I've already begun planning Linna's first birthday party! It's unreal to think that we will soon have a one-year-old. Seriously, where does the time go? Her invitations have been ordered, some decorations have been purchased, but I'm still thinking of ideas for activities. She's only going to be one, so I shouldn't go overboard, right?!
|Loving spending the summer at the pool.|
|Playing with one of the cool toys at ECFE.|
|So difficult to get her to sit still.|
|Hanging out with MeMaw at Auntie Paige's graduation party.|
I'm still pumping and bottle feeding, so Linna hasn't had to have any formula. My plan is to feed her breast milk until she is a year. It's been a challenge, but I'm so glad I will hopefully reach my goal. AJ and I are going to Chicago for five days at the end of July without Linna, so I think I'm going to wean myself off pumping before the trip. I have enough of my breast milk stored (frozen) to get her to a year, if I stop pumping before we go to July. Right now, I am REALLY looking forward to having my bubbies back, but I do wonder if I will be emotional about stopping breast feeding. We shall see!
Linna still isn't pulling herself up onto things, but she will take steps if you hold her hands. Just today though, she started starring down (or up) the stairs (yikes)! She loves standing up on things, but just isn't ready to pull herself up, unless she's holding onto our hands. It's amazing how anxious I was about getting Linna to crawl, but now that she's on the move, I'm missing her days of immobility!
|Here we go...|
Linna's hair is getting so long, and she babbles ALL the time! I would love to know what she's actually trying to say:) She gets SO excited to see her grandparents, especially her Grandpa Specken and Grandpa Saigh! She literally looks like she's convulsing when she sees Grandpa Specken, and when she sees Grandpa Saigh (AKA PeePaw), she stares in awe of his mustache.
This little bug is growing up MUCH too fast! Slow down Linna. Mama wants to keep you little forever;)