Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Seven Month Update | Little Love

My baby girl is getting so big and so fast, I need time to slow down like for real. Can someone enact the same curse that the Evil Queen did for Storybrooke?

Everyday Sophia is learning something new and once she learns something, its stuck in her head and she knows she can do it and there is no stopping her! She is one determined little baby and, boy, does she get frustrated when things don't go her way or if she can't get something done fast enough (I wonder where she learned that from?).

In all honesty, Sophia is the spitting image of her daddy but has mommy's personality so prayers appreciated for daddy having to deal with two of me as if you really know me you know I am a high maintenance brat (it's only okay when I say it, fyi). But really, I am learning so much about myself through this little one and is she straightening me out! I am no morning person but now we go for morning jogs about three times a week. I am antisocial but we get out there for play dates and mommy and me programs. I am lazy and love food but I have been active and maintaining a good lifestyle diet. Sophia is making me become a better me and I am thankful for that. The Lord knows just what we need.

Looking into your beautiful eyes and seeing that gummy smile makes my heart grow more. Daddy and I are so lucky to have you as our daughter and we are so thankful to the Lord for trusting us with such a precious gift. I hope I can be an example of the Lord's love for us to you in patience, forgiveness and grace but ultimately I pray you come to know the Lord as His love is like no other. I love you my little love.

Seven Month Stats
Weight: ???
Height: ???
 Head Circumference: ???

Standing while holding onto mommy
Reaching for mommy
Declining others holding her
Pulling up on mommy
Crawling on knees
Lifting herself to stand up on furniture (unstable)
Began Baby Led Weaning (eating finger foods)

First Foods
Apple Sauce
Pizza Crust
Bell Pepper

Feeding herself
Being held by mommy
Staring at people

Waiting to eat
Not being apart of any activity
Not being with mommy

What I Want to Remember
The way she smiles with her eyes
How she lays her head on my shoulder
Her giggles
Her shyness
How she only wants mommy

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Six Month Update | Little Love

I am super late in posting Sophia's 6 month update, she is actually 7 months today but with daddy starting school and mommy being his tutor and editor I haven't had the chance to finish her update although it has been drafted since she was 6 months.

It's been 6 months or 26 weeks or 184 days since I have had this beautiful little girl. That's half a year and if this half has speed by I can't even imagine how fast this next half will flash before our eyes. Before I know it you will be a walking and talking full functioning human. The days seem long but the weeks are speeding by. 

Sophia, my love,
You have been a complete momma's girl these past few weeks and even if it can be tiring I wouldn't change it for the world. I know how it feels to be without a mother and I don't want you to ever feel that pain so I will sit her and cuddle you for as long as you need me no matter what. Some may call you spoiled but I know there is no such thing when all you need is motherly comfort and I will continue giving it to you for the rest of my life.

Six Month Stats
Weight: 15 pounds 9.6 ounces
Height: 25 inches
 Head Circumference: 16.5 inches

Sits up unsupported for a few seconds
Beginning stages of crawling via scooting
Army crawling

Hearing "HI!"
Being held by mommy

Waiting to eat
Not being apart of any activity

What I Want to Remember
The way she smiles with her eyes
How she lays her head on my shoulder
Her giggles

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Teaching Our Daugthers & Week 10 of A New Lifstyle

To help me stay accountable, I decided to share my newly vowed healthy lifestyle by documenting it here on a weekly basis. I hope you decide to follow along so we can cheer each other on and be an inspiration for one another! You can also follow along on Instagram with #howstormiegothergrooveback or on Snapchat (stormieariel). I also share the foods I am eating on both social media sites, for quicker reference on Instagram search #stormiearielkitchen

Sunday - Skipped
Monday - Rest Day
Tuesday - Interval Run
Wednesday - Skipped
Thursday - Skipped
Friday - Short Walk
Saturday - Skipped

I decided to change this series up a bit as I know it can get boring for some to just read what I am doing to get in shape, like yay for you but how does that benefit me type of thing. At least that's how I feel reading certain fitness posts on other blogs and it makes me feel worse about myself for not having the same dedication and I don't want that for my readers. I want ya'll to see real life and be inspired and to inspire me as well. I want this entire blog to be a two way street where we can benefit and learn from each other. With that being said, I had a little inspirational moment that happened to me and decided for now on I will share those with you all when I share my fitness progress to hopefully inspire you as well.

There I was standing in my closet pondering what to wear and body shaming myself for not being able to fit into most of my pants and than I turn around and see my beautiful 5 month old daughter sitting in her walker staring at me in awe and it made me stop in my tracks. 

Is this really what I am teaching her? 
To shame her own body. 
To look at every single one of her flaws.
To throw fits because she is not "perfect."

I want my daughter to never feel ashamed to be in the body she is in. I want her to love and nurture her body and treat it as a temple. Yes, I cannot fit into 80% of my pants but my body did an amazing thing of growing that beautiful baby and I wouldn't change that for the hottest body. I had a major reality check in that moment and although I know I will still struggle in shaming myself, I will fight to love the body I am in as I am working for the body I want. After all it gave me the best gift, a child.

Ladies, lets vow to be an example to our children, to our daughters to love their bodies and find their confidence in Christ and not in vain things such as weight or body type but in Him who intricately created us in His Image. I know for myself, this is something I will struggle with but I am willing to fight for my daughter's sake. Are you?
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