30 May 2013

Let the Chasing Begin

We've officially got a roller! Bug has been working so hard on rolling over for over a month and this past week she has finally mastered it. Things are starting to change now that we've got a mover in the house. Now it's time to baby proof the house. I'm not going to go full out with every little trinket, all I'm planning on doing is locking the cabinets with knives and chemicals in them, covering the outlets, and putting blankets over the edge of the fireplace. Nothing too major.



Her first time rolling over from front to back was in her crib after a nap! She had already rolled from back to front at her Bibi's house (my mom) the day before.

On a side note: Can you please vote for Bug, she's in the running for Parent Magazine Cutest Baby Weekly Contest. Just click here to vote! Thanks in advance!


28 May 2013

A Quick Update

It's been a long short week. I am absolutely exhausted and it's only Tuesday. This week is kinda crazy as we prepare to help our good great friends move to Orlando this weekend. Then, when I get back, I have a staff retreat to attend. It's going to be crazy here until next week and I'm already tired just thinking about it.

Here's a Memorial Day recap:




Not too much to report. We introduced Bug to the kiddie pool. I think she liked it. At least, she didn't fuss when we sat her in there. I joined her in the pool so that she could acclimate easier. I think it would have been better had the water been warmer. 

That pretty much sums up our weekend. I can't remember what we did Saturday or Sunday. I know we went to church on Sunday, but for the life of me I can't remember what happened Saturday! Oi. I don't appreciate it when that happens. 

OH! I had a photo shoot early Saturday morning. I took the most adorable little boy's 1 year pictures! I'll post pictures after his party. I don't want to ruin any surprises.

I hope y'all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Thank you to all who serve and who have served in protecting this country. 

26 May 2013

Mommy Moments Blog Hop!

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word! We love all of the great posts!

The most viewed link from last week's Mommy Moments belongs to Amy from This Too Shall Pass and her post Crying It Out. I feel her pain as she struggles to figure out if CIO is for her and her baby or not. 
She's asking for her reader's advice, so if you have thoughts on the subject, head over and let her know!

This week we have Jennifer from Bringing Up Bauer as our guest host! 
Bringing Up Bauer
I hope you stop by and make Jennifer feel welcome!

Now it's time to link up your posts! All you have to do is...

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

3. Add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up!

4. Explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

5. Tweet or Share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!


The Life Of Faith
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P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!

23 May 2013

Photo Dump and a Video

  

//happy baby//playing on the floor//enjoying some time outside//

  

//keeping herself entertained in the crib//turned 4 months!!//just wanting to cuddle after vaccines//

  

//my little love bug//new windows//cuddle time with Daddy//

  

//she finally joined us at the table in her highchair//nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby//how we get copies done at Mommy's work//

  

//morning nap time//Mommy and baby matching//goodnight world//

  

//funny face 1//funny face 2//Daddy kisses//


//the sequence of getting a good picture with a silly Bug//


//there's nothing sweeter than a baby laughing//

21 May 2013

Then and Now


I found these boots for our maternity shoot and just fell in love with them! I love red boots! In fact, I own a pair myself, so I just had to get these for my little Bug.

The other day I was playing around and found that she fits into them now! This made for an impromptu photo shoot with Mommy and Baby.


I love that we're matching :) It's hard to believe that I bought her those little boots when I was around 37/38 weeks pregnant. Now, at 4 months, she's wearing them! She's officially getting too big. Can time please slow down? I'm trying to do more impromptu photo shoots with my girl to capture all the stages in her life. Tomorrow, I'll have to do a photo dump of all the pictures. She's been a good sport...for the most part. But I guess that's what you get for having a shutter-bug for a mommy.

19 May 2013

Mommy Moments Blog Hop!

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word! We love all of the great posts! 

The most viewed link from last week's Mommy Moments was the post titled Parenting Mistake from This Too Shall Pass!
I'm loving on this mug she posted. I know we all can relate!


She is looking for some advice on how to get her sweet baby to crib sleep! Head over and offer your suggestions if you haven't already!


This week I'm excited to introduce a new co-host!
Meet Alli from Beautiful Family Affairs


The fun part about having Alli on our team is that now all of the co-hosts have baby girls very close in age! We need to plan a get together so they can all meet. Wouldn't that be fun!

This week we are welcoming Ashley from Love and Lighthouses as our guest host! You must stop by and meet Ashley and her adorable baby boy!
My Photo

Now it's time to link up your posts! All you have to do is...

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

3. Add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up!

4. Explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

5. Tweet or Share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!


The Life Of Faith
<div align="center"><a href="http://the-life-of-faith.blogspot.com//search/label/baby" title="The Life Of Faith"><img src="http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k537/faithkonrath/mommymomentsbutton.jpg" alt="The Life Of Faith" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!

18 May 2013

Decorating help!

My indecisiveness is in full swing! I need help picking curtains! Sorry if I scared you...but this is a big decision and I need some help! 

So here are my choices. I want something light and airy that will highlight my new windows and lighten up our space. 

from Target

from Target
Exactly like the one above, but different colors.

from Urban Outfitters (I'd go with the blue)

I love love love these curtains from Urban Outfitters but they only come in 84" length. I want to hang them all the way from the ceiling and we have 8' ceilings. Unless you think that they'll work anyway.

