This is a long one but I have a lot to say so sit back and get comfy if you're going to read it.
Some of you knew that Taeya's only surviving great-great grandma wasn't doing well lately. She had an infection in her leg and would have to have it amputated to save her life. She chose not to because she lived a long, full life and didn't want to go through something like that. She passed away this past Thursday. If you'd like to read more about her, click here. About two months ago, she mailed me a beautiful little dress that her daughter (Taeya's great Grandma Joyce) had worn as a baby. She asked that I take a picture of Taeya in the dress and send a copy to both of them. I took the pictures and planned on sending a nice copy to all of the grandma's for Mother's Day. When I found out Grandma GG didn't have much longer to live, we took the photos to the post office and sent them to her quickly to ensure that she would be able to see them. She was able to get the pictures in time but I am sad that I never got to meet her and she never got to see her only great-great grandaughter in person.
It was one year ago tomorrow 5.11.07 that I found out that I was expecting. I think it's pretty neat that the one year anniversary falls on Mother's Day. (Last year it was 2 days before Mother's Day and we told all of the family on Mother's Day). It seems like so long ago now. I was reflecting today on all of the morning sickness I had for all of those months. It's so wonderful NOT throwing up 24/7 anymore and having the reward of a beautiful, healthy baby to love and cuddle. It has been a wonderful journey and I have loved every minute of being a mother. Some days are harder than others but all are rewarding. Each evening, after Taeya is asleep, I love to walk into her room and touch her softly and thank the Lord for her. I am truly blessed to be her mother.
While on the sleep topic, Sarah M. asked how sleeping through the night is going. Taeya is doing very well for the most part. When she occasionally wakes up a few hours after going to sleep, I've been putting her pacifier back in and handing her the little bunny she loves to cuddle while she sleeps. Almost every-time she goes right back to sleep without needing anything else. Most nights, she's been sleeping from 7 or 8 all the way until 4 or 5:30. At that point, I've been giving her a quick feed and putting her back to bed. She then wakes up between 7 and 8:30. So, she's been sleeping longer and is only eating a small amount once a night. Seems like progress is being made. I'm happy with it anyways.
Notice anything different about Taeya? She had a big day today. The first thing we did was go to a local free fingerprinting, carseat check for kids at a local dealership. We originally went just so the sheriff's dept could check our carseat to make sure everything looked good with how it was installed. We weren't going to do the fingerprinting because we assumed she was too small. They said if she was at least 3 months they could do it so we had it done. She did fine but cried because she didn't like her hands being held still.
We then got our carseat checked. Everything looked fine but she cried during this too.
As I blogged about awhile back, we wanted to get Taeya's ears pierced before she got too old. I had forgotten about it for awhile but remembered this week so we decided to do it today as well. She cried when they were being done but calmed down very quickly afterwords. Phil and I think they look very cute and they look like they're positioned well...no mistakes for which we're thankful. The lady piercing her ears had lots of practice and did very well with Taeya. They gave her a certificate for being brave. I think it's funny because it says "This award is presented to Taeya B. C. for very special behavior while getting your ears pierced." Hahaha Very Special Behavior can mean a myriad of things! Anyways, it's done, looks great and she doesn't even notice that she has them.