12 months

Well, here we are. Our last monthly photo shoot EVER!! Samantha at 12 months…

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Maxwell at 12 months

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and Spencer at 12 months

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This baby is just a JOY. A happy, giggly, easy piece of pie!  except for maybe during the 5:00 to 6:00pm hour! :)

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Showing off her 4 teeth!

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She’s a talker and has clear words – MaMa, DaDa, No No (complete with head shake and wag of finger!), Nigh Nigh (for night night), and Bye Bye. She can also sign for “more” and almost has “please” down too. She can patty cake and blow kisses and click her tongue and charm anyone she wants!

12 mnth skb

skb 12 months

skb 12 months

She’s a great sleeper – still taking 2 naps a day – around 9am and 1pm. She goes to bed around 7pm and gets up around 6:30am. She’s still nursing 3 times a day but loves her food too! Butternut squash, apples, chicken salad, cheerios – she eats it up!

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She’s not that interested in any of her toys – she much prefers to empty out the craft cabinet or pull things off the shelves of the pantry. She also loves to go poke around whatever her brothers are doing which produces many “Baby Noooo!” screams!

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(I mean…that profile!)

She’s not walking yet but pulls up on everything and cruises all around the furniture. Nothing is slowing her down!

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I love her. I love her so much. I know I keep saying this but I just can’t believe she’s real and she’s mine. We made it through the first year and I can’t wait to see what this little girl does in all the years to come!

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So, now we say “See ya!” to the monthly photo shoots!

12 months

Yep, bye-bye!

bye bye

bye bye

We love you sweet Samantha!!

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Happy 12 months!

All the monthly photo shoots of all 3 babies here!

11 months

Sweet Samantha is 1 month shy of a year! How can she already be 11 months old?!

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Maxwell at 11 months

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Spencer at 11 months

She’s a happy, happy baby. Just smiling and giggling lots. She’s a good talker – Mama, Dada, nigh nigh for night night. She’s got lots of tricks too – she can blow kisses, stick her tongue out, wave bye bye, patty cake. She loves to have her belly tickled and she loves it when I get right in her face and kiss on her nose!  :)  Spencer and Maxwell can always make her laugh!

11 mths skb

11 mths skb

She loves her little sheep blanket in her bed and chews on the ear every day. She takes a paci at nap and night and always goes to sleep without a fuss. She wakes up between 6:30 and 7:00 and then takes 2 naps around 9:00 and 1:00. She goes to bed around 7pm.

11 mths skb

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She’s a crawling machine and can make her way to where she’s going FAST! She’s pulling up on all the furniture and is starting to cruise around things.

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She’s still nursing 3 times a day and is eating all kinds of food. She’s really been a good eater (yay!) and has liked just about everything I’ve given her. I’d say “na-nas” are her favorite though!

skb 11 mths

skb 11 mths

I’m just having the MOST fun with a little girl. Several people have said she looks like Spencey. She definitely does – but I can see some Maxwell in her too.

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I just love my baby girl and am so thankful she’s mine!!!

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Happy 11 months Baby Mantha!

10 months old

So, I know I said Thanksgiving recap was coming but you’ll have to wait a little longer because today we need to celebrate 10 months for Samantha!

10 mths

She’s a JOY. Just a true treat. She’s such a happy little girl and is always so smiley and agreeable…well, except when she wants to be picked up. She does like to be held a lot but that’s quite alright with me!  :)

Maxwell at 10 months

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Spencer at 10 months

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She’s taking 2 naps a day – 9:00 and 1:00 – and goes to bed around 6:45 at night. She sleeps like a champ and always wakes up happy and just plays in her bed until someone comes to get her.

10 mths

10 months

She’s nursing 4 times a day and eating real food at lunch and dinner. She’s a GREAT eater and will gobble up anything I give her. She has 2 teeth on the bottom now but, believe me, she doesn’t need many teeth to get that food in her belly! Favorites are baked apples, bananas, butternut squash and muffins and waffles. Yum!

