Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hello Fall

As always life is going way too fast but we are enjoying the change of the season to fall. I plan on decorating the house for fall this weekend with mums, and other decor.
Niah has been rolling and is beginning to sit up for a few minutes without support. Niah had a big day this last week getting dedicated at church. Lots of family and friends came to the service. It was very special to have my dad do the dedication. Here is Niah with Mommy and Daddy at her dedication.

We have started buying fall and winter clothes for Niah. We also got her the most adorable halloween costume and we just had to buy Kyah a matching one. Pictures are being taken in these outfits. Here are the costumes.

We believe she will be in 3-6 month clothes in about a month. Niah is very happy and will almost always return a smile to anyone. She definately knows mommy and daddy's voice. Niah will even look for Mommy when she is being held. She loves the anticipation in games like peek a boo and will start laughing anticipating what will happen. We are thinking about starting cereal in a couple weeks when she is 5 months old. We will start baby food when she is 6 months. But mommy is going to start making baby food and freezing next week. Niah still continues good sleeping habits if she gets 3 naps equalling 6 or 7 hours she will sleep all night with out waking going to bed around 8:30 and waking up at 8 or 8:30. If we lose a nap in the day she will wake up several times in the night. Which makes for a mommy that needs a nap the next day but by any means I can not complain.
We just love love love, I can not say it enough, love being parents.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Brought out the Coat and Hat

I had bought Niah a coat and hat for Alaska, knowing she could wear it in the fall when cooler weather came and today we had to break it out. I think she looks so adorable in her hat and coat but so not ready for the cold weather.

This is what she was wearing earlier this week

I know I am biased but I love her smile!!

Here is some catching up from the last month. Niah took her first plane ride to Alaska, the first flight was a little over an hour to Dallas and then we went from Dallas to Anchorage which was a 7 hour a flight. Niah did wonderful through all of the flights. We were met promptly by my aunt to take us to Seward 2 hours from Anchorage. Niah had a rough start in the car seat but soon fell asleep. She did just as good going home on the flights. Thankfully Niah and I were both exhausted from the time change of 3 hours and the all night flying and the all day travel that we both slept till noon the next day. Then Niah was still on Alaska time and was not going to sleep till 1 am the next few days. We had a rough go getting her back to Missouri time but with in 3 days she was back to normal.
We then went to Branson, to silver dollar city and Big Cedar. Niah does great as long as she does not have to sit in her car seat. We decided after that trip it would be a long time before we put our little princess through a rough ride in her car seat for long amounts of time. It is hard on her and on us. I spent sunday with a forty minute car ride home from lunch trying to calm her down and had to take a 2 hour nap from the exhaustion and she took a 3 hour nap.
Niah is very active and observant now days. She wants to see and notices everything. She watches people come in and out of the the room and she loves to see people smile. Niah is now pulling on everything especially my hair. She loves to run her hands through my hair while she is going to sleep. She is still a wonderful sleeper, she goes to bed between 9-10 and does not wake up till 8-9 and sometimes even 10. Please believe, I thank Jesus for that everyday and know how blessed I am. Niah has now started sleeping in her crib and transitioned well. I started putting her in her crib and if she woke up in the night I put her back to sleep in the bassinet and after a few nights she started sleeping through the night in her crib. She is a good napper but naps best at home on Mommy and Daddy's bed. Niah notices both mine and Matthew's voice and looks for us when she hears it.
Niah has a big week ahead, 4 month pictures on Monday. Cousin Kyah is coming to visit Thur. Baby dedication on Sunday.
We have started painting the basement and we are about 90% percent done. I have a few touch ups left. Then hopefully we can go pick out carpet and have it installed, I am ready for the dust from the basement to be gone!!!
The next month will be just as busy as the last few. Niah has 5 month pictures schedule, work is finish up with fall retreats and closing everything for the winter, Matthew goes to Africa so Niah and I got to visit Christa. Then starts the Holiday season, one of my favorite times of the year!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

End of summer brings lots of New for Niah

August has flown by and we are now into September. Our little girl is 4 months old now and has already flown across the country to Alaska, seen the ocean, went to Silver Dollar City, and stayed at Big Cedar.
Niah did much better with her 4 month shots, she was just as normal as usual. She went from her 2 month appt of being in the 11% for weight to the 65% for weight. Before that she was not even on the charts!! She is 23.5 inches long and weighs 14 lbs. She slept in her crib the whole night for the first time last night.
We started working on the basement once again, it got put on hold when Niah was born. We have painted the bathroom and spare bedroom, Matthew did the tile in the bathroom. We are now looking at carpet for the rest of the basement and we still have to paint the living room.