Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Let's get caught up....and some pictures.

***pictures below***

Well, as you all know it has been a while since our last update and of course a lot has taken place during this time. I will do my best to catch everyone up.

Lately Savannah has been practicing sitting up on her own and as of now she sits up with no problem. She is not yet pulling herself up to a sitting position, but I can sit her down and she will sit and play with her toys....she is so cute:)

On Sunday June 14th Savannah was baptized at our church, St. Mary's Catholic Church during the noon mass. I found this day to be filled with many different emotions. Of course lots of joy and happiness but I also found myself thinking of little Patrick and how much I wanted him with us. Ironically, there were twin girls also being baptized along with Savannah and this made me think of little Patrick even more. I am at peace that little Patrick is with our God and that he is Savannah's guardian angel and one day I will see him again. Anyways, Savannah was soooo good during the mass and the baptism not to mention how cute she was/is. We had lots of friends and family attend this service and after wards we had a celebration at Patrick's parents house.

On Sunday June 21st, we celebrated Patrick's first official Father's day. We celebrated with Patrick's dad, Jan, the night before and on Sunday morning we had breakfast with my parents. We spent most of the day at home puttering around and later that afternoon we went to my parent's house for a family gathering.

We will be heading off for our first ever family road trip in a week or so. We are heading to South Carolina to see Chris, Laurie and Aidan. Normally the drive time is about 8 hours, so it will be interesting to see how much longer it takes with a baby in tow. We will spend a few days in South Carolina and then we are heading to Atlanta to see our friends (and Savannah's god-parents) Bronson and Carrie. We will spend a couple of days in Atlanta and then head back home.

Since Savannah does not go back to the doctor until August 5th, I decided to weigh her today to see where she is and she weighed in at a whopping 17lbs 2oz!! I still can't believe how big she is. A dear friend of mine, Denise, came over today with her girls (she has a 2 year old and 3 month old twins) and I got to hold one of the twins and I found myself thinking that I can't remember Savannah ever being that small....but she was and even smaller. At times I have to go back and look at the MANY pictures I have taken since she was born and then I can remember how small she was....what a miracle she is. We are truly blessed to have Savannah and I thank God everyday for allowing me to be her mom.

We want to wish everyone a very happy 4th of July. Please be safe and remember what a great place we live in, we are all blessed to call the U.S.A. our home.

Love to all,

Patrick and Savannah-6/13/09

Sitting up.6/16/09

Savannah and her god-parents (Bronson & Carrie)-6/14/09
What a proud daddy.

So tired and so cute.
I just love her!! 6/15/09

6/22/09-Our little cutie!!

**Here are some examples of how Savannah has grown.
11/27/08-her entire body fit inside.
6/30/09-I couldn't get it passed her knees.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Savannah's new bling, bling and pictures.

On Friday June 5th we decided it was time for Savannah to get her ears pierced. We asked our pediatrican about piercing her ears and he told us now is the best age to have them pierced. So we headed to the mall (same place our pediatrican had his daughter's ears pierced) and decided to go for it. Patrick met us there and at the last minute I told Patrick he would be the one to hold her:) I of course needed to take the pictures. Here is a link with the pictures from this event. FYI, Savannah did cry as soon as the first ear was pierced and then cried for about 20 seconds after the second ear and then she was back to her smiling self.


Also, here are some pictures from the last month.



Thursday, June 4, 2009

Almost 7 months old and some updates...

Hello All,

On Saturday Savannah will be 7 months old and I often find myself saying "how can this be, where has the time gone?"

This past Wednesday Savannah had her 6 month check-up with her pediatrician, Dr. Yee, and Savannah weighed in at 15 lbs 4 oz and 25 inches long which is a solid increase from her last appointment on May 6. Dr. Yee advised us we no longer need to continue our frequent visits so our next visit will be her 9 month check-up in August.

So much has happened since the last post but I will do my best to catch everyone up. I celebrated my first official Mother's day on May 10th and it was a very special day for me as I truly enjoyed the blessing that Savannah is.

Savannah and I are getting out of the house on a much regular basis as we now attend weekly play dates with some other moms and and a few trips through out the week around town. It is nice to be able to get out of the house and not worry as much about germs and Savannah getting sick.

Next Sunday is a very special day for our family as Savannah will finally be getting baptized into the Catholic Church. We have family coming into town for the event and are expecting a large turnout of local family and friends as well. Our great friends, Bronson and Carrie Kibler, will be coming into town from Atlanta as they will be the Godparents to Savannah. Sunday will be a very memorable day for all of us.

Finally, we recently painted Savannah's room with the help of my mom, Chris. There is no way that the room could have been completed without her effort. The room was painted light shades of pink and green and turned out much better than we even expected. Savannah is going to love the room for years to come.