Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Super Sweetie

I haven't done a baby post in awhile even though I spend each and every day loving up on this baby. There is nothing I love better than to hold her, squeeze her, make her laugh, and watch her do new things.

She's 10 months old and has been walking for about two weeks now. It started off as just a step or two, but now she's pretty good at it! I think it is so adorable the way she lurches forward and back trying to keep her balance. She knows she's doing something really good too because she'll stop and look at me and smile her big baby smile and clap her hands. I'm glad she's good at cheering for herself.

I'm so lucky to have such a sweetie.

I love the big smile she gets on her face when I pick her up out of her bed after a nap. See that smile in the picture? That's how she looks at me every time I go get her. I love the way she wiggles her bootie like a puppy and buries her face in her blankets when getting comfortable to go to sleep. I love when I try to change her diaper and she gets both legs going in big circles like the tap move "wings! wings! wings!" She's full of talking and sounds from "ma ma ma ma" and "da da da" to growls, sputters, raspberries, and tongue spits.

She can crawl up and down the stairs no problem. I don't even have to watch her or worry about her. Lately she loves to be pushed in the toy car or push Adam's Lightning McQueen toy.

She also loves to play in the toy house in the front yard. She opens and closes the little front door and makes herself right at home.

She can eat almost anything, and I'm much more adventurous with her diet than I was with Frannie especially. I loosened up with Adam I guess, and now I don't worry so much. She eats Joes O's, oat bran, oatmeal, cheese, pretzels, eggs, yogurt, applesauce, regular apples, she will murder a banana if I let her, she'll murder a strawberry too and that really does look like a crime scene when she's done. She still nurses several times a day. Just last week I night-weaned her and I'm finally sleeping through the night.

I've given her several nicknames, like Netter Sweater, Nettie Spaghetti, Natalie Spagatalie, Netta, and Susie. WHAT?? SUSIE? Yes. Susie. I don't really know why. Maybe because it is sort of a combo between Sweetie and Cutie. But one day I started calling her Susie. And then I said it again and again. And now I say it all the time. I say her real name too all of the time. And her middle name too. And sometimes it's Susie Natalie. Or Susie Meadow. Or Susie Natalie Meadow. It's lots of things. I guess I just have lots of little special names for my baby sweetie.


Trisha said...

I hope you write a blog about night weaning. I need to know how you did it! I'm literally Landon's pacifier all night long...

Natalie is so cute!!

The Staker Family said...

She is so adorable, and you are such a good mommy! I can hear how much you adore her. I always have silly nicknames that don't make any sense, I should have written them all down, because they seem to come and go and then I forget about them. None of my kids have walked before 13 months, so go Natalie!!!

Iris said...

I am curious about the night-weaning :)

Iris said...

Awwww she is a lucky baby to have her mommy love her so much! She is overflowing with love from you <3

fuentes said...

She is a doll. And yes please write about the night weaning, that is the only time Keelin still nurses and I really have no idea how to break her of it without flat out refusing and letting her throw fits for a week.

Therese said...

Love this eye candy post! She is so adorable! I can see how you would want to eat her up every day! :D