- Welcome to my blog. I'm a Mississippi country girl transplanted to Grapevine, TX. I have been blessed with a great husband, and my kiddos, Aleck and Ella. When I'm not eating bon bons on the couch, I am my kid's room mom, PTA member, Sunday School teacher, taxi driver, amateur photographer and personal chef. When I'm not doing those things, I'm running a small jewelry business, 2nd Amendment Jewelry (www.2ndamendmentjewelry.com), that I started with my twin sister, Glenda. It's a crazy and busy life, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in this world. I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Aleck didn't cry, but he wasn't too sure he wanted to be sitting on Santa's lap.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
You are such a happy baby. When you wake up in the morning, you coo and babble until I go into your room. I love laying in bed listening to you over the baby monitor first thing in the morning. If I take too long to come get you out of bed, you sometimes get a little fussy, but that quickly turns to smiles and babbling when you see me over your crib.
You love your feet and are so happy when I unzip your sleep sack so you can play with your toes. You have recently started sucking your thumb, which is something that Aleck never did. I think it's adorable, although I might change my mind about that if I have to help you break that habit later on.
A few weeks ago you were taking 3 solid naps a day and you were so easy to put down for a nap. I could put you in your crib wide awake and you would go right to sleep. In the last week, you have decided that life is too exciting and you only really need 2 naps. Since you are worried that you might miss something while you sleep, you are requiring a little more help to calm yourself down to get ready for a nap. Sometimes when you feel yourself touching the mattress, your eyes pop back open as if to say, "just joking, I'm not really going to sleep". You had a predictable nap schedule until the last week and I am hoping we can get back to that.
You are adorable in your cloth diapers. I can't believe how easy cloth diapers are, and I wish I had used them when Aleck was a baby. You have more cloths in your closet than should be allowed for one child! I love looking through your closet in the morning deciding what cute outfit to dress you in.
Aleck seems to adore you most of the time, although he still has his moments when he can be a little jealous. When you are a little fussy, Aleck will bring you a toy and put it in your hand. Those special moments make my eyes water with joy.
You look a lot like I did when I was a baby. You have those beautiful blue eyes that I think you get from Mamaw Hartness. Your hair was dark brown when you were born, but it is getting lighter. Your face is round with chubby little cheeks. You weighed 14 lb 2 oz at your 4 month checkup.
You aren't crazy about tummy time. You roll from your back to your side frequently, but haven't rolled from your back to your stomach yet. Last weekend, you rolled from your stomach to your back, but haven't rolled since. You love bath time and kick your feet and smile. You are fascinated with my watch and grab it every time you are on the diaper changing table. You like the Bumbo and your bouncy seat better than your swing.
For the most part, you are sleeping through the night. You go to bed between 7:00 and 8:00. Sometimes you wake around 4:30 a.m. to nurse but you quickly go back to sleep. Some nights you sleep for 11 hours straight. I stopped swaddling you at 3 1/2 months and you slept just fine. Aleck had to be swaddled until he was 5 months.
You love your Daddy and your eyes light up when you see him and a grin spreads from ear to ear.
You are nursing every 3 to 4 hours during the day. You will take a bottle with ease, thank goodness! Around this age, Aleck refused to take a bottle.
I am so blessed to have such a wonderful little boy and beautiful baby girl. At this point in my life, I look back and realize that I was made for this. I thank God for all these wonderful memories and blessings.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Can it get any better than your 2 1/2 year-old helping rock your 4 month-old to sleep while singing Jesus Loves Me? Nope, I didn't think so either.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Mommy, Ella and TylerTyler chasing Aleck at MSU homecoming game
Tyler and Aleck meeting Bully, MSU's mascot
Daddy and Ella at MSU game (GO STATE!!!) Ella was not fond of the cowbells!
Glenda and Ella at MSU game
Monday, October 5, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
It's Monday, and that means another installment of Not Me! Monday, a brutally honest confession of things that I most definitely did not do over the last week. To find out where Not Me! Monday originated, click on the link above to check out MckMama's blog
As some of you know, last month Aleck was so sick with a respiratory infection that his doctor almost hospitalized him. When Aleck woke up from a nap last week crying and gasping for breath, I was terrified that he may be suffering from another episode of reactive airway exacerbation. Luckily, I didn't panic and I did not call 911. When the paramedics arrived, Aleck did not abruptly stop crying and run around the living room showing off his Thomas the Train collection. Being a medical professional, I certainly can tell the difference between a temper tantrum and respiratory distress. I wonder what the insurance billing code is for "temper tantrum".
Sometimes Aleck likes to sit beside me in the rocking chair while Ella nurses. While we were rocking the other day, I certainly did not pick Ella's nose and wipe the boogers on Aleck's sleeve while thinking to myself, "It's OK. I'm going to change his shirt as soon as I am finished feeding Ella." That would just be too gross.
While taking pictures of Ella in a pink tutu, I did not nurse her until she fell asleep just so I could lay her down and snap some adorable pictures of her sleeping in a diaper and pink tutu. When she woke in the middle of me taking pictures, I certainly did not pick her up and nurse her to sleep, just to put her back down and snap more pictures.
Friday, September 25, 2009
When Tom was looking for something in my car last night, he found a pink tutu that I bought for Ella. He asked, "What is this?" What a silly question, honey. We have a little girl. Enough said.