Friday, November 5, 2010

This may just be plain mean

I should just wait until tomorrow morning when I can get a good picture with an actual camera. But little miss got her ears pierced tonight.

It's probably mean I'm posting the video of her going through pain? But she did pretty well actually... just like her shots at the doctors, she cried at first and once we were holding her she was okay. Anyway... the lady who pierced them said she did great!

At first when we were talking about doing this months ago, Seth said he didn't want to be there. But of course he came, and he was the cutest dad ever. One of us was suppose to hold her, and he quickly said "I'll hold her." And after they were pierced the lady was showing us how to clean her ears... and she asked if I wanted to just do it, to make sure I was doing it right but Seth volunteered and said "no, I'll do it"... He later said he was expecting it to bleed, or be worse. He kept checking on Scarlett and talking to her about it, etc. He is just such a sweet daddy to his little girl. Anyway. The lady did a great job! They're positioned great and it was fast.

Scarlett did pretty good! And they are good and pretty!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The miss is 8 months!

Scarlett got her first tooth last week! So it's been a 'fun' time at night lately. She does pretty well with oral gel, so we're doing alright. Sometimes she'll be crying and I'll just take her out to the living room and we'll lay down together. I'll rub her back until she's calmed down and sleeping again , and then put her back to bed. Or she'll come into our bed, but I'd like to not make that a habit. Oh the joys of teething! It's just the start of a long road, I can feel it.

She is obsessed with standing and walking (with our hands for balance or along furniture). She gets so bored sitting and playing now. Which is exciting for us to see her excited to get around. She's not a fan of her tummy still, but she's getting more use to it and she might crawl one of these days. I'm grateful she isn't mobile though, not mobile yet. But she sure is rolling everywhere.

Either Raja is stupid, and goes to Scarlett for attention to only get gauged in the eye or ears pulled. OR Raja likes Scarlett. Either way, they usually do play nice. She's very vocal. She'll mumble herself to sleep, talk a lot when she wakes up, and make all sorts of noises in the back seat looking out that back window as we're driving. She laughs a lot, and screams a lot. Yes, screams. . . when she gets excited, mad, sad, or just when she feels like it. Sometimes she likes to inhale as much air as possible and let it all go fast in a very high pitch, like she's in terrific pain, and then just stop when the air is all out and look around like nothing happened. She does this at the most appropriate times too - like in the middle of a restaurant, or primary when we're substitute teaching. It's as if she doesn't get enough attention or something?

Our recent favorite is laughing with each other, spontaneously, for a long time back and forth. It's so random, but if I laugh a lot, she'll laugh along with me and we just keep going and going back and forth. She also likes the "I'm going to get you" game when she's in dad's arms and I'm coming for her. Or peek-a-boo. She loves Baby Einstein still too.

She is a CUTIE! And her cheeks just don't go down, they may just be getting more full actually. She is a great baby, we are so blessed.

Happy 8 months miss!