Thursday, January 27, 2011

One Year Ago...

One year ago today I ran to the milk house and stood in the doorway with a Cheshire cat type smile on my face. I had this ----->
in my hand and I was just waiting for S to ask me what the smile was all about. I will never forget the look on his face when he asked me "really?"

It's hard to believe it's already been a year! Now I have this little snuggle-bug!

Day 10-Something you're afraid of

Hi my name is A, I'm 24 and I am afraid of the dark. There, I said it. Well I'm not so much afraid of the dark as what's in the dark. Ridiculous,yes. However it doesn't make my fear any smaller. I feel like a five year old sometimes who thinks there's a monster under the bed, but nonetheless I still keep my head down and walk quickly down the hallway at night when I go to nurse K. I am a big baby!

I'm also afraid of spiders, and most bugs in general. And rats, I HATE rats!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 9-A picture of your friends

I'm hesitant to do this. I don't feel comfortable posting pictures of them without their permission. You never know what kind of weirdos are out there on the interwebz and I don't want to violate their privacy if they would prefer not to have their pictures out there floating around in cyberspace.

Instead, I shall do this. These are my three closest and dearest friends!

My very best friend!

Another BFF /SIL

The best man in our wedding!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 8-A place you've traveled to

My favorite place that I've traveled is the OuterBanks of North Carolina, specifically a little town called Avon. The first time I was there was when I was 4 years old and I've been there three other times since. My family would go with a few other families that were friends of ours, and there would be about 15 of us all together in a big rental house. We would spend about a week relaxing on the beaches and visiting the lighthouses, those were some of my favorite vacations. The beaches there are some of the cleanest and least crowded of any beach I've been to and I love that it's family oriented. I hope to be able to take K here someday, but that might be a battle since her daddy is NOT the beach going type of person!  

I found some of the old pictures from past trips to OBX to share with you all! Now when I say old, the first two are from 2003 when I was 17 and the last one is from the first trip we took when I was 4. If you don't hear from me for awhile it's because my mother killed me for posting that one ;)

pretty pretty sunset!
Me at 17 with a family friend at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
This my friends is my parents back in 1990!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day 7-Favorite movies

Favorite movie since I was 5!
This and every movie that's based off of his books!
I can repeat every line of this movie... no lie!

I heart chick flicks!

I LOOOOOVE me some Channing Tatum!
And some Mark Wahlburg!

Time for a post about K!

Miss K has been full of firsts this week!
  1. She's discovered that she has a tongue and that she can make noises with it! 
  2. She also grabs at things with accuracy now! She knows what she wants and she goes for it! 
  3. Also just about every morning this week I have gone in to get her out of her crib and found her rolled over on her back (yes, she is a tummy sleeeper)! The little stinker that she is though, refuses to do it for us during the daytime!

It is so much fun watching her learn new things!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 6-A picture of something that makes you happy

I don't have to pick just one do I? There are lots of things that make me happy, so I will share more than one!

The two most important things that make me happy, my husband and my baby girl! <3 
Along with them my family and friends also make me happy!

Red Cat wine from Hazlitt Vineyards in New York. 
Haven't had it before... go try it! NOW!

Chocolate... need I say more?

A good book!

Bubble Baths! 
Especially if you combine them with the wine, chocolate and a good book ;)

The smell of this candle!

And last but not least, a good cup o' joe!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Random Cuteness!

Hmm... I'm not sure if I like this hat...

Oh, what? I look cute in it? Well then I guess I'll keep it!

Day 5-Your siblings

Well here's another exhilarating post... I have none! I am a one and only child, just me! Yeah I was sorta spoiled! I know, big shocker there! ;)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 4-Your parents

My parents on Christmas Day with K.
My parents...
  • C is a 40 something (hehe she would kill me if I told you) operations manager at a credit union. Some of her hobbies are reading and watching NASCAR.
  • Z is a 50 something truck driver. He hauls brine from the natural gas drilling sites and he seems to really like it, although mom doesn't love the laundry! In a past life he worked for 20+ years at a factory making paper.

