Wednesday, November 27, 2013

4 month well child

Daughter had her 4 month check yesterday.  I can't believe she's growing so fast!

She got three shots.  She had already been very fussy all day, so I really wasn't looking forward to it.  Luckily, our clinic really encourages nursing right after shots so they left the room to let me calm her down with a bit-o-boob.  Once she was calmed, I took this pic...
She's short... only 16% for height (23.5 in) but 45 % (13lb 13 oz) for weight.  Her head is 72%!  She must have a really big brain!

I asked about the percentages for a breastfed baby, and the Dr said there were only charts for premies or term babies.  I had heard a lot about the breastfed charts, so I just looked it up.

kellymom breast fed growth chart

According to that, Daughter is over 50 % for weight :)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Daughter can read!

Not really, but I got a great pic of her looking at a book :)

playing with Mookie

She has a walker!
She can't reach the ground yet... but when we push her around in the walker she has fun.  And there are toys to play with on it :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Daughter's one year anniversary!

Daughter came into our family exactly one year ago today!  She was so small! 

She was thawed with two of her siblings, one of them didn't survive to be transferred.  Daughter and her sibling who were transferred are in the pic.  The sibling didn't attach.  So two more of our children are in heaven.

Here's some pics of Daughter one year later.
Daughter helping with laundry

fresh from the bath- pre-combing!

new way to play with play mat!
It's been an amazing year.  We are so unbelievably blessed.  God is awesome.  

Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations."  

Well, Daughter, you weren't formed in my belly, but through EA, that's where you grew.  God knew you from conception.  He has plans for you.  You're our miracle and we'll always cherish you :)

Friday, November 8, 2013


Pretty sure daughter is teething.  She's gotten really fussy and the only thing that will calm her is teething gel and sometimes baby Tylenol.  Twice after getting baby Tylenol, she's slept an 8 hour stretch!  But last night, she seemed ok without it, so we didn't do it and she woke up every three hours.  This morning she took a pretty good nap after some teething gel, so I got a nap in.  But she's still much fussier than normal.

Hopefully she'll get past this soon!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Niece was born!

This weekend Daughter and I went down to visit my sister and new niece.  She's so darling! 
one day old Niece and 3 month old Daughter

Daughter gets hot easily

Smiling in her bouncy chair :)

Sleeping on the walk yesterday
I just love the first pic.  It's at the hospital and Niece looks like a little doll compared to Daughter!  God has blessed our family immensely :)

Daughter gets hot so easily.  We keep the house 68 during the day and she can only be wearing a thin cotton layer, no fleece for this girl!  Sometimes she can sleep in a fleece sleeper, but we do lower the temp at night.  Otherwise it's just a cotton sleeper and a sleep sack.  The pic was at my sister's house.  With a newborn, they had the house at 70 or 72.  Either way, way too hot for Daughter to wear clothes!