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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sarah - 6 Months!

Sarah, can you believe you're 6 months old now?!
Ughh, Mom, please don't mention my age!
No honey, it's a good thing!  Soon, you will be able to sit up and play, and do all sorts of fun new things!
Really, really, REALLY?!  :)
Yup!  And you will have so much fun with your sister!
Well now I'm so excited, I'm gonna bust a move!


This past month was full of new experiences for you!  Here they are:

You met TONS of your family members and friends for the first time! (Grandpa, uncles, aunts, cousins, great grandparents, great-great grandma, etc..)
You went to the beach for the first time and put your toesies in the ocean!
You watched the chef at the Japanese restaurant make fire and do all kinds of tricks.
You went to White Lake and the arcade.
You tried so many foods that you weren't supposed to yet....I hate to even mention them, haha...pudding, ice cream, etc...you even sucked on a rib bone!!
You started eating baby oatmeal (this was OK for you to have).  ;)
You hurt Mommy so bad while you were nursing but you REFUSED to take a bottle....thanks a lot!
You were able to stand and play in the exersaucer without being stuffed in with blankets.
I tried to give you your first pedicure....got 2 toes in, polish got everywhere from your wiggly toes, and we had to stop.
You had your first ride on a merry-go-round!
You had your first 4th of July with lots of friends and fireworks!  You didn't even get scared.
You took another 19 hour trip back to Missouri.  You spent the night at Arnold AFB, and got to see even more new states!  All in all, these are the states you were in to, from, and during this trip: Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, NC, SC, Georgia, & Tennessee.  WOW!

I'm so glad you had such a fun month and got to experience so many new things!  It makes me heart happy to see you and Emily happy.  I love you sweet girl!  I still can't believe you're half a year old!  Don't you dare grow up on me too fast...

Love, Mommy

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sarah - 5 months

Well Sissy, your 5 month blog is EXTREMELY belated!!  In fact, tomorrow you are turning 6 months old and I will be writing that blog, haha!  I am late writing this because we have just returned from a month long vacation to North Carolina to visit all of our family.  : )   We had a great time, but more about that tomorrow.



This month you:

Had your first Memorial Day
Went to the mall for the first time
Said "Da-da"! You are so ahead of the game, baby girl!
Spent the night at Fort Knox
Traveled 16 hours in the car to go see your family in NC...this was not a fun task for any of us.
Got pinkeye TWICE in a row....my poor baby!
Stood up in your exersaucer a lot...but we had to stuff lots of blankets around you, because you're still pretty small.
Loved getting tickled!  You would giggle and smile so hard just like in the picture above.

I love you, sweet baby Sarah!  You have continued to be the sweetest, happiest baby we could've asked for.  Stay tuned tomorrow to read about all of your many adventures this past month!

All my love,
Mommy

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sarah - 4 Months

Sarah,

No matter what is going on around you - even if you have just been woken up - it is never long before we see a big, beautiful smile creep across your face.  You are the BEST little sissy ever, and you are growing WAY too fast!



This month you:

Went on tons of walks with Mommy, "Aunt Apple", and your buddy Blake
Rolled over by yourself
Loved standing up on our laps
Went to a birthday party
Laughed so hard!
Love to watch your family...you are very observant!
Absolutely adore when your sister comes over to you to talk, play with you, or give you a hug
Are still blowing lots of spit bubbles
Had your first Easter
Were a sweet girl to me on Mother's Day
Love getting your diaper changed
Had fun smiling in the mirror at yourself
Made lots of "talking" sounds, as well as cooing and squeals  :)

You were laughing so hard that you started to roll over  :)

You must be the sweetest, happiest baby in the world.  Your whole family loves you so much and you definitely brighten our days.  Keep this personality, sweetheart...it will take you far in life.  :)

I love you SO much!
~Mommy


Monday, April 14, 2014

Sarah - 3 Months

Wiggie, you're 3 months old!!!!  Wow, baby girl!  You have become the sweetest, most easy-going baby this month.  Mommy really appreciates that!  What a sweet personality you have!


