Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Scrambled Mess

I scrambled an egg yolk for Arden this morning... and let her feed herself...
I think she liked it...
but I didn't enjoy the mess it left! I had to take her straight from the high chair to the bathtub! I'm glad she likes feeding herself--but I better get used to cleaning up BIG messes!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

10 Months Already?

As usual, I can't believe Arden is another month older! In just two short months, she will be ONE YEAR OLD! Enough about that though--I don't need to start crying just yet :)

Arden has changed so much over the last couple of months. She is crawling all over the place, pulling up and walking along the furniture, babbling non-stop, and just having tons of fun! She can stand unassisted for a few seconds, but once she realizes no one is holding her, she panics! I have a feeling she will be walking soon, because she LOVES to walk when she has help. One of Arden's favorite things to do is to put EVERYTHING in her mouth! I know this is a phase all babies/children go through, but I'm praying she gets over this quickly! She puts everything in her mouth--fuzz from our wool rugs, pieces of paper, crumbs, and even bugs! I pulled a dead caterpillar out of her mouth the other day---YUMMY! She definitely keeps me on my toes and I know this will only continue over the next several months.

She didn't have a 10 month appointment, and I forgot to post her 9 month stats so here you go: She weighs 20 pounds (she went to the dr. for an ear infection this past week and her weight hasn't changed) and is 28.5 inches tall--both are in the 75th percentile. She didn't have to get any shots (YAY!) but she did have to have routine bloodwork done which may have been worse than the shots! The bloodwork showed she is slightly anemic, so we are starting her on an iron supplement to try and get this back to normal. It's nothing to worry about, but we do hope this isn't something that she has to deal with forever.

Over the past month, we have spent a lot of time with April, Silas, and my parents. Arden and Silas have SO MUCH FUN together, and I think she really misses him when he isn't around. She really enjoys playing with children of any age, so I guess this is good news for us when we decide to have another baby. (NO, this is not a hint that another baby is coming soon!)