The other day Grace asked me if she wore bows all the time like Carolina does. So I dug out some of her baby pics. I hate that I did not have a digital camera then! So I was showing her all the bows she wore and it occurred to me that Carolina resembles her. I think it is the shape of their eyes? Also, how flippin young was I!!!! Anyway, there was just something about a lot of the photos that just so reminded me of Miss Carolina! Their colorings are completely different, and C is way chubbier than G was, but they are sisters!
Carolina's shirt from the last post is from an online store, Faith Baby, and they have an awesome give a way going on now! Carolina actually has several items from this store and I love them! Just thought I would share!
Week 23. It is Friday, right! ha! It has been a long week. We are having a cranky kind of day today. She is wearing her "Mommy's answered prayer" shirt. It is one of my favorites. Every time she wears it I just tell her - Yes you are sweet girl, yes you are!
I am not taking this all that well. I sent my kids to school kicking and screaming. They were not kicking and screaming, I was. They were quiet excited. This is the first year they are going to public school. They have always gone to a private Christian school that I love. Several things happened and we decided it was just not the best thing for our family this year. We live in a really good school district so we are trying public school. I am devastated. I am scared to death about public school. I want them in a school that teaches them to love God. It is not about me. It is about what is best for them and my family. But, I can still be sad about it and I can still grieve it, and I am. Pity party today, big girl pants tomorrow.
Week 22. Miss Carolina is getting better and better at sitting up on her own. I still can't trust her though. It is like she will lean back as far as she can and try to keep her balance. Something I wanted to document. She hates loud noises. That includes Sean yelling. Which if you know Sean, or have ever sat around him at a sporting event, you know he yells a lot. Just yelling something up the stairs to the big kids will make her cry. It is not a little cry either. She will wail if even speak sternly in front of her. I sneeze quite loudly and that will make her cry. It will be interesting when she gets older and we start having to tell her no and speak sternly to her. She has also been sucking her thumb more and more. I am wondering how much longer she will even take her paci before she decides the thumb is better! That is what Garrett did when we tried to break him of his paci right after his first birthday. He just started sucking his thumb and would not take the paci back. One more just because I think it is funny. I usually put her in her bumbo for these pics. I put her in it today then decided to just sit her up. She looked down like "where did the bumbo go?" Ha!
I cannot believe she is 5 months! In the first pic she is about 1 month and the second was a couple of days ago. It is hard to get a non blurry pic while the swing is swinging! Anyway, I know she has more than doubled in weight since she was born, but I just cannot believe the difference! The other day she just kept rolling all over the place so I filmed her for a while, then I took some photos. It just took a moment for her to roll right off the blanket on the floor. I pick her up and put her back on the blanket and off she goes again! I should have taken pics of her rolling toward the dog. I have a feeling that dog is going to get a rude awakening when she gets a little more mobile! I am not really worried because she is so good with kids, it is just going to be fun watching those two. Barbie already mothers Garrett, I can imagine what she will be like with Carolina! Carolina is wearing my favorite pjs in these pics. I love Kicky Pants! If they made Pjs my size I would totally get them! Ha! They are made out of bamboo and are so soft. She stays in them all day. These are 12-18 months, so I know they fit, but her tummy is always sticking out! I love it!
Today Grace is at the Jr. High, going through her new routine, at her new school, and hopefully loving every minute of it. She has several friends from her old school there, and that is a huge relief for this worried momma. School actually starts next Thursday. I am so not ready to let go of summer! 6:00 came really early this morning! Anyway. She just looked so old this morning. It seems like yesterday she was starting kindergarden!
I miss Evan. I have been having a hard time lately. I really don't know what has triggered it. Evan would have been 17 months today, and I can't even imagine what our lives would be like if he was here. It really upsets me. When I hold Carolina or nurse her or watch her do something new (which seems to be daily) I think about how we never got that with Evan. I see Carolina in this picture. I don't know what it is about it, but I see her. I am just going to start rambling, so I probably need to stop. I just miss Evan. Maybe just writing it out will help.
Week 21. She is growing by the day I think! She pretty much wears 12 month clothes now. She loves to watch people. She is turning into quite the Daddy's girl. When she hears his voice she pops up and just watches him until he holds her. I love these pics ~ even her wrists have rolls! I am just enjoying every day with her!