The colors of my living room are red and a khaki color. I personally think that all of these would complement the color scheme we already have going. But I can't make a decision. Or rather, I already had made a decision but I took too long to order the curtains and now they're out of stock!


17 May 2013

4 Months!


weight: 16 lbs 7.5 oz (90%)      
height: 25 1/2 in (90%)
eating: every 2.5-3 hours still; exclusively breastfed
tummy time: loves tummy time and is starting to enjoy it for longer periods of time!
happiness: happy as a clam! she's cooing and talking and squealing now!
loves: cuddles, Lamaze toys, exersaucer, "piano", her feet, her hands in her mouth, anything in her mouth, and rattles
sleep: between 8 and 11 hours! last night she slept 11 hours straight! still loving that crib!


She's gained another pound and 1/2 (almost 2!) in the past month! Such a good eater! Now she not only has leg and knee rolls, but she's getting arm and wrist rolls as well. And of course there's the adorable double chin. How come babies can have double chins and rolls and it's cute? Not fair! 



Still no rolling over. She's good at getting half way there, but then she seems stuck. It won't be long though before she accomplishes it! Then I'll definitely have my hands full with a little mover. Time to start thinking about baby proofing.



She's still in 3-6 month clothing, with some 6 months and 6-9 months. This girl is chunky and needs all the room she can get in her clothes. When we use disposable diapers, she's in size two, and we've changed the size in cloth as well.


She still always has those hands in her mouth! And we can't go far without a bib or burp cloth with all the drool. Still no teeth yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if they're not far off. 



We celebrated my first Mother's Day this past month and baby dedication at church. You were such a trooper and everybody just loved your rolls. I have to say, you were the cutest baby there. Then again, I might be a little biased.



Dear Bug, 
You are truly a joy! I can't imagine life without you. It's hard to believe that it's been 4 months. In some ways, I feel like you were just born. In others, I feel like you've been with us forever. You are definitely developing your own little personality. That squeal of yours is becoming your go-to means of communication. I can't help but laugh. You've started mocking me too. It's been so much fun watching you learn and grow! I can't wait to see where God will take you. He has big plans for you, Bug, and it's going to be so fun to watch you shine.
Gitchee gitchee goo!
Mommy and Daddy


15 May 2013

Favorite Things: 3 Month Edition



This favorite thing 3 month edition is extremely similar to the 2 month edition. Items one, three, four, and five are all the same. We just loved them in the 3rd month as much as we did in the second! Two things did change though. If you wanna read more about the other items you can check them out here.

2. Angelcare Movement & Sound Monitor - This monitor has been my peace of mind now that Bug is sleeping in her own room. The steady beeping sound notifying me that she is still okay has been amazing. It's taken me a little while to get used to, but I love it. I do remember the first time the alarm sounded though, that terrified me. But we've figured out how to work it out, and I know how to position her to where she can't manage to scoot off of it while she sleeps.

6. Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether - I have seen great things about Sophie and so at the first chance I got, the hubs and I ran to Babies R Us to find one. There were many different choices. We decided to go with the one that has "handles" for our girl. The first reason is that it seems easier to grip for her, the second is that she can't easily choke herself by sticking Sophie's long neck down her throat. I love this little toy and it goes everywhere with us. Bug can easily grab it and it goes directly into her mouth. She still hasn't gotten the hang of chomping down on it, but it's cute to see her with it. 

14 May 2013

Solving the World's Problems

It's 12:30 and I sit here absolutely exhausted. The hubs and I spent the day working on the house, plus I had to take care of the Bug. She was wonderful and enjoyed spending the morning outside with us while we painted. But as the day went on, the more tired she got and the harder it was to please her without having her bouncing on my hip. I wasn't feeling well. I was hungry. I was trying to take care of a screaming baby plus cook dinner.  I wasn't handling everything well.

But I got her bathed.
I got her fed.
And I got her down.

She has now been asleep since 7:15. My poor girl was exhausted. 

So now I sit here, trying not to fret about life. Trying to solve the world's problems. But nothing gets solved at 12:30. Only worry ensues. 

Worry about decisions that need to be made.
Projects that need to be finished.
Plans that need to be planned.

But the world's problems cannot be solved at 12:30. At least, not by me.

So instead, I sit here with a cup of hot tea, dreaming of the cuddles I get to share with my girl in the morning. Those sweet cuddles that I cherish so incredibly much, because I know they're all too fleeting. 




13 May 2013

Photo Dump

  

//smiles on a cloudy day//practicing piano//happy girl waking up from her nap//

 

//ready for our evening walk//bubble gum faces//traveling buddy//

 

//happy girl visiting Dahlonega//Mother's Day//talking up a storm//

 

//shopping with Bibi//painting buddy enjoying the sun//


Diana graduated!


celebrating Mother's Day


"Really Mom, more pictures?"


"Fine, then I'm not looking."


Family time on Mother's Day. First time we've all been together in 8 years.

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