Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Baby No Longer . . .



It's official. Renae is no longer a baby. Sure, she hasn't turned 1 quite yet, but it seems this past week my little baby girl has gone from smiley baby to a very toothy toddler. Yesterday Renae woke up and decided it was the day to grow up.



Rock star Daddy and rock star Renae. Yeah Baby.

Jesse and I were playing with her in her room shortly after we all woke up. Renae demonstrated that she was not qualified to stand up on her own without anyone or anything helping her. She did the typical put-my-butt-in-the-air-first-then-pull-the-rest-of-my-body-up move. During our play time she repeatedly pulled herself up to standing! I don't know who taught her but it's here to stay.



Is this not the cheesiest grin ever?

Later on that day, we bought Renae's new car seat. She's outgrown the one we brought her home from the hospital in. She now gets to ride in the car facing forward which she seems to enjoy. Now instead of looking big in her old car seat, she looks little again in the new one.



Apparently old enough to have a tattoo . . .

Even later on in the day, I was helping Renae practice walking. I let go of her hands and she remained standing. Then I saw her move one foot in front of the other until her hands caught her on the trunk in her room. I chalked it up to pure inertia. However, for the next 45 minutes she proved us wrong and took step after step after step. We called the Grandparents and they too witnessed Renae's day of first steps.



She feeds herself. Sometimes.

How can my baby not be a baby anymore? I feel like this week started out as usual, but ended with a toddler on our hands. Ok, so maybe she's not officially a toddler, but she sure doesn't seem like a baby anymore. Everyone told us they would grow up so fast but I don't think we were able to understand until yesterday. Now that Renae is really mobile, I think our lives are about to get pretty interesting . . .

Our white trash baby shows us her moves below:


9 comments:

The Beasley's said...

What the heck! She's not allowed to be that big yet! Walking?!? I almost cried watching her! On a side note: I love how excited she is about the music. It's like she doesn't know what to do with her self except just move her little tushy. Too cute!

Jenny said...

as i sit here nursing aiden i'm sniffling b/c i've missed all but a few moments of renaes first year and b/c i know that i'm going to be writing this same post all too soon. aiden has that same apple of my eye onzie in blue...but it no longer fits. can you see my site now?

Anonymous said...

Way to go Renae!!!! Where did twelve months go anyway? Look out mommy and daddy.

Nana

Mandi said...

Aww, no WAY! Walking?!? What the heck? Who gave her permission to grow up like that? She's so adorable bouncing and smiling and laughing - and I'm SO impressed with how well she's walking and pulling herself up from sitting! Wow! Thanks for the video, I loved it!

lankris said...

Ok I am totally jealous that I can't see the video of her walking... is it you tube? If so, it's blocked here, so instead you guys will just have to come see us so we can witness those walking moves :)

Scott & Julie said...

Stop feeding that girl crack! (that's what Scott says)

Julie: "Pretty funny stuff you've got going on there short stuff!"y

WaitinginOhio said...

yay Renae! She just gets cuter and cuter. By the way, I switched from xanga. "see" you around!
~Mari

Dee said...

That girl's got rhythm though her navigation skills need some work (crawling into the coffee table).

Thanks for sharing these precious moments!

Love you,
Aunt Dee

Keely said...

Hey Julie, take heart and ask my mom: Joel is STILL the baby!! heeheeheehee I just crack my self up! Keely

P.S. or maybe we should be asking Penni???