Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Audrey - 6 months


You are 6 months old today - a whole half a year!! I say this every single month, but I just cannot believe how fast the time is flying by!

This month you had cereal for the first time. You loved it and have also tried banana, avocado, sweet potato, carrot, strawberry and pear! You pretty much seem to love everything we give you and we just can't get it in your mouth fast enough for you!

You're sitting up on your own now. Not for long periods of time, but you are definitely leaps and bounds stronger each and every day.

You are also wiggling in every direction but forward! Momma has to keep a close eye on you now because even though you aren't technically crawling, you're definitely mobile. You do get up on your hands and knees and rock back and forth like you're going to throw yourself forward, but then you basically belly flop!
Those toys are where I originally put you down!

You have 2 teeth now! They're both in the middle on the bottom. You seem much less fussy than you had been, so I think that may be it for right now anyway.
Mama sacrificed her finger to your jaws of steel for this picture.
You're welcome. You can thank me later. :)

Your personality is developing by the minute! 95% percent of the time, you are the happiest baby I have ever seen. When you're really tired or you're not feeling well, you are a Momma's girl through and through. You only want me, and I refuse to complain. I know that it won't be like this for long, so I'm soaking up every hug, kiss and cuddle that I can. You now have a distinct angry face and voice too. The voice is much lower than your regular babbling and Momma can't help but chuckle at you when you do it. You're just so darn cute, even when you're mad!

You absolutely love your feet, and despite the tons of toys you have, they are your favorite thing to play with!

You are a million rays of sunshine in my life, my sweet girl. You fill my heart with the purest joy. Every single night, I thank God for the miracle and blessing you are in my life.

As always, I look forward to the adventures that await us. You continue to teach me more about myself and life every day, and I'm so grateful God chose me to be your Mommy.

I love you to the moon and back, sweet girl!

*Edit 7/7/11* You finally had your 6 month well visit today and you are 17 pounds 13.5 ounces, and 26 inches long. You are right on track based on your previous appointments. The doctor was impressed with how well you were sitting up on your own and babbling like a maniac. :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Today, the scale read 0.2 pounds LESS than my pre-pregnancy weight! Thank you breastfeeding and good genes! Pre-pregnancy body, well, we're not there yet. Don't think I'll ever be, to be honest. But that's okay. I'll take what I can get! Only 1.8 pounds to go to get to the weight I was before my 2 losses. :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Feeling crafty

That's right, I'm feeling crafty, but lacking inspiration. What are your favorite craft blogs? I don't have a sewing machine, but I'm looking for anything fun I can make for Audrey or with her when she gets a little bigger. Cute gift ideas or home decor ideas are welcome too. So what are your favorite blogs or websites to go to for craft inspiration? Ready? GO!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Audrey - 5 months


You’re 5 months old now (plus a week because mommy is so bad at writing your letters on time) and what a fun little 5 month old you are! Daddy and I were just looking through our cell phone pictures of you and talking about how much you’ve grown already! You’ve grown from a tiny little peanut to Mommy’s sweet little girl!

You smile and giggle all the time now. And you give the BEST kisses! Mouth wide open, you come in for a kiss and slobber all over whomever you’re loving at the time. Mommy likes to call it her daily baby spit facial.

You’ve found your feet and love to stick them in the air and kick around. You also love your little activity bouncer. Your legs are still too short for it, so we raised it up and put a box under your feet. You bounce and play with the toys, and push the buttons to make the music play. You just love it and it can keep you entertained for almost an hour!

Your first tooth is starting to pop through too! It’s just a little white dot right now, but it definitely explains all the drooling and the random cries that sound like you’re in pain. You chew on your fingers and gag yourself multiple times a day from sticking them in a little too far. We also have to be careful because you love to throw yourself backwards, arch your back and hang upside down. You throw yourself back so quickly that we have to hang on tight to you all the time just in case!

One of your favorite parts of the day is rocking on the front porch with Grampy when he gets home from work. I have to admit, it's one of Mommy's favorite parts of the day too.

You took your first long road trip to visit your Auntie Amanda and Uncle Ryan Memorial Day weekend, and for 8 hours in the car, you did fantastic! You went in the pool for the first time and hated it, which surprised me because you love the tubby so much. You spent lots of time cuddling with your Auntie and Uncle Ryan and let them "practice" on you since their little boy will be here in September.

You're stronger and stronger by the day too! You wiggle yourself in circles, push up on your hands and toes,  and I have a feeling it won't be long until you're crawling all over the place (or *gasp* even walking!).

You are the prettiest, happiest, most loving little girl and everyone is completely infatuated with you!

Especially Mommy! I love you to the moon and back sweet girl!
Love Always,