Saturday, April 23, 2011

Willa's first boyfriend

Saber and Willa sitting in a tree...and you know how the rest goes.

I think Willa has a little boyfriend! They are so cute. She stairs at him he stairs at her. Last night they even showed up for church in coordinating outfits! Saber is in our home group (it is actually at his house) and his mommy Jayme is such a sweet friend! The babies were sitting next to each other last night and Kevin looked over to see them secretly holding hands... he asked Saber what his intension's were with his daughter, but he still can't talk so I guess that conversation has been left for another day. We did get some pictures of the two "LoveBirds"!! Here they are! Willa was really tired so she isn't her usual smiling self.

Saber, Jayme, Liz and Willa
Where do we look?
Willa still doesn't get it, bit Saber looks cute!
Love this one...
Saber is up to something here:
Yup, he did it...he messed with her bow! You don't mess with a girls bow!
It's all over now. They are adorable!


Being a mom has been quite the challenge for me. I knew I would be a great mom because I had so much "experience" with babies and kids. Well, that is NOT what being a MOM is. Being a MOM is a whole bag off stresses, decisions, worries, backaches, sleeplessness, and never having any more "me" time. I have had the hardest week. I have struggled ALL week with these things. My life is not my own. I know that is what being a mom is but all these feelings and emotions that go along with that knowledge is what has been so hard. Last night we had a Good Friday worship service at church. Jeff and Jordan Johnson led us in precious worship and Afshin Ziafat our, former Islam now Christian, Pastor spoke about why Christ who led a sinless life died for our sins. I hear the Gospel all the time, but sometimes it just hits you... Last night it hit me pretty hard. This is NOT my home and we are here on earth only a short amount of time. All these things I "stress" about are ridiculous! I am so blessed to live the life I do and my ONLY job as a mom is to raise Willa to know and follow the Lord. It doesn't matter how well she sleeps or how much she cries or if she is "sensitive". We are hear to bring God glory and to tell others about what His son Jesus did for us so that our sin is made clean and that we can live eternally with Him. All of this would be nothing without the most important piece of information! Jesus defeated the grave and rose from the dead! Amazing! I follow my God because he is ALIVE! HE ROSE! I am blessed!

Here is one of the songs we did last night... Love this old Hymn and Jeff and Jordan do a great version! Here is Jeff singing "Old Rugged Cross" :

Monday, April 18, 2011

First word...

Tonight after Willa's bath I had her on the changing table drying her off to put on her pj's (Kevin usually does this but he is gone tonight at the Ranger game) and she was"talking a lot". I started saying ma ma to her and I even leaned over to put my mouth up to her's to help her move her lips to make the mmmm sound. I kept saying "ma ma" over and over. I stepped away from her and she grind really big and clear as day she said..." DA DA!" . Not what I was trying for but she said her first word so I was pretty excited! I of course called Kevin and he was so bummed he wasn't there for it. Funny thing is she has been "talking" so much lately and I told Kevin just yesterday that I bet she says a word soon and she did! Can't believe she is becoming such a big girl so fast! WOW! Who knows if she will say it again, but she did say it!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Our Four Month Old

Well, we have made it FOUR MONTHS! Actually it was four months on the 6th but close enough right? Better late than never. I have just been too busy to get on here and make the post! Her four months check up went great! She went from 2 % up to 11% in height at 23.5 inches! Her weight went from the 7% to 20% at 11 1/2 lbs. Her head I think went from 14% to 22%. The doctor said she is short but looks very healthy and is staying nicely on the curve! Willa has been rolling from tummy to back since she was 3 months but is now (this week) rolling from back to tummy! I guess we need to child proof the house soon! She is just the happiest baby ever! She loves her toys these days and lights up when her daddy says ANYTHING unless it's the bible and that just puts her to sleep (guess we need to work on that LOL). She is a gabber for sure! She talks all the time and when she gets really excited her whole body flaps like a penguin : ). Her sleeping is HORRIBLE! From day one she was THE BEST SLEEPER and 2 1/2 months she was sleeping 8 hours! Well, now she is waking up every 3 hours to eat again! UGH! This has been going on for almost a month now. We are working on it and I pray for my sanity that something changes soon! We are not starting her on solids until 6 months per doctors request. She is still a little small and isn't really interested yet anyway. She L O V E S her some TV although I try not to let her watch it she still arches her back all the way to sneak a peek! Not going to lie I did set the swing in front of it the other day so I could get some house work done and it worked like a charm! We really are so blessed to have such a happy and easy going baby. I am pretty sure this means our next one won't be so "happy and easy going"... Here are some pics (already facebooked them but oh well) :