Feb 8, 2013

17 months and a busy busy girl!

Curly cue being all cute!

Cailyn's hair after a bath - super curly!

Holy blueberries! if we let her she would eat the entire bowl.

Yum - chocolate icing for cake!
Daycare pics are taken from web cam access and are not very good quality....

Finally awake - getting sleeves rolled up for snack time

Bibbed..where is my snack!
Sitting to eat with yellow bowl

A day in the life of Cailyn at daycare lately revolves around food, as does her time at home.  She must be going through a growth spurt as she cannot stop eating!!!  She would eat a whole container of blueberries if we let her.  She is really cute saying "blueberry" and tapping her hands in sign language for more.
Her vocabulary has also taken a HUGE growth spurt and she now asks for things and actually answers questions when we ask her.  Cailyn says names of all her teachers and friends at school and amazingly she knows who's name is who!  She has started telling us when she has a dirty diaper so we are thinking it is time to start potty training. 
Oh, speaking of starting something new, Cailyn had her report card from school and she is doing extremely well in all fields noted on the 5 page report card.  As a result, Cailyn will graduate on February 25th to the next grade.  We are excited for her to graduate and start learning new things like science and math.  She is such a sponge and will take to her new learning's with great enthusiasm.
We are very proud of her and all her accomplishments at such a young age!  One of her accomplishments is knowing when and how to use please and thank you.  For example, Mark was eating a bowl of ice cream one night in front of the TV and Cailyn sat in her designated eating chair in the living room and continued to say "Please daddy" over and over until Mark gave her a taste!   She almost always says thank you when given something, and will request "Dorothy please" when she needs a fix of The Wiggles.
The vomiting has stopped which we are super grateful for.  We will keep the appointment with the specialist in May 2013 and in the meantime hope she stays healthy! Cailyn is feeling really great these days and as previously mentioned eating alot.  She lost 20% of her body weight during the month of vomit and last night we weighed her and she gained it back plus another 20% making her a solid 25.8lbs!  We can really see the weight gain in her face - she has gone from sunken cheeks to round and full - just how we love it!
Since Cailyn is nice and healthy again we are dealing with leaking diapers overnight.  Poor little lamb lets us know she is wet - her legs and back are soaked...awful.  So, I decided to try the Pull Up style night time diapers and we are on night two of the trial.  Night one went really well so I am hoping night two does as well.
Another great accomplishment of Cailyn's is taking direction.  We can ask her to put garbage in the pail and she will do it perfectly, we can ask her to clean up and she does it.  She also has started handing us her bowl or plate when finished eating and says "thank you" when we take the dish away from her.  She quite often finds real garbage and puts it in the pail - like her cookie wrapper or small box from the raisin. 
This weekend we have a play date with a little boy about 5 months older than Cailyn and we are really looking forward to it. Cailyn still takes 5-10 minutes to get used to new people so we are trying to put her in this situation more often so that she learns to be OK with new faces.
The joy this girl has brought us is unmeasurable!  Every day I wake up thinking how lucky we are and how grateful we are to be in a day and age that this was possible. 
We will try for baby number two as soon as possible..would LOVE to give this little munchkin a sibling as soon as possible!

Having a granola bar in her designated eating seat in the living room

All the kids lined up for a pre outside play picture and Cailyn decides to stand!


  1. What a great post. Love all her wonderful photos. She is truly a lovely little girl. Baby number two-what are are planning?

    1. Listing our house in a few weeks to get $$. Once that is sorted we will look at travelling to India. YAY!

  2. She truly is a little pearl - so gifted and so cute. It sounds very exciting with the new-baby-project. I hope very very much for a sucessful trip!!!

  3. Omg!!Cailyn has grown sooo much!!Love her cute blonde curls!She has taken after you,Kerrie!!So happy to hear that her vomiting has stopped.Hopefully her growth spurt has something to do with it.We are so excited for you guys in your next step in trying for a sibling for Cailyn!!We are crossing our fingers and toes!!
    hugs to you all and hopefully we can catch up again soon!!
    kathy and david

  4. We use the plastic training pants over the Pampers night diapers and have for months! They are a Godsend for keeping baby and bed dry. Just hand wash, rinse and hang to dry till night time.

  5. She is amazing. I love that she communicates so well with you. She seems so sweet and I am so glad she is feeling better and has regained her weight. It makes such a difference. I look forward to reading about your next adventer. Love from our family to yours.

  6. Love it! She is so precious! I can't wait to meet her in person! She is so cute! Love her cute blonde curls. all the pics are amazing.

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  7. So lovely baby! Your baby is really adorable. I love all the pics.She is amazing.Her curly hair is too good makes her so cutie baby..
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