Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Each year I plan to change your blog header pic with a new photo of you and Lambie. I think it will be fun to watch you grow in relation to Lambie. Already you seem so much bigger than in your photo from in the NICU that has graced the top of the blog up until this point. Sometimes it's hard to notice your growth since it is so gradual. But there is no denying you are growing!
I am a little late this year...I hope to do the next one on your actual birthday!
Look at how irresistible you are, cuddling Lambie close as you drift to sleep (well, drift as best you can while Mommy is taking pictures of you). Sleep sweetly...and long...and straight through the night....
Thursday, August 20, 2009
You need the extra space, but more than anything we need to start making room for Little Brother, so this past weekend Daddy and I (mainly Daddy) moved you down the hall. Even though it is all your same stuff, it took you a little time to adjust—the room smells and sounds different. Plus, your nightlight and window shine at you from a different angle, so you can definitely tell you are someplace new. But now I think you like it fine…Mommy likes it because the new room gets less light during the day, so you take better naps. Better naps for you mean better naps for me!
I love these words over your bed—you ARE our miracle baby! (And you ARE a little girl!)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
The past month our home has been tormented by teething. Ugh. We officially have six teeth on bottom, and none of those were too bad. But over the past few days a top tooth has finally broken through (two have been on the cusp for months) and it has been torture for the whole family. There isn't much we can do to comfort you since you won't tolerate a teething ring or anything else in your mouth. You constantly want to be held, and even when you are it doesn't seem to make you feel much better And to make things worse, with the teething comes extra mucus, which you gag on and then vomit. Orajel also makes you vomit because of the strong flavor and extra saliva. Unfortunately, all this has caused you to lose weight over the past month that you didn't have to spare! I know teething is a rite of passage every child and parent must go through. But it seems like such a waste since you won't actually use these teeth for a long time, if ever. What a bear you are! Fussy all the time and not very willing to smile. Ten surgeries, and not one of them caused you to act like this! Not that I blame you--it looks very painful. Your gums are red and swollen, and your teeth are coming in very crooked, jagged and SHARP. I am sure the the lower teeth hurt your upper gums when you bite down. We have a dentist appointment towards the end of August. We will see what he has to say about those chompers of yours. In the meantime, hurry and pop those little guys out so that we can go back to having fun!