Thursday, October 2, 2014

Marian is a Big Sister!

That's right. We are expecting a new baby Goodwin next spring!

I've had to stop most extra activities (including most sewing) for now just to concentrate on making sure I'm getting enough to eat to feed three people (Marian is still nursing full time) and getting enough rest. I've also had to start out on the baby food journey with Marian a lot sooner than I had planned - but i think she is plenty old enough, and absolutely *loves* getting to eat her "bites" at mealtimes. So far she eats lots of soft cooked egg yolk, banana, summer and winter squash, blueberries, some green beans and green peas. Planning to try avocado and carrots next. If anyone has suggestions about good baby food recipes or recommendations for a baby food mill, I'm all ears!

She is getting so big! Seven months old already!
 Her personality is really popping - she is such a sweetheart. (most of the time!)

She also loves wearing Dad's hats...

 and taking baths on the porch...

Marian sometimes enjoys going swimming in the creeks, 
but she mostly enjoys playing with the rocks on the bank.

Marian loves to watch animals. She always gets very excited when she sees 'Violet' the cat.

Occasionally she will condescend to play with her toy basket on the floor for a few minutes.

...and of course she loves hanging on Dad's arm. One of her favorite things to do is going around with Dad outside while he is working. She intently watches everything he does.

I take way too many pictures of Marian asleep - but I just can't help it! She so adorably soft and cuddly.

We are so thankful for the new baby on the way! I am so anxious to know whether Marian has a sister or a brother!
Got quite a few posts coming to catch up on what we've been doing the past couple of months.

(If you want to keep up with our little family a bit more frequently in the day-to day, I post quite a bit as 'atlantavictoria'on Instagram.)


Salinn said...

That is so exciting that Marian is a big sister or brother!!!!

Emily Ann Putzke said...

Congratulations!!! That's so exciting! Oh my goodness, Marian is such a cutie! She looks so happy! =)

Karien said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Wishing you a blessed time, together with your precious. Interesting how Marian is getting used to food, love it!

Reyna Nicole said...

Congratulations Atlanta and family! I was so excited to hear your news, and will be praying for you all! Marian is such a darling and has one of the most adorable smiles a have ever seen - she looks excited too!


Laura Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! Also, Marion is totally adorable :D

Abby said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news!
Marian is such a sweetheart! I think she's smiling in all those photos. She sounds like a very active and sweet baby.
I'll be praying for this pregnancy.

The Wright Family Farm said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations!!!! We are so excited and happy for y'all!

Jesse, Alice, and Gavin Wright

Laura S. said...

Atlanta, I am so happy for you all! Continue blessings from Almighty God to you sweet Woman. :)

Ruth Torrijos said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations! I can't wait to see the new little baby! :) Marian is so sweet! ♥ So much fun watching your litte family grow!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! What lovely news :)

Marian is such an adorable girl - her big smiles are so sweet!

Lily said...

Congratulations again! :-)

It was so nice to meet you at the WWII event last weekend!

Pati Galvan said...

What a beautiful baby girl! Congratulations on baby #2!

Esther said...

Congratulations!!! That is so exciting!! And Marian is an absolutely adorable girl.

Alice said...

Congratulations Atlanta!
You have such a beautiful family... no wonder the Lord has blessed you with another baby. :-)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! What exciting news! God's blessings on you and your family, as you desire to know Him more and live for His glory! By the way, Marian is sooo adorable!! ♥ ;)

In His love,
~Martha Joy


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