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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Here are pictures from Reese's first Halloween.



Playing during the day with my witch's hat on.



Handing out candy with Daddy.



Waiting for the Trick or Treaters.


Handing out candy with Mommy.


If you couldn't tell she was a ballerina.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Growth Spurt

Reese has been eating like a machine the last few days. She has been waking up more at night to eat too. I hope this is a just a growth spurt because it is wearing me out. She is constantly whining because she is hungry. She can't wait to eat. I think in the past 24 hours she has eaten nine times. It is hard to go to sleep at 11:00 and have to wake up at 12:30 to feed her...and then wake up again at 4:00. In the past three months I don't think I have slept more than four hours at one time. On top of being tired and frustrated I am starving!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Jogging Stroller

Shortly after we had Reese I decided that I needed a jogging stroller. So I found one on Craig's List and bought it for $60. When I started using it I decided that I didn't like it. I posted it on Craig's List several weeks ago to try and resell it. I had a couple of people contact me but they didn't want it for the same reason I didn't like it...which is that the front wheel does not swivel. Well I finally got it sold today and made a $20 profit...I sold it for $80! Finally! Maybe this could be my new job...buying and selling stuff for more. People make a living that way on eBay all of the time. What else could I sell...

Monday, October 22, 2007

Crib Nap Fight - Final Round

So I think Reese is a crib nap sleeper now. She did pretty well today...an hour twice. I think she is starting to teeth so she has been cranky today. She has not taken her hands out of her mouth all day, her face is sloppy wet, she has been cranky, and her cheeks and chin are red. I gave her some tylenol for the first time so hopefully it helped soothe her gums. We are in the process of washing all of her chew toys that freeze. She has had a rough day and now is soundly sleeping. I have had a rough day too so I think I will hit the shower and then bed!! Good night!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Crib Nap Fight - Round 3

This mornings nap time did not go as well as I would have liked. She didn't fuss at all when I was rocking her but she only slept for 25 minutes. Then she would not go back to sleep and was fussy until after she ate her lunch. I got down again at 12:30. She woke up at 12:45...got her back to sleep and she has been asleep ever since (it is 2:00 right now).


Good news...hopefully I am not jinxing myself...she has slept through the night the last two nights. She wakes a couple of times and I give her a pacifier and she is right back to sleep. Maybe something good besides her sleeping in her crib for nap time will come out of these fights. I think she is so worn out by the time it is bed time that it is helping her sleep through the night. Hopefully this is just the start to full night sleeping and not a tease!!

I can't believe it but Reese is 3 months old today! It seems like we have always had her but it also seems like time has flown by. We are still enjoying every minute of having our sweet baby!! She has reached some fun milestones recently. She is reaching for and grabbing things that are with in reach. She likes her toy rings. I am hoping by the end of this next month she will be rolling over...we will see. When she is on her back she will roll to her side so I will push her the rest of the way over. She lasts much longer on her stomach when it happens that way than when I put her on her stomach to start.

To be fair to Reese, here is what she has to say about all of it (this video took FOREVER to load):
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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Crib Nap Fight - Round 2

Well, I got in two naps in the crib today! Both of them were around 45 minutes each. It was still a battle getting her to do this but it will get better. Usually she takes any where from an hour to two and a half hour naps in her swing. Since she only took two 45 minute naps she was sleepy this afternoon. Kristin came over to visit and Reese was sleepy but for the most part very well behaved. At around 3:45 I put her in her swing because I wanted her to get in a good sleep before dinner. She just sat in the swing and watched me and Kristin and then finally fell asleep for 30 minutes. I wasn't going to let her sleep much longer than that anyways because I want her getting used to sleeping in the crib. I am sure the battle will start all over again Monday because being away from the house on the weekend will make it difficult to get regular naps in. We will keep fighting though. I will win eventually!!

