9 week photo
What a great week! We got to spend time with family and just had a lot of fun. M is growing and changing every day. We can practically see her grow right before our eyes. She is getting more into a routine and we can sort of predict her schedule from day to day.
She is so precious. Our lips are just magnetically drawn to her soft cheeks at least a thousand times a day! She is making more and more sounds, cooing and a little half laugh when she sees something amusing. We wouldn’t call it laughing yet, just a little chuckle like ‘heh’, adorable!
She is such a fun baby, we couldn’t be enjoying her any more!
Highlight of the week:
Karen- Getting to spend some time with Uncle Neil and Aunt Julie! We’re so thankful they get to come visit so often.
Kenny- Coming home from work to see my beautiful girls.
Product we’re loving:
Karen- M’s little rockie has been super handy for naps. I like to keep her in the same room with me while she is so small. Once she is a little older I’m sure we will move her naps to the crib, but for now the rockie is just perfect.
Kenny- Uncle Bart and Aunt Lisa gave us an awesome little exercise mat. M loves looking up at the fish and octopus dangling down and just kicks her feet to the music. It is a great way for her to get in a little independent play and gives Karen a chance to do some of her own things during the day.
Karen- I keep wanting to go for a walk or just get out of the house for a while. It is hard because it has been SO VERY hot outside. We have escaped over to Grandma and Grandpa’s house a couple of times, but I will be excited when we can go for our daily walks again. M loves to be outside and the exercise is certainly good for me!
Kenny- It’s still hard to leave everyday for work.
Karen- I’ve learned that M is a lot more portable than I thought. She has been to Grandma and Grandpa’s house, to visit a dear friend, to the grocery store, each time I am surprised and impressed with how well she does! She is even doing so well in her car seat, good job sweet baby!
Kenny- She is a fast learner! While I was out mowing the lawn she learned to hold and shake her rattle. Luckily Karen caught it on video so I can enjoy the moment too.
Quote of the week:
Karen: Kenny! She shook her rattle all by herself!
Kenny: (talking to M when she is so tired but she is fighting sleep) My will is stronger than yours! She lets out little whimpers but I know that if I just hold her close and keep singing she will settle into a deep sleep. Persistance pays off.
It has been a great ninth week and we are looking forward to many, many more!