our little girl, you are full of giggles but have a serious side coming out too. i love your drive and the chilled out way you wake up and just chat to yourself or practise your ‘exercises’! you are more than halfway through your first year and you are such a big girl going to daycare three days a week and taking it like a champ. just remember you don’t need to grow up too quickly… Continue reading “bethany: seven months!”
bethany, at four months you…
bethany at one month
has put on weight for every weigh in
is a little grunter
has a strong neck and likes to look around
gives smiles easily (especially to her meema)
the longest sleep so far is 6 hours!
loves her big brother, looks around and smiles at isaiah
likes to go in her capsule and falls asleep in the car easily
loves her hands and not to be swaddled
enjoys her bath time, kicking her feet in the water
what a month it has been! so many precious moments. we were so anxious to meet you and once you were forced out (mummy’s waters were broken) you came quickly. you have impressed everyone with your attentive nature and gorgeousness. we love you more than words our girl.
so many moments, phone calls of encouragement, coming to my music concerts growing up, reminding me of who i was when i really had lost it, pointing out the important things, building my faith, thinking through tricky scenarios, prayer walks along the beach, our memorable trip to taranaki and that goat, giving me away to be married… so many countless moments.
we were a team, when i needed her most she has always spoken into my life and given me reassurance, sometimes thinking i am crazy but giving me confidence any way.
like the song says her hope she gives to me.
please listen, it’s a goodie…
i love you with all my heart mum.
vb – thrives, thriving, thrived, throve, thrived or thriven
1. to grow strongly and vigorously
2. to do well; prosper
i feel like my goal is to bring life into the situations i face. to see the positive and aim to sew seeds of hope and support to loving life in the now. it’s building on what took place last year, focusing on being grateful and rising up from some dark places.
ones from previous years:
it was a memorable christmas celebration with time at the hubbards and a gathering of my family at our abode on boxing day.
the cousins together, isaiah calling jed ‘eddy’ and my sister friend melissa visiting from korea were a few great things thrown into the mix!
we loved hosting and sharing our favourite spot, enjoying our bbq on the grass (which will soon be an extended deck area) and enjoying the breeze under our big tree.
lots of fun memories to hold of our first christmas celebrations in kerikeri.
a portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2015.
isaiah: enjoying shirley hughes’ story collection with ma, engrossed in the story.
shot on a canon 450d with tamron 18-200mm lens
our boy is cheeky, fun and so interactive right now, he loved being on the train and let’s us know he is three now! he had his ‘jump off’ from his daycare on thursday last week which means he will move onto the 3-5 year old place within the same care provider, this will start in late january.
it’s awesome to see his character really take shape and realise he is so capable in lots of ways. we can have our challenges too and are learning to set strong boundaries and good routines. being consist is the key!
we love you, isaiah kenneth. you make our days so much brighter!