Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

8 months old

photo by Proud Daddy Magic

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas from Juniper JOY!

Juniper was a super star tonight at the mall. She waited in line with me for over an hour and then smiled on cue when it was her turn to have her picture taken with Santa Claus. When we got home and I got her ready for bed (way past her usual bedtime), I noticed a third tooth poking through her gums. It is on the bottom, next to the other two. I'm surprised because I heard that the top front teeth would be the next to come in. She's doing her own unique thing already, even with her teething style. I am glad to see this tooth because I feel that her cranky night time behavior is validated and explained now. I have been taking good care of her and soothing her like a good mommy when she's been waking up at night for the past week. I hope she feels better soon and that she really does have a merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

First big girl bath

Juniper graduated from bathing in a little plastic baby tub, and now she takes a bath in the big tub! She loves to splash her hands in the water. Well, when she gets excited or happy these days, she flaps her arms up and down, and the water made her excited and so there was a lot of splashing going on. It was fun!

Friday, December 12, 2008

still young enough to nap on my shoulder

We checked her weight last week and she was 17 lbs, 10 oz. She's 7 1/2 months old. She's a joy! So interactive and fun. Bob, Aunt Squishy and I have been a great team in taking care of her. About a month ago or so, Bob and Squishy told me they heard her say "mama", and I heard her babbling "ma ma ma ma ma". Well, this week her babbles have included "da da da da da..." and Bob is thrilled. She's growing and starting to seem like a little person.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008


On Sunday I went in to work for a few hours at my new job, and when I got home Bob had bought and set up this little Christmas tree. I love it!

Friday, December 5, 2008

First time on Santa's lap

Bob, Juniper and I went to the staff holiday party at the health care center (my new job). Santa was there! Juniper seemed to think he was pretty cool. I hope to get a copy of one of the pictures that the photographer there took, where Bob and I were getting her attention and making her smile at his camera. Until then, enjoy this photo I took when she first sat on his lap.

pre-crawling moves

She was sitting up and started rocking back and forth until she fell forward on her arms. I can see her paving the way towards crawling... (slow down, Juni! We still need to baby-proof the apartment).