Monday, August 31, 2009
Today I'm off to the dentist @ noon, going to try to squeeze in a ride on my horse then off to a birthday party. Somewhere in there I need to fit in a shower and some house cleaning. We have plans every weekend now until October plus a lot of other stuff/changes in the works. It was fun August but I love fall so See Ya!! Welcome Sept!!!!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
As we are rapidly approaching September and my most favorite time of year, I can't help but be excited. I love the changing leaves, crisp air, sweaters, vests and apple cider! Bring it on September...I'm ready for you. We have an extremely busy Sept brewing. We have every weekend booked already starting with Labor Day weekend in Brainerd (tradition) at Dennis and Joanne's. Love it up there and with them:) Then I have my 1st post-baby horse show (4 days long). M's baptism is next followed by 3 days of scrapping fun! And that my friends is the end of September! Yikes!! I can't wait:)
Miss M is almost 3 months old. Wow. She is so much fun! She's a little drama queen, very impatient and quite the comedian! Love her more and more each day. Can't imagine life without her cute little smiling face. I'll post pics of her and her fab room once I'm done hanging the butterflies. Hopefully tomorrow....
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tomorrow we're going to finish putting all the decorations up in M's room. Finally! I'll post pics after we're done. I'm hoping to get some actual scrapping done. Lance needs a daddy brag book so I'm going to work on that and some photo editing/printing. I'll post anything that I get done. Hopefully its not just a blank page post tomorrow! EEK!!
Also a BIG congrats to Jewels on the birth of baby boy!!!! We're so happy for you. Can't wait to hear the whole story!! :)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
- diaper changer
- tear wiper
- baby snuggler
- owie healer
- breakfast/lunch/supper/snack provider
Just to name a few. I did not however expect a few of these. Actually they didn't even cross my mind as I was not a ~baby~ person before this. I did not stop to look at the cute baby or want to hold it. No thanks! I'll just drink my diet dew and maybe MAYBE pet it on the head. That seemed to be the least sticky, gooey place to touch.
I did not know that with motherhood comes:
- bogger picker
- spit up catcher/target
- singer (seriously... how can she enjoy my singing?! Ick!!)
Just to name a few. I love being a mom but sometimes I think... ick!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Question for everyone that swaddled their LOs... how long did you swaddle them? When did you start weaning them off of it? Jen?
Question about naps....when did you start doing scheduled naps? I just let M nap when she wants too. I don't ~put her down~ for naps. Should I be doing that? I really don't want to get into a rigid schedule of she has to nap from this time to this time because I really like the flexibility I have with her. She's also a really good sleeper in the car and stroller so I know that I wouldn't have to go home for nap time. What do you think?
Friday, August 14, 2009
Sorry about the delayed post! I was holding M, typing with one hand when I inadvertently hit the enter key. While trying to fix it, M woke up and had to eat right now. So I abandoned ship and went to feed her...so now I'm back. Thanks for guessing though, Nancy;)
It is hotter than hell here and humid! Ick! I'm so ready for fall...sorry Gina Gina Sex-machina!! I know how you love summer:) We have a busy weekend as Lance is coming home late tonight then taking off Sunday for the drag races in Brainerd with Jerry (Gina's hubby!). I'm running errands and riding sans M so I can get alot done A LOT faster! Hopefully its cooler tomorrow!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
M is exceptionally clingy the last couple of days. I'm not sure if she's worried that I'm going to leave again or what? I put her down in the bouncy=she screams. The swing=she screams. The play mat= she actually good there for quite awhile (5-10mins) then she screams. I hold her and she's a happy little camper. I have to run to the bathroom anytime she falls asleep or I'll never get a chance while she's awake. Little stinker! Is this just a phase? I'm getting one for those "baby wearing" wraps so that way I can get something accomplished that can't be done with one hand. Plus my back is killing me from holding her all the time. ~sigh~ At least she's sleeping through the night for the most part! She normally wakes up 1 time between 3-5 am and then back down until 7-8am. Nice!
I've signed up for another ~Kelly~ weekend the end of Sept! This will be a little different as I'll still be staying at home but I'm going to a 3 day scrapbook retreat with Stacy (for sure) at the local scrap store. This will be a perfect opportunity to get started on M's baby album! Plus all the mini-albums that I want to make for family. YAY!!!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Does Makenna really need a mobile? We don't have one for her. We do have the rainforest soother thing that is too much for her right now while trying to go to bed but I think she'll love it later on. What are your thoughts on mobiles for the crib?
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Makenna's 2 month appt went really well. The shot nurse was very quick so M wasn't in too much pain for too long. She slept for quite awhile after the appt then had a very tough evening. She's very into kicking and everytime she would move her legs, she would scream in pain. I hit her with some tylenol and that seemed to help quite a bit. She was still a little off yesterday and today but much better. Makenna is right on track for growth. She's 21 5/8 in long and 10.75 lbs.
The 2 pics that were in my last post were taken by yours truly!! I've been trying to improve my photography and it's starting to come around. I'd love to become a professional photographer... maybe if I continue to improve and get some training:) Thanks for the compliments on the photos!!
Friday, August 7, 2009
I'm off to ride this morning and then I'll meet Lance and Makenna at her doctor's appt. We're going to spend the weekend catering to this little girl to ensure that she's feeling as good as possible considering she'll have had her little legs stuck 4 times. We're also going to scoot to a funeral on Saturday (Lance's uncle passed away from a massive heart attack... he was 76) and a trip to Grandma's house. Wrapping up the weekend with some preseason football Sunday nite and then Lee and I are off to the cities Monday so he can have some medical procedures done. I'm hoping to squeeze in some shopping so maybe I can request that they give him some extra "happy juice"! He'll never know/remember that I drug him through every scrapbook and baby store in the area!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
- loving to do "hot laps" with Uncle Lee. This is where Lee turns her facing out and has her sitting in his hands and leaning against his chest then walks really fast around the main level of our house so she can look at things. She LOVES it! But only if Uncle Lee is going fast. Poor Uncle Lee's back was killing him by the end of the weekend:)
- playing with the toys hanging on her playmat. She's got quite the cross hook!
- trying to grab and pull and kick her way across the playmat while on her tummy.
- her voice... enough said!
- giggling and smiling like crazy
There is so much more but I can never remember it all. I really need to write everything down!
I've been riding my horse quite a bit when I have someone to watch M. Faith is doing awesome! I can't wait to show her:) I'm working on getting that infamous scraproom put back together so I can start preserving memories again. It's a slow process with Miss M aka the non-napper but it's getting there.
Poor Lance is working his tail off. He's finally fallen behind on the work which is completely understandable as he's doing the work of 2 people and trying to train in 3 additional employees. He's exhausted and then comes home and wants to be a dad but has to do more work stuff too. It's a vicious cycle for him but hopefully it will get better. He's needs some sleep!
I'll leave you with more pics: