Baby girl turns ONE!

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So our foster baby has officially turned 1!! This will be the last monthly update, and it is kind of bittersweet, because she is the baby in our crazy household!

Height: 26 in.

Weight: 17 pounds 12 oz. (she gained another pound in a month! YAY!)

Likes:
-To be held–especially from mama or nana
-She has still been teething and loving to try different textures in her mouth
-To stand.  Literally baby girl won’t crawl, or walk, but wants you to walk her around all day, lol!
-To be around Brielle.  Seriously the cutest relationship ever!
-To cuddle!
-To do what she wants, without you taking it away from her (even for her own safety).

Dislikes:
– Her hip helpers.  They allow her to sit straighter and work on being in the 4 point crawling position, but she does not see the benefit in wearing them at all.
–To be left alone.

Teeth: No teeth! I am amazed that she still doesn’t have any!

Language:
Spits bubbles now, says hi (still working on the wave), dada and trying to do more sign language!

Milestones: She celebrated her first birthday, and first St. Patrick’s Day!

Upcoming:

Family visit (2 hours every week, on Tuesdays)

MD appts: All of her specialist are complete for another 6 mo. and finally finished her last MD appt. this morning with her 1 year well check! Such a busy month!

Bi-monthly visits with ECI team

Monthly visits with team (now just legal worker and case worker)

Now I will leave you with some adorable pictures of the party! (the faces are blurred due to them being my foster children and it’s against policy to show their faces)

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She loved trying cake for the first time at her party! It was so cute to see her lick her fingers!

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I loved that we got to celebrate this amazing “First” with her, and LOVED all of our family/friends that got to attend (over 40+ people!) and come and meet all of our children for the first time!!

©2017 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

February family day=beachin’ it!

So it’s been so long since I have been on a roll with blogging and I just feel so rejuvenated and inspired lately (it might have to do with the fact that my parents watched my 3 littles–3 years and under for a couple of days).

In February, we celebrated one of our middle children, turning 6! We wanted to do something extra special since he hasn’t really ever gotten a proper birthday party, and he loveeees the water, so we thought taking a trip to Corpus Christi, Texas was a must!

All of the kids had a blast playing in the ocean the first day we got there..  I wish I were brave enough to capture the sweet moments of true happiness while they were playing, but I was not too brave to take my camera out around all that sand.

The next day, we packed up ALL of the kids (even picked up my niece and nephew since it feels like it had been forever since we had seen them) and made our way over to the aquarium for the day!

It was SO much fun to see all the kids explore all around the aquarium and touch stingrays, see an amazing dolphin show, see a huge crocodile up close and personal, and an amazing bird show (plus so much more!) I was so glad we got some new updated family photos as well because they will ever be this small again, and our journey is definitely something worth documenting!

Enough typing already, I will just let the pictures do all of the talking, and I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!♥♥

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©2017 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved

 

 

11 months and said dada!!

Of course this post is a day late, because.. well, life has definitely been hectic around here! My eight year old just ended basketball today (and starts baseball tomorrow with my 6 year old) and my three year ended cheerleading! I think Shane and I are already needing a break from all of these sporting events, lol!

Baby girl has made so MUCH growth and improvement over this last month, and I will leave you with all the little details below:

Height: 24.5 inches

Weight: 16 pounds 13oz! (Almost to 17! We will see how much she weighs at the doctors tomorrow)

Likes:
-To be talked to (she smiles SO BIG if she knows who you are)
-She has still been teething, but the drooling has decreased dramatically!
-To eat, she is getting more baby cereal + baby food at times, and drinks her bottle every 3-4 hours when she is awake.
-To be with people.. she doesn’t like to be left alone.
-To cuddle with Daddy  (and Papa).
-To roll… anywhere and everywhere.

Dislikes:
– Cold water touching her body..
– Sitting for too long.  Her hips hurt her too much.

Teeth: No teeth! She literally has the cutest gummy smile!

Language:
She said DADA!! On the day she turned 11 months old.. how crazy is that?? So amazing that my mom caught it on video –of course while I was at work! 😦

Milestones: She celebrated her first Valentine’s Day

Upcoming:

Family visit (2 hours every week, on Tuesdays)

MD appts: Dev. Specialist for Synergis shots (last one on March 9th), Cardiologist, Pulmonologist

Bi-monthly visits with ECI team

Monthly visits with team (now just legal worker and case worker)

Visit with WIC

Visit with Pulmonologist

I wanted to leave you here with a couple of cute pictures!!

©2017 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

Now she is 10 months old!

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So, as a mother to five children, I definitely forgot to post baby girls 9 month update (granted.. it WAS on Christmas day, but still…) so excited to be celebrating some major milestones since the last update, and post some cute pictures of baby girl (even if they are blurry)!

Height: >24 inches

Weight: 16 pounds 3 oz! (She has gained a miraculous 4 pounds in 2 months! Amazing)

Likes:
-To be talked to (especially from Brielle)
-She has still been teething.. on everything!
-To eat–baby girl loves her bottle every 3 hours, but boy does she freak out when she doesn’t get it on time.
-To be with the people she loves the most.  She knows her people and her family so well and it is just amazing to see!
-To cuddle with Daddy.. seriously the best thing about not breastfeeding our own baby (since she is a foster child) is that Daddy is on night duty!
-To play on the floor piano we got her! It’s so precious to see her little legs kick away!

Dislikes:
– Tummy time. She hates it with a passion!
– Sitting.  She loves to stand, but baby girl doesn’t quite understand that we must conquer one thing before the next.

Teeth: No teeth! Teething gummy machine it is!!

Language:
She is starting to understand when I am signing “milk” which is awesome, and I am going to start doing other signs pretty soon. She doesn’t quite understand “eat” “more” or “all done” yet.

Milestones: She celebrated her first Christmas and New Years and about to celebrate her first Valentines Day! So fun!

Upcoming:

Family visit (1 hour every week, on Tuesdays)

MD appts: Dev. Specialist for Synergis shots (In Feb.)

Bi-monthly visits with ECI team

Monthly visits with team (now just legal worker and case worker)

Visit with WIC

Visit with Pulmonologist

I wanted to leave you here with a couple of cute pictures!!

©2017 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.