Sunday, June 21, 2009

Brennan update

I'm not sure where the time has gone but I can't believe it's almost been a month since I last posted. I hope I can remember everything Brennan has done, said, accomplished etc. She now has 4 teeth; 3 on the bottom and one on the top. The teething process is not being kind to her, she seems to be in pain a lot. I just don't remember Ethan having this hard of a time. I feel for her and I try to do what I can to make her comfortable. My friend, Michelle, gave us some Hyland's Teething Tablets and they seem to work pretty well. I have also given her ibuprofen a couple of nights so she could sleep. She doesn't like for you to look in her mouth so I really haven't been able to get pictures of the teeth but when I get her to smile really big you can see a few of them.

Last weekend the kids & I went to TN to visit my parents. It was my first trip alone with two kids and it went unbelievably well! They both were great on the way up, we only stopped once! When we got there we were greeted by my dad's dog, Dusty. Brennan has never seen him (actually she hasn't seen too many dogs) and she was so excited when I got her out of the car. I leaned down so she could get a better look and Dusty licked her hand. She squealed and started laughing. All weekend she would get excited to see him. One day we were outside and she was in the baby pool. Dusty came around and laid down near the pool, Brennan leaned over and held her hand out to touch him but she wasn't close enough. I thought it was so cute so I got up to take a picture and this is the shot:

I felt bad about that so I made it up to her.

On Friday (June 12th) she said her 2nd word and it wasn't Dada. It was Papa, my dad was really excited but he also felt bad that she had not said Dada yet. So for the rest of the weekend he tried to teach her to say Dada but she still won't say it. It really is cute whenever she says Papa because she always whispers it. I also think she is trying to say bye-bye although Ethan thinks she is saying bubba.

She's crawling so much better now and is getting into everything, I can barely keep up with her! Then on Saturday (June 13th) she pulled up for the first time all by herself. She loved pulling up on my parents coffee table and getting into their magazines, remotes and anything else she could find. Once we got home she pulled up on the fireplace and then figured out that she could climb up on it too. One day she climbed up and then fell off backwards. She hit the back of her head and cried for a few minutes then the moment she got down she was climbing back on it. So I went and got the big gate out to keep her away from it for a while.

Yesterday we went to my grandparents house and as soon as Brennan was down she started exploring. They have an entertainment center and Brennan immediately crawled over to it. I had to move some things from the bottom shelf and then she got in and sat down. I remembered that in September 2005 Ethan climbed into the same shelf. Here's one of Ethan & one of Brennan.

Here are a couple more pictures we took today.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Cute comparison pix of E & B in the entertainment center! :)

Kaylee says "PawPaw" (pa-pa) - she also whispers it!