Wednesday, October 22, 2014

eva | 9 months.



At 9 (and a half) months, Eva is 16.7 lbs (21%) and 27.5" long (44%). She has 4 teeth, crawls and pulls up everywhere and sometimes stands unassisted for several seconds. She consistently says Mama, Dada, Duh-Duh (Justus), baba (bottle), and dah (doll). We are starting to transition to formula and she will eat almost anything mashed (especially bananas, avocado, and carrots along with oatmeal.) We have done some sleep training for naps and I think they are starting to get better (previously only 20-30 min, now often over an hour in the morning.) I think she inherited her daddy's allergies but is overall such a sweet and happy baby! She smiles so quickly and is content to just sit quietly sometimes and play with toys or watch Justus from my lap. She's still a little leery of strangers and pretty attached to momma. She is a great little sidekick when shopping and happy in her stroller. Brother still adores her! And since I'm behind, here are some 8 month pictures...




Friday, August 8, 2014

eva | 7 months.




Well, I finally put all the "baby" things away! Swing, bouncer, rock and play, play mat... Sweet girl is sitting up well and rolling all over. She pushes all the way up but hasn't gotten her knees up yet to crawl. She loves Praise Baby, her brother, walks in the stroller and usually her exersaucer. She's not a great napper (often just about 30 min) but has two little teeth and thankfully eats well! Not super picky or messy. I usually just mash up anything soft we are eating and feed her with a spoon, and started letting her eat Puffs and baby rice crackers on her own (dissolve easily.) A couple of weekends ago I took her to College Station to visit Katie and the girls while our hubbies, their friends and Justus were at the lake catching fish for the expo. Such fun!

Friday, August 1, 2014

friday photos.

 Moved his new chair to sit by sister!


 Grinning at brother.
 Reading his bible to baby Eva. Melt my heart!
 She went through a phase with this face.

 First time at the pool.

 Playing in the sprinklers.
 Outside.

 Looked up and he was giving her a bath!

 On the ranch.

 Mowing with daddy.

 Eva looks so chubby here to me.
 Out for a walk.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

eva | 6 months.

 

Eva turned 6 months old last week! She was 14.10 lbs (20th percentile) and 26 inches long (50th percentile) at her appointment. She sits well (though I wouldn't leave her unattended yet), has tasted various foods (banana with oatmeal is a regular) and we just started supplementing a 4 oz bottle before I nurse her in the evening to be certain her tummy is nice and full. She sleeps unswaddled in her crib at night and for naps (usually one short and one good nap...third one often in car.) She and Justus still adore each other and she often plays in her pack and play on the porch while he plays in his yard. She has proven to be quite a little trooper when it comes to shopping, already hitting up Canton and the Peach Festival! She is quick to smile, even when sleepy, and her first tooth broke through last week. She also said "MMMMAMA!" last night when she wanted some food! I think it was purely an accident but Cole heard it too so maybe that can count as a first word ;) 

Friday, July 18, 2014

photo friday | gator rides & arrowheads.

 One of our very favorite things to do as a family is 
load up in the gator for a ride around the ranch!






One day after a heavy rain we stopped by a freshly plowed field to look for arrowheads. Cole stopped the gator and prayed for us to find one, 
and wouldn't you know we found one right away! So cool!

Holding his shoe - it was so muddy!



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

justus' third birthday party!

Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate Justus, 
and to Mom for the pictures and hosting!