Saturday, February 6, 2010

Soooo as bad as it is, I listened to my husband and let my girl get a taste of my grape tootsie pop I was eating. I dabbed it on her lip and she started licking her lips to get all the flavor off! Then she would stick out her tongue for me and even tried to put the whole thing in her mouth. I didn't let her of course but it was soo funny and cute. I didn't let her get too much of it just a bit for a giggle. She is 9lbs now. WOW!
We are planning our first trip to FL. 2/12-2/19 to visit my sister.. she had to leave the day after she was born. So before I have to go back to work we are driving down to see her, Emmy is a great car rider so we shouldn't have any problems. I am excited to get out of NC for a little.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Em's Room

So I realized that I never got around to posting Emmy's nursery pics. Boy did we do work on that room! When we first moved in we painted the room with black/white decor, the above pic is the only one I had which was while we were still in the process of putting it together.So obviously to start we painted, and just picking the color for me you would think was a life changing decision, it took forever..I went to every store imaginable and took every green paint swatch home and taped it to the wall..changing my mind every other day. I finally just said it has to get done, so I picked tart green apple and we slapped it on the walls. We changed her light fixture...sounds easy enough yeah? NOT! The people that lived here previously took out the brackets that are usually in place to mount the fixture..and replaced it with a piece of plywood that was spackled into the ceiling. Why?!?!?!?
After 2 days of meddling and another trip to the store to try another fixture we(meaning Shane and my sister)finally got it up! That ugly fan definitely had to go. We also as you can see got plantation blinds up, that sounds simple too huh?! Not a chance, turns out our windows have not so common measurements, two returns, a few hours and one discouraged husband later...they were up! Hmmmmph. Obstacles are the story of our life but we always overcome, that's the important thing I guess. So staying with the trend we will move on to the next snag, her bedding..I began searching right when I found out I was pregnant, and knew if it was a girl what I would be getting. Well as you already know, she was a girl so when I was 18 weeks we ordered the bedding online. I then got the notice it was on back order via email, but whatever I wanted it that bad it was worth the wait. Soooo fast forward to December. I'm due any day...I call to check on it, they assure me they will be sending it the end of December... 2 days later I get the email that they cancelled my order since it is on back order and they don't know when they will get it in stock. OMG! I called and complained like a mad woman and wrote the company. I already had a spare set on the crib so I decided at 9 months pregnant it wasn't worth the anger! The funny thing, it's still on the website as available! I did get compensated though, so it wasn't a total loss :).. What else you ask? Well that's all I will go on about, otherwise this would take all night. We put a lot of time into her room and though it isn't my initial vision of her room, I still think it came together quite nicely. Maybe I am a tid biased. Well anyways enjoy!

Another First!

SNOW! I made sure to wake up early and get her daddy to hold her while I managed to take 2 quick pictures..I know it was cold out but only had her out long enough to capture her first snow...told you I was a freak photograher! I don't want to miss anything. And how cute is her stinkin hat?! I just love it. I didn't have many baby pictures of myself so I want to make sure she has more than enough. Today was a lazy day at PJ's watching movies..while Emmy did her, sleep, pee and poo. She is starting to be more active though...she would usually only wake up to eat then knock back out but she stays awake longer and she can now follow you with her eyes. She lost her umbilical cord yesterday..fianlly that icky thing is gone. I know it supplied her with life and all but it was nasty looking. It hung on by a thread for a day and just swung around..ew. We noticed it was missing during a diaper change..notice I said missing. I searched her outfit..the sheets and blankets on the bed..everywhere..I just knew I had been rolling around in it and it was stuck to me somewhere. I checked her again and finally found it in the footie of her Pj's, thank goodness for that! Just makes me realize how fast time is flying and soon enough I will be back to fair. I want to stay home with her. At least I am only going back part time. I couldn't imagine 8 hours everyday with someone else raising her. I know alot of people have to use daycare because of their work schedules and all and I would normally be one of those people..but that doesn't mean we all aren't jealous the daycare workers spend more time with our kids than we do! Anyways it's bed time.