Sunday, October 28, 2007


October has been a great month. It is still warm, I can go outside without a jacket, of course it will be cold soon. Friday night we went to dinner. Summer was really awake and active so we held her while we ate our appetizer. Soon Summer started getting tired, and we quickly discovered we did not bring her pacifier. I remember getting the pacifier ready and bringing it into the kitchen, but I guess that's where it stayed because we did not have it. Summer was starting to get fussy so I thought maybe I could rock her to sleep, then Kris suggested I use my finger as a pacifier, and after about 5 minutes of sucking on my finger, she was out cold. Our dinner came, we ate, then we went grocery shopping. She woke up while we were shopping but she was fine and just looked around. I wouldn't say she is a pacifier baby all the time, but it definitely helps sooth her while she is trying to fall asleep.
Saturday afternoon I had a brilliant idea, let's put Summer in a bowl, fill it up with our Halloween candy, and take pictures! Kris thought our bowls were too small, so I used a basket instead. I searched for a cute outfit and found a great green and pink outfit that actually said "candy mouse" on it (I have no clue what the mouse part means) so we used it. 4 bags of candy later, an orange towel and some great photos. Unfortunately Summer was too distracted by all the colorful candy papers so she really didn't look up much, but we got a great picture of her covered in candy and smiling away. We were going to let her taste one, but nah.
Our yearly Halloween party was last night, I think we had great costumes, and the party was a lot of fun. Summer was adorable in her little raggedy ann bunting costume, and I was really amazed she even kept the hat on without any problems. The costume was a little hot, but she did great. She only cried once when she was hungry, I was playing the plunko game and I probably would have won had it not been for her distracting me. Overall it was a great day, great weekend, we all had a lot of fun. I can't wait for next year, we are going to create a haunted house!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

it's cold out

Summer(the season) is over, we had a cold front hit and things have really cooled down. Summer (the baby) doesn't seem to notice, and continues to grow bigger every day. I finally pulled out her 3-6 month onsies and threw her 0-3 month onsies into the "too small pile" I started. Soon, the "too small pile" will turn into a clothes mountain. I am still not sure what I am going to do with them. The last of the Halloween costumes arrived, next weekend is our Halloween party so we will have some good pictures next week. Here is a picture I took of Summer on the 18th. She looks so big in this photo, which makes me a little sad. I think she is going to have blonde hair and brown eyes. It looks like her eyes are starting to change colors, and her hair keeps getting lighter. I guess I will find out one day, I better not rush it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I was so ready too

Last night I decided to put Summer's yellow dress on, she had not wore it since she was about a month old, and instead of a yellow dress, it turned into a yellow shirt. I guess it was never a dress, she was just too small at one month. I figured I would try on the huge jeans I had and of course they fit just fine. I also paired the outfit with some socks and the sneakers that should have been too big, yet fit. I guess she is growing and I don't even see it, sneaky baby! I also prepared myself for the idea that Summer might sleep all night. I fed her 6 ounces at 5:30 pm, then another 3 ounces at 9:00 pm (she wouldn't eat anymore) and when she woke up after a short nap around 10:00 pm, she ate another 2 1/2 ounces. I was sure she was going to sleep all night, until 2:00 am when and she woke up. Daddy was just coming to bed, so he fed her four ounces. She went back to sleep and slept until 8:00 am. She did not sleep all night, I guess the night before was just a trick. I will wait for the treat :o)

