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what 10 months looks like

10 months looks like this: lots and lots of walking (!!) 

i really can’t get over how mobile she is. She is getting faster every day!

Cora at 10 months:

  • loves to walk!
  • wears size 12/12-18. she just seems really long
  • loves to eat big people food! baby food? don’t give me that stuff! i want something to pick up like the rest of you!
  • says “doggy” and “daddy” ALL the time. they do sound slightly different, but she says it when she sees one of them… (or a horse, that’s a doggy too. or a strange tall man in the parking lot wearing glasses, that’s daddy too. lol)
  • wrinkles her nose and sniffs when somethings kind of funny…it’s so hilarious
  • thinks climbing the stairs is a game because one of us goes running to catch her and pick her up when she starts. she is getting so fast and just gets so excited for us to come get her! shoot!! how do i fix this?!
  • was a total ham for this photoshoot
  • has 5 teeth
  • loves her “Pat the zoo” book! she brings it to me and giggles. totally melts my heart.
  • still ADORES big sister. and wants to play with whatever big sister is playing with…so it begins.
  • dances when daddy plays guitar. her dance moves consist of squats. it’s so cute.
  • is still so LOUD when she wants something!
  • knows “all done” in sign language…but i’m pretty sure she thinks it means- “i’ve finished everything on my plate so give me more.” so when i ask her if she wants more she keeps doing it and just gets louder. it also means, “get this baby food out of my face NOW mom”
  • claps to music in the car or when sister sings
  • puts EVERYTHING in her mouth(still). as quick as she can. she is starting to be so sneaky about it and then is also a PRO at hiding it from my finger trying to fish it out. dude, when will this end?
  • this month has been much better for sleep for us. thank the Lord. she can usually go right back down with a little pat about once a night and then wakes up around 5 for a quick pre-breakfast before getting up around 6:30. so that is WAY better then August! seriously, we are PTL over here.
  • she is such a sweetheart!

 

  i mean, look at that face. such a ham.   Stop growing! just stay this sweet and cute and snuggly! ok…maybe we want you to learn how to master the stairs but then seriously, stop it. we adore you so much! i can never get enough snuggles in because you just want to move move move!

we love you, Cora!!

xoxo-kimberly renee

ps. if you want to see Sophie pictures at 10 months, click HERE. you will note, i was still able to get a laying down picture with her. she had barely started to walk at 10 months.

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Corinne is 5 months old!

 she is such a sweetheart. i am so in love!

At 5 months Cora:

  • weighs 16lbs 14 oz (wow!)
  • wears  6-9 months…9 month pants really fit best because she’s so long.
  • smiles a lot!
  • giggles at mama and sister the most
  • has been sleeping more consistently this week from 10-5/6
  • started oatmeal cereal this week! was not that impressed but gets excited every time we talk about trying it again
  • loves loves loves to jump in her jumper!
  • is drooling like crazy. oh boy, when is that first tooth going to pop?
  • giggles at peekabo -which is pretty much what we did with the camera to get her to smile in so many of these photos!
  • is super ticklish and it’s so funny to me!
  • still rocks tummy time and has *accidentally* rolled over a few times! (i say accidentally because she doesn’t know how to do it again after she does it)
  • has the yummiest rolls and i love to kiss her all over!

 she has such a sweet disposition. she can get loud- REALLY loud! but it’s only when she wants to be heard and not too often. haha.   soooo sweet…  and then the smiles stopped…   …  and we were just done with smiling and being happy and the whole camera in our face… it’s my birthday i’ll cry if i want to…

haha, oh sweet thing. i love your mad face.

xoxo-kimberly renee.

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we rock tummy time

 obviously after the 4 month photos everyone is convinced Cora rocks tummy time. but in case you need more convincing. here’s a few more images of her just rocking it.   yup. you’re a rock star Cora! 

xoxo-kimberly renee

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her baptism

Sweet little girl was baptized a couple weeks ago. it was sweet and beautiful that her daddy was the one to do it!

i know there is so much confusion and disagreement about infant baptism, but i really liked what the pastor(ahem, my husband) said that morning. i just thought he explained what infant baptism signifies so well! i wanted to share it with you:

” …baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament, ordained by

Jesus Christ Himself. By the act of baptism, a person becomes a part

of the visible church of God, for it is a sign and a seal of the covenant

of grace for believers and their children. As a sign it proclaims God’s

forgiveness and our redemption in Jesus Christ. And as a seal, God

marks us as adopted children of our heavenly Father. It indicates our

engrafting into Christ, our rebirth, the remission of sins, and our ability

by the power of the Spirit to walk in newness of life. (Book of

Worship 3-2)

For infants in the Old Covenant, circumcision was the outward sign

used to indicate that a child was part of the visible church. However,

in the New Covenant, under Christ, the sign of circumcision is

replaced with that of baptism. When an infant is baptized, it does not

save. It signifies instead that God’s pursuit and work in our lives

begins before we are ever aware of it. And it also seals the infant

within the covenant promises of God, being raised not as a stranger to

the Gospel, but being taught the good news of free and gracious

salvation in Jesus Christ, a privilege to those within the church.”

“It signifies… that God’s pursuit and work in our lives

begins before we are ever aware of it”

i mean, that, right there is where we praise the Lord for God’s pursuit of each one of us. we can not save ourselves. amen?! 

