Psalm 139:13-16

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."

Monday, June 4, 2012

Grace is 15 months old!

Wow...time is flying by!  Our baby girl is 15 months old!  When did this happen?  I just blinked!

Grace is doing great!  She is big cousin to baby Lydia.  Her personality grows and grows with every new day.  She is silly, feisty, funny, smart, stubborn, and sweet.

She is eating like a big kid these days.  She eats pretty much everything we do.  We are still working on increasing her liquid intake and weaning her from her beloved bottles.  She still take 2 bottles a day, and we will slowly work to take those away.  She still will not use a sippy cup (she drinks from the edge of a cup), but she doesn't totally refuse it now.  This is a small step in the right direction.  We are still working on self feeding.  We are so not there yet, but I know she will learn this skill when she's ready.  For now, I just feed her like a momma bird!  :)

Grace is so close to crawling on her own.  She just can't figure out her arms.  She reaches for everything these days, so the motivation is there (finally).  The newest skill we are working on is pulling up.  She really is doing well with this, and she is getting stronger and stronger.  Our PT says we will stay with crawling/pulling up for a while.  There is a lot of development that happens with these skills, so we will hold off on walking for a while.  I can't wait to see her cute diaper booty crawling around my house!  Hello, baby proofing! 

Grace is doing great with OT.  She is consistently holding objects for 15 seconds and using both hands to hold a rattle at midline.  These were her long term goals, and they are met!  Our OT is working on her new plan of care with harder goals.  Grace is also easily putting her paci in her mouth, using both hands together very well, and transferring objects from hand to hand.  She also is getting better at not putting objects behind her.  The newest things we are working on is putting objects back in a bowl, taking rings off/putting them back on her ring stacker, and playing with shaving cream/whipped cream.

Other random facts about our 15 month old:
-she wears size 18-24 month clothes and size 5 diapers
-she loves our dog, Maddy
-she is working on saying momma consistently at the moment
-she loves her toy piano, ring stacker, baby, beads, bowl, rattles
-she enjoys watching Dora, Veggie Tales, and Sesame Street
-her new favorite game is "Ride the Little Horsey"
-she takes at least one nap a day, sometimes two
-she loves her blankie and pacis
-she enjoys bathtime and loves playing with her bath toys
-she loves "reading" books
-she recently found the edge of the bed
-she loves being outside

I think that catches everyone up on our precious little one.  Enjoy some pictures!  :)

 Meeting cousin Lydia
This was at the fetal medicine reunion.  Grace loved the Braves' mascot!
Sweet punkin

P.S.  I promise I take more pictures of my child...they are just usually on my i phone!


  1. Wow, Karen, what a beautiful little girl you have; praise God for the decision for surprise! Just thought it was very cool that we also have a Grace Elizabeth...a Lily Grace Elizabeth to be exact. Grace's story has touched my heart, and God will (and I'm sure has) glorify Himself through her in unimaginable ways. My family and I will be praying; may you and yours be extravagantly blessed. Grace and peace are yours in Christ Jesus!

  2. WOW she's doing great.. and so cute!!!!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing!!! She always uplifts my spirits with that beautiful smile :)She is such a blessing!!!

  4. Hey sweet great niece!!! You are growing so much and that sweet, sweet mile just gets sweeter!! I see you are quite an active little girl and have been working really, really hard and it is paying off. Aunt Lesia and Uncle Garry send you lots of hugs and kisses and your other new cousin, Kellianne, says to tell you hello, too!!

    Love you bunches sweet one!!
    Uncle Garry and Aunt Lesia