My mother came to visit while my husband was out of town which always means trouble> ha. It’s always a good thing for me, but dangerous for my husband because it means shopping & craft-time.
I’m shamelessly put on blast for putting Hattie in giant bows. My husband laughs about it while griping, so I haven’t stopped. Tee hee. They’re just so girly and adorable!!
So while my mom was in town, we hopped over to the craft store to make Hattie some more bows to match some new clothes that she bought. That’s only the appropriate thing to do after all.
Here’s how THAT went…
The only responses I got were
“go home, you’re drunk”
“my poor baby”
etc… ha ha.
Poor little girl has FOUR (yes, 4..omg) teeth coming in right now; all on top, all side by side, all together..at the same time. Poor Hattie is in so much discomfort as you can possibly imagine. Even with gum massages, baby orajel, homeopathic teething tablets, and ibuprofen to keep her fever down, she struggles with getting comfortable & relaxed enough to sleep.
Though it can get hard for me, I have to remember how miserable she is, so I pull myself together and stay up as late as I need to help her get cozy and fall asleep.
Thanks to my mom’s brilliance, she showed me how to such up some water in her pacifier & freeze it. Hattie totally loved sucking on the frozen pacifier. It helped numb the pain a little bit I think.
It was pretty funny the first time, because I didn’t notice that she had placed the pacifier in the ice tray. I went to get myself a cold drink & out pops a binky into my glass. Ha ha. It was the funniest thing.
Back to the mountains we went; but this time we left the trailer at home and stayed in grandpa’s cabin. It was so lovely; located right on the lake! Hattie was fascinated with the lake, the sand, and the boat!!
It was so precious to see Hattie in this setting with her Grandpa Allen. Though him & dad were busy fishing most of the time, I was able to get this candid and it’s so precious…
The first thing we did was put the boat on the water. Hattie sat on my lap & watched as the water splashed onto the boat. After playing in the sun & snacking on some shortbread cookies (thank you Grandma Yvette), she was rocked to sleep by the slow water-rocking.
Back on shore, dad caught lots of fish & we were all very excited to see how Hattie would react. She did so good. I figured that, once it started wiggling, she would kind of freak out, but she wanted to hold the fish, hug the fish, put the fish in her mouth, and pat its face. Ha ha. She’s definitely her dad’s daughter 🙂
Gosh, seriously…what a totally busy month it has been for Month 10!! Not only has she had multiple growth spurts (it’s like a whole new baby when I go get her in the mornings sometimes), new teeth, firsts in the mountains, and now WALKING!!
She’s taken a step or two before just followed by an immediate collapse, but mainly holds herself up on furniture to move around.
Well, we were over at our neighbor’s house for dinner one night. She was incredibly fussy & did NOT want to eat dinner. All she wanted to do was sit on the floor and play with toys. Well, in an honest effort to be a better parent than letting my kid do whatever they want by throwing a fit, I held out until we were done with dinner and then let her down on the floor while we cleared the table. Withing moments of setting her down, she stood up & started making steps. My husband just starts shouting “Cami watch; she’s walking. Look at her; she’s walking!!”
This is just a screenshot from the video that was taken (still so sad that I cannot upload video on this blog, but it’s on social media). She took several steps and then fall on her bum & then take several steps. She didn’t even want to crawl. It’s as if, in just one instance, she decided she wanted to walk & was determined to master it in one evening. TOTALLY INCREDIBLE!!!
Since that night, she’s been a bumbling baby drunk & running into every corner, sharp object, hard floors, doors, and people. Ha ha. It’s only bound to happen that she’s going to be bumped & bruised at this stage, but my nerves cannot handle any more right now…about to wrap her in bubble wrap; I swear!!