Wednesday, December 25, 2013

December in Pictures

Baby's First Christmas

Today was my baby girl's first Christmas!!!!  As I type this, I realize this will be the last first holiday other than her birthday ever!  It makes me sad about it actually...  But any who, we had such a good day today and we got to spend it with both sides of our family.  We woke up around 8 a.m. and Chloe got to open her gifts.  We set up her play kitchen we got her so she would be excited when she saw it.  That was her favorite present along with her Fur Real Kitty.  We went to my mom's house and my sister and I cooked food.  Next, we went to Chloe's Pop's house which is Eric's Dad.  Eric's sisters and their families were there and we ate and opened gifts.  We just got home about two hours ago and we set up toys and played for a while.  Chloe only got like 30 minutes of a nap all day so I was surprised how good she was and she still wanted to party when I was putting her to sleep!  So here are pictures from Chloe's first Christmas...

Chloe opening some of her presents and playing with her new kitchen.
Opening gifts at my Moms

Saturday, December 7, 2013

11 Month Update!

By little booskie is 11 months old and it is so hard to believe she will be a year old on this upcoming New Year's Eve.  This has been the fastest but the best year of my life.  And although it has been fast, I cannot remember life without this precious little girl. She is getting so smart and is doing new things every day.  Even though she is not walking yet, she is developing mentally more, grasping new concepts, and mocking us all the time.  She will take socks and shoes and act like she is putting them on.  Or she will put clothes and put them on her head like she is trying to dress herself.  She took her monitor and put it up to her ear like it was a cell phone!

Weight: around 20 to 22 lbs

Biggest Milestones: She stood for 5 whole seconds!!!  She has been standing on and off for a few days for a couple seconds at a time since.  When she stand I freak out and start clapping and laughing so I think that is why she tries to stand because she loves it!  She is eating so much better. Chloe will eat three meals a day and snacks and sometimes finishes everything!

Favorite Foods: Pickles!  It is the funniest thing how her face lights up when she sees a pickle and do not even try to take one away from her! She also loves peas and pasta.

Best Moment of the Month: I was making her a bottle when I dropped her off at my mom's before work and as I was making it, she said baba!  It was so sweet because she was freaking out because she wanted it so bad and it was so exciting to know she knew what it was.  She has been seeing her Aunt Nicole more and more and she LOVES her so much!  It makes me so happy because I am so close with my neices and love them like my own so I am glad it is the same with my daughter.

We also got rid of her baby tub. I was scared to take it away for some reason but she absolutely loves the room she has now.  When she first took a bath without it, she was so happy and she was moving around all over the tub and splashing.  It was the cutest thing ever and it was so much better than having a crying baby the whole time like usual!
Getting messy eating!

My little chunk!
Chloe riding on her Aunties back with her cousins Adrianna and Ayana.
Thanksgiving with her cousins Lincoln and Roman.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Our Turkey Day

This was Chloe's first Thanksgiving and with it being a first, I was super excited!  Chloe did not get her regular nap and I think she has  a tooth coming in so it was not as I imagined but that is okay because I have learned to expect that!  Eric's family came to our house around 12 and we ate around 2 pm and then we went to my mom's around 4 pm and ate again!  My cousin paid someone to deep fry our turkey and it was DELICIOUS!  Best turkey I ever had!  The food was amazing at both houses but being with family was the best part.  Of course the thing I am most thankful for is Chloe but I am also thankful my daughter has two families that adore her!  Here are the pictues from Chloe's first Thanksgiving...

 Chloe and her cousins Lincoln and Roman.
Chloe and Lincoln... Love his little tie!
My little turkey
My first thanksgiving meal!
 This is the only pic we got as a family. I wish we got more but I am glad we got at least one!

 Chloe and her Aunt Nicole who she absolutely loves!
 My Aunt Emogene who is my mother's twin.  It is so weird that Chloe knows who her Grandma is and who her Aunt Emogene is since they are twins.  It is pretty amazing!
My beauty of  a neice Adrianna.  I could not get a pic of my other neice Ayana because she cannot sit still.
The Sutgrey women minus my cousin Kim...
 Corey, my first little baby cousin!!! Love him!
This is my Dad and My sister!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ten Month Update

So, over a course of two days and what seemed like a million and one shots, we got this picture for Chloe's ten month picture...
Here are a few of our other attempts...

As you can see, she is a busy body and is keeping her momma and daddy busy as well!  I can only imagine the hell she is going to raise when she starts walking.  I honestly wouldn't have it any other way though.  It was an amazing month watching Chloe develop more and more of a personality and watch her learn new things.  She is a Daddy's girl to the fullest because they play hard together and she just adores him!  Chloe knows what the word no means but she still  does whatever she wants.  She will look at me or Eric before she decides to do something she is not supposed to do just to see if we are watching.  Or she will be crawling somewhere she is not supposed to and will look at me and then crawl really fast.  I cannot help but think this is so cute but I am still working with her on this and will continue.  

New Milestones:
-Dancing:  This is by far my favorite milestone this month!  It is so amazing to see my child actually learn what you do to music.  She has been around music from the day she was born.  From her momma listening to R & B to her Daddy's loud rap music, she has always been exposed to it and loves it so it is fun to see her expressing herself that way!
-Walking with support: Chloe has not started walking yet but when she has support, she takes steps and I think she is close to standing by herself.
-Waving  bye: The backward baby wave is in full effect.  I have been around a lot of babies and have always thought it was so cute how babies wave backwards so I was super excited to see Chloe learn this.
-Taking any article of clothing off that she can!  I have learned that socks and shoes go on last when we are about to leave.  And they still end up coming off!
-Eating better: It has been a struggle to get Chloe to eat table food but with some trial and error, I have found what she likes and she has been warming up to foods slowly but surely.  she likes pancakes, pasta, baked potatoes, and  a lot more.  And we cannot forget mum mums!  They are rice crackers and Chloe just loves them!

Monthly Fails:
Chloe got sick on her first Halloween!  I had been so stressed about what Chloe was going to be for Halloween and spent a lot of time on planning our costumes and it was all for nothing!  We took her to the pediatrician and learned she had a virus and we stayed in for the night.  I felt so bad for her but she took it like a champ, better than I would have taken it!

Chloe also had a terrible diaper rash and I wanted to get some prescription strength diaper rash ointment so we took her to the pediatrician.  It was a late appointment so we got the newest pediatrician which we had before and I personally did not like him.  My boyfriend has asked him about a rash Chloe has and he replied that it was the case of being a new parent or something to that effect.  That rubbed me the wrong way because any concern we have whether they think it is silly or not, it is a concern and should be paid attention to.  So, not only does he call the prescription into a pharmacy that does not carry this certain type of prescription, he does this when the pediatrician office closes.  We ended up having to wait until the next day around three in the afternoon.  I was so heated about this and I will never have my child see him again.

This post is getting to be pretty long so I will end with some pictures!
 My happy baby!
Chloe with her cousins Amaya, Aaliyah, Ayana, and Adrianna.
 Chloe and her friend.

Going down the slide.  She loved going up the slide more than going down, she is such a rebel!

 Those eyes!
Love this one! Rooting on our UNDEFEATED Cheifs!
Doing what she does best, taking off her shoes!
Wearing her momma's R2D2 hat I made and didn't get to wear! : (

Ok, i have a million more pictures but I will spare you!  Until next next time, thanks for reading!