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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

5 months old today!!

This post is mostly just some pictures I took this afternoon. The first 3 are of the girls out on the front porch this evening.
Ellie and her pouty lip! She was done with being outside and was ready to come in and get her bath, bottle and go to bed.

Mommy and Gracelyn. She is such a sweet baby!! Don't you just want to squeeze those cheeks!?!?!

Gracelyn and Ellie sitting in their bouncy seats just chillin on the front porch.
This is what I got to come home to this afternoon: two happy, sweet girls. I am so blessed!
Gracelyn playing with her toys.

Ellie is soooo animated! I love it!!!! She gives the biggest smiles and gets so excited to have attention!


I just love pictures of sleeping babies. They are so peaceful and angelic. I couldn't resist taking these the other night after the girls were asleep. Ellie is on the left and Gracelyn is on the right.


Snoozin G!


E cuttin some zzzzs!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fun Walk

Dave and I took the girls for a walk a couple of weekends ago. It was a little chilly, but we had a good time. Grammy bought Ellie and Gracelyn these sunglasses awhile back and they love wearing them anytime they take a walk!
Ellie

Gracelyn

Gracelyn and Ellie


Gracelyn


Ellie

Monday, May 11, 2009

Pedi Appt

We went to the pediatrician on April 30 for Ellie and Gracelyn's 4 month check-up. I knew that they had grown since their last appointment, but I didn't really know what to expect.

Ellie
weight: 11 lbs., 12 oz.
length: 23 1/2 in.

Gracelyn
weight: 13 lbs. 4 oz.
length: 24 in.

That's right, Gracelyn has caught up to "normal" 4 month olds. I couldn't believe it. At our very firsth pedi appt. she told me that she likes to see premies catch up by about 12 months old. I guess Gracelyn didn't want to wait around. Ellie is long and thin. She isn't too far behind on height, but she is still in about the 7 percentile for weight. She is catching up to her sister, though.

When we talked about what types of things they are doing developmentally, the pediatrician said that they are doing really well. They are around 3 months developmentally. She asked about bearing weight, tracking objects, smiling, laughing, that kind of stuff.

In other good news....the pediatrician couldn't hear Ellie's PDA anymore. She said that doesn't mean it isn't there, but it could indicate that it has fixed itself. We won't know for sure until next month when we take her back to the cardiologist. Thank you for all your continued prayers about her heart!!

Last Monday when I came home from school, my mom asked me, "If they (Ellie and Gracelyn) do something for the first time do you want me to tell you about it or not?" Well, I knew by the question that one of them had done something SPECTACULAR! Sure enough, Gracelyn laughed for the first time with my mom on Monday while I was at work. I was pretty sad at first, but then I decided if it isn't going to be with Dave or I, I would rather her laugh for my mom more than just about anyone else. I know that my she fully appreciated what a special moment it was. Gracelyn has laughed a few times since then, but she is still getting the hang of it. Ellie is getting so close, but she hasn't quite done it yet.

I know, no one likes a post without pictures, but I don't know where my USB cord is to put pictures onto my computer. I will have to look for it so you can see how much Ellie and Gracelyn are growing!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Amanda Marie Photos

My good friend, Amanda, took these pictures a couple of months ago. She did a great job!! Ellie and Gracelyn have grown so much since these pictures were taken!!!








Amanda, thanks for the great pictures!!

Eight Things



My wonderful friend, Jessica has tagged me to do this, so here goes...
so here are the rules for "eight things":
mention the person that tagged you.
complete the list of eight things.
tag eight of your wonderful blogger friends.
go tell them you tagged them

Eight things I look forward to:
1. seeing my girls grow up
2. eating Babe's for lunch today
3. seeing family this summer
4. being finished with this school year
5. moving away from A. (not happening anytime soon, just wishful thinking....)
6. traveling with Dave
7. seeing my girls baptized some day
8. walking through those pearly gates

Eight things i did yesterday:
1. Changed a few diapers
2. fed babies
3. washed bottles
4. folded and hung clothes
5. took a good nap
6. visited with my mom
7. went to Target
8. got to see Dave when he got back into town

Eight things i wish i could do:
1. sing
2. live in another country
3. speak another language fluently (this would be helpful while living in another country! :))
4. make my kids at school behave
5. get all those same kids ready for first grade
6. work from home
7. completely trust God
8. keep my house clean

Eight shows i watch:
1. Survivor
2. The Amazing Race
3. Lost
4. Wheel of Fortune
5. Grey's Anatomy
6. Private Practice
7. Ellen (when I am home)
8. The Unit

Now I tag Jill, Charla, Leah, Case, Kathy, Michelle, Suzanne P., Haley

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My Husband Rocks!!!

Ok, he really does, but that isn't what this post is about. My good friend, Charla, previously mentioned in the Story of us part 1, is having a giveaway. You are going to have to check out her blog in order to understand the title of this post.