Tuesday, August 30, 2011


The sling = Magic!
Abigail loves loves loves this thing!
Its an instant soother and she falls asleep within minutes of being in it. Apparently its a way to pop her back in the womb where she likes it and my favorite part is having 2 hands to do things. I get a workout carrying her around in it while doing household chores. Its amazing! I would recommend it to anyone and everyone!

I found this adorable picture and apparently everybody loves the sling! I imagine this little boy is probably carrying his little baby brother and the baby looks so cute, cozy, and happy in there. Too cute!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Family Photo Shoot

And the WINNER is...............

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Too much of a good thing... or not

"Its whats for dinner"
Or, if you have a newbie at home then its whats for breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack, dinner, snack, late dinner, midnight snack... AND repeat!

Recently, I was honored to be the matron of honor in a wedding. I purchased my dress for the wedding while I was pregnant and I got a size bigger than my normal dress size thinking it would be perfect 6 weeks after the baby, well.... everything fit just fine except the top of the dress. Holy milk! I had no idea what size nursing would make my bosoms. On top of that, I couldn't wear a bra with the dress... what to do. Welp, I got a great tip on a great product, Lily Padz! Nursing pads that are seriously amazing. No leaking, super comfortable, and they are reusable for 6 months. No bra, no problem!

The 4th trimester

For 9 long months this little one grew inside my belly, towards the end I couldn't wait to get her out and meet her face to face. I wanted to talk to her, sing to her, smile at her, show her off; I just couldn't wait. No sooner did she come out of my belly that I realized she just wanted to be popped back in and, at times, I wish I could just pop her back in. Baby experts say babies need and want a 4th trimester but then we would never be able to push them out, so out they come at the end of 3 trimesters. Its strange that you know this little person inside you but when she came out, I realized I had an endless amount of things to learn about her, did I really know her at all?

Babies are precious little angels with their own distinct personalities and they surprise you everyday. The saying that "you learn something new everyday" is an understatement when you're a mom. You literally learn something new every hour, at least! And when you learn it and use that information again, you suddenly feel so accomplished, I did it, I followed her cue and was successful. Give myself an applause, yay me, I'm not clueless after all.

My baby girl is 6 weeks old and she is doing all new fun stuff, like smiling when you talk to her. O, how it makes my heart melt every time. Even after, what seems like the worst night, that smile in the morning can instantly make it all disappear. How blessed I am! How lucky I am to be sharing this "4th trimester" with her outside my belly :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sweet little face

I was inspired by a fellow blogger to write a little story about remembering to call on God first.
This picture of my daughter's precious face was taken earlier in the day yesterday when we were all happy and playing and then things went downhill very fast and I had an unhappy baby on my hands. Not her fault, we had quite a few problems nursing yesterday, we just couldn't seem to get on the same page. Baby girl was trying to figure out why she was so frustrated and I was trying to figure out what she needed. Living my life on a 2-3 hour feeding schedule has been one of the hardest things I have ever done but I am so happy that my baby is healthy, thriving, and growing as she should.

Ever since we have been home from the hospital Brandon has been working around the clock to provide for his family. We are so grateful! However, that means the responsibility of baby falls on me. I love her to pieces and cannot get enough of her but sometimes little things like eating with 2 hands and taking a shower can seem like heaven.

Last night Brandon was working really late and I tried everything to soothe my poor baby. Nothing worked and I believe that sometimes babies just need to have a little crying time but it had been hours and I knew she wasn't feeding right and I just became so sad. I called Brandon just to hear his voice and I told him the baby was probably not going to sleep well tonight. I hung up the phone and realized that I wasn't giving my baby enough credit, we just had to figure out what she needed. Then I thought, I will pray for her, DUH! Why had it taken me so long to just pray for her little body to be able to relax and eat well. God came through, she got a full belly and slept well last night and only woke up twice to eat so I even got a little extra sleep.

Its safe to say that this young mom has learned her lesson, pray first! God soothed her and me!

Friday, August 12, 2011

A little story

Hi! My name is Abigail and I am 1 month old!
My mommy and daddy have taken such good care of me this first month and I feel very safe around my protective dog, Jeter! I've met lots of new friends and spent time with my family and cousins who love me! I always wear a pretty bow in my hair and still fit into lots of cute newborn clothes. People keep saying I look like my dad, it must be my eyes that my mom and dad think are going to be blue. I still love to sleep in my boppy and am getting good at holding my head up! I love spending all day everyday with my mom and am thankful to my dad for working so hard to make sure I have everything I need. I am a happy little baby!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Birthday celebration

Happy Birthday Brandon!
We are spending the day together and then my lovely sister Katrina is babysitting so Brandon and I can go out to dinner and a movie! Such a treat! This will be the first time we will both leave the baby. So excited for a night out and I'm pretty sure Aunt Katrina is excited to babysit :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

A picture is worth...

One thousand hugs and kisses!
My little babe is turning 1 month old tomorrow and I know this sounds cliche, but I cannot believe how fast this month has flown by. So many new little beginnings, so many little noises and cute little faces, so many things learned and things still to figure out. A few things I know with certainty are how much I love love love my baby girl, how much I appreciate my husband, and what a great little companion Jeter is. My life is beautiful.