Saturday, July 20, 2013

8 Months

Abigail is 8 months old today!

I believe she is around 18 lbs. Abigail loves to eat just about anything. She sits up like a pro and can get most anywhere, but still isn't crawling. She can push up on her arms and get up on her knees. . .just not at the same time. Abigail still wakes up about 2 to 3 times per night, which is kinda exhausting. Her two bottom teeth are just about to push through. What a blessing she has been in our lives! Happy 8 months, baby girl!
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Chuck E Cheese

Well, I managed to go almost 6 years without my daughter knowing that Chuck E Cheese's even existed. We were invited to go hang out there with a friend today and I thought,"What the heck." LOL! And, I gotta say, it was the most fun I've ever had in a place that smelled like pee. . .and sweat. It was so so hot in there! But, I thought their pizza was even good. Maybe I was just hungry? Olivia had so so much fun! And Abigail was an angel, as always.

The little boy we met up with was concerned that Olivia was only going to want to play girly games. Psshhh. Olivia can keep up with the best of them. LOL! In fact, I think she wanted to ride the monster truck more times than he did. And she enjoyed shooting the spiders too. They both get along very well and are just too cute! Robby has a little sister who is about 11 months, so Abigail has a friend too.

Speaking of Abigail, she is pretty easy to keep happy. Give her food or electronics.

But, just don't take her breadstick away!

Or her remote! LOL! Who needs a girly girl, right? At least Abigail lets me put bows in her hair!

And she is so precious when she sleeps! Look at that lip! Love my girls so much! It was so wonderful to see Olivia running around today with her friend having a blast! She was having so much fun, in fact, that she didn't even notice the ever present stench of urine. Or maybe kids never notice when lured away by games, toys and rides. Haha!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hunger Games

This child has no problems eating! LOL! In fact, she finished a big bowl of regular Mac n cheese. I mashed it up a bit, but she had no problem eating it. And wanted more!

Olivia is doing very well. Since beginning feeding therapy and starting on an appetite stimulant, she has almost gained a pound. This is more than she has gained in the past year!! I briefly saw a 33 flicker on the scale! I'm so proud of her! And she is such a great big sister. They played puzzles for the longest time today.

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Monday, July 15, 2013


These past few days have been very trying for my entire family. I apologize that I cannot go into greater detail than that. I have prayed many prayers and the majority of them have been centered around hope.

Hope in God's love for us.

Hope that there are brighter days ahead.

Hope that God never forsakes us.

Hope in God's promises.

What does this world hold for us if we do not have hope?

Tonight I was getting the mail and received an envelope from the March Of Dimes. It felt a little bulky and I was curious as to what it was, so I opened it in my car before I went inside. In the envelope was a bracelet with the word: HOPE

I proceeded to bawl for what seemed like an hour (although I think it was only about 10 minutes.) I cannot put into words the comfort that it gave me as if God was putting his own arms around my shoulders.

No matter our circumstances, I choose to believe there is always hope.

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