Friday, September 28, 2007

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

7 hours!!

7 HOURS!! That's all I'm saying.

...let the curse continue.

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Blogger Curse

I swear everytime I write about Sami's sleep habits she rebels on me! Last night was no exception. For some reason she was unable to sleep for more than 3 hours at a time!! Yuck! She slept better at 1 month than she did last night. Not only that, but this was her second rough night this week! Thursday night she woke up at 11:30 and was up every hour until 6:30 when we got up for the day!

LMAO now she is sitting with me at the computer and smiling/laughing away at this picture of herself! So funny!! Even she knows she's a beautiful baby.
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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Baby wear-er

There is a give away at Fina Drea for a baby wrap from Hug a Bug.
It ends today but I just sneaked in my entry, wish me luck. I don't know how many of you other Mommas wear your babies but I LOVE it! It is so easy and comfortable and just handy. Sami is getting bigger by the minute and doesn't want to lay down anymore. She either wants me to sit with her so she can sit up or carry her around so she can see everything. The wrap is great for this. When I put it on and get her in it I can do just about anything around the house or outside with her right there with me.
I wish I had some pictures of her in it, but since I'm the only one that uses the camera in this house, pictures of me are rarely taken.
Anyway the wraps I have are all homemade ones that I did myself so I'd like to have one "real" one to see the difference.

Sami update...
She's doing great! Such a great baby, and so easy that it makes me scared to have another one some day. I think I might be spoiled.
She is starting to watch me when I eat and she gives me looks like she is so jelous, lol. I think she's just curious. She's still exclusively breast feeding right now, but I promised Daddy that he could introduce her to cereal at 4 months. I want to try and keep her mostly on the breast milk though until she's 6 months and then we can start some foods....we'll see how that goes. If there's one thing I've learned in being a new mom it's that plans are made to be broken and they are usually set by Sam, lol.
We have yet to get a real good laugh out of her. She trys real hard though and it sure makes us laugh. She has huge beautiful smiles all the time but the sound she gets out is more of a grunt then a laugh, I have a feeling that once she figures it out she might not stop! She's such a happy baby and loves to play and sing. She's been watching the dogs alot lately too. She'll sit and stare at them and then give them big smiles trying to laugh, it's so cute.

Well, I guess that's it for today. I always have stories that I want to blog but then as soon as I get on here I can't remember a thing. Hopefully I'll have better writing skills and my brain back soon.

Here are a few pictures from the other night after bathtime...

Playing with Daddy

Just being a perfect angel

Sleepy face

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007


The angels above are singing! This is my little angel still sleeping at 10 am this morning!!! She's been sleeping in late for the past 4 days! Could it be that we might have a sleeping routine? I'm going to have to wake her up soon because she's sleeping all the way to nap time! She used to wake up and be up for about 2 hours before wanting to take a nap, well yesterday she got up and an hour later it was nap time and she still wanted to go down for a nap...even though she just woke up! Maybe she's growing. She's been a little cranky the past few days too...too much sleep? I don't know.
p.s. I know that she shouldn't be sleeping with blankets but she has slept with a blanket since she came home from the hospital. And she doesn't usually sleep sideways in the crib like this...that was her own doing, lol. And she always has her little blankey that Aunt Julie bought her, touching her face.

So yesterday was a HUGE day in her world. We got her ears pierced! We were going to do it on Sunday, Daddy brought us to the mall and it was actually his idea. He went shopping for diamonds for cute! But then she was pretty cranky and fussy and I could see that the lady was praying that we wouldn't make her do this one, lol. Plus, Daddy kind of chickened out and suggested that I do it while he's at work because, "If they screw it up or hurt her or have to redo it I might just punch the lady in the face." LOL
So we went yesterday and saw the gay guy that was recommended by the jeweler and he was great! He took his time with her to make sure that it was right. I felt bad for him because Sam was screaming her head off and we were having trouble getting her to sit still so he could mark the holes. He had to re-mark her about 5 or 6 times on each ear, lol. Her cries echoed through the mall as if we were trying to murder her, I felt horrible! People were staring at her and smiling saying how cute she was. The piercer wanted me to give her a pacifier, but she won't take it any more.
After the piercing she wouldn't let me put her down...she's so cute! I carried her through the mall pushing the stroller, then tried to put her back in it so we could do some shopping but she wouldn't have it so we just left and went to visit Daddy at work.

Later that night we came home and were going to put jammies on but she was having such a good time in just her diaper that we decided to play for a bit before getting her dressed. She was playing on her tummy and rolled herself over! I was going nuts cheering for her and clapping and acting like a fool! LOL. So we tried it again to make sure it wasn't just a fluke and she rolled again! Then we played for awhile on her back and I tried to lay her on her tummy and she would immediately collapse her shoulder and roll over, she did that 5 times! Finally I layed her on her belly and held her arms so that she couldn't immediately roll and she played for awhile but then got mad and couldn't get back over so I helped her and we played some more then one last try before getting her jammies on and she did it again!! I'm so proud of her!! What a big girl!

Ok....gotta go, she's FINALLY getting up! YAY!!!! I can't wait to go play!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Monday, September 03, 2007

3 Months!!!

Wow can you believe that this little girl us 3 months old already!! She is growing and learning so fast right now. Everyday is just amazing and so rewarding.
We are still trying to work out a routine/schedule. We don't really have a set in stone nap schedule going on, but for right now as long as the good days out weigh the bad, we're doing good. She's been sleeping pretty well at night with the last 4 days going for about 5-6 hours straight. At times I wish that I had one of those babies that slept through the night already, but the truth is I wake up anyway, so it's nice that the two of us are kind of on the same schedule. Every couple weeks it seems like she'll have one night where she just will not sleep. She tricks me by going down at her normal time (9:00-9:30) but then she's back up at midnight and then every hour after that! Those nights/days are rough for both of us. Over all though I think she's doing pretty well. She normally goes down at around 9-9:30 and then wakes up between 2 and 3:30 to nurse then again between 5 and 6:30 then up for the day around 7 ish. If she nurses at 5 then she's up around 6:30, but if she nurses closer to 6:30 then she's up around 7:45. Then we play for a couple of hours and she's usually back down for a nap around 10am.

She got to spend the whole week with her brother again and they both loved it! She just lights up when she sees him and they love each other so much! They had fun talking and playing together all week.

Yesterday we took a trip up to Old Forge. It was a nice family day with the 4 of us. A beautiful drive and we had a nice lunch and Sami was perfect all day. It was really great!

Sami and her friends

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