Friday, August 31, 2007

Little Ceasars!

A Little Ceasars is moving in to a new shopping center down the street! I am so excited! I love Little Ceasars. We used to eat it every Friday night when we lived in Snellville. Ever since starting college (nine years ago) I have always hoped to find one near by and never have. Finally!! I can't wait!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

No computer

Since I quit my job I had to obviously turn in my laptop. Not having a laptop makes it hard to get on the computer each day. Which means it is hard to blog. We have a desktop computer upstairs but it is difficult to get on it with Reese around. If she falls asleep in her swing, I won't go upstairs because I am afraid something will happen with the swing. If I take her out of her swing to put her in her crib she wakes up. For some reason she does not like being in her crib during the day. She has to be sound asleep to sleep in the crib during the day. So when Lance gets home and cuddles with Reese I jump on his laptop to get caught up.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Stay at Home Mom

It is official! I am a stay at home mom. I am so relieved to be able to do this. It was definitely something I have been praying about and thinking about for a while. But it really hit me strongly after having Reese. I am so lucky to have this oppurtunity. It is going to be tight around here for a while but we will make it work. So no one ask us to go to dinner or doing anything extra. The answer will be no. Ramen noodles never killed any one. If you have any advise on saving money, we are listening.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

So much to do...

There is so much work that I could do around the house but I just can't stop staring at our sweet baby. I love watching her fall asleep, I love watching her sleep, I love watching her cry, I love watching her smile...see, there are too many things to do besides getting things done around the house.

Monday, August 20, 2007

One Month

Reese was a month old yesterday. I can't believe time has gone by so fast. Today we had her one month visit at the doctors office. She weighed ten pounds, six ounces and was 22 1/4" long. Her head is now 15" around. She also had her second hep B shot. It was pitiful but she did great. She only cried for a second. She is sleeping now and she looks like an angel!

Last night she slept for almost eight hours. Every night she wakes up around 2:45 but will usually (key word) go back to sleep until 4:30 or so. This morning I woke up around 4:45 and realized I had been asleep since 10:30...crazy! I went to her room and she was sound asleep. I was afraid we had turned the monitor off and hadn't heard her wake up. It was still on and she was happy sleeping. I went back to sleep thinking it would only be for 15 minutes or so but woke up again at 5:40 and she had just started stirring. I got her out of bed before she could get really upset realizing how hungry she was (if she gets too worked up it is hard to feed her). I started feeding her and she feel right back to sleep. So I changed her to wake her up so she would eat. She ate and then shortly went back to sleep. She must be growing more!!

She got me back

The night after posting the story about Reese pooping on Lance she got me back. On Saturday we went to dinner with my parents and grandparents during one of Reese's feeding times so I took a bottle with us to feed her. Well she slept the entire time we were out so I gave her the bottle when we got back home. She apparently thought she was starving because she ate three ounces at 6:00 and then two ounces at 7:00. Later that night around 9:00 she was screaming and acting like she was starving again so I fed her. Not two minutes after she finished eating she threw up all down my shirt. I think she threw up EVERYTHING she ate at 9:00. I guess throw up is better than poop. Another lesson learned.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Poop on hands and Spit-up on shoulders

These are a few of the gifts Reese has given me this past month. Here is a story about a gift she gave her daddy.

The other day I was getting ready to give Reese a bath while Lance was doing some work in the office. Right after I sat her in the bathtub she pooped in it. So I called for Lance to come and get her so I could rinse the tub out and start over. As he got her out of the tub I told him it may be wise to put a diaper on her because she may not be done. He said "Nah, it will be ok." Famous last words. As I began to rinse out the tub I hear a loud fart and poop splatter all over Lance and the bathroom floor. I laughed hysterically...crying actually. Lance just stood there mortified and then she did it again as well as peed on him this time. It was the funniest thing I have ever seen. If Lance hadn't been ready to throw up, I would have run and grab the camera to document this lesson learned. However, I just let him change his clothes (throwing away his shirt) and clean up the floor.

I seriously hope I never forget that story so that I can tell it again and again. It was SOOO funny!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Things I have learned so far

1 - Girls poop can project as far as little boys pee.
2 - I am not in control. No matter what I think is going to happen...Reese does the opposite. I guess that is a good lesson to remember when she is a teenager.
3 - Breastfeeding is not easy!
4 - Lance is a great dad and tries really hard with Reese...even when she is screaming.
5 - I have more love in my heart than I ever thought that I could.
6 - I have to depend on and talk to God more now than I ever have in the past.
7 - The random smiles are my favorite.
8 - I appreciate every moment of every second.
9 - Time really does fly...how does it go by so fast??
10 - There will be something new to learn every day and I enjoy and am thankful for the lessons God has given me.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Here Reese and I are relaxing at home. She is such an easy going baby...she will just sit with me and enjoy our time together. I couldn't resist taking this picture. I thought it was so cute that her feet were crossed the same way mine were. I am so lucky to have such a special person in my life.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Second Day

Today is the start of my second day at home alone with Reese. She really is a good and easy baby so far so I have had no trouble. We definitely miss having Daddy around but we are managing. Right now she is enjoying some time in her swing. She has been in there for about 30 minutes and is starting to get fussy. She seemed to enjoy it for a little while. I think she is just getting sleepy. At least I was able to eat some breakfast and deal with a couple of other things this morning. Yesterday she slept in her crib for about an hour so I was able to shower and take care of some house chores. Hopefully I can shower and brush my teeth today. Each day I make a goal of one thing to get done. Yesterdays goal was to cut my finger nails...check. Today my goal is to get at least one room dusted. We will see how it goes...

Friday, August 3, 2007

Her Crib

Reese is sleeping in her crib for the first time right now. She sleeps in the pack 'n play in our room at night but we wanted to see how she would do in her crib for a nap. So far so good. We will see how it goes when she wakes up and does not recognize where she is.

She looks so tiny in that big bed!! Notice her arms. She loves to sleep with her arms stretched out. She is the cutest baby I have ever seen!!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

She is asleep...

So I have a second to add some pictures of my sweet baby.

Our first family photo

My two sweeties!


It is so hard to sit down and update this blog right now. We are very involved with loving and raising Reese. I can't stop looking at her, even when she is sleeping. She is absolutely beautiful and we are so lucky!! Lance has pictures on his blog so please take a look at those. I will be sure to get pictures on mine soon.