop through! Today it was even more visable so I do believe she will have her first tooth come morning, or at the very latest by bedtime tomorrow.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

We are so in trouble....

Case in point #1: I was running Chloe's bath water and she was standing at the side of the tub watching. I looked over and saw her hike up her leg trying to get in by herself! When she realized it wasn't gonna happen, she started bouncing up and down like a crazy person! I was a little late with the camera, but she did do the leg hike again. We're gonna have to watch her like a hawk!
videoCase in point #2: Um. She is just over 7 months old and is pulling up and cruising! I had a different video to post to show her cruising a bit better but it was rather long and kind of boring. And if her mother thinks it's kind of boring, pretty sure you would agree. So, here's a short and sweet, albiet less impressive one:
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Tucker also sat, crawled, and pulled up early but then he stopped and finally started to walk just past the 15 month mark. It will be interesting to see if Chloe does the same or if she will be an early walker. My bet is she will be early because she's already cruising, which Tucker never had an interest in trying.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Pretty Girl is 7 Months Old!

My pretty girl is now 7 months old! Chloe is crawling all over the place and pulling to a stand. She is still smiley and she loves to be tickled. We have transitioned her to her own crib now but she still ends up in bed with Momma in the wee hours of the morning, which I happen to love. There is just nothing like snuggling with a baby with their little bodies all warm in the footie sleepers!

She is fluent in Baa sounds, although she prefers the screech and scream. I have been saying this for a while now, but she is definitely going to be our Wild Child/Adventurous Girl. I can tell already that she will be the one to accompany Ryan on the excursions Tucker and I are too chicken to participate in (i.e. scuba diving, rock wall climbing, sky diving, etc.).

Her hair has the same coppery tint that Tucker's does! Two redheads on my hands! Her eyes are just gorgeous, a perfect mixture of blue, brown, and green. Multi-colored eyes are the best! I guess the technical term would be hazel? Her ears. Oh, her ears could have a post all their own! I love her ears! They are big and they stick out and they are almost the cutest thing I've ever seen! I like to say she sat so early because her ears helped balance her. :)

She loves music. I love the song "Say Hey" (which I have declared to be our Spring/Summer anthem) and when I hold her and dance to it, she kicks her legs and flails her arms like a mad woman! I am trying to get a cute video of it so I can share her adorable-ness. I am so in love with my girl!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Milestones and Pics

Chloe started sitting up at about 4.5 months and had it mastered at 5 months. She started eating solid food (avocado, green beans, and carrot so far) and has liked them all! She just started crawling last week and gets faster every day! She also does this funny thing when she's tired where she will turn her hands and feet in circles. Pretty cute stuff...here's a sampling of her latest pics!


Picture Update





Picture Update!





Wednesday, February 3, 2010

There's Something About Chloe

She can melt your heart with a smile and make you giggle with her bashful reactions. When she's tired, her eyes get red and when she cries, huge tears stream down her face. Sometimes she's finicky and demands you stand up with her. She has a special bond with her Papa. Ryan and I have talked about it a few times and we both feel the same way. After fearing for the longest time that I wouldn't love her as much as Tucker, I am so relieved to find that not only do I love her just as much, but having Chloe makes me love Tucker even more than I already did, if that is even possible. To see him in the Big Brother role melts my heart. He wants to see "Cowey" first thing in the morning. He loves to tickle her and make her smile. And she smiles at him just like she smiles at me; with unconditional love. What I've learned is that love is exponential. It is absolutely amazing how much one little girl can steal your heart.

There is just something about her, I don't know what it is, but it's magical.

Chloe's Fourth Month

Chloe just loves to play with her toes! Sometimes when she is fussy, all we have to do is unleash her Piggies from their sleeper and she is content again. She also loves to be worn in the sling. I seriously don't know what I would do without that thing! She loves to be held, which is a double-edged sword when you have a house to keep, meals to make, and a toddler running around! Let's see....what else happened in December....oh! She also had her very first Christmas!








Chloe's Third Month





Geez! This blog is going to turn out like her poor baby book...completely empty and abandoned! To be honest, I don't even recall her third month. She became a super smiley girl, I do know that much! Here are the pics from November: