Thursday, September 20, 2012

26 Weeks!

I am in denial that my little newborn will be 6 months old in 2 days!

This week, including today, our sweetie pie has been under the weather.  She has had this cold for almost 3 weeks now, so I am really praying it leaves our house SOON!  Poor girl!  I didn't even attempt to use a real camera for her 26 week photos, since our temperament was a little under the weather.  Here is a sampling (or all) of today's photo shoot:

Oh baby, I'm going to have to take your binky-pac out! :(
Momma, are you sure these weekly photos are important?  Even when I feel icky?
Well, okay then Momma!  For you I'll be sweet!
Right when she smiled, I couldn't hold my phone straight. ;)
Different outfit - after a little nap.
This face is all her lately.  And I love it!
My heart.
Laying in my arms...sometimes we just need to hold our Momma to feel better.
Our cast of characters lately. :/

Grey, at 26 weeks:
  • Your favorite thing is ice water.  You drink it like a cat, sticking your tongue in and giggling.  I don't think you are really drinking much, but you think it's awesome.  We let you try some in Brady a couple weekends ago, and you are now a little cup and water bottle thief! :)  If we get a cup or water bottle near you, you grab it and pull it towards your face.  This has proven dangerous with my coffee cup...we are having to be EXTRA careful now!
  • You are still battling this nasty cold.  As soon as I am confident you are well, we wake up to lots of coughing and snot.  I am looking forward to a healthy week, although you are super snuggly when you don't feel good.  It just hurts and frustrates me to see you in pain or unhappy.  
  • You had your best day at daycare on Tuesday.  Yay!  It made me SO happy to hear from your caregivers that you seemed to enjoy playing more.  I kept you home today since you were very congested and running a slight fever this morning, but I hope on Tuesday next week daycare will continue to be an enjoyable experience for you.
  • You are confident in your sitting abilities, and even reach far for stuff when you sit.  Three times you have pulled up to a sit from laying any time I expect you to be able to get into the sitting position on your own. You like sitting so much that you try to sit up in your carseat, and when you feel the restraints you get angry.  :/  I hope this is a passing phase and that you enjoy the ride laying down again!  It'll be a long few months of car rides if not.  
  • You are about to be out of size 2 diapers!  We have had some 'messy incidences' recently that are telling me we need to go up a size soon.  I am holding on to each size as long as I can maybe we can make it through the weekend. ;)
  • You are able to ride in your umbrella stroller now!  You have always loved walks outside, but now that you can ride like a "big girl", you are especially happy about it.  The fact that it's not 110 degrees out might be a factor in your excitement too.  You are super adorable sitting in your stroller.  (But then again, when are you not super adorable?)
  • You cracked us up by laughing for 45 minutes straight this weekend.  I don't know what got you going, but every time I made a funny face or sound you laughed and laughed and laughed.  It was contagious and I felt like I had a workout after laughing so hard with you.  Sweet sweet memory!
  • Our scale said you weighed exactly 14 lbs with a diaper and clothes on yesterday!  Today you only had 7 ounces of your bottle total (boo sore throats!), so I am guessing you haven't gained anything today.  Your 6 month appointment is not for another couple of weeks; I bet you'll be close to 15 lbs. by then.
I am sure I will cry on Saturday morning - your 6 month birthday.  Daddy and I talked about how impossible it is that it's been 6 months since we were anxiously awaiting your arrival on bed rest in the hospital.  And how we didn't even know what to expect day-to-day, trying to protect our hearts, trying to remember you are the Lord's and not ours.  And that our faith was tested many times before you were born.  Every day is a beautiful treasure with your happy spirit in our family.  I love you more this minute than last, and that has been the case every minute of your life.  You are so fun to get to know.  You are FULL of personality, and know exactly what to do to make us cater to your every need.  Your expressions are limitless and you seem to understand us very well lately.  We are entirely wrapped around your sweet fingers... they say you can't spoil a baby until they're 6 months old (or maybe that was 5 months?!) ... any ways... we have had too much fun spoiling you, so I think we may be paying for this down the road. ;)  We keep changing that "spoiling month" date to a further month, so I am going to say now that we can't spoil you until you are 7 months.  You are a little beam of happiness and I kind of don't care if you're spoiled.  ;)  Daddy and I keep saying it's because you are so darn cute.  As I think about the last 6 months, I still can't believe this isn't a dream.  I remember celebrating Holden's 6 month birthday in heaven...and how hard it was to accept that I will never be able to celebrate with him in person until we are reunited in heaven.  It feels surreal to get to celebrate each milestone of yours, with you in my arms.  It is a gift to get to be your Mommy.  I hope and pray I never even for a second forget that.  xo
This makes me remember a Scripture that I especially held dear 6 months ago:

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:7


  1. Six months already?! Just doesn't seem right. She's beautiful Sarah!

  2. I don't know if I've ever told you, but I just love reading your blog. I look forward to your updates every week!! :)

    And, we attended a conference all about infant attachment called "Circle of Security" when I worked at the CDRC and one of the ideas they were really adament about was that a baby can't be spoiled until they're AT LEAST a year old!! ;) That gives you 6 more months!! :D