Monday, August 09, 2010

one week to 6 months


Hollings, on Saturday, will be 6 months old!! I can't even begin to tell you how strange that is to me. In 6 more months we will be celebrating her 1st birthday. Have I told you before how much I fear time. I really do. It almost paralyzes me. How could my girls be growing so fast? I look back at pictures of BellaRose when she was Hollings' age and I can hardly remember her that little. My heart aches a little.
Have I also told you what a complete joy Hollings is? She is SO close to sitting up on her own, as witnessed below. She is also eating lots of different solid foods. She loves the orange stuff, carrots and sweet potatoes which is not so good for her clothes! She also loves avocados, bananas, and pears. She chews on anything she can get her Velcro hands on and is a drooling mess, but no teeth yet. She rolls over every which way and cannot stand to go to sleep on her back. She has slept on her belly since the beginning. I guess with the colic it felt good and now she just continues. I am not sure why she just won't roll over onto her belly when she goes on her back while sleeping, but it wakes her up and she is not a happy little girl. Sleep training has been happening for sure in that area. She sleeps great when she is in the position she wants, but has so far won every battle while on her back, EXCEPT for this morning and she finally gave in and rolled over and went to sleep! She has slept through the night on several occasions and I rejoice!
People still have hard time understanding her name and Worth and I feel compelled to spell it every time someone asks her name. I guess I am just going to have to put her in clothes with her name on it so people can just see it for themselves. I love her name, how could it be anything else really? She is just a Hollings!


I wanted to get all these pictures up here because I just photographed (go ahead take a look around, give me your thoughts) a wedding and I am going to be up to my ears in editing images. I also needed to get these pictures off the memory card before the wedding. BellaRose had woken up from her nap in these. We had been at the pool all morning and you can see her blood shot, chlorinated eyes. We love the pool and have spent a lot of time there this summer, as you can probably also tell by Rosey's blond blond hair.
BellaRose is a pure delight. She has taken to calling me Sunday again. I guess she really does it when she wants my attention. She went to Poppa and T-loves cabin the other night so Worth and I could have a much needed date. They have a little silverware set that BellaRose adores. She quickly got it out and started passing out everyone's table setting and cooking in her "kitchen". I was so proud of her she gave everyone a fork, a spoon, and a knife. She has such a servant's heart and is a fabulous hostess. The apple of my eye!



11 comments:

KatieKate said...

*sigh*
Both of them have such ridiculously forgeous eyes!

mc said...

SO adorable, both of them! I L-O-V-E the name Hollings. I've loved it since you announced it and wouldn't question it at all! It's unique and awesome.

Byerly said...

People always ask me to spell my name. I would say 90% of people I meet ask me to spell it. It doesn't bother me one bit, and I love having a unique name! You're right, she is a Hollings...it's a perfect fit. -- Your girls are gorgeous!!

Becky Swann said...

Oh such cute Hollings pictures! Probably the cutest I've seen, And I love the pooled look on BellaRose it's perfect.
The other night at JD's when you were at the wedding BellaRose handed out plates for everyone, it was like she was filling in for her hostess mama!

Adam and Annie said...

I can't believe how much Hollings has changed with all that curly brown hair!!! Those girls are precious! Give them kisses for me.

Julie said...

I can't believe she is 6 months old already! My kids all slept on their tummies.....

Julie said...

I can't believe she is 6 months old already! My kids all slept on their tummies.....

Courtney said...

You kiddos are just precious! Though i'm sure you know that already! I remember when Ak started calling Kyle, Kyle instead of mommie... and it was funny because Andrew called her Kyle so she heard it alot, so maybe if Worth calls you Mommy or Mom or whatever you want your darlings to call you, she may trasnform... though maybe he already does. ;)

It was great seeing you this past week. And no worries on settling up with the Bagel lady.. it was kind of funny, she didn't even knw you didn't pay.

Hopefully I'll see Hollings in person before her first birhtday!

How do you spell her name by the way?? :)

Margo said...

They are both so gorgeous Sunday. Those are such sweet picture of happy Hollings. I love hearing you call her that :). I cannot believe she is almost 6months. Time definitely flies these days. And BR is so much fun, I loved singing with her in the car!

JTP said...

obviously Hollings is in need of some monogrammed tops....send me a size!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Annie Singletary said...

o people, such small minds. hollings is a perfect name and perfect for her especially.
what wonderful little wonders you have. they are beautiful inside and out. i wonder if hollings will have br's sweet little voice, i just love her voice. annie sounds the best when she says it.
hollings being 6 months old is amazing to me, it seems like yesterday she was born. you have done such an awesome job being the mother of 2!