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Cheyenne’s 5 month "birthday"

Today was Cheyenne’s 5 month “birthday”!! I can’t believe it has been 5 months since my little angel was born. 5 months ago right now (11:30 pm) I was pushing with all of my might so I could see my little girl. I had been in labor all day and was ready to finally see the little miracle that had been growing inside of me for 9 months. I was told when I found out I was pregnant (at 12 weeks along) that it was a miracle that she was still alive. Not knowing I was pregnant, I had continued using my birth control, been going out drinking occasionally, and had a kidney stone and been on pain killers, antibiotics and had a CT scan done. So the doctor told me that if anything was going to happen, I would have already lost her, so the fact that she was still there meant she is a fighter. So she is my little miracle baby…

I also had a test done that indicated a possibility of Down’s Syndrome so I worried about that through the duration of my pregnancy. Then with everything that happened in my personal life, with Troy leaving at 5 1/2 months along, and all the emotions that went along with that, there was a lot of stress during this pregnancy and I frankly was ready for my little girl to make her appearance.

She finally got here and she was the most beautiful baby girl I have ever seen. I have enjoyed her every day and loved watching her grow and learn.

She is now eating her cereal like a big girl…she opens her mouth and takes her bites like a champ!! She has started on oatmeal cereal in the last few days and she loves it. It seems like she has started eating better since I started feeding her the oatmeal and I don’t know if it is the oatmeal, or just the fact that she has been eating for a while now.

I just realized today that she doesn’t make her “mad face” anymore. She used to get this little frown on her face just before she would start crying or fussing. It was one of the most precious things I’ve ever seen.

But she is growing in so many other ways. She’s rolling over from back to tummy, eating cereal and oatmeal, making all kinds of sounds including squealing, growling and spitting…she has developed an interest in the dogs and anytime there is a dog around, she loves to reach out and “pet” it. Her idea of petting is to grab and pull. But it is so sweet and luckily Buffy doesn’t care too much. She just lays there and takes it….

I will never get back the last 5 months and I will never have them again, but I have many many more precious months and years ahead and I look forward to every second of them all!!

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Cheyenne’s 1st Halloween

Cheyenne had her first Halloween this year and she was absolutely adorable!!

She started her day out by playing with her pumpkin (which is almost as big as she is!!). She just kind of looked at it at first, but then she liked it and started touching it and laughing. She thought it was neat!!

Then after dinner, Cheyenne got her costume on and we had picture time!! I was trying to stand her up in the chair to take a full picture of her costume, and she fell over and landed just like this and didn’t move. She wasn’t quite sure what to do with this costume…

We did finally get a good picture of her standing up in the chair…her little legs are so strong and she loves to stand….

Then she fell down again, but she managed to give me a big smile!! She was getting a little more comfortable in the costume.

Then we went out on the porch and Cheyenne sat with her pumpkin.
We didn’t go trick or treating, but she dressed up and we passed out candy to the trick or treaters that came to the house.
Then we went to Mimi & Pop’s to “trick or treat” and visit for a while!! It was a great night and she was the cutest little cheetah in town!!