Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Please Vote!


Hey everyone! Aubrey is in a photo contest & needs your DAILY votes!!! :) You have to register, but I promise it's not hard at all! Save the site to your favorites so you can vote for her every day PLEASE! A reader's choice winner will be selected at the end of the month!




Thursday, November 12, 2009

Give Away

My BFF Elizabeth is having a give away on her blog for a Christmas onesie/shirt. It's definitely worth checking out! You can also see her beautiful little girl aka Aubrey's bff, Emma Grace :)

http://thestratefamily.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaway.html

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

15 months old!








Aubrey Claire, you are 15 months old today. Wow, where has the time gone? I seriously can't believe you are already this big. You have definitely made the turn from a baby to a toddler. Your looks are starting to change. You still definitely resemble your daddy, but you are starting to get your own look about you, instead of being daddy's little clone. You are officially done with bottles. Mommy kept you on them a little longer than usual to help you gain some extra weight. It helped, because you now weigh 20 lbs 1 oz, which is a pretty good weight gain since your one year check up where you weighed 17 lbs 9 oz. You are now 30.25 inches tall, having grown 2.25 inches since your one year check up. You are still little for your age, like you always have been! You are in the 13th percentile for weight & you recently had a pretty big growth spurt height wise & you are now in the 55th percentile for height! You are also done with baby food. You eat 3 meals and two snacks a day. You love club crackers just like your daddy. You finally have teeth now! You have your two front bottom teeth, your left upper eye tooth, & your right upper eye tooth is barely poking through. You decided to get your teeth a little out of order, skipping your two front middle teeth! You are a busy little girl, choosing to run just about everywhere these days, instead of walk. You love to jump in your crib or on the bed. When we say "jump", you move your legs up & down without bringing your feet off the ground. You also love to pretend you are a monster & instantly go into "monster mode" when we say "Aubrey, pretend like you're a monster!" You make the cutest little monster growls. You know where your eyes, mouth, head, & feet are. We are working on nose, ears, arms, & hands now. You learn things very quickly. We usually only have to show you something one time & you figure out how to do it on your own. You are a little behind on speech, which is most likely due to the 6 ear infections you've had since January & the fluid that is constantly on your ears. You will soon be having an operation to put tubes in your ears which will help drain this fluid. The doctor says after you get your tubes, we will be able to tell a difference in your hearing & speech almost immediately. Right now everything probably sounds like you are underwater. So, for right now, these are the words you can say. Hi, Dada (your most favorite word), Uh oh (second favorite word), Da (for dog, you say this everytime you point at the dogs), Oh, I/Eye, & you have said momma/nana once but now you feel like you have pleased momma & Nana by saying it one time & haven't repeated it since. We just recently turned your carseat around since you are now at 20 lbs. You look like such a big girl in the car. You really like being turned around because now you can see things better while we are driving. You are an amazing sleeper. Your bedtime is 7pm. I usually have to wake you up to get ready for daycare. You always get at least 12 hours of sleep. On the weekends, you have been known to sleep until 11am! Even with getting 12+ hours of sleep a night, you also still take one very good nap during the day, lasting at least an hour & sometimes up to 3 hours. Mommy loves her sleep so she is very glad you are following in her footsteps there! One of your favorite things to do is play ring around the rosie's. Even after Mommy & Daddy are so dizzy from playing & try to sit down, you come & grab our hands to tell us you still want to play some more. You also love when we sing the ABC's. You get the biggest smile on your face & clap your hands. You are the biggest blessing in your Mommy & Daddy's life. We are so thankful to have such a beautiful little girl. We are so proud of you & can't wait to watch you continue to grow & learn new things. Mommy & Daddy love you!! Happy 15 months baby girl!








Thursday, July 9, 2009

One Year

I can not believe my baby girl turned 1 year old on July 7th. Where did the time go? Everyone told me it would go by fast. I knew it would, but not that fast! Geez! A year ago I had a teeny tiny baby girl, weighing only 5 lbs 6 oz. Now, I have a very energetic little girl, weighing 17 lbs 9 oz. The love I have for Aubrey is undescribable. There are simply no words to explain how I feel everytime I look at her; she is my world & I would do anything & everything for her. She has been such a wonderful baby this past year, she really makes being a mom easy. I am almost scared to have another baby, lol. Surely the next one will be a terror since Aubrey was such a good & easy going baby! This past year holds so many memories of watching Aubrey grow from a tiny baby into a smart & outgoing one year old. She is walking all over the place now. :) She eats mostly all table foods now, with one baby food fruit & veggie a day as well. She is making the switch to real milk. We have almost completely weaned her from bottles. Sometimes she still wants one at bedtime, so that's the last one we have to tackle. She finally is working on her 1st tooth :) We are having her 1st birthday party on Saturday, Princess themed of course ;) I am truly blessed to have such a beautiful little girl as my daughter. I thank God for every day He gives me with Aubrey & Nathan. <3

Here is Aubrey's birthday party invitation, which shows a picture of her from each month from birth until 1 year :) (I whited out our information lol)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Awesome Give Away

My friend, Gena, has an amazing give away going on right now. Please visit http://themorrisbunchblog.com/?p=1740&cpage=7#comment-3298 to check out the give away. What is being given away?? A Hoover Vacuum!! Please go check it out now! :) Give away ends S-O-O-N! Don't miss out! :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Where Does The Time Go?





