Wednesday, October 27, 2010

unintentional leave of absence.

So, you may have noticed my absence in the blogosphere lately. Ok, reality, it's most likely that no one has noticed. :) Anyway...I have been super busy lately, and the blog has just been put on the back burner. Trust me, I haven't forgotten about it - I've just been busy being a full-time mommy, a football coach's wife, and a part-time employee...all while still attempting to maintain some semblance of a social life. Anyway I just wanted to post a quick update on our fam jam, just to keep everyone from waiting on the edge of your seats to find out what's going on with the Goins clan. Cause I know you're all waiting with baited breath. ;)

Natalie is now 7 months old. I can't believe she is getting so big!
At 4 months, we started feeding her solids: cereal, then veggies, then fruit. She's a pro now, of course. :)
She started sitting up really well on her own when she was about 5 1/2 months old.
At her 6-month appointment, she weighed 17lbs, 10oz and was 26" long. She's a little chunker. :)
She hasn't officially said her first word yet, although of course I like to count "ma ma ma ma" as "Mama". She loves to babble in "b" and "p" sounds. She has discovered how loudly she can holler & squeal. It's cute most of the time; not so much during the prayer at church.

Here are a few pics of case you've forgotten what she looks like. If you're friends with me on facebook, then I KNOW you haven't forgotten what she looks like, because I obsessively post pics of her. Almost annoyingly often. :) But I can't help it...she's just so darn cute!

{almost sitting up! (she fell over shortly after I took this)}

{somebody loves to eat}

{first time sitting up!}

{go UGA!}

{Natalie's birthmother came to visit & we had lots of fun!}


{she loves her daddy}

{eating some of Mimi's baked potato at McAlister's}

{I may not be crawling yet, but I am definitely mobile}

{this is her favorite face to make}

And in other news...we've started on the conversion of the dining room into a study. And by "started", I mean we got rid of the dining table & chairs, and that's it. Today I worked from home, so I decided to set up the laptop in the new study to see how it feels. How do you like the TV trays as a desk? And the chair stolen from the breakfast room? ;) Hopefully soon we'll get started on this project for real!


  1. Actually I have missed your blogging :). I check my blog roll every day of the week. So glad you are back. That Natalie is about the cutest thing I've ever see! She definitely has a devilish grin :) may have a spit fire on your hands before it is all over with! Many blessings...she's a doll!