From Parents.com: Babies this age are learning to point, a pretty remarkable hand skill. (...)
Have I mentioned her new found love for Daddy? I hate being the caretaker. I wanna be the "fun mom"!
Jumped on the trampoline with Uncle Lance.
And celebrated Brax's 3rd Birthday!
Happy Birthday Buddy!
- You are 100% on formula. You stopped nursing shortly after your 9-month birthday. It hasn't affected you at all but Mommy is still sad.
- You have a new love for your Daddy. If Mom and Dad are in the same room, you are hanging out with him.
- You are starting to figure out what things do. You brush your hair with your brush (or mine, or Dad's, or Dutch...anything with hair). If your bow falls out, you put it back up on top of your head. If you see a shoe, you try to put it on your foot.
- You don't seem to be interested in walking yet. You'll walk around pushing a chair or barstool but won't stand by yourself at all. I saw you balance on your knees without holding onto something the other day but only once.
- You are eating more and more table food. I can put you in your highchair the entire time I cook dinner and you'll sit and eat snacks/drink juice. Rice is one of your favorites.
- You are more generous than ever with your kisses.
- I'm seeing signs of you saying Mama and Dada but nothing set in stone yet.
- You point at things with your index finger.
ETA: Okay, so today after I published this post, you balanced on your knees several times and stood up without holding on for a few seconds. Figures.
I know why. Because I think it makes her look like Brecca.
- I think cloth diapering is fun. I don't care about the environment.
- I vaccinate Tylee because that is what everyone else does and I haven't looked into it yet on my own.
- After obtaining some information, what can it hurt to leave Tylee facing backwards another year?
- I started nursing to save $$ but fell in love with the process immediately.
- I bought my baby-carrier because it was cute. Now, I would rather have her in her carrier than in the stroller anyday, anywhere, anytime, any place.
- I was careful not to hold Tylee while she was sleeping and have never let her sleep in bed with me. I don't know what the benefits of co-sleeping are but just don't see it working out for us.
Parenting has opened my mind more than I ever thought imaginable. I never cared about anything before I had Tylee. Now, I find myself researching and creating my own beliefs because I have a reason to care. I don't just do something because it is the norm and that is what everyone else does. (OKay, so maybe I need to check into vaccinating and get some facts for myself.) I'm really trying to do the best that I believe I can do for her. Does that mean that she'll be a better person because I nursed her for 9 months? Probably not. Will her reproductive organs function better because she didn't spend her whole infancy sitting in chlorine? Doubt it. Will she really be more social because she was up with me interacting rather than all by her little lonesome in her stroller? Who knows! (But she sure is a social little bug already!) But it definitely makes me feel like a better person because I found something that I believe in, am passionate about, and am sticking to it whether it is easy or not. Being Tylee's Mom is the most rewarding thing that I have ever done in my entire life. I love her more and everyday.
If you are open to some of these super-weird parenting ideas, I recommend checking out MckMamas and my friend Audrey's blog. Audrey is definitely a huge in-real-life role model but MckMama is hilarious and intriguing as well. (Side note: her son Stellan is having heart surgery in the AM so please pray for them.)
All that being said...we got Tylee a big-girl carseat. I'm not impressed.
We are battling this:
And this view in my rear-view mirror.
Whimsy, courtesy of Aunt Lindsey
And Itsy Daisy. One of my favorites. This is a new Solid CP Velour called Dragon Fruit. I like the prints better but people say these are really absorbant so I thought I'd try one.