Crib Nap Fight - Round 1

Since Reese will be three months old on Friday, I decided it was time to start the battle of getting her to sleep in her crib during nap time. For the last three months she has slept in her swing during naps. So yesterday I started the fight. I know it is going to take a few days to win this battle but I am ready. Yesterday morning she woke around 9, I fed her and then we went to Babies R Us. By the time we got home I knew she was super sleepy so I headed to her room. I turned on her music, fed her, and then rocked her to sleep. Once she was asleep I laid (I never know if it is laid or layed) her in her crib. She slept for about five minutes and then woke up crying. So I rocked her to sleep again and laid her down. This time she slept for about 10 minutes. Again...this happened several times. I finally thought I had her so I went downstairs to make a lunch and she woke again. Went through the whole routine again and this time she slept for about 40 minutes. Just long enough for me to enjoy lunch and get the downstairs vacuumed and dusted. Mommy 1 - Reese 0. So we are trying this again today. I started around 9 this morning to get her to nap because she was sleepy...it is now 9:30...I have been in there once so far...we will see how it goes. I am going to win this battle and finally be the boss around here! ; )

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Britney

Britney Spears can't catch a break. Don't get me wrong, I think she brings on about 99% of the drama herself. However, I think the paps need to lay off of her. I saw this video the other day of her going to Target to get a camera charger. Is that news? Do we all need to watch her do this? I think the Target security cops should have kept the photographers away. I saw another video the other day when she was driving away from court. The photographers were standing in front of her car while she was trying to leave. I am pretty sure that in Atlanta if you jaywalk you get ticketed so why are these guys allowed to just stand in front of her car? No wonder she hit a car while trying to pull in to a parking space the other day. She was probably trying not to hit one of the guys standing in front of her car. Granted she should have tried to find the person who owned the car but what is she going to do...leave her name and phone number on the window so the paps can take that? I used to like Britney...liked her music lets say. But now I feel bad for her...she is a trainwreck. Hopefully she can get back on track soon. I do not think she will ever be a pop star again...however, I did hear that her new single was on the top of the charts this past week. I have not heard it so I can't comment on that.

I deleted this video because it kept making the page jump down to it. I couldn't figure out how to edit the code to stop this so the video is gone...sorry!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Firsts

*From the second Reese was laid on my belly after being born people have said how much she looks like her daddy. Not one single time has anyone said she looks like her mommy...until yesterday...A lady at church said she has my eyes. I don't know if she really does or not but I was so shocked to hear that I had to share.

*This past week Reese had an upset stomach for a couple of days. She was throwing up and refusing to go to sleep at night. For the first time since she was born I had to take her temperature RECTALLY! It was so scary. Luckily she never had a temperature (yes, I had to do it more than once). At least that first time is out of the way.

*We took Reese to a pumpkin patch this weekend...well it wasn't really a pumpkin patch as much as it was a bunch of pumpkins on crates. Anyways, here is a picture of her from there.


*Here is a video of Reese having some tummy time. She does really well for the first minute but if she is down there for much longer she is not happy! I bet she will be rolling over soon!
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Friday, October 12, 2007

Pictures

Who is that cute baby?


Watching TV with Daddy


Sitting like a big girl


My little Thumb sucker


Catching a wave on my tummy


Daddy is fun!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Book Recommendation

I just finished reading "The Memory Keeper's Daughter". I really enjoyed this book and definitely recommend reading it. It is a story about a man and his wife who have twins...a boy and a girl. The girl has Down's syndrome and is given away by the father before the mother knows. The mother is told the baby girl died during birth...



Now you have to read to learn the rest.

Daddy Time

Here is a sweet video of Reese and Daddy spending some quality time together...
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Monday, October 8, 2007

"Knocked Up"

I really want to see that movie...but this isn't about that.

One year ago (some time around now) we got pregnant. That is so crazy to think it was that long ago!! We didn't actually figure it out until November 11th though. Our lives would never be the same after that!

Was that TMI?? Sorry.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Benicio del Toro

Some think he is sexy...I personally think he is a little scary. I also think he looks like a cross between Brad Pitt and a caveman. I guess he would be the product of Brad Pitt hooking up with a cavewomen...haha!
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