Monday, March 13, 2017

Mom Life: The Best Laid Plans

I had so much that I planned on doing and getting done last week. And then half of us got the stomach flu and that pretty much filled our entire week. Thankfully only half of us got it and we all made it through, but wow! Our house still shows that I didn't get much done in the housekeeping department for many days.

 (Well, I did have a constant stream of gross laundry that was being processed. And I did thoroughly de-germify the entire house, so there is that. Oh and also, lots and lots of snuggles. Why are snuggles never on our to-do list? and did we ever make use of our Netflix!!)

So here it is a new week and we all seem to be healthy. I should really hit the ground running today, but I slept in and now that the big girls are off to school, I am typing this and planning on enjoying my second cup of coffee. 

Ah, the mom life. Here's hoping that I find my motivation in one of the piles around the house and get at it

Friday, March 3, 2017

Sweetie at 9 Months

This little lady has had a developmental explosion the last month. She started really getting her army crawl on right after she turned 8 months. Then she would get up on her hands and knees, but not really go anywhere on them. Over the last two weeks she has started to hands and knees crawl. And now most recently she is pulling herself up. It has been crazy. The Mister was gone for an overnight trip and she had mastered pulling up while he was gone.
As demonstrated by these pictures, she rarely holds still!! Diaper changes are tricky for sure!!
We also just made the big switch to having her sleep in a crib in Shortcake's room. While I wouldn't have minded keeping her in the bassinet in our room for a bit longer, her movement made me worry about her safety in there anymore. Also, we are trying to get her to sleep a bit longer at night and we thought that not being right in with us might help. So far she is doing okay in the crib. The first night she rocked it in there and I was hoping that would do the trick, but since then she is up a few times a night. I am trying to be good about not bringing her in our bed when she wakes up at night. While that is super easy, it probably is time to wean her out of that habit.
At her nine month appointment she weighed in at 20# and is inches long. She has been doing really well with the solid foods. She really likes to eat.
Even though she is number four, I am still amazed at God's design for the human body and growth! She is still a little sweetheart. Super content and chill most of the time. (Although she is good about letting us know when she is sad. Just look at that face!!) She is such a great fit for our family!!