Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Anyway, Merry Christmas everyone!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
So I was going to give up and then I decided to take one more shot at it tonight. What was I thinking? Oh yeah, I want my daughter's picture with Santa Clause!!!! Poor Audrey. I should have waited for another day, but no.... I forged ahead! This is a picture I took, but the one they took she is actually looking at the camera, just not smiling. She has that "deer in headlights" look. It's pretty cute!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Okay, back to the post: First off, It's HARD! The hardest thing I ever had to do was leave her at daycare. I have done some hard things in my life (Hey..I'm in HR. I have fired people that I know have nothing but the job they just lost). This took the cake. My heart was being ripped out of my chest by the teacher who reached out her hands for my daughter. To take her away from me. For a whole day. It was awful. My daughter, who has always been independent since day 1 chose the moment I took her out of the car seat to snuggle with me. She rarely ever did this. She always preferred to see what was happening around her then to snuggle with someone. She did snuggle occasionally, but really she likes to know what is going on and snuggling makes that difficult. Anyway, so as I clutch my daughter to me and start to cry in the parking lot saying I couldn't do it, I couldn't leave her, my sweet husband hugged us both and said that we had come this far and to stick with our plan and give this new path a try. He reminded me gently that I was the one who wanted to try going back to work and if after a trial period of honestly giving it a fair shot, I discovered that it was not what I wanted then I could resign. So I have been back to work for 3 short and long weeks now and I still don't know where I stand. I like being back at work. I like doing something with my day besides wash bottles, change diapers, and talk baby talk. I don't like not knowing what my daughter is doing all the time. I don't like not being able to see her sweet smile during the day. I miss her. Terribly. My days do fly at work and I love the fact that when I pick Audrey up she smiles at me. She looks up at the sound of my voice. That is what I love about daycare. I also like that she interacts with other kids or she will soon. She is on a schedule. She doesn't nap much at daycare (too much going on), but she sleeps great at night (8:00 pm-6:00 AM). Her teacher has been with the daycare for 15 years! She is a grandmother type who loves children and I see it in how she cares for Audrey. Still it is hard. I feel torn in two. I am leaning more towards staying at home though. I am waiting to see if a telecommuting schedule will be approved at my work. If it is approved then I will probably stay working full time. This way, I can work and be with Audrey during some work days as well as give her daycare interaction.
So I know that is not a clear answer, but there you have it. It's hard. I don't feel at all how I thought I would feel returning to work. I miss her more then I ever thought possible. I have become more selfish of my time with her on the weekends (I don't do nearly what I did on the weekends before she came along). I stay at home with her and B on the weekends and we just play. Weekends are my favorite time!
I don't know what I am going to do. I am going to give myself until the end of this year to decide. Pray for me during this time. I want to make the best decision for Audrey AND my sanity.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wt.: 13#'s & 12 oz (50-75%)
Ht.: 2 feet & 1/4 inches (50-75%)
Head: 40 (25th%)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Audrey had her 4 month shots Friday. I'll post on that soon!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
For all those who prayed for me today, THANK YOU! I felt them and it helped me make it through.
Friday, October 31, 2008
All I remember was talking to B while he was sitting on our couch feeding Audrey when all of a sudden she blew. And I mean BLEW! It was like a volcano of milk. All 5 ounces came out of her mouth and all over her, B and the couch. I laughed. I know it's wrong, but I couldn't stop myself. The look on my husband's face was priceless! To top it all off, while I was getting a towel I hear B yell this: "Oh Man! She just pooped!" Priceless!
Below are the pictures of the clothes only. Trust me, the pictures do not do the incident justice!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
On the way back, simple. Mainly because my parents went with me to a town they used to live in and I stopped and pumped and they fed Audrey a full bottle that lasted her to McKinney and all I had to do was stop and nurse her for a little bit and then continue home. Easy breasy!
Anyway, we were able to introduce Audrey to my friends, grandparents, aunts & uncles and cousins. She was a hit! We didn't get to see everyone, but we saw as many as we could! Here are the pictures (some of MANY!). They are in no particular order.
Audrey's great Grandma, my dad and me
Uncle Curly (my brother....he chose his name!) and Audrey
My 1st cousin "H" holding Audrey... she wants a baby brother or sister bad!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
You were pretty much done at this point, but this was the best picture I could get of you!
I can't believe it has been 2 months already! I am amazed at how much she has changed! Here are her 2 month stats: Weight: 10 lbs. 5 oz. (25th%-50th %); Height: 22 inches (25th % - 50th%) Head: 37 (10th %). Not too bad. Her doctor said she looked good, really good!
Audrey is getting really good at holding her head up. She doesn't look so much like a bobble-head doll. She still has her moments though. She is going through a spit-up phase right now. It's not so bad except for a few cases here and there. She is getting more interested in what is going on around her then she was before. She turns to voices and loud noises. She gets startled alot out of a sleep at loud noises too. We were at church Sunday and everyone started clapping and she jumped and threw her hands up in the air. Fortunately she went right back to sleep though.
That's all for now. Tomorrow is a big day for us so stay tuned!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
My parents were in town this weekend. They haven't seen Audrey since she was 3 days old. It never bothered me about how far away they live until Audrey was born. Now it makes me a little sad that they won't see her as often as they or I would like for them to. They live about 5 1/2 hours away and that is a long time to drive with an infant plus a hard weekend. Once you get relaxed from the drive up, you have to get back in the car and come home! We'll figure it out though. I wish Southwest flew into Arkansas. Actually it does, just the wrong airport (3 hours away) so it doesn't make it easier to fly in and then have my parents come get us. Ugh! What to do, what to do!
That's all I got for now. Until the next post!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
What is she thinking about???
Her dramtic flare!!!
Audrey and Daddy!