Seven Months Old

Seven Months Old

This month has been amazing. I say it often, but this month she’s learned and adapted to so much. She’s become SUCH an easy baby. Everyone comments on how good she is, how happy she is (unless you’re trying to make her sleep for naps. Girl doesn’t want to miss anything and fusses at nap time).

This month, Remington is 16.5 lbs. We (unfortunately) just had a doctor’s appointment for a virus, so we got weight then.  She’s wearing size 2 diapers and 6 and 6-9 months clothing (the 3-6 tops still fit, but any shorts or onesies are too short).

She’s still eating 5-6 5 ounce bottles a day, and solids once a day. She LOVES to eat. She was feeding herself, but in the last week, has just let me feed her. But she gobbles up her food. She loves getting fruit in the mesh feeder and does great holding her own spoon. She usually gives it back after bites or when I say “Can mama have?”  She’s had: sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, green beans, corn, blueberries, avocado, prunes, bananas, peaches, potatoes, apples, apricots, mangoes, squash, yogurt and pears. She didn’t love the bananas, but has loved everything else.

She started daycare this month. They adore her there, which makes me feel great. I’m so happy with our daycare decision. The teachers (even the ones that aren’t hers!) speak to her by name, talk to me every time I’m around, and are just so caring. I had some fears and sadness on day 1, but that was it. The daycare owner and manager is the same lady that had the facility when Tyler was younger. She said to Tyler that Remi was so good that “You better not have another. They won’t be wonderful like this.” ha!

She is happy when I drop her off. She smiles at her teachers. I love that she gets so many new toys and opportunities there.  One day I picked her up and they had her sitting in front of this cool mirror to play- something I hadn’t thought of! So they are doing such unique things with her!

She has started making smacking noises, like kisses.  She also is “giving sugars” or leaning in open mouth to kiss us. She won’t do it on command, but she does it when I think she wants to kiss you! It’s the sweetest thing!

She loves music- music on the radio, music when mama sings, music from her toys.

Her favorite toys are Sophie the Giraffe, Beat Belle, and her rubber blocks. She does the funniest sucking noise on the corners of the blocks!

She’s up on her knees rocking, so I’m sure crawling is just around the corner. She can sort of pull with her arms and roll and turn, so she’s pretty mobile. We were playing in the floor and she basically scooted from one play mat to the next without crawling. When she crawls, I feel like she will be all over the place.

Her first two teeth broke through this month! They’re not all the way in, but are coming in strong. She had some stuffiness and fever from the teething, but was otherwise great.

She’s sleeping through the night 11-12 hours. (Praise hands. Sleep coaching works!).

Her names include: Roo, Roo Bug, Bug, Remi Grace, Bunny.  They call her mama at daycare.

Remington Grace, you have no idea how much you’re loved. We just laugh and smile at you. We love watching the world through your eyes- feeling grass, seeing new things, hearing new noises – it’s all amazing. You’re so smiley and happy and you bring us such joy!


29 Week Highlights

29 Week Highlights

Oh Remi girl, you’re so fun. Mama and daddy just laugh at you while you giggle and squeal. We love spending our evenings with you.

She LOVES dinner time.  When we’re home, she gets down to diaper and feeds herself. It’s a HUGE mess, but I want her to explore, learn and enjoy meal times.

One day to daycare, she wore this camo ballerina outfit that Daddy’s family bought for us. 

Along with learning to handle the spoon, she’s learning new textures. We gave her a 1/3 of a banana and she CHOWED DOWN one evening. It was a little slippery, but sister ate almost the whole thing!

She’s SO happy in the mornings! We like to take pics to send to daddy on days that he works. 

We got some Ergo snuggles after work one day while on a walk.  She loves to snuggle and eventually passed out.

Saturday morning snuggles in the big bed are mama’s favorites. And it helps that she’s freaking adorable.

I noticed a tooth peeking through her gums, so I wanted to capture her toothless smile. It’s blurry and dark, but I love how happy that sweet cheeks is!

Pippy and Remi BFFs

I just love life with this little girl. The hard times are so worth it when I see the highlights. Yes, there are hard times.  Nights when she fusses and won’t fall asleep.  Poopy diaper blowouts. Naps that don’t come easy. But I don’t want to remember that. I want to remember her laughs and smiles and our fun.


Week 28 Highlights

Week 28 Highlights

This week was monumental- Remi started daycare!

But she adapted so quickly and has been loving it. Here are some of the highlights!

Hanson Day is in a month, so we celebrated with Remi wearing her Hanson onesie to daycare.

Her teachers send me pics, and I love how happy she is there!

Eating is going GREAT. She has loved everything we’ve given her. She does prefer to feed herself, which is messy, but I know we are fostering independence and skills. We can handle a little mess.

We had our first cookout of the year. We brought the activity seat outside for Remi to play while we cooked out and ate. She loved it. And she loved her fun new pineapple hat. 

So that was our fun week! We are so blessed to have such a happy, easy baby!


Weekend Recap: Friends, Food and Fun!

Weekend Recap: Friends, Food and Fun!

We had a busy weekend this week! So much so that I’m doing a weekend recap!

It started Friday evening with some fun time with my life group. I LOVE these ladies. We really do life together. Learn, pray, cry, laugh, hold babies, have garage sales….we do it all.

We got together for tacos, an escape room, and Mexican ice cream!

There’s a DELISH place that makes the best ice cream and popsicles. I got a spicy mango popsicle, it packed a punch!

Tyler and Nancy were home with Remi and they had an adventurous night. She was getting red spots and they were worried. I wasn’t paying attention to my phone in the escape room (sorry, babe!) and they decided to bring her to urgent care before it closed. Turns out she had bug bites from their walk earlier that evening- so we were thankful she was fine.

Saturday Tyler had the day off, so we spent the day together. Tyler let me sleep in and got up and played with Remi and got her first nap in before I got up (do you hear the hallelujah chorus?! It was so great to sleep in!)

Sweet girl was SO fun. I set her down to blow my nose and Hairspray the Musical was on TV. She was squealing at the screen and wouldn’t take her eyes off of it. She loved it!

The weather wasn’t awesome, so we decided to take a little road trip instead of being cooped up all day. So we drove to a neat little dive restaurant about an hour away that Ty and I had been to before.

Remi slept the whole way there, so she was happy when we arrived. We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed just lingering.

And Remi was all smiles! Love that sweet grin that she’s been doing lately.

Me and my girl.

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We spent the rest of Saturday at mom’s catching up on Quantico because we no longer have ABC (Thanks, Dish. Get your agreements together).

Sunday, we went to life group and then headed up the hill to NWA.

Nancy kept Remi after church and mom and I had a DELICIOUS brunch. (This weekend was full of good food!) We had mimosas and crab cakes and yummy cajun food.

And ya’ll…beignets for dessert. So good. So so good.

We went to the Walton Arts Center after brunch to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. It was our first play that wasn’t a musical. It was so great. It’s the inside look at what living with autism might be like. It was eye opening, emotional and beautiful. So wonderful.

I’m thankful for all the fun and for people who love on my girl when I have plans. Because sometimes mama needs to play, too.