Thursday, August 2, 2007

been awhile...

Wow, it's been about a month since I last gave an update so I guess one is due. We have no new milestones we reached this month. She weighed in at 17lbs2oz on the 19th, which is 8 oz more than the month before. So she is steadily gaining 8oz a month now. From what other moms with kids the same age this is impressive as most of them are not gaining allot of weight at this time, if any they seem to level off when they begin crawling. Anyway that is our weight for now. Joy has also started to cut her "top I-teeth" if your keep count this will be 4 teeth, and if you know which ones those are, yes she is cutting these before the middle ones. She's a little odd now with her bottom middle two and the top one out from the middle two.
Activities this month... I had a friend from college come and visit for a week. We had a good time did a few things around town, but mostly just hung out. Joy and I also took a short trip to Dallas to visit with my friend Mary and her 4 boys, twin 2 year olds and the newest member of the family Michael, who is 3 months old, and of course the big boy Lynn (her husband). Joy was a little jealous as Michael has a ton more hair than her. She tried to pull it, but otherwise had no care for the moving doll Mom kept playing with. She did enjoy the two very active boys who would run past her and sometimes grab a toy and either say Giechael's or Mine (Geichael being their very cute mispronunciation of Michael). We enjoyed sitting back and watching the four of them figure each other out. I think we scared the boys because when I first arrived with Joy I met Michael but the twins were sleeping. Then Mary and I took a quick trip to the outlets and when we came back the boys were awake and Michael was asleep and they called Joy Michael, but could not figure out how he had grown and changed so much during their nap. Silly boys! I did forget my camera so I have no pictures of that visit. I was impressed I remembered everything for Joy!
We are also very happy to have a consistent group going for play dates on Thursdays or Fridays. We are the youngest at this time, but we are having a great time and love playing with the other kids. I think I have found my mommy group niche.
Our big news for the month is Joy has a new toy for her 10 month birthday she got a walk behind toy, which she loves! We don't encourage it too much, but we will help her get up and "walk" around the house a little. She has some bad steering issue (she learned from her Mom). but she is loving it! She hasn't yet figure out the walk with Mom or Dad holding her hands yet. I am sure it will come soon enough!
I know what you really want is pictures so here you go...Joy Finally let go in the pool since I got her in the float and the water is warmer she is much happier to go swimming!

One day I look down for Joy from the couch and I see she is climbing IN the coffee table, I quickly got the camera not sure if she would be happy or sad by the time I got back, but she seemed to enjoy her short stint under the table! I am glad I got it on camera, she has only tried one more time to do this again, but decided against it half way in!

1 comment:

Tracey & Christopher said...

I'm glad you found a mommy group that you like! Joy has grown so much. I've been waiting for an update. Joy is too cute under your table. It cracks me up to see where they go. Chris took Emilia up to school and she climbed in his doll highchair... well she only had 1 leg in and couldn't figure out how to get the other leg in. I sure feel good knowing what a good eye he was keeping on her ;-)