Monthly Archives: July 2010

roly poly

Audrey rolled over last night after all her trying.  And Mark and I both got to see it happen for the first time.  Audrey was very obvious that it was going to be last night so we were prepared…waiting to see but just not with the camera.  It was really cute because when she did it we made a big deal-clapping and cheering- and she actually looked proud of herself.  It only happened the one time last night…all the excitement wore her out I believe.

What’s so crazy is that this whole thing happens so fast.  Last night before bed I was thinking about how early that day our baby girl couldn’t roll over, and then just like that she was doing it.  I wondered if it would kind of be a one time thing for right now.  That today she’d have to try hard again to do it.  But this morning as soon as I laid her on the floor to play…there she  was again…our roly poly baby.  Now you can’t stop her.  Everyday is a new surprise.  It is so wonderful and so fast.

Today she had her 4 month check-up and everything was good.  Now she weighs 11 pounds 12 ounces and is 25 inches long.  That’s still right about 50th percentile for weight but now she’s jumped to the 75th percentile for height.  She also had her shots and did a great job.  She didn’t cry at all for the stick just a little with the injection.  A brave, strong girl again.  I am very thankful and proud of our baby girl and this whole experience.

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pet rocks

or should i say friend rocks…

(mark pointed out that i made my pets people.)

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she is four months old now

and everyday is a new surprise.

more talking.

more laughing.

more snuggling.

more head holding.

more growing.

more playing.

more audrey.

more love.

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summer is complete…

this past weekend completed summer.  everything that it should be checked off the list.  just the three of us spent a little time away at the beach.  it included (a lot of packing!!) some sandy toes, audrey’s firsts with the ocean and pool, naps, much relaxation, too much sun and fresh sliced tomatoes for lunches.  what a perfect mini get away!  (did i mention i fell in love with the beach again?)

audrey loved the whole experience of the sand, ocean and the swimming pool.  we didn’t know what she would think about such chilly water, not her usual bath water, but she is a little water bug. i must admit that the grocery store was her favorite part of the trip though…she would squeal and talk, busily looking around while we cruised the isles.  whoever said you don’t have to spend money to make things special with kids got this one just right.  on friday morning we were up and out to the beach by 7:30am..back in well before 10.  oh how things have changed…

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This week with a growing baby girl.

Audrey is getting close to 4 months now.  Here are some things from this week:

On Monday Audrey was talking so loud and so much that I couldn’t talk on the phone to Mark on his way home from work.  I think she is camera shy though because every time I tried to record her she’d quiet down and then start back up when I put the camera away.

I think she is starting to figure out laughing on purpose, not just randomly or in her sleep now.  I can’t catch it yet on camera either, but it sounds like this- “a huh a huh huh.”

She is fighting sleep like crazy.  Sometimes she will cry & kick and literally fight it for a good 15 minutes.  Then all of the sudden she’s out, given it up.

She likes to be held like a big girl (you know sitting on your hip with one arm around her back) but she’s still kind of tiny for it-not enough hiney for holding.  Plus she like s to lean way back.  It ends up being more like this awkward hug way of carrying her around.

She loves being in her carrier and going for little strolls around the yard to look at trees and the sky.  A whole new and different perspective for her.

On Wednesday she had a visit from her MiMi and her greatgrandmama, MaMa.  It was so special to be with these ladies.  Audrey was a happy girl and just talked to them both.  It was the first time MaMa had been to our house in Hartsville  and the first time she’d seen Audrey since the hospital.  How special and lucky that Audrey has a great Grandmama too.  Also while she was here we were talking and I realized that our little Audrey Lou (Lougenia, after my mom) has another special namesake, Mr. Lou, who was Ms. Rena’s husband and one of Mark’s very special people.  I just love how that worked out!

Yesterday I put her on her belly to play and she rolled over to her back.  I think she will roll over soon too (from back to belly.)  She has been trying her hardest, rolling as far as she can stretch on her side.  She’s gonna get it soon.

She is getting very long but you don’t get to see that very often because she usually keeps her legs bent.  She sleeps like that some, with her knees bent and little legs up off the bed, so I stick a pillow under them so she won’t have to work so hard.

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