Monday, December 10, 2012

9 Mo Update

Hard to believe our little girl is 9-months old.  Seems like just yesterday we were taking that long awaited walk to the delivery room to bring our girls into this big ole world. Time certainly has flown by.  Memories have been made, and blessings (beyond our wildest imagination) have been bestowed upon us. 

 Today, Alexis, had her 9 month appointment.  She weighted in at 18.4lbs and is 26 1/4" long.  She's still a little under what they call "normal" on the growth chart for height, but so is her Mommy! (LOL).  She is at 50.1% on the weight chart - and overall the doctor was extremely pleased! And so are we! We could not ask for a better baby!  She is so good!

She's still a drool-bucket but no teeth.  Everyone tells us that the longer it takes the better it is -- means she'll have strong teeth!

Saturday, we took her to see Santa! That was so amazing! I've waited my whole life (it seems) to make these memories. The greatest part of the trip was that my parents were here to see us and was able to join in on the memory making as well.  I am so blessed that my parents are still here with us.  Losing my father-in-law has only made me appreciate them even more!

We also had her 9-month pictures taken a week ago.  Talk about fun! Of course, anyone that knows me, knows I've never been "camera-shy" and it's evident my daughter isn't going to be either! (smile)

As you can see, life here at "The Daughhetee's" is full of "life"! Although we still mourn the loss of a great man (my father-in-law) we have so much to be thankful for.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, some say you rarely get a second chance in life, I think that's "hog-wash"....every day I am blessed to wake I call it a second-chance! I hope you'll remember that and look at each day as a new beginning.  Don't take anything or anyone for granted because one day it could be too late to "try again."

"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him." (John 3:17)

Ryan, Candye, Alexis & Bridgette (RIP)