Thursday, May 21, 2009

16 Months

Dear Autumn,

This month is a bit late. Momma has been focused on getting the house ready to sell. Sort of overwhelming! We went up to Gram and Grandpa's house for Memorial Day weekend again this year. You turned 16 months on the Friday we drove up there.

You officially have 12 teeth, 6 on top, 6 on bottom, all in mirror placements. You've skipped the eye teeth on each side, top and bottom. Your first four molars weren't too terrible for you. Or us!

Eating is still a problem, but we're not as concerned as we were before. You still have a very limited list of foods you will eat. At the top of the list is still the batter off a corn dog. Not the dog, just the batter. And yogurt, or "doburt" as you call it. We still struggle with what to feed you. Especially when we go out to dinner. You are still slightly underweight for your age, according to the doctor, but you look perfect to us!

Tantrums have become more frequent. Lots more time spent walking away and letting you crumple to the floor than last month. You like to climb up on the coffee table and sit for awhile. Then you look at me and stand up. You know what I am going to say, "Sit down, or get down", but you do it anyway. And we go over it again. I tell you to put your tuchus down. Sometimes you will and sometimes you won't. And it is things like that that we go through all day.

You've gone down to one nap a day, and that time fluctuates day to day. You used to be so regular, but now I am at your mercy! 10:30? 11:45? 12:25? All fair game. They usually last a bit more than 2 hours, at least that is predictable.

Your latest words are: helicopter (elicopt), delicate (delicah), and Phoebe (feevee).

I've realized that your desire for something can increase your range for something by about 5 inches. Things have had to be put out of this new reach and climbing levels.

May 4, 2009

May 6, 2009

May 7, 2009

May 18, 2009

Retrospective Perspective:

May 24, 2006 - Sego palm "Frank" growing

May 22, 2007 - Your room "before"

May 22, 2008 - At Gram and Grandpa's house


Momma and Daddy

Saturday, May 16, 2009


We're still working on getting Autumn to eat different foods. Not so thrilled about a cupcake, but sweet and sour sauce on a spoon and lo mein? Yum!

Cupcake from Deb on Vimeo.

Eating the Cupcake from Deb on Vimeo.

Eating Lo Mein from Deb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Eating Jam

Here she is finally trying jam for the first time. Before she'd never let it near her.

Eating Jam from Deb on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Daddy's Birthday, Mother's Day

This year Richard's birthday fell on Mother's Day. What's that you say? Which takes precedence? Well, we finally figured out that without mothers there would be no birthdays. But we decided to go out for breakfast on Saturday morning for Mother's Day, and celebrate Richard's birthday on Sunday with seafood. Here she is at the restaurant.

Those pictures reminded me of some that Gram took back on September 14th, 2008. Eight months ago!

After dinner we stopped at a park and Autumn ran around like crazy!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Autumn Gets Messy

Long story short: She's not eating much, she is on the line between "picky eater" and "food aversion". So we were instructed to get her messy, make her feel the food, and that brings us to this:

Autumn Gets Messy from Deb on Vimeo.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

April Then and Now


Bycle from Deb on Vimeo.


Heaven forbid she get a bite of the dog along with the coating!

Corndog from Deb on Vimeo.

Lunch from Deb on Vimeo.

Corndog 5/1 from Deb on Vimeo.

More Corndog 5/1 from Deb on Vimeo.