Friday, August 31, 2012

7 Months!

Wow! My sweet baby girl is 7 months old already! They literally are passing in a blink of an eye. She is currently 16 lbs., and is (I'll measure tomorrow) inches long. She has learned to do so much this past month! In addition to her baby food feedings, she's started eating little cereal puffs, and not only now chewing them, but feeding them to herself! 

(Sophia feeding herself cereal puffs)

She's also sipped water from a regular cup a few times! She's gained TWO teeth 

as well as learned to crawl in the span of two days! It was insane! Now in addition to not being able to slow her down now that she can crawl, 

(Sophia crawling around getting into trouble)

she's also constantly pulling herself to standing on EVERYTHING! 

She's even let herself go and just stand on her own for a few short moments on a few different occasions now! She waves a lot now, plays our own version of peek-a-boo, and can say MAMA!! She is such a big girl, and so dang smart!

We've David's also been trying to get her to finally sleep in her own bed and to get to sleep without me having to nurse her until she's asleep. So far it's been tough. I think we're on like day 5 of attempting it. Unfortunately, I'm not much help in this scenario because anytime she cries I want to pick her up and cuddle her, and when I can't and have to hear her cry, I end up crying too. :(

(Sophia hanging out in the crib Daddy made her)

(Making sure Auntie doesn't try to steal her cereal puffs)

(Sophia's first post-birth Olive Garden outing)

(In her super cute PJs)

Unfortunately, with all the new skills she's learning, she's also been managing to make new boo boo's as well. She's ended up with a few bruises and goose eggs because she keeps bumping into things or occasionally slipping and flopping her head onto something not soft. It hurts me a little, but sadly I can't protect her from everything. :(

(Playing in the bath with Dad)

We also welcomed another cousin into the family! 

And celebrated another's birthday!

And in more somber news also dealt with my dad (Sophia's Papa) being in a pretty nasty car accident.

Luckily, somehow he was mostly okay. He was airlifted to the hospital but had minor injuries, but is now back in with clots caused by the accident. :(

So there's been a lot of ups and downs this month, but all in all it was pretty good, and it just reminds us once again to be grateful for the family that counts. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rough Times Again...

I've been having a lousy past few days. Feeling emotional and just tired an drained. I'm really hoping that I can get through the next few days of this and that it moves on soon. :(

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Very Happy Half Birthday...!!

I can't believe it! My little angel is 6 months old already! That's halfway to 1! My little munchkin is just growing and growing. At her 6 month well check today, she was 28.5 inches long and 15 lbs. 6 oz.!

 I probably say this a lot but she's just so stinking smart and beautiful! She's sooo close to crawling! She gets up on all fours but doesn't move yet, but you can see she's determined to. In the mean time she rolls to wherever she wants to go, and sometimes that's clear across a room. It's crazy! And she's fast too!

Still no teeth have broken through but she gnaws on everything so it'll be very soon. This month she started trying baby foods! She's had green beans, green peas, mashed potatoes, a bite of raspberry sorbet, turkey & gravy, beef & gravy and chicken & gravy and still not a single mess! She also tried water for the first time and in a sippy cup no less and took to it immediately. Never dropped it or threw it and held it herself the whole time! 

And she learned to wave!

And likes to stand (assisted) whenever possible! This month she decided that she was done with her swing, so I've broken that down and moved it to storage. Instead she has moved on to her exersaucer, which she just loves! 

She celebrated her first 4th of July by participating in a parade and watching sparklers. We also went to the beach for the very first time! She wasn't entirely sure what she thought of the water but she did really well. All in all, it was a successful trip.

She also took her first day long mini-vacation to Ft. Lauderdale! We did a lot of walking around, window shopping, and then got to hang out in the pool for a bit! Sophia got to meet my cousin, Sarah, and Uncle Mark, and we had a pretty tasty dinner with the whole family at Outback :)