Sunday, September 27, 2009

DADA!!!

Just so it is known...Carlyn did say Mama first...but only one time. Now, she won't stop saying Dada...everything is Dada!

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

6 Month Pictures




For Carlyn's 6 month pictures...I made her a tutu! It turned out so cute, and was super easy to make! Here they are...I may be biased...but isn't she the cutest little girl you've EVER seen??

My beautiful little girl!
Thanks for the cute dress Jessica!
AAHHHH!!!! She's actually just talking in this picture...she just yells when she talks! They said she was the most vocal child in there...but in a good way! She just wants to be heard!

This is one of my favorites!
Okay mom...I'm done posing!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Trying Real Food

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She has done really well with most solid foods...she loves carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans, and ANY fruit! Let's just say the second day of squash didn't go as well as the first!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Half a Year Old

So, technically, Carlyn is 6 and a half months old. It's been a while since I've updated about her, so there is a lot of words and pictures. From the time Carlyn was 6 weeks old, she's been sleeping through the night...until she was 4 and a half months old...after we got back from California. Then, she started waking up once a night...every night. That turned into twice a night. To top it off, Carlyn has never napped well, and we've tried it all. When letting her "cry it out" she would SCREAM until we picked her up, then would fall asleep in our arms in 5 minutes. The second we lay her back down...she is wide awake! So, I knew at night she wouldn't cry herself back to sleep. She gets overworked, and can't calm herself down. So, we would pick her up and rock her back to sleep. AAAAHHHHH!!! I was so frustrated. She wasn't waking up to eat...she just didn't know how to put herself back to sleep. At her 6 month appointment, the doctor said she had a "persistent" personality - aka -she's STUBBORN! This is why the "cry it out" method doesn't work with her. Good to know! She started napping better during the day in the last couple of weeks. Most times, she will go down for anywhere from 45 min to an hour and a half. YEAH!!! We are very excited about this. One night...I was soo tired, and let her cry for twenty minutes in the middle of the night. She never screamed, just whined...and what do you know??? She fell back asleep! So, now she is sleeping through the night again. She does wake up every once in a while, but puts herself back to sleep within twenty minutes!
Other than sleeping, Carlyn is doing great! She rolls from her tummy to her back, which makes tummy time hard! She can roll the other way too...she just doesn't want to...again, it's that stubborn thing! She started sitting up by herself when she was four and a half months old...and LOVES it! She wants to sit all the time now...that is when she's not standing (with help of course!). We are currently working on crawling!
Carlyn is teething, and has been for about 6 weeks. It's awful! She drools more than Rosco, chews on EVERYTHING, and rubs her gums with her tongue...but so far...nothing! We are still waiting! I can't wait for her to get a tooth, so she stops hurting so much, but at the same time, it makes me a little sad...it's going by so fast. I can't believe she's already half a year old! It's just crazy!
She laughs ALL the time, especially at mommy and daddy...which we LOVE! It's one of the best sounds in the whole world! She is discovering something new every day, and we are having so much fun with her! I can't wait to see what she will do next.