Thursday, December 16, 2010

This time last year...

 This time last year I felt like barfing all day long, but hardly anyone knew. This time last year I was getting up 2 times a night just to pee. This time last year I took at least one nap a day. This time last year I couldn't eat enough strawberries (or preggy pops & ginger ale). This time last year I was sooooo ready for a break from work. This time last year I couldn't button my jeans (well, I guess that one hasn't really changed! HA!). 

This year things have changed, because this time last year I did not have an adorable 5 month old!!!!

 Who about a week ago weighed in at 11lbs and 9oz.
 Who is super smiley and happy most of the time!
 Who can take a bottle of formula when she needs to (and she even likes to help hold it!)
 Who is working on a pretty sweet bald spot!
 Who is sleeping about 9 or 10 hours a night and takes at least 2 great naps a day (which probably contribute to the smiley happy attitude!)!
 Who loves her Mommy and Daddy and looks at them when they say her name.

Who has fun cousins who show her how to sit with Santa. And a Mimi who takes care of her on Friday's while Mommy and Daddy work.

 Who helps Mommy around the house on all the other weekdays.
 Who loves to look at the Christmas tree and is experiencing all the fun new sights of the holidays.

Who loves to play with all toys that are grabable and feel nice on her gums.

Who can now make "raspberries," roll over from tummy to back, and can sit great in the Bumbo chair.

Who is the joy of our life!!!


Alison said...

This post brought a tear to my eye and makes me so excited to have a family one day. I just love you and your family so so so much.

But to make it okay for me to not have a family for a few more years, can you please do a post that features the reality of some of your days? Tired mom, cranky baby, dishes piled in the sink, explosive poopy know, all the stuff that no one talks about? That always makes me feel more content :-)

Emilie said...

She is so unbelievably adorable! I'm so happy for your family!

Greta: From Transparencies of Motherhood said...

Oh my goodness Meghan! This post is beautiful. BEAUTIFUL. I love the last picture where you capture your adorable daughter, beautiful tree, and great stockings all in one picture. Wow.

The Hoogland Family said...

Oh, Kendall is so smiley! Her little smile makes me smile, and to hear that she is sleeping through the night for you, and is most of the time happy! Great! Can't wait to hold and play with her someday!

Tiffany said...

First of all, I'm DYING over that picture at the top of your blog! Too cute for words!

This post was so sweet! Kendall is such a sweetheart and I'm so happy for you and your little family. I can't wait to make a post like this next year at this time!

Merry Christmas!

jessithompson said...

She is adorable, as are you sweet mommy! :)

Reba said...

I love this....isn't 5 months even greater than 4?! Crazy how the tie flies but it just keep getting better!

carly said...

crazy how much difference a year can make! i loved this post and loved seeing all the pictures! she is sooo sweet. :)

Erin said...

Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family! I love the last picture . . . darling baby and wonderful decor. ENJOY!