I turned 8 months today and mommy forgot to take my picture with my sign so she snuck it into my crib when I was sleeping. Its been a fun month so far. I love to scoot backwards and I think soon I will be able to crawl forward!!
Boy I've been really active lately. Dad says I'm like the energizer bunny. That's because there are so many things to see (and eat!) in my house and I can get there by rolling or scooting my butt around and reaching forward. But I really like to stand all the time now. I can pull myself up by holding mommy's fingers and look all around. Boy do I get mad when I have to sit back down!
Happy Memorial Day! Today was really hot so we went to the pool in the afternoon. I like to dunk my face in the pool water and then drink it! Chlorine is yummy! I looked really cool with my hat and sunglasses!
My first Friday Happy Hour! Mommy & Daddy took me to Redfins with them to meet their friends after work. Boy was it fun! I tried to drink from everyone's beer bottle but no one would give me a taste :(! I stayed up until 9:00 and fell asleep on the way home. Can't wait to do it again!
Now I figured out how to go from sitting position to on my stomach & guess what? If I keep rolling, I'll move around the room. I can't wait to get over to the tv where all those tapes are stacked up - here I go!!
I was at my Aunt Bridget's house today and she gave me these little circle things called Cheerios and boy are they fun to eat. I can grab a whole bunch and shove them into my mouth! I hope Aunt Molly gives me some tomorrow!!
Today mommy grammy & I went to visit my great Grandparents on the Duffy side and you'll never guess what Great Pap Pap let me have?!! Look at the pictures in April and you'll see! Oooh, I almost got a bite until mommy took it away! Boy it tasted better than all my plastic toys!
I can't wait to go back again!
Ouch, something is starting to pop through my gums and it hurts!! Two white things on the bottom & my mom keeps putting this yucky gel in my mouth that makes it feel funny. I'll show her, I'll just cry and cry all night so she has to come in and hold me!! And since daddy is out of town, I'll just drive my mom nuts until he comes home!
Today I had my 6 month appointment and the doctor said I'm doing great. I'm now 14 lbs 2 oz and 24 inches tall! I got a bunch of shots but they weren't too bad (probably b/c they were in my thighs and I have some extra padding there!). Mom says 10 lbs of my weight is in my thighs!
And over the weekend I started rolling from back to front at Grammy's house and even did it for daddy when I got home! Boy, going back and forth is fun!!
Well I was at my Aunt Molly's today playing with her and cousin Kyle (see the pictures of us) and I rolled over from my back to my tummy for the first time! I didn't do it again for my dad or mom though, I like to stay on my back when I'm around them!! :)
Well March has been a really busy month in our house. First we went on vacation and then mom & dad have been really busy at work :(. But I like to roll over all the time (just front to back) and eat my toes. They are so good - you should try to eat yours sometime! And my aunts say I am getting really chunky - especially my legs. They get red under my knees, mommy calls it "chub rub"! Not sure I am getting any longer though! I also started to sit up by myself. Its pretty fun although mommy always puts a pillow behind me just in case I fall
Well vacation is over and we get to ride on a plane again. I am really tired b/c I was up alot last night so I slept the whole plane ride ! Mommy said her arm was numb from holding me (I guess I am getting bigger!). Tomorrow its back to daycare!
Yea! My cousins Trinity, Joe & Sydney are here with Aunt Kelly, Aunt Mary Kay and Uncle Joe! Mommy and daddy went golfing so I went into the pool with my cousins - it was fun except when they splashed me :(
Today we went for a walk all around the resort & I slept in my stroller for a long time. Then daddy took me into the pool for the first time. The water was really warm, like my bath so I liked it! I especially liked the cool sunglasses mommy bought for me & I love dipping my fingers in the water and then sucking on them!
Well today we left for Orlando, Florida and my first plane ride & first vacation! Mommy said I did really well on the plane, first I ate, then I slept and then woke up and ate my fingers until the ride ended. And the weather is really warm so I love it!!
Well yesterday I was 4 months old and boy do I feel it! Today I went to the doctors & now I weigh 11 lbs 5 oz! And I'm 22 3/4 inches, and my head is 42 cm! All these fun measurements! I also got 3 more shots - ouch! I have a cold & cough so I'm not feeling all that great but daddy and mommy are taking good care of me & getting up every couple of hours at night when I do!
