Holy Cow!

Posted by Emily , Friday, April 5, 2013 7:00 AM

Sage at one week old:

Sage at twelve weeks old:

An Update

Posted by Emily , Thursday, April 4, 2013 10:40 AM

It's been a while! Our internet is still out, so I have to scavenge for access.  Sage has been growing like crazy and is getting smarter and smarter every day!  She smiles at us every morning and even laughs a little bit.  It's more like a squeal but it's starting to turn into more of a giggle.  She is so sweet.  She loves it when I sing to her and make her legs "dance." 

Sage got to meet all of her cousins on the Miller side in March when Matt's sister Amanda brought her family back to Missouri.  Here they are all together:

I don't think the babies knew what to think of each other.  Molly was very interested in Sage. All three of the babies were very calm and sweet the whole time - hardly any crying!  We were so proud.  They look like they are all about the same length, but Layla (middle) is the heaviest and Wes has the biggest feet.  I think Sage has the biggest head. 

Sage weighs about 12.5 lbs right now and is still growing fast.  She is getting really good at holding her head up but still hates tummy time.  We put her in the Bumbo seat a couple of times in the past week and she slumps over a little but really seems to like looking around and seeing what everybody's doing.

I've gone back to work and so we started her at daycare on the 11th.  We HATED the daycare center in Fulton, so we took her out and I spent my spring break finding a new place.  We started her at a home daycare in Columbia and we like it much better, although I did like it better when we could share the responsibility of picking her up and dropping her off.  Now it makes most sense for me to do it all since I am only about 7 minutes away.  Anyway, since we started at daycare she has not been sleeping as well as she was before, and Mom and Dad are feeling pretty ragged.  Hopefully she will adjust soon and go back to sleeping 6-7 hours at night. 

In other news, she is starting to enjoy baths a little more now that I've figured out a few tricks to help keep her warm.  She's even smiled at me a few times in the tub!
So fresh and so clean!

We also took her to church for the first time on Easter Sunday.  She did great and only cried a little at the end.  I was a little afraid she would belch or fart loudly during a quiet moment, but she held it in.  She is a champion gas-passer, my baby.  We didn't get a picture of her alone in her Easter dress, but we did take a few family portraits:

When I get a chance I'll post another collage of her weekly pics thus far.  I can't believe how much chunkier she is now than five weeks ago!