Friday, September 30, 2011

6 months old!

These pictures were made on Shelby's 6 month birthday last week. Her doctor's appointment wasn't until yesterday so I decided to wait to do her post. A lot happens when you turn 6 months old! It seems as though she has hit some major milestones lately which have changed up our routine. Here are her stats:

~17lbs 3oz (75th percentile)

~25.5 inches (50th percentile)

~She is still breastfed and seems to be doing great. Though, my frozen stash is dwindling so we will have to start using some formula on the days that I work.

~She loves eating solid foods. I feed her a fruit and rice cereal in the morning (banana, peaches, apples) and vegetables and oatmeal at dinner (green beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, squash). The only thing she hasn't liked are peas, so we will try them again in a few weeks.

~She is sitting up

~She has transitioned to two naps a day; morning and afternoon.

~She usually wakes up around 6am ready to go. I think she gets that from her Daddy.

~She goes to bed at 7:00 or 7:30 and is usually up around 12 midnight to eat again

~She is incredibly flexible and very good at going with the flow

~She will grab something off of the table or out of your hand before you can even blink!

~She still puts everything in her mouth (but no sign of any teeth)

~Sometimes, I think she is saying 'hi' to me

~She gives the biggest smiles to Claire

~She likes to be outside and enjoys watching the dogs run around

~Her hair is still a topic of conversation to most strangers

~She will grab your face or hair and almost give you a hug

~She likes to sit or stand most of the time

~When you carry her, her arms are always straight down and almost reaching back

~She kicks one leg like she is starting a motorcycle (according to my Dad)

~She went to her first Auburn game last weekend

~She can now sit in a high chair at resturants (with the cover, of course)

~She does not like the church nursery

~She is a precious child

~She has a very sweet nature and loves being with her family

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Auburn vs. Florida Atlantic

Claire has been asking to go to an Auburn football game. We came across some tickets and decided this would be a great weekend. Bucky even wanted to go which is unheard of! He will do anything for Claire (including camping out Friday night in our backyard). I debated on whether or not to take Shelby too. The game was at 6:00 which is a fussy time some days, but you gotta live, right? So, we went with Mr. and Mrs. Street. It was nice because there was no traffic and we pulled right into the Streets reserved parking space. Claire and Shelby really enjoyed walking around on campus before hand. Shelby loves the action and of course to be held :0) And Claire loved seeing the Tiger Paws and band. Shelby did great in the stadium for about 45 minutes. Then she started to get a little hungry and a little sleepy. It was pretty loud in there too, so Bucky and I left a few plays into the game. Claire stayed with Grandma, Granddaddy, and Mindy and had a blast! She would have stayed the whole game, I am sure! But, she came home after the 3rd quarter. I think we may have a little Auburn fan on our hands!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Look at what Shelby can do!

Sit up!

She is still a little unstable at times, but she has been sitting up pretty well for about a week. She really thinks she is big now! Shelby definitely prefers sitting to laying but you have to be right by her in case she falls. She is so proud of herself!

Monday, September 19, 2011


Two of Bucky's favorite hobbies; Claire and horseback riding.

Two of my Dad's favorite hobbies; grand kids and old cars.

Caroline's 4th Birthday



Taking a break for a Capri Sun.

It was pretty hot!

The birthday girl and her mom.

We went to Birmingham this weekend to celebrate my Dad's 64th birthday and my niece, Caroline's, 4th birthday. The share the same birthday which is always fun to celebrate. It is hard to believe that I haven't been to Bham since May! Everyone traveled well and really enjoyed our time with the Wilson side of the family. Happy Birthday PePaw and Caroline!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011