Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Month 1- phew!

My oh my, our little girl will be 1 month old tomorrow. I have officially fallen off the face of the planet during that time!

Kent and I are AwFuL about taking pictures...I think all of these photos are the ONLY ones we have taken :( The majority of them are from this past week.

Kent's mom came to visit and we had an absolute blast. She flew in on Friday and we got lunch with Amy and then that night we went and watched "The Sandlot" at Tempe Diablo Stadium, where the Angels play baseball. We also enjoyed a picnic during the movie.

Saturday we got a little adventurous and headed up to Sedona. Congratulations to Braelynn for surviving her 1st roadtrip! It was a long one due to construction. Why are the freeways always closed on the weekends? Dumb. BUT, we had another picnic and everyone hiked up Cathedral Rock. Braelynn and I attempted to take a nap in our little shady spot, but she had so much to look around at. We then headed to Camp Verde to get a quick visit with my Aunt April. She made the most delicious fruit salad, snickerdoodle cookies, and iced tea. It was the perfect treat to hold us over on the drive home. Did I mention I really HATE the freeways here? There is NO REASON that drive needs to be 3 hours. Ugh!

Sunday Braelynn and I went to church with the family. She did such a great job. She slept, then ate, and then slept some more. It was really nice to get back to church. I have certainly missed it.

Then yesterday, we all went down to Tucson to visit my parents. The afternoon went by so fast, but we all had a great time!

We have absolutely fallen in love with our little girl.

We love all of her little Gremlin sounds.
We love the way she folds her arms to rest her head when she sleeps on your chest.

We love (or at least we crack up everytime) her farts. She is the GASSIEST baby! LOL She just farted 15 times in the last 4 minutes!
We love her smiles- her whole face lights up.

We love her little fat rolls that she's getting.

We are not so in love with:

Her Colic :(
That she only sleeps about 10 hours a day (including night time)...aren't newborns supposed to sleep 16-18 hours a day?

Well, I think that's about it for the 1st month. Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll start getting a little bit of my life back...just enough to update the blog at least!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The First Few Memories

How nice is this? A quiet morning with my baby sleeping nor am I breastfeeding at the moment :)

I just wanted to express how awesome it is to be a mom. One of my life "goals" was to feel the maternal love for a child, and after just a few short weeks I can attest that it is the greatest feeling in the world.

For the record, Braelynn's head smells better than any other baby's head. I love her little Gremlin sounds she makes when she's content. Kent and I have never laughed so hard as we do when she does her little chicken dance to tell us she is hungry. It is also so cute that she roots away from me and is too stubborn to let me help her find the food!

She brings so much joy to our home and we are so lucky to have her.