Sunday, April 18, 2010

The happiest 3 months of my life.....

My cupcake is 3 months old...It's crazy!! She is playing, laughing, doing sit ups, rolling around, and every day brings something different. She is The sweetest baby I could have ever imagined.

Friday, April 9, 2010

My Outdoorsy Lady

She touched the grass for the first time today...she wasn't really sure how she felt about it all..she just sat there in amazement. My grass is crazy wild in the back yard but at least it made for a good picture. For once I can't be totally mad that my husband hasn't cut it yet. She loves being outside or sitting in her bumbo in front of the window or glass door...She stays really quiet and just observes, we see all kinds of birds, trees, and squirrels around so she always has something to look at.
Well I am off tomorrow, have some grocery shopping and birthday presents to get (refer to prev post!). I am ready to spend the whole day with my lovely. Saturday is the ALS walk. Sunday is Tay's birthday party. Busy weekend ahead.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Birthday Blvd.

I swear it is birthday season...I have been buying gifts left and right..and they are all legit...not a friend of a friend...I'm talking my husband, sister, Best friend, Close friends daughter (Emerson's first birthday party)...I won't keep going but they are all within the same week. Glorious right?
Well Em's first Easter was cute...she wore her little dress, and had her very simple because she is only 2 1/2 months old Easter basket. We had a cookout on what turned out to be a beautiful day.
I love sharing her firsts with her....which reminds me..she finally found her feet!! They were in the middle of a staring contest..she reached down and touched them for the first time today. I witnessed it all...silently cheering her on. Woot Emerson! She has started to roll over..and I say started because she doesn't roll all the way..just kind of lands on her side for now. Any day now and I am sure she is bound to roll all the way. I just hope she is in the ideal location when it happens. I don't want to come home to the story about how she plopped to the floor. Since I work part time now, Shane's mom comes over for 2 hours to watch her till he gets off..soo I don't have complete control over the situation(god forbid!).
Anyways I will leave you with a few pictures from the weekend. Enjoy :)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Well we had a busy day! Making Easter eggs for the first time with Gramma and Auntie M. We went to lunch and celebrated Auntie Melissa's 27th birthday. We spent alot of time outside and she just loved every second. Kisses from Grandpa who just came home from work, he's a pilot..the reason for the uniform :) And since he is only home 2-3 days a week he loves spending time with his little lady.

I have been working out in the morning...just walking since I only have her travel system and not a jogging stroller. And running at night when hubby is home and she is asleep..I heard of this from couch to 5k plan, and had a fellow mommy just recently run in a marathon. Really inspired me to do the same. I would really love to keep up the whole workout routine. Honestly I do alot in my day and it would be really hard to keep up. I wake up at 9pm with my girl, since her daddy does her 7pm feeding while he is up for work.. I get some extra sleep(what a good guy). I feed..change..wash her face..and do her hair(ok so the little she does have). I wash all her bottles and pre- make them for the day, while she watches me in her bouncer that I put next to the sink so we can look out the window at all the birds together...sometimes there are other dishes to take care of too. But by the time I am done with those she is ready for her morning nap. While she is napping I catch up on my internet time..the usual email/facebook/twitter/WTE/blog. She usually only naps for about an hour. Once she is awake she eats, I pack her up and by 11 we are going for our morning walk. Home again by 12, Em is usually asleep from all the movement... So I am able to shower. Once she is is time for her to eat again...then we visit with her friend the vacuum, I thought she would be startled by the noise, but she actually quite loves it..and I do other household chores that are usually in everyones rotation...bathrooms/sweep and mop/laundry/dusting. Catching up on my DVR while doing so. Em usually sits in her swing or on her play mat..and I rotate between cleaning a few and playing with her a few. She loves to watch me move across the room...and always flashes a surprised smile when I stop in to say hello. Then it is time to get ready for 5 hours of work.I am out of the house by 3.30 there by 4....working till 9pm..home to cook dinner for Shane...then to the track at 10pm for the night workout...done by 11.30 since it is usually at least 2 miles I do. Home and ready for some ME time before bed...only to wake up and do it all again! I feel like the more I do in a day the more energy I have :) But back to my main point....I would LOVE to do a marathon..maybe for March of Dimes...since I know lots of preemies who technically should not have survived...and some that didn't. Plus my baby is my motivation so it kind of seems perfect. I am going to set some short term goals to make sure I am able to reach my long term one ;)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

So I am planning on going to Wisconsin with my family in late July for a family reunion. I have tons of family there my mom's 7 siblings and all their kids(my cousins)I also have my biological fathers family there(whom I have never met). We are planning a get-together on that side of the family too. So I guess the day that we will meet face to face has been set. I am pretty emotion-less about it...I really could care less. I have my own family to care about now and if anything it makes it harder for me to realize how he could have left his little ones. I could never leave Emmy. I hate that I have to go to work and thats only part time..I couldn't imagine forever. To me you would have to be pretty heartless to accomplish staying away from your kids for 25 years. Buuuut we will see how this goes. Hopefully we can have a drama free experience. Should be interesting though..

I have also started my work out routine yesterday..I am walking/running every night after work. I need a jogging stoller to go during the day when I have Em, that way I can get 2 work out's in. That would be awesome. It is time to say GOODBYE BABY aren't so cute these days, people aren't dying to touch you any my friend will not be missed!