Wednesday, July 08, 2009

5 Months Old

My baby is five months old. *Tear* How did this happen? Every time I see a baby who's younger than Annabeth, it freaks me out. She should still be the smallest baby, not the baby who stretches all the way across the whole Bobby pillow! Even so, I wouldn't trade this stage for the newborn stage. Annabeth is so much fun and so sweet at five months. She's such a happy, laid back girl. All you need to do to make her smile is look her in the eye and say something.

I just got done with a little photo shoot of her and Big Pink Bear and as I was looking through the pictures, my heart started to ache. Seriously ache. I love her so much.

While we were in Galveston for the 4th of July, my dad told my mom that he thought Annabeth and I were soul mates. I don't know what made him say that, but it was precious to me. My mom and I are such kindred spirits and we've always been very close. Nothing would thrill me more than to have that kind of relationship with my own daughter. I see a special bond between Jackson and Curtis, too, and I wouldn't have understood it without Annabeth.

Annabeth, at five months old:
-You still sleep through the night.
-You go to bed at random times and you wake up by 8. You lay there so quietly and happily that I don't know exactly when your sweet eyes open for the day.
-You nap 2 or 3 times a day. The times and lengths are different every day. Sometimes I can get you and Jackson to sleep at the same time and that is a bonus.
-You think your brother is hilarious and you love any attention from him.
-You love your baths.
-In a house full of cars, trucks, and balls, you have a few toys of your own. You have a couple of rattles, a plush fish bowl, two sets of keys, and some lovies. You like to hold your lovies and suck your thumb.
-The swing no longer puts you to sleep. It invigorates you! You think it's fun.
-You are so big in your bouncy seat. I wonder how much longer you will be able to sit in it.
-You like your jumperoo, but your feet don't really touch the bottom yet.
-You will sit happily in mommy's lap, which is something I prayed for.
-I think you know your name.
-I wouldn't be shocked if you turned out to be left-handed. I'm sure it's too early to tell though.
-You still favor mommy, but you've stopped crying when you're being held by someone else and you see me.
-Which means you've really warmed up to all your LPM Aunties.
-You know your grandparents and are very peaceful and happy with them.
-You loved girl time in Galveston with Bibby and Aunt Lissa. You did NOT want to go to sleep and miss anything. You sat alert and looked at everyone like, "Okay, let's talk!" You were so much fun.
-You've started to fuss in restaurants. I had to take you out for the first time a couple of weeks ago when we were at a Japanese Steakhouse. You usually make it until right before the food comes and then you start to cry. If I get up and walk you around for a minute, or hold you just so, you will fall asleep and I can put you back in the carrier. No problem!
-You don't have any teeth yet.
-We're working on the tripod every day.
-You're a little more okay with tummy time, but you're still not a big fan. Sometimes you roll over right away. If you don't roll within 30 seconds, you never will. You have not rolled from back to front yet.
-We will start you on cereal soon.
-You have a bald spot on the back of your head. So we need more tummy time! It will go away when you start to sit up.
-You are absolutely beautiful. You look so much like your brother (which means you look a lot like your daddy).
-You smile all the time and do little bitty laughs, but you don't belly laugh very often. When you do it just makes my day.
-You like to crinkle your nose and make a little flirty face.
-We call you Princess Peach, Annabeth Girl, Sweet Sister and Sissy.
-You are loved by everyone who knows you!





You look just like a baby doll in this picture.



















In the last few days you've started to suck on your bottom lip. You look so funny when you do that - like an old lady without her dentures.



You weren't really feeling the rocking chair today.



Special thanks to Nana/Cozy for Annabeth's new bow. She had mercy on me when I struck out two times trying to get the one that was the right color for that shirt. The bow is from Jelly Beans in Springfield, MO, and the bloomers are from Ruffle Butts. Most of the bows I've bought are from Doodles here in Houston. That's probably the number one question I get asked, other than What is it like to be BM's daughter?

72 comments:

jennyhope said...

