Oh, My Winnie… four months with you

No. No, no, no, no. There is no way we have already had another month with this sweet baby. It was seemingly overnight that she grew and is no longer all arms and legs. She has some serious weight to her and is starting to outgrow some of the 0-3 month clothes that she JUST started wearing. The scrawny little thing I brought home back in September is growing into quite a little meatball. Time really is just flying, so this momma is really focused on celebrating all of our “every days” – I live in fear of time passing me without realizing it’s happening.

She practiced her sitting up this month, as well as her standing. Yes, as much as I want to keep her my immobile little baby forever, I fear the end is near for that. She pulls up on our hands into a standing position almost any chance she gets. That’s not to say that she has any kind of balance yet, but the strength and desire are both there, so it may not be long. She has also begun to scoot some when on her tummy. So, walking or crawling… either way, here we go.

She’s attached to her momma and daddy in a big way. We are her people, and she knows it. She will let others hold her, but it’s not uncommon for that to only last a few minutes. She’s become opinionated on the matter, and she doesn’t shy away from letting people know it, usually breaking out the sobbing without warning. She also doesn’t shy away from letting her daddy and me know when she’s not feeling something we’re doing, like when it’s time for bed and she just doesn’t think she’s ready. This little stinker of ours will often make any kind of noise to keep herself awake in protest.

She had her first Christmas, and her momma and daddy celebrated in a whole new way. We’ve never had as much fun as we had this year… even if Winnie slept through most of it. Lol, I know that each year will be even more fun than the one before, and we can’t wait. Except that we can because we want to hold on to this time with her forever.

No one can prepare your heart for what happens when you bring a new little babe into your world. Four months later and we still don’t have the words. Jimmy and Winnie, month 4 And now, January 3rd, this tiny one is 4 months old.
She’s extraordinary, and it’s beautiful. It’s strange how our hearts will often hurt from how much we love her. We’re overwhelmed by the gift that is every day with her – she’s magical, and we’ve never been happier. more Winnie…
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  • Today, while we shot birthday photos for this girl (I can’t believe she’ll be two in a few weeks 😱😭), we talked about aunt Sallie and how today is her birthday. The irony that we’re planning a birthday while mourning a birthday is not lost on me. But I know that Sallie would love that we’re celebrating her through celebrating our girl. 🎈 #ohmywinnie
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we made an unpopular decision a few months ago by getting rid of almost all of our social media and keeping Winnie as far away from it as we can. and it’s been so rewarding. 🙌🏻 Winnie still gets shown off from time to time, but keeping our real lives with her off of this app (and Facebook, Twitter, etc) is one of the best decisions we’ve made as parents.
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“When it comes to our kids, we are in the midst of a ‘large uncontrolled experiment’.” Technology (ie, smartphones and social media) is the only thing that we throw blindly at our kids without knowing how it will impact their futures. I’m not saying our choice is the right choice for everyone, but I am saying to do your research. #ohmywinnie
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Fall mini sessions will take place on 10/6 and 10/27. Both will be here in Southern Indiana. One weekend might have the option for Christmas themed props, I haven't decided on that part yet (if this is something you would want, comment and let me know which weekend would be better for you). 🎄 If these two dates don't work, don't fret... I almost always open up a third weekend for them once I get the first two booked. 🙌🏻
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  • I have a lot of bad days. I don’t always share them here - maybe I should. or maybe it’s good that I don’t because who wants to hear me whine, am I right? 🤨 it’s just that some days (Sundays) are especially difficult when Winnie doesn’t see Shane even once all day. and you know she asks about him aaaall day. 😩  but thanks to my sweet friends who checked in on me after my post yesterday. you guys are the best and really I’m fine. 🖤 now, if Monday could just get on with it because, ugh, mooonnndddaaayyy. 😒😖 #ohmywinnie
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