Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

When you're this cute...

and you're face is this sweet... 

and your smile lights up a room....

you need TWO Halloween outfits!

Mommy's little sweet pea.  I've called her that since she was born.  That actually was the 1st thing I said to her in the delivery room "Hey sweet pea!"  I have no idea why, what can I say, I was on some serious meds.  Ha!  But when I saw this pea costume I knew what she was dressing as for Halloween!

Cutest little pea I've ever seen!

Silly girl trying to eat her hand (something she constantly is doing!)

Happy Halloween everyone!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Last week was full of changes.  The first change was a sad one, I went back to work on Thursday.  To say I was dreading it would be a major understatement.  I started crying about two weeks ago.  I just couldn't imagine being away from my baby girl all day long, the most we'd ever been apart was about two hours every now and then.  I know that every new mom who goes back to work experiences these emotions but it didn't help to ease my heart ache.  Now I will just cherish those weekend mornings with Hannah when we wake up and just spend time together smiling and talking to each other even more.  It's so sweet, it's my favorite time of the day!  For now my mom is watching Hannah so she's getting lots of Lainey time which I know she loves.  Lainey is doing a good job of sending me Hannah pics so I don't get too sad during the day!

I have the BEST husband and sister EVER!  Austin knew how hard it was for me to go back to work so he sent me these beautiful flowers to cheer me up!

Tracy also sent me flowers!  Hers is a little plant so I'm going to try my best to keep them alive in my office.  She wrote the sweetest note to cheer me up too, so thoughtful.

Sweet baby girl was worn out by the time I got home on Friday!  She slept 11 hours straight that night!  

I miss her SOOOOO much during the day but I know that she is in good, loving hands.  She seems to be a little confused not having her Mommy around and is missing me but she loves her Lainey so I know she'll get used to the new routine and do great.

I'll post later this week about the other change that happened.  It's one that I've been waiting on for almost a year.  I have several posts I need to get to, I'm just having a hard time finding the time!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Too Soon???

Ok, I thought it was supposed to be years before I started getting looks like this!  Isn't it too soon for my sweet little baby girl to be looking at her Mommy like this?!

We were at the grocery store and she was in a very good mood, just smiling away at me and I just happened to catch her giving me this look about halfway down the baking isle.  I was cracking up at her.  She's such a silly little girl.  LOVE HER!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hannah's Nursery

First of all, what is the difference between a "nursery" and a "room"?  But since Hannah is a baby I'll call her room a nursery. :)  I finally got around to getting some pics of my favorite room in the house.  Before Hannah was born I used to come into her room and sit in the chair and look around and dream about what it would be like once she was here and now she is and it's better than I imagined!

The view entering our little munchkins room.  It's hard to tell in pictures but the walls are a pale mint color that is so soothing and pretty.

 Here is the best spot with the most comfy chair and ottoman ever!  My AWESOME sister and brother-in-law gave us this as a gift when I was pregnant!  So sweet of them!!

Two of my favorite pictures with Hannah in my belly are on display on the side table.  We took a really cute picture with the girls last weekend that will look so cute with the cousin belly shot of Tracy and I.

Here is where I store some stuff like her teeny tiny little socks and shoes, bows, cards, etc and display some of her sweet gifts from friends and family while we were in the hospital.  We have a small TV in there for now so that we can be entertained while I'm nursing her at night (once she's in her room) or when we're just hanging out in there while we're rocking her or she's playing in her crib.  Once she's older we don't plan on keeping it in there.

This sign was on display at one of my baby showers.  I love this verse because it's so true. 

This is another saying that is true

 I love this frame.  I always sing this to Hannah when I'm trying to calm her when she's fussy.

This sign hangs over her closet door

 Here is one of Hannah's favorite spots.  We got a dresser instead of a changing table so that it could stay in her room later on.  I changed out the knobs for cute ceramic pink knobs to match her room.  

This is the bow holder that a friend of mine made to match Hannah's room.  She did such a great job matching it too!  Almost every single one of these bows was given to us as a gift.  Baby girl has plenty of bows to last her a while!

