14 Months Old – The 411

My baby is 14 months old already! Where does the time go?

Here are a few Halloween and beach pics :

Beach Baby – The 411

We are finally back at our Fall/ Winter/Spring home.  Baby Girl is enjoying frolicking on the beach with her Grandmother and I.  

My daughter LOVES water ! She is not much of a fan of the sand shifting / sinking under her little feet.  She reaches for the waves and walks towards the ocean.

Yes, she is walking now !  She started 2 wks after her birthday.

We are on our way to Disney for the weekend to celebrate the baby’s first birthday.  We postponed due to family drama and then the hurricanes.  We are looking forward to meeting up with some friends who flew in for the weekend and having some fun.  I am hoping tje anticipated rain takes a turn and goes elsewhere.

First Birthday -The 411


My little Queen is ONE YEAR OLD !!!
We started our day in new pjs and having breakfast.

I ran out to pick up her baked goodies for the party and then to pick up my nieces and nephew.

My niece does event decor so she designed and decorated for baby girl’s safari themed birthday bash (part one).

Next we took the party to  two bedroom suite at the Embassy Suites for a pool party and sleepover.

Baby Girl had a blast playing with her cousins and friend. 

This morning we came home and my sister haf prepared a huge breakfast for everyone and we are now trying out different sippy cups since bottles now have to go bye bye for good.

My baby is not so much a baby anymore !

Happy Birthday CGB !!

Fifty-Two Weeks -The 411

Tomorrow, my little Queen will be ONE YEAR OLD !!!!!

We have made it a whole glorious year.  I can not believe a year has passed.  

She has grown into a beautiful little spirit. She has the right balance of sweet and fiesty. Lol.  

I can not wait to kick off the celebration which will culminate with a trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom with my whole family !!

I am beyond blessed to be the Mommy of this little angel.  She is definitely my mini me. 

Fifty Weeks -The Miscalculated 411

I realized last week that I had skipped week 44! I have been miscalculating my baby’s age.  She is 50 weeks old today.  

I can not believe that in a mere two weeks, my baby will be a one year old !

Here she is playing with an early birthday gift from two of our friends. 

We have started potty training and she has pee-pee’d in the potty three times now !  She gets a kick out of the cheers the seat gives as she uses the potty.  The first two times the chimes scared her. 

Snuggle time !

Swim lessons !

Our 11 month pic.

Forty-Nine Weeks Old – The 411


Can you believe in 3 short weeks, my little angel will be a year old?

Wow ! Where had the time gone?

I still have not found a surrogate who can carry for me.  I so want another baby ! I have had a few dreams that baby girl had a baby brother and I can see the face so clearly.  I am not certain if that is God trying to tell me something or not…. 

My daughter is a handful all on her own so we are good for right now ! 

I am trying to learn how to control her little temper without having to resort to popping her legs or hands.  No means absolutely nothing to her ! This baby is soooooo me ! Lol. 

Eleven Months Old – The 411

Can you believe that it has been eleven months since I was sent to the hospital, straight from my 36 week MFM and OB appointment, to prep for a cesarean birth of this precious angel?

Eleven months ago !!

I am still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that I have a baby girl.  She is a culmination of my every dream come true. It still feels surreal.  

I lie still at night in the wee hours and watch her sleep.  I sit in awe of God’s grace and His gift to me.

My daughter has met and exceeded all expected milestones, despite being born a month early.

She will soon be walking unassisted.  The only thing she has not gotten yet is teeth.  For a baby who has been teething since two months old, I fully expected to see two teeth spring up on the bottom by now, but no such luck. Teeth will poke through the gums when they are good and ready. 

Babies look so funny when teeth start coming in anyway so I should be more patient.

I still can not believe that in a month I will be celebrating my daughter’s first birthday. One whole year ! Unbelievable. 

Forty-Seven Weeks On The Outside – The 411

This week, baby girl had a ball being tortured with trying on Grandmom’s new wigs that came.

She hates when you place hats, wigs, or headbands on her head !  She snatches them off almost immediately so you have to have the camera ready. Lol

Above, I caught her standing but she refuses to take a step when summoned.  

I do not think it will be long before she will be brave enough to walk unassisted.

This week we celebrated the last day of radiation therapy for my mom.  Now she starts infusion therapy of a new drug protocol next week.  This infusion will be done every three weeks for the rest of her life.   

Things were looking up this week and she thought she could breathe a sigh of relief until yesterday she learned that my grandmother’s evil sisters are still targeting our family behind my grandmother.  My grandmom lives with my mom’s brother now because her dementia has progressed.  Her sisters were trying to get their hands on my grandmother’s money and trying to change her insurance beneficiaries to themselves.  They kept accusing my mom of abusing my grandmom and once the state investigated, it was determined to be unfounded on two occasions and the investigator from the area agency on aging stated that they realized that my aunts were doing this out of malicious intent and they would not be entertaining any more complaints.

That was three years ago almost.  Keep in mind we have not seen nor spoken to any of them, not even my grandmom because my aunts turned her against us.  Now they are back at it !  I ask for your prayers as we go throught yet another legal battle with these demons.  I will update more later…