Sunday, November 22, 2009

The little things

My little one is screaming pretty well today. The thought of teething has crossed my mind, but there aren't any swollen gums or anything. I'm not sure what's up. So, Drew is hanging out with her while I do some catch up time on here.

Today for some reason, even with a sad baby, I am still filled with humbling thanks for so many things in my life. Let me tells you about some of them.

  • My sweet Drew that would do anything for me. I definitely got lucky there. He puts up with my crap, and even dishes out some good rants with me.
  • My happy, healthy, loving little girl. I was telling Drew yesterday that I didn't understand how I could love someone so much, and no matter what is going on, they are the center of everything. I have become obsessed. I am so eternally grateful to have such a wonderful little baby.
  • A safe home. I could leave my door open and unlocked all night long and not have any kind of fear that anything bad would happen. I don't, but I feel that I could, and this is a great comfort in my life.
  • I'm grateful to have a job, and for Drew to have a job so that we can afford a lifestyle we worked so hard for, for that last 7.5 years.
  • I'm grateful for the gospel in my life, and the joy and peace that it brings to me

There are so many others, but those are probably the main ones that come to my mind right away.

I also wanted to talk about Ms Elliecakes. This past week, she has learned to sit for extended periods of time. She still tips, but I think sitting for ~5 minutes is pretty awesome! She has also learned Stranger Danger! This past 1.5 weeks, she has been whining or crying when I drop her off at the sitters house. She has now taken to crying when I leave the room, or if she's ultra attached to Drew for the day, she'll cry when he leaves.

THEN, yesterday, we were at dinner for a friend's birthday and she didn't take to being handed around to all the ooers and ahhhers. In fact, she got so bad that I had run to the restroom and when I got out of the bathroom, there she was, purple faced, screaming in the arms of another friend needing to be consoled. I felt horrible!!! So we sat there and paced around the front of the restaurant and I talked to her to calm her down. That was an interesting experience. And here I was thinking that there wasn't any separation anxiety until around 9 months. Darn kiddo is too aware already! hehehe It is nice to be the one to be able to calm her down though- that's a nice feeling.

Practicing her drinking skillz!

Happy Baby!!

Lovies from Mommy

Skirts are so much fun to play with!

5 Months Old!!!


Michele said...

I am so happy life is so good and you are able to see it.
CUTE hat to go with probably the cutest dress Ellie owns!!! Someone who is awesome must have given it to her.

We miss you guys!

Maddy said...

I love that dress!!!! I'm sad she hasn't been in it more cause it's not going to fit for long.

We miss you too!