Miss M Turns One

My baby is ONE! My emotions aren’t sure whether to be excited or sad about my littlest turning one today. I think it’s a mix of both. She’s had a busy week with 4th of July festivities, and she’s got a busy weekend ahead with her big birthday party. She’s now drinking cow’s milk from a sippy cup, climbing up everything (like up and over the couch), standing up from the floor, and taking a few steps! She’s starting to say more words with meaning now – it’s fun to have two-way communication with her!

Check out how she’s changed since last month. Since this is her last “first year” photo, I’ll be moving away from the rocking chair pics to photos standing with Daddy, like we did with big sis.

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Miss M | 7 Months Old

I should really post more than my daughter’s monthly photos…but life has been getting in the way! This little girl is getting stronger every day. She has gotten pretty good at standing up while holding onto something, and she loves sitting up and grabbing onto anything within reach. She’s saying “mama” and “dada” and other cute baby words. When she cries, she trills her tongue, so while we should be offering sympathy, we’re often giggling at her. She sleeps through the night about half the time and has started enjoying baby food in small quantities. At her 6 month appointment she weighed 13 lb., 7 oz., so I would guess she weighs about 14 pounds. Her daddy, sister, and I are pretty smitten by her!

See how she’s changed since last month.

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Miss M | Four Months Old

This little turkey is four months old today! She is in a pretty good routine with daycare and evenings at home, typically eating every three hours and napping throughout the day, then falling asleep around 9 p.m. and waking up once around 4 a.m. to eat. (Luckily she goes right back to sleep.) She has started rolling over front to back and grabbing toys, and she loves to give us big smiles, squeals, and little giggles. She follows her sister everywhere with her eyes! See how she’s changed since last month.

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Miss M | Three Months Old

Little Miss M turned three months old today. I’ve been back at the office full-time for a week, and I’ll admit it’s hard to be away from her all day. It also takes me two hours to get myself and both girls out the door in the morning, and that’s with an hour of prep the night before. But we’re adjusting well, and she’s such a blessing! She smiles and talks and continues to grow like a weed. She’s 12 pounds – so she doubled her weight in just 3 months! Check out how she’s changed.

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Miss M | Two Months Old

This sweet girl is two months old today! I don’t have official stats yet, but she’s still growing like a weed! She still loves to sleep and eat, and she has been going about seven hours at night between feedings. (Though sometimes her last evening feeding is at about 7 p.m., so we’re working on adjusting her time schedule.) She likes to give us smiles and has strong legs – pushing herself forward during tummy time and pushing herself up in the bouncer. I just realized she no longer vocalizes with newborn grunts, which makes me want to cry. I only have three more weeks with her/working from home before I’m back to the office, so I’m savoring this time.

Click to see how she’s changed from one month.

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Smiles!

My Miss M is already seven weeks old! She had her first smiles at five and a half weeks, but she’s just now really starting to smile for us. I actually caught a few on camera today! I included a couple of her typical serious face, too.

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Miss M Meets Great-Grandma

My dad, the girls (ages 3 and 5.5 weeks), and I took a 7-hour round trip to Shelbina, MO yesterday to visit my grandma. She was tickled to meet Miss M and see Lil’ Miss K again. She’s 93 years old but still hasn’t lost the “touch” when it comes to babies! Miss M has now met both of her great-grandmas.

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