Tuesday, November 24, 2015

double digits

Maggie is 10 months old! 

She is standing very well and has even been brave enough to let go for a second or two. She pulls up to her knees but has not pulled all the way up to a standing position yet. 

She weighs 20 lbs. and is still a roly-poly. We love it! She eats pretty much anything but does not love her bottle much anymore. So we are using a sippy cup a lot more during the day. 

She waves bye-bye and hello like a pro. She is the happiest baby on the planet, but is completely stubborn and strong willed. She lets her know it is her way or the highway! 

She loves loves her sister and belly laughs at her daily. They can play together and not need more for small chunks of time and it is so fun to watch them interact. 

She had her first ear infection this month and loved her pink meds! 

She is wearing size 4 diapers, chunky monkey. We can finally get a bow in her hair and it looks ridiculous. 

She hates her carseat. Loves books. Fascinated by Eli. 

We love you little bit! 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Life update!

The past few months have been completely insane for us. Good, but crazy! Here are our updates:

Family: We are moving! House is for sale, and instead of moving to Charleston like we had planned for the past 6 months, we are moving to Birmingham, back home! We have a contract on our house and move as soon as we sell our current home in Charlotte.

Ryan: I could not be more proud of him. He is the best husband and daddy to all of us girls! He is always positive, always making us laugh, and supports us more ways than I can count! He just resigned from his current job as a project manager and has accepted a new job with the fabulous D'Angelis Diamond Construction Company in Birmingham working on an HCA account as well as continuing to manage work! We are both excited about this new opportunity! He starts Monday!

Me: My brain is mush. But full of good mush. With the current move, house showings, play dates, keeping the house spotless, taking care of 2 precious girls, a dog, and a hubby...I am emotionally spent! Excited for life to slow down hopefully soon! I am super sad to leave my great friends in Charlotte, and our neighborhood. From moms night out, couples date nights, neighborhood wine int the culdesac, last minutes dinners with friends, playdates, and my mom buddies...I tear up just thinking about leaving it all. Yet, super excited at the same time for what God has in store for us in Birmingham. We have never lived there married or with kids, so it will be a huge adjustment. I am finally back to my pre-baby weight...took long enough and am enjoying my new accessory, the fitbit which keeps me pretty active on top of chasing around two littles.

Mae: She is LOVING school and her teachers say she is pretty bright! She is the only one completely potty trained in her class and loves helping take care of the kids in her class. I already have her enrolled in one of the best schools in Birmingham for January and know she will adjust well.  Her very best friend is Jackson and she loves all of her girlfriends the same here! Jackson is the only boy out of her 10 neighborhood friends! She still sucks her two fingers which I will stop when she turns 3 in February. She is the sweetest, kindest soul and obeys us very well. She says please and thank you without asking. She says yes maam and yes sir to us and the northerners around us think we are nuts. She sports a cute bob hair cut and has skinny legs like the rest of us. She is a fantastic eater and will try anything.  She loves art, playdough, and making her sister laugh. I love that she made me a mommy.

Maggie: Is the happiest, spunkiest baby on the planet. She is crawling every where, sleeps well, and will eat anything you put in front of her. She is very opinionated in her own non-speaking baby ways. She cracks us all up. She snuggles her head in our chest with a smile when she gets happy and meets new people. She is standing pretty well with assistance. She hates her car seat, or atleast the buckle part, and puts anything in her mouth that fits. Still only has 2 teeth. She completed our family and we love her more than we ever could have imagined.

So much going on but all good, fun positive things. Praying our house sells quick so we can get to Birmingham with daddy! He makes our world go 'round!