Sunday, September 30, 2007

Videos from Today


Saturday, September 29, 2007

Random Summer Updates

Summer was sitting in her jumper earlier today and she actually had her whole foot on the floor and was almost jumping. I swear we just put her in it for the first time on Monday and only her tippy toes reached!
Summer (as of last week) is starting to look at her mobiles. She has one on her swing and one on the pack-n-play. I wasn't going to get one for her crib, but I might now (of course I will wait until she actually sleeps in her crib).
Summer drinks 6 oz most of the day now, and we still give her 4 oz during the night. She still only sleeps about 4 hours at night, but I don't mind. She drinks her milk and goes right back to sleep.
Summer had her first shower with mommy today, and she did fine. I didn't wash her with soap because I was afraid to get her slippery, but I put her under the water and rinsed her off. Luckily when daddy bathes Summer he usually pours some water over her face so she is not afraid of water. She didn't mind the shower at all.
Since it is getting colder, I bought Summer some sweet pea outfits to sleep in and they are wonderful. It makes changing her diaper easier during the night too!
Summer scratched her face bad last night (I didn't have the hands covers on) so I filed her fingernails down today. I swear they grow overnight! I still haven't used clippers, I am just filing her nails down. The scratches are on her cheek, and it looks like cat whiskers, hehe. I am glad babies heal fast.
Summer isn't getting the hiccups as much anymore, I am glad because they annoy me!
I am still waiting for giggles, daddy has heard them a few times when I am at work, but I haven't heard a good giggle yet.
I read books to Summer at least 5 times a week, usually at night, so today I bought her two Halloween books, very simple with bright colorful pictures, and when I laid her on my lap to read, she was actually looking at the book.
I saw a pumpkin patch on the way home from grocery shopping today and got excited. In the next week or two I want to take Summer to pick out her first pumpkin and get pictures. She will only be three months so I guess I will have to pick it our for her, and I plan on baking pumpkin pies again, my new tradition. Maybe I will let her taste a little and see what she thinks.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Busy Week & Weekend

Jury duty all week long and visitors on the weekend, talk about busy! I had jury duty on Monday and finished around 3:00pm on Friday. Friday, Aunt Wendy, Aunt Margie, and Grammy Jackie flew in for a weekend visit and to celebrate Grammy Jackie's 50th birthday. We all went to Olive Garden to celebrate, then on Saturday we spent about 7 long hours on the strip. Today we are planning a bbq, and we are trying to decide what we should grill (chicken or hamburgers).
Aunt Wendy brought Summer a really cute OU college football outfit, and Aunt Margie brought Summer a set of Disney princess books. All three of them plan on signing the Sleeping Beauty book, because they are calling themselves the "fairy godmothers". Actually, they have been acting like"grannies gone wild" this weekend and want to get shirts made that say it.
Everyone had a great time so far, but I will be glad to get back to normal tomorrow, back to work, back to a normal schedule.
Here is a picture of Summer in her OU outfit. I always said she looked so girly, but let's be honest, she could be mistaken for a boy in this picture. I think she has cute girly eyes though!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I am addicted

I am addicted to taking pictures of Summer! During the week I think about backgrounds, outfits, and positions that I can put Summer in. I bet I already have over 500 pictures, because to get a decent shot, you have to take about 20 pictures. Surely this cannot continue right?
Next weekend Grammy Jackie, Aunt Wendy, and Aunt Margie are coming to visit. It is Grammy Jackie's 50th birthday, so they are all coming out to see Summer, and party Vegas style. I should be thinking about what we will eat and what we will do, but instead I am thinking about how I am going to get them to pose with Summer for pictures...
Oh I thought of a mommy gripe too, I had a pack of onsies, size 3-6 months, in Summer's dresser. I was saving them until she hit 3 months, but decided to open them up because she is getting really long. Guess what, the stupid things are almost too small. How can 3-6 month onsies be so mislabeled? I am finding it hard to put clothes on Summer because you really cannot go by the tag, 3-6 month might fit at 3 months, or it might not fit until 6 months.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

2 months today!

Summer is two months old today, she is getting to be such a big girl! Turning two months old means the first set of shots, and daddy and grandpa had the honors. Daddy said he had never heard Summer cry like that, and she had real tears. Grandpa said he almost cried because she sounded so pathetic. I was just glad I had to work, because I would have cried worse than Summer. Turning two months old also means mommie has to fill out the baby book, which I did, and take pictures, which I did, and put pictures in the monthly wall frames, which I will hopefully do this weekend. So much work being a mommie, and I love every minute of it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Smile Summer!

Summer is smiling now, but not when I want her to, and here is a video to prove it.

Friday, September 7, 2007

The funny things

Before I forget, I need to write down all the funny names and things about baby Summer. For example, because her formula stinks so bad, we call it broccoli milk and when she is full and won't take the bottle, she will purse her lips together, so I call her Pursy. When I am trying to change her diaper, I call her squirmy wormy because she doesn't stop kicking. Daddy likes to call her booboo baby, but if she just had a diaper incident that needs tending to immediately, she becomes poopoo baby or just poopoo. We call her precious, princess, beautiful, cutie, sweetness, and other variations of these kind of names and we do call her Summer quite a bit too!
This week I found out I should talk to Summer all the time because babies who hear lots of words are smarter when they get older. Last night I decided I would just ask her a lot of questions, such as "are you going to look like me or daddy when you grow up?" and "are your eyes going to stay blue or are they going to turn brown?" and "when are you going to start hugging me back?" She never answered, but I didn't expect her too. I will keep asking until she does.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Who Knew

Before we had a baby, we thought having a baby was going to be a lot of work, we thought we would be sleep deprived, we thought it was going to be hard. I was really concerned that life would be changed forever, and nothing would be the same, and Kris didn't think he really needed a baby in his life to be happy. Since we have Summer we have discovered that having her is easy, she is not hard to take care of, we are getting plenty of sleep, and we can not stop staring at her beautiful face, or grabbing her long toes, or kissing her all over. Who knew having a baby would be so much fun, and we would be so good at it, and love it as much as we do. I never realized why people had kids, I was clueless to the joy they had. Kris and I are two people who are thrilled to be parents, and are finding it easy and fulfilling. I can't wait for Summer to hold out her hands when I go to pick her up, or smile when I make funny noises, or laugh when she is happy. Kris caught a smile from her last week, and it is precious, I can't wait to see smiles all the time.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Labor Day Weekend

I had a great first week back to work, and I think Kris can say the same. I enjoyed getting back into the swing of things, and Kris enjoyed taking care of Summer. I am really happy things are working out for us! Summer is still doing great, this week she is starting to smile and she has found out that if we tickle her face, she can use her hands to scratch. She is also doing great keeping her head up, and twice this week she went 7 hours without eating (5 of which was sleeping during the night). Today I had a photo shoot with Summer, and took several great pictures, so here are a few. She is growing so much, it amazes me big she is already. The first picture was taken in a basket, mostly full of Killer's dog toys, but I added a few of hers and thought it would be a cute shot. The second picture is in a smaller basket with a purple blanket, it just looked nice and bright, and the last picture is in a very cute red and white dress I found while hanging up some of her clothes, this dress fit perfectly, so we had to take a few pictures ~ enjoy!