Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hannah loved to try and catch those bubbles!!
Hannah doing tummy time with her new friends! The teacher rolled the ball onto the mirro and Hannah caught the purple one!!!

Hannah LOVED this little puppet! It made her laugh! I love to hear her sweet little laughs!!

How cute am I?!!!

Hannah and mommy having fun at Gymboree!!!
I've been trying to find an activity for us to do for the long Winter days. I always drive by Gymboree Play and Music! So I went in one day without Hannah and got her in a free class to see if she liked it! She LOVED it! We're trying to introduce her to other children and it gets us out of the house! We also put her in the church nursery for the first time last Sunday! Let's just say she did much better than me! So we will be going to Gymboree every Tuesday at 1pm! This is Hannah's Christmas present from BB and Papa! Thank ya'll so much!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Hannah has been waiting for the snow all week long!! Finally when she was looking out the window and she saw snow for the first time!!!! She wanted to go out and play so "dada" took her outside! She didn't like touching the snow. She enjoyed looking at the beautiful snow that God created! We didn't get much snow but we've had some really cold weather.
Ok! Sorry for the long delay on my blog! We've been traveling and dealing with a sick baby. Hannah's cold has now settled into her eyes and I have to give her eye drops 3 times a day. Hannah had her 6 mth apt this wk and dr said she's no longer a premiee!!! She now weighs 14lb and 5oz! She's been eating her vegies and fruit! She LOVES Applesauce!! Her dr wants her eating breakfast with rice cereal and a fruit (I've been doing the rice cereal she loves it) and bottle, lunch with a fruit and bottle, and dinner with a veggie and bottle. Hannah Grace is a great little eater! She's not picky what so ever. Her dr wants us to work on her growth motor skills which is a little behind but she'll catch up! He also wants her sleeping in her own big girl bed all through the night. I started crying when he told me. Yes she still sleeps in her pack n play right next to us. I'm not ready to let go yet but dr's orders. Hannah got two shots in both legs but she was so brave because I sang our special little song!! (Nurse thought I was nuts!) Here's some pics from the past sevearl wks! Hannah Grace got to see and feel her first snow this week! She wasn't to crazy about the snow!! She's my Southern Bell!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

WOW!!!! I can't believe that my sweet baby girl is already 6 months old today!!!! She's half way to 1 years old!!!! This morning I sang Happy Birthday to her!!! She just had a big smile on her face!!! Well this week has been a long week since she's been sick. There was two nights in a row where I slept in her rocking chair with her. If you put her down in her bed she would start caughing really bad and wake herself up. So I put her boppy around my waist and she slept right close to me!!! We've been staying inside for most part of the week. We did have to go out and get some more diapers and wipes!!! Haha!!! Today we just went on a walk outside becasue she loves to get outside!!! She is feeling better though which is great because we leave for Atlanta on Tuesday!!! We're so excited to see our sweet family!!! Just a few days left!!! On top of Hannah being sick this week our dryer decides to break! I had mountains of laundry to do because I'm trying to stay caught up for our trip! So one night Erik went to Home Depot and got us a new dryer! It's a Christmas present from my parents!!!! Thank you BB and Papa!!!! We really need one!!! It works GREAT!!!! Thank you Uncle Jim for coming over and helping daddy put it together!!! I'm just glad nothing came out of the wall!!! Haha!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

