Thursday, January 31, 2008

Moriah Update

Moriah has been having trouble eating lately. She was a very scheduled baby and like clockwork she wanted to eat every 3 hours and she would drink really well. Since Christmas though she has not been as predictable. Sometimes she wants 2 ounces and sometimes she wants 6. Sometimes she will go 3 hours and sometimes 4. She has also started the 45 minute napping and everything I have tried will not work to help her nap longer. poor girl. Anyone have any advice? She tried rice cereal today for the first time and seemed to really like it. She kept going for the spoon and wanting more but she didn't quite get how to swallow it. She started to get better the more she had. It was fun to see her try something new. I have been trying to stick the the Baby Wise and Baby Whisperer program and have Moriah eat, play and then sleep but these short naps and periods of non-eating kind of have thrown her regular schedule for a loop. Thank the Lord that she is still sleeping through the night.
At her 4 month check up last week she was 12 lbs 12 1/2 ounces and 24 inches long. She was in the 50th percentile so I am not worried that she isn't growing, I just hate her fighting me on eating. Where did my predictable baby go? By two and a half months she put herself on a schedule of eating 8, 11, 2, 5, 8, and 11 and taking a great 2 1/2 hour nap every afternoon with short naps throughout the rest of the day. It was so great! I guess my mom was so right when she told me once I had her figured out she would change again.
It seems like she can do something new everyday. I love watching all her little new things and getting excited for her. I think it is such a blessing to be able to be home with her and spend every day with her. I have to keep remembering that she is my daughter but not really mine. I have been given a gift from God and trusted to raise her in the Lord. Wow, what an awesome job! I feel like I have no idea how to do that. I am struggling now with if she is getting enough sleep and enough to eat, I can't even imagine when I have to worry about the things of life...oh my goodness, boyfriends! One thing at a time though, I am not going to worry about tomorrow. I am so glad that I don't have to do it alone. God has been so gracious to me so far and He will guide me. Not only that but He has given me an awesome husband who LOVES to be involved with Moriah. I am also so blessed to have the support group I do of family (especially my mom, who I sometimes call 10 times in one day) and friends. Praise God for knowing exactly what I need and speaking to me not only through His word but through the awesome people he has placed in my life.
I am open to anyone who wants to offer any advice or share their baby stories with me. I love hearing about other's experiences so I can either copy them and try it with Moriah or learn what not to do if they had a bad experience with something.
I hope all of you are having a great day. I am so excited about Lost tonight!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Nathan is here!

Moriah has loved playing with her Uncle Nate the past couple days.  I am so glad that he was able to come visit us.  

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Play Day

So yesterday we had fun at a birthday party. Here is Moriah all dressed up, so cute!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Taggie Fun

A friend made this for Moriah and she has been in love with it the last few days.  It seems like it would be pretty easy to sew.  It is just two sides of fabric and ribbon.  She really likes the way it feels and chewing on it.  Thanks Melanie for the great toy!

The Roll Over

Moriah has mastered rolling from her tummy to her back!  She has been rolling over for about a month and a half but her movements have gotten much more controlled.  She is growing up.

Dinner at the Clacks

So last night we had a great time at dinner.  Our good friends the Clacks invited us over for stuffed shells and chocolate cake.  It was delicious!  Moriah had fun just hanging out and seeing Jamie's boys, Aidan and Jude.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Moriah Loves Daddy!

Zack got to spend some quality time with his family today.  Moriah had fun dancing with Daddy and really is the apple of his eye.

New Friends

So I have been praying for Christian friends in this area.  God is so good and has answered my prayers over and over again.  I have been really blessed to have my friend Jamie here.  She lived in Korea with us and moved here in August.  I have been praying for God to continue to bless me and He has heard my cry and provided me with a new neighbor.  On New Years Eve we had a knock on our door.  It was our new neighbor needing some help.  As it turns out they are Christians and so nice!  I am looking forward to getting to know them.  Not only that but Moriah got a new friend this week and with her new friend came some of our old friends from Korea.  
When we lived in Korea we were friends with Kenny and Nicole.  They had a little girl, Faith, in June and just moved here this week.  It has been fun hanging out with them again and having our little girls meet.  I am so excited to have them here.  Praise the Lord for being such an amazing provider.  

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Ah, back on schedule!

It has been so nice the last few weeks to have family visit us! I already miss them being around. Moriah was so great about being passed around and loved all the attention. She got used to being held though, and by the end of my parent's visit she was over the top. My sweet baby who is so great about falling asleep on her own and sleeping through the night vanished, replaced by a very unhappy baby who refused to sleep during naps and at night. Now that we are back on our normal routine, she is back, PRAISE THE LORD! She still isn't sleep through the night again but that will come in time. I am excited about what 2008 had in store for my little family. We are getting more and more settled here in MD.