Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I tricked my baby....

I totally tricked my clingy baby into taking a nap in her bassinet today :) I felt bad for about 5 minutes b/c

MY BABY! She wants to be held! I'm a mean mom!

And then I realized I was a crazy-cakes. Her sleeping her bassinet meant sweet freedom for me! It wasn't a long nap, but it was long enough for me to make myself something to eat AND actually eat it. Hopefully this trend will continue and I can get a small reprieve everyday. I was even able to brush my teeth at an acceptable time today :)
So I get her to sleep in my lap and then....

Place her in the bassinet and VOILA! A free moma :)
And I just had to include a photo of Keech and HIS tummy-time mat


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Friday, January 13, 2012

1 Month Old

You were telling me to quit taking your picture.

I had to hoot and holler like a monkey to get this grin

You were no longer impressed with my shenanigans

Keech was barking and you were clearly annoyed

You definitely look like daddy in this picture
We've survived the first month of Charlotte :)

Charlie girl, you will be officially one month old at 5:03 this evening. I can't believe it's already been a month! Some days it feels like it's only been a few days, and other days, I can't even really remember what life as like without you. I know EVERYBODY says that, and I used to roll my eyes when they did, but they're so right! I barely remember what it was like to not be pregnant, and now I barely remember what life was like without you in it. So you've already had a pretty eventful month. You hold your head up ALL the time. Actually, you've been holding your head up since the day you were born. It's crazy. I've never seen a newborn or infant this young not only hold their head up, but do it for minutes at a time and move their head around at the same time. You have also responded your name already. It was only once, on Jan. 2nd, but you still did it. We were laying in bed "talking" and Daddy said your name and you whipped your head around so fast, I was shocked. You were looking at him like "Yes? Can I help you?" Too cute. Nobody will believe me when I share this, but I swear on everything that it's true. You have already rolled over. On Jan. 10th if you want to know the exact date. We were laying in bed "talking" like we do every morning when we wake up, and you started to get mad. I have no idea what you were mad at, but you got pissed. Your face turned red, you made a stink face, you screamed, and as I leaned over to pick you up, you flipped yourself right over onto your belly. That royally pissed you off and you SCREAMED. I was so shocked I just sat there processing for a minute. My 4 week old just rolled over. WTH?! Your not supposed to be able to do that yet. Now every time I lay you down anywhere, you flip your whole bottom half over, but you can't quite get your arms and chest over yet. But your trying. Gabbie says your "High Average" :) So far your eyes have stayed a grey-blue color. You may get Daddy's eyes. According to the scale at home you weigh 9.2 lbs, but I  don't think that's right since you were 9lbs at your 2 week appt. 2 weeks ago. I measured you this morning and your 23 inches. You've grown almost 2 inches since you were born! I think that's a huge growth spurt! Your hair is still dark brown like Moma's and you haven't lost any of it. It's actually gotten longer in the back. You smile for real now. I know sometimes it's a gas smile, but Daddy or I can now get you to smile when we want. We'll tickle your cheeks and face, and sometimes I'll sing a silly song and that'll get you going. Oh and Keech loves you so much. Every time you cry, he runs over and licks your head until you stop. He loves your tummy time mat. Whenever your laying on it, he lays right next you on the mat. You just stare at him with this look that says you love him back. You are still clingy, and all about moma. You let daddy hold you for about 15mins a day so I can take a shower, but the second I'm out you start screaming for me. I tried putting you in your sling today, and it went much better than it did the first time. I found the instructions, and turns out I was putting you in it wrong, so that explains that. We're even going on a walk after I'm done with this. You HATE bottles. I don't know why we even try to give 'em to you.

You have such a personality baby girl. I can't wait to see you grow up to be. But don't grow too fast :) Moma and Daddy love you so much! Now we're going on a walk!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Stage 5 Clinger Baby

Don't let this sweet face fool you. She's a tad bit monsterish.
I love my daughter. I could spend hours just staring or talking to her. She's probably the cutest baby EVER.
But damn, I can't get anything done!
I'll get her to sleep, and lay her down thinking I'm sneaky, and I won't take 2 steps before she's screaming for me. I actually had to wheel her bassinet into the bathroom today. I love that she loves me so much and doesn't want to be away from me, but jeeeezz. I just wanna brush my teeth in peace. I need a sling. Any suggestions as to which one I should get? I have one that's like a pouch, but she's so nosy she pulls her way out of it so I end up having to use both hands just to keep her in. Help! Moma needs both her hands.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Christmas, New Year, and other things

Every tine I even think about getting on the computer, Charlotte looses her effing mind. I don't understand how at 3 weeks old she can already read my mind. She's currently sleeping in my left arm which is how I'm even able to type this lovely post. And I'm typing with one hand b/c I'm a multi-tasking beast :) I've only been a mom for 3 weeks and I'm already a pro... Riiiight. It's just going to take a million years to type.

Anyway so Christmas and the New Year were great! We got to spend lots of time with our families, and Santa was very good to us. We were able to go up to Lincolnton and see Joe's grandparents, aunt and uncle, and great aunt and great uncle. We even got a chance to meet Mitch and Mari for breakfast. We haven't seen them since this summer so were excited to see them, and they were the first of our friends to see the baby. She slept the whole time, but they got to look at her :) We also got to see my family in Charlotte which was great. I definitely miss seeing them every few weeks. I wish we would've had time to see more people, but there just wasn't enough time. Hopefully we can see more people the next time we're home. We came home to GA before the New Year. We wanted to beat traffic and have a few days for just our little family before Joe had to go back to work. Our celebration consisted of me falling asleep in the arm chair nursing the baby and waking up literally 15 seconds before midnight, and Joe and Keech asleep in the recliner. We're pretty hardcore. New babies are exhausting. Sheesh.

So that was our holiday vacation. And Charlotte's newborn pictures came. Some are pretty questionable. Not that the model really knew what she was doing :)

Don't take my paci.

What's up?

Blowing kisses.

Just over it.

Um... Where's my paci?!

There it is. I'm watching you people now....

See? Questionable. There's more but these are the "best". And I of course purchased every one.
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