Friday, November 12, 2010

Pictures of The Girl :)

As promised, here are pictures of "the Girl" as of late....
Mommy got a fancy new camera...
Emma had a soccer game
I had a good time with Nanna and Pop there!

The 3 Smith grand-girls!
I went to the Atlanta tradition!

We went to Cashiers, NC with our friends Tara, Jeff and Charlie

This is my buddy, Charlie.  He is almost exactly 4 months older than me...and our moms have been friends since middle school - wow, 20 years.  And, our moms share a name (and our grandfathers do, too.  The Tara's and the Larry's!)

My 8 month birthday!
Charlie turned 1...

And Dad gave me some ice cream to celebrate!
And, I went to LaGrange to meet my Aunt Cathy!

Mommy dressed me up in this tutu...

Visit from Aunt Dottee and Uncle Bob
Mom and Dad went to the UGA vs. Tenn. game and saw the other Tara!  I spent the night at the lake house with Annie and Tommy!
First ear infection...looks pretty sick, right?!
Dad got me this DAWG outfit...

Miss Flo gave me this onesie - "Wickedly Cute" - I think I represented it well!

 the Pumpkin and the Moo :)  Best friends.

I dressed up as the pumpkin, too....

Cows eat stuff like this, right?
awesome bib and headband from my Aunt Lori and Uncle Marlin!  Happy Halloween!
Brooke and Emma came over for Halloween

I trick or treated first at Lindsay and Jonathan's across the street....
Then, I surprised Clo Clo - she was surprised that a cow could be so cute!
she gave me a treat bag with a moo moo in it!
I saw my friends Jada and Jack...
and laughed at Lacey - Jennifer and Chad's dog.
just standing around in my boots with the fur...
Mom made this bib for me.
It was really cold, so I was all bundled up for a walk.
My thumbs wouldn't go in those mittens...

As you can see, we've stayed busy....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Seriously?! Nine months?

I am the absolute worst blogger lately.  Molly will be 9 months old in pretty much exactly 24 hours.  The absolute fastest months of my life.  She is so wonderful.  I couldn't be more thankful.  All of my pictures are on the Mac, but I have a ton to post and share.

What have we been up to since...err...Labor Day?
  • Molly is crawling...
  • Once she started crawling, she immediately started pulling up.  ON EVERYTHING.
  • She loves the TV stand...and the wii remotes...and the basket of DVDs by the TV...and the fireplace hearth (which is surrounded by pillows).
  • She also loves Buffett and Sidda...our dogs who love her but mostly tolerate her so they can still sleep in the house :)
  • She said MaMa on October 28th.  No kidding - she says MaMa when she sees me - not every time - but often enough that it's legit.
  • She seems to say, "Hey!" and wave.  Could be that I say Hey to her all the time...could be just a babble.  Either way, it's cute and she's waving more and more everyday.
  • I am still working 4 days/week and Mom keeps her 2 days and MC, the nanny, keeps her the other 2 days/week.  She's a lucky girl!
  • She is outgrowing the jumperoo...which makes me sad.  She has LOVED the jumpy since she was like 4 months old.
  • Lulu - AKA Aunt Mandie - gave us Emma's old Leap Frog Piano table to borrow (rumor has it, Annie has her one for Christmas :)).  She LOVES it.  She stands and just bangs all over it. 
  • Molly loves the door stops and has discovered the plastic things that cover the screws on the bottom of the toilet.
  • Speaking of toilet, you have to take her with you or she's liable to wander off and climb the stairs.  She's made it up 4 already (supervised, of course).
  • Diapers - size 3
  • Clothes - size 9 months, so I have been buying 12.  6 - 9 months onesies seem to be a little too short.
  • Shoes - size 2 - 3 - 2's seem to be getting tight, 3's seem to fall off when she gets too rowdy.
  • Smiles all of the time.
  • Teeth - ZERO.  Although, we are being tortured by them and can feel them under her gums.  I expect she will break them through when I'm in DC next week, thus, breaking my heart.
  • Speaking of, I'll be gone to DC next week for 2 nights.  Can I do it?  Not sure.  I may cry myself to sleep.
  • We are still exclusively breastfeeding - no formula in this house.
  • No formula, but, my girl will take a bottle and hold it by herself.  Breaks.My.Heart.  Such a grown up.
  • Eating - EVERYTHING!  MC really challenges me to feed Molly whole foods instead of pre-packaged baby food.  Molly loves it.  We eat leek, potato and carrot soup, green beans, cheese (all kinds...more please :)), peas/carrots, toasted bread, Cheerios (LOVES), homemade applesauce, bananas, eggs, rice, refried beans, turkey, ham, chicken.  Sweet girl LOVES meat.  She would for-go sweets all day long for an extra piece of turkey :)
  • Molly will be baptized November 21st.  We are looking forward to it and will have a brunch at the house after church that day. 
  • Halloween was AWESOME!  Molly was a cow, Brooke was a pumpkin and Emma was a mermaid.  We spent the day at Mandie and Brian's and then came home and "trick or treated" at MC's, Jennifer and Chad's, Michelle and Dave's and Lindsay and Jonathan's.  Molly was a good sport, although, it was past our bedtime and she insisted on being carried and would have nothing to do with her stroller.
  • Sleeping through the night?  Occasionally.  My sister told me today, "For someone who follows babywise so strictly, you certainly don't follow it at night."  She's right.  I don't.  My Aunt Cathy told me when Molly was born that babies would have plenty of nights when they would have to cry it out on their own when Mom's can't help.  That has stuck with me.  One day, I'll sleep 8 straight hours again.  She will only be a baby once.  And, one day, she won't want me to come check on her in the middle of the night and she won't need me to hold her and rock her.  I enjoy our time together...even at 3AM :)
I have tons of pictures to post and will do that soon.  She is really the light of my life and such a wonderful baby.  She's so happy all of the time and just so fun to be with.  Those last days of pregnancy, which a friend of mine is going through now, are so unbelievably worth it.  That night in the delivery room when I first heard Molly cry is singularly the best moment of my life.  Yep, I'm still as in love with her as I was 9 months ago.  Unwavering, unconditional.  I believe now that you never know love until you know the love of a child.