13 Months...and a day

I know, I know, I said I was going to post this yesterday. I didn't get around to it- so sue me. (No, not really, I don't have much so it'd cost you more to hire a lawyer than you'd get out of me. HA!)

These first two pictures are of Kyndall one year ago, sleeping peacefully on Jan. 31, 2009.

She was approximately 6lbs 4oz in these pictures.
These next few pictures were taken today, Jan. 31, 2010.

This is Kyndall's Mii on the Wii Fit showing that she is just over 18lbs. I didn't adjust the setting for her clothing, so maybe take off 3-4 oz to get a closer to true weight, so around 18lbs is where she is now. That's almost 12 lbs in one year!

This is Kyndall showing off her new skill. WALKING! That's right, my baby girl is walking!
So Kyndall, what are you up to these days?
- You weigh about 18 lbs.
- You are approximately 26.25 inches tall.
- You are still wearing size 2-3 Pamper Swaddlers
- You're on all table food and haven't had a bottle since Jan. 4.
- You still nurse 2-4 times a day.
- You're sleeping through the night, sleeping from around 8-6:45, nurse, then sleep until about 8 to 8:30.
- You are wearing mostly 3-6 month clothes, but are creeping into 6-9 month in some things.
- You are WALKING! Though you still prefer crawling when you want to get somewhere in a hurry or you're tired.
- You are blowing kisses. Not sure when you first learned this, but we just found out this weekend.
- You were promoted from the infant Sunday School class to the toddler class this morning.


Its Friday! Finally!

I don't think I could make it through today if it weren't Friday(and nap time with out by BBC mommas!). This has been one loooooooong week!
I'm not sure if its the weather or something in the water, but these kiddos* are wild! They have been restless all week long. Kyndall has also been a little "off" this week too. Hopefully this weekend will go by slow, and Monday will be a better day.
Kyndall is walking more and more every day. She still prefers crawling to get somewhere in a hurry and at school, but at home shes getting braver and more confident each day. I was thinking that she would be a full blown walker by this weekend, but it looks like it may be another week or 2. Believe me, I'm not rushing her to grow up, but I just get so excited to see her reach new milestones!
We are going to a birthday party tomorrow for one of my friends. Her youngest daughter is turning 1 on Monday, and they are celebrating tomorrow. We may also go see Pawpa and Granny on Sunday. They haven't seen Kyndall walk at all so hopefully she'll show off a little for them.
My business is going well. Since Sunday when the Super Bowl teams were announced, we have had 8 tutu sets ordered and quite a few bows as well. I'm ready for the Super Bowl to be over so I can stop looking at black and gold tulle. HA!
I am going to post Kyndall's 13 month report tomorrow. I can't believe that shes already 13 months old! That's pretty insane. It doesn't seem like she should be that old yet. Oh well, I guess time really does fly when you're having fun!


Picture Me Monday

This was taken yesterday while we were at the park. Her daddy is pointing out the ducks to Kyndall. Nothing like watching a daddy teach his little girl about the world!

Mumbo Jumbo...

I couldn't really think of a title for this one, and I didn't really want to leave it blank...so Mumbo Jumbo it is.

If Kyndall could calm down and stop getting so excited over the idea of walking, I think she'd be walking by now. She'll get going and then get to excited about it that she'll loose her balance and fall down on her hiney. She is standing pretty much on her own a lot of the time now. Shes even started being able to stand and do something else at the same time- talk, dance, clap, drink, etc. But when she goes to take a step that excitement takes over, and down she goes. She does take a few steps here and there, and when she does, she has a huge smile on her face like shes so proud of herself. However, it is really funny to watch someone so little walking...I mean, shes just barely over 2 feet tall!

We had a pretty good weekend. But it was over WAY to fast! Friday night, we had a paint party with our Sunday School class to paint our new Sunday School room. We did this in our last room back in October, but we outgrew the room so they moved us to a bigger one. I didn't do much painting, but I did clean blinds. Chad pretty much kept up with Kyndall and another 1 year old. Saturday we didn't do much until that evening. That night, we went to IHOP with Chad's grandfather, mother, and her husband. Sunday, we tried, but we didn't make it to church. We did go to Target and got a pretty amazing deal on baby wipes and light bulbs though. We also went to Sam's to get a few bulk items(like 1000 note cards!), and then we went to the park.

