Wednesday, October 31, 2012

First Halloween

Your first Halloween and you were a precious little ladybug!  We had 2 costumes for you.  They were hand-me-downs from sister, but you looked so precious in them.  We went to a Halloween Carnival at church.  You enjoyed spending lots of time with either Momma or Daddy while sister played and played.




On Halloween night, you helped Momma pass out candy while sister went trick-or-treating.  You were such a sweet thing - even though you've been pretty sick.


Love,
Momma

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Baptism

 You were baptized just shy of 3 months.  You wore your special handkerchief hat that you also wore home from the hospital (a few snips and it will be the handkerchief you can use on your wedding day).  You also wore the baptism dress that your sister wore.  This isn't a special dress, but it sure is beautiful!  I will save it for you girls so that you can baptize your babies in it if you choose.  Here's you and Momma right before the service started.  Helps to have a bottle down for sure.


Then, we met as a family to baptize you in the front of the church.


Then, the Rev. Camille baptized you and showed you off to church.  All the children were in front and then we all sang "Jesus Loves Me".  You did SO GOOD and didn't cry or fuss!  I was extremely pleased!


After the service, we all went and ate at Larry's Pizza and opened your special presents.  You got a lamb lovey, a cross plaque and lots of clothes and books.  You sure are LOVED by your family and friends and of course, GOD!!  What a perfect day!

Love,
Momma

Friday, October 26, 2012

Held Up




This is your favorite way to be held. You detest being held "like a baby" unless you are drinking a bottle. You have great use if your neck and hold your head up really well, so I've been holding you like this a lot! You are so adorable and most people call you a "living doll". You are so good and laid back. You like being held (like that) and you LOVE your swing. Those are your two favorite things in the world right now.

Love,
Momma

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Updates



We just went to your 2 month checkup (at a little over 2 1/2 months) and you were 11 pounds 3.5 ounces, 22.5 inches and head circumference 16 inches. For your height/weight ratio, you are just about in the 50th percentile, so you are doing perfect! And, you really are doing great. You drink anywhere between 4.5 and 5.5 ounces of formula 5-6 times a day. You are sleeping all night now - usually from around 8 p.m. to 5:45 a.m. (knock on wood!). You are coo'ing and smiling like crazy. And, you are really, really happy and quite fit your nickname! You are such an easy baby and I am so glad! I love your laid-back, happy personality and know you will go far in life with it. Love you so much!

Love,
Momma

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy





Your sister has nicknamed you "Happy". It's so cute! It comes from her hearing is say "that baby happy" or "that baby not happy" when you are crying. I can't get her to pose in pictures with you or hold you yet. She's still so young at 2 and she loves you, but I think she still doesn't completely understand you yet. However, she adores you and if she doesn't see you in the mornings after I get her up, will run around the house saying "Happy happy" until she finds you!

Love,
Momma

Monday, October 1, 2012

2 Months Old


You are two months old today! You wear size 0-3 Month clothes and a size "1" diaper. I finally put one pair of shoes on you, and you are in a size 0.  We haven't been to your 2 month check-up yet, but I'm sure you are over 10 pounds and maybe close to 11.  You are drinking between 4 and 5.5 ounces a bottle and usually 6 bottles a day.  You are awake part of the day, but still sleeping.  During your awake time, you LOVE to be in your swing.  That's your favorite thing.  You also enjoy "talking" to Momma and Sissy and smiling at us both.  You are so adorable!  You are sleeping up to a 7-8 hour stretch!  Unfortunately, it starts around 7:00 p.m., so you aren't quite making it through the night just yet.  However, you are getting there and honestly, I don't mind getting up with you because it gives me some special time just with you where nothing else is going on.  :)  I love you so much and am so lucky that you are my daughter!

Love,
Momma