Wednesday, December 29, 2010

It's happening.

Real life. I have to go back to work on Monday. I have to leave her. With other people. All day. I miss her while she sleeps. How will I give her up ALL DAY?! She'll be alright, but her mommy might go crazy ;) I'm currently working on operation-get-rid-of-all-my-shit so the house is clean before I go back to work. I'm also having fun (not) figuring out how to appropriatley cloth this post-baby body for work.
We had a wonderful Christmas. Paisley met almost all of her aunts and uncles. Andy got a banjo. We went to Christmas high tea (our new tradition), and ate lots of food! Let me show you with one million pictures.

Mom's Christmas tree=magical.

 Immediate loungechair action.

More aunts and uncles!!
We got a visit from my sweet baby niece!

Christmas high tea.

It was delish!

He was so surprised!

More loungechair action.

I'm realizing after looking through these pictures, it apears that Paisley slept her way through the holiday :) And by the way- my girl sleeps in her crib now. I'm so proud of her!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The man that

 I made precious new life with.
 Changes poo (whatever way he goes about doing it).
 Is the REAL diaper genie.
 Makes sure his girls get home safe.
 Makes everlasting memories with me.
 And looks incredibly hot while doing all of it.
I love you sweet Andybear!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's here!

It's almost Christmas! Our first Christmas with our new baby girl and we are so excited! We have truly been looking forward to this Christmas because it just makes everything sweeter :) The family is home and we are excited to have a big Christmas. Her first ornament is hung on the tree, a very thoughtful gift from Auntie Nycole that we didn't even know about until it showed up in the mail!

She helped me wrapped gifts (and then fell asleep, so I had to switch tasks because it was too loud).

Miss Paisley is growing so quickly. She is sleeping very well, usually from about 10:30 until about 5 or 6am!! I consider that sleeping through the night! Right now we have the luxury of going back to sleep after that feeding until about 8:30-9, but in just 2 short weeks (eek!) we will be getting up and getting ready to go to work & daycare. I've already had the dream once that I went to work and didn't drop her off, or left her at home or something like that. I'm sure this won't be the end of my daycare anxiety. Andrew and I had our first official date night and left Grammy and Grampy with a bottle. We explained to them that sometimes she cries and gets very upset when she gets the bottle and just let us know if she won't take it. Of course, she took the bottle without a peep and she made us look like liars! We are trying to do a bottle a day to get her used to them, but we have been very busy and it doesn't always happen. Soon, she is  going to be getting 4-5 bottles a day so we better get on it!!

Paisley has been filling the room with lots of vowel sounds and coos, and she is also full of smiles. She recently discovered Toby, her feet, and her brightly colored stuffed animals! Here are a few things that we can't live without at 2 months old:
The Boppy! I use it for EVERY feeding.
The Puj tub. So easy to store and clean.
Pampers sensitive diapers. The ones with the wetness indicator :)
MAM binks. As you can see from the pics, we keep them close.
Baby gloves. My little one still scratches up her face without them!
Wipe warmer.
Sleep sacks.

The anteater is all the way from Afghanistan! I love it!
Although she is a pretty happy baby most of the time, one of the things that she absolutley hates is TUMMY TIME! She grunts and struggles and cries and then starts it all over again. I have to roll her over and give her a breather because she is freaking out so much. But she does great pushing herself up everywhere else. Just hates being layed down on the floor face down. We are going to keep working at it, but it's usually something I make sure to do when she is fed and happy.

So mommy makes her feel better and then turns her back over for another go. :)

Here's a sneak peak for what I'm still finishing up:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Under Construction

looks like my blog has taken a poop. hopefully back to normal soon...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Already 7 weeks old!

She had her 6wk well baby check up and shots! Aww poor baby screaming soo hard for the shots. Just melted her mama! She was so sleepy for the rest of the day and would wake up screaming her little head off during her nap. Turns out she just needed some mommy cuddles and kisses. Everything was great for the checkup; there were no concerns and she is (of course) in the 90th percentile for weight and the 83rd percentile for height :) *Gives self pat on the back for breastfeeding this long*. The Dr. offered to 'take her off my hands' a few times and called her beautiful over and over and over! Glad I'm not the only one who thinks so ;)

Modeling already
We got placed with the daycare (whew!) for the date we requested! That takes a big worry off of us knowing that we will be able to start care on the day I am due back to work. We went to the orientation, and of course, the person giving it took care of me when I was 2 years old (there are some nice things about still living in your hometown!). I feel very good about the daycare, afterall, it's where I grew up as well. She also went to see all of mommy's coworkers and showed off by being really alert and smiling.

Life has changed. I have to say it is true that your enjoyment and love for your baby does grow. Each stage is so different and I have to admit that I am happy to be out of the newborn stage. Now there is so much more interaction (and sleep), playtime (and sleep), and going out to new places (and sleep). I am finally feeling the Christmas spirit and got our tree up!

Fussy time. We have become creative for dealing with this. We are very lucky that she's not fussy for very long and we can usually figure out what's going on. She is usually fussy in the evenings and after clean diapee, fed, and burped, if she is still fussy, she likes to sit up on the couch and play with daddy.

Or she likes to be Moby wrapped. (this usually makes for a good nap)

Or sometimes she just wants mommy to take the gigantic cute bow off her head :)

By the way- did you know they made jeans this small?

Or uggs this small?

Things that are different, things that I love (and never could have before), things that make me happy and proud:
cleaning the coffee table anything with an old burpee is completely acceptable.
getting the dishwasher half unloaded is good. It's about shaving minutes off the task!
a shower is an immaculate thing. add yummy smelling body wash=a spa experience. really.
baby burps, baby poops, baby spitups make a happy mommy.
the amazing amount of love that makes our little family.
big, gummy baby smiles in the morning after a long night. then I'm not mad anymore.
finishing my cup of coffee. another feat.
miss paisley's daytime naps. they are rare and unpredictable.

This face is "I'm going to spit my binky out so you
can put it back in" Over. and over. and over.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Shooting on continuous.

                                I could pretty much...                               

Do this all day

Someone must stop me

I just can't help it.

I think I might bite her.

Mommy is funny!

And weird. 

Ok, I'll stop.

I hear ya.

Alright! Alright! I'm done :)
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