Friday, September 2, 2011
Sooo, I went for it... Although we had just moved and were in new place (my parents house) I decided to take the plunge and make the bottles DISAPPEAR. It was the best decision I have EVER made. We decided that Andie's first birthday would be the last time she would see a bottle. I'm not over exaggerating when I say she has slept through the night every night since. When I say through the night I mean 10-13 hours straight. This is also sleeping in a new place and in a pack-n-play instead of her usual crib. I'm so proud of her, and am so thrilled I have gotten 3 weeks worth of GREAT sleep!
In other news, Andie is really coming out of her shell. She is by far the HARDEST person to make smile. I stand there, make faces, shimmy, ANYTHING to try and get her to smile and she won't. She just looks at you like and total idiot. BUT, the past few weeks she has really started to liven up! Not, only that but she is getting a lot more verbal too. These are a list of her favorite words to say (mind you they are not on command always, but if you say them she will usually repeat them in a sweet little whisper.)
Pop (Grandpa Marshall)
PAPA (Grandpa Zwahlen)
mama (Grandma Zwahlen)
And she can pick her nose when I ask her where her nose is. It is so amazing how dramatic the changes are week to week. This is such a fun time!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Pop and Andie saying she's "1"!
Andie, Brady and I
Andie loves her Great Grandma and Grandpa
Thank you Anutie Heather for the BEST baby pool ever!!
Andie LOVES the pool so much. I think we may have an olympian on our hands!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
While we were in Hermosa Beach Andie chased after Landon ALL day long, and I think she realized that the chasing would be much more efficient and less painful if she did it on her feet as opposed to on her butt/leg/knee. We returned home and the next day she TOOK OFF! And I mean took off. She has not looked back since. I have only seen hints of the "pirate crawl" maybe once a day, but other than that she is on her feet 24/7. Here is a little of the action....
When we originally decided to move we were all going to pack Brady's car and drive Brady, Andie and I. I was not super thrilled to have Andie in the car for a grueling 12 hour (that would quickly turn into 15+ hours) drive. UGH. Little did we know Grandma Marshall "Lolli" was going to be flying to Utah the day before we had planned to leave to catch Jennie's Blue/White soccer game. Soooooo, we begged her to fly home with Andie (thank heaven's she still flies free!) Of course Lolli was SUCH a good sport about it and didn't even bat an eye. We all know how stressful it is to fly with a baby ALONE! We are so grateful for her, because Brady and I made it to CA in under 11 hours and enjoyed every second of peace and quiet. Thank you Lolli!!