Cora isn’t being raised as a stranger to the gospel. we pray that every day the gospel is evident in our home and in our church. the gospel means that, daily,  we recognize that we are sinners and need Jesus’ saving work on the cross.

in our  home, in our relationships with each other, in our parenting… we are not perfect. we need Jesus. may it be so clear to our girls as they grow up.

  

thank you for letting me share that special day with you all!

xoxo-kimberly renee
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Cora at 4 months

last week sweet sweet baby Cora turned 4 months old. 4 months. i know i’ll keep saying this, but i can’t believe it! it’s going so fast!

my sister, Becca, was here to help me get the photographs. it was fun to share that with her. also to have her help getting Cora to smile was such a treat. can you come back every month for photos? 

let’s just get this out of the way, THIS PHOTO:  

it’s my favorite photo for today. i am so in love with this sweet thing.

Corinne at 4 months:

  • blows lots of bubbles
  • is 15 lbs 14 oz. (77%)
  • is 26″ tall (94%)
  • rocks tummy time!
  • watches her sister with an eagle eye
  • is actually pretty serious and it’s hard to get a smile, let a alone a giggle. but those giggles are the sweetest ever.
  • she is ticklish already!
  • is SO chatty. (put really only in private, she’s introverted i can already tell. lol.) she wakes up and just starts talking and singing and gets louder and louder and louder!
  • plays so well in her little play gym and on her bouncer seat. she is very good at grabbing things!
  • she rolled over last night. (technically a few days after she turned 4 months old, but oh my word, i couldn’t believe it)
  • drool monster

making noises and spitting. ha. so are we done with this thing or what? ok mama, i’m done with tummy time.

i love her happy grin  kick kick kick we are excited!   bubbles! nonstop! 

we love you sweet sweet girl.

xoxo-kimberly renee
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catching up on Cora’s photos {month 2 &3}

that time i started blogging again and then stopped for OVER a month.

shoot. yup. that happened.

there are many reasons that happened. maybe i’ll share some of those reasons soon, maybe i won’t. but first things first. updated baby pictures! because, um, yea, that’s the most important thing at the moment.

i am doing a combined 2 &3 month post because i just never got the photos uploaded until now for her 2nd month and also her second month photos didn’t turn out well which I’m so disappointed by.   at 2 months Cora:

  • weighs 12 lbs 13 oz and is 24 inches long (that is 85% and 95%!!)
  • sleeping 5-7 hours at night!
  • wears 3 month clothes
  • is pretty serious. she smiles but it’s so hard to catch it. she has lots of deep thoughts
  • getting rolls!
  • coos and likes to have her belly rubbed
  • talks to her toys on her little play gym. what is that thing called? she is very entertained.

this is as good as i got. she wasn’t in the best of moods, i wasn’t in the best of moods, somehow every single other photo from that day is blurry. sad day!

but then her three month photo shoot turned out a lot better:

at 3 months Cora:

  • is still shy with her smile, but starting to share it more!
  • sings and talks to me… a LOT. she has lots to say when her sister is quiet!
  • has giggled, but only for me. daddy hasn’t heard it yet!
  • wears 3-6 month clothes
  • has the sweetest disposition (mostly)
  • sleeps 6-8 hours at night typically
  • adores her sister and watches her constantly
  • likes pat-a-cake and other songs i sing to her. she really lights up!
  • loves her cloth diapers. i finally got my act together to start using them again.
  • is very LOUD. she screams way louder then Sophia did, but not that often and it usually means she doesn’t want anything except to be swaddled and put to bed. once we figured that out, it’s easy enough. just trying to understand the screams took a while. haha.

Corinne Hope, we adore you. our family is so much MORE beauti-FULL because of you. more full of  love, more full of laughter, more fully joy, just more. and i praise the Lord for your sweet little heart.

xoxo-kimberly renee

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one month of baby Cora

excited because i was SO late in getting back to the blog i wanted to get these 1 month photos up as quickly as possible. i’m going to attempt to do photos every month like i did for Sophia. i mean, we have all the onsies, as long as she doesn’t outgrow them we are good!  (i really want to get back in the rhythm of taking monthly photos and taking more photos with my camera rather then just my phone. i am out of practice though!)

i can’t believe how fast time has flown this time!

smiles-closeup

Corinne Hope at 1 month

  • 10 lbs 8 oz {2 lbs in 1 month! woah!}
  • 22.5″ long.
  • starting to smile
  • stresses mama out with not pooping every day. i was assured this is completely normal but then when we do…it’s an event. apparently this also attributes to why she gained 2 lbs in 1 month! she’s just been soaking up every nutrient she can! lol.
  • wears 0-3 month size clothes…not for much longer it seems
  • loves watching her big sister
  • tolerates being held by big sister
  • LOVES to cuddle!
  • sleeps at least one 4 hour stretch at night
  • takes really good naps
  • is overall just a sweet little thing.

yes a little blurry but had to share that sweet face

1-month-girl 1-month

hi-sister oh hi sister

mama-what-is-that-big-black-thing  not sure about that big black thing in my face

smiles she’s working on that smile!

sticking-tongue-out super-girl what-are-we-doing

love you baby girl. i’m so thankful for all the cuddles this first month of your sweet little life!-mama

xoxo-kimberly renee
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