Wednesday, April 06, 2011

What We've Been Up To (And MILESTONES!)

My Mom, youngest sister, and second youngest sister (I am the oldest of 4 girls) and her husband came to visit for a few days--and left yesterday.  It was so nice to have them here--to meet Beza--and to, you know, enjoy our most awesome company. ;)  My Mom is one lean, mean laundry machine and garbage guru. (Thanks, Mom!:)

Here are a few pictures from the past few days (Thanks, W!).

Uh-huh--that is one spectacular pose, girls!  My look-alike sister plays one mean game of hide-n-go seek--a fan favorite in these parts.

My mom paid them each a quarter to get this pose. ;)  And is it just me, or with that expression would T look really good with a can of spinach?

GrammyKathy and Beza

Also, over the past week and or so, little Beza has been reaching some major milestones.
 Since we've been home, Beza has been growing in her ability to crawl backwards.  A skill that proves excellent for getting stuck under almost all of our furniture (poor girl.)

Though, from the backwards crawling, she has mastered how to go from laying down to sitting all by herself. :)

And then on Monday she took some of her first crawls forward!  She takes just a few at a time--but I'm sure that within a few days she'll be unstoppable.

It's still a bit brisk here, but on Sunday, Beza had her first swing "ride."  
Oh, she loved it!

And she has finally started to eat "solid" foods!  Baby cereal is so not her favorite.  But she seems to like the fruits.  (Unfortunately I don't have any of those classic baby-food-all-over-the-face photos just yet. :)

Right now we're trying to reduce her night-time feedings.  After the first week and a half at home she started waking up almost every 2 hours to eat.  Over the past 2 nights she's woken up a little less and we're trying to give her way less to eat in the middle of the night.  Hoping that soon, just a good snuggle and knowing that we're near will help her go back to sleep. :)

And, that's a lot of what we've been up to. :)


  1. what an adorable family! Love the popeye face too!

  2. Love it and love that you are from a family of four girls! My husband and I have four girls 6, 4,2, and 4 months. Thanks for letting us in on your adoption journey! It gets us so excited to meet our next.

  3. How sweet!!!! Love all the pictures...can't get enough!

  4. I just did a TON of catching up on your blog.... lots of smiles and tears on this side :) SO happy for you all <3