Tuesday, January 28, 2014

7 month OCM

It's heartbreaking to realize our baby is closer to being a one year old. How does this happen?? She is gentle and sweet but mostly an observer and we can't get enough of her. 

7 month highlights:

*first tooth broke through (second one is on the way)
*cheeks are red from teething 
*gets up on all fours and throws herself forward- it's not really a crawl but she gets where she wants
*loves rubbing noses
*goes stiff when tickled 
*loves solid foods-she screams/grunts when she sees her cup of food
*doesn't seem to mind getting trampled on by big sister
*grabbing things from sister (including hair)
*yep, still spits up 
*loves bath time
*most happy when being cuddled or held (although independent on the floor)

Snow, snow, ice and traffic...

Cony is stranded in the middle of the city after the most crazy snow day known to man and it seemed appropriate to document some happy moments. We knew it was going to snow, but that usually just means a flurry here and there. Instead we got two inches which has forced the Governor to issue a state of emergency. Everyone in the city of Atlanta was released from work and school at the same time. Traffic here is already a hot mess. It's been black/grid locked since noon. Parents still can't reach school children that are stuck on buses. Make fun of us Southerners all you want- but our state has 3 plow machines (maybe less) and we are not equipped to handle this sort of weather. I've never truly appreciated Facebook until this evening. After posting something about our situation (still in the mindset Cony would be home tonight) so many friends reached out to us, offering help. Our church community is amazing and Cony is now enjoying a warm, happy home with friends we knew years ago from church. 

Before we knew the seriousness of the situation at hand, Madelyn had a blast throwing snow and making snow angels with Jordan. I'm personally hoping to enjoy the weather more fully tomorrow when Cony is home with us. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

OCM at 6 months

Our Olive just melts me. Whether she's just staring at me with her big blue eyes and giggling, letting me rub her soft cheeks, snuggling my shoulder while we dance or waking up with the biggest grin possible... I can't get enough. One of the many reasons I don't care she still wakes up in the middle of the night for a feeding. She's only this small for a moment. 

6 month highlights

* rolling from one side of the room to the other
*sitting up like a champ
*grabbing, grabbing and more grabbing
*trying so hard to crawl- she's almost figured out how to pull her knees in under her
*eating more solids
*spitting up has decreased some- at this point I feel I'll be sending her off to college with a burp rag