Hello blog friends! I've been a very horrible blogger as of late, as I'm just allowing life to get the better of me. Plus, it doesn't help that our computer was non-functional for over a week and that we lost EVERYTHING on our C drive in the process...awesome ::eye roll::. Thank God for the blog, as it eased my mind about possibly losing all our photos (we didn't...thank the lord). Reason #1 why I blog...posterity!
Big B news...
she went from her tummy to sitting and she's scooting backwards at a very rapid pace. Now we just have to work on forward motion. Another big B development is stomach sleeping. A few nights ago we had a horrible time getting her down. I said, in a last ditch effort "just put her on her tummy, babe". Lo and behold...she gave up her shrill screaming and konked out. There wasn't even a wake-up for binky reinsertion (which there normally is 1-3 times per night on average). The other big milestone for B is her first sign. The last couple of weeks she's been doing the sign for milk pretty consistently. I'm hoping "more", "please", "water" and "eat" will be next. Then we'll work on "change" and "bath".
Anyway...I haven't done a favorite things edition for a while...and since our needs have changed drastically from the newborn stage, I figured it might be helpful to share what has worked for us. I have also include a few favorite things for the 4-5 preK'er. Here goes:
9-12 MONTHS FAVS:
Nuby sippy cups
A formula holder for snacks (I prefer munchkin brand)
Tiny Love Super Playmat
Vtech baby laptop - in pink
Endless hours of fun with many settings. B loves to open and close it over and over.
Vita Baby first feeding bowls
A car DVD player!!!
We came across this amazing invention accidentally. We bought a Pilot when T was 6 months old and it had a built-in DVD player in back. It has been a savior ever since. I actually refused to make a deal with my most current car, a CRV (we like our Hondas), unless they could somehow put in a DVD player. Not only is it great with long car trips, but it's amazing for cranky toddlers/preschoolers when I'm home in the summer and fun for me when I'm not driving. We also have 2 sets of cordless headphones in each car so we are spared from the millionth time T wants to watch Bolt!
Evenflo Big Kid Booster
A great way to keep your active preschooler in check in the doctors office, at dinner, in the car, etc. Plus, most of the games are learning games. In addition, leapster has come out with their own "pad" (touchscreen) that also plays the explorer games. Loving it!