Updates on Naomi
The headline is the most difficult thing it seems, with this posting and with Naomi. She is a walker now. She took her first steps about 6 weeks ago, and nearly 2 weeks ago she decided she really didn't need to crawl anymore. Maybe once in a while. She is the cutest thing walking around! Let's see, she also has a second tooth, came in the same day she decided she didn't need to crawl. It is moving up so fast it is nearly the same size as the first one that came in 2 months earlier! She is eating a lot more table food now, and cheese is definitely a favorite. She is still a big ... more
Naomi is walking now
How is it that time moves so quickly!? Well, 3 weeks have passed, and still no new teeth. But, she is moving around so much more. She is walking pretty well now. The most steps CJ and I have seen is about 13, but my mom said Naomi took 31 steps one evening. Her object: the dog. I just don't think Murrey will stay still long enough for her to take that many steps all at once. She has a new toy that I finally brought out. It has activity items and can lay flat on the floor, or it can be folded out so that she can stand up behind it and push it around. She is loving it! I will ha ... more
It's confirmed: Naomi's still growing!
We just arrived home from the doctor, where we enjoyed a well visit with NO shots! Naomi is doing great. She has slowed down just a little bit in height and weight, but still well above average in the 80-85% for both. She is 28 1/2 inches tall and 20lbs 10.5 oz. She still technically fits in the baby carrier!! Her head is getting bigger (from everyone telling her how cute and adorable she is) and closer to average, about 35-45%. We also now have a green light to really start on the table foods. I'm sure she will love it! Oh, and physical development-wise, she is 12-13 mont ... more
Naomi goes traveling
Well, we have had a busy 3 weeks, and I will try to sum things up without taking up your whole afternoon, but make sure to keep reading, because there is some exciting news at the bottom... Our friends Kayla, Ed and Maddie moved to Springfield, MO 3 weekends ago and since we have some other friends who live there and in the general area, we took the opportunity to help them move down there and do some visiting. It was a whirl-wind tour, but a great time. Naomi and I went down on Friday and visited with Amy, Alex and their 2 boys Spencer and Owen for the evening while CJ helped with t ... more
Naomi has another first.
An amazing thing happened last night, but I have to keep you in suspense for just a moment.... Naomi has gotten really good at squatting with her bottom off the ground in the last week to 10 days or so. Sometimes she even bounces like that. Well, last night she just stood on up from the squat!!! She wasn't touching anything as a help, but she did have a toy in hand. She did it about 7 times last night, and has been doing it all day today. She is amazing! She is also getting very good at crawling over things, and also likes to crawl into and out of her exersaucer (the underneat ... more
Naomi's first tooth
It is official, the first tooth has finally broken the surface of the gums! That deserves a late morning and a 2 hour nap (Naomi slept in until about 8:30 and is now taking what appears to be a 2 hour nap). It is the lower left one. I could feel the sharp little edges this morning when I checked. Wow!! more
Crawling and Climbing
Well, Naomi is an accomplished crawler now. She still puts that right leg forward most of the time. But, sometimes I try to hold onto her legs so she has to do a more traditional style. She is very good at climbing up things, and at getting herself down, and is doing a little bit of cruising on the furniture and moving from one piece to another, like the couch to the coffee table. She is carrying things sometimes, crawling and climbing. She is also starting to understand, "Naomi, No, Come away," but sometimes she just gets a big grin on her face and goes right back for whatever it was ... more
Naomi's first photo shoot.
Our little girl is now over 7 months old!!! Mary took her to JC Penny today for what should have been her 6 month photo shoot but we were a little late :) She did so wonderful and it was difficult of course to narrow down the choices of what pictures to keep but we did it! Type in Mary Reed for Customer Name and Check it out: https://www.smilesbywire.com/home.asp?AC=LTPP0088117487JCP more
She's moving on up in the world!
Naomi has gone from sedentary (ha, right) 6 month old, to a rocking 6 and a half month old, to being on the move. She started rocking on all fours less than 2 weeks ago. Then, she figured out how to sit herself up one day. Now, she is trying to crawl. It is really cute! She goes from a sitting position, down to three with her right leg sticking out. Then, she moves her arms, then the right leg forward, then pulls her left knee up under. Sometimes she gives up there, but if she has the right motivation, she will keep going. And, she is figuring out how to grab the furniture and try to ... more
Another doctor visit for Naomi
Naomi went to the Dr today for her 6 month check-up and shots. She is doing great! No issues from our end or that the Dr found. She is growing well: she is 27 5/8 inchs tall (97%) and 17 lbs 12 oz (85%). We thought that she had already grown out of her infant seat, but she has a few more inches to go. The doctor said she is developmentally about 9 months; amazing. And, the dr could see the first tooth under the surface, wow!! Now, we have to babyproof and lower the bed to keep our baby safe from herself and from her parents. In other things, Naomi went to her first pool the oth ... more