Monday, August 16, 2010

Baby Stats!

Thought I would give an update about our little monkey. She is growing by leaps and bounds, she is just about 7 1/2 months old. I cannot believe how time flies!
Here are her basic stats

- Wearing a size 3 diaper
- Wearing some 6-9 month clothes, some 9 month clothes- depending on the brand!
- Eating like a horse- has between 4 and 5 8 oz. bottles a day
- Eating 3 solid meals a day, oatmeal and fruit in the morning, fruit snack in the afternoon, and a veggie and fruit in the evening.
- We are not a big fan of veggies right now- I have to disguise them with lots of fruits to cover up the taste!
- Will kinda eat puffs, she isn't quite sure what to do with them, so she picks them up and they end up all over her high chair.
- Naps are short, no more 2 hour naps- she wants to be up and around.
- Is crawling like a champ and pulling herself up.
- The babbling has not really started yet, it's more like loud high pitched noises right now, but we respond to them anyways!
- LOVES her jumperoo
- Not a big fan of the infant car seat- I think it's almost time to move into her big girl convertible car seat.

So pretty much our little monkey is growing like a champ- she weighs around 17 lbs, and still has her cute chubby cheeks!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy Anniversary! Wedding that is!

Today is mine and John's anniversary, four years ago we were getting married. It's amazing to think that four years have gone by in the blink of an eye. This is the first year that I feel good about celebrating a year of marriage. First off infertility takes a toll on a marriage, so to have made it through four years of that is something to celebrate! Marriage is hard enough, add infertility on top of that and you have a lot to deal with, but John and I have managed to get through it, with some fights, tears, and hugs along the way. Now that we have our beautiful little girl we can look back and say it was all worth it, and I don't think either one of us would change the path of the last four years. It has brought us to where were are now and we are both better people for having traveled that road together.

I was thinking today about where I was on this day four years ago, it's about 4pm so I was getting ready to start our pictures with our photographer. I was laughing with my mom, oh how I miss her and can't wait to see her soon, and thinking I never thought this day would get here, but it did, and all the days since then have flown by. I have to remember to take in each day and remember that I will never get to do it again, my baby will not be a baby forever, so I have to cherish every moment with her and our moments as a family.