When Ben took his new job with Travelers 6 months ago they told him he was going to have to go to a week long training in Georgia in July. Well July is here and Ben has been gone all week for his conference. Needless to say I can now relate to how hard being a single mom really is and I would definitely be a wimp when it comes to having a traveling husband. WOW, am I lucky to have such a supportive husband. I have enjoyed my time with just Alivia and I but she definitely has missed her Daddy and having an extra pair of hands is sure handy! :) He left Sunday and will be back tomorrow but I am leaving for Rachael's bachelorette party tonight and I am not coming back until Sunday. I took Alivia and the dogs to Grandma and Papa Richeson's house today and I know they will have a great time there.This will be the longest Ben and I have ever been apart, 7 days. :( However, I am looking forward to a fun girls weekend celebrating with Rachael and friends. We can't wait for her to tie the knot in a few weeks. Ben left Alivia and I some sweet notes under our pillows before he left. It made our night. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful daddy and husband in our lives. Doesn't he have the neatest handwriting?
PE means (pumpkin eater). He used to call her that when she was a baby. so cute!
Birth- 7 lbs 13 oz, 20 inches long- 7 lbs 2 oz. when we left the hospital
22 Months: Saying 3-4 word sentences and is potty trained!!! Her new favorite food is pizza!
18 Months: Talking like crazy!! Saying 3 word phrases. Still a picky eater
14 Months: Running!! LOVES to play ball! Climbs on everything. Her favorite words to say are; hi, bye, dog, mama, dada (signs "more" and "all done!") Still likes to do animal sounds; lion, monkey, cow, sheep
12 Months: Walking/Running- can say mama, dada and ball for words. Understands 20 words, can do a lion, monkey and cow sound
11 1/2 Months: walking!!!
11 months: Took 15 steps on her own but is not officially walking. Says ma ma! Curious Alivia! Into everything!!! :)
10 months: Continues to cruise like crazy! Took 2 steps on her own. LOVES waving bye bye and clapping to herself when she is excited! Says ba, ba for bottle!
9 months: LOVES waving at strangers and is beginning to say ma..ma..Cruising like crazy all over the place!
8 months: Waves bye bye and gives high fives
Stands with 1 hand and transfers from one area to the next: 7 1/2 Months
Eats snacks on her own: 6 1/2 Months
Pulling up to a stand: 6 1/2 Months
Crawling: 5 1/2 Months
Saying da...da....: 23 weeks- 5 1/2 Months
On her hands and knees semi crawling: 20 weeks- 5 Months
Scooted with her legs underneath her: 18 weeks- 4 1/2 Mths
Rolled over on her tummy: 11 weeks- almost 3 Months
Slept through the night: 10 weeks- 2 1/2 Months
Laughed out loud: 7 weeks- almost 2 Months
First Smile: 6 weeks- 1 1/2 Months
Watch Will Grow...
12 Months- 22 lbs 80z (46%) and 28 2/4 in (19%)
6 Months- 17 lbs 10 oz (55%) and 27 1/2 in (60%)
4 Months- 14 lbs 9 oz (40%) and 25 1/2 in (69%)
2 Months- 11 lbs 10 oz (47%) and 23 1/4 in (67%)
2 Weeks- 7 lbs 2 oz- back to birth weight :) 21 inches
At Birth- weighed 7 lbs 2 oz- he was 6 lbs 8 oz when we left the hospital- 20 inches
12 Months- Cruising everywhere but not walking yet- sleeps from 7:30-7:30 :) Says, ma ma, da da and ball. Loves doing "so big" with his hands and pointing to his nose. He always loves growling different animal noises
8 Months- Crawling and cruising
7 Months- On hands and knees rocking but not crawling yet- still LOVES to eat- Said Ma, ma for the first time on Jan. 1st :) Sleeps from 7:30-7:00
6 Months- Rolling machine- LOVES all solid foods :) Says Da Da- sleeps from 7:30-7:00
4 Months- Rolls from back to tummy and tummy to back- LOVES eating cereal- sleeps from 7:30-6:30
3 Months- Sleeps from 8:00 to 6:00- rolls from tummy to back