Jaye: 12 Months

Our daughter, Jaye Mississippi, is one year old. Wow. One year ago, we were blessed with the incredible birth of our incredible daughter. A year ago today, you were just a few days old, so tiny. And now I look behind me to see you walking across the living room. It's amazing how much you've learned. And amazing to thing that in another year you will learn and change so much more. The day after your first birthday, you decided you could walk. Honestly, it was kind of like a light switch … [Read more...]

Jaye: 11 Months

Jaye, I can't believe you are almost a year old. You are growing so fast. Last night, I went into your room when you cried in the middle of the night, and you were so huge standing up in your crib. You seemed like such a big kid sitting on my lap for a bottle. This past month has been a big one in your life, but one you won't remember. This month, you became a Texan. It's funny to think that you won't ever remember any different, won't remember our first house in Minnesota where you first … [Read more...]

Jaye: Ten Months

Picture overload coming up because you were SO adorable during your ten month photoshoot. I'd tried earlier in the day and hadn't gotten any good pictures, but after a bottle and a nap, you were ready to turn on the charm. In some ways, Jaye, this month doesn't seem like such a huge leap from the last month. But then, in other ways, you are seeming bigger and bigger and older and older, and I can't believe you'll be ONE YEAR OLD before the summer is over! Movement: You are pulling up like … [Read more...]

Nine Month Stats

Jaye had her nine month checkup on Tuesday. Here's where she's at: Height: 29 inches (90th%) Weight: 19 lbs 8 oz (62nd%) Head Circumference: 17.9 inches (87th%)   … [Read more...]

Jaye: Nine Months

Jaye is nine months old today! Your rules in life this month have been: Jaye must be standing. Jaye must be eating whatever anyone else is eating. If Jaye is not standing, Jaye must be moving. Movement: you are definitely obsessed with standing and pulling up on everything. It's been fun to watch you learn how to stand so smoothly and easily. When you first started pulling up, it was tricky. You weren't sure how to do it each time, but it's so easy now. Sometimes you even barely hold on. I … [Read more...]