Tuesday, October 18, 2016

9 Months for Molly!

Hard to believe 9 months has come and gone!  This past month was full of milestones for little miss Molly!  Girl finally got some teeth!  She decided to do two at a time like her brother liked to do too, so now she's got her two bottom front teeth.  No more yet, but there's still plenty of chewing on toys and waking up in the middle of the night to make me think more are coming very soon.  I thought since Molly started pulling up and standing sooner that she might beat her brother in the walking department, but looks like they'll be pretty close to about the same time.  Molly did take 2 steps on her own though!  This little girl loves to stand on her toes, so I think that is why the walking hasn't happened sooner.
   Turning 9 months meant a visit to the pediatrician for a well check!  Normally, this is a shot-free visit, but unfortunate for my winter babies that were born during flu season, it means a flu shot!  Girlfriend was not a fan, and unfortunately has to go back at the end of this month to get her second dose (should be loads of fun since her brother is getting one too!)  She did great at her appointment and we are so thankful to God for a healthy and happy baby!  Here are Molly's stats, which are pretty close to her big brother's at this age:
Height: 28.25 in. (52%)   Caden was 28.5 in. (58%)
Weight: 18 lbs. 10.4 oz. (57%)   Caden was 19 lbs. (38%)
Head Circumference: 18 in. (91%) Caden was 18.11 in. (79%)
   Sweet girl is still a super happy, easy going baby! I love that she smiles so much and so often for pretty much anyone. She takes 2-3 naps depending on the day and what's going on. She's started waking up during the night, but once those first 2 teeth came through, it made more sense as to why.  Hopefully, we'll get back to no interruptions, but sleeping all night was nice while it lasted!
Aggie game day ready!

Playing with the baby in the mirror at the doctor

Big brother teaching little sister about Noah's ark

Wearing Daddy's pajamas when he was her age, priceless!

Got to try a cupcake at a friend's birthday party
and girl was a fan of the icing!

Trip to the eye doctor to get those pretty peepers checked

Playing with her Great Uncle Kenny at his 80th Birthday

Sleeping in this awkward position

"May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance."  2 Thessalonians 3:5

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Molly @ 8 months

How we are here at 8 months already is crazy, but here we are!  To think that in 4 short months you will be a year old makes me sad because it's gone so fast, but then I feel like you've always been with our family, so how can you only be 8 months old?  This month you actually stopped army crawling and started what people would say is "typical" crawling.  I was firmly convinced you were going to army crawl forever, but you surprised me.  She also successfully climbed up our set of stairs all by herself, which is both impressive and alarming at the same time.
   No teeth yet still, which would make Molly later on her teeth arrival than her brother, but that's okay!  Girl has her own timing!  Still having middle of the night wake ups and wanting to start our day in the 5 o'clock hour, so I'm pretty certain those teeth are going to make an appearance soon.  At least, I hope they are, so maybe I can get some sleep:)  Eating food is going pretty well.  I'm only giving her baby food since she doesn't have any teeth, but girl seems to like most things.  Main issue is for her Momma to remember to feed her the food!  Poor baby #2!
  Your sweet smile is contagious and I feel like you show it more freely and easily than your brother did at this stage of life (and even now too!)  Still really easy, go with the flow, and don't care if your brother takes away your toys (though I'm certain you'll start having an opinion of disapproval soon and we are working with your brother on not taking things away from you).  Love you so much sweet girl!
These kiddos love their Daddy!

The beginning of pulling up and getting into trouble

Bath time with brother

Sweet girl went up all the stairs all by herself!  Yikes!

Quality time with Grandpa

Gane day ready!

Love my babies!

7 Months!

Molly I can't believe you are already 7 months and how much has happened in that time!  Your birth is becoming a lot more blurry than I expected so I'm glad writing this stuff down because there is no way I can remember it all.  I feel like this month the mobility bug has gotten you because you are not content as much just sitting still.  Those legs always want to be bouncing and jumping around even if you haven't fully figured out how they work.  Molly has become quite the army crawler and really good at rocking back and forth, so full blown crawling is very, very near.  She'll crawl with one leg for a step, but usually resorts to army crawling after that.
   No teeth to report yet,but you like chewing on your toys so maybe we're not too far off.  We've had a few middle of the night wake ups, which is unusual for her, so I'm thinking those teeth are working their way to poking out.  Big brother starting getting his at 8 months, so we'll see if you follow his lead or wait a little longer.  Sleeping is overall still fantastic!  Definitely better than your brother was at this point for sure.  We are still taking around 3 naps a day, but sometimes we can skip the evening one, which is usually just like a 30 minute cat nap.  Most of the time you are a tummy sleeper, but occasionally I see you on your side or back.  You have begun "talking" rather than just squealing.  Since Caden started swim lessons this summer, we have gone to the pool more often and you love the water too!  Your legs just kick and kick.  You don't seem to mind a quick dunk under water either!
Sweet girl!
Molly's 1st VBS!
Caden picked out her bow!  Some battles are not
worth fighting with a strong willed 2 yr old!
"And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." 2 Corinthians 3:18