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Friday, November 2, 2012

Trick or Treat 2012

"Rapunzel" and her best pal "pasquel"

Autumn is 11 months!

11 months old!
Love her big brown eyes
Her BIG sister, my best helper!
Daddy and Autumn

What I'm Up To:
Eating everything
learning to walk and have put together 7-8 steps
babbling all the time
love to dance to music
weighing in at about 20 pounds
love following sissy around everywhere
I love to snuggle and love when daddy gets home
Still an insomniac child

What I'm Wearing:
Mom's buying me 12-18 month clothes now
Still wearing size 3 diapers
It's getting cooler so I need clothes

What People Say About Me:
I still get comments on my eyes
That I am full of spunk
That Im petite
That I'm so sweet

Dear Autumn,
I can't believe this is the 11th time I've written to you.  The time has flown by, you are changing each day and are so much fun to watch.  You love to share snacks with me and I love how a tune will catch your ear and you will start bobbing your head.  You always play a "head-shake" game with me when we are changing your diaper.  You personality is really showing now.  I am so lucky to be your mom.  Your dad and I have our special time with you and your sister and nothing compares to that.  We love you boogie!


Autumn is 10 Months Delayed post from 9/29

 10 months old
 sissy is my hero
 wont' keep anything on her head
beauty
What I'm Up To:
trying so hard to walk
so over bows and headbands
talking and being very busy
eating everything off the floor
learning so much each day
Still not a great sleeper...some nights are rough

What Im Wearing:
Size 3 diapers
still warm so all my cute summer stuff
no shoes, bows or anything cute b/c I don't like it

What People Say About Me:
My eyes are so big
That I'm so beautiful and sweet
That I look like my mom
That I look like my dad
That I am a little stinker

A Note From Mom:
Dear Autumn,
Each month goes by and I just can't believe it! I remember having you just like it was yesterday! We love you so much and love to laugh at the cute things you do and say.  You and your sister are the best of friends and I love that.  You are getting so smart and beautiful.  Im so blessed to be your mom.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Autumn is 9 Months Old (delayed post)

Yes she is actually 9.5 now! We have moved and things have been crazy, I did get pics so I am going to post them now. I have been bad about posting lately and hoping to post more when things slow down a little.





What I'm Up To:
Crawling everywhere
Standing up and grabbing everything
Loves shoes, cords and everything else that makes mom cringe
Jabbering all the time, mostly Ma-Ma
I have started bottle feeding and am doing well with it
I eat "food" 3 times a day
I love my paci, I love to find lots of paci's and switch them out
Still love the do purse my lips and blow/spit
I have stood un-supported twice for a couple seconds
I will be walking soon

What I'm Wearing:
Still going barefoot while we can, summer here is so hot
Wearing 12-18 month sleepers and 12 month outfits
My hair is growing in a lot and mom loves to put bows and headbands on me (I don't like them much)

What People Say About me:
That I'm so serious
Big eyes
Gorgeous

A Note From Mommy:
Dear Autumn,
We are loving watching you change and grow.  You love your daddy so much, he gets up with you most days (while mommy works out) and you really love that time with him.  You are so sweet and snuggly.  I can't believe you will be a year old soon! This has really gone too fast for me.
This month let's slow time down a little and just enjoy being together....I love you

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Autumn is 8 Months old!

What I've Been Up To:
I have been super busy this month with "firsts"
I began crawling, pulling up and standing
I enjoy getting around the house and am gaining speed
I have been making all kinds of sounds and have given "kisses" twice
I love to make eye contact with people and stare them down
I have been burying my face when I feel shy (it's so cute)
Putting my lips together and blowing air to make a "ppppfffffff" sound
What I'm Wearing:
Still size three diapers 
9-12 month outfits
What People Say About Me:
Most of the same stuff
Big Eyes
Beautiful big smile
So gorgeous

A Note From Mommy:
Dear Autumn,
This month has been quite a lot of firsts for you, these milestones you are hitting let me know that you are quickly growing up! Too fast for my liking! Your Dr. says you need to pack on the pounds and so mommy needs to feed you more.  We may have to introduce a bottle and I don't think it's going to be an easy process. You haven't been eating much foods lately because he wants you to drink lots so bear with me during this transition and please go back to sleeping :) Your daddy and sissy love you so much and we all love watching you as the days pass by.  I can't believe it's been 8 months since you were born! I love you so much!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Ayla Update

Ayla is enjoying summer, we just got back from visiting family in TN and Ayla got to play with her cousins.



She is playing Upward soccer and seems to enjoy it.  Most of the time she will play and participate but at times seems tired and doesn't want to "go-in." Most of the kids are that way on game day.
She has been doing really good since being out of the hospital since 4/27.  She had another bronch on May 18th and we are still awaiting the fungal culture results.  They were rebronching to look for mold that was seen on a previous culture.  We got preliminary results back that stated there was a fungus present but it was being sent to another lab to be identified.  So I am hoping that somehow it will be something less serious as the geotrichum seen before.
Our Dr at Nemours resigned and we are switching back to Shands CF Center.  We have appointments on July 10 and 11 with CF & Liver Clinics.  I am hoping that all goes well with that.  We got labs drawn today for her appointment with Liver clinic and it was pretty rough.  Ayla's last hospital stay really traumatized her to all things medically related before they even cleaned her arm she was hysterical.
I am anxious to see how the new docs at Shands will want to proceed with the mold that was present on her bronch.
We are looking forward to continuing playing and spending time together this summer, Ayla starts kindergarten on August 15th! I can't believe how big and beautiful she is.  I will update more on the appointments after the 11th.

Autumn is 7 Months!

What I'm Up To:
I am now sitting up all by myself
I am enjoying eating all kinds of new foods
Im nursing 4 times a day and eating 3 "meals"
I am learning new expressions and love to stick out my tongue
I light up when my daddy enters the room
I am sleeping really good and love my bed
I love playing with my sister Ayla
I can sit up in the bath now all by myself with no seat
I love banana
I love my paci
I take two 2 hour naps and sleep about 11 hours a night
These monthly pictures are getting tougher to capture with her being so mobile
What I'm Wearing:
Still in size 3 diapers
A wide range of clothes anywhere from 9-12 months
What People Say About Me:
Everyone still talks about my "Big Eyes"
They are turning brown and are beautiful
That I am such a happy baby
A Note From Mommy:
Dear Autumn,
I can't believe how fast these months are going by.  You are already 7 months old and every day brings a new milestone you are passing.  Pretty soon you will be turning one and not be my "baby" anymore.  You are so sweet and funny in the mornings, we all love to play and snuggle with you since you are so happy.  You love your daddy and he loves to play with you.  Your sister is really loving playing with you since you are more sturdy and now upright.  We are so excited to see what next months brings...who knows...maybe a tooth?!!
Love you so much Bugga-Bugga (thats your nick-name-we don't know how you earned it)