Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Day Checkup

So, what are the odds of having your 9 month checkup on Leap Day? (I guess about 1 in 1400!) Anyway, we went to see Dr. Chris for Sydney's checkup today, and found out that the trend continues: she is tall and skinny with a big head! Here are her measurements: 28 inches (70th percentile), 18 lb and 5 oz (45th percentile) and I don't remember head size, but 95th percentile! She didn't have to get any shots, but she did get her toe pricked to test her iron levels, and she is not anemic. Overall, Sydney got an excellent health report.

During the past few days, we have been letting her try a few table foods. Sydney Grace has tried ravioli, apple cereal bars, rolls, plain macaroni noodles, and Daddy even slipped her a very small piece of a yummy french fry tonight at Mariah's :).

Yummy ravioli...or not?!?!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Happy 9 Months to Sydney!

Today, our precious Sydney Grace turns 9 months old!

During the past month, Sydney has been training us to keep up with her as she crawls everywhere, and FAST :) She's also gotten three more teeth, and added a new word-"Dawg." She now can say Dada, Nana, BaBa, Bubba, and Dawg. (I'm still waiting for Mama! Jeff says I'm Bubba but I don't want to be...) One of Sydney's favorite things to do is wave, and many times with both hands at the same time. She can "gimme five." Her newest thing is clapping! She likes to "sing" on her own or when there is singing going on around her (ie: national anthem at games, music in the car). She loves to stand up and hold our hands. She's still trying to gain more confidence in pulling up on the furniture on her own, especially if she's on the hardwood. She likes to play with her toys some, but is mostly just interested in exploring everything around her. She understands the word "NO!" and usually stops whatever it is she's doing when we say that :).

Enjoy a video I caught of Sydney practicing some of her singing this past weekend. I call this the Dada song.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sydney's First Whiteout

The three of us dressed in our white for the whiteout at the WKU game last night.

A view of the student section, to our left.

Too bad the whiteout didn't bode well for the Toppers, who lost to South Alabama, the other team atop our conference. Maybe we'll get em' in a couple weeks!

Keep Sydney in mind over the weekend as her precious little body is battling a high temperature and viral infection. :(

Monday, February 18, 2008

Family Trip to MusikGarten! (4th tooth too!)

She's standing up and playing with the Musical Table now! Daddy put the legs on it yesterday during Sydney's nap time.
Sydney and I have been going to MusikGarten every Monday since the beginning of the year. Today, in celebration of President's Day :), Jeff got to stay home from work and go with us!

Mommy with Sydney playing her drum

Daddy with Sydney smiling as she chews on her drumsticks-yummy!

Family picture time and still chewing on those drumsticks. (Every week she gets mad when it's time to put them up)

Also, tonight, as Sydney insisted chewing on my fingers, we realized that she had gotten her 4th tooth, and 3rd one in just the past week. This one is her top left front tooth.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy (first) Valentine's Day Sydney!

It's time for Sydney to celebrate her first Valentine's Day! She is very lucky to be spending her first Valentine's Day with Daddy, as Mommy is teaching for the day.

Sydney wishes everyone a Happy Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandpa! (and two presents of her own...)

Update 2/12/08, 8 pm: On Grandpa's birthday, Sydney got two presents of her own: two new teeth, both on the top. (I guess all that singing of "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" finally paid off!)

Sydney wishes her Grandpa a very happy birthday today! She loved having her grandparents come and visit her this weekend, and hopes that they have sunny & warm weather in Florida this week!

In other news, for the past week or so, Sydney has been enjoying standing up while she holds onto us and the furniture around her.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Sydney's latest trick

Sydney Grace has been pulling up for about 2 weeks now, and this is the trick she did for me when I was putting her down for naptime today :)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

How much is that doggie in the window?

One of Sydney's favorite hobby's lately is "playing" with Topper through the window when he's outside. She continues to be fascinated with him, and he is so good around her, but with the size difference we always stop her from getting too close. So, Sydney has figured out that she can crawl across the room from us to view him up close :) Watching him wag his tail while he watches her, while she waves her arms and laughs and smiles is so funny.