Sunday, July 17, 2011

Holy Cow! She's almost 1!!! =(

I have been having a hard time lately thinking of the upcoming birthday. Today I almost cried when I came across the clock I used when I was nursing her. When I was rocking her today and playing with her hands I almost couldn't take it. How did this happen so quickly?

She has been having SO much fun with family and her sister Zeah! David's mom and grandmother came to help! I only have 2 more weeks of working full time!! I'm so blessed to have the work schedule I have! God really does know what he's doing! Hopefully the next year will go ALOT SLOWER!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I almost have a 1 year old!!!!

So I can't believe I just ordered my daughter's first birthday card invitations!!! ?How did that happen? This past year has gone by so fast, but I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!! I've said it many times that I would gladly start from day one and do it all over again!! The one thing I would try to remember is that everything is just a phase!! Even the sleepless nights and feedings every hour! =) I long for those days to do over again to experience it all over again, taking it in! Rylee has 10 teeth now!! We found to top molars yesterday!! She is crawling and cruising furniture! Sometimes she is brave enough to stand on her own just for a second letting go of the furniture. Zeah is here for the summer and Rylee LOVES her big sister!! She just looks at her with such awe!! I love it! David's mom is here to help us for 1 1/2 weeks since I'm working full-time this summer. It's been hard being away so much from Rylee but I know she is in GREAT hands and loving being spoiled by grandparents. =) I started letting Rylee "fuss" herself back to sleep about 3 weeks ago and it has been great! She sleeps until 7am or later!! I was making the mistake of going in there and trying to put her pacifier back in and would end up rocking her most of the night. Now I just put 2-3 pacifiers in her crib and when I go in to get her in the morning she will have 1 in her mouth and she will be holding the others in her hand. It's too cute!! I can't believe she's almost 1!!!
Life truely is GREAT!!


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Monday, May 9, 2011

So...I'm not very good at this... =)

So aparently I'm not very good at this blogging thing. Rylee has grown so much! She has 8 teeth now!!!! That's crazy! And she is RUNNING in her walker! She can get around so fast in that thing! She army crawls all over the place. She also will "follow" me when I leave the room. She is too cute.....EXCEPT.....when she pulls my hair! It is to the point that I want to shave my head! She thinks it's HILARIOUS and mom is left a little less amused! I just read some posts on and realized I'm definatly not alone. I need to redirect better.

On a lighter note, we had a great mother's day yesterday. David made me such a great steak and I will be getting new counter tops and back splash. I'm excited!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Making room....and finding balance!

With the addition of a child comes the shift in balance. After the wonderful joy of this new life comes the great balancing act! Figuring out everyones new role in the family and what is expected of them should be a priority. However it gets put on the back burner. I'm trying to vent and be vaque at the same time. Let me just put it out there.

David stays home with Rylee more than I do. I know that it's hard for him being outside the more masculin role and being Daddy ALL day (I think it's the LONG days that are more difficult). I need to work on being more understanding and less vocal. Everything is a work in progress. It's hard to keep in mind that your relationship, your marriage, is the most improtant thing. Anyone who has been in my shoes knows that that relationship is the hardest to work on. Getting two people to speak the same language and solve problems at the same time is like getting a dog not to chase a cat. It's hard, but possible. At least we have the same goal in mind. That is something to look on the bright side about.

Enjoy these picture of Rylee and me. I'm so proud of the sweet, funny, happy girl she is!! I had a dream that she crawled last night. But everytime she is on her tummy she just gets so mad. I know it's because she KNOWS there is something she could do and it makes her mad that she can't (JUST like her mommy) =)   Lindsay

Friday, February 18, 2011

I want him to feel what I feel!!!

I was hanging Rylee's clothes for Dittos For Kiddos (a huge consignment sale) and looking at her small onesies that don't fit I lost it! I called David and told him that he should have to help me go thru some of these so he could feel the way I do and his response was "They're not my daughter, all they are are some clothes she wore once and spit up on." The silly thing is that's how he REALLY feels. So why when I look at them do I see my tiny baby that used to fit in them? Why does a piece of clothing evoke such sad feelings? Are women really wired that much differently than men?
On another big-girl note, Rylee slept thru the night last night. That makes a whole week. I miss those feedings more and more every day! She has also begun rolling all over the place. Last night she just kept rolling to the right until she hit a chair. And instead of rolling the other way, she just kept trying to roll right. It was too funny! Guess it's time to really BABYPROOF things!! =)


Friday, February 11, 2011

A walk and a duck!!

So last night was interesting. David and I made it about 35 minutes before we couldn't take it anymore. David just kept saying "I think she's hungry" =) Code for I can't take it anymore. So we got her up and she ate 8oz and I layed her in her crib while she was still awake and she went right to sleep on her own. This only adds to the cufusion on if I'm doing the right thing for my baby. We will just take it one day at a time. On a lighter note Rylee and I went for a walk today. She LOVES being outside! Here is a picture of her ready for her walk:

 She loved her walk and I thought she looked so cute in her hat! The other pictures are of her new favorite thing. We had been giving her a bath in the sink in a rubbermade tub and she was clearly outgrowing it. So I found this at Target and it is FABULOUS!! I don't have to bend over the tub to keep her from falling from side to side and she can kick and spash all she wants!! It is the cutest thing ever! She is either going to be a swimmer or a bicycle champ =). Enjoy!