the binky. she loves it...she hates it....she loves it....we hate it....she loves it! when we first brought dottie home from the hospital, she was pretty darn into her binky and we were okay with that. that relationship was short lived. even in the craziest moments of crying, the pacifier didn't work. that is until our trip to new york year in may. she got a cold and for some reason, she seriously became an addict. she couldn't fall asleep without it all of the sudden and when it fell out of her mouth in the middle of the night, she cried and cried until we put it back in (bad parenting skills obviously). when we returned from our trip, our low point was a night when she woke up screaming 7 times until we replaced the binky. that was the end of it. cold turkey my friend. 2 days later, if we gave it back to her to see what happened and she might as well have been looking at a block. an old friend but nothing special. anyway, as of late, we have kept a couple of them in her crib because she likes playing with them. she doesn't suck on them for a long time, she just likes getting the binky in her mouth, sucking on it, and then pulling it out. it is the cutest thing. sometimes we watch her on the monitor talking to herself playing this little game. this is a picture of her playing her little game. (the sweater in the picture is a sweater of mine from when i was a baby. so cute, it zips up the back!).
we haven't been as good about taking pictures this week but we have taken a couple. this picture was taken at one of our favorite local mexican restaurants the other day. it is harder and harder to take dottie to lunch or dinner because she wants to touch or eat everything on the table!! no hot salsa for the baby girl!
dottie got new blocks from her grandparents last weekend and she loves them. she also loves the little cart they came in. she pulls it back and forth and back and forth... she hasn't started stacking the blocks yet but sure enjoys sucking on them!
today we hosted the mom's group that a bunch of mom's in the neighborhood just started. we had about 12 moms and 12 babies. dottie had fun showing all of the kids her toys. it's fun to watch dottie with other people and kids. she gets more and more interactive by the day and loves people.
tuesday's, dottie and siena have music class together which dottie loves! marie and siena come over before the class to have lunch and a little playtime together. The last 2 weeks, Penny and Malcolm came over too which has been such fun. today it was fun to watch siena and dottie together. they are interacting much more and were even grabbing toys from each other. (the outfit dottie is wearing was my outfit as a baby)
dottie has recently become very attached to a monkey and pig we purchased several weeks ago, especially the monkey. we have name them zig and fig. when we go into her room in the morning or after a nap, she is usually playing with or curled up with her new buddies. this picture was taken at the end of one of her naps the other day. for some reason we decided that she looks massive in this picture because she is curled up in the short side of the crib instead of the long way.