Thursday, May 27, 2010

The First Shots...

Well Lyla had her first "2 month" shots on Monday, I say it that way because she is almost 3 months... took forever to get into the doctor, but at least I know for next time! She took it all in like a little trooper and only cried until they quit sticking her, which was less than a minute, then she promptly slept the rest of the day!
Beau was checking out the "site"
Pretty sure she enjoyed the Sponge bob Band-aids...

We also had a little photo shoot one day because....well mommy was bored and we still have not had and professional pictures taken:

She is very good at holding her head up now and really enjoys playing on her play mat. Finally getting in a nap routine...kind of... and she loves playing silly peek-a-boo games with us!
So, here are just some favorites from this past week... 
"Eating" her toys, she has finally started grabbing them and really "playing"
Almost a smile for mommy! 
She LOVES when daddy is home to play!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Your just jealous 'cause...

We're young and in love! (Lyrics courtesy of Brand New)

I was just thinking today that Austin and I have been together for over 6 years! It's very rare at our age, and I have to just sit and be so thankful that I found "the one", my soul mate, and my best friend at a young age so we can spend every moment together. It is unbelievable how crazy our lives can be even though I feel like most days are the mundane same routine but we have been through high school proms, college separation, joining the Army, deployment, getting married, having a baby, and SO many more adventures through out the years. No matter how crazy things get and how worried I am about the next move, he is always there to keep me grounded and calm me down.
And now we have this AMAZING little person who learns so much everyday. I feel like everyday is the same over and over but then when I stop to think, our little baby girl can already hold her head up and smile and "ooo" and "ahhh" at us. 
Life is OH SO good!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

First Smiles: The second month!

The first on camera SMILE
I can't believe our baby is already (a little over) 2 months old! I feel like it was just yesterday that I saw her for the first time but also feel like I have known her for forever. She weighed 9 lbs 1 oz at 8 weeks old, so she is still our little peanut!
We are so blessed with a very happy baby who SLEEPS for anywhere from 6-9 hours at night! Which I realize for most moms is unheard of! I feel very lucky and can't imagine if we were still up 2-3 times a night.... because last night was like that for the first time in about 3 weeks and I am exhausted today! We even managed to wake daddy up which is an almost impossible thing to do. So... here's to hoping that tonight she goes back to her "normal" sleep pattern!!! 
She has started smiling (first real big one May 4th!), not loves to play on her play mat which just started this week, before then she wasn't interested in her toys at all... now she will sit for 15-20 minutes just batting them around and kicking her little feet! She also is starting to like her swing a lot and will even let it rock her to sleep instead of mommy or daddy, which is a nice break when I need to do other duties, such as laundry and cleaning!
This month has been very eventful from visits from Oma, Opa, Uncle Mike, Mimi and Papa Conley, to first trips out to Victorville! (The 1 1/2 hour trip away from home.)
Also, after thinking she had reflux we experimented with bottle feeding (mainly pumped "mommy milk") and she is just such a happier baby. She was crying after every feeding and we just knew something wasn't right and turns out she just wasn't getting quite full enough! 

Here are some pictures from this past month up until Mother's day weekend when she turned 9 weeks old.
 Sleeping with daddy after he did his "Spur Ride" and earned his spurs for the Calvary! This was a 2 day long hard process and he really did earn them!
 Tummy Time! 
Rockin her cloth diapers! 
 She LOVES the LoveyDuds wrap! (

Ok, so not every day is all happiness and smiles! 
Its the truth, HE was showing off! ;-)
After Bath time!! 
Coolest baby on the block! 
Her new found pleasure.