Right now I’m sitting in the chair in my bedroom. Brittain is sitting on our bed playing with her toys and watching Baby Einstein on the tv. As she plays, every once in a while she looks up at me and gives me a big smile. I smile back and make sure to say, “Yay!” in my most exciting, high-pitched, albeit obnoxious voice. Just now I clapped for her and she mimicked my movements with her own hands. Yes, I know. She’s a genius.
Brittain continues to grow and thrive. She is well into eating baby food now and loves peas, squash, applesauce, prunes and bananas. She’s 18 pounds now!
I can’t help but stare at her for long periods of time…just realizing what a miracle she is and all that she has brought to my life. Every day when I get dressed I see my “battle wound” that I have. I look at that, and then at her and can’t believe that it was just 6 1/2 months ago when they pulled her out of that place on my belly. Each moment with her is special, every new thing she does makes my heart happy. We are all so fortunate to have her in our lives. It’s hard to ever break away from her because I don’t want to miss a thing. Her smile makes all of us better people. Each day I know that I’ve won the prize. This little person who everyone wants to see and be a part of belongs to Dan and me. What a rewarding job I have!
I’ve gotten a little behind on updates. Here are some pictures taken over the last few weeks.
Aunt CC came for a visit today and Brittain was beyond thrilled. All Brittain wants to do when she’s with Cecilia is soak her up and enjoy every moment. It was a special day:
Aunt CC came bearing gifts (surprise, surprise). Brittain got her very own crown. But, don’t worry, Cecilia isn’t handing her’s down quite yet. This is just a baby version until she’s old enough to really prove herself worthy of the real thing!
Aunt CC felt it was important to go ahead and teach Brittain how to use a cell phone so she’d have a head start on the rest of the 7 month olds:
“Uh, yeah! Of course I want to play with that toy!”
“Anything you say, Aunt CC. Anything you say.”
“Can you believe this little green round thing that goes on this yellow thing?”
“I don’t really understand it either. It’s just fun.”
Mimi joins in the fun:
Brittain visits Mama and Daddy “B”, her friend Kyla Rose, and Kyla’s mommy.
Brittain models her bathrobe while hanging out with Mommy in the bathroom while she gets ready:
Showing off her horsie (her Christmas gift from Uncle Doug):
Brittain’s very first Super Bowl party. Hanging out with Dana:
And with Ned:
Should I switch to this kind of bottle?:
Brittain and Evie talk about how great it is to be alive:
Playing with her Aunt Susan. She finds that looking at her in a mirror is almost as good as looking at her in person:
Loving Tuesdays and Thursdays:
Brittain got a visit from Jessica Chunn, from Ohio:
Quickly talking to Amanda before we all headed out for Dave and Busters:
A few pictures taken at Pappy’s house after church one Sunday:
Getting excited because she’s about to eat her baby food:
Ava Parker came by with her parents to show how fast she’s growing:
Mommies and their daughters:
Daddies and their girls:
Brittain dressed up for a very special day–Emma Kate’s baptism: