Friday, February 24, 2012

Pictures FINALLY!

I finally got the pictures to upload! Hope you enjoy! Hopefully next week things will be back to normal in the blog! 

Chillin' in the Excer-Saucer

Sleeping in the carseat (after her 4 month shots)

About to eat some rice cereal

Yummy (not so much) 

This is how she loves to lay (even when sleeping)! 

Napping with Patch

So cute together

Hmm... what to dream about? 

Happy Valentine's Day! 

Allison's loot (new bibs, toys, socks, and a book)

Allison's gift to Daddy

Such a big footprint! 

Cute Valentine's Day Outfit! 

Happy girl! 

So cute!

Chubby arms!

I bought this outfit when I found out I was preggers! 

 1 year later! (almost to the day!)

All ready for church! 

So sleepy! 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Belated Valentine's Day

So last week we had a couple of new events at our house. First, Allison got her first cold, which then spread to me and eventually Chris... we were all miserable, fortunately it was at separate times! Allison and I had our colds during the week and Chris got his on the weekend. At least A and I were able to be snuggly together and then we let daddy be. As you can tell by my last post, it wasn't easy trying to clean Allison's nose, and as the week progressed it didn't get any easier! She got more upset every time we cleaned it and it was apparent that it was becoming raw. I kept hearing about Aquaphor for her cracked/chapped skin, so I finally went out and bought some. It's like a miracle! It cleared her skin up almost immediately and after 3 days, it was almost completely gone! So now I know, Aquaphor will be a staple in our household!

We also celebrated our first Valentine's Day together! Well, last year she was around, just not where we could celebrate with her! Chris had to work late, but insisted on cooking dinner, so we had a lovely evening at the house together. He arrived home at 8 and we didn't end up eating until around 9, but Chris made a fantastic salmon pasta with a nice glass of wine! We also traded Valentine's presents and we all got something that we loved. Allison got her links that she's been wanting for a long time. Chris got a super cute tiger that sings a song that makes us laugh every time we play it! And Chris got me flowers and a beautiful heart necklace! All in all a very nice night!

Nothing else really happened last week. It was our first weekend together in awhile, so I decided to go walking/shopping. I thought it would be best to get my workout on before I get too bundled down with shopping bags, and it was a good thing! We power walked through the outlet mall for 30 minutes before finally stopping to shop. It was nice because I got to quickly window shop and find all the places I wanted to go and then shop. Osh Kosh was having a 50% off sale with an additional 40% off sale, so Allison got a couple of shirts for summer and a very cute hat for next year! Then Carter's was also having a 50% off sale, so we had to stop in (also because I had a coupon). Well, it was a good thing I did the power walking before... Allison has A LOT of new clothes for summer, and some wonderful bath soaps/lotions that work well on her skin!

So something is wrong with my computer/the blog, and I cannot upload any pictures! I've been taking lots of them, so one day there will be a post devoted only to the pictures! I don't know what's wrong, I've tried for several days to upload them and I've tried clearing my computer and trying a different computer... nothing seems to be working! I promise, I'll keep trying though and I'll post them as soon as I can!

See y'all soon!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A sick baby

So not too much has been going on this week. Allison started rice cereal, and she's not particularly impressed by it! You can check out the video to get the WHOLE experience... sorry it's so long... I told Chris to take the video and he just never stopped! I've been giving it to her about once a day (usually right before we eat dinner since she ALWAYS wakes up then). She's getting more and more used to it, and I think she might actually be enjoying it! I can't wait to start cooking for her and seeing how she reacts to all the different foods in the world! 

This was my last weekend to work! Chris and I looked at how much I was getting paid, less the gas it takes to get there, and how much I hated being away from my family and we decided that it wasn't worth it! I hardly ever saw Chris, maybe for like 3 hours a night and we were both so exhausted we would just watch tv, and I hated not being able to make plans with our family (like going to the park, or hang out with my sisters-in-law). So, of course, we had to make a run to the outlet mall to see if there was any last minute items that I need (or really want!). I got some stuff for Allison and a couple of must-haves from William-Sonoma for myself! 