On Tuesdays Hannah and I go to storytime and there was more kids there than usually due to the rain. Afterwards we always do a few errands just to get out of the house. On Wednesday Hannah got her first cold. :( :( :( :( I've been watching her like a hawk these past couple of days. She's had a cough and a runny nose but thankfully no fever. I had to stay up with her last night because she just wouldn't sleep laying down. I rocked her all night with her boppy around my waist. Thankfully my mom got me a neck pillow for my birthday! Thanks mom!! I always call the nursers at her dr office to ask them questions! They told me to do the Little Noses in her nose and do the nose bolb every time before she eats. Today I called and made her a dr's apt. She is so funny! She didn't even cry when the dr looked in her ears, or listen to her lungs, or put the stick in her mouth. She did gag thought but I mean who doesn't. Yuck. The dr just told me to keep up the good work and continue what I'm doing. So we're going to keep it on a low key before we leave out of town next week. She does seem to be doing better!!! She's such a little trooper!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Today I called and made Miss Hannah Grace a weight check appointment! The other morning when I was getting her out of her crib she felt heavier! I asked Erik to hold her and feel her and he even said that she felt heavier too! So this moring we went to the dr to see what her weight was. Hannah Grace is doing GREAT!!!! She now weighs 13.14.2lbs!! She's on the 25-50% weight chart!!!!! Any ways I'm making myself a few notes here. So sorry if it's to long! Here's what the nurse told us to do today:
*Gradually take her off of her rice cereal in her bottles.
*Start veggies!! We start with the blandes one first which is the peas. We try the peas for 5-7 days and then we go to the next green veggie. We alternate days until she's tried all the veggies and then we go to the fruits. We can mix it in her rice cereal or give it to her plain which ever she prefers! She's not a picky eater!!!! (LOL)!! =)
*Feed her her rice cereal in the morning with her bottle afterwards. We have to hide her bottle when she's eating her cereal because then if she sees it she won't eat her cereal any more!! Smart girl! Then veggies at night!
*Hannah's 6mth apt is Dec. 9th @ 2:20pm. She gets two or three shots (poor baby) and we'll talk about changing her formula.
~Hannah rolled over from tummy to back on Sat. night!! She was doing tummy time and and was leaning over on her right side more and just turned over! She surprised all 3 of us!!
After we went to the dr it was such a pretty day up here we decided to go to the park and play! There was a lot of older kids there playing and she loves to watch them play in the creek! One day before we know it she'll be playing in the creek and getting her clothes all wet too!!! =)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hannah Grace is doing GREAT on her rice cereal!!! Tonight she actually helped me hold the spoon up to her mouth! Next week we get to try some vegetables for the first time! We got all five of the first veggies foods! We got carrots, green beans, sweet poatoes, squash, and peas! She's enjoying her rice cereal so I know she will love her veggies too! She's not a picky eater!! I'm just trying to decide which one to start with first!

Hannah is teething now. We're just taking one day at a time! Some days are worse than others which calls for Tylenol. I try everything first before I give her some Tylenol. Sometimes her bottle won't work, passy, lovie, blanket, or even me. That's when I give her .4 Tylenol. I keep cold teething rings and passies in the fridge at all times!! Every morning I wash her face and her hands when she wakes up. She takes the wash cloth out of my hands and sucks on the cool wash cloth!! Haha! Lately, I'll wash my hands and put my pointer finger in her mouth and let her suck on my finger and then I'll rub on her gums. If anybody has any advice for teething please leave me a comment! I would love to hear how you got through teething!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Today I called the nurse to ask her when do babies start to eat baby food. We got to talking and she was asking me alot of questions! We decided to start Hannah on rice ceral for babies today!!! So after I got the dr's ok Hannah and I went to Target to get her some bowls and baby spoons!!! Hannah picked out all the pretty colors!!! Hannah's nurse told me to use the ceral every evening for her dinner! I use 1-2 tablespoons of ceral and I can either mix it with her formula or water. I decided to mix it with formula so it would still taste the same as her bottles. So I will continue doing this for the next couple of weeks. Then I'll get to add in some veggies!!! They want us to use the veggies first because the fruit has sugar in it and they want babies to like veggies!! She said to either start with carrots or green beans!!!! Our baby girl is growing up so fast right before our eyes. Here are some pictures from tonight's dinner!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hannah Grace "LOVES" to be outside!!! We're trying to go outside as much as we can before it gets to cold. Today I decided to take her little chair outside with us so that she can sit up like a big girl!!! At first she was kind of pouting but then she but on a BIG smile for mommy!!! I LOVE staying home with her and being able to capture these priceless moments!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hannah Grace is mommy's little helper!! For our Halloween treat we made Rice Krispies Treats!! We are going to make this our yearly tradition on Halloween!!! Hannah watched mommy pour and stir the Rice Krispies into the bowl and pour the yummy marshmallows too!! Next year she will be asking to eat the whole bag!!!! Hannah helped mommy put the Candy Corn on top of the Rice Krispies!!! Sorry for the big space I couldn't figure out how to fix it. Ugh!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Hannah Grace is such a BIG girl now!!! Today Hannah and mommy went to Babies R US to get some diapers and formula!! Her dr wants her to start using a sippy cup with water in it so she will learn how to like water at a young age!!! She is holding her own sippy cup (with the help of mom every now and then)! We only had to show her one time how to hold her own sippy cup!! Then after that she wanted to do it all by herself!!! I love that one picture when she has that big smile on her face! She knows she's a big girl and she's so proud of herself!!! Go Hannah!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hannah Grace LOVES to talk now!!!! There isn't a silent moment in the Britt's house!!! She has discovered her vocal cords!!!! It's so funny because she tries to talk so hard that she spits everywhere!!!! You need an umbrella!!! She puts her lips together and makes noises!!! She has a big smile on her face after she's done!!! She thinks she's a BIG girl now!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Today I took Hannah Grace into the doctor just to get her weight checked!!! To my surprise I just watched the numbers on the scale go up and up and up!!!! Finally it stopped at 12lbs 5oz!!!!!!!! Hannah has come a long way from when she was born weighing only 3lbs 7oz!!!!! She's our chunky monkey!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hannah LOVES to go outside! So before the weather gets to cold to go outside we decided to bundle her up and take a few pictures!! She LOVES getting packages in the mail! BB sent her her matching jacket and hat the other day in the mail along with some toys!! Thank you BB and Papa!!! While I was opening up her little happy Hannah watched me open up each item with her big eyes!! She was excited to see what she got!! Here are just a few pictures that we took at the Seminary!!

