We love that our Edie-Pants is active and curious. We are thrilled that we are already noticing she has a sense of humor (she's our little jokester). We couldn't be happier knowing that she is NOT Gerber baby material!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
About a month or so ago, Edie's grandma Deb mentioned that although Edie is super cute she could never, ever, be a Gerber baby. Why? Well, you see, Gerber babies are sweet and innocent. Gerber babies are full and round and love to snuggle. Most importantly, Gerber babies do not have mischievous glimmer in their eyes.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Little Edie's top teeth are pushing their way to make a debut any day. This week, there has been a lot of tears, swollen gums and little sleep during the day (unless you count her ginormous nap at Jennifer's this morning). But, in between teething spells, our Chiperoo has been lively and smiley as ever.
She is just over nine-and-a-half months old and we're really starting to see less "baby" and more "kid" in her facial expressions and mannerisms. She's been practicing talking a lot lately including a quiet, whispering babble. There are plenty of a "mum, mum, mums" and "Dah! Da da da das" going around. But, we know they aren't directed towards either of us. In fact, we refer to Kris as "Pop" instead of Dad, Daddy or Dada. I am "Mum." We'll see what Edie refers to us as once she's starts putting words together.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I just realized that Edie has spent more time breathing real, live air then she did baking in my belly (she was born at 38 weeks). I can't believe she is already forty weeks old!
We took our first trip together last weekend to Duluth with my parents and brother. We had a very good time, although little Edie had trouble sleeping... well, she hardly slept at all (which meant everyone didn't sleep). We think it was combination of things... new place, long ride, lots of activity. Next time, there are a few things I would do different. I guess we can file this experience into the "things we learn as first time parents" file.
On Monday night, we started sleep training Edie using the Ferber method. First night was a little rough. She cried for about 40 minutes and a little in the early morning. But, Tuesday (last night) went very well. She cried for less than two minutes and woke up at 6:15 a.m. Woo!
Edie had her 9 month check up on Monday. Her stats:
Weight: 17.1 lb (17%)
Length: 27.3 inches long (37%)
Head: 17.3 inches (43%)
Monday, May 10, 2010
This past weekend, Kris, Edie and I traveled Duluth, Minn., for a little spring trip with my mom, dad and brother Dana. We had a nice time despite all of our lack of sleep (courtesy to little Miss Edie Pants) and a flat tire (courtesy of a large rock on the interstate). Duluth is a wonderful city with very good beer (Thank you Fitgers!).
We stayed at the Black Bear Casino Resort (my mom, queen of good deals, managed to get a killer deal) which luckily had a pool. So, Edie went swimming for the very first time!
The next day, we traveled to Duluth.
We visited the Glensheen Mansion a gorgeous early 20th century mansion on the lake. The mansion is run by the University of Minnesota Duluth who give quite a historic tour. I wasn't allowed to take pictures inside, but here are a few of us outside.
We were also able to spend sometime in Duluth Harbor. I have a thing for parks by lakes.
Tuckered out... don't let this fool you though. She still slept very little that night.
Sunday, we drove back... I went the wrong way on Highway 210 and ended up at Jay Cooke State Park. I took the opportunity to take a picture of myself.
Home Sweet Home :)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Since her little teeth have cut through, our nine-month-old Edie Pants has been much more of a happy camper. It's so nice to see a smile on her face rather than a consistent crabby look (which she had perfected the last couple months).
Active as ever, she zooms around the room at remarkable speed these days. And, just twice, she has stood up without support. I imagine she'll be walking sooner than we think.
Edie will go on her first spring trip this weekend as we are headed to Duluth for a little R&R. We look forward to traveling with our little bugaboo, and we know it's just one of many family trips we will take together.