Saturday, October 24, 2015

9 big ones!

9 months have come and gone...I can not believe it. Here are the milestones we hit this month:

On October 6th, she learned how to suck out of a hard nozzle sippy cup. She was using the rubber ones. 

She used to be our easy child...NOT ANYMORE! She is still super happy and go with the flow for the most party...BUT she is opinionated in her own baby way, gives us a run for our money sometimes, and thinks its her world and we are just living in it. Cracks us up but wears us out at the same time!

My favorite moment of our day is right before nap time, we put her pink blanket on our shoulder and she snuggles in so tight and immediately sucks her thumb. She would stay there for hours, and I so wish I could, too. 

On her 8 month birthday, I started supplementing one bottle of formula a day and still nursed the other 3 times. I kept nursing her until the day she turned 9 months and we are officially done. I have mixed emotions, but it just is what works for ALL of us and for that I am happy!

When people talk to her or she gets super excited and happy to see Ryan or I, she stiffens her body, clenches her fist, smiles ear to ear, and then has a bashful face and hides it into our chest. Be. still. by. heart. 

She had ANOTHER dang cold this month, I took her to the urgent care one evening just POSITIVE she had an ear infection. Nope. That makes the 4th dr. sick appt and they tell me she is perfect. She even smiled and laughed for them and made me look like a liar that we were even there. Par for the course. 

On October 7th took her first few real crawls, after scooting around for a long while and then finally on Oct. 19th she officially became a true crawler. She loves it, Mae thinks is brilliant, and we do too! 

We love you sweet, strong-willed girl and can't wait to spend your first Halloween with you next week!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

heart explosion.

Ryan and I got this email the other day from Mae's teacher, and my heart might have exploded. I am so proud of my girl and always hope she has a kind heart, is sweet to others, a good friend, and showing Jesus in every way she can.

Mae Mae, we are so proud of you and even though we tell you all the time, we do not know if you can comprehend how proud we actually are! Continue to let your light shine! We love you sweet girl!

Weagle anyway..

Even though our football team is sub par this year, we still love a good Auburn trip. We had a great time staying with our friends Heather and Jason and their sweet little girl Scarlett! Mae had a blast, and Maggie enjoyed her first trip to AU!

We started our trip off right, with our favorite breakfast. When Ryan and I lived in Auburn we used to go every Saturday morning, and even brought Mae with us as a newborn. So we always try to go back: 

We set out on a stroll around campus and reminisced about all of our fun college days and how weird it was to have our two girls with us. 

My dad came to visit and tailgate for a bit! The girls LOVED it, including this girl! 

Mae got to meet a REAL cheerleader, our sweet friend's cousin, and is so excited to be an Auburn cheerleader for Halloween!

War Eagle! We got back for the Auburn Georgia game and for a wedding! Can't wait!