Thursday, October 22, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

finally putting up Cici's 4 month update!


Another month has passed and our sweet little pumpkin is suddenly 4 months old!!
Growth We just had your Well Baby check and you are 13 pounds and 9 ounces and 24 inches tall. You are wearing 0-3 clothes and sleepers. And we JUST moved you up to size 2 diapers when we ran out of size 1, but we keep leaking, so we are thinking we may need to go back down for awhile longer. Stop growing, baby.

During the day, you are so relaxed and chill. The only time you really fuss is when you are fighting naps but even then, you don't have a lot to say generally. However, we have recently obtained this "stranger anxiety" and if we are anywhere out of the norm, have any company over, or you are around anyone other than Mom, dad, and Mae Mae, you totally lose your cool. No one is allowed to touch you, talk to you, or even look at you! Yes, it is as bad as I'm stating. Hopefully it's short lived and we can take you out in public or have people over again in the next decade ;)

You have really begun to change rapidly as of late. You aren't quite rolling over TECHNICALLY but everything is over except your arm which gets stuck--so almost. In the last couple weeks you have also begun to "help" hold your bottle. And yes, I said BOTTLE. We have almost gotten you use to the idea of taking one every now and then. You also have started to bring things to your mouth and your favorite is my fingers! If your paci is in, you will pull it out then struggle trying to find your mouth again. It's so sweet to watch you learn and explore new things every day.

Well, you certainly are the baby. You are still sleeping in our room and most of the time, cosleeping. We're in no rush to get you out yet, so we're just going with it. Whatever gets us all sleep, right? Ps-I wish I had somehow known this wisdom with Milania.

Bath time
Our bed
Diaper changes
Milania and her antics

Anywhere we try to have you sleep other than our bed ;)
Car rides, although you're getting better!
Milania and her antics

Fun things to look forward to this coming month
Your first Halloween
Milania's 2nd birthday
Your first trip to the pumpkin patch
Jaxen's 1st birthday party
And finally, here are some pictures from the last month!


**if you've noticed my wording change, thanks for being a reader :) I am actually going to start directing this more towards the girls/our family to look back on, so I plan to write in second person often.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

{happy 2nd birthday, Milania Mae}

I can remember so clearly the day you were born; all of the details and minutes of that day seem so vivid.
As we pulled up to the hospital that morning, the sun was peeking over the horizon and it was the most gorgeous October Day. I couldn't help but think that God had this planned all along--he wanted me to see that beautiful sunrise that morning signaling a new day and a new life.
And when you finally arrived that night and Dr. Bruxvoort placed you on my chest, I knew in that moment that this new life had begun. I was now a mommy, Ryan was a daddy, and you were ours, forever and ever. And for the first time in my life, I understood the phrase "love at first sight." My heart felt as though it might explode at any minute from the immense love and emotion of finally meeting you.
And yet somehow, even with all these memories so vivid in my mind, 2 years has slipped through my fingers and I now have a toddler.
A toddler who is walking, talking, and demanding to wear jewelry.
So today we celebrate. We celebrate the day you were born because it is your day. We celebrate the day you were born because it is our day as well. We celebrate the little girl we created, brought into this world and have raised. We celebrate the past two years of your life and we celebrate the little girl you are today. We celebrate your birthday because it was one of the best days of our life.
"Heaven blew every trumpet and played every horn on the wonderful, marvelous night you were born"