Thursday, October 7, 2010

Getting Real

Hi, I'm still here :)

I've been dealing with a lot of things lately, and feeling very stressed, overwhelmed, betrayed, angry, and alone. Not that I've really had the time, but I've been avoiding this blog a bit. Well today I decided to check in on some blogs that I follow, and I read this post by Kelly at Kelly's Korner. (If you don't follow her blog, you should. She is such awesome God-fearing woman, and she has the cutest litle girl!) This post really touched me and really put things into perspective for me.

‎"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. " 1 Thessalonians 5:18

I am so blessed. My life is far from perfect-far! But, I am alive, I have a husband who loves his family and works hard to support us. I have a beautiful, healthy baby girl with a personality that just won't stop :) I have wonderful parents who do way to much for me and my family and I am so thankful for them. And I have awesome friends, who I wish were closer, but they are only a phone call away. What else do I need?

"God is able to do abundantly, exceedingly more than all you can ask or imagine." Ephesians 3:20

Isn't that awesome?! I've really been trying to strengthen and grow my relationship with the Lord, and I can tell such a difference in my life and in my attitude. On days when I get too "busy" to take time to read his Word or talk to God, I can tell such a difference. It's amazing how you can see God working in your life when you make the time to talk to him. It's so easy to get consumed and burdened by life and all it's trials. Just give it to God.

"In the world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

I find that so encouraging!

And on another note, Saylor is 10 months old today! I'm sure I'll do a 10 month post in a few weeks ;) ha! I need to make her little 10 month onesie for pics now- I'm so behind!

Monday, September 13, 2010

9 months

Whoo-hoo! I'm less than a week late with this post, I'm getting better!

So, Saylor Kate, you were 9 months old on Sept 7!

I even have official stats to report, because we went to the dr today for her 9 month check up.
Weight- 21lbs, 15 oz (and this nurse didn't tell me the percentage...)
Height- 28 3/4 inches
Head circ- 18 inches (she has a big brain :) )

So far, this month has been quite exciting for miss Saylor. She learned to clap, and claps her hands all the time. She learned to "blow kisses", and she does this a lot too, it's quite funny to watch. She finally cut a tooth (!!!), and it looks like 5 more are coming in now :(

She is loving food still (obviously, she weighs almost 22 lbs!). We still do stage 2 purees, but we are starting to do more finger table food these days. She prefers to feed herself to eating off a spoon. She eats avocados, green beans and peas, bananas, pancakes, waffles, bread, and plain macaroni. She has tried grits ( and just like her mama, LOVED them! She wouldn't even take her bottle after I let her taste the grits :) ) and last Saturday her grandpa shared a frosty with her and soup at the Japanese steakhouse. Dr. said to start giving her shaved deli meat, mild white fish, and different beans, so we will start introducing meat sometime soon I guess.

Saylor is constantly babbling, still not any real words other than the occasional dada or mama, but she is so loud! I swear, this kid really has some lungs on her.

Saylor is into everything these days, and developing such an adorable personality. I just love her so much, and cannot believe how fast she is growing, and that next month she'll be in the double digits!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Look at this face

Doesn't this sweet face look like she could be the next Gerber baby? And win a $25, 000 scholarship??!

We think so, and it would be sooo AWESOME if your went here and voted for her! All you do is click on the "vote for August photos" , then at the bottom click on the search button, type i in Saylor's name, and click on the 4th icon (it's the orange crawler icon.) Voting is limited to 1 email per computer a day, so we need all the help we can get. Voting ends at the end of the month.
Please and thanks!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Back to me

Good news! The "mullet" is gone :) My hair is finally back to normal, and I am happy about that! I almost feel like the old me again. I didn't realize how much having a baby would change me.

It's funny to think back at all things I said about pregnancy and motherhood before I had ever experienced it. I always said that I would be the cutest pregnant person, I would wear heels, and all this cute stuff. And when I would see frumpy women with their children, I would think "that would never be me" blah, blah, blah. I now keep my mascara in my purse so I can swipe it on real quick before getting out of the car, and only then for "special" places like church. It's sad, but somedays it's all I can do to get a shower, much less get all pretty. I'm pretty sure I've forgotten how to put on eyeliner...

