Sweet Baby Berlyn

Sweet Baby Berlyn

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mama's Got a New Job!

Wow, I feel like I used to have so much time on my hands before I started my new position.  I had no idea what it was like to be TRULY busy all day long!  I LOVE my new job as an Administrative Assistant for a dental college, and look forward to making it my career! 

In baby news, Berlyn is enjoying all the new clothes her mama bought her.  She loves every single outfit!  Okaaaaay, so I probably get more enjoyment out of them than she does, but still... She peed through her onesie and pants at the mall the other day, I didn't have ANY back up clothes for her and Gap was having their 30% off everything sale.  You do the math :) 

I can't believe Christmas is coming up in just a little over a month!!!  B and I have been getting into the holiday spirit by listening to Christmas music and she really does like the music (even when I sing along with an exaggerated theatre-like voice).  I can't wait to really start shopping for her and all my other loved ones.  This Christmas is going to be so much fun!  And then a couple months after that, it'll be Berlyn's 1st birthday.  Oh my gosh, time is really flying by!

So what gifts does a 10 month old baby need?  Any toys or other recommendations you can offer this new mama?  So far I've gotten her two little things but, obviously, she will need a few more things :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Play Time!

Last night was a fun night that I got to spend with my little bunny.  She is the type of baby that always has to be moving, always has to be doing SOMETHING.  This means pulling herself up in her crib (while laughing hysterically), wiggling her way out of your arms becuase she wants to crawl, and jumping all over the place in her bouncer. 

Last night I thought it'd be fun to just pour her toys all over the floor in her room and let her crawl all over.  She got a kick out of it, especially when I put her inside her toy basket!  What she did NOT get a kick out of was me telling her "NO!" when she tried pulling the fan cord out of the outlet.

Here are some pictures from our play time last night :) You'll notice that in one of the pictures she is trying to grab something out of my mouth.  It's a plastic toy bee that she carries around in her mouth while she climbs, crawls, and reads but I guess she didn't like seeing me doing the same thing.  She cracks me up!

Monday, November 5, 2012

8 Month Chalkboard Pic

I am getting so bad at posting these on the 29th like I am supposed to!  It's just so hard without having someone's help... Berlyn does NOT like to sit still, so I have to have my husband watch her in case she falls while I snap the pic. 

Here are some outtakes from this month's pic...

I think it's official that she no longer likes smiling for these pictures... She just doesn't know how cool it's going to be for her to look back on when she's older :)

And... here is the finished product!  Again, with no smile...

I always have a little trouble coming up with what to write (and how to fit it in the little space).  I am thinking of turning a big picture frame we have into a jumbo chalkboard!  It would give me a lot more room to write, and we could display it in our house and write fun things on it throughout the year!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Berlynny Boo is 8 Months Old!

I meant to post this yesterday... OOPS!

This month FLEW by... I mean, like, super duper fast.  It is crazy how fast 8 months have gone by with my little bunny boo!  She is growing up so fast, right before my eyes.  Not only is her personality growing, but so is her size.  She outgrows her clothes so often that it requires me to shop for her all the time... bummer, huh?  I recently got a Gap card and I think it was a bad idea.  It does make me feel better, though, when half the stuff I buy is on sale (snagged a $50 coat for just about $15 after all the discounts!)  I can't wait to start dressing her up in snuggly little outfits! 

Tonight we are going to our church for Halloween festivities and I just can't wait to dress her up in her costume.  I tried it on her the other night and I just about died.  I decided to dress up with her as well.  My costume is more low key though - I'm wearing black leggings with a black and yellow striped skirt over them, a black shirt, and some boots.  I also made myself a black and yellow flower headband. 

So, to recap everything that has happened in the past month, she has started to talk a LOT, saying Mama, Dada, yaya, baba, along with making a scary growl voice.  She also has this hilarious laugh that starts the moment she wakes up and doesn't stop until she goes to bed.  It cracks us up... I think she does it just to see us laugh at her!  She is now eating pureed chicken and little tastes of almost everything we are eating.  She loves her bouncer, LOVES to crawl everywhere, and watches the Disney Channel all the time.  Her favorite shows are Chuggington and Blues Clues.  Her canine teeth are aaaaalmost poking through - any day now!  I can't believe she has 8, going on 10, teeth right now.  At least she is getting them all out of the way early!

We went to Disneyland on her 8 month birthday and she had SO much fun!  It was all decorated in the Halloween theme and the weather was perfect.  The park was only open from 9-6 but this ended up being perfect - she was pooped by 6:30.  I loved taking her on all the rides and watching her eyes light up while we watched the parade.  We sat in the front row on the curb and Princesses waved and blew kisses to Berlyn, it was the cutest thing.  I never knew the amount of joy my heart would fill with just by watching how happy my daughter was.  We went on Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, Dumbo, the carousel, and Jungle Cruise.  It's a Small World was closed for remodeling for Christmas and I was super bummed.  But overall we had a great time!

This weekend I will be posting Berlyn's monthly chalkboard pic!