This month you:

Laugh every time we make "funny noises" to you...it is soooo cute!
Smile all the time at the people you love: Mommy, Daddy, Emily, and your grandparents
Are in awe of everything your big sis does.  You just love to watch her every move.  :)
Rock yourself in your chair all the way across the room, haha
Love to cuddle with Mommy in bed
Enjoy cooing and making the "k" sound just like Emily did at your age
Blow spit bubbles
Still wiggle all over the place, all the time.  Sometimes you will raise your arm up & down for 5 minutes straight for no apparent reason, lol



Sarah, we love you so much and are so glad that God let you be a part of our family!  I can't wait to see what happens this month, my beautiful princess!  :)

Love, Mommy

Friday, March 14, 2014

Sarah - 2 Months

Sarah, Sarah-girl, Wiggles, Wiggs, Wiggie, No-No...your list of names goes on and on.  : )

I love how much personality you have gained this month!  It makes my heart melt when you smile that big, BEAUTIFUL smile at me.  What a pretty girl you are, with that beautiful smile and those big, bright eyes!


This month you:

Love getting kisses on your cheeks
Got a bald spot on the back of your head, but you still have quite a bit of hair!
Smile more often
Went to Daddy's promotion ceremony and were so good & quiet!
Giggled when Mommy sang patty-cake and fake sneezed
Visited Mommy's old co-workers
Went to a baby shower
Made sweet cooing noises
Your second bottom tooth is coming in more!
Took some naps in your crib

Mommy loves you, Sarah!  You are such a little sweetie!!  Can't wait for your personality to blossom even more this next month.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Sarah - 1 Month!

Well, I'm back to writing monthly baby blogs, but this time, it's for Miss Sarah Noelle.  It is really crazy how fast a month flies by!


Sarah, today is extra special, because you share your 1-month birthday with Valentines Day!  <3  Having you here the last month has been a real change, but on the bright side, Daddy and I didn't have to go through the "newbie parent" phase again.  We know what to do now...it's just a matter of having the time and energy to do it, haha.  You will continue to grow and everything will adjust itself before too long.  : )

This month you:

Grew your first tooth (wow...)
Kept a head full of beautiful dark hair
Went to church for the first time
Felt a little bit of snow from the big ice & snow storm we had
Sat through your first Superbowl (probably the least exciting game everrrr...) (Broncos vs Seahawks)
Cried so much and so loudly...you even snort when you cry!
Loved watching your big sister talk to you.  That really melts my heart!
Had your first photo-shoot
Spent lots of time with your Grandma and Granny
Had your first Valentines Day  <3

I can't wait to see all the new cute things you'll do next month!  We love you so much, Sarah!  Your big sister sure does love you, too.  She talks to you a lot, shows you her toys, and gives you as many hugs and kisses as we let her.



I love you Wiggles!!
~Mommy  


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Our Second Sweet Blessing


Well hello everyone!  I have been away far too long from this blog, but I have been busy having this precious little girl you see above.  :)  Sarah Noelle Kallam was born at 1:50 a.m. on January 14th, weighing 8 lbs, 3 oz, and measuring 19" long.

Overall, I can easily say that my labor and delivery this time around was much less traumatizing.  I prayed very specifically about things that I wanted to go differently this time, and God was merciful in answering those prayers the way I'd hoped for.  While Sarah did arrive 4 days past her due date (only half as bad as her 8-day overdue big sister), at least she came on her own and my fears pertaining to getting induced again were put to rest.  I had a wonderful team of professionals taking care of me, and was blessed again to have my husband on one side of me and my mom on the other.  :)  When this beautiful little girl was placed on my chest, I felt an overwhelming joy as I did with Emily.

*Fun Facts*
-I got to help pull Sarah out myself!  It was an awesome experience!
-Sarah was almost born still in the amniotic sac.  My water never broke, and my midwife was ok with the baby coming out still in the sac (she said it was a sign of life-long good luck).  As Sarah's head got closer, the sac did rupture, but NOT before it first looked like a balloon was being blown up out of me!  lol.
-Sarah was born with 1 tooth already beginning to emerge and the tooth beside it not far behind.  It took Emily 7 months or so to get 1 tooth, and Sarah is born with one?!  Are you kidding me??  So not only are we dealing with a newborn, but we are dealing with a teething newborn.  Lord help us...


Look at that peaceful, sleeping angel.  It almost makes me laugh, considering how opposite of that she was last night, and most nights before.  Jordan and I are back into the reality of what life is like when you have a newborn.  Hopefully we can get back into a good routine sometime soon, but that's probably just wishful thinking.  Emily has adjusted just fine and loves her baby sister!  She enjoys giving her kisses all the time, and always points and says "Sis!" when she sees her.  I can't wait to see the beautiful friendship and sisterly bond that my two girls will form over the years.


I love you Sarah, and you are definitely the best "surprise" Daddy and I have ever been given.  :)  God must have a special plan for your life, little one!  Welcome to the family!