Tuesday, October 26, 2010

WEEK 22 – October 21 – October 27, 2010 – 21 weeks old

I am 5 months old this week!!!  My Mommy and Daddy cannot believe it’s already been five months since I was born. I have to apologize up front…this week’s entry is going to have a LOT of pictures, so bear with me, as I’ve got lots to tell!  In the meantime, here are some things about me at 5 months:

  • I am a big girl now!  I weigh 15.5 lbs and am 25" long!  I have rolls in places Daddy didn't know you could get rolls!
  • I love my foods...I've had oat cereal, rice cereal (my digestive tract does not agree with this, so we stopped it!), apples, pears, carrots, sweet potatoes, prunes, green beans, peas, and and green bean/tomato/potato soup...all of which are my Mommy's recipes (except the prunes...she just couldn't go there!)
  • I love to roll over.  This is recent and can cause some problems with sleeping because I can't get back on my back due to the side of the crib...like my Mommy, I need a BIG bed.
  • I am sitting with support very well, and even can "tripod" sit on my own, with my hands on my feet, for over 10 seconds!
  • I love my school.  My teachers, Ms. Audrey, Ms. Kathy and Ms. Elsa are teaching me so much...every time I see one of them, I just smile big.  I'm so lucky to have them as my teachers!
So, here are the details about this last week...one of the best parts of this week was the weekend.  I got to go to my very first-ever pumpkin patch at Remlinger Farms, here in Carnation, WA.  Mommy and Daddy took me and we met up with our friends Rachel, Jimmy and Madison.  Madison is 11-months older than me, so she has much to teach me as we grow up!  At Remlinger Farms, I got to:

Sit in a pumpkin patch:

Aunt Rachel, Madison, Mommy & Me!
Look at animals in a petting zoo:

Ride around on my Daddy:
And sleep on my Daddy:
And at the end of the day we all went to lunch because everyone was hungry.  I was getting a little grumpy at lunch, but Madison knew exactly what I needed.  Everytime I’d holler or hoot, she’d reach over and hold my hand…now that’s a REAL friend, for you!

After such a big day, Mommy and Daddy left me with Aunt Jen and Uncle Ben and they went out on a date!  Of course, I don’t really remember much about that, as I slept the whole time they were away.  Aunt Jen and Uncle Ben said that I was the easiest kid to babysit ever!  (Just wait ‘til I’m running around more…they might not say that then!) J
Ms. Audrey and Me
I have been in daycare for one month and I’ve already learned so much.  I really love my teachers and this week, Ms. Audrey gave Mommy lots of pictures from my first month of daycare.  The pictures show some of the activities I do at school and how I’m learning in each of the six disciplines that are the focus for infants and our growth. My school tracks our progress in each of these disciplines, helping us meet milestones and helping our parents understand all the cool things you can do with an infant.  These actually fit right in with what my OT, Ms. Colleen, has us working on.  Together, I tell you, these ladies are going to conquer the world (at least my world!) J The disciplines we focus on (and associated pictures!) are:

-Creative Representation: Art projects, playing with toys
Mommy and me doing art on Parent's Night...
- Social Relations: Playing with other infants
Uma and me playing "Tummy Time"

- Sense of Self: Eating, learning about doing things for themselves


- Movement: Tummy time, sitting, crawling, walking

-     Exploration & Early Logic: Sensory activity, buggy rides
Wet Oats...FUN!!!
Buggy Ride Gal
-          Language & Communication: Reading books, babbling, talking.

Next week is going to be a busy week…my BFF, Kayla, is going to have her heart surgery, so any prayers you can send her way would surely be appreciated.  I am going for my very first visit with the pediatric opthamologist at Children’s Hospital next week…we’ll see what he says about my nystagmus.  And of course, there is Halloween!!!  Mom says we may post some pictures of that before our next “standard” post.  Have a great week!


  1. Kelly! Kaetlyn is so beautiful! And it looks like she LOVED the pumpkins! Thanks for the well wishes for Kayla. All went well today at the pre-op. Hugs!

  2. I love the HAT!!! great pix and wonderful up date on the BIG girl Kaetlyn! she is so busy!! rolling over and eating big foods is AWESOME!! great job Mommy! if you cannot always make your own foods...I found gerber organic foods in pouches that Maddie luvs! and they do not have fillers...Happy Halloween! smiles