It is hard to believe that Molly Grace has been with us for one month already! We look at her every day and think how crazy it is that she is already here, and now an entire month has gone by!
She loves her playmat! She will lay on it and stare up and smile so big! I caught her laughing on 2.8.12 for the first time while she was looking up at the animals.
On Saturday, 2.4.12, Molly Grace got to meet her great grandparents. It was such a special moment and I am so thankful for my Uncle Steve for driving them up here to meet her!
She went for her first shopping trip at the Galleria. She did not like being in baby gap for some reason so I had to hold her!
Jared and Jessica Kime came to visit her!
We are taking Molly Grace to church for her dedication on Sunday. We are so blessed with such a great church that will pray for us and for her and will dedicate themselves to us to help us raise her to love the Lord. I will post pictures from Sunday next week!
Molly Grace is 3 weeks old today! Here are some things that have happened in the last week:
-She had her 2 week check up on Wednesday and weighed 8 lbs 4 oz and is in the 50% in height and weight. -She had to get her heel pricked again at this doctors visit, it was much easier for me this time because I knew how she was going to react to it. -We discovered that she loves her swing, and when nothing else will work to calm her down, usually the swing will. -She has been going through a growth spurt this past week and it has been rough, we are hoping it will be over soon! -Katie and Alexa Burbage came to visit on Tuesday! -Andrea Self came over twice to visit and bring us dinner. -Her umbilical cord fell off on Sunday! (1.29.12) -Granddaddy and Nana came for a weekend visit! It was much needed for them and for Mommy & Daddy! We had a mini photo session while they were here- pictures to follow after we get the birth announcements done! :)
Molly Grace is 2 weeks old today! Time has already flown by and she is growing up too fast already. We are still trying to get adjusted to this new life at home while enjoying every moment we have with this precious girl.
The first 2 weeks have been tiring but so worth it. We have had a few rough nights and some that have been blessed with a lot of sleep. We had her on a "schedule" at first, but she has decided she doesn't like it that much anymore.
Here are some things I do not want to forget about her at this stage:
-She is trying to hard already to hold her head up. ( I know it'll be a while, but she's trying!) -She doesn't hate baths. She will lay there staring at us until we put water on her, then we can confidently say her lungs work just fine! After a few minutes she stops and it doesn't seem to bother her. -She eats about every 3-4 hours. -She loves her soothie pacifiers. -This girl loves being rocked at night. (My favorite part of the night) -We started using cloth diapers last night and they are awesome. We will be using them while we are at home. -She has taken 3 naps in her crib. -Molly Grace went for her first check-up to see Doctor Cortopassi and had great results! She was back at her birth weight at 8lbs exactly! She did not cry until she had to get her heal pricked.
Visitors we have had the past 2 weeks: -Granddaddy, Nana & Aunt Ashley stayed with us from Friday-Monday after we got home from the hospital and we cannot thank them enough. It was such a blessing to have them here with us. -Papa Rex and Grandmama Jeanne came over with Great Uncle Rich and Great Aunt Prudy on Monday, January 16. -Heather Kirk and Hadley came over on Thursday, January 19 and brought us a delicious dinner. -Aunt Mallory came over on Saturday, January 21 for a visit. -Walt & Todd drove all the way from Nashville and came over on Saturday, January 21 and stayed for a few hours to meet Molly Grace and brought her some sweet gifts! -Great Aunt Jane and Great Uncle Dewayne came over on Saturday night and brought us a delicious meal and held Molly Grace while Win and I enjoyed eating it. -Brett, Lanie & Sadie Walters came over on Monday, January 23 and brought us a delicious dinner!
We are so thankful for everyone coming to see Molly Grace and helping make this time at home special. We cannot thank our church and friends enough for bringing meals to us twice a week. It is a huge blessing!
I'll leave you with some pictures! Have a blessed week!
This is a little late, but we have been very busy!
Molly Grace was born on January 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm. She weighed 8lbs and was 21 inches long! I was in labor for almost 24 hours and ended up with a C-section. We are so in love with our precious baby!
Getting ready to go into the operating room for the C-section
Daddy all geared up!
Meeting my daughter for the first time!
First family photo!
God has truly blessed us with such a wonderful baby girl.
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14
We are 3 days away from Miss Molly Grace's due date and are so excited! We are more than ready to hold our baby girl. We went to the dr yesterday and it seems that she is very content with staying where she is. We will go back one week from today, if she doesn't come on her own. We should have an induction date by the time we leave that appointment next week.
I am feeling ready! I am more and more uncomfortable as the days go by. My hands swell so bad and at night they hurt. Sleep is hit or miss. I usually sleep really well one night and the next not so much. We have been washing her clothes and just completely finished her room!
Here are pictures of her room:
Now that the room is ready, all we need is her to grace us with her presence!
We now have 21 days until Molly Grace's due date! We have been so busy getting thigs done around the house to prepare for her arrival. Her nursery is almost completely finished, swing put together, pack and play put together, and we are working on getting some clothes washed. My bag is mostly packed for the hospital and we are getting the car seat bases installed this weekend! We are both so ready to hold our baby girl!
I have 1 1/2 days of work left and then I'll be home! I have been blessed with this job, but I am definitely ready to be at home to relax a little before Molly Grace gets here.
Here is a picture of me at 35 weeks...
In other news, I have to take the time to brag on my husband. Win has officially passed the CPA exam!!! It has been a long process, but his hard work paid off! I am so very proud of him!
We have so much to be thankful for. We have had 6 out of 7 baby showers so far and have been so blessed by each of them. We feel so grateful to have these people in our lives that care enough about us to give of their time and money to help us prepare for our Molly Grace's arrival!
We had a shower hosted by some of my favorite girls from Vaughn Park Church of Christ in Montgomery.
We had a wonderful shower hosted by some ladies from Win's parents church.
On Thanksgiving day the Mainor side of Win's family gave us a baby shower.
The Sunday after Thanksgiving the Anderson side of Win's family had a lunch and shower for us.
I had a doctor's appointment on Tuesday and am measuring right on track in my 34th week, the nurse had a hard time getting Molly Grace's heartbeat because she was moving so much. It was beating at 141 bpm. We are so ready to meet our sweet girl in less than 6 weeks! I am definitely losing my energy again and have had back pains and my feet stay swollen all the time. I know that it'll all be worth it when we see our Molly Grace's face! At least we only have 5 1/2 weeks left!