Today we left for the Detroit & the Super Bowl!! I got to hang out with daddy & all my aunts on Satuday & then with my cousin Kaeli on Sunday. I didn't stay up for the game but the Steelers won so mommy & daddy were really excited. I decided I missed them so much I would cry all night so they would hold me - what fun! Then we drove back & Auntie Lynne stayed in the back seat with me b/c she hurt her ankle at the game :(
Today at my Aunt Bridget's house I rolled over for the first time from my tummy to my back!! Aunt Bridget said I was pretty surprised and mommy & daddy were bummed they didn't see it so maybe I'll do it again tonite to show them!!
Another weight check today & I am now 10 lbs 12 ounces - a real porker!! Still in the low percentile for height but mommy said I need to stretch more when they measure me!
And daddy is so excited because he and mommy & me are going to the Super Bowl with two of my aunts (they are picking names to see who goes!). I'll get to stay with mommy's cousins while they go to the game!
Please say special prayers for mommy's cousin Mary Pat Krebs and daddy's friend's wife - Liz Cipola (part of the Buffalonian clan). They were both recently diagnosed with breast cancer and are facing surgery, treatment and recovery. Mommy said they are both really strong women so they will conquer all that is thrown at them. And Grandma Burke is watching over and sending her survivor strength their way!
Today daddy dressed me up in this black and gold outfit and put this gold towel over my car seat for everyone to see. And both mommy & daddy were very loud and excited this afternoon. I was watching tv and just keep seeing people running after some ball. They keep saying "Gooooo Steelers!!"
Today was a sad day b/c my mommy went back to her job & isn't spending the days with me anymore. She was sad but I told her not to worry b/c I'd be ok. I did get to spend the day with Aunt Molly and cousin Kyle and they are lots of fun! Then next week I get to go to Aunt Bridget's house too! The other 3 days I'll go to Mt. Nazareth with Ms. G, Ms. Mickey & the other kids. I'll be a busy little girl from now on!
My first Christmas!! Last night we went to Grandman Butera's house and I got all kinds of neat presents like ornaments and a Steeler's cheerleading outfit! I was pretty cranky but then I slept all through mass.
On Christmas mommy & daddy opened presents while I watched. I got a neat baby Einsten block that plays music - I smile when I hear it! Then we went to Aunt Kelly & Uncle Joes and boy was it crazy! All my cousins had their gifts and toys and I was tired. I slept alot!
The next day Grammy, Pap Pap, Aunt Ashley and Charlie came over and brought these big toys for me! Mommy and Daddy said they need a new house to put everything in!
Then the next day (boy Christmas is a long time!), I went to Great Grandma Duffy's house for a spaghetti dinner (I just had milk!). Everyone held me & I fell asleep on Great Grandma. It was nice to meet all my great aunts & uncles and cousins!!
Today I had my two month appointment to get my first shots! I weighed 9 lbs 8 ounces (which is what my cousin Joe weighed when he was born!). The dr said that is still ok but mommy is still worried! Ouch did those shots hurt! I cried alot (kind of like the time mommy dropped the video tape on my nose!).
This weekend I went to Michigan to visit my great aunts and uncles and cousins. I was pretty cranky the whole time but that's because I didn't sleep very well. I met another girl named Caileigh (except she spells it Kaeli), she was born in June and we got our picture taken together! She was much happier than I was!!
Today is my baptism! Father Joe who married my mom & dad baptized me at St. Sebastian and all my relatives and friends came. Too bad I cried & cried! I did have a nice long white gown on though, and special booties from Croatia. I did like when Fr. Joe poured the water on my head!
Today is my daddy's 30th birthday! I got him new golf clubs so he can try to beat my mommy! Mommy and Daddy went out to dinner without me for the first time (boohoo!) and Auntie Lynne came and babysat. I was so good I slept the whole time!
Tonight mommy & daddy went to the place that they met - the Harp & Fiddle to celebrate daddy's 30th birthday. I went to Aunt Bridget and Uncle Matt's house so they could watch me & I slept the whole time - from 6 pm to 10:30 p.m. Mommy was really worried and was going to wake me up but she didn't so I kept sleeping until 3 am! Boy was I hungry when I woke up!!
Mommy & I went to church today b/c its our feast day - the feast of St. Cecelia! Its also the feast day of my grandma Burke who mommy says was a great mom to her and my aunts! Fr. Joe had the mass & his voice is so soothing I slept right through it!