Monday, August 29, 2011


As of July 08, 2011...

I, Elisabeth Lobel Alt will get to be a stay at home Mommy to this darling Princess:


Is that not the cutest thing you've ever seen? I put her down at one end of her crib with the blanket on her back and Miss Snuggle Bug did this herself.

I love her so much, and I am so excited to be able to start spending all of my time with her! What a blessing it is, and I am so proud of my amazing hubby for persevering and making this happen for our family. We love you Daddy!

We knew the blessings would come :)

One Virus, A Double Ear Infection & No Sleep!

The night we brought Bailey home from the hospital was interesting. No matter how much you read, you are never quite prepared for the first night home alone. No magic nurse button... I missed the button. Matt is one of the lucky individuals who can sleep through almost anything. (The only thing I've seen wake him up is an earthquake, lol.) So around 2am when I am hormonal, sleep deprived and freaking out because the nurse at the hospital made us keep the lights on at night so we could 'make sure your baby didn't stop breathing' (how's THAT for freaking out a brand new mom?!)I decided to try what always worked for my mom, to sing Bailey to sleep. The exhausted and sore Mommy that I was could only think of one song- Silent Night. How's that for ironic, eh? So I sang it... about 800x until Bailey finally fell asleep around 3:30am. Why am I bringing up this story? Bailey's Christmas onesie finally fits... and it's all I can think of when I saw put her in it!!


Being a mom is scary. There I said it. It's not all rainbows and unicorns, and "Oh look at my cute baby!" All of the sudden there is a little person depending on you for everything. Food, love, diapers, etc. It is a daunting task. One that I love- but it is definitely intimidating.

One thing that made it a bit easier on us, was having a routine. After the first few days we managed to get her on an awesome schedule. Eating every three hours on the dot, then playing then sleeping. It was consistent. We were the lucky parents that brought home a newborn that slept through the night after about six days. Unheard of right? It was wonderful. Four month sleep regression hit, and we pushed through it. It stunk, but didn't last for long. Maybe 2 weeks. Then six months rolled around. Another sleep regression that lasted for about three weeks. I'm not gonna lie- it was rough. Especially with me working full time and getting up all night. 8 times a night Bailey? Was that really necessary?

We finally pushed through that sleep nightmare and made it to the other side! I had a wonderful sleeper again! THEN came the GERMS!!! Oh germs how I hate you. A mommy knows when something is wrong- Bailey stopped sleeping, was off of her schedule, she fussed a lot and, of all things, wouldn't eat. Bean has always been a champ when it comes to eating, especially solids- so that worried me. She would barely take two bites. Matt thought I was ridiculous- but off to the doctor we went. Nothing- not one problem the doctor could find.

That night, Bailey started running a 103 degree fever! We went in the next morning- who could look at this picture and not know that my poor girl was not feeling good?


A blood test, 8 catheter attempts (and one outraged Mommy) later, it was determined she had a virus. So we went home and waited it out. My poor girl was so sick. But we made it through- three days later her fever finally broke and my happy girl was back again. :)

Two weeks later, we had a double ear infection and no sleep again. I really hope Miss Bailey doesn't get her Mommy's immune system and catch everything out there. Only time will tell!

Father's Day

Somehow these are the only pictures we managed to take on Father's Day. And they're fuzzy... oh well. What can you do?



Bailey's grandparent's favorite thing to do is give her weird things to eat. Like rib bones to chew on, corn cobs to gnaw on, etc. It makes for an interesting mealtime.


Lack of photos or not- we had a fun Father's Day and enjoyed celebrating Matt's first year as a Daddy! We framed his diploma for him- just to tell him how PROUD of him we are!

Sleepy Girl

There is a moment in every mommy's life when you realize your baby really isn't a BABY anymore. It might be when they roll over for the first time, or when they say 'Mama' or 'Dada' for the first time. For me, it was this...


When it was truly time to move Bailey from her Bassinet into her crib, permanently. It was then that I realized that my sweet, squishy newborn was gone and I had an amazing little baby in her place. It took me a while to really realize that I needed to move her, I mean- look at this face!


And is there a cuter sleeper in the whole world?



I'm thinking 'no' on that one. :) She usually doesn't have that much stuff in her crib, just her seahorse and now a blankie. But she fell asleep with her lambie in her arms, so it went to bed with her that night!

Now, instead of rolling over to check on my sweet Bean, I have to get up and go into her room and check on her sleeping in her big girl crib. Wherever she sleeps, I am one lucky Mama!



Sunday, August 28, 2011

Six Months!

A month off from blogging and I was already behind! Yikes... It seems like since the moment Bailey was born I feel like I've been playing catch-up. Oh well- I have a super cute reason for being distracted!

Six months rolled around and Bailey was sitting up like a champ!

She is always happy and smiling like her little life depends on it. She smiles with her whole face and I love seeing her so happy!

Whoa Mommy!! Look what I can do! She is so close to crawling it's scaring me! She can rock back and forth on all fours!

Her six month appointment went great! She was 15lbs 4oz and out of nowhere gained 4 whole pounds in 2 months! She'd been gaining so slowly so we were super happy to see that she had finally put on some weight! (Even though she is still wearing 3 month clothing).

At six months Bailey:

-Gets up on her hands and knees and rocks back and forth.
-Is eating tons of purees (I STILL can't get her to eat peas or green beans!)
-Banana's are her favorite food.
-She sits up so well! Rarely falling over.
-Her feet can finally reach the floor in her Jumparoo (on the lowest setting).
-Adores her Daddy. The moment he walks in the room she lights up.
-She loves to go with me everywhere I go. We can go shopping, out to dinner, to play, and she is happy as a clam!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...