Creating a beautiful life together!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Blessing Dress

While Doug's mom was visiting, she made a beautiful blessing dress for Jane (the bonnet from the ealier post goes with this). We didn't get any pictures of her wearing it on her actual blessing day - I know, but I was too scared she would poop on it or something to leave her in it for very long - so I took advantage of her good mood yesterday and put it on her again to get some pictures. The good news is that it is still pretty big on her, so when she's a little older she can wear it again to a special occasion (or just to get more pictures).
The hem of the dress is actually the edge of the fabric - it worked out really well.
My beautiful little sweet pea.
She makes the cutest faces sometimes! You can tell her little arms are flailing around in that bottom one - photo shoot mood over!
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Friday, July 17, 2009

Bonnet time!

Doug's mom made a beautiful blessing dress for Jane as well as this bonnet. Yes, I need to get her back in her dress and take some pictures of it. Will do that in the next photo shoot. However, I discovered an obsession with bonnets thanks to a pattern that I found at the fabric store. You may be wondering, "When are you going to have time to make bonnets?" I'll find it. They are way too adorable to let this baby time go by without them. So, I have to get Jane used to them (How would that be if I made them and she hated wearing them?), so we wear this one for a little while every day. It's a little big on her still.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Getting bigger

Little Jane is getting bigger! I was obsessively worried about whether or not she was gaining weight. I'm nursing, so every time she goes through a period of wanting to eat and eat and eat, I worry that she is starving. When we took her to the pediatrician two days after she was born, she weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz., down from 6 lbs. 2 oz. at birth. Then, a week later when we took her back in, she weighed 6 lbs. 5 oz. - and the doctor was blown away! Anyway, thanks to some helpful advice on Facebook (thanks April!), I dropped by the doctor's office yesterday to weigh her again. She is now 7 lbs. 8 oz. - gaining over a pound in the last two weeks! So, I won't worry for another couple weeks. :)

Right now I am on day three of no parental help and doing alright! Sure, the kitchen is already not as clean as it has been for the last three weeks, but we're getting by. The vibrating bouncy chair and the swing we got from one of my father's former co-workers are great helps when I need to get some work done on the computer or around the house. She is sleeping in her swing now, listening to rain from an online radio station. I've discovered that she likes the sound of water.

Doug is super busy running his office, doing lots of marketing and screenings and the like, and now working a few nights a week from 10 pm - 7 am stocking. I am so grateful that he is working so hard to provide for our little family since we made the decision that I am not teaching again in the fall. And he is still a great help with the baby those few hours that he is home!

That's just a little update on how we are doing!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Catch of the day?

Yes, Doug caught a largemouth bass almost bigger than his child. Crazy!
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Another use for the Boppy

So, I'm way too big to use the Boppy pillow around my waist. I read in the reviews to skip it if you're over a size 12, so I'm not totally surprised by it. So, it sat unused for a couple weeks, and then I remembered you can set the baby in it! It's great when Jane is content to sit next to me while I'm reading or whatever. Love my beautiful baby!

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Dad playing the didgeridoo

Doug once bought a didgeridoo to waste time with. It's rather annoying, and I'm usually tempted to hide it in the garage and hope he forgets about it. (You know, out of sight, out of mind...) Anyway, while Doug's wonderful parents were visiting, Dad decided to try it out. The results were, well, I'll let you be the judge. :)