Monday, March 29, 2010

Uh oh...Mommy and Daddy better watch out!

I know I need to do a birthday party post, but I'm still waiting for some photos so I can do a complete post. I just had to let everyone know that our little princess took her first steps today. TWO IN A ROW!! She was walking from the couch to the coffee table. We've tried to get her to repeat it, but she just stands there and gets mad. Ha!! Frank and I have our work cut out for us!

Friday, March 19, 2010

New layout

Since Jillian's cupcake birthday party is next week, I had to change the blog background to match the festivities! We can't wait to celebrate our little munchkins birthday!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The next American Idol

Ok...not quite, but she sure loves music and loves to "sing" in the microphone. Too cute!

11 months

Ok...I know I'm 2 weeks late with this, but better late than never! Jillian's birthday party is in 9 days and we are so excited! So what is she up to?
  • She is still cruising all over the place. We haven't seen any signs of walking yet and we were so sure she would be walking by her birthday. I guess we still have about 2 weeks. We'll see!
  • She eats just about anything we eat, but her favorites are anything bread and cheese. She has tried meatloaf and spaghetti and LOVED it! She still loves green beans (the real ones now,) yogurt, cheerios, mac and cheese, her "cheetos" (gerber lil' crunchers,) peaches, applesauce, and pears. She's gotten to be such a good eater. She has 4-6 ounce bottles a day (give or take an ounce or two.)
Enjoying a cupcake! Gotta get ready for all that cake at the birthday party!
  • Her vocabulary hasn't increased too much. She tries to copy anything we say, but her main form of communication is "uh, uh" when she wants something, and saying "uh oh" when she drops something on purpose. And I can't forget about the squealing when she's happy and screaming when she's mad.
  • She points at EVERYTHING!
Pointing at something on TV

  • Her hair is outrageously long! I put it up in her first ponytail this past weekend. It looked super cute, but it's really too fine to stay for only last 15 minutes. We'll just stick with keeping it half up for now. It has so much body, but not any real curl. I want to trim it, but no one will let me. Maybe I'll sneak it in one day.
So cute with her first ponytail!! Wish it would have lasted longer!
  • Her eyes are still blue!! They are more blue-gray, but definitely blue! I hope they don't darken too much more because they are so pretty!
  • I just took her to the doctor a couple days ago for a cold and she weighed 18lbs. 6.9 ozs. with all her clothes on. Can't wait to see what she will be in a couple weeks for her 1 year check-up.
  • She's still in 9 month clothes with no sign of them getting too small anytime soon.
  • She wears size 2-3 diapers, but she's about to move into 3's because we're almost out of 2-3's.
We love our little munchkin so much! Frank and I can't believe she has been in our lives for almost a year. This time last year I was on bedrest hoping and praying for her to decide to come into the world!! Here's a few more pictures of our little girl!

playing in a box with Daddy

playing with her FAVORITE toy!

Sticking her tongue out and yelling because she's mad that I wouldn't give her the ponytail holder on the table and she couldn't reach it! Such a personality...I have NO IDEA where she gets it....

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

We're back...sort of!

Ok...I know it's been a while since I posted anything on the blog, but I have REALLY good excuses.

1. Last week was TAKS week. Since I'm a testing coordinator, I was working very long hours and didn't feel up to blogging when I got home.
2. On TAKS day, Jillian decided to come down with a stomach virus. She hasn't been up to pictures lately.
3. Jillian learned to share and gave the virus to Frank on Thursday last week, and I came down with it today.
4. Jillian is teething BIG time, which makes for a not-so-happy camper.

Anyway...since I'm home from work due to #3 above, I thought I would at least post a few pictures to give everyone a Jillian fix. Just hanging out with Papa (this was taken on Valentine's weekend just to give you some understanding as to why she's in hear pajamas...although I see no problem with putting her in holiday pajamas well after the holiday if they still fit. She still wears some of her Christmas pajamas!)

My sister tried to make a barricade to keep Jillian away from the work she was doing on the couch. Little Miss decided she would do whatever it took to get to her Aunt KiKi....even if that included trying to climb on the coffee table! We have a climber on our hands! Whenever we are holding her on the couch she climbs her way up to the top. If we weren't there to stop her she'd topple over the back!

Stay tuned for the big 11 month post. Jillian also was 11 months on TAKS day!