Rori Update

Age: 10 months
Weight: I can’t remember

Nicknames:
Baby, Sissy, Little girl, Lucy, Princess, Pumpkin, Cuddle Bug

Vocabulary:
“Mama”
“Daddy”
“No”

Foods:  She has moved on to finger foods!  She still takes formula with her meals, but for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, she is eating regular foods.  (I still haven’t given her eggs.  I’m nervous!)  So far she is doing great with her food and eats just about anything you set in front of  her.

Development: She can shake her head no at you, climb, crawl, pull herself up, clap, and tries to stand on her own.

Her personality:  Rori has been growing in to herself, expressing her independence, facial expressions (her favorite expression is what I call the bunny nose), playing with toys, etc.  She is still my laid back little baby who sleeps like a champ.  I often say that I need just one more baby that’s just like her.
She loves to cuddle with me and will often fall asleep lying on me…which I totally love.  Makes my heart pitter patter. 🙂

Rori is our last child, so I’ve been savoring every moment of her being my sweet baby.  I sometimes think God got the teen years and the baby years backwards.
In my eyes, the baby stage should last for years, while the teenage stage should only last one year.  Sounds better to me!

My First Video!! + Stills

It took three tries to make this video, but I think it was worth the headache.  It has turned into being such a great memory for us as a family instead of being for kicks on this blog.  It still isn’t perfect, but we have fallen in love with homemade feel of it.  If you watch it, and I hope that you do, be sure to have your volume on.  The music is really cute and sets the tone for the video.
Having my last baby turn one is very sentimental and exciting all at the same time.  I’m happy to see her grow into the person God has planned for her to be, but I’m also sad that her squishy baby days are behind us.  Luckily I have plenty of pictures to reflect on!! 
Speaking of pictures, here are a few from the big One-O celebration. I took over sixty pictures
and ten videos, but I narrowed it down for everyone!  Could you imagine
if I posted all of those pictures????  You would probably break your
finger from scrolling.

And in case you are wondering, we are not having any more children,
although we would love to have one more.  (Trust me when I say that I
probably just shocked the pants off of everyone who has known us for the
past ten years by saying we would love to have more.)

Sometimes You Look How You Feel

Baby girl began feeling sick on our last day in D.C.  This is how she looked all day while sight seeing.  She just wasn’t her usual self.  She even began feeling warm later that night so we gave her a does of Tylenol.  Her low fever quickly went away.  The next day, she was back to normal, but around 3 in the morning, she woke up screaming with another fever.  We gave her medicine, but her fever was not lowering. 
Deciding we should get her to the hospital, we began getting everyone dressed.  Before we left, we read in a book that we should wait for another hour and see if her fever would reduce.  We prayed and within thirty minutes, her fever broke to 101.4*.   She battled her fever for most of the day, but by dinner time, it was completely gone. (Thank you, Lord!)  Her fever hasn’t been back, which is such a blessing.  
It is such a helpless feeling when your baby becomes ill.  Worry, panic, and fear quickly take over a parents mind!  We feel extremely blessed that it only lasted one day and that she didn’t experience anything else.  She slept a lot during the next day, but other than that she was back to feeling normal.  Again, thank you, Lord. 🙂