Thursday, November 22, 2007

Counting my Many Blessings..

Happy Thanksgiving..

What a year to be thankful for. I am overcome with emotion when I think about how lucky I am. To FINALLY be blessed with a healthy, happy, perfect in every way baby and a supportive, wonderful, patient, more than I could have ever asked for husband..I have the best family a girl could ask for and I am definitely counting my many, many, many blessings this year. Life is good.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Four Months

Well, my little Marlee Moo turned four months last Saturday. Time is passing at lightening speed! I am so sad to see that she is not a teeny tiny baby that Dave and I brought home from the hospital and to think that I will never get that time back...but oh so happy to watch her grow into this little being..this little life just oozing with personality. At her four month well check she weighed in at 14 pounds 15 ounces (60th percentile) and measured 26 1/2 inches long (75th percentile).
What a difference a month makes..
This past month she found her hands and feet..they go straight into her mouth along with anything else she can get her hands on. She has gotten so strong and can now sit in the Bumbo unassisted..this was a sad day for me.

When I put her on the activity mat she now reaches for the toys and of course they go straight to her mouth. Her favorite toy is definitely the bouncy chair. I usually put her in this on the counter when I cook dinner and she loves it. Daddy will rock the bouncy like crazy and she loves it! It's so cute, she kicks her left foot and laughs and laughs!

Marlee is so happy. When she first wakes up in the morning and after naps she talks and talks. Once she sees me or Dada she gets this big ole' smile and starts kicking her feet. If she wakes up crying or upset I know she hasn't gotten enough sleep.

She thinks the weirdest sounds are so funny. She laughs when I sneeze, cough, clear my throat,or sip coffee.
I am still swaddling her for naps and bedtime. This past week I have started leaving her arms out. She sleeps all kicked back with her arms behind her's so darn cute. When I first get her up I put her arms around my neck and she gives me hugs...she is edible.

Dave is so perfect with her..she is his little "Pumpkin". I love to watch him with her..seeing his strong hands be so gentle with heart is so full of love at times I think it could burst..<3

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Let the Embarrassment Begin

So it happened today. Dave and I were in the middle of an important meeting and once we got there and I realized how looooonnnggg this meeting was going to take I should have gotten a sitter..although getting a sitter and leaving my baby is a whole other issue. Okay back to the meeting. As we were sitting there I kept thinking Marlee needs to sleep. She needs to sleep or my little girl who is so so good 95% of the time is going to start to cry because she is too tired..I mean really cry..ask Stacey. So I am sitting there having a hard time even being part of the meeting when I hear what sounds like a pellet gun. Over and over..for a good fifteen seconds. I try to ignore it because I know exactly what it is and of course after the second fifteen second pellet gun went off Dave looked down to acknowledge that our sweet little girl was guessed it..tooting. However when it sounds like an adult male can it be considered a toot. I was so, so, so embarrassed. So then the two individuals we were meeting with had to laugh..haha. Her "tooting" went on for a good twenty minutes. All the time everyone just kept laughing. You would have thought it was me that was ripping them with how embarrassed I was. I know, I know, this is just the beginning of the embarrassing things she is going to do or say!