"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Sunday, May 3, 2009

8 months

Today our sweet Sadie is 8 months old.
I cannot believe it! She's had a busy month. The most exciting thing was her first word... She said "dada" after Blake fed her a bottle and was putting her to bed. I think it was a pretty sweet moment and although I am sad I missed it, I am overjoyed that Blake got to hear this first and that it was a special moment for them.
She has started cruising around furniture and toys. She's wanting to take some steps, but she's more cautious than her brothers and has not.

She pulls up in her crib now. Is this not the cutest face? Sister cannot hold her paci in by sucking on it, so she often finds something to push up against to keep it in place for her! It cracks me up!
We've not been putting Sadie in her bouncy seat because she kept falling out. It scared me quite a bit because I couldn't figure out how it was happening. I would put her in her chair and buckle her down and walk into the kitchen to work on dinner. She fell out twice before I started wondering if her brothers weren't "helping" her out. I decided to not put her in her bouncy while I wasn't in the room, because I just wasn't sure. This week, the boys were sleeping and she and I were playing in her room. I put her in the seat (thinking surely it was safe) and went to the kitchen to grab something. When I came back, this is what I found.

notice how she doesn't think there's anything wrong about what she's done?

Looks like we have a Houdini on our hands. I am not sure how she does it, but she seems to shimmy up and out from under that buckle by using that bar. Then she stands and rocks in the chair! Holy cow! Guess we're not going to be using the chair any more!
She still has no teeth, but it sure seems like two are going to poke through any day now.
She had her first sick visit to the doctor (I guess outside of that hospital stay). So she had several days of just layin' around this week. The good thing about sick days is that we get lots of cuddling in!


Kristy said...

You are so blessed she is a doll! We have the same comforter set on our beds so funny! Thanks for the sweet comment on me at the Arts show..

Melodie said...

sweet girl! she's got some talent getting out of her bouncy. i know this month will be another very special one for your entire family and especially miss sadie!

mom2many said...

HOLY COW!!! That is hilarious!! She reminds me of Justin...he was our Houdini! He was RUNNING by 9 months and could eat an entire chicken happy meal...without any teeth! (Seriously...I just gave him the nuggets whole!) I am so enjoying Emma as a newborn, but I am anxious to see how she grows, too! I love watching Sadie grow. I do believe, however, that she is going to give you a run for your money!!!

Jessica said...

Molly, she is getting so big! And beautiful...that face would just melt my heart day after day! How do you let her grow up and not just snuggle her all day and night?!

So glad she's doing well. I love watching your beautiful family grow up!

Al's World said...

Is it possible that she is more beautiful the older she gets? How awesome about the chair...that sounds like me, I am first to think, okay what did Andrew do?? Can't believe she is only eight months and doing so much! But of course she has her brothers to keep up with!

Faithfully Yours said...

I came across your blog from Too Blessed To Be Stressed. Your family is absolutely adorable! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day and Good Luck on Sadie's Gotcha Day :)
God bless you all!

Rebekah said...

Steven's a little escape artist too. He can now worm his way out of his highchair despite the tray pushed all the way back into his belly. He scared us to death when we found him standing in his highchair and debating what to do next! At least he hasn't thought about escaping his crib. . .yet. He loves being in there, though, so I'm not too worried :)

I want to hear your version of "Jesus Loves the Little Children." I personally hate the "red and yellow, black and white" version (and did well before we had our kids). I changed it to "Doesn't matter where you're from, Jesus loves you everyone." If only everyone else would change it too. . .yeah, I hate it that much!

tim, ally and silas said...

she is so beautiful, and an acrobat too!!! i love how she holds her pacifier in!

Chassidy said...

Ok...I may have to take little Sadie girl home with me next time i see her. I swear she gets prettier and prettier each month (if that's even possible) Those eyes are so bright! And that smile is contagious!

Julie Reid said...

Love the pictures of Little Bit. Looks like her hair is starting to grow out. Can't wait to see it in pig tails (I love little girl pig tails) :o). I hope that she is feeling better. Love ya Julie