Thursday, October 22, 2009


Tommi is wearing me out!!

So my amazing sleeper that slept 8 hours the first night home, then by 3 months was sleeping 8-9 hours at night nursing then sleeping another 3 hours and a random straight 12 hours in there sometimes, has now become a HORRIBLE sleeper!!!!

She sleeps no more than 4 hours in a row usually alot less...most of the time when she wakes up she just wants me to hold her. She will not lay down with me she wants me to stand and sway or sit in the rocking chair with her and rock. I put her down and shortly she wakes up again! I'm SOOOO worn out!!!

It is a good thing I love this child so much!

I just have to remember I will sleep again one day! She will not wake up like this forever...but if she does this when she gets older at least I can bargain with her. I am not against rewarding my child for sleeping through the night!!

She CAN put herself back to sleep so that is not the problem. She just did it moments ago while napping!

God is good and will deliver us!!!

No one can stay upset with a sweet face like that!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Tommi has figured out she can make a "razz" noise (basically the toot noise with your tongue). She gets so excited. She does it alot during diaper changes.

It took me a while to get a good picture...just lots of snapping shots!

Concentrating hard to get it going...

Still working...

There we go!!!

One of my favorite pictures EVER!!! No one can help but smile when they see that! I LOVE her little tongue!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

6 months!

I can not believe my baby is half a year old! And I have to say these past 6 months have been the most trying but best 6 months of my life!

Weight: 14 lbs 12 oz (25%)
Height: 26 1/4 inches (upper 50%)

So what is going on with Tommi...
*She is sitting by herself...for a little while till she loses her balance and falls over.:) But she sits really well when she is sitting up

*She is trying more solid foods...only a little is swallowed but I believe it is more and more everyday. Bananas and sweet potatoes are the favs...considering she has not tried anything else other than applesauce and cereal:)

*She is super social...wants ALL the attention! She was sitting at dinner on Sunday and kept "coughing" so her cousins would pay attention to her...and of course they were glad to! She has got all of them in the palm of her hand!

*She loves to "party"...kicking, giggling, and smiling as bright as the sun!

*She has her 2 bottom teeth!:) Which she enjoys using to bite anything within reach!

*She LOVES her hands and feet! They are the best play toys!

*She is very verbal and loves "talking" or making any noise she can figure out how to make!

That is all I can think of currently but she is getting to be super smart and SO much fun!!!

Being a mom to Tommi is the best job in the whole world! I have never been so happy in all my matter how frustrating she gets to be. She smiles with her big gummy smile and squinted eyes and my heart melts! I am the luckiest mom ever!!!!

So here is my big girl on her half birthday!!:)

Bouncing in her jumper...a very short time ago her feet didn't touch!

Sitting up like a big girl!!!

My pretty girl...with her bright eyes:)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Growing up...

As the days go by I find pure joy in the new discoveries and new talents Tommi is developing. From being able to reach for toys she wants to knowing certain toys make noise! I could not be more proud of everything she is doing.

But part of my heart is sad b/c she is becoming more independent. I used to rock her to sleep (or almost asleep) every night. It was our time to just cuddle and having mommy/Tommi time. But now Little Miss Independent doesn't want me rocking her. When she is ready for bed she wants me to lay her in her crib and she puts herself to sleep. I know many moms want their children to do this...and so do I (so she is not always dependent on me) but my little girl doesn't want to cuddle before bed anymore and that is sad! It just reminds me she is growing up too fast!

I am reminded by my friends with older kids that it only gets better as they get older...and I am really enjoying actually being able to interact with her. But the baby-ness is melting away quickly. I just need to celebrate her growing up b/c I know she is enjoying herself!:)

The newest discovery is being able to move when laying on her tummy. She tucks her back leg up like she is gonna crawl and pushes with her arms and it moves her backwards. She is pretty quick too...I can't keep her on her blankets for long now! It is fun b/c you can tell she is really excited about it...but we are now entering a whole new world!

I put her head up by the sun (on the left) walked around the coffee table and got the camera and here is where she was when I turned around!

She is still all about her mommy...she is not a fan of me not being in sight...esp when someone else is holding her. So I am still special:)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

My little model!

So we just had some professional pictures taken of Tommi. A good friend of mine Caitlin is an up and coming photographer and is VERY talented! She took over 600 pictures of Tommi and they turned out amazing. I just went through the proofs and picked out the ones I want! I'm so are some samples of them! The quality is not great b/c they are just copied off facebook...but will be much better when she gives them to be all done.

TJ and I's all time favorite!