February 28, 2013

Baby Feet

We were super busy today and I almost forgot to take a picture. Here are some baby feet after she was baby-ritoed.

Day 59

February 27, 2013

Bumbo Sleeper

Many days baby girl will sit next to me at the table when I am having breakfast or working at the kitchen table. Today I got too boring and she fell asleep. It was super cute. Unfortunately, it was a very short nap since she woke up as soon as I tried to move her.

Day 58

February 26, 2013

Giraffe Noms

We have tried making tummy time more fun by using her pillow pet. She liked noming on the osacones, which kept her happy for a little while.
Day 57

February 25, 2013


Baby girl really likes sitting in her jumper. Its one of her favorite things to do. She is even starting to figure out how to bounce in it.

Day 56

February 24, 2013

Petting Baby Chicks

 My mom has chickens and each year she orders a few new chicks. Since they hadn't feathered out yet, she had them in the living room. She also watches them to determine which ones are roosters and which are hens. Baby daughter loved watching them hop around and hearing them peep. Grandma and grandpa even let her touch one, but she wasn't sure what to think.

Day 55

February 23, 2013


We went to Columbia today to visit some friends. We got a little bit of snow, but they got a little more than a foot. It was pretty cool. Baby girl didn't get to go play in it though.

Day 54

February 22, 2013

Swing Sleeper

My wonderdul daghter decided to get up at 5:30 today. While I enjoy early morning, I don't necessarily enjoy getting up quite that early. I really can't complain though, she sleeps well at night cuddled up next to me. I had to take the dog out this morning and when I came back in, she was napping sweetly. I need to figure out how to take an 8:30 am nap, too.

Day 53

February 21, 2013


We don't get a lot of snow here. It falls just a couple times each year and normally melts within a day or two. Baby daughter got to play in the last snowfall, but today she just watched from the window. She really enjoyed seeing the big flakes fall.

Day 52

February 20, 2013

Recreated Baby Picture

When I was a little baby my mom didn't own a camera, so she was good about taking me to get professional pictures taken my first year. The first one I have is from when I was 4 1/2 months old. I decided to recreate these pictures with my little girl. I tried to do it as similar as possible. You can also see the original.

Day 51

February 19, 2013

Laundry Day

Today baby daughter really wanted to be together. She wasn't going to be content unless we were looking at each other. I really needed to do laundry, so we took over the kitchen table to do the folding. She really loved it. Now I just need to continue her enjoyment of laundry folding into the teen years.
Day 50

February 18, 2013

Movie Night Cuddles

We decided to do something fun, so we rented What to Expect when You're Expecting from Redbox. Having just had a baby, it was pretty timely. Baby daughter decided to cuddle with Matt and then he fell asleep as well.

Day 49

February 17, 2013


Baby girl decided to take a super long nap today. At one point Matt decided to nap with her. It was pretty cute!

 Day 48

February 16, 2013

Diaper Sale

Today we had fun going to the Cotton Babies $1 diaper sale. We picked up a few new to us Freetimes for a really good price. Our friend found a whole bunch, which is great since she is just starting her cloth diaper stash.

 Baby girl had some fun time playing with her giraffe in the baby crib. 

Day 47

February 15, 2013

V-Day Pt 3

We went out on our first baby-free date. It was kind of odd being alone together, but it was really good for us to enjoy being together. We went at 4 pm with all the "old people", then stopped at the grocery store after. What happened to us? We used to be young.

Since Matt was out of town and returned late on Valentine's Day, he bought flowers for baby daughter and I today.
Day 46

February 13, 2013

V-Day Pt 1

We went and delivered Valentines to many of our friends today. One of my goals this year is to be a better friend. Matt is my best friend and my mom and I are also close. I have a lot of good friends, but very few that I feel really close to. I feel like the best way to change that is to be a better friend.

When we got home baby girl had a package from her great aunt.

 Day 44

February 12, 2013

Sophie Giraffe

One of baby girl's favorite toys is her Sophie giraffe. Here she is noming on it and she can even make it squeak it sometimes.

Day 43

February 11, 2013

Review - Lily Padz

One of the very profitable target markets is new parents. When a family welcomes a new child they are opening up their house (and their pocketbook) to new things. Many people will make changes to their house in preparation for a new baby. They spend money like its going out of style and they get their friends and family to do the same. Since I am a new mom, I want to provide some useful reviews of new products that I have found.

