Monday, September 9, 2013

5 & 6 months!

Momma's been a little busy lately and sort of missed the 5 month post! Oh well, here's to combining two months into one post.

Here the breakdown from month 5:
-discovers feet and loves to eat them!
-Went to visit the pulmonologist (lung specialist...I didn't know at first either!) and had a chest x-ray to see why I was still coughing. Basically the result was: it could be a mixture of things (reflux, dairy, dog hair, asthma, etc... You just never really know with a baby, am I right?!?)
-Began giving you a "puffer" (inhaler) twice a day to control the coughing
-When I supplement with formula, you get a new type that is dairy free. It has helped your coughing quite a bit, yippee!
Lolly bought me a walker and I LOVE it!!!

I found my foot!
Here's the re-cap of month 6:
-Grammy & Papa came into town to give mommy & daddy a break. Seriously girl, you've started waking every hour at night. Growth spurt? Hungry? I don't know, but I was exhausted! They watched you overnight (and got no sleep!) while we went to a movie, dinner, and stayed the night at Hotel Zaza. I've never felt so rested! Ahh...
-You started baby puree's! Your first food was avocado's and you loved them! Since then, you've eaten applesauce, bananas, carrots, peas, and butternut squash. I've been making your baby food and having a lot of fun with it!
-You've learned how to sit in a high chair (such a life-saver!)
-We went to Abilene for Meredith's baby shower and you did fantastic!
-Your sleeping has really come full circle. Once we started the solid foods, you started sleeping 10-12 hours uninterrupted which makes for a very rested and happy momma. You know what they say, "Happy wife, happy life!" Ain't that the truth!!!
-Road trip to Austin with the one and only Lauryn Lewis. You slept most of the way there (and back!) and had such a great time seeing my longtime friend and college roommate, Stacy (along with her hubby and son Isaiah!) before they leave for Africa for 10 years! My oh my it was so, so, so hard saying good-bye to them.  

Lauryn, Stacy, and Me as we say good-by
Avocado's = yummy!
Praying for you East family! (where's Isaiah!?!?)
Swimming with the girls, and Dylan!
Meredith's baby shower!

I share this picture simply because it was taken on probably the worst "mommy" day I've had. I hadn't slept the night before (or before that probably, too) and you were not sleeping much either (you can totally see the bags under our eyes). I was so exhausted and even dropped you off for a few hours with Miss Stephanie so I could go home and nap. I went home, but was wide awake thinking about YOU for 2 hours. My mind was racing with all these "what-if's" and "Should I?" questions that I got no rest. It was one of those days where you live for when night time is. It's also one of those days that you won't forget. You look back and see how much God is teaching you in those moments. Teaching you to rely on Him. Rest in Him. Thank Him. Be still with Him. And thank Him some more.
We have much to be thankful for!!!
Love you Claire and can't believe you're already 6 months old!

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