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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sarah - 8 Months

Hi Sarah, my 8-month old girl! In case you're wondering, yes, you are still a very HAPPY, sweet baby.  You get compliments everywhere we go about your calm, sweet nature and how beautiful you are...I can't say I disagree!  These people are smart!  ;)



This month you:

Love snacking on baby crackers and making a huge mess  ;)
Try desperately to get your hands on any cell phone around
Screech and make silly noises that make you laugh at yourself
Laugh at us all the time, if we raise you up in the air over us, or tickle you
Are crawling!!  Your little booty swings side to side, and it is so cute!
Love getting attention from anyone, but especially your sister  :)
Have pulled up on furniture 1 time!  The other times you tried and couldn't quite make it....I'm sure you will be doing this a lot soon.
Love being outside in the fresh air...we all went to a fall festival yesterday, and you loved it!
Like to hide from us under the table and chairs
Have no fear of leaning over anything...if it wasn't for us holding you, you would fall off of everything!
Like to find shoes to chew on.  :(  We have to do a better job of hiding them.
Got Daddy's attention by leaning over and biting his nipple!  HAHAHA!  Now he knows how I have felt for 8 months.  ;)
Think it's fun to sit in laundry baskets (with or without clean clothes)  :)



Although most of the time you are sweet and happy, there have been several times lately when you scream and cry if I leave your side.  Even if you are fed, well-rested, have something to play with, and have a dry diaper on, you still aren't satisfied unless I am either sitting beside you in the room, or holding you.  Sometimes, this makes it very hard for me to get things done around here, but I try to remember to cherish these moments, because one day, you will probably not care about cuddling with me or wanting me around all the time.  That is just a natural part of growing up, but I hope underneath your "cool" teenage exterior one day, that you will still give me a big hug whenever I want one.  Maybe our roles will reverse and I will end up being the one crying when you don't give me the attention I need. I am starting to get weepy.....please don't grow up too fast!

I love you Sarah!  ~ Mommy

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sarah - 7 Months

Sissy, you are 7 months now!!  You are such a sweet baby girl.

This month you:

Started sitting up by yourself (still a little wobbly at times, but you're really skinny and therefore don't have much weight to help bear you down, haha)
Love playing with toys (FINALLY!)
Have yet another "new" squeal noise that you make....you also say "uh uh uh uh uh uh uhhh uhh uhhhh" when you have a story to tell us  :)
Started eating more new baby foods
Scoot backwards on the floor instead of going towards something
Still love going on long evening walks with friends
Enjoy going around the house in your walker
Started getting some hair growth back in your bald spot  ;)
Absolutely refuse to take a bottle (still), yet you drank water from Emily's sippy cup
Started sleeping through the night in your own crib!  WOO-HOOOO!!!
Enjoy reaching out to yank on my lips or pinch my cheeks...usually to get attention  ;)


One of my favorite things about you is that 99% of the time when I make eye contact with you, you give me the biggest, brightest smile in the world.  It seriously melts my heart and makes me want to kiss your little cheeks for all of eternity!!


I love you sweetie!  I'm ready for another great month with you!  :)

~Mommy

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.