Sunday, January 30, 2011

I Can Roll!

On Friday, January 28th, Savannah Kate rolled over for the first time!  I had her laying in the floor on her stomach under an activity gym and she kept rolling over on to her side, but her arm would get stuck under her body.  This activity gym is her absolute favorite thing right now so I think she was pretty determined to get on her back so she could see the toys.  Mimi and Pawpaw had come to visit and we were all watching her and talking about how it seemed as if she was trying to roll over.  Before we knew it she had figured out how to move her arm out of the way and rolled over onto her back!  It was so funny because it really seemed to surprise her and she immediately started laughing.  I hurried and grabbed my phone and captured the third roll on video.  I think she will enjoy tummy time a little more now that she knows how to get back over to her back :)  When she's on her back she can get get half way over, but not a full roll yet.  It almost looks like she's doing side abdominal crunches.  She really seemed to be working on this yesterday so I'm sure it won't be long...



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Monday, January 24, 2011

First Christmas

This post is way overdue, I'm desperatly trying to catch up on my blog.  It's so easy to get behind since Savannah Kate seems to keep me pretty busy.  Our first Christmas together was so fun.  I was more excited about opening her gifts then my own and loved getting her dressed in different Christmas outfits.  We spent Christmas day at my parent's house and then headed to Tenneessee for a few days.  I have lots of pictures - I just couldn't resist.  We talked about how crazy it is that this time next year she will be running around and opening her gifts by herself!  I can't wait! 

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Mimi introducing Savannah Kate to Alvin

 Leaving for our Christmas road trip

 She just couldn't stay awake


 New toys!

 Her favorite thing about this shirt was that she could chew on the red bow




Santa

Savannah Kate met Santa for the first time and she did great.  She actually met two different Santas.  One here in Dallas and the other in Bryant at my sister's school.  We couldn't get her to smile, but atleast she was awake :)



Savannah Kate and her cousins Carter, Caden and Charlie

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Christmas Card

First Christmas Card:



Amber McAdoo of McAdoo Photography took these beautiful pictures and designed this Christmas card for us.  This is just a scanned image so it doesn't do justice for how amazing it really looks.  I just loved the Santa suit.  I have that picture blown up so that I can get it out at Christmas every year.  I realized that now that I have a child Christmas cards are a whole lot more fun to put together :) 

I also have the picture of Savannah Kate on the couch with the red bow blown up and it's now hanging in our living room.  What I love most about this picture is that I have a maternity picture of me laying on this exact same couch when she was still in my tummy.  I couldn't wait to meet her then and now can't imagine life without Savannah Kate.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sleeping in the crib

The night before leaving for our Christmas break we decided to let Savannah Kate sleep in her room in her crib for the first time.  It was really strange for me not to have her right next to me that night.  She had been sleeping in her pack-n-play next to my side of the bed ever since we brought her home from the hospital.  I got up to check on her a couple of times, but she slept great.  I think she loves her crib.  Ever since then she has slept in her crib every night and is sleeping great.  At 9 weeks she was sleeping 8 hours and then within a few weeks she was at 10 hours most nights which has been so nice!  It had been so long since I'd slept a full night.

Here's some pictures I took of her first night in the crib.