I ordered these blocks off etsy and had them made to match her bedding.  I love how they turned out.

I love this little sparkly shoe.  The bottom has all of her birth info on it.  Austin's Aunt Nan gave it to me at one of my baby showers.

Our sweet baby girl before she was born and then the day after

I absolutely LOVE this saying!

Hannah's crib that she'll one day sleep in.  One day very far from now if I have my way... I have a feeling I'm going to lose that battle. 

The wall decal I ordered soon after we decided on Hannah's name.  It is so cute and looks great against her walls, it's just hard to tell in the pictures.

We striped one of her walls with glossy paint (same color as the rest of the walls just glossy) for a little change.  I love it.  

That wall has some of my favorite things on it.  Our God daughter Avery and her brother Payden gave me the pregnant mommy figurine for Christmas last year and my parents gave me the parents and baby figurine the day Hannah was born.  Tracy, Ryan, Leah and Haley gave Hannah the block with all of her birth info on it.  It's such a sweet keepsake that I love.

This is so special to me, Hannah's CiCi (Austin's mom) drew this picture 40 years ago!  She showed it to me last time we were visiting and I just loved it and knew it would go perfectly in Hannah's room.  How talented is she?!  

Hanging to the left of that picture is baby girl's sweet picture and her foot and hand print from when she was about two weeks old.

This is the view while sitting in the chair.

Of course no post would be complete without a picture of Miss Hannah herself!  I love this little girl SOOO much!  I can't believe she's already 10 weeks old! 

Such a cutie! 

And then 30 seconds later.... still so cute, just not as happy!  She loves sticking that little lip out.

Mr B wanted in on the action too of course.  He's very protective of his sissy.  He doesn't like anyone he doesn't know to come into her room.  A neighbor that he hasn't seen much came over and I was showing her Hannah's room and B growled at her but after she pet him he caved and let her enter.  ;)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Two Months Old!

I don't know how many times I'm going to say this (probably every single monthly post) but I CAN NOT believe my little munchkin is already two months old!  Austin and I were talking about it last night how every single moment, short of a few hours here and there, I am with her since I'm still at home all day.  I love it!  It's going to be soooo hard going back to work in a few weeks because I seriously am rarely in another room without her for extended periods of time.  I think she loves it just as much as I do. :)  

This month has been even better than the first!  We are having SO much fun with Hannah and I love her more and more everyday.  It's just amazing how much you can love your child.

Hannah, here is what you've been up to in your second month!

Sleep:  This is pretty much the same as the first month.  You are really consistent on your sleeping 90% of the time.  You are GREAT at night but don't like to nap too often during the day.  Normally you take a good 3-4 hour nap in the afternoon and that's your big nap for the day but you almost always take a few cat naps in the mornings.  You have gone from waking up twice a night in your first month to once a night (YAY!) and that's usually between 4-5am so when I go back to work I guess that's when I'll get up for the day.  You usually go to bed around 9-10pm and wake up between 8-9am.  We're working on getting you to sleep earlier so you can have more of the pattern that we'd like to set for you when you're older.  Hopefully by next month you'll be going to sleep for the night around 8pm.  One of my favorite things about you sleeping is that you smile so much when you first go to sleep.  It is so sweet and we love watching you fall asleep.

Daily Routine: You usually wake up around 8-9am and eat and spend time in your Boppy pillow playing with Mommy.  It is SO cute and you give me the BEST smiles in the morning!  We just talk and smile for about 20 minutes and then you like to hang out and enjoy your morning in your swing.  You just relax and look around for about 30 mins to an hour, half the time you doze off for a little while.  Then we just hang out, you eat more and some days you keep Mommy super busy by wanting to be held, going potty, getting fussy, etc.  We've been getting out of the house more these days so our routine isn't set but if we're out that's usually when you start your afternoon nap.  If we're at home then you go down for your afternoon nap around 1-2pm and sleep until 4-5pm.  You eat and we wait for Daddy to come home.  When he comes home it's all Hannah/Daddy time!  We give you a bath every other day and then hang out with you until bedtime.  You started taking Zantac twice a day for reflux, it's not too bad but we could tell you were feeling a little discomfort and getting fussy while burping and having some spit up so the doctor thought this would help.
You are still getting fussy every night around 6-7pm.  We have no idea why but something is making you mad.  I think you're just worn out and cranky.  That's ok though because you smile SO much at us all day long!  I think you're a really happy baby.  :)

