Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Catching Up

Clearly this weekly update thing is not working for me.  I get so far behind that I can't remember what happened during the week I'm supposed to be blogging about.  So, I'm just going to try to remember everything from my last post until now.  

Here is a recap of a few things that have been going on lately.

Etta Mae's 4 month sleep regression is in full swing.  I was so spoiled when she was sleeping through the night, but I knew there would probably come a time when that stopped.  Her sleep now is pretty unpredictable.  Luckily, she usually only wakes up once in the middle of the night. We bought "Merlin's Magic Sleep Suit" to help transition her out of the swaddle.  It has helped to make some naps longer, but night sleep is pretty much the same.  She does like that she can suck on her hands at night!  But, it looks pretty silly.

She has learned to suck her thumb, and does it often.  She hasn't figure out how to make a fist yet, though, so sometimes she pokes herself in the eye!

Samson is her new best friend!  She watches every move he makes and loves it when he licks her hands.

I was really not looking forward to Etta Mae's 4 month shots, but she did soooo much better than last time.  She only cried for a second (she was super grumpy the next few days, though).  At her appointment, the doctor said she looked perfect.  She was 15 pounds and 24.5 inches.

The day after her shots was Thanksgiving, so we headed to visit my dad and then my mom.  The shots made Etta Mae pretty grumpy all day, so we really didn't get any good pics of her Thanksgiving outfit.  This one was taken at the end of the day, and since I woke up at 4:30 that morning, I was looking a little ragged by the afternoon.

The weekend after Thanksgiving, we put up our tree!  I usually have a purple, teal, and silver theme, but decided to go with a more traditional decor this year.

Luckily, we got the tree up before all of these goodies arrived from Uncle Tyler!  Can someone say spoiled?

Yesterday, we also hit another milestone.  Etta Mae rolled over for the first time!  I was convinced that I would miss it and run to grab something then find her flipped over.  Luckily, I caught it on video. I feel so blessed to be able to be with her every day so that I can see all of the fun things she learns.

Here are a few pics of her just looking cute :)

Can you tell that I love leg warmers?!?!

And of course, she and Monroe have been doing lots of fun things too!
Coordinating Outfits

Taking a "bubble bath"

Competing for toys

Rolling into each other

Chatting about boys

Sunday, November 18, 2012

18 Weeks

18 Weeks - November 12, 2012

Tuesday, November 6th was my dad's birthday, and he was able to come visit on Wednesday.  He and Etta Mae had so much fun!

She also found her feet!  Her new favorite thing is to grab them.  All.The.Time.  It's pretty adorable!

My happy, happy baby!

Etta Mae's hair is starting to fill in some, and it is pretty funny.  She has some super long hairs and lots of short ones.  And it's so fluffy!  I think it's going to be blonde!

Hanging out with Monroe

We had Etta Mae's 3 month pictures taken awhile back and we got them back!  They are so cute!  A big thanks to Tonya Reeves Photography!  Here are a few of my favorites.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

17 Weeks

Baby Planking? Nope, this is what happens when you sit
Etta Mae up in the corner of the chair
17 Weeks - November 5, 2012

It's amazing to see how much Etta Mae has "grown up".  She's so happy and content almost all the time.  Especially in the morning - no idea where she got that. It seems like she is changing every day.  Always making new sounds and doing and becoming aware of new things.  She is definitely going through a phase where she is very distracted by everything around her while she eats which is not easy on me!  She also figured out that she can jump in the jumperoo and thinks it is the best thing ever!  She is still a great sleeper but has started to wake up some at night, usually around 4 am.  That is definitely no fun!  The time change hasn't helped, but hopefully that will correct itself soon.

Hanging out in the leg warmers mommy made

Happy Halloween!

New toy!

This week was Etta Mae's first Halloween.  We didn't do anything except put a sign on the door asking that no one ring the doorbell since bedtime was around 6:30.  I'm sure she'll enjoy it much more next year.

On Friday, we had so much fun!  My Aunt Margaret, cousin Melissa, and second cousins Sophie and Maya came to visit for the day.  This was the first time we had seen them since Etta Mae was a few weeks old, so we were so happy to visit!

Saturday, we met Rea and Monroe at Terra Tots and then went to lunch before cheering the Hogs to victory!

Sunday, Grammy and Dave came to visit.  We had lots of fun minus spending an hour waiting for our take out from Mama Deans!

Halloween Eve spirit!

Chilling Outside

Halloween Cuties