I so know what you mean. Morgan and I have that bond and I just pray that she will be close to me as she grows older.
Only God could give us these hearts that can love to show us just a drop in the bucket of how He loves us. She is so cute!!!!

Tara G. said...

Amanda, these are precious! And I feel your pain trying to find the right color bow to go with a certain outfit! My youngest looks a lot like my mom and let me tell you, it's the strangest thing sometimes to be looking at "mom's face" and have to discipline her!

Allison said...

I hope you have the same relationship too...as I pray for the same for Miss G and I!!!!

Toknowhim said...

I love what your dad said about you and your daughter...Soulmates...

Annabeth has caught up to the bear :)

Blessings!!!

Michelle said...

So precious!

Marc and Charity said...

I know, how can they can be 5 months old already?!? Annabeth is so sweet and just beautiful! Glad you had a fun, fun time at the beach!

debra said...

She is only adorable. Love her.

Joyce said...

turquoise is most definitely her color...such a sweet post...I have a soul mate daughter and it's the best.

Suzette said...

She is seriously GORGEOUS!!! I'm in the newborn stage right now and love it, but look forward to getting to know her little personality! :)

Patty said...

So...so sweet and precious.
Love,
Patty

Bobbie said...

I didn't think it was possible for Annabeth to get any more adorable--I was wrong! Her eyes are AMAZING! I love the picture of her tucking her bottom lip, she looks serious about something.

I love her cute little toes! Have you ever seen a "baby parts" collage? They are great pictures and to get a close up of their little dimples in their legs and elbows and curly toes, it's so neat.

BTW, I'm thinkin' she's almost the same size as her pink bear!!! I know I won't mention it again, promise!

Jessie said...

she definitely is a sweetheart. enjoy these moment (I am confident that you are) each stage of childhood is my new favorite stage - we'll see if I still feel that way when my oldest turns jr. high age... :0)

Tasha said...

Oh my word.This made me cry it was so sweet!

Kylie said...

what a beautiful angel baby!!

Steve and Cristie said...

So cute! I can't wait for that stage but I don't want to "wish his newborn days away" as my mother-in-law says. Anyway, check out my mom's website....she has a business where she makes bows and all kinds of other things...I can get you a really good discount if you end up wanting anything! www.schoolbows.com

MITZI said...

You've got some beautiful kids. In some shots Annabeth looks just like you. Does she have Jackson's long eyelashes???

N. Toft said...

Love reading your blog ever since Annabeth was born, since my daughter is just two weeks behind her. They are running the same milestones and are pretty similar in a lot of ways (minus the bows...hubs is scandinavian and the southern factor does not fly!) Thanks for the updates on your girl!

Amy said...

You did a wonderful job matching that bow! And that first picture is so gorgeous -- perfect angle, expression -- it's one for the ages. Thanks so much for letting us glimpse Jackson and Annabeth grow up.

Stacie Lynn said...

She is so precious! She looks like a porcelin doll in every one of the pictures!

Amanda said...

oh how I LOVE ruffle butts! It's funny that you said she looks like her daddy because there is a picture in one of your recent posts where she is with your mom, and I thought... Oh my word! They look alike! I don't know if it was an actual physical feature or an actual expression, but she definitely looked like a Moore. By the way, I think one of your posts needs to be about potty training tips and how to get a Little Guy to do his 'bizness' in the potty. I'm out of options and have been in prayer over it :-)

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I think she looks so much like you!

Walker was looking at her pictures last night and said, "That is a PRETTY baby." and then he said, "Gabujuju" to her. Twice he said it. To the computer.

Rhonda said...

My she is getting big. It is hard to believe she is 5 months from this side of the blog world too! Seems like only yesterday we were in San Antonio for the Siesta Fiesta and look here she is - all sittin' up. Time does fly! She will so treasure the blogs you have written to her. They will be a blessing!

Paige said...

She is getting so big...and she DOES look like her brother...but I see her mama in her too!

Blue is her color!

Beautiful!

Taylor said...

Awww...she is so big! I can't believe that! And such a pretty pretty girl!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

She is a doll and I love watching her grow up.

