Saturday, July 31, 2010

5 months!

I can't believe my sweet little girl is 5 months old. It seems like time has just flown by, and she's growing up too fast. This next month will be a big transition for Susannah Grace and me. I will be returning to work. It is going to be so hard to be away from her, but I am trusting that the Lord knows best and He is in control of all of this. Trey has done an excellent job providing for our family, and I am so thankful for the hard working husband that he is. Right now, me going back to work is what is best for our family. I'm so thankful that I have the job that I do. My principal, assistant principal, colleagues, students, and parents are so wonderful. I could not work in a better system, that is for sure! If you think about it, say a little prayer for me as I know I will be emotional about it, especially in the beginning.

On another note, I have included some precious pictures and information about Susannah Grace below! I hope you enjoy!

5 Month Stats:
Weight- 20 lbs 11 oz 99%- Yes, I know she is a little chunk, and I love every oz of her!
Height- 26 inches- 81%
Head- 16.5 - 50%+

5 bottles a day -every 3-4 hours 6-8 oz
rice cereal -for breakfast and dinner
vegetables- Sweet potatoes and peas- lunch and dinner

Naps- 3 a day- usually 1 hour-2 1/2 hours
Night time- 10 1/2 - 11 hours

New things:
Sitting up for longer periods
Saying "Momma"- I will post a video soon!
Eating Veggies :)

Here are some things I've been up to lately:

I'm still working on my tummy time!
I can roll from my tummy to my back
but I still haven't figured out how to roll from my back to my tummy!

I'm sitting up pretty good by myself.
Mommy does have to watch me like a hawk so that I don't topple over, though.

Here I am sitting in my high chair.
For some reason I just keep sliding down :).

I LOVE sweet potatoes! Can't you tell?

I'm not to fond of peas or cold rice cereal.
I prefer my food warm!

I still enjoy relaxing in my bouncy seat!

Friday, July 2, 2010

4 Months!

I just can't believe how quickly time has passed in my little baby's life thus far. It's hard to believe she is 4 months already. It's been a true joy to watch her grow and learn. She has the sweetest spirit. Her smiles and giggles light up my heart with a since of pride and love. At this stage in her life, she is very inquisitive when she plays with toys. It's fun to watch her look at things with amazement as she takes it all in. She also loves to "talk" A LOT! She's currently experimenting with all the various sounds she can make. Lately, she has been making a very loud grunting noise, in addition to high pitched squeals and baby talk. Trey and I both agree, that while we love Susannah Grace with all of our hearts, the grunting noise is not the most pleasing sound she has ever made :). It is definitely comical, though. I have included her statistics below!

4 Month Stats:
Weight: 18 lbs 7 oz= 99% percentile :)
Height: 25 1/4 inches= 80% percentile
Head: 16 1/2 inches= 55% percentile

Things She's Doing:
Eating 5.5-7 oz every 3-4 (usually 3 1/2-4)- 5 bottles a day
Solid Foods (We are starting this weekend :o))

Naps: 3-4 lasting 1-2 hours
Night: 10-11 hours- We put her down around 8:00 p.m. and I wake her at 7:00 a.m.

Lots of playing with toys
Wiggling- kicking her legs and swatting her arms
Grabbing things- toys and mommy's hair
Sucking her thumb....ahhh! :)
Rolling Over from tummy to back
Mini push up during tummy time
Practicing sitting up for a few (like 2) seconds :)

She is finally able to fit into the first outfit I ever made above!
She's been spending time with her friend Owen.

This little sweetie just LOVES her bouncy seat.
We call it her talking chair because when we put her in it
she just comes to life and talks up a storm!
We just started solid foods!

She seemed to enjoy it after a few bites!

Look at my little patriot!
She's proud to be an American!

As I was looking at her baby calendar today it had the following poem and verse that are so fitting for this time in her life:

Little Blessing, you'll never know
how very much we love you so.
But we pray God shows you every day
so you feel His care in every way.
Because He's the One who brought you here
and He's the One who is always near.

"Children are a gift from the Lord." Psalm 127:3

Night time bottle with Daddy- so sweet
I've got a thumb sucker on my hands!
This picture cracked me up.
It looks like she knows her daddy is up to something.