Friday, June 25, 2010

6 months old

post started June 20th...

Dear Makayla,

Today you are 6 months old. I can't believe how quickly time goes by. It seems like just yesterday I was welcoming you in to the world and holding you in my arms for the first time. I was in awe of that little bundle I held. 6 months later I am still in awe. Every day you amaze me. I love your vivacious personality. You are always on the go. There is never a dull moment when you are around.

6 months ago you were only a mere 5lbs 7oz. Now you are 13lb 3oz. Yes, you are still a little peanut! You still fit your 0-3 month clothing, but can also wear most 3-6 month clothing. You are smaller than all my friends babies. Even the ones that are 3 months younger. I love that you are so tiny and petite.

The last month have seen some big changes from you. At 5 months 1 week you started sitting up unassisted. You weren't the greatest at it but now you are a champ. You are also learning to go from sitting to tummy by leaning forward. You spend alot of time on your tummy now and are learning to get your knees under you. You do push-ups all the time and are starting to scoot backwards and occasionally forwards. I definitely think you will be crawling by 7 months.

You started rice cereal at 5.5 months and absolutely love it! 3 days ago you also started on homemade squash. So far so good. You love eating!

We had a picnic at the beach last week and you LOVED it. I'm excited for many more fun times in the sun this summer. I can't wait to take you swimming.

Thanks for giving us the never ending excitement of watching you grow and develope.

Happy 1/2 year birthday baby girl.

I love you,

xoxo Mommy xoxo

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Some kid at Target bit my baby!!

So I was at Target today looking at baby clothes...

Some mom walked by with her screaming daughter that looked to be about 3 yrs old. She stopped to show her Makayla. Fine. Lots of people stop to say hi to her.

Awhile later I'm holding Makayla and the little girl runs up to me all alone wanting to see Makayla. I bend down to let her say hi. I stand up and she starts grabbing onto me and pulling on Makayla's legs. I bend down again to let her say hi one more time. Then I say bye and start walking away. She follows and grabs Makayla's arm yanking on it really hard. By this point I'm thinking where on earth is her mother.

Anyway I bend over so I can gently remove her hand from Makayla's arm. I didn't want her to keep yanking on it cause she was being pretty rough but I didn't wanna just jerk Makayla's arm away either risking hurting them both. When I bent over I notice she had stuck Makayla's hand in her mouth. I tell her yucky and go to remove it. She then chomps down on Makayla's hand really hard. Her mom came around the corner just as she was about to bite Makayla, but it was already too late to stop it. I didn't actually realize she had bit my daughter until Makayla started screaming and I saw bite marks. I totally didn't see that one coming.

Her mom picked her up and told her to say sorry but the little brat wouldn't so the mom kept apologizing over and over, standing there while Makayla screamed. At that point I just wanted them to go away but I just kept telling them, "It's ok." In truth I was almost in tears because Makayla was screaming like she never had before.

She cried for at least 10 minutes. People kept on coming up asking what was wrong.

Her finger was bright red and it swelled up to almost double it's original size. Luckily that has gone down now and she just has bite marks

The situation would have been totally preventable if the mom had been watching her kid. And it's not like she was only with me for a second either.

I'm not sure how I would have handled the situation if her mom didn't come around the corner when she did. I mean how do you deal with a strange child that just bit your daughter?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Happy 1st Father's Day to my wonderful husband. Makayla is sure lucky to have you as a daddy.

Makayla giving daddy his present

Makayla is also 6 months today!!! I can't believe how time flies

Friday, June 18, 2010

Makayla at the beach

I took Makayla to the beach Monday. It was a gorgeous day and she had so much fun. She LOVES being outside.

We grabbed fish 'n' chips from Moby Dicks and walked to a nice grassy spot to relax. I had planned on putting her feet in the water but she was having so much fun just being outside playing with her toys and watching everyone walking by. We stayed there until it was time for her nap and left.

Here are some pictures of her playing on the towel.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yum num num!

We started Makayla on rice cereal Sunday. She LOVES it! We can't seem to feed it to her fast enough. She opens her mouth wide, tries to grab her bowl, and gets so excited. She was more than ready to start. Another week and I'll start her on baby food too.

" Gimme, gimme!"

All done!

Here is a video...