And yeah, they pretty much rock! I adore them both and cannot tell you how much I love and appreciate them! My mom is by far one of my best friends and I never thought that was a sentence I would say! We have a great relationship that I adore! My dad is pretty darn awesome too! I'm having such a great time watching him be a grandfather, I think it suits him very, very well.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Last appointment with the pediatric cardioloist!

We had our final appointment tonight with the pediatric cardiologist! He saw nothing on her echo to be concerned about. There is a pin sized hole in her heart but he's confident it will close by her first birthday and there's no reason she won't lead a perfectly healthy life! Seth and I are both so relieved to know that everything is well! What a freaking roller coaster this has been, but it's all over now and I have a perfectly healthy and sometimes happy baby girl! :)

Day 3-Your first love

Was in 8th grade. We dated for 6 months and he was a great boyfriend! Actually other than S he was the best boyfriend I've ever had! I was the stupid one who screwed it up....then again I was only 14. I still talk to him on FB now and then, he just had a baby too.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 2-Meaning behind your blog name

Well here's one heck of a boring post... it's our last name! TA-DA! Whew what a challenge, I didn't think I'd make it through that one. Well.... nite!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 1-Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts

My name is A, I have a 3 month old baby girl and I'm married to the love of my life, S.

15 Interesting Facts... this should be fun..not!
  1. I met my husband while I was in college. I lived with his sister! But it took us until 3 years later before we realized we had feelings for one another.
  2. I have blue eyes. K does too and I so hope that she keeps them, her daddy however does not.
  3. My daughters birth was a natural birth after 23 hours of back labor. I am very proud of that fact and feel I deserve a cookie ;)
  4. We have 2 dogs and a cat (not to mention the 90+ herd of dairy cows). Sammie and Diesel are our dogs and Sadie is our cat.
  5. S is a dairy farmer and his commitment to it even though it's by far one of the most difficult professions out there (IMO) makes me love him so much more. 
  6. I work for a Feed Farm and Pet supply store. I love it. I have an amazing boss, great co-workers and they allow me to be a SAHM part of the year. Not many people can just stay at home the first 6 months of their daughters life. I am very lucky!
  7. I am an only child
  8. I have never been artistic, I can't draw or paint to save my life. But I can scrapbook like nobodies business!
  9. I am an emotional train-wreck 6 days a week. I have been emotional all my life, not just sad or crying but all emotions. I feel very deeply.
  10. As most of you know I belong to a board of mommies and there's been a lot of loss and sickness on our board lately. I have to confess that I can't open these posts. I get so depressed and upset for these women and families going through this that I don't even read them. Do I feel guilty-yes, do I feel that my self preservation is more important- yes. I still pray for them, but I cannot read their story.
  11. I am an only child. Just me, that was all!
  12. I want to teach K some sign language in a few months. We used it when I used to work in daycare and it was so cool to be able to communicate in a way with such a small child. 
  13. I am 5'3" my husband is a full foot taller than me, we make an odd couple!
  14. I have a sad addiction to facebook and to my mommies board, it's pathetic.
  15. I had the opportunity to meet my great-great grandmother before she died. She was 101 when I met her and she passed away 3 years later. I will always cherish that. Not many people get that opportunity!
That my friends, that was stressful!

30 Day Blog Challenge

I found this today while stalking someones blog ;)  Thought maybe I would try it out...

Day 1-Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts
Day 2-Meaning behind your blog name
Day 3-Your first love
Day 4-Your parents
Day 5-Your siblings
Day 6-A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 7-Favorite movies
Day 8-A place you've traveled to
Day 9-A picture of your friends
Day 10-Something you're afraid of
Day 11-Favorite TV shows
Day 12-What you believe
Day 13-Goals
Day 14-A picture you love
Day 15-Bible verse
Day 16-Dream house
Day 17-Something you're looking forward to
Day 18-Something you regret
Day 19-Something you miss
Day 20-Nicknames
Day 21-Picture of yourself
Day 22-Favorite city
Day 23-Favorite vacation
Day 24-Something you've learned
Day 25-Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs
Day 26-Picture of your family
Day 27-Pets
Day 28-Something that stresses you out
Day 29-3 Wishes
Day 30-a picture

Friday, January 14, 2011

Time is flying!

