Saturday, September 20, 2014

a good read

I know, I know- I am one of those desperately anxious mums who want every vaccine possible given to my baby in the effort of protecting her AND the people she is with...
 Read this wise article... 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

{thankful thursday}

- air conditioner. Even at 7:45 am. It's getting very warm
- all the things on the market that are here to help babies feel better when sick.
- target clearance ;-)
- the bible
- family: my support group
- I'm thankful for one last time to be with dear dear friends tonight, before they head off to Africa on a mission. 
- " for if God be FOR us, who can be against us"

What are your thankfuls?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

{5 months} tessa katherine

Drool drool drool... Somedays naked babies are easier then changing clothes 17 times to get rid of the wet sogginess of it!!! It's teething time and she is a snuggly little thing that hasn't felt to good the last 3 days... She loves to grab my hand and suck/gnaw on my fingers or her own or her blanket. When I feed her she chews on the bottle nipple and on her soother too sometimes. 
 Tessa has been recognizing her bottle and it's so funny when she sees it, she always reaches for it and either starts kicking and grinning or she starts smacking her lips!! She loves her bottle!! We have been trying little bits of food. She makes awful shuddering faces and gags on everything. Except my friend Serena gave her apricots mashed up the other day and she loved that!! (Let me know what your babies favorite first food was/is) 
 Rolling everywhere is a great delight and she lifts her head up and looks at everything! T. Is very alert and some people think she is older than 5 months because she "stands" so well and is so alert and smiley!! 
 She has giggled 2 times all on her own, I guess she cracks her self up sometimes!! And she loves it when I "scare" her or blow bubbles at her!! She will giggle away... Sweetest sound!! 
 She is eating about 5 bottles a day at 5-6 oz a time. And she sleeps for sure 8 hours at night... (With the exception of the last too, it's how I partly know she's not feeling well) her nap times are a bit crazy yet as we were on a fabulous schedule but due to her "growing up" I guess not as much sleep is needed and we are trying to get back on a routine!! 
 Tessa has big blue eyes and James' family likes to call her "little Venice".., they all say she looks so much like her Grami!!
 She loves to "swim" and today will be her 3rd time in the pool!! She kicks and kicks and thinks it's great!! 
 That's all I can think of right now so...

Monday, June 9, 2014

Tessa 4 Months

This is for my own interest! And yours if you are interested :)

She loves(?) it when I tickle her... She's just started to giggle and it makes me giggle to!! She smiles lots! And when she wakes up, I will peek over crib and she just starts grinning! 

Her head is nearly bald! The little bit on the top is very light and in the back is dark! Her eyes are veeeery blue! Inherited from everyone but me!! 

Tessa loves to suck her index finger, I think she must be starting to teethe as she will chomp on her soother too. 
If I walk away from her she watches me all the way until I'm gone! 
Her legs are strong and she loves to stand and jump in her jumper thing with lights and noises!
 When she is unhappy her daddy usually can calm her down... I say usually because some times I actually can!! 
 Tessa is obviously a born shopper! She is happy or else sleeping every time so!! I take that as a sign:-) wouldn't you?
 My emotions are fiiiiinaly starting to get better... Maybe my tear ducts finally plugged up:) or maybe my medication is really helping... Every day I fall in love a little bit more with Tess... It finally feels like I'm slowly starting to feel what other moms say they feel the minute they see their new baby... That mama love. 

Friday, May 30, 2014

{a stroller and a prayer}

First of all... We are in California... James is helping at his parents, doing some remodeling and adding on a gorgeous patio/out door kitchen!!
 Today I found a stroller on Craigslist, a good, top of the line brand- for $20. Yes, $20. I asked them to send me more pictures because I thought- there has to be something wrong with it. Nope, besides normal wear and tear, I got an awesome stroller like the one pictures for $20.  Boom. I'm beyond pumped!!!
 Anyhoo, on to the prayer- this stroller was in Modesto which is, in good traffic, 35 min. away. I went during "bad traffic". And realized after I left that I would not be back in the time I thought. I had not brought a bottle for babes. (I have her in schedule so pretty much know when she'll be hungry) yep, dumb mum move but I did it. And so I prayed, fervently, that she would fall asleep around 6 instead of crying for food...( My Brain/body/hormones have been very much out of control, to the point of being diagnosed with Post Partum Depression. One of my biggest triggers is when Tess cries.  I can handle it for about 5-7 min. I know, sucks to be me right? Well God truly blessed me with a happy baby, for which I am extra grateful. ) I prayed that she would sleep, because I didn't know how I would ever handle it if she cried the entire 45 min back home... God answered my prayer, she fell asleep. I honestly do not think she has ever fallen asleep when she should be yelling for food. I know God was there and I know He knew how much I needed her to sleep... So tonight I am going to sleep with a thankful heart-thankful that He cares about the little things, that He answers prayers, and that I found a smokin deal on a stroller. 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

{5 years}

5 years ago tonight- 
I was not married, I spent the day hanging out with my friends and James and preparing the hall where our reception was to be held after the wedding... Red roses galore... Simple, basic and classic. It was the style I was going for... My sisters and I laughed and cried and laughed and packed my honey moon bags... I was in love, but I also was an emotional wreck, I cried a LOT.  Poor James... 
 Today- I am a mum. I went to my mums to sleep while she watched my baby. I called in "sick" to work because of a near sleepless night last night. Tessa pooped on my clothes, which also were the receiving end of 3 large pukes of hers. I added rice cereal to her bottle in an attempt to have a more peaceful night tonight. I am going to sleep under a blanket that has puke on it. I am too tired to care. 
 There are 4 things these two days have in common- 
I cried a lot on both of them.
The snow is almost melted.
I am still in love with him.