Thursday, July 10, 2014

8 months with Conley

-our girl has learned to climb
-she started standing up on her own without having to hold on to anything
-she is a little fish and loves being in the water
-she is still great at nursing
-when she gets really tired she'll climb up on me and push her forehead really hard into mine (I die laughing)
-she snorts a lot
-she is overly friendly and will go to anyone
-both her front bottom teeth just came in
-she now rides in her stroller like a big girl
-she is fascinated with eyelashes and will climb up on anyone and grab, pinch, and pull their eyelashes
-she is super active and busy
-she hates to be constrained whether in her car seat or anyone trying to hug or cuddle her
-she sleep in her own room in her big girl crib now
-she grunts/hums when she is concentrating on something
-she is obsessed with other kids and babies and grabs for them 
-highlights for this month include: she got to go on a couples trip with us and some of our best friends to Palm Springs, she got to celebrate my first mother's day with me, dad took her on her first giant slip n' slide, she went to the zoo for the first time

Conley's first river trip

This was a quick trip, but so needed. The whole family was together and it was so fun. The boat put Conley right to sleep (miracles) and she loved just being the center of attention. We sleep trained her and it was heaven being able to sleep 10+ hours uninterrupted. Good food, good company, and my baby in a bathing suit made it the perfect trip.

Conley's first Easter

Growing up my memories of Easter are comprised of outfits of pastel plaids, Grandma and Grandpa Conley's big backyard with epic Easter egg hunts, and sliding down the long grassy hills on cardboard boxes behind their yard. I hope my kids get to grow up experiencing just as wonderful things. Conley being our first baby and my parent's first grandchild panned out quite nicely for her. Talk about a spoiled girl. Two Easter baskets overflowing with toys of all kinds. This year we had all of the Conley side over for dinner, basketball, visiting, and a great Easter egg hunt on their fresh new grass. Conley isn't walking unassisted yet and hates grass so the egg hunt was uneventful for us, but I can't wait til next year and so many years to come when my kids and my siblings kids are running around searching for eggs on that lawn. I actually get emotional thinking about those potential memories we will build.

7 months with Conley

-she has really sweaty feet
-she is going through a phase where she has to be with me right when she wakes up in the morning or from a nap
-we started sleep training her at the river this month and by sleep training I just mean not nursing her in the middle of the night. she did great and only cried for a couple minutes the first night.
-she started full-on crawling, but that didn't last long because a day later she learned to pull herself up and walk along everything in sight
-she babbles/talks constantly
-she loves necklaces, purses, and shoes
-she can locate her binky anywhere and put it in her mouth
-she loves Jimmy Fallon and when I watch his show that is the only thing that can keep her still (it lasts for about 3 minutes tops)
-she still hates to nap
-she pants like a puppy and snorts when she gets excited
-major events for Conley this month include: going to the river house for her first time, seeing Uncle PJ open his mission call, visiting her Grandpa George in the hospital after his surgery, meeting her Aunt Liz for the first time, and going in the spa for the first time