Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving= 9 Months!

Well, baby girl turned 9 months on Thanksgiving day. I just can't believe how time has just passed us by. It seems like just the other day she was this little tiny baby, barely the length of my forearm, with a blank little expression on her face. Now, she has grown into a little mini-me with lots of personality! I've listed some new things she's doing below. We don't go to the doctor for our routine check up until Dec. 9th. So, stats will come later.

11-12 hours a night and two naps during the day

4 bottles a day (3 with meals and one at bedtime)
We've just started introducing some table food and she loves it! Since it was Thanksgiving, she had little bites of chicken and dressing, sweet potatoes, and green bean casserole.

No crawling yet...but, we are on the horizon
LOTS of rolling! EVERYWHERE!
Now, she rolls over on her side and stomach to sleep.
She has 4 TEETH! Two on the bottom and two on top!
She says, "Momma and Dadda" lots!
She has started waving! I will post a video soon!
She pulls up onto furniture from my lap and walks with assistance.

Her personality just continues to blossom. She is such a happy little child. However, there are times when she produces a bit of a temper when someone takes a toy away from her, or she doesn't want her diaper or clothes changed on the changing table :). We are managing this spunky side of her personality now so that it doesn't get out of control later! Nevertheless, we love this sweet precious gift from God. We have A LOT to be THANKFUL for! Thank you Jesus!

Thanksgiving Festivity Photos:

First stop: Over the river and through the woods to Meme's and Pop's house we go!
Susannah Grace got to hang out with her cousin, Sydney!
#1 Dad took the girls on a wagon ride!
The girls just hung out and looked at the beautiful fall scenery.
Sweet girl :)

Then, while Meme and Pop were in NC, Nanna and Pawpaw stopped by our house for Thanksgiving lunch. It was my first time to be in charge of Thanksgiving.
I think it turned out pretty well!
Susannah Grace hung out with Daddy and Pawpaw
while Nanna and Mommy got the food squared away!
Here's sweet angel just hanging out with Pawpaw.
Here they are sharing some quality time :)
She also did a little showing off.
She practiced her standing and walking skills!
I sure do LOVE my little turkey!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's Great to be an AUBURN TIGER!

Waaaarrrrrrrrrr Eagle, Hey!

My daddy may not agree, but I'm an Auburn Tiger!
***Check out the two new posts below!***

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Happy fall y'all!
A pumpkin for my little punkin'!
Sweet little Ladybug!
Look at those eyes...Where did she get those beautiful blues?
Here she is "flying" at the fall festival at our church.
Just chatting with Mommy!
We thought we ought to practice our walking skills while we were there too!
Susannah Grace and her cousin, Sydney
They're just growing up too fast!
Okay...I know my child is a little chunky monkey,
but I promise I don't normally feed her cotton candy!
It was Halloween. I thought she deserved just a tiny taste.

7-8 Months :)

My little baby bear!
It's been a little cool outside. We've got to cover up those cute little ears!
Just being cute!
This is one of her favorite things....HER FEET!
She's quite a little poser!
We're still practicing tummy time!
She likes scooting backwards instead of forwards! AHHHH!

Standing tall all by herself!
She LOVES books....
not just for reading....but also for eating!

Here's another thing she's been trying to chew on...her TOES!
Ahh...BATH TIME! So relaxing! take this duck away. Then, she pitches a royal FIT!
I wonder who she gets her temper from?
But, most of the time. This little girl is sugary sweet!
Cuddling and laughing with Dadda

Yes, I know, I've been a terrible blogger. But, hey, cut me some slack...It's been a busy month as a mommy and a teacher! I feel like October just flew by. I thought I would take a moment to update you on Susannah Grace's sweet little life.

Nighttime-11-12 hours at night
Naps- 2 naps a day-45 min. to 2 hours depending on the day :)

Formula-4 bottles a day 6-8 ounces and sometimes less :)
Solids-Three meals a day

*We aren't crawling yet! I just don't know if she's going to be much of a crawler. She has scooted backwards a little bit, though! Ha!
*However, she is pulling up a little bit and practicing her walking skills holding mommy's hands with a lot of assistance.
*She says "Momma and Dadda" a lot. She's just started mimicking me saying "Bye bye." However, it's not consistent, just when she decides she wants to do it!
*She has started to go through the stranger stage a little bit. She has definitely developed an awareness of who she knows and who she doesn't. When she comes across someone she doesn't know she gets very serious and hardly smiles. There have only been a few times when this anxiety has turned into tears.

Funny things she is doing:
*Her personality has developed quite a bit. She is definitely a child who knows exactly what she wants. Sometimes, it's frustrating for her because Mommy won't let her have it!
*She doesn't love fruit. In fact, sometimes, she will shake her head "No, no, no, no!" at me to let me know she does not want anything to do with it! It is hilarious.
*She is developing more of a strong will to be independent with her feedings. She likes to feed herself. That's why she LOVES Cheerios.
*Instead of clapping with her hands she claps with her feet!