Uncle Willy taking pictures with niece Cadence
Cadence has been such a good baby so far. She sleeps well, eats well, poops & pees well, smiles well, and loves her family well. This changed a bit(meaning the sleep part) while in AZ and I'm currently not sure if it was the change or if she's entering that hump of being more alert. You would think it would have happened prior to seven weeks--right? So, I'm currently working on getting her on a nap & bedtime schedule (Ben is also working on it), because she has been super crabby the past three days and this mama can't hold her all day to keep her comfortable, even if she has the sweetest smile for me.
Here's Cadence holding her head up very well, not necessarily the funniest video, but neat to see her accomplishing this feat (she was holding her head up for at least a minute before filming):
Then there's the whole messy eater thing--her name is Veronica. She is my tactile girl. She loves getting her hands fully immersed into whatever it is she is doing (she gets that from me as I am still like that). I like that quality in her, except it gets kind of old when you've cleaned the booster seat, tray, table, floor, sticky hands, face and occasionally the hair over 1,000 times to date (serious about the number). I can say she makes meal times that much more interesting. She can use her spoon but she prefers her hands. In fact, today she was closing her eyes while using her hands, because I think she thought that if she closed her eyes I wouldn't know she was using her hands.
I'm also shocked at how fast she grows. In the Fall she was wearing a size 5 1/2 shoe and she's already wearing an 8 size shoe. Grandma Scellick got her all these cute dresses at Goodwill and garage sales, which she's already outgrown. I tried this one on her and it was too short in the sleeves and hem, but she looked so stinkin' adorable in it.
One of Veronica's new interests is to go around the house naked. She is complaining being in any clothes, especially diapers. I think this is the signal to start using training pants exclusively while at home. She's doing so very well in them. She lets us know when she has to go pee pees--so proud of her. **Sorry no naked pictures allowed!**
Nana & Grandpa Soto gave me money to get something for her birthday, so we got her this tent/tube crawling contraption. The tube attaches to the tents. Here is Veronica enjoying a snack in her tent, along with her beloved blankie, BAABAA the lamb and books.