Sunday, November 4, 2012

8, 9, and 10 months

Here I am...behind again!  I decided I better get busy on this before month 11 gets here.  Month 8, 9, and 10 have been busy months at the Hooker House and for Miss Priss.

To be very honest,when Miss Priss turned 8 months-old we were not sure if she and her brothers would be living with us anymore.  (You know I can't (wouldn't) go into detail :) )  I think it is pretty obvious how that turned out.  :)  But, I was (am still) so thankful that taking time away from her to blog just didn't seem right.  :)  But I know that one day I will be so thankful for these monthly updates, so here goes 3 months in one.....

Miss Priss has had quite a few firsts in August, September, and October.  She had her first sibling professional pictures made.   And, they turned out wonderful and are now hanging all over our house.  :)  Poor baby girl was tired and we couldn't get a smile for anything.  But they are wonderful pictures anyway.  A few weeks ago, we had family pictures with Joe's sister, husband and my niece and nephew done.  I haven't seen them yet, but I just know they will be awesome!

In August she went on her very first vacation and stayed in a hotel for the first time.  She did awesome!  I'm pretty sure we will be returning to Branson very often.  We loved staying at the Hilton Branson Landing and shopping and eating of course.  She did so good sitting in the big girl high chairs at the restaurant.  :)  She also rode in an umbrella stroller for the first time.  She LOVED it!  In the double stroller she sits in the back.  She liked the umbrella stroller because she can see so much better!

Miss Priss experienced her first ASU football game and loved every minute of it.  She has now been to 3 games.  I'm pretty sure she is a fan for life!!  She also went to her first UCA game.  It was pretty uneventful and she told me she really prefers the Red Wolves.  :)  (Don't get me wrong, we are unbelievably grateful for Joe's job, but I just don't think I'll ever be a UCA football fan.)  Miss Priss loved meeting some of my DZ sisters at Homecoming.  She already bleeds pink and green.  And she told me she loves turtles.  :)  She also loved meeting a ton of our friends.  She is also a fan of spending the weekend at Nanny and Poppy's house.  

Miss Priss also got to experience her first Halloween.  She was the cutest Princess Leia ever!!  (Her Daddy's request of course.)  We had a great time at the church carnival, ASU Beebe, Mrs. Betsy's house, and FUMC Beebe's Trunk-or-Treat. We are so glad we got to hang out with my friend Marianne and her baby girl, Ruby Grace, sissy's future partner in crime.  Better known to Mister Mess as "Woo Boo Gace."  He has a slight obsession with Woo Boo Gace.  But that's a whole nother post.  :)  Poor girl was worn out the next day.

Miss Priss also got her first top tooth.  This makes tooth number 3.  She happens to be getting 5 more top teeth.  We don't get just one tooth at a time around here.  Miss overachiever.  :)

At 8 months-old Miss Priss started crawling like a mad woman.  She is every where and into everything!!  A few days after she crawled, she was pulling up on everything!  She has really good balance and can lower herself back down to sitting very well.  After she started crawling, she protested the exersaucer, the high chair, the swing, the "anything that wasn't on the floor crawling!"  :)  And when I say protest....I mean LOUDLY protest.  

Another first are her sissy fits.  And believe me, sissy fits are much worse than hissy fits.  :)  Only those who have experienced one can truly understand.  Ever see a 9 month-old throw a 2 year-old throw your head back, kicking, screaming, biting, hitting, all out fit??  Well, if you haven't you are welcome to come enjoy the show anytime.  Sometimes it is really hard for me not to laugh.  Sometimes it makes me dread the terrible 2s.  :)  Or the teenage years.....we don't even want to go there. 

Grandmama, better known to Mister Mess as Memama, also spent a month with us because she hurt her hip.  Not fun circumstances, but we are super glad she got to stay with us and sad to see her go.  Even though we are glad she is better!!  Miss Priss (along with Mister Mess) are super fond of Memama.  Miss Priss even let her put her to sleep more than once.  And that is huge by the way.  :)

Miss priss is talking SO much.  She has got mama, dada (sometimes daddy), ut-oh (her fav), hi, and babababa (bottle) down.  She sounds JUST like Mister Mess.  It is precious.  And she really is a sweet sweet baby!  (If she isn't throwing a fit, aka you do what she wants.)  She loves for her mama to hold her.  She will hang out in my lap for quite a while.  She gives the best open mouth kisses and hugs!  Sometimes she just needs her mama time.  :)  

We are very very thankful that Grandmama got Miss Priss an early Christmas present.....the Play Yard!  Here is a link:  Sissy's Play Yard.  This play yard is the only way I am getting to blog right now.  :)  She loves it!!  We put a rubber ABC mat under it so she is safe on our wood floor.  It does in fact take up a huge part of our living room, but I am totally okay with that!  It makes her a happy girl which makes me a happy mama.  I love knowing that she is safe in there.  She does like for me to come in and play with her sometimes.  She even requests her daddy to join her sometimes, too.  

Another huge step is that Miss Priss's bed is now in her room.  Yes, she is sleeping in her own room for the first time in 10 months.  :)  I do miss having her in our room, but she is doing great!!  She slept all night the first night.  And except for her bad teething night has slept all night ever since.  Now, this means that the boys are now sharing a room.  Lord help us!!  :)  We have only had 2 rough staying up past midnight playing nights.  Oh my.  One night Mister Mess (usually the instigator in this situation) slept in Miss Priss's bed in her room and we set up the pack-n-play in our room for her.  I haven't been brave enough to take down the pack-n-play because I'm afraid I'll have to drag it out again.  :)  We have a monitor set up in their room so we can listen to the parties they have.  :)  They really have done WAY better than I expected!!  And it is nice for her not to wake up every time I get out of bed to go to the bathroom.  :) 

Miss Priss had a great time at the pumpkin patch.  She LOVES being outside!!  She also loved carving her first pumpkin.   That is also an outside activity which didn't hurt anything.  And she had an awesome time at her cousin Darby's lady bug 1st birthday party yesterday.  I just know that they are going to be BFFs for life!  :)  I really wish I could show you guys some pics.  Precious!!

Miss Priss also understands what no,no means.  Does she always listen, well no, but she does know what it means!  :)  Usually when I say "no,no sissy" she will look at me and grin.  If I have to say it again she grins and dances.  Like you know I'm too cute to tell me no.  :)  I have to admit it is pretty precious.  But I try my hardest not to let her know that.  The other day I had to tell her no 3 times before she stopped hitting me.  Yes, you read that right.  And poor baby girl's lip popped out and she cried tears.  I broke her heart and I wanted to cry, too.  How does a 10 month old know to hit when she is mad????  Oh my, we are in for it. 

Miss Priss has also decided just this morning that it is cool to stand by herself.  ;)  I'm not ready for this!!

We are also in full 1st birthday party planning mode around here.  I am super excited!  Since her birthday is so close to Christmas, we are going to wait until the Christmas/New Years craziness is over before we have her big party. 

Hopefully I'll be back on November 21st to do her 11 month update on time.  A girl can hope.  :)