Last night, I was putting Marissa to bed, and Dan was finishing putting groceries away. He said he only wasn't watching Arianna for a minute, and then he went looking for her around the corner of the entryway, then around by the front door, and then he heard her on the stairs. She had just climbed up 3/4 of our full staircase in about 2 seconds!!! We already have a gate at the bottom of the stairs, so now we need to close it! We hadn't been closing it because I've been watching her try to climb up the stairs, and she couldn't, and also because Marissa can't open it. I'm still freaking out every time I think about it. I had just finished putting Marissa to bed and was walking towards the stairs when I heard Dan calling "Arianna?" and then I heard him freaking out and as I turned the corner I saw him dash up the stairs to her. When he heard her, he poked his head around the corner to look up the stairs, and she turned around to grin at him, and somehow managed not to fall! This child is certainly keeping us on our toes!
In other news, I think I forgot to mention that her first tooth poked through last week, and her second did today (bottom front)! She had a lot harder time with it than Marissa ever did - we didn't even know Marissa was getting teeth when it happened! But Arianna was pretty upset for a few days when it was first popping through.
We also just recently started her on mushy food! We're taking it kinda slow, but she's been eating rice cereal for about a month. I didn't want to introduce too many things at once, so she's only had applesauce and carrots so far. I'm "making" her food, so I'm basically just mushing up adult cooked veggies for now. Eventually I'd like to make a huge batch of them and freeze them. But that just sounds like an ordeal! Anyways, I just mashed up carrots and she LOVES them! She's even able to eat them with chunks in them, which surprises me. I've also been trying to give her applesauce, but she will have NO part in it! It's so weird, because even unsweetened applesauce is sweet! The LOCKDOWN babies manage to do with their mouths is impressive!
Rach was here for her fall break this past weekend. It was loads of fun, and the girls loved every second of it too. Unfortunately, the house suffered. Lol. I still have dishes and picking up to do to catch up from being busy all weekend. We went to a bonfire with our church group Saturday night, and it was really fun too. Marissa ate and ate and ate and still kept whining that she was still hungry. Sometimes she won't eat 2 bites of something, and other times she won't stop! Sunday, around 4-5am, Arianna decided she didn't really need any more sleep. Lol. She wasn't wide awake, and she wasn't upset or anything. She just wouldn't stay asleep! I ended up sleeping in and skipping church, and Arianna and I ended the morning around 11, together in my bed. It was wonderful to cuddle with her, and get that extra sleep! I also managed to do about 5 hours of work this weekend. So I guess I was pretty busy!
Well, I figured I'd do a quick post, since I've been slacking on here lately. I have before, during, and after pictures of a project I've been working on, so that'll be my next post!
*EDIT* I forgot one of my favorite events of the weekend: I got a professional massage! It was a Christmas gift last year when I was hugely pregnant, so obviously I didn't go right away. And then Arianna needed to nurse all the time, so I waited some more. And since my sister was in town, I didn't have to wait to do it on a Saturday when they are usually very busy. It was at the massage place I worked at for a few weeks last summer, and I had no idea their massage tables were heated! I'm glad I waited til it was cold, because that's one feature I wouldn't have wanted to miss! It was the MOST relaxing 45 minutes of my life, and I'm still trying to figure out a way I can go EVERY week, since it's right by the place I pick up/drop off my work on Mondays and Fridays. It was heavenly!
Rach and I also went to a Mark Lowry concert. He's a Christian singer/comedian that we LOVED when we were kids, and he was in town! Granted, he's a little older now, and certainly not quite the same style we like now, but it was still lots of fun!