(this is SO late, yet i had to do it now before i totally forgot...only 2 weeks behind-oops!)
this month has been an exciting one at our house...we decorated pumpkins, we took you to your very first pumpkin patch, and you went trick-or-treating on halloween to rack up on some candy for mommy and daddy-what a fun time celebrating your first halloween, one of our favorite holidays!
fall has been a lot of fun for us, being able to take you to the park to go swing on warm afternoons, carting you around to festivals and such, and just basking in this wonderful time of year.
on to the specifics...
a growing girl. it was a rough few weeks around these parts as you were one sick puppy. first, it started with a fever and you were fussy, then it turned into a full blown ear infection, with all sorts of coughing and congestion. we had a total of five trips to the doctor, finally got some meds, and then discovered you have an allergy to ammoxicillin, just like me. we were lucky to get you weighed though, and you are a whopping 18 pounds, 7 ounces...my arms agree! you're in size 3 diapers now and are still sporting the 6-9/12 month attire. you are starting to look like a little girl instead of a baby and it makes momma sad to see you changing so quickly. your hair is really starting to grow and it's coming in a lot blonder than i imagined since you had such dark hair when you were born. mommy puts a bow in your hair ANY time we leave the house and you love all the attention you get little one...wonder where you get that from? your two top teeth have arrived, so now we're up to a total of four teeth-mighty impressive my darling.
sleep and everything in between. we have been going through a rough patch in the sleep department these days. you wake up almost everynight between 2-4AM and we have to feed you to get you back down again...luckily, daddy and i rotate nights so it's not too bad. i'm hoping we pass through this "phase" soon enough-i miss those restlful nights my dear! we have done some research and asked your doctor, and it seems as though you're having a bit of separation anxiety (poor little thing). you are still napping 2 times a day, though i HAVE to get you napping in your crib soon...you're getting so big and barely fit in your swing, though that is your favorite place to take a little siesta.
milestones/big days. this has been a HUGE month in your life caroline. you said your first word on halloween ("mama" which practically made my year), and decided you'd like to start pulling up on anything (which means steps are in our near future and scares the bejeezus out of me). you love to crawl and i cannot keep you in one place for long-you're curious, inquisitive, and love to be in the know. you have one FEISTY personality, that's for certain. you like things done your way and you have no tolerance..it's immediate meltdown if you don't get what you want.
mommy and daddy love you tuttie! thanks for making each and every single day too much fun!
important dates/things to remember.
first family fall fest: october 27, 2012
first word "mama": october 31, 2012
first time to pull up/stand: november 2, 2012
first cold: november 8, 2012