Monday, August 21, 2006

Bye-Bye's and Poo-Poo's

Madam N now knows how to wave bye bye. Finally, she really picked up on the concept this past weekend and will wave her right hand left to right when we say bye bye (most of the time). Her wave is very floppy looking and exagerated. But this is how I made my waves - so she could easily distinguish this movement and figure out how to mimick it (as oppossed to opening and closing my hand which I figured would be too hard for her to immitate.)

Its so cute. It is another set of words I know she understands for sure and its very exciting to see her "communicate" in what is considered one of the first baby sign language signs. I can see why parents teach this now; it is a faster way for babies to communicate vs. talking which is still far away. But still, I don't know/think we will jump the baby sign language bandwagon. I still think it may just delay talking since babies may get too comfortable with this form of communication and not feel the need to learn how to speak properly.

She has also been a bad baby and still poopin every now and then in her bath tub. Yes! It is gross! I have to rush her out because she starts playing/splashing with it, then wash everything in the tub with hot water. More work for me. I think she gets too relaxed in there. It has happened like 5 times now! How do I stop it? I havent even seen any other mommy's talk about this on any sites. I'll have to keep searching.

She takes off her diaper too if I let her so I have to keep undies and bloomers on her at all times. No poo so far when she rips her diaper off, so far...thank God!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Diaper Cake

My latest baby craft is a diaper cake. I came across these on the web and also saw it not too long ago on Sex and the City (my sis Loves that show!). I figured it couldnt be too hard to make and looked up instructions. It was very easy and made my diaper gift look better. Just added a few baby items and tada! These have been around since 2003 I think but weird enough I hadnt seen them before I had my baby and neither had the baby shower guests at the latest baby shower I attended. I'm sure I started a trend there but its on record that I was the first to make them amongst that group! :) Next time I'll try the harder unrolled style.

Here are pics and the instructions I found.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Well I've been away from this blog for a few weeks. Grandpa was in town at first, then Dad was off on vacation for a while so I've been focused on other things.

But its time to post updates on my princess...

She can bite now! On July 27th, Madam N's two bottom teeth cut through :) Only one week earlier, when her grandfather was here, did we notice that part of her gums was whitish (kind of like when your tongue turns white when eating too much salt) and in the middle was what looked like two little hallow/see through dots that got bigger and bigger.

As of yesterday, you can really see her teeth now, although still growing. We are so proud of her. She wasnt fussy or ran any fevers and so really gave us no alerts at all.

Solos - Last week, she started letting go for just a few seconds. Like she has gained the confidence to crawl up to something, stand up and then let go. Then BUMP she falls on her butt or grabs on again quickly. She is still very very wobbly and no free walking anywhere near yet, but shes getting there.

Kiss, "Muaaaaah" - I started teaching her last night to kiss. I would say kiss, then kiss her and exagerate my "muah's". After a few minutes I'd ask her to kiss me and she would lean over and open her mouth against my cheek. That was so nice! No noise or smack comes out of her yet, but i think she has the concept of kissing her mommy and daddy.

Clapping - As far as her clapping goes, this is the one thing I REALLY know she understands, the word I mean. If I say bravo, 80% of the time she knows to clap now. As soon as she see's her baby videos put on, or heck us starting up the dvd player, she gets soooo excited and claps. She claps all the time now!

Well that is just a quick update on some achievments. I really must write more often. Blessings :)