Monday, December 7, 2009

6 months

Okay, I realize that Abby turns 7 months in 6 days and I still haven't did the 6 month post. So sorry! I've been busy!

This has been a very eventful month for you, baby girl!
You can now sit up all by yourself! No help needed!

You can put your paci in your mouth, and you love playing with it.
You have both of your middle bottom teeth in. They are too cute when you smile :) I think the top middle ones are coming next!
You are now eating cereal, vegetables, and fruit. You LOVE to eat!
You weigh 18.4 pounds and are 26 inches long. (75 percentile in weight, 50th in height)

You are still sleeping through the night. You would rather sleep in your bed than in Mommy's arms. I'm so proud of your independence, but it makes me a smidge sad too :)
You give the sweetest hugs I've ever received!
When we are riding in the car, you like to sing along with the radio!
You now know how to wave hi and bye! A few times I promise it has sounded like you are saying hi!
You now refuse to breastfeed. You are much too interested in everything going on around you to be bothered with laying down to eat, haha. Mommy still pumps breastmilk for you, so you are still getting the nutrient you need. Formula is too expensive anyway!
We got your Christmas pictures taken, and you were such a HAM! I think we've got an entertainer on our hands :)
Your 1st Thanksgiving was really fun! Everyone was so excited to see you, and you were such a charmer, as always! :)
Some Piknik fun below :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

5 Months

Wow, time is seriously flying!

You are doing so many new things this month!

  • You have started saying "mamamama." You do this when you are hungry, and when you want Mommy to hold you.

  • You have fun playing in your Exersaucer.

  • You reach for Mommy and prefer to have her holding you over anyone else :)

  • You now arch your back and throw yourself backwards when you are mad. We have to be very careful when holding you.

  • You have moved past rice cereal onto oatmeal and barley. You hate the rice cereal now. Vegetables are next!!

  • You take two naps during the day. Usually around 9:30 - 10:00 am and noon until 3pm. I can't tell you how happy this makes me!

  • You've started sleeping through the night. Anywhere between 7 and 10 hours a night! I'm trying not to get too excited about this, because I know it could change at any moment.

  • You are so intrigued by faces. You love to touch, slap, and grab them. You especially love to touch Daddy's beard.

  • You like to sit on the counter in your bumbo while Mommy does the dishes.
  • You love to pull/touch hair. Maybe one day you'll be a hairdresser? :)

  • You reach for things and will move your whole body to touch something.

  • You still haven't rolled over, but you can turn yourself in a complete circle. I'm starting to think you may just skip rolling over and start crawling instead.
  • You got your first tooth October 28th!

  • You love to "pet" Lily. Which really consists of grabbing a handful of her hair. She is very accomodating, though, and loves to give you kisses. I think you two will be good friends in the very near future :)
My sweetest memories of you this month are the nights when you wake up in middle of the night and just want to be held and rocked back to sleep. Everytime this happens, I focus on remembering just how small you are, how perfectly you fit in my arms, how you smell, and how you change from upset to peaceful the instant I pick you up. I will cherish these moments as long as I live. I pray that I can always be someone you can find comfort and calm in.

I love you soooo much, Baby Girl!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

You've Got A Smile That Could Light Up This Whole Town

Oh Baby Girl... You get sweeter and sweeter every day!

4. Months. Old.

How can it be??

What have you been up to this month?

  • You can now grab your feet and even stick them in your mouth.
  • You can sit up in the corner of the couch and not fall over.
  • You have started reaching for things.
  • Your hand/eye coordination is really improving!
  • You started rice cereal and you LOVE it.
  • You have started to suck your thumb. It may be the cutest thing ever!
  • You talk, talk, talk.
  • You said the word WOW twice! Daddy and I say this is your unofficial 1st word :)
  • You still hate tummy time.
  • You still don't sleep through the night, but we're working on it.
  • You now weigh 15 pounds and are 24.5 inches long. Big girl!!

I can't believe how big you are!

Let's see how you've grown.

2 months.3 months.

4 months.

I get weepy thinking about how fast you're growing, but I'm so excited for all of the fun, new things that are coming. I love you Abigail Rose :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Three Months Already??

Dear Abby Rose,

I can't believe it that today you are 3 months old! It feels like just yesterday that we were bringing you home from the hospital. You are so different than you were back then!

You have started to develop a sweet little personality. You charm basically everyone you meet! You are happy most of the time and laugh alot. You "talk" to us constantly. You are a morning person, and you are slowly turning Mommy into one too.

Your favorite thing to do right now is suck/bite on your hands and fingers. Really, you will put anything you can in your mouth. Other people's fingers, blankets, toys...Doesn't matter. You drool so much we might have to start keeping a bib on you. Your favorite toy is your giraffe lovie. You also love to put him in your mouth :) You love to sit your Bumbo. You have just started discovering your feet.

You have already had an ear infection and been on an airplane. You have already stayed the night with Grandma and Papa Iles. They kept you so Mommy and Daddy could go out for their wedding anniversary.

You are growing and changing so much every single day.

You bring me more joy than they I've ever imagined! I can't imagine my life without you now and have a hard time remembering what it was like before you came.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Introducing Abigail Rose Smith....

She's here!!!! Abigail Rose arrived Wednesday night at 7:04. She weighed 8 pounds and 3.5 ounces. She is 20 3/4 inches long. She's a big girl!

I was undecided about getting an epidural, but after a few really intense contractions, I decided I needed one :) I'm so glad I got one! It made the delivery an actually enjoyable experience. Here are a few pics of our precious new one:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

She's Coming!!!!!

So my water broke this morning at 4:30! We are now at the hospital and things are progressing nicely. I was at 3 cm when i got here at around 6, and now, at 10:45 I'm almost at a 5. They just started me on a low dose of pitocin, so we'll see how it goes! I've been walking around and enjoying my time here so far! Please pray for baby because there is some meconium coming out with the water, which means that she has already had a bowel movement in there. Probably nothing to worry about, but is potentially a problem. We'll update again when she gets here!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

D Day

Welp, today is my due date, and the baby still isn't here... I go to a midwife, and she said they won't even consider inducing me until 42 weeks. I hope Little Miss Smith decides to come before then! I'm already going crazy :) We'll keep you updated! Here is a pic of me at 39.5 weeks.