Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Month #6

I continue to be amazed at how hard you are working!  Month #6 was especially exciting because we started going to feeding therapy where you would start learning how to eat big girl food.  We started with small tastes of rice cereal.  It certainly isn't your favorite, but I'm so proud of you for trying!  Mrs. Linda is your feeding therapist and she is so sweet and loves you so much.  She is always encouraging to you and is so proud of you for trying small bites!
  You continued to go to therapy and make huge progress.  You still like your hands a lot and are telling mommy and daddy all kinds of things with the inflection you are starting to find in your voice.  The biggest accomplishment at therapy with Mrs. Karen is that you are able to hold your neck up with some chest support for a couple of seconds without it falling forward. 
  You weighed around 13 1/2 pounds.  You are continuing to get longer.  Even though you are 6 months old, you almost need 9 month pajamas with feet because the 6 month ones are too short.  Nana bought you some pajamas without feet that are 6 month pajamas, but they are almost capri length instead of ankle length.  :)  You are getting more hair and we are able to put bows in your hair, but they do fall out pretty frequently.
  Daddy turned 30 this month!  We had a birthday party for Alex, Jason & Daddy at Nana & Poppy's house.  Lots of his friends were able to come, we had a hamburger "slider" bar, chips and snacks.  The boys wanted an Alabama birthday cake, and so they were able to have it!  We had red and white balloons and when they blew the candles out, we sang the fight song instead of Happy Birthday.  Oh goodness, your daddy and his friends are BIG Alabama fans!  Cookie & Doc came to the party too and they kept you inside away from the craziness.  :)  Lots of people wanted to see you and would come inside to see how big you were getting.  Later in the party, Uncle Eric & Aunt Kristen had a big surprise!  They told Nana & Poppy they were going to have a baby too!  You would have a baby cousin.  Everyone was so excited for them and we can't wait to meet the newest addition to the Pardue family!  Of course, we have no pictures because I was so worried about taking care of you and the party, that I forgot to document the party.  Oh well!
  We also took the annual Johnson beach vacation.  Once again you hung out in your tent, were spoiled by everyone and had a blast.  You slept great in your little tent at night and then spent the day on the beach or by the pool.  We did put you in your cousin Whit's float in the pool and you loved it!  Cookie & Doc & Aunt Kitty kept you & Whit one afternoon so Carrie, Nate, Daddy & me could go have a little relaxation time.  It was a lot of fun!  No doubt, you continue to be a beach bum! :)
  Daddy & I love you so very much.  We are so proud to be your parents and each month brings such new & exciting things for you.  There are many people who pray for you daily and it is obvious by the progress that you continue to make.  I look forward to watching you as you grow and seeing God's amazing work in you!

Just hanging out in the pool with Mommy

Thank you Whit for letting us borrow your float!

Whit & Harper Kate in their matching bathing suits

Jarod & Nate at our night out at the Raw Bar

Napping with Poppy before Jarod's birthday party

Happy girl at the beach!

We've learned to suck our fingers

Have to have a bib on before we eat cereal! 

The cutest bunny in the world

loving the beach

Looking at Mommy at the beach

Hanging with dad under Doc's tent

Napping on the beach

Doc & HK got some great quality time under the tent

I love the sand!  If you look closely, you can see the tan line on HK's face

Happy before therapy

Hard at work with Mrs. Amy

Sweet summertime!

1 comment:

  1. Precious post today, Courtney! What a cute beach bunny she is! Looks like you had a great vacation with your family! It's so encouraging to hear how well HK is doing in therapy! Praise God for the people that work with all of our children! ( Including wonderful 5th grade teachers!:)
    much love,