Happy Halloween

October 31, 2007

I took Melissa to the Fall Festival at our church. Paul and I didn't buy her a costume this year, but next year she will have one. Melissa did have on a cute cat hat that got a lot of people telling her she looks so cute in that hat. I took a picture of Melissa and her "boyfriend" Garrett (who is 2 months old) at the festival. Melissa and I didn't stay long, but she was taking in all the people and loved being outside. It was a beautiful night in the 70's.

My first Halloween gift!

My Aunt Cynthia and Uncle Steve sent me a gift that has a talking pumpkin and lots of fun cd's! The cd's have fun songs on them like "the wheels on the bus" and then some hymns! They also sent a cd that is about the story of Thanksgiving. This is something that my dad, mom and me can listen to every year!

I love my talking pumpkin, my mom took a picture of me with the pumpkin.

A Perfect Fall Day!

We took advantage of the Fall weather this past weekend. It has been in the 70's during the day and the high 40's at night. On Saturday we took a family walk at one of our favorite parks, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. Melissa loves to be outside. We don't know what we are going to do when it starts to get colder and we can't go on our walks. We love this time of the year, the weather changing and getting ready for the holiday's.

Having fun with my friend Kealyn!

October 24, 2007

Well mom took me back to the pumpkin patch to hang out with my friend Kealyn. We didn't stay long, it was very windy. Mom said it reminded her of being in West Texas with all that wind. Kealyn and I had fun for the short time we where there. Here is a picture of us.

Melissa's 4 Month Check Up

October 22, 2007

Melissa had her 4 month check up today along with 4 shots! Her Doctor is very pleased how she is growing and doing almost everything a 4 month old should be doing. She hasn't master rolling from back to front, but I bet in a couple of weeks she will be doing that.

Melissa has gained 4 lbs since her last visit in August. She is weighing 15 lbs and 4 oz (90%) and has grown 3 in since August, she is 25 in (75%)

Melissa 4 months old

October 17, 2007

Today Melissa turned 4 months old. From the other post you know she has been very busy! Still not sleep during the day, but sleeping all night. Melissa has her 4 month check up on October 22nd, and we can't wait to see how much she weighs and how long she is. we can tell by her clothes she has grown a lot.

Dear Melissa,

You are 4 months old today and it's also a year ago tomorrow that your daddy and I told our family and friends we were going to have a baby! We couldn't have been happier that day when we told them the good news. From the being you have given us joy. I can still remember the first time daddy and I saw you. You where only the size of a grain of rice but your heart was beating so fast. We had tears in our eyes and a big smile on our faces. As you started growing daddy and I couldn't help but wonder what you would look like, would you be a boy or a girl? Everyday for me was new. I also remember the first time I felt you move around. I was at work drinking a Sprite and there you went moving around. I wasn't 100% sure that was you, but the next day you did it again. Daddy remembers the first time he felt you kick him. He had a big smile on his face. He would read to you every night when I went to bed, he wanted to make sure you knew his voice. As it started getting closer to your due date I would find myself sitting in your room wondering what type of mother I would be. Well I guess I'm doing good so far.

When the day came for me to go to the hospital I was so ready to hold you in my arms. I remember your first cry! I was also crying with joy. I don't remember holding you for the first time, thanks to the drugs I was on, but I have picture of us.

Melissa you are a blessing to us. Every day and month you just keep changing. You are getting a personality and have a pretty smile. When we found out you had CF at 2 weeks old I was in shock, I just new you would be free from CF, but you aren't. We are going to everything we can to keep you well and live a long life.



Melissa's 1st Pumpkin Patch

On Saturday October 13, 2007 we took Melissa to her 1st pumpkin patch. The pumpkin patch is located in Flower Mound Texas http://www.flowermoundpumpkinpatch.com/directions.html. She was into all the people and and loved being outside. Melissa like feeling of the pumpkin's. I wish it was cooler on this day. It was about 87 degrees outside so much for fall. I wanted to dress her up in overalls, but that might have to wait until we go again with our friends Lena and Kaelyn next week.

My new toys

Well I have found my feet! I found them last week around October 9, 2007. I haven't started putting them in my mouth, but I'm sure that will be soon. I still like chewing on my hands every chance I get.

Melissa Laughing

Melissa has started laughing more and more. The other day I need to finish folding clothes so I brought her into our room and sat her in her bombo seat. She started laughing when I would hold up a shirt. Here is the video I took of her laughing.

Sleeping through the night and Teething!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Well it has been 4 nights that Melissa has slept all night long. We put her down around 8:15pm and she wakes up around 8:00-8:30am. I don't want to get to happy because I know that things will changes! I'm just happy that I'm getting at least 8 hours of sleep again! I think I know why Melissa is sleeping longer she is scooting all the way to the top of the bed and sleeping in the corner. She will stay there all night. Hey what ever works for her!

The last couple of weeks Melissa has been chewing on anything and everything, but it all goes to the left side of her mouth. She has been cranky then usual so I thought I would call the Pediatrician and ask him about teething. The nurse called back and I told her everything that Melissa was doing and she said it sounds like teething. She said we could give her some baby orajel if we feel like her gums are hurting her. The other day she had chewed so much that she started screaming so I gave her some orajel and it help. It feels like her top left gum is swollen. I know it could take months before the first tooth appears! I will keep you posted if we get a tooth soon!

I love Bath Time!

I love to take my bath at night! I get mad when daddy takes me out to get me dressed!

Playing instead of Napping!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Melissa is sleeping well at night on her tummy, but when it comes to sleeping during the day that's a different story! She thinks she needs to only take 3-4 30 minute naps. When she wakes up from her naps this is what I find!

Happy 40th Birthday Daddy!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Today is a very special day, my daddy turn 40 years old! He tells me that this is one of the most special Birthday he has had because I'm here to help him celebrate. Daddy I want you to know that I love you so much and I wish you a Happy Birthday!

My mom took me to have this special picture made just for daddy! If your not a Spurs fan, you will be one after you see my cute picture.