Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lo's First Christmas


Your first Christmas was wonderful!  We went home for the holiday and spent time with all of your grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins!  You were so good the entire time we were gone, but aren't you always!  We are so blessed to have such a great baby! 

A couple of days before Christmas we celebrated  with your Aunt Allie, Uncle Josh, Cousin Eli and your Granny and Grandpa.  You got fun toys, books, and cute clothes!

On Christmas Eve we went to your Great Grandparents!  You slept the entire time :)  Afterwards we came home and you and Lexi put on your pretty Christmas dresses.  You weren't a big fan of the fancy dress, of course neither is mommy, so we quickly put on your Christmas pjs.  You and Lexi got matching ones and you both looked so cute!  Lexi still adores you and calls you' "Baby Wo."  Its so sweet. 

Christmas morning we spent at your nana and pop pops with all of your uncles, Aunt Shannon, and Cousin Lexi.  I can't wait until you can talk so you can call your Aunt Shannon what I really want you to call her :) 

You got spoiled rotten Christmas morning!  Lots of toys and clothes and books!  And you slept through most of it.  Your cousin Lexi was spoiled as well.  She's at such a fun age! 

On Christmas Evening, we went to your grumpas house.  The whole family was there!  Once again, you slept the majority of the time and were so sweet. 

Daddy and I love celebrating these holidays with you and look forward to so many more.  You were the best gift we ever could have received this year.  We are so very blessed and thank God numerous times a day for you.

We love you sweet girl!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Lo - Two Months Old!


How are you already two months old (December 5)?!?  Where does the time go?  sigh...

You are the sweetest baby.  We just adore you.  You are starting to smile, especially in the morning.  You have the cutest gummy grin around.  You have also started cooing at us and it is just the most adorable sound I've ever heard.  You love music and love to kick your legs and move your arms, "dance."  Your changing table is still your happy place.  I think you could lay there for hours.  You are still a great sleeper, sleeping around 6 hours a night, eating, then going back to sleep for 4 more hours.  You still love to eat and you have got the chubbiest cheeks and legs because of it.  You are my chunky little monkey.  You love your daddy and always give him lots of smiles when he comes home from work.  You are such a cuddle bug in the early hours of the morning after you get done eating and I think I could hold you on my chest forever.  I just love you to pieces little girl and thank God so much for you everyday.

You weigh 11 pounds now and are around 21 inches long.  You love your daily naps and take 3 of them during the day.  And you still hate tummy time.  Your little cousin Lexi just adores you and always wants to lay beside you on the activity mat.

I still sit around while you are sleeping and just stare at you. I think you are the most beautiful little girl in the whole world.  You have become a little chunk!  I call you my chunky monkey.  I finally got the courage to take you to your 2 month well child check up.  I was only a week and a day late.  At your check up you weighed 12 lbs 3 ounces and were 22 inches long.  You were in the 50-75% for weight and head circumference and in the 25-50% for length.  You did not like getting your immunizations, neither did I.  It stressed me out.  You actually cried real tears and made mommy and daddy so sad. And the day after was not any fun! 

I can't believe how fast 2 months have gone by...

Daddy & I love you soo soo much little girl!  More than you will ever be able to imagine. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Lo's First Thanksgiving

You will experience a lot of your first holidays right away pretty girl!  First you had your first Halloween and now you have your first Thanksgiving!  We didn't do much.  You Great Aunt Susan, Uncle Richie, and Cousin Sean flew in from NY to see you!  We had a great time visiting with them.  Since you were still so little and young we didn't want you around too many people.  You didn't seem to mind :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Lo - 4 Weeks Old/One Month

How in the world is my sweet baby already one month old (November 5)?!?!  Where or where does the time go?

Baby Lo is doing great!  She weighs over 8 pounds...8 lbs 13 ounces to be exact.  She is eating like a champ and sleeping 5-6 hours at night!  She is starting to be awake more and more during the day and loves to be sang to.  She hates tummy time, but is getting stronger everyday!  Bath time started out rough, but now she seems to really like it.  She just stares at us, with her big blue eyes, during bath time now and seems so content.

We just love her so very much and feel so unbelievably blessed at this little miracle we created.  I have no idea how we got so lucky to get to call this sweet beautiful baby our daughter, but there isn't a day that goes by that I don't thank the good Lord above for her.

I can't believe how much my life has changed since becoming a mother.  My entire outlook and perspectives on life have changed.  I understand my mother way better than I ever have and truly appreciate the job she did in raising me and my siblings.  It's crazy how much everything she did makes sense now.  I can remember as a child getting so angry at her for not letting me do certain things and never understanding why...I get it now and boy is my baby going to hate me in a few years ;)

The one thing that this month has also brought is anxiety and LOTS of it.  It is insanely crazy how much love we already have for this little being.  And how much I worry!  Let's hope this gets better soon..

     Thank you, Lord, for this beautiful, amazing gift.

Please pray for those still struggling to start a family.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lo's First Halloween

Lo was Minnie Mouse for Halloween!  She was the cutest little mouse I've ever seen.  Andrew and I took her out to eat for the occasion.  I was a little paranoid of course, but it was nice to get out of the house for a bit.  She of course slept the entire time and was an angel.  

We attempted to get the cute baby in a pumpkin picture, but we didn't have the best of luck...  I think the big bow was weighing her head down :)

Memories :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Three Weeks Old

Dear Lo,

How are you already three weeks old (October 26)?  I wish I could push pause.  We just love you so very much sweet girl!  You now weigh 7 pounds!  You also are enjoying bath time a little more.  This week, we spent our first days alone at home together!  And we did great :)  We got into a routine of, as your daddy would say, ESP (eat, sleep, poop).  You eat every three hours, then we play, then you sleep, then we repeat.  Your daddy took some really cute pictures of you this week.  You are just the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

We bought you a new car today!  Something more comfortable and safer for you to ride in.  It has lots of room and even a DVD player for you when you get bigger!  Your daddy calls it, "a glorified mini van."  You love it!  It puts you right to sleep every single time.

You are sleeping so good!  Around 4-5 hours at night.

You like laying on your activity mat, and looking up, but you are not a fan of tummy time. 

It seems that you are starting to focus more and more. And boy have you got some hair!

We love you sweet girl!  And I sure do wish time would slow down.