8 Months!

What an exciting past couple of weeks it has been!

Bailey is now crawling in both directions! While this milestone is certainly cause to celebrate, it has also presented us with some challenges. We can no longer put her down in the floor to play in one room and trust that she will remain there. Also, all of the many things around our house that she has been eyeing over the past several months have now become her "play things". Along with the crawling has come attempts to pull herself up on the coffee table, kitchen cabinets, sofa, and any other spot in the house that looks interesting. Needless to say we've had to do just a little bit of baby-proofing.

When she's not crawling, Bailey simply loves to cruise around the house in the walker that Maelen let her borrow! It really didn't take her long to get the hang of it. We now refer to her as "hell on wheels" as her new favorite thing to do is chase poor Sydney around the house. She, of course loves to do this... Sydney on the other hand is a little underwhelmed about the whole thing!

I guess this is where the whole parenting thing can get exciting!


Heading to Murfreesboro...

...for the next 3 1/2 days for the Habitat State Conference.

Boy am I going to miss her!

But then again... who wouldn't miss this sweet girl?!?

Please say a little prayer for Craig!


7 Months... Or So!

Okay... so I realize that this post is more than 2 weeks overdue, but we've been pretty darned busy lately! We've gone on 2 big trips (each a 10-12 hour car ride)... thankfully Bailey was terrific on them both!

Anyway, Bailey is now 7 1/2 months old! She's had another big month full of new things! She's started saying "bye-bye" and "Da Da"... Craig was quite pleased to say the least! She's now crawling... at least in reverse that is. The little monkey hasn't quite figured out how to go forward... it's so funny to watch! Bailey tries to go forward. Bless her heart she really does try... but she just never quite makes it. Another first is that she can now toddle around the house in the walker that Maelen so kindly let her borrow... however, 90% of the time she's going in reverse in the walker too. What a goober! Bailey now has 3 (and 1/4) teeth on the bottom... still none on the top. She's still a really good eater! She's started feeding herself some beginner finger foods. Sure half of them end up on the floor where Sydney is eagerly waiting, but her aim is gradually improving! We're still working on perfecting the sippy cup. Her schedule has changed a lot in the last month. She's now taking one less nap than she used to and spends a lot more time playing... sometimes she plays so hard that she completely wears herself out. Some of you know that once she started teething around 4 months she began having a lot of trouble sleeping through the night. Well, in the last week she's started sleeping the whole night through again! I can't tell you how happy this makes craig and I!!! Hopefully she won't change it up on us too soon.

Here are a few pictures from over the last few weeks... enjoy!
Her sassy pose!