Saturday, April 19, 2014

Rule #168: There can be sunshine when it rains

My little Aurora is 10 months old. We had her checkup a few weeks ago, and I'm just barely getting a chance to talk about it. The last month has been...horrific. But that's for another post. If I ever stop being traumatized enough to write it.....

On to happier things!

Rory. I love this little girl.

My heart is so full because of this child. She is so happy and so loving, and just SO fun! She's taking after her brothers in being behind in her gross motor skills. Neither Evan nor Graham crawled until they were 10 months and they didn't roll over until they crawled. Aurora is exactly the same. She scooches backwards all over the room when she's on her belly and can rotate herself completely around. She can also rotate while sitting. But she can't quite grasp the moving forward concept. She can get up on her hands and knees, so she is getting close. Truthfully I don't mind that she's not fully mobile yet. It makes my life easier. Both my boys caught up just fine, she will do the same. Someday. :)

Aurora still doesn't have any teeth. But she likes to try and eat table foods. Cheerios, Ritz crackers, carrots, peas, sometimes watermelon. That kind of stuff. I'm still making her baby food, which she loves. She's starting to drink less from a bottle. I can't remember when my boys moved to a morning bottle/night bottle routine. It seems a little early, but what do I know. I can't believe that I can't remember, this is my third baby and yet I have no idea. :) She seems happy and is growing at her slow but steady pace. I'll just take her cues and go from there.

Speaking of growing, here are here stats.

Weight: a whopping 15 lbs 2 oz. (5%)
Length: 27 3/4 inches (45%)
OFC: 17 1/4 inches (45%)

We went from off the charts (really about 2%) to 5%! hehe, she's so tiny! We've FINALLY moved on from 3 month clothes. Yep she's 10 months old and we just barely put away all of her 3 month old clothes. That's crazy.

She's beginning to be a bit of a mama's girl. It's nice to be loved. :) I do hope that she doesn't get as extreme as Graham did though. That boy wouldn't let anyone else do ANYTHING for him if I was around. Ever. It was very exhausting. But for now, it's nice to know that she likes to spend time with me. And of course she loves Alex too. :)

She loves both of her brothers, but she has a special place in her heart for Evan. He puts forth less effort to get the same grins and giggles as the rest of us. She just adores him. The feeling is very mutual. He thinks she's the best thing that's ever happened to our family. He is always talking about the things he's going to teach her when she gets older. I love to see their relationship. I can't wait to see their friendship in the future.

Rory babbles more than my boys did. Definitely more than Evan, and more than I remember Graham babbling. But I could just have a terrible memory. :) She clicks her tongue and makes elephant noises by blowing her own version of raspberries. She's a doll.

She has started "dancing" recently. It's the cutest thing. She shakes her head when music starts playing. I love it!

The last few weeks have been really difficult for me. Spending time with Aurora would soothe my aching heart. It was hard to be away from her while I spent the week in the hospital, but seeing her again helped me feel whole. She's special. That's all there is to it.

Love you Aurora. Thanks for joining our family. It wouldn't be the same without you!

**For some reason you can't actually play the videos. I'm at work now and can't take the time to fix it. Check back later. It's worth it I promise :)

1 comment:

April Weeks said...

She is special. That word gets a bad rap but it is very true in Aurora's case. There is something extra special with this little girl. She has a peacemaker's heart. You just feel peace in her presence.