Friday, January 29, 2010

More Snow!

Well, we had another snow storm come through Louisville, much to my dismay...but much to Alexa's happiness!! I swear, if she didn't look so much like me, I might think she wasn't my daughter when it comes to her love of snow!! :-) If I never see the white stuff again in my life, I'd honestly be a happy girl!
BUT it does make me happy to see her so excited about it! And this time she got to have her daddy play outside with her. She did a much better job this year making a snow angel!
She went and knocked on Jonny's door to have him come play outside too but I didn't get any pictures of them together before they headed inside to warm up with hot cocoa, oh and marshmallows too, can't forget those!!! :-) Here they are getting all warmed up and relaxing after their outside excursion!
What a fun day!!

{Payton: 9 Months}


Payton Jae is now 9 Months Old!!! It's crazy to me how much time has gone by since the day she was born! She's been such a wonderful addition and blessing to our family, we really don't know what we'd do without her!


This month has been a big one in the life of Payton:


*She is OFFICIALLY no longer nursing!!

*She is now crawling (as of Jan 3rd) ALL over the place!

*She finally gave me a 12 hours stretch of sleep at night (Jan 6th) and has been doing 12-14 hrs since!!!! (We're all very, very happy about this!!!)

*She started to pull herself up on things on Jan 15th.

*She started clapping on Jan 18th.

*Her first two teeth (the bottom ones) finally broke through on the SAME day (Jan 18th).

*She can sit up from a crawling position (Jan 20th).

*She loves to mimic...especially whatever Alexa is doing.

*She is affectionately known as "sweet pea" by her big sister".

*She loves to get into everything now that she's more mobile.

*She's still saying "ba-ba", "ma-ma", "da-da", "ya-ya" and has added "hi-da" (hi dad), "ga-ga".

*She loves playing with blocks and making the towers crash.

*She doesn't like to be left alone and will yell in protest if I even just disappear around a corner!

*She doesn't like to be left out of the action...if daddy and Alexa go upstairs, she'll "yell" at the bottom of the stairs until daddy comes and gets her.

*She still loves any baby food I give her, except for the chunkier versions so I guess we'll sneak those in periodically!!

*She LOVES snacks - baby puffs, cheese puffs, veggie sticks, yogurt melts, etc.

*She can and has been able to hold her own sippy cup for quite some time and feed herself her formula!

*She's still taking at least 2 naps a day, and sometimes even a shorter 3rd one.


We had her 9 month check up this afternoon. She's such a little trooper, she had to get one shot, have them take a urine sample AND prick her toe for a blood sample. She's been getting over another cold, but other than that, she's a healthy, happy little girl!

Here are her stats at 9 months:


20 lbs 4 oz (75th percentile)

27 1/4" (50th percentile)


Happy 9 Months Sweet Pea!