Let's play some picture catch-up...

01/06/11 - K playing with her jumperoo!

01/07/11- Daddy takes K on her very first tractor ride. She enjoyed it so much that she fell asleep!

01/13/11- K turns 3 months old!

01/14/11- Mommy uses K's Christmas money from Great Grandma B to buy her a new play-mat. I think she likes it!
She caught sight of herself in the mirror!

Must be her new toy tuckered her out, she fell asleep sitting up and chewing on my thumb!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pediatric Cardiologist

K's appointment with the pediatric cardiologist was yesterday. He ran a quick EKG on her heart and said that he didn't see anything to be concerned about on that. He would however like another echo done because the person who did the first one wasn't experienced in doing babies and he would like someone who has more knowledge to do it. So we go for that next Tuesday. I just can't wait for all of this to be over. I want to know for sure and all I keep hearing is "it's most likely something she'll grow out of before her first birthday" but we want to run one more test and then another and another. I know they're trying to be through and I do appreciate that fact....but all of this is starting to wear on me. Just give us some answers please!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Date Night...

I love my kid, but this is me! I would love some me/us time, but /i know when it comes down to it... I couldn't leave her! I'm just a giant contradiction lately!
Look at this gorgeous smile!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 in pictures...

January 10 2010- We welcomed our new nephew, D into the world!

January 27, 2010 - Looks like we're next, we're 4 weeks along!
February 7, 2010 - S and I announce our baby to my family at breakfast and to his family later in the day at a Super Bowl Party. We wore shirts that said 10-10-10 (our due date), once people asked what it was about we showed them the back!

February 25, 2010 - We get our first look at our bebeh!

March 11, 2010 - We have to have an emergency ultrasound due to bleeding- turns out it's nothing.
May 15, 2010 - 18 weeks and 4 days preggo!
May 30, 2010 - My 24th birthday- 21 weeks and 1 day!
June 3, 2010- Anatomy scan day! We decided not to find out the sex of our baby, but were happy to hear that he or she was doing well!
June 14, 2010 - My mom painting the baby's nursery. The next day she and S both got to feel the baby move!
July 9-11 2010- S and I plus his brother and sister fly to Texas to stay with his aunt and uncle. We went to say our goodbyes to his grandmother as she was loosing her battle with lung cancer. She would pass away less then a month later on August 3rd.

There's no picture to post for this... however July 14, 2010 - S's dad announces to us as a family that he has esophageal cancer. Here we go again...

July 27, 2010 - aprox. 30 weeks pregnant!
August 15, 2010- My mom throws us our first baby shower! Grandma B predicts that it's a girl... we shall see!
September 5, 2010 - 35 weeks pregnant!

I'm not sure how there's no pictures of this... but September 7, 2010 - S turns 30!!!!!

September 19, 2010 - Aunt A throws us a beautiful baby shower, just as I tun 37 weeks pregnant!
October 13, 2010 - at 9:08pm, K is born! 4 days overdue and she's 8lbs 7oz, 21.5 inches long of beautiful baby!
October 29, 2010 - K has her first bath!
October 31, 2010 - K's first Halloween!
November 13, 2010 - Aunt K's baby shower and K turns 1 month old!

November 14, 2010 - We have our first family pictures taken for our Christmas cards!
November 25, 2010 - K's first Thanksgiving!
December 18, 2010 - K's first Christmas at Great Grandma W's
December 25, 2010 - K's first Christmas!

The year 2010 has been full of ups and downs for our family, and it's certainly been a wild ride! Here's to an even better and happier 2011! From our family to yours, Happy New Year!