Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hey Mamaw and Papaw!

We have had a really fun weekend so far. We went and did some shopping today and got a few things done we have been meaning to do. G-Ma got Delaney the cutest spring dress today and I can't wait for it to warm up so she can wear it! We also went over and visited Mamaw Peggy and Papaw Frank this afternoon. Delaney was a little ill and hadn't had to much sleep today so I think she was just tired but we had fun visiting with them. Mamaw Peggy held Delaney for a little bit until she got a little cranky.. she does this really funny thing now when she wants you to pick her up she will look right at you and poke her bottom lip out with this sad look on her face. She doesn't cry right away its kind of like a warning and if you don't do what she wants after that your warning is over and she will start crying.... its really funny! It's supposed to snow tonight and in the morning so were excited! I hope it stays around for a little while and there is enough to at least look at! Anyway I just put Delaney down for bed so I'm going to get some things done...

Friday, February 27, 2009

Bumbos, Books, and Bathing Suits!

I've been a slacker the last week on posting! I go back to work in a week and have been trying to finish up a few things before I go back. I'm sad that I'm going to have to leave Delaney but I think I'm ready to get back into the swing of things since I have to go back. Delaney has decided that she likes books (most of the time anyway)... she will sit with you and stare at the pictures while you read to her and she actually looks pretty interested! We tried the bumbo again after giving it a break for a couple of weeks to see how much progress she has made on controlling her head. She did really well and sat in it for a good while before she got fussy and wanted to get out. Also I don't know why but I have been excited about getting her a bathing suit forever so I went this week and found one that I thought was so cute.. the Easter Bunny will bringing it shortly! We did a little tummy time today as well and she tolerated it but still doesn't love it. I think because she sleeps on her back and loves it that shes not that excited about being on her tummy! Anyway we are going to be doing some more running around this weekend to finish up some things.. G-Ma got her such a sweet dress for spring so I'm excited for it to warm up soon so she can wear it. Were also going to Cottontails next weekend for the first time and I'm really excited about it.. I hope we find lots of cute stuff! Here are some pictures from the week!























Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Papa!

My dad's birthday was actually on Tuesday but Delaney and I went up today to hang out with him and give him his gifts. It was really fun spending time with him and Delaney was really good. Her Papa loves her so much and loves holding her and talking to her. He is really good with her and she's usually content just sitting with him. She was in a good mood most of the trip. We also went to see Susan's parents and to visit my grandparents on the way back. Delaney had a full day of people loving on her! Once we got home and got her fed we tried out a bubble bath for the first time. She was a little confused about all the bubbles at first and had a funny look on her face but she warmed right up to them and loved it! Anyway we had a great day. Delaney is worn out and is sound asleep in her crib!



















Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

Very exciting news for us! I know the dark picture that you can barely see of Delaney sleeping just looks like a normal nap right? Well not for us! From day one Delaney has slept in her swaddle blanket for naps at night everything. The only time she will sleep not swaddled is if were out somewhere and she falls asleep with me holding her. Now I'm not complaining that she sleeps in the swaddle because she is a great sleeper! Its not a big deal and doesn't hold her back from anything but it keeps her from falling asleep in the stroller or anything when were out because I think she associates being swaddled with time to sleep! I tried once a month or so ago just putting her in the bed not swaddled to see what she would do and she went crazy! She was crying so hard and it was not a sleepy "I'm trying to fight going to sleep" cry but more of a "I am so mad and you better come get me" cry. So yesterday was the next time I tried putting her down for a nap without the swaddle. She cried or more whined for a few minutes like she normally does when I first put her down and a little while later I went in to check and she was asleep!! I was so excited and snapped this picture but couldn't use the flash because I didn't want to wake her up. She didn't take as long of a nap or sleep as soundly but I think a nap or two a day without it and she will be sleeping like normal without it in no time!

Also yesterday I had to go teach a cheerleading class that I am doing for kindergarten and first graders so G-Ma came to stay with Delaney. She loved playing with G-Ma and I got a couple pictures of them watching T.V together. Delaney was all tired out by the end of the night and fell asleep on G-Ma. We love having her so close to us!















Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dinner Time!

Tonight David's sister Traci and her whole family were in town so we got to go eat with them and Uncle Brent and Papaw came too! We had so much fun hanging out with everyone. Delaney got to spend a lot of time with her Aunt Traci and loved every minute of it! Her cousin Lindsey held her as well and did a great job! We went to Jim N' Nicks to eat and the food was so good. Delaney even got to eat with us at the restaurant because it was time for her bottle. She was a little tired from being awake so long and fell asleep in the middle of her bottle. Anyway we were so glad to get to spend time with everyone so here are some pictures from dinner!


















Monday, February 16, 2009

Fun filled weekend!

Well this weekend was our first trip away from home overnight with Delaney and she did great! I didn't forget to pack anything and it was her first time sleeping all night in the pack n play and she slept all night almost just as good as she does in her bed at home. We had the best weather pretty much the whole time. It was rainy one day but it was not cold so we still got to get out and do some shopping. Delaney was a good sport about going out to the beach the first day and didn't seem to mind her feet in the sand (even though it was warm the sand was pretty cool!) We went with a bunch of coaches and their wives as well. Another one of the coaches have a little girl who is just a few weeks younger than Delaney so it was really fun to see them and spend time with them. The girls will be together a ton during football season so I'm sure they will be fast friends when they get a little bigger and can stay awake at the same time to see each other!
Also my sweet husband surprised me and scheduled me an hour massage this afternoon and then a pedicure! I had such a fun and relaxing day! Here are some pictures from our trip this weekend!



















Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy V-day! We are at the beach and Delaney had a great first Valentine's Day. We will post some of the cute pictures we have gotten of her first trip to the beach when we get back. I hope everyone had a great day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Three Month Post...

I can't believe you will be three months this week! I feel like you were just born yesterday... You are starting to develop a little personality and it is so cute! You smile all the time when I talk to you and you are starting to try and copy sounds I make. You really like playing on your mat now and reach up and hit all the things above your face. You can see in the picture below but you held your bottle by yourself for the first time today. You love to sleep and usually sleep from about 9pm to 9am. You are a really good eater and are now starting to notice the dogs. They are always right by you whenever you are playing on the floor. You are not liking your car seat so much these days! You hate when we strap you in or take you out but are usually fine once we start driving and fall asleep. We love you so much and have loved being your mommy and daddy for the last three months! So I came back to this post to put up the picture of you with your bear at three months so we can look back and see how much you have grown. I was a little late so you are actually 3 months 5 days in this picture. I will try and do the rest of the pictures on time. Happy three months!

We are going to the beach for the first time tomorrow! I am so excited and this will be our first trip overnight with Delaney. I hope she does good and I really hope I didn't forget to pack anything! I'll post all about how it went when we get back!

Stats:
Weight: 11lbs (10th percentile)
Height: 23 3/4 (50th percentile)






Monday, February 9, 2009

The past few days...

The weather the past few days has been so pretty so we have been taking advantage. I can't believe its February and 70 degrees! Anyway we have been trying out the stroller and going for walks. Delaney and the pups are loving it. Delaney looks around the whole time we are walking and Mazi absolutely loves being outside... Gracie however does not like to walk on the leash so she is just the right size to fit in the basket in the bottom of the stroller and she loves riding! Davids sister Staci and her whole family got to come and visit this weekend so we were very excited to get to see them.. Also David's sister Traci gave us a really cool Christmas present that we had been waiting on forever and we finally got it back this weekend! Its the plate with Delaney's footprints on it. Here are some pictures documenting what we have been doing these past few days!

















Friday, February 6, 2009

First Born Survey!

(from FaceBook)
Here you go mommies- a different kind of survey for a change. It's all about your first born! Let's see how much you remember!

1. WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED? yes

2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? yes

3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? super excited and a little nervous!

4. WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU? absolutely not

5. HOW OLD WERE YOU? 24

6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? took 3 home preg test!!

7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? David

8. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX? For sure!

9. DUE DATE? November 22, 2008

10. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? not once :)

11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? pizza subs from Subway

12. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST? finding things to wear!

13. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX? girl

14. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? no way I was so excited to have a little girl!

15. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY? about 40... I stopped asking after a little while!

16. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? yes quite a few!

17. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW? I knew about it

18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? no I was very fortunate

19. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? St. Vincents

20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? I was induced so they started the meds about 7:30 that morning and I had her at 11:46 am!

21. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? David

22. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH? David and my mom

23. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION? natural

24. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN? Of course!

25. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH AND HOW LONG? 8lbs 8oz and 20.5in long

26. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN? November 14, 2008 (8 days early)

27. DID YOU OR YOUR CHILD HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS AFTER THE BIRTH? no

28. HOW LONG WERE YOU AND YOUR CHILD IN THE HOSPITAL? 3 days, 2 nights

29. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER? Delaney Michelle

30. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY? 12 weeks today!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Thinking about how blessed we are!

We recently had a friend lose a baby that was about the same age as Delaney and it just really brings perspective to life and what really matters. Of course when you are blessed with a healthy baby you know what a blessing it is but I still think you can overlook how special all the little things are. Once they are home and healthy it is easy to get into a routine of just playing with them and taking care of them as more of what you do instead of really taking in every moment you have with them.. really paying attention to little things like if they are having a fussy moment or are not wanting to take a nap.. instead of getting frustrated and upset to really take in even the not so perfect moments because I know that some parents would kill to have back any one of those "not so perfect moments". Yesterday when Delaney was taking a nap David and I went in her room and just watched her for a few minutes and both just cried looking at her and knowing how blessed we are to have her. She just looked so peaceful sleeping so soundly with not a care in the world. It just breaks my heart for those parents to have to go thru something so tragic as losing a child.. If you are reading this please pray for the Sheppard's and that the Lord with just wrap himself around them and give them strength during this time.. I had really just been thinking about all this and how blessed we are so wanted to share...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rainy day fun!



So yesterday while it was raining and cold outside Delaney and I stayed in and just hung out. I was thinking of things I could do with her because she is starting to stay awake a little more now and remembered her daddy had picked out some sunglasses for her a long time ago. I decided to get them out and see how she liked them.. here are a few pictures from yesterday. She didn't so much like them but was a really good sport!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Welcome to the blog!

Hey! I am working on creating our blog so we can start posting daily events... Delaney is already growing so fast so I wanted to start a blog to look back and remember all the fun things we are doing! Check back later for updates and pictures once I get everything up and running...