Monday, October 15, 2007


You would think 9 is a good number, especially when we are talking about babies and how much sleep they get, but last night was not a good night.
I went to bed late to begin with. I am usually cozy in the covers by 10, but I couldn’t sleep so I got up and fixed my computer, then I played around, and finally ended up in bed around 11. Summer ate dinner like normal, 6 ounces around 7. I think she went to bed around 8:30. She normally goes 4-6 hours between feedings at night, so I expected her to be up around 1. Kris stays up until 1, he usually waits until she feeds next, feeds her and comes to bed.
Around 4 I wake up. I never heard Summer get up to eat, but I thought I might have slept through it and Kris may have fed her. I tried to go back to sleep but kept thinking about when she ate last, if she ate. I kept counting the hours in my head over and over, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4 = 9 hours. Surely she ate and I slept through it. About 10 minutes go by and I shake Kris and ask if she ate. He said no, she never woke up at her usual time to eat. Ok I start counting in my head again, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4 = 9 hours. Kris also said he had just checked on her and she is sleeping. I still can’t sleep, so I reach out and grab her leg, and she moves. She is fine, but it has been over 9 hours since she ate, how is that possible? She should be starving by now! At 4:45 she finally wakes up to eat, and I am so relieved. I haven’t slept since 4, wondering when she is going to wake up. Kris gets up and gets her a bottle, I change her diaper, Kris feeds her and I try to go back to sleep. She eats another 6 ounces and goes right back to sleep. She may have slept well but I sure didn’t. She went 9 hours and 45 minutes without a bottle. If she wants to do it again tonight I guess I will be ready, the first night is always scary, just like when she went from 4 hours a night to 6 hours a night.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

She giggles!

Pumpkin Time

Today really was a great Saturday. Earlier this week I received the clown costume in the mail and it ended up being much cuter than I thought. I put it on, it fit perfectly, and Summer took really good pictures in it this morning. We met some friends for lunch (The Springston's) so I put on Summer's Halloween pumpkin patch outfit and it also fit perfectly. Charlene bought Summer some Halloween mittens and socks, and we put those on for the pumpkin patch pictures. The pumpkin patch was actually really fun, we bought a large pumpkin that we will draw a face on in a few days. When we came home, since Summer is three months old today, I had to get face shots of her so I can update her monthly picture frames. While taking some pictures, I decided to take some video of her to see if I could catch her smiling, and I got lucky and caught her laughing instead, it is so cute! I need to update her baby book, at her doctor appointment on Tuesday, Summer is 24 inches and in the 90% for height, she weighed 13 pounds, and is in the 75% for weight. She is doing great, and is still such a great baby.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Its the End

My little helpless baby is gone, now I have a baby who can sit up really well and who likes to smile for pictures! Not to mention a mother who can't go a week without taking pictures and posting them to her blog. Did I also mention how big Summer is, this dress was huge, or so I thought when I saw it hanging on the hangar. Luckily I got it out of the closet tonight and put it on her, because she won't be in it much longer. Oh did I already tell on myself, you know, how I bid and won three halloween costumes for Summer, that is right, three! She will have her choice of: cute orange pumpkin - the classic, the sweet pea - daddies favorite, and a clown for the fun of it. I can't wait for the packages to start arriving!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I love October

I bid on two Halloween infant costumes from ebay and won them both, Summer is going to be a sweet pea and a clown this year. Next weekend we are taking her to a pumpkin patch so she can get her first pumpkin, and we will get pictures (of course). Uncle James is in town this week, so he will get to go with us, and the Springston's are coming too, so it should be a lot of fun. I still have to get a small pumpkin and make some pies, but I will do that closer to the end of the month. Kris and I went looking for costumes, but we didn't find anything we like. We are going to get something online, we have a few ideas.
This has been a really good week for Summer, she has slept over 6 hours three times, I think she is going to continue this routine for good. She even slept 7.5 hours once. I love taking showers with Summer, and I told Kris he should try it. He told me he didn't think it was a good idea because it was dangerous, but I told him how much she loves it, and he tried it. That was yesterday, and so far they have had two showers together! It isn't as hard as you think holding onto her, and she loves the shower, we can even get her head wet and she doesn't mind.
Summer is really starting to giggle, I can smile at her and she will smile back. She is really a happy little baby, I still don't know how I got so lucky.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Black and White

This weekend I took more pictures of Summer (of course) and played around with some photo editing and created this picture. I think I might take some photo editing courses in the future, or just learn what I can myself.