Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Annalise Faith 9 months

This month has flown by like crazy....I just feel like time wil not slow down. I know I have seriously probably said that the last few posts but it is so true. Every day I am so amazed by how much Annalise is gowing and interacting so much more. I feel at his point I need to take daily pictures or write every little thing down as this first is just slipping through my skinny finger tips.  I dont want this baby time to end. 

I love that she is growing and learning but sometime especially at night when she just wants to play peek a boo or keeps lifting her head up off my shoulders I miss those sweet baby moments where she would just lay in my arms and look up at me with her big blue eyes in wonder.  Wondering what on earth everything is so curious ...her little baby angelic face.

Now when I look at her I see this sweet little girl just dying for us to teach her and for her to learn her own way in the world....slow down baby girl.

All smiles....all of the time!!!

This month she has started to really come into her own.  She can feed herself her little rice cereal pick ups and rarely has trouble chewng them up and swallowing.  I can sit her down to eat her pickups while I cook dinner at night and look over and she is just content waiting for me to hand her some more. 
She has really learned to play and occupy herself on her own. She still rarely fusses. She is such a GOOD baby. I mean really y'all she never cries.  The only time she does is because she is hungry or wet.  Her hungry cry is just so funny too because its more like she's hollaring at me to get her a ba ba sooner!!  She eats 2 full baby foods at every sitting and is still eating between 4-5 bottles every day.... my big eater.  Oh and she loves anything.  No complaints on any food yet.  Chicken and Apples and Prunes so far are her favorite.

sweet potatoes be gone!!!
All done...I want some more cereal lady!!

Shes all over the floor now.  She basically rolls from one end of the carpet in the living room to the other.  Aaron and I have realized we cannot leave her unwatched any longer on the floor for very long becuase she will find anything and put it in her mouth.

trying to get her to go after her ball aint worth it mom....

Really mom... that is soooo far away!!

We had our 9 month check up and she is doing excellent.  Vocabualary wise she is blowing those other babies out of the water.... she knows both Momma, Dada and Baba...she knows the difference too!  Motor skills are on que....but we need to star working on letting her pull up on her own so more.  I am guilty of picking her up or grabbing her arms if she is struggling. I really need to make a conscious effort to let her do it herself even if she fusses a little bit.
As far as crawling we are not there yet but she tries. She gets on all fours and just rocks back an fourth... I am just waiting for the day she decides to take off. 
She weighed in as her usually string bean self 16.6 lbs and 28 3/4 " long.  She is so long and tiny and absolutely perfect.

This month she also went swimming for the first time (shame on me I know... no pictures)  She loved it after about 10 minutes it took to get used to the large crowd and the feel of the water.

The pricked her finger to check to see if she was anemic.... nom nom nom...yummy bandaids!

Momma that hurt...

 All smiles again

Oh and how she loves her daddy!  She will sit on the couch and just play wih his face for a very long time. She loves to grab on his nose and his ears and especially pull at his hair.  She just loves him sooo much I can tell.

As far as mommy time.  I so love rushing home to my sweet princess every day.  On my way home sometimes Aaron will put me on speaker phone if she is fussing and I will sing to her for a bit and he says she always smiles or gets a big excited grin just knowing it is me.  (i love that)

Night time is becoming more and more special to me.  I feel like as a baby I didn't hold her enough for fear that she would be too clingy and now all I want to do is hold her before bed.  After our bath and pjs, we get a book and read for a bit and then I just lay there rocking her.  Singing her sweet songs and breathing in her sweet smell.  Oh Annie girl... you seriously melt your momma's heart.

Mommy and Annie snuggles

I can't believe you will be 1 year old in less than 3 months.  Your momma is planning you a beautiful first birthday party...I know you will love!!

Happy 9 months sweet girl!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Annalise Faith- 7 month update

Seriously like is my clock just running on fast speed these days.  Feels like I just took her 6 month pictures and now she is 7 months and sitting up all on her own.

This month has been a big month for us. She is sitting up really well on her own and we took our first vacation as a family.  Plane ride and all. She got to visit and meet most of our family from New York for the first time too.  (that will be yet another post once I get the time)

This month Annie girl has truly turned into a  little girl.

She is wanting to eat more food. 
Trying out new things- Miss Independent over here.
She is sitting up and trying to grab and play with more toys.
She is being more receptive to mommy and daddy while we are talking to her.
She loves to play and laugh with her cousins.

Its just crazy to see her grow and change from day to day. 
I am loving every minute of it but sometimes I feel like it is just going by way too fast.
Add work into the mix, trying to have a life, and spend time with the hubby and family and before you know it I'm going to be balling my eyes out because she is heading to kindergarten.
Don't. Even. Go. There!!


I am truly loving this little girl and being her mommy though. 
We finally made the time to take some family pictures and I will have those posted soon, but for now, your enjoyment.

I give you...Annalise... 7 months old.

Selfie with momma!

I just wanna pull her hair!!

Finally sitting up and playing my piano!!!

I love sitting on the couch on my own without help!!! (this also the first dress I bough Annie, I bought it the day we found out she was a glad she is finally in it!!)


MMMMM.... sweet potatoes or peas....

I got this mom....

Big girl in the grass for only the second time.  (moms not a fan of bugs)
(this is in Aunt Diane's yard in New York)

First Vacation to Niagra Falls with Mommy and Danny

Cheesing for the camera while looking at the Falls!

My first selfie in the airport, while delayed!!

So content all of the time....

My not so big but not so little baby anymore!!

Annalise Faith 8 Months

Oh my sweet Jesus!! Where is the time going.  I feel it quickly slipping through my fingers and I am trying so hard to hold on for dear life for every single second to absorb all this precious time with my sweet girl.

She has grown so much this month and is really starting to show her true personality. I know I have said it time and time again but she is such a happy girl. She only fusses when she tired, hungry or teething I swear.  I already know if and when we have another child it will not be this easy.  She is seriously an angle from above.  I love her.

I want to spend all the time I can when I get home just holding her, playing with her, and spending time with her. 

This month month she has grown in 2 more teeth for a grand total of 4 now!!  She loves to smile and show them off along with her adorable dimples.

She officially said "da da" this month.  I picked her up from our friends house one envening and she was just saying it over and over again.  I was really hoping that she would have said it first in front of him but I know with both of us working we have and will miss those moments, so instead I decided to not tell Aaron and wait until she just said it.

The next morning was a Saturday and we woke up and had her in bed with it and I kid you not..she rolled over and looked at Aaron and said "Da Da!"  with the cutest smile to follow.  You could just see his heart melt that very instant. It was one of those moments I know I will never forget.

And now for pictures....

Dr visit for her poor tummy. She has always had such a hard time going...but with lots of apple juice and her favorite fruit, prunes she is doing so much better!!

Early morning about to head out w/ daddy to day care!  Looking like such a big girl these day!!

Oh mom....your always taking pictures of me...

Finally got my ready to cruise!!!

Fun times at dinner!!

Yummy first bite of big girl food!

Best part of my days... snuggling w/ this angel!!
Getting too big!!!

My Sweet Annie,
This month I pray that you continue to grow and develop in so many new and exciting ways. I pray that you continue to learn new things and new words. I pray that your bones and muscles continue to grow and develop so that you might be a strong little girl. My sweet girl you are such a blessing to both your daddy and I. We love you so much. We are so blessed that you are ours and that the Lord has given you to us to teach us his ways and to fall in love with Him. We are so excited for the future we have for you and all that you will teach us as parents. Thank you so much lord for all your blessings.