Now its Monday, and its back to the grind. Kyndall didn't sleep well last night so this morning was a bit of a rough one to say the least. I have to be at work at 8 tomorrow instead of my usual noon, so hopefully tonight will be a better night than last!

My picture me Monday post will be made later once I am on the computer with the pictures.


Oh how I love to shop!

Ok, so I've probably mentioned a few times that I love love love reading about Kelly and Harper at Kelly's Korner, so I figured I would join in on her "Show us your life" segment of her blog(on weeks that I feel I can actually relate). Each week she picks a different theme, or part of life, to high light. This week's theme: Where do you shop? This theme is easy for me since I love shopping!

So, where do I shop? It really depends on what I'm looking for...

When I'm looking for clothes for Kyndall, I go to:
From Target, I LOVE their Circo brand, and their Osh Kosh line!

I also shop at Gymboree for some of Kyndall's clothes. I had a picture of their logo, but I accidently deleted it, and I just really don't feel like messing with posting the picture again. Sorry. So instead, I will just give you the link. Gymboree.
When I go shopping for myself, I tend to shop at:

I may not enjoy being a plus sized person, but at least Lane Braynt has some pretty cute clothes and a fairly reasonable price. That way I don't have to look like such an old lady!
I tend not to get a lot of clothes for me from Target, but I do seem to find shoes, bags, picture frames, and some other fun things!
I am really excited that I am actually able to wear some clothes again from Old Navy. I used to be obsessed with Old Navy and that was practically all that I had in my closest, but then I got to big for their clothes, and I really don't like shopping online for clothes.

When we need something in bulk, where else is there to go, but:

I mean where else can you get like 20 rolls of paper towels for so little? Or diapers...360 of them in a box! Too bad they don't carry the size that we need right now, but once Kyndall has moved into size 3's, I do believe we are set!
As far as groceries go, we tend to shop at:

Yes, it may have something to do with the fact that I worked at Super 1 Foods for a little over 17 months and that Chad worked for the company as well, but now that we have no true connections to the place, we still shop there. Mainly because I know where almost everything is in the store, and I don't have to walk up and down every aisle like I do at Wal-Mart (aka, The Evil Empire to BGC partners). Yes, I still know most of the people who work there, and I enjoy seeing them, and they enjoy seeing Kyndall much more than they do me, but hey, she's not going to get there herself now is she?

As far as Chad goes, I tend to let him shop on his own. He is getting better about branching out and getting some dressier clothes. When we first met, all he wore was jeans and plaid shirts. Now, he is color blind so that did, and still does play a factor into how he shops, but hes does a pretty good job without me holding his hand.


A Walk on the Wild Side

So last night, Kyndall got brave and took a walk on the wild side. Meaning she let go of our fingers and took off, in this case, towards me. She really wanted to play with the camera so we passed the camera to each other and hit the record button to see what we could catch. Her teacher at daycare also said that she took a few steps yesterday.

However, today she was in no mood to take that walk again...Though, I'm excited about this major milestone getting closer and closer; I'm kinda sad about it too. This means that my baby girl is growing up. I knew it was going and is going to continue to happen so I guess we can't do anything but take things day by day as they come our way.


Brought me to tears

This morning I was watching a story on GMA about a doctor who had gone down to Haiti. He was helping a lady who was in labor. The girl didn't know how old she was nor how far she was but that she had gone to the doctor about 3 months ago and they gave her some vitamins and sent her on her way.

Well, this American doctor thought that the baby was transverse and she needed a c-section, but they were in the middle of a park! He knew of a field hospital that would have the proper supplies.

Once they got to the field hospital, they were able to figure out that they baby wasn't transverse so they didn't need a c/s, but the baby weighed less than 4 lbs! I bawled! That poor mom and baby, and all the other people down there. I would so adopt that baby if I could.

They said that the baby would honestly be lucky to make it to its 1st birthday if they didn't get proper attention soon.

