August 11, 2017

The Eleventh Month



Just when I think our life will slow down for a bit, it does quite the opposite. We spent this month recovering from traveling and from being sick, spending lots of time watching the road construction in front of our house, and trying to spend as much time outside without getting heat stroke. This is my favorite time of the year and clearly the girls enjoy it also!

At eleven months Pepper...
...wears 12 month sizes.
...sleeps 5:30pm-5:30am.
...takes two long and one short nap each day.
...has been fighting a stuffy nose all month.
...is very picky about food this month (probably from being so stuffy).
...is getting speedy with her spiderman crawling! 
...pulls herself up to a standing position and is super steady when walking while holding our hands. 
...gets excited when she sees the playground and splash pads!
...still mimics and mumbles and screams.
...aggressively signs "all done" when finished with her meal.
...has begun to want to play and interact with Maggie.
...loved the excitement of Maggie's birthday.













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July 27, 2017

The Tenth Month



This was an exciting month as we took a semi-last minute trip to Pennsylvania to visit my family. For many of them, this was the first time meeting Pepper. Besides both girls getting sick and the stress of meeting a constant stream of new people, we had a blast!

June 8, 2017

The Ninth Month


Ah. My heart is at peace.

We have survived yet another long Minnesota winter and can finally awaken from our dormant states. The warm sun. Trees full of luscious, green leaves. The smell of a dewey morning. The brilliant sound of songbirds, the excitement of a tiny seedling emerging...

All these things awaken me to the fact that summer is soon here. Simply put, I am alive again. My eyes are opened, and I see things from a new perspective.

Including my girls. It may be their subsequent growth spurts, or simply the fact that we are getting out of the house more, but whatever the case I now have a 2 year old who is well on her way to being a threenager and a 9 month old who is obviously becoming her own person- personality and all!

I'm beginning to have the slightest sense or what the 'Turner family of four' will be like. And I am excited.

May 9, 2017

The Eighth Month


Last month we attempted phase one of sleep training by waking Pepper up at 10pm for a dream feed only to have her relapse after one perfect week. This month? Phase two. In a stroke of brilliance we decided to cut out even the dream feed and have her sleep the entire night. The goal? 6pm-6am with no feeds. Can she do it? Is it too much to hope for?