Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sleeping Through The Night

Sleeping Through The Night (STTN)--- seems like it's been years since this has happened! I didn't sleep very comfortably during the last month or so of pregnancy and then of course Miss Audrey arrived and that took sleeping right out of the question!

However, I believe a small miracle has arrived. Audrey slept from 10pm - 4am on Thursday night. I really didn't even want to mention it to anyone because I was sure I would jinx it. But, I told everyone anyways--- I was too excited not to! Last night, Audrey slept from 10:30 - 4:30am. Yes, you read that correctly. Two nights in a row. I seriously can't believe it!!!! I have woken up both of those mornings for her feedings feeling like I got a full night of sleep. Then I get to go back to bed for another 3 hours until she wakes again! I really feel rested and I certainly needed it!!!

I started getting the Christmas decorations out last night. It is one of my favorite times of the year to decorate!!! Jedd and I are either putting up the tree tonight or tomorrow and I can't wait!! I'll make sure I post pictures when all of the decorating is done!

Hope everyone has a nice weekend! :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We had a great holiday today! Audrey was very fashionable for her very 1st Thanksgiving!!! We even put her little swing right next to the dinner table so that she could "eat" with us! I told her next year will be even better when she can actually eat the great food!

Jedd and I are super tired now and just relaxing for the rest of the evening! I hope everyone had a great holiday!!!!

We can officially start decorating for Christmas tomorrow--- YAY!!!!

Enjoy the pictures of Audrey on her 1st Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Eve...

Getting ready for Thanksgiving today! I'm so excited for Audrey to experience her 1st Thanksgiving. Ok--- so maybe I'm just excited to put her cute little outfit on her (let's be honest, she won't know it's Thanksgiving anyways.)

Today Jedd and I went to the store to get all the goodies we were responsible for. Our families are doing Thanksgiving together again this year but this time it's at our house! We actually requested this because it's so much easier for people to come to us with Audrey being so little yet! We divvied up the food and everyone had specific things to bring! We are mostly in charge of providing the place and making sure it's clean (which I have yet to do).

Tonight is the unofficial annual West Perry reunion! For some reason every Thanksgiving Eve most WP grads go out and meet at the Stone Mt. Inn in New Bloomfield. I'm still trying to convince Jedd to go with me and even Grandma Howard offered to sit!

I had to go into work yesterday for a brief IEP meeting and then went out with coworkers after that. It was so nice to get out and socialize but of course my mind always wanders back to Jedd and Audrey. I just feel so incomplete when they aren't around!

Have I mentioned Audrey is starting to smile? It's the BEST thing in the world! It doesn't happen all the time yet... but when you make funny noises at her, she'll give you a quick one! It's absolutely the cutest thing in the world but also the hardest thing to catch with a camera--- here are my attempts!

I'll update tomorrow with pics of Audrey in her cute little outfit! Hope everyone has a nice and safe holiday!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Excuse me while I brag for a minute, but I FINALLY fit into all my old pants!!! YAAAAY! I stepped on the scale last night and I'm still about 6 pounds heavier than when I got pregnant, but I'm getting closer....

I have a meeting at work today so I figured I'd go upstairs to try and figure out what to wear. This has NOT been a fun scenario since Audrey was born. Nothing fits and although I'm close to pre-pregnancy weight, it has been miserable trying to look "presentable" without looking "frumpy." I tried on a pair of gray pants I had, and they fit. NO WAY! Then I dared to try on my black pants, they too fit! YES!!! I go back to work in 2 weeks so this is important because I don't feel like spending money on a whole new wardrobe! I am thrilled!!! I know the pants will fit even better when I stop eating junk and lose those last 6 pounds!

Today is also important because it marks 6 weeks since I went into labor. 6 WEEKS?!?! Where has time gone? My little angel is now starting to smile and interact with people and I couldn't be happier! I do hear of an evil "6 week growth spurt" that leaves babies fussy and miserable and I have to say the last two days have sort of reflected that. Audrey has not been a happy camper--- and she's fed, changed, clean, dressed comfortably, etc. Today seems like she is finally getting back to her self (we can only hope). She also seems to be in-between sizes. Her newborns are getting tight and her 0-3 month clothes are swimming on her!!! She looks like a little gangsta when we put them on! Hopefully soon she'll start fitting them better because she has a closet full of awesome clothes to wear!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I remember when I was pregnant, and nearing the end, I thought I couldn't sleep very well. I was sooo uncomfortable and I couldn't wait until Audrey was here so that I could sleep better. HA!!!! Audrey is an awesome baby--- trust me, we are very blessed. She never cries unless she is hungry or needs changed. She's also very content with sitting and staring at anything you put her in front of. However, the last week or so she has been having horrible gas. She screams in pain. And it's not one of her normal cries either. It's a cry that makes you wince because you feel horrible for her. We have started giving her gas drops following feedings and it has seemed to lessen the pain a little. We also brought this up at her one month checkup and her doctor said it's normal for breastfed babies. UGHHHH!!!

So anyways, last night was not a good night. She was fed, changed, and tired (she could barely stay awake and was yawning constantly) but the gas got her again! She did finally have a nice poop in the early morning and it allowed us to sleep until 8:30ish. I just wish she'd feel better again!!!

On a lighter note, yesterday Audrey was 5 weeks old already. It makes me sad to see how fast time is flying by. She's getting so much bigger and she's becoming more attentive during the days! I am dreading returning to work in 3 weeks. I don't know how I'm going to go a whole day without her! I also don't know how I'm going to survive a day of teaching when I'm this exhausted!!!! Fingers crossed for tonight!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

One month appt

We had Audrey's 1 month checkup yesterday---- it's so hard for me to believe she's been here for a month already! Her stats were:

Weight- 8 pounds, 15.5 ounces; Length- 22 inches

Saturday, November 15, 2008

One Month

My baby girl is one month old today! I can hardly believe it--- where has time gone? In more exciting news, Jedd returns tonight from his hunting trip. I'm so thankful he will get to see peanut on her one month birthday. And I'm just thankful to FINALLY have him home.

Happy one month, baby girl!