Someday she will be ask what it is like to be Beth Moore's grandaughter. I'm sure her answer will be "all that and MORE"!

What a wonderful heritage!

Lauren Kelly said...

She gets cuter and cuter by the day!!! :O)

tonya said...

Wow, she's growing so fast! She's adorable!

Marla Taviano said...

Oh, this post is just awesome. I heart Annabeth.

I hope she's left-handed!! Is anyone in your family?

I didn't even think to ask you about the bows in my list of ?'s. :)

AKat said...

So cute, Amanda! Annabeth is a doll. I see Jackson, but I think she looks like you and Melissa, too. Those ruffle bloomers are making me want a girl really soon. Ha! I am not going to tell Philip that, though. :)

Cheri-Beri said...

You two probably are soul mates!! I longed to have the relationship I had with my mom with my daughter.

Just a few months ago my daugher (now 11) sent me an e-mail that said I was her best friend. I asked her if she really meant it. She said, "Yes, you're still my mom. And my best friend." *sigh* I pray the same for you!

Tiffany said...

She is the most beautiful baby girl I have every seen!

Moose Mama said...

Just when you think she couldn't get any more adorable...you post these pictures.

I love both of my daughters, but my youngest is connected to me in such a deep way that my oldest wasn't. She still wants to cuddle with me...and she is almost 12. I think we are soulmates too. It's good to be a mom!

Melana

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

What adorable pics!! And I love 5 months. That smile is priceless, sleeping through the night is wonderful and lack of movement is awesome!! :)

Allison said...

Gosh! I cannot believe she is that big already. She is absolutely adorable. I love seeing you as a girl mom. Dix stopped by to visit today and it was fun to see him for a few minutes. Have you given any thought to your pilgrimage to the MSC? Also, you probably didn't think about this, but Bethie might not like being reffered to as "BM" since that abbreviation has some other connotations! Love you friend. Hope to see you soon! :)

Mandi said...

Amanda, all photos of Annabeth are cute but these are some of the CUTEST!!! Happy five months to a sweet angel!

The Barfuss Family said...

I can't believe she is 5 months old! That's just not right!

Kristen said...

Happy 5 months cutie pie Annabeth! I LOVE Doodles bows!

Holly said...

"You are loved by everyone who knows you!"

Now that's the truth!!

You are such a very good Mama, Amanda.

Erin said...

She is so so so precious. It makes me sad that I haven't gotten to meet her yet. We miss you guys!

annalee said...

you have me choked up over precious baby girl. she is such a punkin!

Sturgmom said...

She is absolutely adorable!

My baby girl is 2 and I've ALWAYS thought she could understand what I was telling her, even when she was an infant. It's like we have an amazing connection. So I totally get what you're saying about soulmates. :)

Heather said...

What a cutie pie! She does look like your hubby and Jackson, she is just so beautiful, seriously!! Love the outfit! And I adore that rocking chair she is sitting in. Was it yours, it's great for pictures, one day she will just want to sit and rock her "babies"!

Chelle' said...

Annabeth is just beautiful. She reminds me of my Kylee at that age. She had a bow on her head from sun up to sun down. A little warning for you- in our case as least... those bows produced a GIRLY GIRL!!! (The likes of which you've never seen I'm sure :) But after two little boys in our home- the presence of an "all girl" is welcome!!!

As for your last statement... I'm sure she gets, 'What's it like being Amanda's mom?' ALL THE TIME! I know that's what I'd ask her if I had an opportunity. Escorted by the statement, YOU MUST BE SO PROUD!

Have a blessed day friend.

Spicy Magnolia said...

I love all the photos and reading about your precious baby girl, Amanda. She is truly darling, and I pray the Lord blesses you with a kindred spirit relationship with Annabeth such as you have with your momma. What a treasure you have!

Praise and Coffee said...

SO,so,so,so sweet!!!!
She will cherish these words someday. She gorgeous!
Sue

Fran said...

Those pix of her on her tummy are just ADORABLE!!!! She is so very cute Amanda.

Hugs~
Fran

doo-dah said...

