Saturday, October 14, 2017


8 Months 
October 12, 2017 

Weight:  ???
Height:  ???

      Pulling up on the couch, tables, etc 
      Eating (especially stuff big brother eats) 
      Daddy and Tae 
      Laughing at Tae

       Tae taking a toy from her
       Not getting what Tae is eating
       Sand on the beach

      Longer naps in the morning
      Sleeps in a sleep suit
      Wakes up smiling and happy each morning

      Vegetables, fruit, blended rice and name it she will eat it
      Watches Tae eat and then bangs her hand on the table until she gets to try his food
       Picked up food with her hand, but didn't quite make it to the mouth


     Trip to Thailand
     Crawl on the beach
     Time on a ferry boat


Favorite Moments:
 I say it every month, but my favorite moments are when Tae and Elea play together. Right now it consists of her following him around, or him teaching her to climb up the bathroom stool. Whatever it is, I love their little laughs.  

Also, it was fun to see her on the beach.  She wasn't a huge fan, but I have a feeling that might change.  She loves water, whether it is the pool or the bath, so the beach has to come next, right? 

Another sweet moment I love is when she "talks" to me.  She babbles and has the sweetest little coo in the world.  She laughs and gets all excited and waves her little arms all around. 

Mommy's Thoughts:  
With all the craziness going on in the world I pray for my children's future daily. I pray the Lord protects her from men that will devalue her, I pray she knows she is created perfectly and that God loves her just the way she is, I pray she finds her value in Christ and not in other people's opinions of her. I pray she is strong, but balances that with a humble spirt, but mostly strong because unfortunately I feel you have to be strong to face this world as a woman. Baby girl you are amazing, and you can do anything you put your mind to. God has plans for you and I pray you walk in them and conquer them with Him by your side.  We love you. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


September 12, 2017 

 Height: ?? inches
Weight:?? pounds

  • Crawling!  Rolling everywhere
  • Cooing and making the cutest sounds ever
  • Eating--cereal, fruit, carrots
  • Laughing at her big brother
  • Daddy walking in the room
  • Amei
  • Being flipped upside down  

  • Still likes... 
  • Baths!  
  • Mornings

  • Not getting what she wants! 

  • Is able to self-sooth (most of the time) 
  • On a more consistent nap schedule 
  • Sleeps 7 PM- 6 AM most nights, with the occasional feeding around 1:00 AM 

  • Drinking mostly formula, I still nurse her first thing in the morning and before bedtime, and occasionally when she wakes up at night. 
  • Ate dragonfruit, bananas, carrots, and rice cereal  
  • Loves gnawing on fruit in her fruit pouch (cantaloup and watermelon are her favorite)
  • Loves to try and feed herself (hence the messy faces below) 

Favorite Moments: 
  • Watching Tae and Elea interact is my favorite.  I also loved watching her learn how to crawl.  She is getting faster every single day.  She loves following Tae around, but can't keep up quite yet.  She will get there though.  I also love coming home from work and just holding her close and breathing her in.  

  • Two teeth on the bottom!  
  • Crawling 
  • Typhoon (Hato)...we all got a day off from school 

Mommy Thoughts: 
I feel like a broken record because I keep saying it, but this mom thing just gets better and better.  Watching your children grow, learn, and develop each day is such a blessing and a miracle. Elea's personality is starting to show, and I have a feeling she is going to be strong willed. I love every second I am with her and stalk her every move to see what she is going to do next.  Her sweet coos and little laughs are music to my ears and her smile makes my heart explode.  God knew what he was doing giving us this precious girl.  We love you Elea Holbrook!