Friday, July 22, 2011

Four Months

This month has been all about growing for our little girl.  We went to the doctor yesterday and she weighs 14.9 pounds (70th percentile) and she is 26 inches long (95th percentile!!).  She is wearing 3-6 or 6 month clothes and is now in size 2 diapers.  

She smiles all the time, but her giggles are few and far between.  I guess she has a very specific sense of humor!  She always smiles back at us and it is the sweetest thing in the whole wide world!  I just love observing her little personality.  She tends to be very timid about trying new things, it is so precious.   

She has recently fallen in love with cups.   Whenever I am holding her and I try to take a sip of water, she grabs the top of the glass and pulls it towards her.  She puts everything straight into her mouth.  It is funny to see her reaction to different textures of things, she is quite expressive!  

Her regular night sleep routine that I reported at three months is no more.  All of her growing this month really messed her up.  I thought by four months we would have a regular sleep schedule down. HAH.  I have wrestled a lot with whether to put her on a schedule or not, but at this point I feel like it is best just to take cues from her and follow her lead because I cannot stand it when she cries.  I may change my view point in the months to come, but as for right now I am a great big chicken and I just do whatever makes her happy.  And no shocker here, but Michael feels the same way.  

Last weeks she transitioned from her bassinet to her crib which was a big deal for us!  She sleeps so much better in there.  We waited until the very last minute and she was WAY too big for the bassinet (we have issues with letting go).  We even moved her crib into our room because we are SO not ready for her to be in her own room yet!  I have always heard that the hardest part of being a parent is letting go, and I have for sure found that to be true!  I just want to savor every moment of her precious little life because it goes by so quickly.  Look how much she has already grown in only four short months. . .

She is the greatest blessing.  Sometimes we still can't believe she is ours.  What a privilege it is to be her parents.  

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fernandez Family Coast Trip

Last weekend was my family's annual coast trip down in Port Aransas.  We go every year, but I have missed out on the last two, so I was super excited to finally get to go again!  We had a great time as usual!  I wish we could have stayed longer, we absolutely love the beach.  

Cora had a fabulous time.  She really enjoyed hanging out with my youngest cousin, Holly.  Holly was so helpful and it was so precious to see them together.  It seems like just yesterday Holly was sitting in my lap on the beach!!

Since this was Cora's third trip to the beach we decided it was finally time to let her stick her little toes in the ocean for the first time . . .

I think she liked it, 

But she was mostly just mesmerized by the reflection of the light on the water.  

While Cora was discovering the ocean for the first time, Abigail was venturing all over the place 

All of that "swimming" really wore Cora out.  She spent most of the weekend like this, and I don't think M.E. minded too much . . .

We had a birthday party for all of the July birthday girls, and Abigail was the entertainment for the evening . . .

Here are some party pics . . .

And another blissful day on the beach, Cora enjoyed hangin with her grandparents . . . 

Love this family . . .

We had a mini photo shoot that evening . . .

Its hard to imagine that Cora will be splashin in the waves next year!  It was such a fun weekend, I love my family so much!!! 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July

This is by far my favorite secular holiday!!  I LOVE all things patriotic and I am so thankful for the people who work so hard to defend and fight for our country.  This year we celebrated by renting a house down in Galveston on the canals in Jamaica Beach.  I had never been down there before, and it certainly did not disappoint.  But the best part of the weekend was spending time with the people I love.  My family is so great, and I feel so blessed that they are also my best friends!

The 4th of July is a very special holiday for Michael and I.  Two years ago, we started dating on the 4th and last year we announced to my family that we were expecting Cora.  We didn't anticipate any big event happening this year, but we were wrong.  We heard the most amazing sound in the world for the first time this weekend, our little girl's precious laugh!!!  We have been waiting and waiting for its arrival, and it was well worth the wait!  It is the most ridiculous high pitched squeal.  I will try to upload the video later, it is so hilarious.  I look forward to our home being filled with little girl giggles!  

Here are some of the pics from our wonderful weekend.  

Joe and Casey came down for Friday night

 Love my family :)

 It was great to have so much time with Abigail!

 She loved the beach!

 We stopped to take some pics downtown after Mass, Cora loves daddy kisses!

 These two were a riot together, Abigail gave Cora tons of kisses

 and squeezes

 Sitting with Aunt Tara

 What a face

 Beach photo shoot in the lovely outfit Krissy made for her

 It left a little bit of glitter

 Godmommy and Goddaughter 

We have a short week here in College Station, then we will be back on the road Thursday for the annual Fernandez family coast trip!!