Saturday, June 4, 2011

9 month Update

Anna had her 9 month check- up the 23rd of May and is doing so well. She weighed 17 lbs 4 ounces, is now 27 inches which seems so short except for when I think wow, she's 2 feet 3 inches tall!!! It's so different than just saying inches. :) They got her head measurement but I forgot that. But, she's in the 25th percentile straight across the board. I know before I was a mom I was always thinking, "what does that mean?" but it simple means that she is bigger than 25% of kids her age and smaller than 75% of the other kids her age. All based on national data of her age group. The doctor is pleased with her growth from where she started and she's consistent on that same little growth curve. Good job Anna! ;)

At her 9 month appointment time she was only army crawling. She is now crawling like a pro and pulling up on things to stand. It's freaking me out and as much as I am excited I also want to put a brick on her head and keep her little. It's exciting and heart-breaking at the same time because as she learns each new skill it's further away from being a baby and closer to being a little girl. Oh my goodness. My baby is growing up tooooo fast. I now understand why everyone, over and over, say, "Enjoy every second; time flies." I think when you have a child and you are waiting for every "new" thing and milestone it puts your clock and time into over-drive.

We got her ears pierced as well!! :) I have been wanting to, Blake has not but as everyone always tells me I always get my way. :) No, at first I was like, "OH MY GOSH!!!!!! Why have I done this to her!" But, then and now I love it. :)

Here's a pic where you can see her precious earrings! ;)

Precious big little girl! Eating puffs and drinking from a sippy!

I had to put this on here so you can see what her eyes used to be like daily and now in these other pictures how clear and beautiful they are!! I'm so glad we had her eye procedure done. It's such a huge increase to her quality of life not having us hold her down to clean off her terrible eyes!

Mother's Day 2011

Mother's Day 2011

So, for some sad news...sorry. Lately it's been pretty crazy in our little lives and family. We found out about a month ago that my mom has stage three lung cancer and it's moved to her lymph nodes. It was a complete shock to me because when they started the tests and scans and everything they initially said it wasn't and didn't look to be cancer but then she went to another follow up and we found out it was. I didn't even call her that evening to chek on how her appointment went because I honestly thought that it would be another negative test result and everything was fine, that they just did the follow up to be safe. But, we are trusting in the Lord and know that He knows the plans He has for us and that is to prosper and bless us. Through this our lives will be changed and how you deal with a situation like this is the most important. She started chemo this Friday and is still feeling well. They told her the third day would be when it would hit her and she'd be tired and her bones would hurt from the shot she got the day after chemo to help rebuild and keep her bone marrow growing and not be effected by the chemo. I'm praying she is one of those lucky few who is never negatively affected by the chemo. Prayers are so appreciated and we know that God heals.

My sister Laura, Aunt Lala, and Anna Kate

So, watching our baby girl grow into a little lady, helping and being with my mom and there for one another, work, school, and life in general has been crazy and busy and full of many blessings and challenges.

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