Sunday, August 23, 2009


I know, I know, I have been such a bad blogger the past few weeks (or months, but whose counting), shame on me! Truth be told, I have turned to the "Dark Side" better known as Facebook, LOL. I hate to say it, but I'm a junkie, it's crazy how much time I could spend on there catching up with friends and family! Sadly, because of this, my poor blog has been neglected. Plus, the month of August literally flew by for us. I can hardly believe it's mid September already! We've been alot busier than usual lately for some reason (more birthday parties than I can count on one hand, a road trip to see family, doctors appointments, 6 month pics, work schedules, and of course football...). I'm surprised we even have time to breathe, lol!

Hook'em Horns!!!

Paise continues to grow up so fast. We had her 6 month check up last month and my little princess weighed 19.75 lbs and is 27 in! (Update she now weighs in at 21 lbs!!!) Whoa! LOL! She passed with flying colors, the doctor said she was definitely ahead of the learning curve for most children her age so that made momma pretty proud! :o) She had to get her boosters and blood work this visit, so needless to say she was not a happy camper at all by the time we left. Poor baby, I felt SO bad for her! I am so thankful that Nana went with us to soften the blow some. For those that don't know, I am in healthcare and give shots on a regular basis, but when it comes to my daughter I can't handle the mere thought of it. In fact when we took her in for her 1 week check up after she was born, I freaked out so bad that I had to be admitted to the emergancy room with a blood pressure of 210/130 (stroke levels!) I was a hot mess, that's for sure!

During our appointment we were given the go ahead to let Paise try little bits of "real" food. We have wasted no time. A couple of weeks ago she tried chopped up bananas and LOVED them! We couldn't give them to her fast enough, that's my little monkey for ya. She's at that stage where she wants whatever we have. This has been fun and challenging all at the same time. Fixing meals that are palatable for a 7 month old is not as easy as one may think. Also, we've been giving her these little cereal puffs that dissolve quickly and come in all sorts of flavors (sweet potato is her fave). These have been great for her hand eye coordination. She has finally learning how to feed herself these puffs and slowly but surely we are mastering the sippy cup! YEAH! Such a big girl!

I am still working on trying to get her socialized. We've started going to Little Gym once a week so that she can play and be around other kids her age. The first class went over like a lead balloon. To say she hated it, would be an understatement. You would have thought we were torturing her by the way she was fussing and crying the entire class. After much consideration, I decided to take her back with the hopes that maybe the first class was just a tad bit overwhelming and she might have been overstimulated. I am so glad I did, because she absolutely LOVES it! She enjoys watching the other babies play and she really gets in to the music. And don't get me started on the bouncing, that child could bounce for hours! (and hours, and hours...) Plus, I really think the class has helped her become more self confident. Before she was hesitant to try new things, now she dives in head first! It has been so much fun watching her grow and develop her own little quirky personality. She never ceases to amaze me!!!


  1. She's getting big and she's such a cutie!!! The months have definitely flown by.

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  2. Little Gym is funny that way. So many kids had issues like that, or were fearful of the inflatable trampoline but then were into it on the second week.

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