6 Months

I can not believe my baby girl is 6 months today! I know every mother says this but I seriously want time to slow down! It seems like she is learning to do something new everyday! She is such a happy baby and loves to laugh and smile! My favorite new little things she has started doing is shaking her head and blinking big when she is trying to fight sleep, hugging my neck, and making the "cute face" (sucking in her bottom lip and grinning)! Heart=Melted! She is rolling all over the place and really really wants to start crawling! AND the biggest milestone of the past month was sitting up! She can now sit up on her own with me close by to catch her when she occasionally topples over!

She weighs 14 lbs and is 26.3 in long! She has moved up to 15% in weight and is 70th percentile in height!

-Stomping in the wet sand and shallow waves at the beach
-Floating and splashing in the pool
-Me! She is in a mommy's girl phase and will cry and reach for me when other people hold her!
-Playing with water bottles
-Eating baby food! Her favorites are sweet potatoes, bananas, and pears 
-Throwing toys
-When daddy gets home from work! It is the cutest thing watching how excited she gets when he comes through the door!
-Jumping! She loves to jump on my lap while I'm holding her!
-Grabbing and chewing on everything

My First Mother's Day!

My first Mother's Day was such a fun (and busy) day! Being a mom is the most wonderful gift and I am so thankful everyday for our little blessing!

Started out the day with a sweet orange roll Jake brought me in bed!

My sweet husband also gave me the most beautiful ring! It's Ivy's birthstone! 

I also loved the beautiful flowers from husband and baby! Jake said he picked out this arrangement because he knows I have a basket obsession!

 Mother's Day was also baby dedication day at church! 

I was a little stressed because you never know how a baby will act in front of a crowd, but she did great!

 After church we went out to lunch with my family and Jake's family! Ivy sat in a highchair like a big girl for the first time!

 I absolutely love the Ralph Lauren dress she wore to church! 

 I also have to brag on my dad and husband for working hard in the heat to rip up all the ugly plants from the builder and planting some pretty wave petunias, zinnias, and soft touch shrubs! Our yard is still a work in progress but this helped it look a million times better! So thankful for them!
To top off the day we devoured the cake my in-laws gave me!

Ivy's 5th Month