Happy New Year!
Uncle Alex Jamie Daddy's kisses
Hello All! It's been awhile, but we're still alive. Just wanted to give you a few updates on our baby girl. She is now 5 months old - can you believe it? It goes so fast! Everyday she is growing and learning something new. She's a chatterbox - talking all the time. We've been trying to get her to say mama or dada, but she has combined the two and said baba - so sweet, not wanting to hurt either one of our feelings. Although, the past week I'm pretty sure she's said mama (don't tell Patrick ;)). She can turn over all the way now -from back to tummy and back again. But she HATES being on her tummy for more than a minute, so she usually stops rolling halfway to avoid it. She's a smart cookie. We took her to her new doctor (who we love, which is such an answer to prayer) on Tuesday for a check-up. She has had a bad cold for the last week, and we wanted to make sure she was doing better. Paige is such a sweetheart that she hasn't let her runny nose and bad cough affect her cheerful mood. We really are blessed by this joyful baby girl. The doctor said she is perfectly fine, and now weighs 15 1/2 pounds - a normal healthy weight. And she is now 29 inches long - an extraordinary height for a 5 month old. In fact, 29 inches is the normal length for a 12 month old. Maybe she'll be a model. She is such a sweet little blessing, and teaching us something new all the time. Oh! And she finally was able to meet her uncle Alex! Grandpa Dex, Lita, Alex as well as cousin Ashley and Ray came into town for the Cotton Bowl on January 2nd, and Paige got to meet them all. We had so much fun with them! Then she was able to meet our dear friend Jamie last Thursday when he came through town, and we're looking forward to her meeting a lot more family next week at Alyssa's baby shower.