Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I think this video pretty well speaks for itself. Anastyn repeats (in her own little way of course) I LOVE YOU, when we say it loudly to her. Listen for yourself and let me know what you think! I think the first one sounds just like it. After that, it is just fun to listen to her baby talk! (Scroll on down to see Anastyn walking)

Anastyn's First Steps

So... I couldn't figure out where to edit this, so it may be a little longer than you want to watch, but I am sure family (who are probably the only ones reading this) won't mind! Also, pardon the poor quality, our camera really doesn't care for low lighting! This was taken on Sunday, April 26th. Anastyn was enjoying her new talent quite a bit! Enjoy!

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Monday, April 27, 2009


We have some very exciting news with videos for proof. Right now you only get the news because we are still trying to figure out how to edit the video footage. However, I will get on with it. ANASTYN IS WALKING!!! Well, sort of... :) Nathan and I sat a few feet apart on the floor and would help her get her balance and then she would walk between us. We had to get her going, but she could take about 3 steps on her own. It is so stinking cute. We are still a way from walking on her own, but what a great start. I also have a really cute video of her saying I LOVE YOU! (It at least sounds very close!) Hopefully, I will get this video editing figured out. If anyone knows of a free online site to do this, I would love to know. Thanks!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Strolling Along!

So, Anastyn has been cruising around like crazy lately and we decided it was time to get her something that could help her learn to walk on her own a little more. I thought it would take her at least a few days to get the hang of it. The first night she would hold onto the handles and just lean forward, almost falling. The next night, she was going strong with no problems. I think she looks so cute when she is walking along, her little waddle is so sweet! You will have to just ignore my voice in the background, its nice high pitch and "good girrrl" :)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Just a Few More Things

I knew I was forgetting some things in my last post and I thought of them this morning. Anastyn says "hi". She uses this word quite often, but she also uses it appropriately when she is waving. At first we weren't sure, but now I am pretty confident that this is what she is saying.
Also, this morning I learned that she knows what her "hair" or "head" is. I had given her a bath and was brushing her hair. She always fights me for the brush because she likes to play with it. So she got hold of it and was playing and I told her to "brush Anastyn's hair" and wouldn't you know, she put that brush right up to her head! I was so proud of her. I of course had to test her a few more times and she did it each time I would tell her too.
One more little tidbit. Anastyn hates the bows in her hair, but she loves to take them out and chew on them. She also knows that they belong in her hair, because I have caught her holding it back up to her head as if she were to put it back in. One day she was looking at a picture of her cousin Londyn who was wearing a big pink bow in her hair. Anastyn kept touching the bow in the picture and then touching her head. I am not sure if she was making sure that bow was not in her hair (because she would surely pull it out if it were) or if she was realizing that is where the bow should go. Either way, I was impressed with her and thought it was pretty stinking cute!
We are off to take Anastyn's 9 month pictures today, it is supposed to be beautiful out, so I hope everyone enjoys the nice weather and has a great weekend!

Friday, April 3, 2009

9 Months

Today was Anastyn's 9 month check-up. It is official, she is a bit of a peanut, but a cute one I must add. She weighed 15 pounds 12 ounces which is the 6th percentile. She was 26 1/4 inches long which is the 12th percentile and her head measurement was 42.7 cm which is the 16th percentile. So all in all, she is a bit small! She is however, doing wonderfully. She is doing everything she should be doing at her age.

Relaxing with a cold drink

She is crawling very quickly. She pulls up on everything and is able to cruise around furniture and in between pieces of furniture. She is still a little scared to completely let go, but she tests herself often by letting go with one hand. She seems very proud of herself after doing this as well.

Anastyn loves this new toy. She will pull up on it, walk around it and play with it all day. She loves pushing the different parts and hearing the different songs. Her favorite part is the page in the middle that makes it sing songs or do numbers and letters. Thank you Matt, Michelle, & Mia.

She loves to play with everything, but mostly things that are not her toys such as her hair bows, the remote control, DVD cases, her diapers, any cord that she can possibly find and many other items that are now at her reach.
She grabs items with the pincher grasp, she makes repetitive sounds like "dada, mama, yaya, lala, baba, and aahh".
She loves crawling away from you when you say "I'm gonna get you!" She goes crawling as quickly as possible. It is very cute.
She can tell us what a piggy says. She will repeat what a cow says at times and she loves to fake cough. If anyone around her coughs, she immediately responds with a cough of her own. Even when she coughs for real she continues the cough with a fake one.
She likes to make noises with her tongue. She clicks it and goes "bblll" (farting sound?). She plays patty-cake, and peek-a-boo.
She loves books, especially her picture book with family members in it.
She is able to respond to the following:
dance - she bounces up and down
jump- she bounces up and down for this as well
shake-she will shake whatever she is holding in her hand
turn the light off- she turns the light switch down when held up to it
give kisses- she leans in and plants a wet one
up and down- she stands when you say up and sits when you say down
high five- she holds her hand up to touch ours
Does Anastyn have a bad cough?- she starts coughing
patty-cake- she claps her hands together
hi and bye- she waves
What does a piggy say?- she open her mouth and snorts

I feel like there may be a few more, but these are all I can think of for now. She is still a pretty happy little girl. She gets very excited and loves to be chased, spun around, or held and danced with. She has been teething lately and a little more fussy than usual, but the poor thing still has 0 teeth to show for it. Hopefully soon!
She is eating pretty well. She loves the little puffs and loves feeding herself. She still doesn't really like pieces of food much, but we are going to work on that this month and having a couple teeth wouldn't hurt that process either. She loves to drink from a cup and she does fairly well. She also uses her sippy cups, but at this point likes chewing on them more than drinking from them. I think they make a good teething toy!
I know there is so much more to share but I will stop here. We just love this little gal and are so excited watching all of her new accomplishments. Here are a few pictures from the last month or so.

Here Anastyn found that she could crawl underneath her new toy

This is where she realized she was unsure of how to get out from underneath it!

This is Anastyn's new friend Mia. Mia belongs to our friends Matt and Michelle.

Drinking from mommy's glass and very proud of herself!

I have to include a sleeping pic. Anastyn is all tuckered out, however, the reason I took the picture is because I thought is was cute how she had her little ankles crossed, which I now realize is kind of hard to tell from this picture!

Coming Soon!

Well, since it has practically been a month since I last posted, I think I am due! Anastyn has her 9 month check up this afternoon, so I will make a point to post about it this evening! I also have plenty of pictures to share so be ready! I wish I was better about updating, it just seems like the days are flying by and I am barely squeezing in all of the necessary things that need to be done every day. Hopefully, I will find a good balance soon. So, if there is anyone still out there checking in on us, there will be a new post so check back later tonight, or maybe in the morning ;), and hopefully you will see some new information!