Feed: You eat often, probably between every 1.5-2 hours while you're awake.  That is one thing that ALWAYS comforts you.  If you are crying and we can't get you to stop any other way I just start feeding you and you're a happy girl!  If we give you a bottle because we're out or someone else is watching you then you take between 4-5oz and don't eat again for a longer period of time.  Last night Daddy watched you while I was gone and you took a 3 oz bottle at 7:45pm and fell asleep shortly after and didn't wake up to eat again until 4:45am!  If you were younger I would have woken you up to feed you but you're big enough now to wake up when you want to eat so we just go with it.

Weight: At your two month doctor visit on Thursday you weighed 10 lbs 8.6 oz (50%)!  Two lbs more than you did at birth!  You're face is a lot fuller and you're working on a pretty impressive double chin these days.  Ha!  You are just SO cute. :)  You got your two month immunizations while we were there and you did so good.  You only cried while the nurse was physically giving you your shots and then you stopped about 30 seconds later.  It made your Daddy and me sad. :(  

Length: 23 inches (81%)!  A whole 2.5 inches longer than at birth!  You are still long and lean, just getting bigger everyday!

Diaper Size: You wear size 1 Pampers diapers

Clothes Size: 0-3 month sizes and some 3 month sizes.  You're so long that you fit in 3 month sizes pretty good but they are still a little roomy on you everywhere else.  

Hair Color: We're not really sure what your hair color is.  It's the same as when you were born and sometimes it looks light brown but in the sun it looks strawberry blond.  Your eyebrows are all red though!  

Eye color: Your eye color is still the same as at birth, it's a dark blue/gray color.  Everyone always comments on how alert you are because you're always looking around and following us with those big beautiful eyes.

Funniest moment: You're a sneaky little thing!  You know what you're doing 100% of the time I'm convinced.  The other night you didn't want to go back to sleep for some reason and when I turned the lamp back on to see what was wrong you gave me this sneaky little smile like you wanted to play.  I just laughed at you and put you in your swing for a little while until you fell back asleep and we went back to our room.  You also suck on your hand constantly and make the loudest noises while doing it!  I'm surprised you don't have a mark on your hand.  It makes us laugh.  The grunting noises that you make while trying to go potty get us pretty good too!

Milestone: You played in your jumperoo for the first time this weekend.  You loved it!  You're still to small for it but since you can hold your head up so well we decided to give it a try.  I'm going to keep putting you in it everyday for a few minutes so you can get a change of scenery and play.  

Loving all the lights

Sweet little feet not anywhere near the floor yet!

Trying to reach for the toys
Your favorite toy: This past week you've really started to notice toys when I put them in front of you.  The fabric kind that have crunchy sounds are your favorite.  You will just smile when I'm playing with you and make noises with the toys.  You still love your swing and LOVE being on your changing table!  I get some of your best smiles while you're hanging out there.  After I change you I'll just sit on the ottoman by the changing table and let you entertain yourself.  Most of the time we're in there for over 30 minutes because you're just having a great time kicking your legs, making sounds and getting so excited.

Some of your firsts this month were:  
Roadtrip to Georgetown
Lunchtime with the ladies (Dede, Audrey, Tiffani and Amanda)
Visit to Daddy's work

Already bored with it!
Lunch with Mommy's coworkers
Lots of going out to eat adventures
First sleepover with Leah and Haley

Hannah, your Daddy and I love you SO much!!  You are getting so big SOOO fast (Daddy says it's too fast) and we can't believe you are already two months old!  

Some outtakes from your two month photo shoot