Monday, May 21, 2007

My name is Mama

You can't tell by looking at these pictures, but Mia wasn't feeling all that great today. Her gums were bothering her from teething. She's a trooper. By the way, she has NINE teeth now! She wanted to be held a lot today and I happily did that for her. I even took a nap with her today. I need to slow down and do that more often because I love snuggling with her.

Her Grandpa came to visit her today and we all had such a nice visit. For some reason, I did not get a picture of that. Mia is crawling all over the place these days and is even starting to let go of things while standing and stand ALONE! It amazes me and scares me all at the same time. She's going to be walking soon. My baby is growing up so fast!!!

My smart girl also knows how to use 'mama'. It's no longer just a sound for her, it's a real word. I LOVE IT! I have been working on 'dada' with her but so far she is not doing the 'd' sound. I know she'll pick up on it soon. She's like a little sponge and picks up things quickly. We had such a great day playing in the mirror and making funny faces, laughing, and being silly. It's fun being a mommy.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

Today was my very first Mother's Day. It was so totally AWESOME! I got to sleep late with my snuggly Mia in the bed next to me. We got up and Clay had coffee ready and even made breakfast! You know how incredible that is if you are aware of the fact that he is not very familiar with a kitchen. :) He then went on to completely amaze me and baked a cheesecake, from scratch. Yeah, I think he has been holding out on me. LOL!

I finally "get it" about this day. I guess you really have to be a mother to truly understand it. It still didn't really hit me until I read Mia's card to me. Clay helped her make it and it made me cry. I was suddenly filled with the most wonderful feeling that only Mia can give me. It is such a complete and whole feeling. It was just a perfect day. My sweet baby was also saying 'mama' all day. How perfect is that?!

She is also crawling now. I know, we were completely convinced she was going to skip it altogether but she is really crawling. It is the cutest thing EVER! I wish I had the video ready to post. I will try to post it soon. She's really growing up. My little tiny baby is crawling!!! It's good to be a mom. :)

Hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day, too!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

9 Months Old

I can't believe I haven't updated Mia's site in almost a month! I guess we've been a little busy. Now, to see if I can remember everything that has been going on in the last month. That will be a miracle! We took Mia to the Spring game in April. We went with Jess, Todd and Jakey and had a great time tailgating before the game. Mia was a perfect angel even though she really needed a nap. She finally fell asleep on her daddy before we began the walk to the stadium and slept even after we'd found some seats in the shade. It was a beautiful day! I was even able to meet a July mommy and baby, Stefanie and Hope, from Babyfit.

Mia really seems to be having so much fun. She still doesn't show much interest in crawling as all of her attention is toward pulling up and walking! She scoots around but it's usually to get a toy she wants or to get into position to stand up. She laughs all the time and makes the funniest noises. She is such a funny baby. She even makes herself laugh!

She was baptized on April 22. Wiley, who married Clay and I, performed the baptism. Mia was such an angel and was after Wiley's glasses as soon as he got her in his arms. LOL! We completely forgot to put some bloomers on her and her diaper was showing under her pretty little dress. Ooops. The shoes I had planned for her to wear ended up being too small. We spent a lot of time trying to keep her dress down and her socks from falling off. It was pretty funny!

Mia had her 9-month check up last Monday. She is now up to 19 pounds 14 ounces and 28 1/2 inches long. They stuck her big toe to check her iron levels (which were great) and she didn't cry at all. My big girl. Then they stuck her juicy thighs twice for two vax shots and that made her mad. She got over it quickly and was back to her sweet, happy self in no time. Her doctor just loves her and offered to take her if we ever decided we wanted to give her up. Uh, yeah, like that would EVER happen!