Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Growing like a weed!

At the end of October, we took KEA to get her 6 month shots, flu shot, and check up (even though she was about 7 months). This time at the doctor, she weighed 16.9 lbs and is 26 3/4 inches long! I can't believe how big she is getting! We are glad to see that she is finally catching up with her peers and her weight is starting to taper off a little. However, she is not in the 90% anymore, but that's okay. She is finally wearing 6 months clothing and beginning to do lots of things. She is sitting up now, can say things like ma, da, ba, blah, and is trying hard to skip the step of crawling. If she is on her belly, she automatically goes in the downward dog position (feet and hands on floor-like a bridge). Dr. J (her pediatrician) says that she may not crawl because she can easily go from sitting to standing with little support, plus the fact that we have hardwood. She loves to bounce in the doorway jumper and use her walker. We'll see though, she constantly surprises us with what she can do. She is continuing to create puddles of drool, but still has NO teeth! We are beginning to think that she will need baby dentures! (Ha, ha).

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Our First Family Vacation

In early October, KEA took her first family vacation to the beach. She was GREAT! My parents were able to go and help too. Going to the beach was fun, but it is definitely different with a baby. Due to the tropical storms and such down in the gulf, the ocean was closed much of the time because of the strong rip currents. However, when it was open, the purple flags ere up because of the mass amount of jellyfish floating around. No big deal though, KEA wasn't crazy about the waves anyway, but she loves the pool! So, we spent time there most of our days in the sun and enjoyed shopping too.

The first day we arrived, we went to supper and walked around a bit, then decided that we couldn't wait to have her see the beach and feel the sand for the first time, so this was it. Can't you see the excitement in her eyes?

The day was so cold from the strong winds! But we didn't drive all the way to the beach to stay indoors! :)

KEA loves to be outside! She enjoyed sitting on the beach and watching all the people, seagulls, and waves. She even attempted to eat the sand, but we were glad that she didn't like the first bite. Yuck! :)

She was even more interested in the umbrella that my parents brought.

As you can see, her first time in the ocean water wasn't a success. Her daddy kept trying to stick her in it, but she wasn't going to have anything to do with it that first day and refused to put her feet down.

We do have a water baby-she takes after her mommy on that one!

She really wanted to swim like the big kids... :)

She also just loved laying out in the sun and entertaining anyone nearby.

G-da and KEA taking a stroll down the Pier.

One wonderful family trip down and we hope many more to go... :D