June 29, 2009
Brooke is babbling away! Her favorite by far is: "ba ba ba" although she can say "ma ma" and has said "da da" although for "Daddy" she does a distinct "Dd" sound. She tries really hard and it's always when she's trying to talk about Josh. It is SO cute. The other night he had to work his Valet job and I had him read a story and pray for Brooke on a voicemail message. (Our bedtime routine) I played it for her and TWICE during the message she concentrated really hard and did her "Dddd" sound. I said, "that's right, it's Daddy!" and she looks so proud of herself. So cute I can hardly stand it. She mostly says "ba ba" sometimes if she is more talkative she says it all the live-long day. I much prefer the talking over the crying or whining.
My Bum Genius! cloth diapers just came! I'm so excited, they are so cute. I love how easy to use they are. (So far; I did just get them.) They go on just like disposables and the thing I'm most excited about is that they grow with baby so they will fit Brooke as long as she's in diapers. They are kinda pricey, one diaper is as much as a pack of diapers (a small pack, though.) But I figured out if Brooke uses 8 diapers a day of disposable, it costs about $700 a year. SO...this will end up saving several hundred dollars, this year alone. So far we only have 12 of the Bum Genius. We still have some disposable to use up. I plan on using the cloth and while I'm waiting to wash them we'll use the disposable. I'm still not sure how many I'll need to use these exclusively, but I'm super excited about them; not only the saving money part but also the cuteness factor. I have one of every color; white, pink, hot pink, yellow, light green, dark green, light blue, dark blue, yellow, orange, and then an extra light pink, white and green one. I love the idea of having a lot of pink ones for Brooke, but if we end up having a boy somewhere down the road I don't want him to have to wear a lot of pink diapers, so I'm going to try my hardest and use more of the neutral colors. My favorite neutral colors are the green and white.
June 27, 2009
My lovely daughter, Brooklynn, is very funny in her sleep. It is almost as if she runs in an imaginary hamster wheel at night. I'll put her head facing one direction and when I go to get her up most of the time she is facing the other way. Sometimes she gets stuck halfway and will try and stretch out and can't. Then she cries for us...not because she doesn't like it. Almost like a "hey, look what I can do!" She won't fall asleep any more unless her head is jammed right up against her crib bumper, or my pillow if she is in bed with us. It's pretty cute. That is, until you realize that it's because her legs never stop moving, even in her sleep and she keeps kicking you right in the side. So funny. I sleep hugging a pillow so I don't mind; she usually just kicks Josh instead.
June 26, 2009
I think partly why it took me so long is because Brooke barely let me put her down all day. so I had to do most of it during her naps, finally finishing after she went to bed. Which, she is in our bed, because she wouldn't even let me put her down in her crib. Josh is working tonight and I think she was missing her Daddy. I'm looking forward to snuggling up to her in a few minutes.
Brooke has been very busy; I can hardly keep track of everything new that she can do! I think one of my favorites is her dancing. She LOVES to dance, or sortof BOUNCE along to music. She likes to bounce all the time, my arms are getting quite the workout. Brooke can even sit up all by herself for a little bit. This started officially yesterday. She does pretty good but then will kinda lean one direction slowly and then plop down. Usually she goes forward toward her feet. She loves to stand and then likes to jump. And, she has been sleeping all the way until about 5 or 6 in the morning! (Except the other night she was up every hour and a half. It was worse than I remember mostly because she has been spoiling me with sleeping so well.) She will then eat, then sleep until about 8:00.
Brooke is also loving all kinds of games, and is actually a little ticklish now. She loves to laugh but usually you have to do something funny to make her laugh. She loves peek-a-boo and Patty Cake. She still loves it when I put my hair right in her face. (Weird, I know.) She is quite the swimmer, too. We've been to the pool several times and she loves the water. She loves bathtime, too. We got a little kiddie pool for her, too, on our balcony.
Well, I am off to bed. No pictures or videos this time because I have no time right now! Maybe I'll put more on the computer when Josh is home and can play with Brooke. Until then...just take my word that she is cuter than ever!
June 23, 2009
June 21, 2009
June 18, 2009
I don't feel any older. I do feel worn out. Brooke is still in her teething/whiny faze. She was a little better on my birthday which is nice. I just had to have her in the MobyWrap for 3 hours to accomplish that.
Josh has been spoiling me all week with "Birthday Week" giving me presents every day and hanging up cute signs throughout our apartment. He is such a sweetie. I love him. :)Thanks for making my birthday special!(By the way, one of my theories of Brooke's whinyness this week is because she is jealous that it is MY birthday week and she has to share all of the attention.)
We are celebrating on Friday by going out to dinner. I get to wear a new outfit. Yay! Clothes that fit me! Thanks, honey!
June 17, 2009
June 13, 2009
Around 3:30/4:00 in the afternoon it got FREEZING! The baptism wasn't scheduled to start until 7:00 so that meant several hours of waiting in the cold. It was a bonding experience. Look how foggy it was! We all prayed that it wouldn't start storming and God heard us! It didn't rain until we went home. Yay! (I guess we also should have prayed for warmth?)
I think Brooke thought she was going to get baptized. Look how sad she was when we broke the news to her that she wasn't going in the water this time!
7 People got baptized! Yay!
So most mornings Josh takes Brooke out to play while he gets ready for work and I sleep for another half hour to hour until he has to leave when he brings he into me or wakes me up. Most mornings when I go out she is playing contently. This morning she was WAILING on her gym, almost like she was kickboxing it. I am NOT a morning person, but this actually woke me up, it was so amuzing. She is so funny.
June 12, 2009
Brooke figured out how to blow raspberries. She does it constantly now. It's hilarious. She is very proud of herself, too. Like she has been working SO hard for so long to do it and now she is like, "HEY! I finally got it! Did you see it? How about now?"
June 8, 2009
June 7, 2009
June 5, 2009
If she isn't eating her foot she is eating her bib or even falling asleep. Or pooping. Pretty much anything except actually eating. I know she wants to. I had her on my lap today while I at a bowl of cereal and she kept trying to eat my bowl and grab my spoon.
I know she is just starting so I'm not too stressed about it. I think it's pretty funny and am enjoying this cute stage.