Since Mother's Day we have been very busy. Mom-mom & pop-pop Kresge came to meet Annabelle for the first time Thursday and stayed till Monday. The weather could have been better but we had a couple nice days before the cold. We had a wonderful visit despite the cold temperatures and they got to spend time with their only granddaughter. Over the weekend she started picking up her legs & head together, I think she is getting ready to roll over any day now.
Sleeping is still going very well. She had a few fussy days over the weekend with all the commotion of having a house full of people but we got back on schedule Monday. Last night she slept 10pm - 7:45am which I believe is our longest night yet! She may have been catching up on sleep from the weekend or maybe going through a growth spurt. As of last week we are officially done with breastfeeding. It seemed like she was gaining weight much better on the extra calorie formula so I decided it would be best for her to switch over to 100% bottles. It was a hard decision but I felt it was almost selfish of me to continue when she needs to gain weight and move up that growth chart. I froze almost 60 bags of breastmilk so I can give her one bottle a day for the next two months to keep her getting those ever important antibodies and I add formula to it so she is getting the extra calories too.The biggest news this week, on Tuesday when she was doing tummy time she decided to work her legs and start creeping toward me! I couldn't believe it, then she did it again. She hasn't figured out what to do with her arms yet so she is only moving herself forward a little then her arms get stuck behind her. I tried to get her to do it again last night after Brian came home but we couldn't get her to. I guess I have to keep the video camera on hand to catch these things when they happen the first time. Lots of pictures this week. You can tell how much our temperatures varied by what Annabelle is wearing from sleeveless to long sleeves & jackets! I also set her up at Brian's desk to get some work done. It's like she knows she is sitting in daddy's chair because she sits up so straight like she is really proud! There are also a couple pictures of her with daddy playing in her room last night and one of her with Mom-mom Danya.
Annabelle is adorable in every way. I can see how much happiness she has brought to you, Brian, and to her families. We enjoy seeing the photographic history of her progress, and we are so happy to see how quickly she is learning. Our best to the three of you!Winnie and Bill
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