Sunday, April 11, 2010

7 month post...

     Today marks Marley's 7 month b-day!  She is such a perfect, happy little angel.  It's hard to believe that she has been in our arms for a month.  There's nothing quite like seeing her being held by someone else and the minute she hears mommy or daddy's voice, she's breaking her neck trying to find us :)  We introduced her to church a couple of weeks ago and let's just say her first church visits have been highly anticipated by many.  Church starts at 10:40 which is right around the time Ms. Marley takes her morning naps so that works out great.  We are so lucky to have such a wonderful and welcoming church family! 
     She is such a trooper with all the new people she's been meeting over the past month. She gives them this cute little shy, half-smile while shrugging her head down into mommy or daddy's chest.  For a little baby that has been totally displaced from everything she once knew, she has transistioned really, really, reeeeeeally well.  Except for the occassional hungry/sleepy cry she is smiles all day.  She has this smile that she pulls out of the bag quite often that melts our hearts.  It's one of those gummy smiles that stretches from ear to ear!  Combine that with those dimples and it's game over.  She's had us wrapped around her finger since Referral day and she knows it :) 
     We are still trying to roll over although I think she could do it if she really, really wanted to.  She rolls on her side with absolutely no problem and has done so since the first day we got her.  I think it's just a little matter of figuring out where to have her arms to do it easily.  This past week she has really started to sit up well on her own (tripod style) and has started scooting backwards too.  She may crawl before she rolls over  LOL.   One of her favorite things to do is stand on our laps and jump up and down.  We've noticed how much stronger her legs have become as a result.  We've GOT to get her a jumper.   Heck, she may walk before she rolls!   She loves, loves, loooooooves her bottles.  It's like there's an alarm in her head that goes off every 4 hours and if you don't get it made quick enough, look out!  Baby girl's got some lungs!  She has also put on 1 1/2 pounds since we've been home bringing the grand total up to 15 pounds. She's kind of at that stage where she's starting to outgrow her 3-6 month stuff but the 6-9/12 are still too big. 
     I'd love to type more but there's this beautiful baby girl laying in the floor smiling and watching me blog.  Gotta get down there and get some lovin'!  Until next time...

Meeting Uncle Ryan and Aunt Krissy

Our first Easter

Hanging with Grandpa on Easter

Mimi get this thing off me!

My newest expression.  I like to call it my "Oh" face

Here I am at 7 months!


Renee said...

she is so gorgeous! love the update!

Missy said...

Beautiful!! And such progress...amazing!!!

Devon Ellis said...

I dont really care to read but this is one thing that i love to look at and share with everybody, The story of miss Marleys life! It is so heart touching to listen and read the blogs and to watch the videos makes me ball. I dont think that Marley could have received a better family then you all!

Hubbards said...

She is so adorable! What fun you must be having!!

Karen & Brad Hernke said...

Happy 7 months baby girl!!! Great post and pics....keep them coming:)

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