I was especially delusional (and vain!)about the whole birth and hospital experience. The main thing (aside from the health of my sweet baby) I thought about before labor was making sure my hair and make up were done. Really, and I'm ashamed to say that if I ever have another baby, I'm sure I will be worried about it again, but I will be prepared to know how looking "put together" will be the LAST thing I could possibly care about or have the energy for!

But, I tell you what. It is A-MAZ-ING how much a good hair cut can make you feel like a new person. Even if you have to save and use up all your blow money for it!

Monday, August 9, 2010

The most overdue post ever- happy 8 months saylor!

I feel SO guilty about this post! Um, 3 1/2 weeks ago I sat down to write it, but my computer hates me (as does most technology, but that's a whole nother story!!) Anyway, the beginning of August was a special time for my little family. Saylor turned 8 months and Stephen and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary :)

What Saylor was up to almost a month ago:

Still no teeth (I had decided I liked this, no biting, no crazy teething issues)
Pulling up and climbing on everything
Pulling hair! I swear, that was her fav thing to do!!
Babbling, mostly da da, but a few other sounds
Loving food, still mainly purees. We have introduced puffs and yogurt melts, which she of course loves
Still not a great sleeper at all... but she has her moments
Smiling almost all the time :)
Loving bath time

That's about all I can think of for now. It's almost time to do the 9 month post :( And it's time to start planning her 1st birthday party, which I have bittersweet feelings about. I can't wait because I'm so excited, but at the same time, it means my baby is 1!

Friday, August 6, 2010

If I had a dollar...

...for everytime someone asked me when I'm going to have another baby, I'd be a millionaire, and well then I would probably have another baby :) Really though, I'm sick of this question! My goodness, Saylor is barely 8 months old (tomorrow!!) why are random people trying to rush my offspring?! Ideally I would like to have another baby soon, I loved being pregnant, and I miss it so much, but realistically it does not look like we will be adding to our family anytime soon. We are still getting hospital bills and dr bills in the mail. (BTW- my ped's office charges you if you call the little helpline. Did not know that!)

We had a little scare when I was about 32 weeks pregnant, so I had to go to a specialist every 2 weeks until Saylor was born (which btw, turned out to be nothing, praise the Lord! but it really, REALLY scared us and cost us a lot of $$) but, we just got a bill from that. Really? This was back in October and November, obviously they didn't want our money too bad.

Not to mention babies are expensive. Duh, right? But I really had no idea. Plus, I'm a shopaholic, so that does not help. (sidenote: babies do not NEED shoes, no matter how cute they are. In fact, my child does not like shoes nor socks for that matter, so if you are in need of really cute baby girl shoes, I can hook you up!)
So, while I would like to start ttc for baby #2 when Saylor is 9 months old, it does not look like that will be happening. Oh well, guess I'll just keep enjoying this sweet little blessing :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

what a morning!

Lately Saylor has been waking up a little too early for my taste. She has been getting up about 7:15, which isn't too bad, but I would love it if she would sleep til like 8, ha! Well, this morning she was up before 6, yuck! Stephen and I would take turns laying her little self back down, putting her paci in, and playing her little musical seahorse. She was having none of it. As soon as we would get back in the bed, she'd be up again. Finally, I put her in our bed and held her (bad, I know, but she's getting so squirmy, I take advantage of the snuggles when I can!) and she went back to sleep for half an hour or so.

Later I was getting Saylor's breakfast ready while she was playing in her highchair, and I started hearing grunting noises. I don't know what it is, but for some reason Saylor seems to go poo while she is eating. I guess she is trying to make room? So, anyway, I pick her up to take her upstairs and change her, when I notice poo has leaked out all over her highchair. Grrreat! So I really carefully carry her up the stairs, when, plop, poo falls on my leg. Ick! Finally, we arrive in her room, and I put her down, and I look down and realize I have poo smeared all over my tank top. Gross! So, needless to say, Saylor provided me with quite an eventful morning today, all before 8 am!
She's a little stinker (ha), but she's so sweet too! I love this pic :)