We may not be able to help this woman and her baby personally, but we can help the people of Haiti. You can donate by texting "Haiti" to 90999 to give $10 to the Red Cross. It will be on your next phone bill. OR you can text "disaster" to 90999 to give $10 to Compassion's disaster relief program.

Picture Me Monday

This picture makes me laugh. Kyndall had discovered Daddy's "monies" [aka, his silver dollars] and had been playing with them. Her face looks like shes saying "Ha ha Daddy! I got 'em now! I know you got money, and its shiny."
Won't be long now before she starts going after the green stuff in Daddy's back pocket! Already taken the money, and shes only one!


Will you help?

Will you help Haiti in their time of need? I did.

You can also donate by texting "Haiti" to 90999 to give $10 to the Red Cross. You can also text "disaster" to 90999 to give $10 to Compassion's disaster relief program. This charge will appear on your next phone bill.


Next Time

I'm so forgetful sometimes, and if I don't write things down, I'll completly forget.

So thats what I'm going to do now. Put down a list of things that I want to get next time around with a baby. [No, I'm not pregnant, these are just things that I have thought about wishing I had with Kyndall.]

1. I really wish I had had a nursing cover. Every time I tried to use a blanket, either it would fall or Kyndall would kick it off.
2. A sling. That way I don't have to worry about getting the infant seat in and out and out and in of the car or buggy.
3. Buy stock in Prilosec OTC and Tums. Those were two of my best friends during pregnancy.
4. More bassinet sheets. One was just not enough!
5. More than one "lovey"

I'm sure there will be more later, but as for right now, that's all I can think of.

What was something(s) that you didn't have with your first child that you wish(ed) you had?



Ok, so I caved...I joined Twitter...We'll see how well I do with keeping up with it, facebook, and this.

My username on Twitter is: Peanutmomma1230

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Picture Me Monday

This is my smiley baby the other night in the bath tub. One of her new things is to drink the bath water, bubbles and all, hence the bubble face.


12 months and counting

Kyndall and I went to her 12 month well baby check up yesterday with Dr. Hudson.

Poor baby got 5 shots and a finger prick. However, she took it like a champ! I gave her some infant Tylenol about 30 min. before her appointment, some right before nap at daycare, and then another dose before bed. Out of the 5 shots she got, 4 were new ones. She got the MMR, Chicken Pox, Hep. A, a flu booster, and the 4th dose of another one.

Her official weight is 17lbs 3oz, which is in the 3rd percentile of babies her age. (Which means that 97% of babies her age weigh more.) Her official height is 26in, which puts her completely off the charts for babies her age. Therefore, according to this chart, 100% of babies her age are taller than she is. I was a little concerned that we had dropped in both areas in the last 3 months, but her doctor didn't seem the least bit worried about it. He said that shes healthy and growing, just at her own pace.

The wanted to re-check her iron levels because last week when we had out WIC appointment, her levels were low. The nurse called me back later that afternoon and said that everything came back normal and no signs of anemia. Which is what we wanted to hear!

So I just have a teeny tiny little girl who is healthy and as fun as can be!


Picture Me Monday

My sweet baby girl on year ago. On January 4, 2009, all dolled up to go meet GGma for the first time. She is 5 days old in this picture, and could wear that outfit until she was about 4 months old. She does however, still wear that bow and headband to this day :)


Twenty Ten

Well, its a new year, and that means new goals or resolutions. I always seem to make them, but never seem to keep them...Ok, well I did keep 2 last year, but they were to get pregnant and/or have a baby. (The having the baby part could have not been kept depending on when I got pregnant) However, the rest of them didn't get met.

So this year, I'm going to make some that I know I can keep and some that I am going to try my hardest to keep.

Those that I know I can keep(call them cheating if you want, but I always seem to feel better when I see something in writing and know that I can cross it off my to-do list):
1) Wean Kyndall completely from nursing. Not sure when this will happen, but it will be before 2011.
2) Start potty training Kyndall.

Things I'm going to try to keep:
1)The classic- Lose weight.
2)I am going to try to be more positive and thankful for what I have.
3)To be a better wife.
4)To focus on the positive instead of dwelling on the past and negative.
5)To help around the house more.

What are your resolutions? Are some going to easier than others?