Thursday, August 28, 2014

10 Months

10 Months Young, 19 lbs 6 oz, 2 teeth.  8/28/2014
Our baby girl is FULL of personality.  Just check out these photos!  She has the cutest skrink face and adorable smile, plus she makes all kinds of cute noises (including a few not so cute noises...).  She has quickly gone from pulling up to standing on her own and taking a step or two.  We are pretty sure that she will be walking unassisted in another month!  I can't believe her 1 year birthday is only 2 months away!  I've got to start planning!

Carsyn is a baby on the move!  She can really cover some ground, especially now that she will walk with a chair or her walk n ride (see videos below).  We constantly have to put up the dog bowls because that's where she crawls to first, trying to eat dog food or playing in the water bowl.  I once found her with 5 pieces of dog food in her mouth!  Thankfully she hasn't swallowed any.  This girl thinks the entire house is hers, even invading our closet!  At least she's left the stairs alone...for now.  A couple weeks ago I finally decided she was big enough to try the outside swing and boy does she enjoy it, as long as you don't push her too high.  ;)

Swinging good time 8/9/2014

That's my swing!
Carsyn's love of food only continues to grow.  Most of the time she eats more than Ryland!  Anything you have, Miss Piggy wants.  And heaven forbid if you show her food then accidentally walk away, I'm amazed how vocal she becomes if you try and walk off with her food, not to mention her 'unhappy' facial expression.  She definitely takes after her mama when she gets hangry (watch out!), but once she's had her food she's a happy little girl.  Honestly she's a super happy, easy going baby just like her brother.
8/21 - I love looking at myself in the mirror
Daycare told us that they are ready to move Carsyn up to the next room.  Once she's in that room she can go part time.  I can't believe how fast she's growing and advancing.  I think the ladies in her current room are really going to miss her and her kisses.

Standing all by herself 8/9/2014

Walking with a chair 8/16/2014

Assisted walking with the walk n ride 8/16/2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Carsyn's 9 Month Photos

Noelle Kai Photography really captured some great shots for Carysn's 9 month session.  Ryland was in a exceptionally good mood that morning and enjoyed posing for the camera.  I think he really liked it when Melissa would show him his picture on her camera.  I'm loving Car-Car's skrink face.  This time when went to Pfluger Park for the photo session, pics take 7/25/2014.

skrink face!

She's country ;)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

9 Months

9 Months Young 7/28/2014
At Carsyn's 9 month checkup (albeit 2 weeks after she turned 9 months) she weighed 18 lbs and 5 oz (35%), height 27 3/4 in (50%) and head circumference 45.4 cm (80%).  Our little girl is growing up so fast, and is astonishing us on her developments!  She started crawling in early July and just 2 weeks later she was pulling up!  Carsyn is pretty quick too, she loves following us from room to room or will explore by herself.  I can't even count the number of laps she's made around the kitchen/living room and game room.  She's also recently started cruising around our furniture.  She has discovered the stairs but has only tried to climb them once.  I think having turned our formal dining room into a game room helps to distract her from climbing.

Let me out!
Carsyn loves food, and of course it has to be real food, none of that baby food stuff.  The girl is eating us out of house and home, sometimes she even eats more than Ryland!  I don't know how she manages to eat all that food with only 2 bottom teeth, she definitely doesn't let the lack of teeth slow her down.  Everything she's tried she's loved:  mac n cheese, meatballs, pasta, hot dogs, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, pizza, watermelon, blueberries, mandarin oranges, cheerios, CHEESE (yes she is my daughter!), chicken nuggets... you name it she'll probably eat it.  She always tries to steal bites from whatever we are eating and she gets most upset if you deny her your spoils.  She's mastered a sippy cup, loves drinking from a straw and will always go for my cup (which she can drink from as long as you hold it).  Daycare loves it when she arrives, first thing they do is put her in the high chair and feed her.  They just love her, always want to hold her and are impressed with her motor and eating skills.
2 teeth! 7/27
loves watermelon 7/6
Nom nom.  Mac n cheese and meatballs! 7/17
And of course dessert 7/19

4th of July came and went by so fast!  Carsyn actually managed to stay awake for fireworks while Ry fell asleep at 6pm.  She did great too!  She wasn't scared of the noise and seemed to really enjoy the light show.  We went to a couple parties, had some people over that evening for fireworks, hit up the pool and even visited cousins over the weekend.  The kids were worn out every night.  :)

My 4th of July firecrackers 7/3/2014

Pool time 7/4/2014

Snuggles with Nana - 7/6
Night time has definitely improved.  For a while there we went through a phase where she was waking up 2-3 times a night and wanted to be held.  The past month she's been consistently going to bed about 8pm and wakes up anywhere between 6:15-7am.  We still rock her to sleep at night though, and if she does happen to wake up in the middle of the night we sleep on her futon until she's out and then move her back to the crib.  Not the best thing for us to be doing, we really need to let her cry it out.

I pull up and stand! 7/26/2014

Carsyn has really grown this past month.  Her smiles, bubble blowing and squeals are delightful.  Sometimes I swear she sounds like those dinosaurs from Jurassic Park (like those cute little dinos that look harmless with their chirps and hooting sounds). She really is a happy baby, full of personality and warmth and oh so intelligent too!  Carsyn adores her older siblings and they love to play with her.  I'm loving how Carsyn is all about mommy right now, she's always seeking me out.  Of course then Ry-Ry demands my attention as well.  It's the best thing.  <3

Carsyn pulling up 7/19

bath time fun 7/21