Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mobility is coming soon...

Well Hannah is in the very beginning stage of mobility. She is doing a kind of creep/army crawl, but she goes backwards! It's cute to see, but it is frustrating for her. She also can get up on all fours for about 2 seconds, but then she falls down. I wouldn't be surprised if she was full on crawling by Christmas, but I know many babies take the process slowly.

In other Hannah news, she has a new favorite food-bananas! Dave and I love them too so no big surprise there. We're going to my mother-in-law's for Thanksgiving, and I think we'll bring bananas and/or sweet potatoes for her to eat. Her favorites!

Two days of work this week then Thanksgiving break. I'm ready for the vacation and I think the kids are too. I've been looking up training dates to keep up with licensing. I really need to sign up soon!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


The dedication went great! My parents and sister, Dave's dad, Dave's sister & her son all came out. My only small regret is not putting Hannah in the nursery after the dedication part. She just does so well in there, and it was a bit hard to concentrate on the service. It was really interesting too. It was a Q&A format on heaven and hell. I hope to get a chance to listen to it online the week.

So we're all sick. Dave is lightheaded and has a sore throat. I mostly just have a sore throat, and Hannah has a stuffy nose. She was up from 11:30-12:30 last night and up again at 5 am. I know that's not bad, but she usually sleeps 7-6 or 7-7 so we knew she wasn't feeling well. Hopefully it will pass soon for all of us!

My preschool students played in the leaves yesterday, and I so wish I had my camera. The pile was huge, and they were just laughing and jumping all around. Love it!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Today was a hard day

Dave's grandmother passed away on Thursday October 29th, and today was the funeral. It was a beautiful service, and it brought all the family together. I remember meeting his grandma. It was at one of his high school band concerts, and she gave me a hug and was so kind. Dave tells me how much he enjoyed spending time with her growing up. She really was a generous, caring, godly woman.

It was just a long day for the both of us and we ended up snapping at each other more than we should. It's so easy to take your frustrations out on the one you love the most! We had a nice talk tonight though so all is well.

In other news, Hannah is now 5 months old. I totally teared up yesterday because she held her own bottle for most of her feeding. It just seems like a lot is going on with her at once. In the past 2 weeks we have put the swing in storage, started solid foods, seen her sit up unassisted, and seen her hold her own bottle. I do not miss her newborn days at all, but I'm still a little sentimental about all her new skills. Dave's even worse. I had to convince him that putting away her swing does not mean she is getting ready to get married or even start kindergarten! I can't imagine what we'll be like when it's our last baby.

Unfortunately though, Hannah has been having stomach problems lately. Lots of spitting up, fussiness, and just seeming uncomfortable. I don't know if it was the squash or the new formula. We had been using Similac to supplement, but got a free sample of Enfamil, and I figured I would give it a shot. She seemed to like it, but I'm wondering if it's not agreeing with her. At this point, we're going back to Similac and just plain rice cereal for solids. We'll try squash again in a couple weeks to see how she does then.