Monday, February 9, 2015

Rhory Camille: Month Five

Rhory is our little petite girl! At 5 months old she is still wearing 3 month clothes, and who knows if she will EVER wear 6 month clothes! I mean, obviously she will, but I just want her to stay little forever! As the months go on it is fun to watch her learn and grow and start doing more on her own. She LOVES her exersaucer and has become more and more aware of each of the individual toys on it. She laughs and cackles whenever a cat is near and wants to immediately pet them and then put their fur in her mouth. Sitting up by herself is her latest skill and she is now a master! Josh and I both thoroughly enjoy the time we spend with her in the evenings and in the morning. She has gone to visit her big brother several times and just has the BIGGEST smile any time we are there, which of course makes my heart happy. Life is moving much too fast, as always, but we are enjoying every day with our sweet girl!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Christmas 2014

This post has been in the works for some time, and I am glad I am finally getting around to posting. 

Christmas this year was probably even more bittersweet than last year. It was our first Christmas with one of our children but also the second without. This Christmas would have been much more exciting with Sawyer because he would have been more interested in the presents and whatnot. We chose to do the Random Acts of Kindness in his memory again, and it was pretty disappointing. Not a lot of people participated, but I have to say that I am so thankful for those that participated and it made their acts of kindness that much more special. 

Bitter and sweetness are two emotions that I have never enjoyed feeling at the same time. Feeling sad about missing Sawyer then makes me guilty that I am not as happy as I should be about what we now have in Rhory. When I am happy about having Rhory here I feel guilty that I may be forgetting Sawyer. In all reality I am 100% sad and 100% happy at the same time, and I have learned that is actually possible.

Josh and I spent some time out at Sawyer's grave and also a lot of time with Rhory and our families. She brought joy that we thought last year was all but lost. Last Christmas was miserable and I distinctly remember begging God to never let us go through another Christmas without another child here, and little did I know we already had one on the way!

Here are some pictures from Christmas

Our RACK - delivering cookies to the firemen (one of many RACKS)

Meeting MawMaw for the first time!

santa came!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Rhory Camille: Month Four

Time is moving much too fast for our baby girl! How is she already four months?! It has been so fun for Josh and I to watch her grow and change and learn month by month. She has surely brought much joy in to our lives.

She has recently discovered laughing, which is absolutely adorable. She only laughs on occasion and usually when I blow strawberries on her belly, or rub my head on her belly. She loves to talk and chew on just about anything - teething is on full force but who knows when that first tooth will pop through! Whenever Josh or I look at her she is full of smiles which just melts us in to a puddle of mush.

Celebrating 2015 and the New Year was so much fun! She decided she would stay awake and join in the midnight festivities and watch the fireworks. They didn't seem to phase her one way or the other and once we headed home she fell asleep and didn't wake up until 9:30 the next morning! It was fantastic. Christmas with a baby is so much fun, but also so very bittersweet for us. As more time goes on the more we learn about all we have missed out on with Sawyer. She is even sitting up (well, practicing the skill) and would much rather be sitting up to see everything than laying back. Our first family vacation was this month, too, and even though she is just four months old it was so much fun! She won't remember a thing, but we sure will. Rhory is probably one of the happiest babies pretty much all of the time and is very go with the flow.

Here are a few pictures of month four: