Monday, January 26, 2009

Reese Pot Pie

For some reason, Reese pot pie is one of Reese's nicknames. Kind of funny. But I thought it was a fitting title for this post because I have all sorts of pictures of Reese that aren't really from a certain occasion, just here and there I've been taking a lot of pictures and I'm going to post lots of them all at once, just a warning that this will be really long. (I have a camera again, thank goodness, but I get a little carried away sometimes)

We had Reese's 9 month Dr. appointment a week ago (even though she's almost 10 months, I got behind in our appointments by forgetting one once) and she weighs 20 lbs 7 oz! Big girl! Her weight is in the 70%, she was 29 inches long (85%) and her head was in the 90%! So I guess she is tall and has a big head! I've never really thought of her as having a big head before (minus those cheeks) but I guess I was wrong. She sleeps at least 12 hours these days, sometimes more, which is great. She takes two naps, sometimes three if her afternoon nap wasn't long enough and she can't make it until bed time.

Here is what Reese has been up to in the last month. Her mode of transportation is rolling. (Still no crawling. I know when she does and I'm chasing her around all day I'll be thankful that she waited so long, but for now it seems like all the other babies her age are already crawling and almost walking!) She's gotten really good at rolling around everywhere and getting where she wants to go. She rolls to drawers and gets into them occasionally. She loved to roll under the Christmas tree and play (I moved the bulbs at the bottom that she could reach). She likes to roll under my console table in the living room.

Posing in her cowgirl shirt. Had to post this for Kellie!

She loves to empty things -drawers, baskets, her diaper bag. I admit I let her empty the DVD drawer just to keep her entertained!
She now has her own toy basket in the living room that she can empty. She gets a little ponytail in her hair now!
She likes to stand up in her crib or on the couch, but she doesn't pull herself up yet, we stand her up.
She likes to stand with her back to the couch too.
She loves to eat basically anything we give her. Mostly she eats the normal things -baby food, rice cereal and oatmeal. She loves Cheerios, Kix, graham crackers, and bananas. Sometimes she eats bread or toast too. Barrett tries to sneak in some ice cream, whip cream, chocolate, or things of that sort occasionally, which I don't appreciate, but he still does it. I've been trying to get her to drink out of a sippy cup, but she doesn't like it. I don't know what I'm going to do about that. Yeah I usually put a bib on.
Check out those teeth! She has two teeth on the bottom.
For a couple months now she has been doing this thing where she tilts her head back, smiles really big and squints her eyes. I think she knows it's funny and does it to show off. I love her regular smiles too, and her cute laugh.

Love those pretty blue eyes.

She jabbers constantly, mostly says dadadada, but all sorts of other made up words too. She waves, sometimes on command. She points at things a lot. She'll dance when she hears music -she bobs her head to the side and twists back and forth and puts her arms up. For some reason she likes when we sing her that Beyonce song that says "if you like it then you should've put a ring on it" For what reason we started singing her that dumb song, I don't know, but she likes dancing to it. She hates her hands being touched, always has. She will grab onto my hand when I'm feeding her, but it has to be her choice. She loves books and gets all excited and starts to breathe faster when we read to her. She likes to play peek a boo. When I tell her to give me kisses she will lean her face into mine and just breathe on me, it's so cute. (I could go on, but this is already really long, sorry, probably boring for everone else!) I just love that little girl! What a joy she has been in our lives, I feel so blessed to be her mom.


Boualay said...


Okay, I thoroughly enjoyed looking at Reese's pictures and reading about her progress. I can't believe she sleeps for 12 hrs. and takes 3 naps! You guys are spoiled :) Yeah, I remember those days when my first two would tip over a basket full of toys or get the cds or books off the shelf. Fun times. Now my two youngest ones bites or jumps on them. Ah, a different generation. Anyway, enjoy her while she's still cute and cuddly b/c they grow up REAL fast.

Andrea Barney said...

She is beautiful. Its fun to see pictures and you can see her little personality.

Brett, Debbie and Taylor said...

Reese is so cute!! I cant believe how many cute pictures you get of her. Taylor wont smile much any more for a camera. You guys are great friends thanks for that.