Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rice Cereal....

Gentry has now had her first taste of rice cereal and I am not so sure shes a fan quite yet... infact I think we managed to get most of it all over her face and not so much down her throat... but thats ok she will get the hang of it in no time! 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Changes and 4 month check ups... dun dun dun

you guessed it, yesterday was the dreaded day for round 2 of shots... screams were heard from miles away! to say Gentry was a wee bit unhappy with our choice of activity would be an understatement... she was IRATE, but she managed to jump back into her happy self shortly after...

she now weighs 14lbs 12 oz-- (doubled from her birth weight of 7lbs 11oz)
she is now 25 and 1/4 inches long
and is in both the 75% for weight and height!

tonight we begin solids... this should be fun seeing as how she has just recently taught herself to blow spit bubbles... I forsee rice cereal making its way to my face in the near future...

its crazy how fast these 4 months have gone by... when people tell you "cherish this time they grow up so fast" they arent kidding! it seems like just a week ago we were bringing her home from the hospital and waking up around the clock to feed this baby that I felt like I was just babysitting... turns out it wasnt a babysitting job- it was permanent and I am so thankful it was... I love Gentry to pieces and fall more in love with her by the day...

the highlight of my day is the moments I see that sweet gummy smile followed by giggles - to say I am cherishing these times doesnt quite get the point across... these moments are what make me thankful that the Lord could grant me with such a sweet and precious gift! For our family- yes I hope there will be more children in our future, but there will never be another Gentry Emerson Reynolds in these precious moments because she is growing up day by day, and while I am so excited to see the future with her, its tough letting go of the past and knowing shes just gonna get bigger from here!
Gentry Day 1

Gentry 4 months later

Sunday, January 23, 2011

We are BACK!!!

oops I have completely forgotten to update this... so here i am! it has been a busy and exciting 4 months in the Reynolds house.. we are loving our sweet little girl and she finds new ways to amaze me daily. she is full of life, smiles, giggles and love. I am really enjoying being home with her all the time and feel extremely blessed that I have a sweet husband that works so hard to provide for us. bottom line WE ARE GRATEFUL!!! being a mom has been a fun, exhausting, and rewarding job. she really is a easy baby! since 7 weeks old she has slept 12 hours a night, this has been a blessing to mom and of course the bags that used to be under my eyes :) I look back on the long 9 month journey that I took to get this precious gift. Its hard to remember the 22 straight weeks of puking a minimum of 6 times a day, the many sleepless nights, or the large amounts of discomfort. All i see is pure joy as I reflect on the 9 months that lead to this sweet little life. I am so thankful that the lord saw me through each of those moments and blessed me with a healthy, happy and precious little girl that I love more and more each day.

on a side note...with much thought and prayer Phil and I have decided to start moving towards trying to relocate to Nashville. Many things will need to fall into place for this to happen, but we know that if it is meant to be the Lord will open all the right doors! It will take us selling our home here in Charleston, Phil finding a great job, and us stepping out on a huge leap of faith and trusting the lord that this is what is best for our family. either way we are ready to see where this journey can take us. We are excited about the possibility of being closer to my family and the new opportunities that this can bring us.... Operation Nashville-- Underway :)