Yesterday Allison came down with a little cold! She woke up crying around 1am and was having trouble breathing through her nose. I calmed her down and gave her a bottle and it seemed to clear up. She fell back asleep and I thought all was well! Not so much... She woke up screaming again around 4 and was really having problems breathing, so I turned on all the lights and cleaned out her nose (which wasn't fun) and then gave her another bottle and she was perfect. She was still congested when she woke up, but it wasn't that bad. She was very snuggly this morning, like she just didn't feel good and needed her mommy! I had to clean her nose out about 10 more times yesterday, and none were as easy as when she was swaddled! Apparently she is abnormally strong for a 4 month old! I was trying to snuggle her to hold her down with one hand while trying to clean out her nose with my free hand! She finally got to the point that when I pulled out the aspirator she would start fidgeting and get fussy! 

Well, to keep this short, I'm going to save all the Valentine's plans and continue the saga of her first cold! Until next week... 

Allison getting her first taste of Rice Cereal! 

Allison making some new noises that she's picked up from somewhere.... I'm guessing Chris

Having problems uploading pictures, so next week there will be lots! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Another Dr. Appt

We just got back from the Dr. office for Allison's 4 month visit, and she has gained about a half a pound since last time! She now weighs 13.12 pounds and is 25" long. She is average on her weight, and in the 75th percentile for her height! Not surprising since Chris and I are both tall! She had a very good check up and the nurse and doctor were impressed with her ability to hold her head up and move around! This means that she's been clear to start on rice cereal! She's also able to go back on her Similac for sensitive tummy's (which is A LOT cheaper than what she's on now)! I'm hoping this means that she will start sleeping better at night! 

Not much has been going on other than the appt. She still can't roll over and HATES tummy time! She will last for about 5-10 mins and then she's done with it! I can place her on her tummy with her arm under her and she can roll over, but she still hasn't gotten how to move her arm in that position to roll over by herself. She is starting to move more on her back, and looks like she might roll over from her back to tummy first! 

She also is getting more and more interested in playing by herself! She loves to swing and will stay there for a hour or so before getting cranky! She also LOVES her excer-saucer! She is learning all the different things it can do and will stay there for about 30 minutes! This is great to give me more time to do the dishes, laundry, and blog! 

So I guess that's it! 

Sleeping while Mommy does her work out

Waiting patiently for the Super Bowl to start

Go Colts! (Well, we were rooting for the Giants... We love all the Mannings!)

So cute! 

Happy girl... soon there will be teeth there!

Low ridin' 

Super happy for Mommy-Daughter day at the park! 

Playing in the excer-saucer

She was scared by me making "motor" noises!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

4 Months Already

I can't believe that Allison is 4 months old today! It was exactly 1 year ago that Chris and I found out that we were pregnant! This past year has gone by so quickly but it seems like I can still remember every minute of every day. She's also getting so big that I can't believe how much she's grown. I can't wait to go to the doctor and see how much she weighs and how long she is!

In baby news, Allison hasn't been sleeping through the night! She stopped that about a week ago and I'm getting fed up with it! We give her a bottle at 11 and she's up at 2 or 3 to get fed, and then up again by 6:30 to eat, yet again! I've decided that I'm going to start her on rice cereal today, since she's now old enough, and hope that that is the answer to all my problems!

In other news, she is learning to mimic. She started doing this growl (that I find a little annoying) but if we start doing it, she immediately jumps in and starts growling too! I was also singing a song to her (Rise & Shine and Give God the Glory) and was doing the hand motions to it and she started moving her hands like me and opening and closing them! I guess now we should really start the sign language and hopefully she will learn it quickly!

We've also been going to the park, like every day! I get to get my workout on and she gets to look at the pretty trees! But I do think that she enjoys it and she is very well behaved so I can walk longer!

Well, I can't wait to get back to you next week to tell you how everything is going, how big she is, and hopefully, how much sleep she's getting! Until then!

Isn't she just the cutest sleeper! 

Happy Girl! 

Mile 1- Happy to be at the park

Mile 2- Getting a little bored

Mile 3- Sound asleep

Mile 4- Are we still here? 

Happy to be home! 

4 month bath time! She's getting so big! 

Go Colts! (This is just my favorite Christmas present and it's a little big, but now we can see how fast she's growing every month!)

We <3 Peyton Manning! 

This is that annoying sound that she makes... I'm trying to teach her a new noise, but until then, I'm stuck with this one! It's not too bad for a little while, but all day it can get very old!