photo by Smilin' Down Photography

Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer 09

OK- I am going to take a dip in the blogging world...

Over the last 9 weeks Sadie has been growing and learning new things.

She started the summer with finding her hands and chewing on her toes. It is so cute to see her inspect her hands. She will still do this today.

She now has two bottom teeth that have broken through her gums. She had a rough few days, but other than that she did just fine. Now when she puts my finger in her mouth, it hurts!

Sadie is talking…well kinda. She says babababa, and it seems to be when she wants a bottle. Occasionally she will say mamama or dadada. Sometimes it even sounds like she says hungry (ungee) and hi.
Everywhere we go Sadie makes new friends - she is already so outgoing and is not afraid of strangers…yet.

She is starting to wave. It’s not a full on wave, but it’s a wrist twist.

Sadie is sitting up all by herself. This is so great. She can sit on the floor and play with toys. She loves being independent.

Sadie now enjoys being read to. She loves Farm Peekaboo. The rooster is especially interesting to her.

Sadie and the cat (Graham) have finally noticed each other. Graham will occasionally come close enough to Sadie and Sadie tries to “pet” him; which ends up with Sadie grabbing a chunk of his hair. But he seems OK with it.

We moved Sadie’s crib from our room to her very own room and the transition has been pretty smooth.

Sadie has been enjoying solid foods. We started with rice cereal and have moved onto fruits, veggies, and an occasional meat selection. She likes most of the foods we have had her try, she does not like avocado nor does she like chicken in chicken broth. Other than that she really likes eating and loves to sit in her highchair either at home, at her grandparents, or at a restaurant.

Sadie flew on an airplane to North Carolina (final destination Spartanburg, SC) in late June and early July. She was amazing. It was funny, when people were getting on the plane, they looked at us like, oh no it’s a baby! And when we landed people were telling us how wonderful she was…which we already knew. The flight home was so cute, she slept the whole way home and woke up when we pulled into the driveway!

We had a great time in South Carolina visiting with our family and friends. I do not think Sadie’s feet touched the ground the whole time we were there and it took me a week to get her back on track!

Sadie had her first play date. My good friend from high school has a little girl named Claire (8 months). She and Sadie had a great time playing together at Claire’s house. It was so fun to watch them interact together.

At her 6 month well visit, Sadie weighed 18 lbs 11.5 oz and was 27.5 inches tall.

I feel so blessed that I have a job where I can spend my summer vacation with Sadie. It has been amazing seeing how much she has grown over the past 9 weeks.

It’s back to work for me on Tuesday next week. Sadie will be going back to Gloria’s where she and Sloan (2 years) will have Gloria all to themselves.