Saturday, March 30, 2013

Selah you are ONE

Oh my.  How did this happen.  I was just cuddling you for the first time in our dark hospital room just an hour old, daddy asleep next to us, the nurses finally out of the room, just you and me, getting to know each other, smelling your wonderful newborn smell, you cuddled so good right from the start, so little, just 6.9 lbs, the littlest face, loving the feel of being on your mama's skin, me not able to sleep a wink because I was on such a high, you came into this world at 1:39 am but it felt like it was the middle of the day, I couldn't stop smiling.  Oh what a perfect night it was.  I remember every detail.  It was so peaceful.  You were tiny and fit so perfectly on my chest.  And now 365 nights of absolutely NO sleep later you are one year old!  Teasing! Well, kind of.  Little sleep has been had, but it has been the best year.  Daddy, Soren and Maeta would all agree with me that your life has brought us so much happiness.  
 
You are still so sweet.  You have always been sweet.  You were born with a gift of sweetness.  The way you cuddle, the way you smile, your personality, your teeth, how you stare at and try to grab your belly button, the way you lay your head on Maeta's back when you get tired, how you point to the door and say bye dada, everything you do=sweetness.
 Selah, I pray that you would grow into a woman of God.  That you would be bold to live out the gospel and that you would find your contentment and strength in Christ.  Remember that He takes great delight in you.  He rejoices in you with joyful songs.  (From your verse Zephaniah 3:17)
 My heart is bursting just at the thought of you.  I love being your mama.  Happy birthday baby girl.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Selah and her Cake...

We enjoyed a little birthday cake action early so I could get a cute photo shoot of this soon (hours away) to be 1 year old.  She loved digging into it!  I loved watching her!  We are excited to celebrate your life tomorrow baby girl!














Sunday, March 24, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

11 months

Selah!
Oh little Selah...  How are you already two weeks away from turning one?!  You are such a baby doll I can't even get over it!  You are still so sweet.  I little more temperamental, but very sweet.  Your favorite word right now is "Doi doi!"  You point to everything and say, "doi doi."  It is so cute.  I think it means, "I want that."  You started talking this month a lot more.  You say: Hi, dad, mama, doi doi, eye,  num num, off, and shake your head NO real hard!  But mostly you just speak long winds of gibberish. 
You still love to clap, crawl and explore, but your favorite thing is the Itsy Bitsy Spider.  Look how cute you do it...
 I can almost always trick you into eating more by singing the "Itsy Bitsy Spider!"  You also love to sit like this...
Whenever you are watching the kids play, you stop and assume your position!
You're starting to pull yourself up to your high knees, but not to a stand yet.  You can stand for a few minutes holding onto something but you get really nervous about it and start crying if I walk away while you're still standing!
 You got sick this month with a cold and flu :(  You are currently not sleeping much at all bc you keep dirtying your diaper all night long.  Poor little tummy!  This doesn't help with our lack of weight gain in you either.  You are currently only 15.2 lbs.  Your favorite foods are yogurt, eggs (yolk), peas, and veggie straws!  Still hating the bottle, so we are nursing.
 You love to be with the kids.  They think you're pretty funny!
 I can't believe how fast the year is flying by.  You are so precious to us baby girl and we love you so much!!!!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Winter Randoms

I have not been the best at taking pictures this Winter mostly because most days we are just playing in our PJ's at home so I don't really think of it.  But here are some very random pictures lately that I have...
Got Soren out of bed after Maeta fell asleep for a popcorn and game night!
 The girls finally enjoy playing together...
 Selah's little buddy Ruthann...
 Sick days...
 If you didn't get the last post Soren and Maeta are very into Ninja Turtles right now.  So Dustin made them all the weapons that Ninja Turtles need with the correct color duck tape!

 The three kids very entertained by dad showing them how to use the weapons...
 Maeta and newest baby cousin Ava... 
 The 3 Williams girls...
 Selah and Nana and Papa...
 Maeta keeps asking when the snow is going to melt so she can play at the park.  She was very excited to see puddles of melted snow!
 Selah does not get too happy going outside because she can't move in all the layers!
 Tami and I took the kids to the mall with all their strollers to run...
 and play...
 Got to love the Ergo for moments when the middle kids are about to loose it!  Tami with her boys!
 Selah working hard at standing!
 These two are such buddies.  They really love each other so much!
 Same with these two!
 Our table and couch were made into a fort for 3 days!  I sort of enjoyed not having to clean the kitchen table even if it meant eating standing!