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She crawls everywhere and gets there fast! She’s pulling up to standing to check everything out. She’s not cruising around furniture yet but I’m sure she will be soon.

10 mths

10 months

She belly laughs at her brothers and giggles when you pat her belly while changing her diaper. She loves loves bath time and will even stick her face in the water to blow bubbles! She says Da Da and Bye Bye but says Ma Ma more than anything! Music to my ears!

10 months

She’s a happy, sweet little girl and I am so, so, SO glad she’s mine. We love you Baby Mantha!!!

10 months

You are our favorite little girl in the whole wide world!

9 months old!

9 months old already?! What?

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I know…I can hardly believe it either. But, it’s true. My sweet, happy, kissable baby girl is 9 months old!

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Spencer at 9 months (please go look at his eyelashes even then!)…

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and Maxwell at 9 months

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It’s fun to go back and read the 9 month updates on the boys because things are so similar now. Samantha naps 2 times a day – 9:00 and 1:00. She goes to bed around 6:45pm and we get her up around 6:30 am. She has her pacis and her lovies and couldn’t be happier in her crib. We always say she’s having a party in her bed! She’s nursing 4 times a day and is starting to eat real food despite having no teeth yet! So far, bananas have been the biggest hit but she’s also gobbled up butternut squash, muffins and a variety of other things.

9 months

9 months

She’s a crawling machine. She can get on all 4s and will get across the room in no time. Her favorite thing to go get are her brothers’ stinky dirty shoes on the floor! eew!

9 months

9 months

She really is happy all the time. Well, except when someone besides me tries to hold her! :) She’s definitely on a momma kick and I don’t mind one bit. She’s my best girl.

9 months

She’s developed the cutest little giggle and laughs the most at her silly brothers. Spencer can especially get her going. He loves it when I put her in his bed with him. He’ll get right in her face and always say “tap tap baby!” I have no idea what that means but it’s really cute. Both he and Maxwell just think she’s the best thing in the world. They’re very protective of her too and help me watch her to make sure she doesn’t get herself into trouble. I hear “no no baby!” a lot!

9 months

9 months

Hanging with Honey Bunny!

9 months

9 months

Her best trick right now? Waving bye-bye! She waves all day and it is precious! I think she even said bye-bye the other day while waving! for real!

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Every day with this bundle of love is better than the last. We are so, so thankful to have Baby Mantha in our family!!

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We love you sweet Samantha!

All other monthly photos.

8 months old!

Samantha turned 8 months old on Sunday and she’s the sweetest, happiest little 8 month old girl ever!

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I remember LOVING this age with both boys too.

Maxwell at 8 months

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Spencer at 8 months

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8 months is just full of chubby, happy, sitting babies! :)

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Samantha has a very happy disposition and only cries when she wants to be picked up. Now, she does like to be picked up a LOT, but that’s ok! She’s nursing 4 times a day and getting some baby food at night. We’ve given her a few finger foods – mainly puffs and yogurt melts – and she’s loved that. She’s a great sleeper – takes a morning nap at 9:00, an afternoon nap at 1:00 and then goes to bed around 6:45pm. She sleeps all night long and when we go into get her around 6:45am, she’ll just be playing in her bed and greet you with the biggest smile!

skb 8 months

skb 8 months

I’ve said it before, but it’s true – no one makes her smile bigger than her brothers. She loves when they play and interact with her. Maxwell swears he’s heard her say “bruva”.  :)

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This baby is also on the move! It may not be a pretty crawl yet, but this baby is crawling! She can get from one side of the room to the other with no issue at all doing her fancy army crawl using one elbow and sometimes even her head. She’s getting up on her hands and knees a lot and will be crawling like a big girl in no time. We really need to get out those baby gates! I can’t leave her alone for a second…especially not on a chair. She’s going….

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going…

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and then gone. Yep, she busted on the floor before I could catch her and ended up with a red head.

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Not to worry though, after a little love from Honey Bunny…

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she was happy again!

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I could not love this baby more. She is special and she’s mine and I’m so grateful.

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Happy 8 months baby girl!!

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We love you!