Thursday, April 28, 2011


Three weeks without blogging!? I stink. But I'm not sure if anyone is seriously interested in the ins and outs of our everyday life. We have established a pretty good routine around our house.

In the morning I get up and get ready for the day, nurse Bailey and head out the door! Work work work all day long, then come home and hang out with my little family. Then I start the day all over again!

Most days I come home to something like this:

She heard her mommy and was ready to get some snuggles!

I love seeing Little B's face after a long day of work. It's just what I need to brighten my day and make things all better!

Being a first time mommy is definitely hard! I am trying VERY hard to not freak out at every little 'different' thing she does and not rush Bailey to the doctor's office the second anything happens. So far I've done pretty well. Other than her regular montly check-ups
*like this one at 4 months*

(So happy before her shots! She's quite the champ!)

We have only made 2 trips to the doctor over "Mommy Panic" as I like to call it. The first one was when Bailey was about 3 weeks old. She woke up with her eyes all gunky and 'glued' together (ew)! We had been at a friend's house who's little boy had just gotten pink eye- so I freaked. Naturally right?

Our latest Mommy Panic was on Monday. Bailey hasn't been sleeping well and I assumed it was 4 month sleep regression. But since it kept getting worse and worse and she didn't want to eat, be held, rocked, etc. I decided it was time to go see the doc! I NEVER in a million years expected the answer we got...

TEETHING!!!! That's right, my four month old is teething. I suppose she'll be 5 months on Monday, but holy toledo. I did not expect that. Her gums are slightly swollen, I'm guessing it will probably take a few weeks for the little chompers to actually break through but at least we finally know what is causing our little punkin so much discomfort! A little baby orajel and a cold teether seems to make her happy as a clam. Along with an extra few ounces to eat before bed and we have our happy, smiley baby back! Wahoo!

After her doctor's appointment we grabbed an early dinner and Miss Thang was pouting because I asked her to hold my fruit. :) Silly girl does not like pears.

All in all we are absolutely loving being parents. There are some opportunities that may open up to us in the next few months, so we're trying to decide what the future holds and what is best for our family.

As of right now, Matt is being an awesome 'mannie' and loves getting to spend special time with his little girl. I'm chugging on through and working had in hopes that one day soon I will get to be home with my little love.

I just can't resist this face... after I got ready for bed the other night I came in to this!

What a cute little thing she is! I am so lucky to be her mommy!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

4 Months

I've been so worried for Bailey to grow up too fast. Everyone says "cherish each stage" and I try to! As much as I loved her being a teeny and snuggly newborn, I am LOVING this stage! It's is so fun to watch her learn new things and interact with us more! At four months Bailey:



-does "crunches" trying to sit up!

-chews on her hands constantly

-drools like a fountain

-'talks' I love baby talk and she will talk back and forth with you!

-Sleeps like a champ

-naps 3-5x a day

-is eating solids

-she can bring toys to her mouth, but they fall right out

-she grabbed her foot for the first time last night

Some of the little milestones may seem silly- but it's so amazing to watch her grow and learn new things! She is such a precious little girl and an amazing blessing in my life!

PS. I'm having second thoughts about getting her ears pierced as an infant. I think I may wait until she wants them done. Any suggestions from mommies?

One Year

Whew knew that one year could change a life so much?

One year ago yesterday I woke up on Easter Sunday feeling funny. A little sore, didn't sleep well, and generally feeling 'not good'. I decided to take a pregnancy test. It couldn't hurt right? Matt slept soundly as I waited the agonizing three minutes. I picked up the test, low and behold... a line.

That's it- a tiny pink line. That's all it took for me to know that my life was changed forever. I bounded into the bedroom, threw on the lights at 7am, jumped on the bed and stuck the stick in Matt's face. "Do you see it?! Do you see the line!? There is a line right? Do you see it!?" He saw it. We were both so excited. The feelings that hit you are innumerable.

Will we be good parents, will we be able to afford it, what will we need, how do I take care of myself, I need to call the doctor, etc. etc. We were spinning. We went about the day with our family holding onto our little secret. And she was so tiny. I went the next morning and took a blood test, and continued to take home tests as well. I watched the little line get darker and darker. It turns out we found out we were pregnant at 3weeks 2 days!

One year ago marks the beginning of an amazing adventure. I got to watch my belly grow, and feel our sweet girl moving. On our second anniversary we got to find out that it was a girl! Nothing prepared me for the overwhelming feelings of love that occur the moment you see your sweet baby for the first time. It changed my life. One year later, I have a beautiful baby girl who is the light of my life. She is stunning and smart and growing so fast! I can't wait to see what the next year brings, and I cherish the special time I got to have her just with me.

Motherhood is a challenge, there's no doubt. There have been lots of sleepless nights and prayers said, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I adore my daughter and I love how special our relationship is. Watching Matt with her has made me fall deeper and deeper in love with him. I love my family.

"It is clear that some of those [under eye] shadows come not just from diapers and carpooling but from at least a few sleepless nights spent searching the soul, seeking earnestly for the capacity to raise these children to be what God wants them to be. Moved by that kind of devotion and determination, may I say to mothers collectively, in the name of the Lord, you are magnificent. You are doing terrifically well. The very fact that you have been given such a responsibility is everlasting evidence of the trust your Father in Heaven has in you." (“Because She Is a Mother” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles)

Monday, April 4, 2011


Miss Bailey is soo itty bitty that our pediatrician suggested we start solids at four months!

I love trying new things with the princess so we gave it a shot. So far she's had rice cereal, sweet potatoes, peas, carrots, green beans, bananas, peaches and pears. She LOVES cereal and bananas together and she loves her sweet potatoes! She hated the peas, peaches and pears lol. But they say it takes a few tries for them to really develop a taste, so we'll try again!

Seriously... is anything allowed to be that cute?

All that munching wore her out!

That brings us almost up to date! Wahoo I did it!
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