Thursday, November 29, 2012

half a year!

HOLD THE PHONE! how can you be six months old?! whether i believe it or not, it's true.  you are six months old! congratulations for making it this far! :)

your stats:
18 lbs 12 oz - 89%
27.5" - 93%
18" head - 98%
(you got a lotta brains to hold in that head!)

your doctor's appointment went well this month.  you got your usual shots and also a flu shot.  you're the first one in our family to ever have one of those.  dr. sawyer really thought you should get one though, and daddy was there to agree with him.  sorry about that! i think it probably hurt the worst.  you only cry a few seconds though and as soon as i hold you, you start to calm down.  i cry longer than you do.  whew. that wears me out.  you're such a good girl.  this past month, you were pretty sick and when we finally got to the doctor, you were diagnosed with bronchialitis.  you had to have an antibiotic and breathing treatments for about 5 days.  you took those like a champ.  you even got to where you would fall asleep with that mask on your face.  sorry you were so sick (brother was too:walking pneumonia).  i am glad that is over!

you started sitting up really well just after you turned 5 months old.  i'm so impressed! especially since you sort of moved right past rolling over.  oh, don't be fooled, you CAN roll just won't.  aren't you the particular type.  :) doc says as long as you're sitting as well as you are, there isn't a single reason to worry.  lazy bones.

we just celebrated thanksgiving.  that means nothing really to you cause you didn't get to eat any of the yummy goodness this year.  but you were pretty high on everyone's list of what they were thankful for.  especially mine.  

you still love to nurse and that's about it as far as food goes.  it doesn't really matter cause you've put on some good weight with just milk.  we tried rice cereal and you didn't really care for it.  nor have you liked green beans, carrots or sweet potatoes.  you ate just a few bites of each (with quite the funny face) before totally refusing any more.  i guess we'll try again in the future, but i'm not worried about your health right now.

you love to chew on your "africa" teether from aunt sarah.  toys are special and picking them up and looking at them is very interesting.  you also babble all the time and have started blowing raspberries with your tongue between your gums.  this sound makes your eyes light up! such a fun talent! your favorite word is, "nnnga".  i'm not certain, but i think it means, "i love you, mama. you are so pretty!"

one night this month, you slept. like...all.night. it was the best thing that's happened to me since you were born.  however, you're normal night isn't too bad either.  after a bath and  your night-time-nursing, you lay down in your bed and fall asleep around 8pm.  you wake up to nurse around 2am and then again around 5:30am.  you eat really fast and then go straight back to sleep.  you stay asleep until around 8:00am. way to go, champ! your naps are taking me some getting used to.  seems like they should be longer than 45 mins. but that's your usual. :)

your first halloween you were a ballerina. a cute one. with a gigantic pink flower-bow. cutie-patootie. we went to rock the pumpkin at church. you didn't get any candy. sorry 'bout-cha.

the most awesome thing about your half-year birthday? it was your mere-mere's birthday.  every nov 29th will now be twice as special to your daddy. :)

we're so proud of you and love you so much!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

mamo and md

these two blondies love each other. a lot.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

stock show and rodeo and *carnival*

we took md to the 80th San Angelo stock show and rodeo on a Friday night. when we arrived, the show was in full swing and by the time we got to our seats, md was shaking with fear. he calmed down quickly and loved seeing the horses, bulls, cowboys and "happy face guy", aka: the rodeo clown.

the next afternoon, we took our first family trip to the carnival. we all had a great time on the rides, in the petting zoo and eating yummy funnel cake!

fun times and fun memories.

Monday, February 27, 2012

road trippin' in pj's

Pawpaw was diagnosed with brain cancer a few weeks ago. It's making major changes to who he is very swiftly. We're trying to see him as much as possible. Pj's are the comfiest way to travel.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

playtime in snapshots...

grant's babysitter is out of town for a few days so we have the privilege of spending time with him.

grant and md have had the best time and I've hardly seen either of them all day. they play so well together and it's given me a little time to relax and smile as I hear the play going on in michael's room.

the day's high point for me, though, is easy. while riding in the truck on the way to the park, the boys are carrying on a serious conversation. grant is idly playing with the seatbelt, glancing over at michael saying, " your mama loves you and your mama loves me. my mama loves me and my mama loves you. both our moms love both of us. they think we are really cute." michael responds with a simple, "yeah."

and I think, "you have no idea how right you are, grant. no idea."

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

cuddle bug...

there is just nothing quite like cuddling your first baby while your second baby kicks inside you.

I feel infinitely blessed.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

random pictures

i was going through pictures from my camera and found these pictures that i love so much.  i had to share.

 mr. blue eyes at his 2nd birthday party.

 md and gray while trying to fly kites with mamo and pa.

 i don't know why he's crying and, apparently, neither does gray.


 gray, md and ellie and a jack-o-lantern from halloween 2011.

md, pa and gray reading at christmas 2011.

md's favorite things...

his pa.

any iphone he can get his hands on.

to have them at the same time? his dream come true.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

baby update

i don't know why blogging seems to be so much trouble sometimes.  but, here i am to try...again. :)

i am 24 weeks pregnant now.  wow.  time seems to be going too fast! at about 17 weeks i started to feel those little butterfly kicks.  at 19 weeks, we found out we are having a girl! we've even chosen a name, which is a little unusual for michael and i. :)

camilla joy.

camilla joy jules kotze.  millie, to her very excited aunts. :) she moves all over and it seems too soon! it's crazy. i can see it and feel it.  michael can see it and feel it.  it's the most wonderful feeling in the world.

she already has a stash of little girl things.  some very cute hand-me-downs from friend, mya ramirez.  several dresses and outfits, some shoes and nestles (so her hair smells heavenly sweet all the time). :)

michael david is very excited about the prospect of a new baby sister in the house.  it might just be a tiny bit confusing since he already refers to ellie as "sissy". 

so, things are going well for us here.  we're just takin it day by day and trying to enjoy every moment. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

bucket heads

being silly with my boy. it just about beats out everything else. :)