Friday, August 28, 2009


Just as she turned 6 months, Jocelyn cut her first tooth. Almost exactly 2 weeks later, I noticed that the second one had popped through. Overall, teething wasn't as bad as I had expected. She was a bit more fussy than normal, but I think our experience was pretty mild.

Josie is interested in everything that I do and has always been fascinated when I brush my teeth. So after her bottom two teeth came in I bought her a toothbrush. It's Dora The Explorer. She loves it.

Now, in this particular set of pictures she got a little confused at which end to put in her mouth. But usually she is really good at brushing her own teeth. I brush them first and that always produces a huge smile. Then I hand her the toothbrush. She sticks it in her mouth and looks at me as if to say "see, I can do it too Mama".

Yesterday after I brushed her teeth and handed over the Dora toothbrush I started to brush my own teeth and sat down next to Jocelyn so she could watch. With her own toothbrush in her mouth she started moving her arm back and forth as if she was really brushing! She did it with this look on her face that was a mix of both determination and eagerness to show off. She is such a funny girl.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The technological generation

Babies now-a-days are born knowing how to use technology. See below:

She pretty much loves the remote.

And the cell phone:

Oh and she loves the computer too. She likes to bang on the keys. Josie also goes after the headphones, though she mostly likes to chew on them, this morning she let us put them on her ears.

It's going to be depressing the first time I hear "Geez Mom, how do you not know how to work the...". Until then, she's a pretty fun little baby.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Crawling for Aunt Jessica

Crawling has introduced us to a whole new world of bumps, bruises and the word "no". She always crawls for the bathroom trash or the electrical outlets. I'm not exaggerating, she heads straight for those things.

She's pulling up a little too, but slips often and bumps her head on whatever it is she's holding on to. Most often it's something made of wood or another hard material. Luckily, she has a hard head like her mother.

All of the crawling has left a little scrape on her toe. It doesn't bother her, but it bothers me because it bleeds on the carpet. She won't sit still long enough for it to heal up a tiny bit and her tiny toe won't keep a band aid. I had to tape some tissue on today.

Aunt Jessica requested a video of her crawling. This was about 20 minutes ago in her bedroom.

And there you have it...I've already lost 2 lbs since she started crawling just trying to keep up with her!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pulling Up

I was doing laundry today and I plopped Jocelyn in her crib to play while I folded clothes. When I looked over this is what I saw:

She's getting so big now, her baby toys just aren't cutting it anymore. She prefers to play with her jungle gym standing up now.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


It's a phase right?

She screams all of the time.

For no real reason. I guess she's not crying so that means she's happy right?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Beginning of the End

She's crawling.

She is much more brave on the bed than on the floor, but I think it's only a few days until she is all over the place.