I decided to purchase some Lily Padz. No, they aren't some type of bath toy, they are "milk  leakage preventors". I've learned that milk leaks out when you don't want it to, for no reason at all. It can be really annoying to walk around with wet shirts and bras. Since babies spit and drool, you will probably always have some type of liquid on you, but I really try to limit it as much as possible.

These basically hold pressure on your nipple to keep you from leaking. Although you can expect a few drops to collect in the center if you have had a let down while wearing them. They are slightly curved like a contact lens and have a slightly sticky/tackyness on the inside. So you take them flip them inside out and stick them on, then turning them right side out and they stick like magic. They smooth things out nicely giving you "barbie boobs". I've found as long as you wear a bra or shirt over them they don't really leak. 

So far they have been working well. They sell special Lily wash, but I have been using dish soap which works well. Mainly you want to clean them well so they don't collect lint and oils from your skin causing them to lose their tackiness. The package says they last up to two months, but since they are kind of pricey I am hoping they last much longer.

I wouldn't wear them all day everyday, since they don't really let you nipples breathe, but I think they are a good option. The regular disposable nursing pads feel scratchy to me. 

One last final note. If you have a little milk pool up in the middle, be careful when removing them. I've ended up with milk dripped on my shirt when taking them off to nurse in public. I usually try to keep a burp cloth handy just to have a place to empty them.

Hot Air Ballons

This morning I decided to get out a special onesie from my baby shower. As an activity many of my friends decorated them. This was one of my favorites, I think the hot air balloons turned out really cute.
Day 42

February 10, 2013

Pretty for Church

Baby girl decided it would be fun to dress pretty for church, so we got her Valentine's day outfit on a few days early. I'll do laundry this week so she can wear it on the actual holiday, too. Isn't she cute?
Day 41

February 9, 2013


Saturdays are typically a lazy day for us around the house. We don't do too much and just relax and enjoy hanging out together. I'm glad we didn't have anything planned for today since I woke up with a cold. Matt's been really nice and filling me full of vitamins. He even had some good daddy-daughter time, so I could take a nice relaxing bath.

Day 40

February 8, 2013


Matt has had a couple of rough days at work. Nothing majorly bad, just small things that are frustrating. In an attempt to cheer him up, baby girl send him a smile. Baby smiles make things better.

Day 39

February 7, 2013

Tummy Time with Friends

Once a month we get together with our old Sunday School class and have a Bible Study. What used to be a group of "young marrieds" is now a group of newish parents. Over the past two years everyone has welcomed a new baby into their house. This is really good for baby girl, since she will have a lot of friends to play with. This is one of them. Just to show you the wide range in baby sizes the little girl on the left is 2 months older.

Day 38

February 6, 2013

Napping with the Puppy

I spend a lot of time on the couch since that is where I feed baby girl. She tends to fall asleep often when I feed her, so I keep supplies for me handy as well - laptop, book remote, etc. The dog also likes to get in on the cuddle action. I often refer to myself as a pillow since everyone likes to sleep on me.
Day 37

February 5, 2013


Today I had a dentist appointment, so baby girl got to spend some time with grandma. They had a lot of fun playing then she fell asleep in her carseat and took a 3 1/2 hour nap. It was so long we kept checking on her to make sure she was okay. I appreciate when she takes good naps and I can get things done around the house, but whenever she starts sleeping too long I miss her.

Day 36

February 4, 2013

Tummy Time

Baby girl does not like tummy time. She will put up such a fuss, but I make her do it anyways. How else am I supposed to see her roll? Today she was actually happy for a few minutes before the crying began.
Day 35

February 3, 2013

Snow Angels

We finally got some good snow. I was so excited to take baby daughter out to play in it, so we all bundled up and we went outside. I gave her some clean snow to touch and taste. We then helped her to make a snow angel. I'm not sure she really enjoyed the snow, but I'm sure that will change next winter.
Day 34

February 2, 2013

Hanging with Daddy

Baby girl has been hanging out with Matt today. They are starting to bond more. Its so cute to watch them together. Seeing Matt as a father has made me fall in love with him so much. He is such a good daddy.

Day 33

February 1, 2013

Worn Out

We had a busy day today. I went to 3 different grocery stores to get the best sales. I am slowly turning into my mother. After putting everything away and making dinner baby girl was tired. She had her head resting on the steering wheel of her exersaucer and was watching me. I ran to get the camera and so I could take a picture before she fell asleep. As soon as the camera flashed her eyes closed and she went to sleep.

 Day 32