Sorry for the belated blogging! I've been trying to find activities for us to do when the weather gets cold!! I found out that Pottery Barn Kids has story time every Tuesday from 11-11:30am. It's called Pottery Barn Kids Book Club Official Member!! You get this little blue book and every time you go you get it stamped! If you go five time in a row you get a very special gift!! We LOVE Pottery Barn KIDS!! Hannah and I went last week to check it out! She LOVED it! We got to listen to some stories and sing songs! Hannah especially enjoyed doing the Hokey Pokey (with my help!) Hannah LOVES to read stories when we're at home!! Her favorite book is The Runaway Bunny! She looks at every page in the book with her eyes opened really wide!!! She doesn't miss a picture!!! Next Tuesday we are bringing some friends with us to story time!! We LOVE our story time!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lilypie First Birthday tickers
Hannah Grace LOVES to wake up her daddy when he gets to sleep in a bit!!! So this morning us girls got to wake up daddy!! I placed Hannah on top of Erik so she was on her tummy!!! She was just looking around at everything while holding up her head! She's such a BIG girl!!! Then all of a sudden she just started laughing!! Her laugh was such a girly laugh too!! Erik and I laughed so hard!! So today Hannah laughed for the first time!!!! I guess she thought waking up her daddy was pretty funny!!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hannah Grace went to big church for the first time yesterday!!! She did great through all the music! She was just watching everyone with her big eyes wide open!! Once the music stopped Hannah wanted everyone to hear her! She started cooing and crying just a little bit! She wanted to worship too!! I took her out to the hall way and feed her a bottle! We went back into worship towards the end!! Her first time at church was great though!!! She even brought her own little Bible to church!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Here is a few more memories from on Huber's Farm today!!

It was a beautiful day up here today so we went to Huber's Farm in Indiana!!! Hannah got to see her first pumpkin patch today!!! She was alseep for most of the farm but atleast she got her Fall picture taken!!! She did great at the beginning but started to get fussy towards the end. It was a little windy up on the farm so we had to keep her hat on her head!! Since daddy was holding Hannah in the baby carrier I walked around trying to find big round orange pumpkins!! I didn't know that pumpkins could be so heavy!!! LOL!! People were trying to pick our photo session but I to ask them to wait til we were done!!! :) :) We had a great day on the farm!!! I LOVE my little family so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hannah did great meeting all of her family!!! She even got a chick Halloween outfit from Aunt Kathy and Uncle Joe!! Thank ya'll so much!! This is Hannah right before we left to go home! She was already catching up on her zzzz's from her weekend!! Oh yes and orange passy!!!

We had a great weekend in Michigan!! We LOVED seeing our sweet family!! It was special to me because I got to celebrate my 31st birthday with my family!! Grandma's 90th birthday party was great! So many people came to see her on her special day!! At least 40 people came!!! She LOVED meeting Hannah Grace for the first time!! Aunt Holly and Uncle Randy also got to meet her for the first time as well!!!
Hannah did great in the car both ways!! We actually had to wake her up several times so that she can eat! She was really excited when we got there to see Grandma and Granddad Britt!!! Hannah also got to meet other family members that love her so much!! Thank you all for loving our little "diva" the way that ya'll do!!! She loves each of you so much as so do we!! We LOVE ya'll and can't wait to see ya'll soon!!! Here's some great memeories that we brought back with us!!