Sunday, November 29, 2009

Turkey Time

Happy Thanksgiving! We headed up to my parents house for the weekend and Sora seemed to love the holiday as much as her daddy. Kyle made a delicious meal, as always, and it was nice to see some cousins who hadn't seen Sora yet. She loved feeding herself the turkey, but wasn't a fan of the baby pumpkin pie I made (pumpkin, plain yogurt, and some spices).
She seems to be liking baby food less and less and wanting to feed herself more and more. She still doesn't have any teeth, so it's challenging to find the right things she can feed herself. She loves rice puffs, and now turkey. We also gave her tofu last week that she made funny faces at but couldn't stop eating (kind of like her daddy). The only downside to the weekend was that Sora was having so much fun that she didn't want to sleep. She was pretty happy, so we let it slide, but she's been sleeping a lot since we got home trying to catch up!

Mom's work is fun

Sora and I have been picking up Maleah from work a bunch lately. The last time we came early and spent some time playing. Here are the highlights.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Random cuteness

Enjoy some fun shots of our cover girl.

My Baby Weighs 500 lbs!

Kyle is at home 3 days a week with Sora now, and he's working hard to fill their time together. He's been taking her to the YMCA so that she can play with other kids while he gets a good work out in. And, he's been taking her to my work a lot more. Since I happen to work in a fun museum, it's a win-win for all! There is an area for toddlers that they spend most of their time in (although she's still a little young for the most fun parts of Tots - like the music room). They came last week and Sora (and Kyle) learned how much she weighed on different planets. While she is a perfect 18 lbs on Earth, she's 500 lbs on the Sun. I hope this doesn't start an early weight complex!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

9 Months

I can't believe it's been another crazy month in Sora's life! In the past month, she's been to her first two weddings, she's been to her first pumpkin patch, she's played with her cousin Dylan in the park, and played at a baby cafe!

Sora had her first shot-free visit at the doctor's office in a while! It was great, until I got there and she decided that she needed to eat instead of be poked by the doctor. Sora weighed 17 lbs 7 oz (although Kyle and I think she weighs more), in the 25th percentile, and was 27.5 inches long, in the 50th percentile. Everything's going well and the doctor gave us the go-ahead for more finger foods and not to worry about her party-girl late night ways (although since we stopped worrying, she's gone to bed before 8:00 three nights in a row!).
Left: Sora at 1 day; Right: Sora at 9 months

Left: Sora at 3 months; Right: Sora at 9 months

She is currently:
  • pulling herself up on anything she can find. She loves the bookcase and can cruise along it and the couch. She also pulls up on people's legs.
  • is saying "dadadadada" a lot. Maybe this means she will start saying "dada" soon?
  • is eating anything she can get into her mouth! We just started giving her puffed rice cereal, and when she can get her pincer grasp right (which she is still working on), she gets rewarded by actually eating a piece! A lot end up on the floor though. She does like mangos now, which she didn't like last month, and has been eating chicken and turkey as well.
  • crawling super fast! She gets side tracked easily, so she usually doesn't go very far. But she's started following us when we leave the room.
  • is wearing 9-12 mo. clothing, and some 6-12 mo. clothing.
  • still without any teeth.
  • still experiencing separation anxiety. This is significantly worse when she's tired and only wants mom. Although it's nice to be needed, I'm looking forward to the day when she outgrows this.
  • still waking up 3-5 times a night and taking 2 naps per day. We've decided to make sure she doesn't nap after 4:00 in hopes that she'll go to bed for the night at a decent time (and so far, for 3 days, it's worked).

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fall Harvest

I decided that we should have an annual "Harvest Fest" with my parents in Bellingham. So, we took Sora to the biggest fall farm in town (there are really only 2, so there isn't a lot of competition). We ran into some people that we knew, which was a fun surprise! Sora loved all of the pumpkins, had fun getting lost in the corn maze, and enjoyed all of the farm animals. Kyle got too close to the rabbits and had the fun surprise of a rabbit peeing on his hand! It was definitely a successful day, and next year will be even more fun!
Sora's grandpa is into horses, so he was excited for her to practice sitting on a saddle. She held on like a real cowgirl, and he's hoping to find a little helmet so that she can enjoy a real horse soon (but not too soon).