Thursday, September 24, 2009

No Camera

The last few weeks have been really nice. Jocelyn and I are enjoying the cooler weather. She is such a fan of the outdoors. We've been playing outside nearly everyday and working in the flower beds.

We also went to my old work and visited all of my co-workers. They all love seeing Josie and can't believe how big she is (Can I say that I LOVE not working there anymore).

We've taken a couple of trips to some OU games. We had lots of fun visiting with Aunt Jessica, John and Mandy and their children, and Kendall and Kenta and their son Thomas. We also watched the Sooners play with Grandma and Grandpa on their giant TV. Josie has learned to clap and she likes to clap when the Sooners get touchdowns. She does not like it when everyone yells at the Sooners after a bad play. She gets a little scared and crys.

She's also got two more teeth. They came in on the top, but not in the front. On the side like little vampire fangs! Kind of cute, kind of creepy.

So, you might be thinking at this point: Let's see some of these pictures! Dumb bunny Mommy left her camera in Norman. Aunt Jessica picked it up, but it's still with her. I should get it back next time she comes to Tulsa to visit. I'll get all of our fun adventures posted soon. Until then, here are some pictures courtesy of Kendall during our trip to the OU/Idaho game.

Here are Thomas and Jocelyn hanging out in Norman. They are two months apart and quite a cute couple!

Apparently, Thomas and Josie became fast friends because here she is giving him kisses on his head. I wonder what he thought?


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

9 month check-up

Although she's still about a week and a half shy of 9 months, we had her check up today. I usually go to the doctors just a little bit excited. I like going place and so does Josie. She loves interacting with new people. I left, however, a bit sad.

First, Josie is too little. The doctor is concerned and I have to start giving her formula with every feeding. The doctor thinks Josie is having to work too hard nursing and gets bored and wants to go play (which, is how she acts)

Second, Josie had a double ear infection. What!?! I was really shocked. She has no fever, she doesn't cry and never messes with her ears. The only thing is she has been waking up in the middle of the night a little more, but I figured that was a phase. Now she's on antibiotics for 10 days.

Third, Josie got a flu shot. I was excited that this checkup there were going to be no immunizations. It's heart wrenching for me to watch her get shots.

So, now I have to go back again in 2 weeks to check on her ears and then again 2 weeks after that to get her flu booster.

The doctor did say that she was really strong for her age and also seemed impressed that this was only her first ear infection. I guess.

Her Stats at 9 months:

27 3/4 inches = 74th%
15 lbs 10.5 oz = 10th%

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Skills

Jocelyn was so emo yesterday. She'd be fine one second and then screaming for no reason the next. (Flash forward to teenage years with a grimice on my face). I could tell she wasn't feeling great, but I wasn't really sure what was wrong.

Last night I had a conversation with a friend about her son's teething experience. This morning I decided to check to see if that could have been why Josie was so cranky yesterday and guess what!? A little tiny razor sharp tooth has broken through on top :)

She's been full of new fun things that she can do. Here are the highlights:

*She clapped yesterday for the first time. Alex and I got very excited and she smiled at us.
*She said "gaa" which was the first time to make that sound. She hasn't done it again, but she is perfect at saying "da" and "a-da-t". We don't know what that means yet though.
*She has mastered crawling, even up and down one step.
*She can pull to standing easily. She'll walk down holding on to the couch when bated with my cell phone
*She can feed herself finger foods like puffs, Cheerios and beans. She's getting more and more accurate from hand to mouth too.

Cute huh?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Advanced Peek-a-boo

This is a game I found on babycenter that I'm going to try with Josie. Thought I'd share.

Appropriate for: 8 to 18 months
Skills developed: Understanding of object permanence, fine motor
What you'll need: Cardboard, pens, scraps of cloth, scissors, glue

Remember that page in Pat the Bunny where you can lift up a slip of cloth and see Paul's face? Taking this as inspiration, make your own peekaboo pictures, using different characters and facial expressions.

On several sturdy pieces of cardboard, draw simple sketches of people, each with a happy, sad, or grumpy expression. Or cut out pictures from a magazine instead. Then cut rectangular pieces of cloth a little taller than each figure. Use glue to attach the cloth just above each picture, creating a flap that lifts up. When the glue is dry, show your baby how to raise the flaps. Make up a story about the person underneath, and end it with your baby "finding" the face.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Growth Spurt

Last week I was slightly stressed out to realize that my baby is tiny! I weighed her and got online to find out she's in the 10th percentile. She's slowing dropped from average to small. But, just in the last two days she's showing all of the signs of a growth spurt.

***Two very long naps yesterday. For all who know her, that almost never happens!
***She ate her weight in baby food yesterday. I just couldn't feed her enough, especially last night when she ate 2 jars of babyfood (normally she barely finishes off one) + 1/2 cup of cereal + half a scrambled egg + 10,000 gerber puffs
***Normally she wakes up at 7am. It's 9am--still sleeping!