Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sick Baby...

Landry was pretty sick earlier this week, but she is feeling much better now. We did a round of steroids, a round of antibiotics, and we are still doing breathing treatments for another week. I thought I would share a pitiful little picture of Landry doing her treatment. She really doesn't like it much, but she is such a trooper. AND, we will fight her on it since it makes her feel better! :)

Sweet little baby has to do this 3 times a day!
I don't like it, but I am very thankful for doctors and medicine when my little one needs it!

Hair!!!

Landry is finally starting to get some hair! It seems like a TON to us since she has been bald for so long, but it is all in the back! I am so ready to chunk all the headbands and just be able to stick a stinkin' bow in her hair. :) We decided to spike her hair up in the bath tonight to show everyone how much she is getting....she would not cooperate for a shot of the back, so this is it!

By the way, please excuse the snotty nose. Landry has been one sick little girl the past few days. Snotty nose, coughing, wheezing. Yuck! They tested her for RSV at the doctor yesterday, but she doesn't have it. We are still doing breathing treatments (which she hates), a steroid, and an antibiotic. Poor little baby!



Ha...crazy girl! She loves showing off those teeth. She hasn't figured out how to show everyone her top ones, but they are there...and sharp!

Time to eat!

Landry was acting silly while we were eating dinner the other night. She is SUCH a good eater, but this night she was more interested in tasting her feet.







She is such a funny girl, and she loved the attention she was getting when she would start sucking on those toes. At least she just had a bath...! :)


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Takin' care of those teeth!

We knew Dado would be proud, so I got a picture of Landry sitting in the sink brushing her teeth the other morning. She was having so much fun! She ended up sitting there, brushing, and staring at herself in the mirror for about 10 minutes! What a mess...

She officially has 4 teeth in now. She still has two more on the top that are working their way in too. We can't hardly believe that Landry is 9 months old TODAY...time is flying by!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Let's play a game...

Let's play a game...


Can you find the puff in the picture below?



This is a fun game we like to play at our house. It really isn't hard to find one because they are EVERYWHERE! Yes, we make her eat in her highchair, but as you can tell, she is good at sneaking them away with her. :)






Landry has started a new phase where she likes to clap at everything. I can't really sneak up on her and get pictures of her playing anymore because she turns around to smile and clap at the camera. Once she saw the flash from the picture of her bootie, this was our little photo shoot...









So glad we have such a happy girl!




Sleep!

I definitely underestimated how much I missed sleeping the last 9 months. Since I have actually had a decent amount of sleep the last 6 NIGHTS, I am quickly remembering how much I love it! :) We finally put Landry in her crib last Friday night...for real this time. We even let the sweet angel cry herself to sleep. That was a little hard, but it only took 20ish minutes the first night, and it has been getting better every night since. We decided we better get some sleep while we can over the next few months before I am HUGE pregnant and getting up every hour to pee through the night. Ha!
Landry really likes to cuddle, and that is one of the many things that I love about her. When she was sleeping in our bed, she was always cuddled up next to her daddy or me while she was sleeping. We knew that this was going to be something that she missed, but as you will see below, she figured out something that works. :)


Night #1


Night #1


Night #3

She not only falls asleep like this, but she stays this way for hours before flattening herself out on the mattress. Isn't she just the most precious thing? We think so!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Our Week in Words...

This week has been busy! I have not even taken one picture, and that makes me so sad! Landry is growing way too fast, and I need to be capturing every second of it. So, here is what has been going on this week....

Fun with Friends:
Micah was gone to the Sugar Bowl at the beginning of this week. Landry and I got to go to lunch and catch up with a sweet friend on Monday. Then, Tuesday night we got to have a fun slumber party with one of my best friends, Michelle! All three of us girls snuggled up in bed and watched a movie...it was so much fun!

