Thursday, September 17, 2009

Anniston Update

I feel like Anniston is growing up so fast. In the last week, she has changed so much. She now holds her head up all by herself with little to no bobbles! She just looks around and you can actually see her neck now. She is not happy unless she is sitting up by herself. She doesn't even want to lean back on me. She wants me to literally either hold her under her arms or hold her hands and let her sit. It makes me so sad and so happy at the same time! She also wants to stand up all the time! Drew held her arms (mainly for balance) and she stood up all by herself. My baby is growing up already... I never thought at 2 1/2 months she would be doing this! She has also decided that she does NOT like riding in her carseat at night if she is in the back seat alone! This does not make for a good ride home for me from anywhere, unless Daddy or my mom is in the car with us! She has some very powerful lungs... like WOW!

This last Tuesday was Drew's birthday! We didn't do much for it because I had to go to Conway for class. But we are going to go out to eat for a belated celebration! Drew... you are a wonderful husband and father and we love you so very much!

Friday, September 11, 2009

2 Month Dr. Appointment

Tuesday was Anniston's 2 month dr. appointment. I was dreading that day so bad because she had to get her shots :( I couldn't watch, so Drew held her arms while she was laying on the table. Suprisingly, she only cried when they gave her the second one. The first one only made her look at Drew a little funny, like "what was that and why did you let her do that to me?" Anyway, she cried for a few minutes, but nothing like I had imagined. The shots didn't really seem to effect her much at all. The only thing I noticed is that she was a little more sleepy than usual. Little Miss Anniston Kate has grown like a weed! She was in the 50th percentile for weight in August. However, now she has jumped up to the 95th, thats right, 95th percentile in weight. She weighed in at a healthy 13 pounds 1 oz!!! I wasn't really suprised... she LOVES to eat! She was also in the 90th percentile for length... 23 1/2 inches long! What a growing girl we have!!! Drew and I are so thankful for this healthy little angel!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Bug's Life

Drew and I have both nicknamed Anniston our little "bug." I have no clue why this nickname has stuck like it has, but for some reason it just fits! I wanted to write down some things that I want to remember about her first couple of months! She is such a blessing to us!
Her first month:
  • She was born July 1, 2009 at 11:23 a.m.
  • She weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long
  • She had a head full of dark hair
  • We went to the doctor an insaine amount of times... eventually found on on July 18th she had reflux... Yuck!
  • During her third week she spotted your animals that hang from her bouncer seat! She likes starring :)
  • On July 29th (4 weeks) she grabbed her pacifier by the handle and took it our of her mouth.
  • At four weeks she reached around my neck and held on to me... so sweet!
  • She slept best in her swing until 8 weeks... we then graduated into the pack-n-play! YAY... such a big girl!
  • She sleeps all night long.... ususally goes to be around 11 or 12 and gets up between 530 and 7 in the morning! Daddy ususally feeds her in the morning before he gets ready for work!
  • During her 5th week she started cooing and now at 9 weeks she "talks" a lot!
  • She smiles a lot... especially today! She has been smiling all the day long... so sweet!
  • She likes to play in her jumper and will stay in for 10-15 minutes!
  • She likes to cuddle, but sometimes she wants to lay flat on her back and kick!
  • She enjoys her baths a lot! However, she does NOT enjoy getting her face or hair washed and she will let you know!
  • The last weight that was taken on August 19th, she weighted 11 pounds 5 ounces!
  • She is an absolute blessing to me and Drew.

Anniston Kate, mommy and daddy love you bigger than this world! God blessed us with you and we will always know that you are His gift to us!