Amanda--
I read often although I rarely comment but just had to today. Your little girl is just precious. I know pink is for girls but the shade of blue she is wearing in the pictures looks great on her.

Big Mama said...

Where did 5 months go? She gets cuter every day!

THE Stephanie said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!

The McClure Boys said...

amanda, i cried reading this post! i know what you mean when you say that annabeth is supposed to be the littlest one...i feel that way all of the time. I think that outfit is my favorite!

Lauren said...

Precious Annabeth, you are stealing all of our hearts!

Susan said...

She is adorable!

Donita said...

I LOVE 5 months old! It is one of my favorites.
She is beautiful!

jenmom said...

Thanks for the info on where to find cute headbands/bows. I have a 4 month old and want to find her some cute bows and things. AnnaBeth is just beautiful!

Erica said...

She is precious, just like her Momma. I can't believe how big she is getting sitting next to that bear. I would love to get together with you all. The girls would have a blast "tending" to her : )
We're on our way to Cristie's today to play with Tyler!

KK said...

She is absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures.
Blessings always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Cheryl said...

What a cutie but oh my goodness....are you sure you didn't photoshop some of Jackson's baby pics? They look so much alike it's amazing!

Kay Altic said...

She is beyond precious friend....Love her so much...

connorcolesmom said...

Love that blue on her!
She is precious!

Theresa said...

OH my gosh...she is too stinkin' cute. Really. I have all boys dang it. I could use a few bows and ruffles around here. Looks like I'll have to be patient for the next generation! I'm a little jealous...of course it's a Godly jealousy :)
Enjoy her preciousness,
Theresa

Tara said...

Happy 5 month birthday, Annabeth! You get more beautiful every time your Mommy posts pictures. I love how blue your eyes look with your pretty dress and bow. And I think you favor your brother too!

PS. My daughter's nickname is Sissy too! Her brother is Bubby. So cute!

Lynn said...

Oh Amanda, she's so precious! Why does she look SO MUCH bigger than she did a month ago?! I think blue is her color!

Blessings to all!

sister lynn

Kim said...

I love the stuff at Jelly Beans. Some of it is expensive, but I love it just the same....

The Self Cottage said...

Amanda, she is so gorgeous. Really looks like her brother except totally girly and sweet! I love the pics! I love her girly bows :)
L

Bev Brandon said...

How could she not just adore you, a mom so full of faith and love, so real with the places in your heart. So willing to smile at the future (Pr 31:20)... yet one who never commits your happiness to the future or anything but living for this moment with your beautiful God Who so pours out.

Kelli said...

Don't sell yourself short, that baby girl may look like her brother and daddy, but SHE DEFINITELY has parts of her mama in her!! :)

Nesha said...

Glad Cozy found the bow because that color looks great on her! I think she is close to taking over the hieght of the bear (hugs).

1) My 11 yr old is now 63 1/2" tall. I am 65" so I guess I will be looking up to discipline instead of down soon. Crazy.

2) I get to babysit a friend's 3 yr old boy and her 3 month old girl 2 days next week. I am so excited! Aunt Nesha spoils them like crazy. My boys do too.

Latte With Me said...

She so precious I just can't stand it! I can't believe how much she's grown!

I think one of my absolute favorite pictures of her so far, besides any of the ones with her big brother, b/c I have a big brother so I understand the fascination, is the one on LPL with her asleep in the pool!

Lauren said...

My, how they grow.

willblogforshoes said...

Wow, five months?! She's so gorgeous, I'll bet you just stare at her all day!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Ava just walked up and said "Is that Annabet?" I said yes, and she said, "Oh my gosh!" Oh, we miss y'all.

katiegfromtennessee said...

Thanks for sharing Little Momma. Knowing that you have that much of a connection with your daughter warms my heart too! She does seem like a really happy baby girl. One of those girls that will enjoy life to the fullest (in a God-honoring way:). Believe it or not, your posts make me look forward to being a mom:)

Blessings to you, ((HUGS)), MUCH love in HIM,

katiegfromtennessee