Monday, February 28, 2011

A few of my favorites from Adalyn's Newborn Photo Shoot

My Little Angel

Here is my sweet little angel (a week and a half old). Stephanie Cole Rich came over and did a photo shoot for us. She did a great job, I was really happy with how the pictures turned out.
I'm so frustrated with trying to Blog... I remember it being so user friendly, but lately every time I go to make a posting it takes me 45 min to an hour to finally get it to let me upload pictures! It just keeps telling me that I need to fill in my blog ID. Eventually I'll get this figured out so that it can be quick and enjoyable rather than end up being 11:30 pm on a work night with only one picture uploaded, and a grumpy me. :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Yay! It took me 45 minutes to finally figure out how to fill in my blogger id so I could post a picture! :) So here it is... One of Adalyn's first pictures on Thanksgiving Day 2010! :) I can't believe how quickly she is growing! Here's a picture of her today, Happy Valentine's Day!

The two of us have a had a great week filled with lots of walks and jogs, tummy time, mom and baby yoga, a valentines day party, and meeting her new friend Gracelyn!

Adalyn and I just started going to a mom and baby yoga class last week. We walked into a small room filled with moms and babies from 6 weeks to 6 months of age. There were approximately 25 moms there, my first thoughts were: how is this going to work? It turned out to be a great experience, the babies love the class and it is so fun to look around and see all their smiles and hear their sweet noises. They were all so surprisingly good, if you were standing outside the door you wouldn't have known there was a single baby in the room. We went back for our second class today and she giggled for the first time! :) I loved it and can't wait to hear more of her sweet giggles.

On Sunday we got to meet sweet little Gracelyn Rose who was just two days old at the time. She is so tiny and precious. It was fun to meet and hold her. Her mom, Julie, and I have been walking together throughout our pregnancies. Adalyn is just 11 weeks older than Gracelyn, it was crazy to see how much Adalyn has grown since her birth, although she was never that small to begin with.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

dumping out my thoughts

Happy Wednesday!

I am in great mood today for so many reasons...

1) Adalyn and I are a little sick but we both had a great nights sleep last night
2) The sun is shinning
3) The laundry is done, the dishes are done, and my closet is organized
4) Adalyn has full tummy, a clean diaper, and is sleeping soundly
5) I am accomplishing the 5 goals that I set for myself for the next twelve weeks (they were just put into action yesterday :) )
6) I may have found a sitter for Adalyn! :)
7) It's 2 o'clock and I'm still in my pj's (but hey, they are comfy, cute and free of spit up)
8) When Adalyn wakes up I am going to put her in the stroller and go for a jog for the first time (I haven't run since April or May of 2010!)
9) There are still many hours left in the day and we are going to go visit my grandparents later today.

This is a little strange, I journal, and whoever wants to read it can. I need to start posting pictures so people can just scroll through and look at pictures if they want to. But they are all on Andy's computer.

On Monday it hit me that I was going to go back to work in two weeks! I talked to my boss, and when he and I were going over my schedule Adalyn started screaming. I apologized for her screaming in his ear and his response was, "she must know what we're talking about". I am super sad to leave her and I hope I don't cry all day long my first day back, I know it's going to be harder on me than her. I am going to be working on Tuesdays, Fridays and every other Saturday. On Monday I was really sad when I thought about leaving her (especially because I still had no idea who I was going to find to watch her) I cried for a good portion of the day. I kept having to remind myself that everything would work out okay and that I didn't need to worry about it because worrying wouldn't get me anywhere. In my mind I knew I needed to stop stressing over it so that I could enjoy the next two weeks. I interviewed a great girl this morning and I think it is going to work out. Is it possible that I could find the right fit after just interviewing one girl?! I didn't think it was going to be that easy, but I'll take it! I was a nanny during highschool and college... it is so strange to now be on the other end.