October 23, 2011

My Thankful List {3rd ed}

Life has been good lately. Really good! It's not necessarily one thing in particular, but just a series of days and events. This week, our schedule was full. I think Shelby and I had plans every day this week 
(which made for a cranky baby by Saturday!)
Shelbs sitting big in her stroller @ Dianeyland

We played, we went to Disneyland, we visited, we dined, we shopped, we said goodbye to a life and celebrated another, we spent quality time with family and by yesterday, we were tired. We topped off a busy week today with a church meeting for each of us, followed by church itself, a nap for Dave and Shelby, and then a wonderful evening spent at the Ruby Jane foundation event. It was a nice evening, for a wonderful cause. (If you'd like to know more about the foundation, visit here). My wonderful parents came out to watch Shelbs while we attended. It was a great way to end a busy week. It made me feel especially grateful for eternal families and the togetherness and friendship that can come through our church. 

I'm hoping that this weeks offers a lighter schedule. Someone needs to get some decent naps under her belt, and another someone needs to clean some house. 

Tonight i'm especially thankful for...
1. Grandparents who love their Granddaughter.
2. A full nights sleep.
3. Shelby's new favorite play thing, her play mat.
4. Non-ingrown toenails. Having one stinks.
5. Homemade bread for toast for breakfast.
6. Generous parent in-laws.
7. The RSM lake across the street.
8. A husband who does my "honey do's" without complaint.
9. Being the winning bidder on a retractable screen door.
10. The moments that only I can comfort Shelby.

October 15, 2011

{3 months}

Yesterday was Shelbs 3 month birthday. It's hard for me to believe. Time flies and we love her SO much! I'm torn between loving the changes I see in her every day and yearning for the tiny little baby she was not long ago.

Some of our favorite things about this age:

  • The conversations and cooing she does when we talk to her. 
  • How her little legs rarely stop kicking.
  • Her fist is her new found friend.
  • Last week she started sleeping through the night. 
  • 3 months brought about a more mellow and happier her.
  • She tracks us and follows our movements.
  • I feel like I finally know her needs and wants.
  • Naps have become easy and routine.
  • She smiles at most everyone!
  • The chunky rolls on her thighs. Just wanna eat them up!
Can't wait to see the changes the coming months bring!

October 12, 2011

A name & a blessing

 On Sunday at church, we blessed Shelby. In our church, this is a chance for the Dad to give their child a blessing. Typically it includes blessings of health, wishes for their future and words of love for them. (feel free to learn more about our church here)
It was so wonderful to see so many of our family and friends there to support us. 
I am so grateful for Dave and how loving he is with Shelby. He has jumped into the role of Dad what seems to me, pretty seamlessly. We celebrated afterward at our house where we ate, chatted, the kids played and it rounded out a great day! 

October 11, 2011

New leaf?

Although her 'official' 3 month birthday isn't until later this week, it's seems as though week 12 has brought about some changes. Big changes. Fantastic changes. Like she's turned a new leaf. You see, Shelby has never been a tough baby, but she did enter a fussy stage after she exited the newborn-sleep-all-the-time phase. Then, one night last week, she slept all night. 10-6. What an amazing (once in a while) thing I told myself! Then it happened again. And again. Soon it had been almost a week. On what may have very well been the same day, she slept in the car, without a peep. And that was a big difference from the Shelby who cried hysterically when the car stopped, and almost as suddenly stopped once I hit the gas. (Once I realized that's just how it was going to be, it was hilarious how fast her switch flipped from crying to silent). But now, she just hangs out in the back seat for the most part. And I'm SO ok with that. And lastly, she's started to fall asleep randomly on her own. What? My baby needs to be bounced, held, rocked or nursed to sleep. Nope. In my lap at the in-laws? Asleep. Laying in her crib for naps? Asleep. Playing on her playmat? Asleep! I loved this little girl at birth. I loved her at one month, but my love for her grows deeper and more intense every day! I want to eat her up. Eeek! I just can't get enough!

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October 5, 2011

There's an App for That...

I was just about to email all my recent photos from my phone to myself, then save them on the computer when I looked at my phone and said, DUH! You have an app for that! Silly me, how many times in the last few weeks have I had the urge to blog, but because all my photos are on my phone, stopped short and thought, not now, it's too much work! Oh boy, does pregnancy brain last beyond pregnancy? I think I have proof.

SO, here is our last month in photos.

We went to Grandma and Grandpas for dinner. When we pulled up, this is what we found in the backseat.

Seriously we couldn't stop laughing!

We went to the fair with out friends John & Darby. We bought fried food, candy and John came home with the entire angry birds cast in stuffed animal form. Isn't that what everyone does at the fair?

We took camera pictures together, in none of which she was looking at the camera. Oh yeah, and I dyed my hair.

I joined this, became addicted, and surprisingly, yummy and cute things have come from it!

...Like this wreath I made on Saturday!

...And this monkey bread I made during GC.

And lastly, we co-napped for the first time in a while on Monday. I loved every cuddly second of it.

Now I must do some laundry and shower while that "window of opportunity" I've spoken of still exists.