Treasured time with God:
On Tuesday, I started back to the women's Bible study at our church. This year, we are doing an in-depth study of the Bible. Part of that is that we are reading through the entire Bible. I have never done this, and I am LOVING it so far. It is so cool to read God's word in depth every single day...in chronological order! I am really looking forward to this year.

Exciting News:
On Thursday, we were able to go out to our midwife's pregnancy center in Huntville. Landry and I were able to love on some girls who really needed the love even more than they needed the diapers, clothes, or food that we handed out. We have grown to love one couple specifically that we see every time we go out. They have a 12 month old baby girl who loves to hug and kiss Landry...she doesn't quite know how to handle that yet. :) Please pray for Shelby, she is a precious mother, but she has no idea that she is worth anything. It warms my heart to be building a special friendship with her, and I pray that she will come to know God's love.
Anyway...now to the exciting news. While we were there, we were able to hear our sweet new baby's heartbeat. That is always one of the best sounds in the world! It was about 178 and very strong!

Family time:
My little brother was still in town from college this week. He came over on Thursday afternoon, and we went grocery shopping (I will go with anyone to have an extra set of hands!!) :), sat around and laughed, and he got to spend some special time with Landry. Then, on Friday night we went to my mom's and had Red Beans and Rice for dinner with the whole family.

Lots of Changes for Landry:
I always say that Landry is changing so much every day, but this week she literally started doing new things every time I turned around. When I look at her face, she is starting to look like such a big girl! Here are a few of her milestones right now...
  • She is 8 1/2 months old
  • She has two teeth on the bottom, and 4 teeth coming in on the top!
  • She is steadily growing a mullet, and I love it.
  • She is speed crawling everywhere. I can't turn around for a second without her being in another room.
  • She is pulling up on everything...even just on the wall.
  • She is walking behind her babydoll stroller all over the house!
  • She is saying hi, dada, baba, no, and yea!
  • She will clap her hands and say "Yea!" if we get her excited.
  • She will shake her head no when she doesn't want something.
  • She raises her arms above her head like "touchdown!" all the time. We aren't really sure where this came from.
  • She is finally sleeping in her crib through the night! We finally did crib training this weekend...a little late. She only cried for 30 minutes the first night, and she has been pretty happy with it the rest of the time. Hopefully it will keep going okay because we are kind of liking having that extra room back in our bed!

So...that is what has been going on with our family. I probably will be out of touch for a while because we are sending our computer out to have some work done. Hopefully I will have lots of pictures to share when we get it back!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Always something new...

Landry has started shaking her head "no" when she gets sleepy. It is hilarious. She will have her head on our shoulder, then sit straight up and shake her head back and forth to wake herself up. We finally caught her doing it at breakfast the other monring. She just cracks us up....it is always something!

video

Monday, January 3, 2011

Goodbye 2010...Hello 2011!

We had such a good 2010, so it is hard for me to even dream that 2011 might be as great. But, I hope it is!

Here were some big highlights in 2010:
-I transitioned from working to staying at home in March
-Our sweet little Landry was born in April
-We celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary in August
-We brought Sawyer (the puppy) in to our family in October
-We broke ground on our new house in November
-Micah got a promotion at work in November
-Landry's first Christmas in December
-Lots and lots of love for this little family all throughout the year!

Here are just a few things we are looking forward to in 2011:
-Finding out what baby #2 will be in February
-Landry's first birthday in April
-My little brother graduated college in May
-Family trip #1 to Destin in May
-Baby #2 arrives in August
-Our 3rd wedding anniversary in August
-Family trip #2 to Destin in September
-Lots of love for TWO babies the rest of the year!
-Also, I will be reading through the Bible this entire year with the ladies at church. I am SO excited about this because I have never done it before!

I don't like posting without pictures, so here are the only ones that really turned out from New Years. This is Landry helping daddy cook breakfast on Saturday morning. She loves digging in the cabinets to "help" us find things. :)



Wishing each of you a wonderful 2011 FULL of blessings!