Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bria's 'do

I have been watching with anticipation as baby's hair gets longer and longer, because I can't wait to do fun things with it! I wanted to have a few fun things to do with it while we are on vacation, so I thought I'd try a few styles and see what we liked.

Two days ago we decided to try out this 'do from Curly Hairdo Ideas.

It didn't go perfectly, but I was pretty pleased for a first try! I did discover as the day went on that one side was FAR more secure than the other, so I'll keep that in mind for next time.

Today we made attempt number two. It's improving!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bria at 13 months

Bria has been working on her top four teeth for weeks now -- they aren't ALL the way out, but they are definitely useful! That makes eight total, with four on top and four on the bottom.

She is SO busy, and always doing something. She's also a big talker! She will repeat just about any word she hears -- so everyone has to be careful! Luckily most words aren't sticking yet! This morning Daddy asked her if she wanted to go see her friend Piper and she nodded and said, "Yes. Piper." Then she walked around the house for five minutes saying, "Piper, Piper, Piper."

(Mommy is still doing daycare at home, which allows her to be home all day with Bria. This has been really awesome for all of us -- though it has resulted in her being a little clingier to Mommy than we might like! To help get her used to people who are NOT in her family, Bria goes to visit her friends Karli, Sam and Piper one day a week. It has worked out really well, and Bria loves it! Plus she seems to be getting more comfortable with other people, too!)

Bria loves to talk on the phone, and on Skype! Any time she hears a voice on the computer she thinks it is time to play peek-a-boo. It was a lot of fun on New Years to see her get to play peek-a-boo with her Great-Grandmother (Nan) in New Zealand while she was visiting with Gran in Whangaparaoa. And this weekend we are heading to Palm Springs, where Bria will get to play peek-a-boo with Gran in person! Pretty exciting, we'll see how she connects the two!

Over the past few months, Bria has gotten to be a very good sleeper. She sleeps in the bedroom she shares with her foster sister, Jess, cuddled up with her NZ lamby and her special quilt made by Gran. These days she is also sleeping with a stuffed horse she got for her birthday. She usually wakes to nurse sometime in early morning, though that varies a lot. This morning it wasn't until 7:30, other mornings it is 4 or 5. Once she has nursed she usually sleeps in between Mommy and Daddy, which is where she would probably prefer to be sleeping, anyway!