Monday, June 16, 2014

Grateful for these dads!

This year was Andrew's first Father's Day! The way he loves and cares for our sweet girl is such a blessing to me. The bond these two have is so sweet to watch. She's in every way a daddy's girl and I'm pretty sure she's got him wrapped around her tiny fingers. For those of you who don't know, Andrew stays home with Samantha everyday while I go to work. As crummy as it is to not be the one home with her everyday, I'm blessed beyond belief to have him home with her. Since we made the transition to him staying home with her, my house is messier, laundry piles up a little more, but gosh is that baby loved! It's the best knowing she is in good hands all day and in the comfort of our home! Andrew is a great dad who's good at getting baby smiles, giving medicine, cuddling, and keeping her well! I am blessed to share this journey of parenting with him!
One of their first pictures :)
Love this picture!
Buggy's 1st Christmas!
Park fun!
Her first taste of snow cone!
Andrew' 1st Father's Day
I can't end this post without also sending a shout out to my own dad! The relationship I have with him is one I see with those two cuties in the pictures above! So much of me is exactly like him and I'm so grateful for that! I have always been and will always be a "daddy's girl". It's hard living so far away but face time and phone calls make life much better! My dad is my cheerleader, my dream encourager, and forever owns a piece of my heart! He's also a fantastic "Papi" to our girl! Sometimes when she's sleeping I swear she looks just like him...and I love that! I'm blessed to have these dads in my life!!
These dads putting together the baby's room before she got here!
nap time :)


Thursday, June 12, 2014

7, 8, & 9 Months!

I swear, one day I will be super consistent with this blog! So much has gone on since our last update about our sweet girl! I'm pretty sure the last time I updated (for her 6 months) she could barely sit up. Now we have a full on (super fast) crawler and "puller upper" on everything!
7 Months
-tried cereal for the first time
-tried puffs for the first time
-began sitting up on her own
-first road trip with mommy and daddy to "middle of nowhere" Texas for a sweet friend's/college roommate's wedding
-first wedding attended
-first bath without baby tub
-started saying "mama" when she wants food
first time trying cereal!
trying out the rocking horse at Uncle David and Aunt Robert's house!
 It's been in our family since I was a baby!
First Easter! Trying out the goodies in her Easter basket from Mimi :)
First Egg Hunt!

Happy Easter!
8 Months
-tried baby food
-does like apple sauce/apple baby food
-loves squash and sweet potatoes
-not a fan of cereal
-started crawling
-tried water for the first time
-tried some table food (i.e. pieces of French fries)
-sleeps til noon or 12:30 everyday (in bed between 9-10)
-still use baby tub and takes a "big" bath every now and then
-had broken in "baby jail" AKA the pack 'n play
Trying water for the first time!
bath time fun!
pink girls! She loves seeing herself in the mirror!

first snow cone!
Mother's Day!
9 Months
-craws like a maniac!
-may or may not have discovered the cat food ;)
- pulls up on everything! coffee table, ottoman, couches, etc
-nothing's off limits!
-discovered our "junk baskets" under the coffee table
-loves to be chased around the house with us crawling behind her
 -STILL sleeps til noon or 12:30 everyday (in bed between 9-10)- on a side note, I already know my 2nd child will never sleep
-LOVES puffs, Baby MumMums, baby food, and wants any food we are eating
-loves to taste ice cream, snow cones, and French fries
-making humming sound when she wants food
-still drinks formula and breast milk but this mommy is about dried up
-loves to lay on her kitty (poor Macy)
-says momma and dada sporadically
-high fived mommy for the first time!
-waves "hello" and "bye bye"
-loves the beginning and ending song on Adventure Time
my morning glory! Always wakes up with a smile :)
LOVES the swings!

Visiting with great-grandpa
First time grocery shopping with the cart cover!
9 month check up time!
Eating puffs! Her favorite!
Kisses from Aunt Jenny :)
So now that I've blown up the blog with baby pictures, I feel only slightly caught up! I cannot believe how 9 months has flown by! This sweet girl is the joy of our life and we love watching her grow!
We love you Samantha Joy!
Until next time,