Monday, August 16, 2010

Lizzy Snippets

-The other night, Lizzy was eyeballing Jaxon, who was asleep in his swing. She started to crawl over to him, and I calmly but firmly said, "No Lizzy." Much to my surprise, she stopped mid-cry, sat up, looked at me, and cried. A few minutes later (I think she thought that I wasn't looking), she made a break for Jaxon again. We repeated the process with a firm "No," and again, she stopped, sat up, looked right at me, and cried. Seemingly overnight, Lizzy understands what the word 'no' means. I was amazed.

-Also, I was surprised yesterday when Kaitlin's aunt told me, "Oh...she has some top teeth that just broke through." Sure enough, her top two eye teeth have just broken through the skin. I guess baby girl has also observed the vampire craze lately and wanted to join in the fun! Her teeth are much higher up than I expected though...not right down on her gum line, but actually a bit higher up. I'm not sure if that's normal or not, but I guess we'll see.

-Also, even though I know I'm technically not supposed to be swaddling anymore, doing so has made the difference between not napping ever, and 2-3 hour naps. This is one of those situations where mommy intuition overrules traditional parenting advice is my book.

-In the past few days, Lizzy has gotten really vocal. She says "Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba", but uses inflection in her voice like no other. Sometimes I think she's mimicking what I've said. It is too cute.

-Lately, Lizzy loves to stick her fingers in my mouth, especially if she is tired. The inside of my lip is totally torn up right now from her scratching it--I need to find a way to break this habit!


  1. My daughter is almost 7 months and we still swaddle too. She sleeps so much better with it. And to be honest I'm scared to get rid of it because I have no idea how to do it. We kept waiting for her to 'tell' us she didn't want to be swaddled but it never came.

  2. The top teeth always look bizarre coming in. Like you said, they break above the gum line, but once they're grown in they're fine.

  3. cute! i love baby "ponytails" sticking up on their heads! :)

  4. Brayden's bottom teeth looked weird at first, so don't be too worried! :) And yes, the no thing overnight, totally blew me away.

  5. Swaddle away! Girl, you need those naps!


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