Wednesday, September 12, 2012

5 Months!

Baby Girl,

I can hardly believe you are 5 months old! This time 5 months ago, I was sitting in the hospital bed with a great epidural waiting for your grandparents to arrive... waiting for you to arrive. Daddy did not have a  church job yet, and we were moving out of our house in just 2 weeks... with no where to go. But we were not thinking about that this day 5 months ago. We were thinking about you. However, it would still be another 8 hours until we met you for the first time.

The Lord has done so much for us these past 5 months. A job, a free place to stay until we found our home, some friends, and of course family.

I've already written about how big you're getting and how much you are learning each day. I feel like you get a new fat roll every day. :) It is so adorable! You are now in size 3 diapers and 6 mo clothing. You can push up with your arms and also push your booty in the air with your knees... however, not at the same time. It's like you're a little see-saw, head-up-booty-down then booty-up-head-down. You'll get a hang of it soon and then, I bet, off you'll go! You are a very independent lady! Standing against your crib, the couch, and your exersaucer... you are doing great!

I love you so much, Abigail! I can't wait to continue to be surprised by you every day!


Pure joy!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Leaps and Bounds

My dearest Abigail has changed and grown leaps and bounds this past week! Not only physically (my little Michelin Man has packed on some more rolls recently) but also mentally/developmentally. She is finally rolling over (it takes a little longer for big girls :) ), sitting unassisted for a little and standing propped up against things. Way to go baby girl!

She taking rice cereal like a champ and will soon start other foods. She's reaching for things, using her hands more, and can recognize her name. Her napping is also better too! :)

I know this is not unusual. But it is just so amazing to me that my little girl who used to sleep, eat, cry, and sleep is turning into such a little ball of personality. It is amazing to me how the Lord has made each person different and has given me the privledge of caring for this one. "I praise the Lord for she is fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14.

Here is my little chunk  :)

Mmmmm... Cereal... :)

Buddah Baby... Look at those rolls!
When she was sick with her first cold a few weeks ago... Doesn't she look like an angry Aunt Jemima?

And of course, a smile that melts my heart!