Friday, January 13, 2017


dear jaya,
today you had your nine month check-up and it breaks my heart to think how fast the time is flying and how quickly you are growing.  i look at you wonder where our little baby went? yet at the same time, it is so fun to watch you learn and grow.  this whole parenting business really is just so bittersweet.  your sisters simply adore you. in fact we all do.  you are a little ray of sunshine in our home.  you are always happy and smiling.  when we were at granny and poppie's house you learned how to wave and every time we would walk into the living room you would wave and say what sounds like "hi." you officially have three teeth on the top and two on the bottom. you have learned to crawl on all fours and pull yourself up and even walk along the furniture.  you do not like to sit still.  you prefer to feed yourself and don't even like for me to break up your food for you.  you are so curious and ticklish.  you have learned to cry when someone takes something away.  you love bath time and splash around like a crazy person.  you get so excited when your daddy gets home. it's the most adorable thing.  just know you melt his heart.  i love you more than words.

2 month stats: 17.5 lbs (30%) and 28.5 in (75%).

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Goodbye 2016. Hello 2017.

The end of our year turned out to be a busy one.  We went sledding, Jaya celebrated her nine month birthday by learning to pull up to standing, Swami and I escaped on a little getaway to San Antonio and then Priya, Jaya and I made a quick trip to Missouri.  2016 was a year full of much joy, happiness, trials and blessings.  It went by in a flash, but we can't wait to see what is to come in 2017.