This is me at this time last year. I was almost 32 weeks pregnant. I thought I still had 8 weeks left until I would meet my baby girl. I actually only had 6 weeks left. Miss Aubrey Claire decided to grace us with her presence 2 weeks & 1 day early. I was very happy about that! I can not believe how fast this past year has gone!! It is so bittersweet. It's so exciting to see Aubrey growing & learning new things every day, but at the same time I miss when she was still just a teeny newborn.

Aubrey is doing great. She will be 11 months old on June 7th. We are planning her first birthday party. It will be on July 11th. We're having it at a church that has an indoor playground. I have everything picked out for her party already, cake, decorations, etc. Aubrey last went to the doctor on May 15th (she had a viral infection) and weighed 17 lbs 1 oz! She is a growing girl!! She just thinks she is so grown up now. She tries to stand up to anything, even my legs, lol. She is crawling all over the place & into everything. We are taking her up to my work on Wednesday to have her allergy tested for milk. I pray that she has outgrown her allergy! She is missing out on some good foods because of it! She still doesn't have ANY teeth! lol I think she might be teething, but I really have no idea. I've thought that numerous times over the past 4-5 months & no teeth have ever showed up! I am so blessed to have such a beautiful baby girl as my daughter!

Here are a few pictures from yesterday. I had to get this dress when I saw it at a consignment sale, because it's the same dress Aubrey wore home from the hospital (although that one was preemie size and TOO big on Aubrey then!).









Friday, April 17, 2009

Another GREAT Give-Away!!

My friend, Tara, is hosting a give-away on her blog. It's awesome, you should DEFINITELY check it out!

http://www.throughhazeleyesblog.com/2009/03/baby-kakes-ink-review-and-giveaway.html

The give away is for an adorable alphabet onesie from www.babykakesink.com
If you go to Tara's blog, which I posted a link for above, you can see her adorable daughter Olivia, modeling the alphabet onesie.

So go check it out!! You won't be sorry! :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Awesome Give Away!!!

Everyone needs to head over to my friend Gena's (www.themorrisbunchblog.com) blog & check out this awesome give away she is doing!

http://www.themorrisbunchblog.com/2009/03/tree-frog-creations-review-and-giveaway.html

This give away is for a personalized bucket!! You will see two pictures on Gena's post that are of Aubrey's bucket. I *LOVE* her bucket!!! It is so cute & a great diaper holder! My friend, Renae, is the maker of these wonderful buckets!! Be sure to check out her etsy store & purchase a bucket for yourself!!

If you enter Gena's give-away, be sure to say that I referred you!! Trust me, you DON'T want to miss out on this! A winner will be picked April 9th!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Please Pray!!

Prayers for Stellan


Please pray for Baby Stellan! He is in need of every prayer he can get. Stellan was diagnosed with heart problems when he was still inside his momma's womb. However, after a grim diagnosis, Stellan was born a perfectly healthy baby boy! He is now 4 months old & recently went to the ER due to a severe cold (cough/wheezing). He was given a nebulizer treatment of albuterol which seems to have thrown his heart back into SVT (Supra Ventricular Tachycardia, which is a very high heart rate). Little Stellan is now in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) and needs every prayer he can get!! If you click on the button above, it will take you to his blog famous Mommy's site, MckMama! I have been praying my heart out for this sweet baby boy & hope that you will too! If you don't pray, please at least keep this precious baby in your thoughts!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bloggity Blog Blog Blog

I am off of work today because Nathan had deviated septum surgery. He is doing well, has already been on his computer some actually! lol He is sleeping beside me now :) I'm being a good wifey and taking care of him ;)

I ordered a new camera & I'm SO excited & can not wait until it gets here!!! I got a Canon Rebel! I am thrilllllled and can't wait to take a million and one pictures of Aubrey! She is the best subject when it comes to pictures! :)

Speaking of Aubrey, she is just growing up way too fast on me! We moved her to her "big girl" car seat this morning! Time flies!! I remember when she barely even fit into her infant car seat! We had to roll up receiving blankets & put them around her head to get her to fit. She is the light of my life!! I don't know what I would do without her!

Well, I guess that's all for now :) Of course I'll add some pictures of Aubrey...... :)


She loves to stand up!!

Pretty girl!

Bathtime fun!


She LOVES Zwieback Toast, she smiles the whole time she eats it!



Eating my grocery list! LOL!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm going to try to get better about writing in this thing! We'll see how long it lasts. I hope everyone has a great Valentine's day! We are about to go to Bryant to go to Target & get Aubrey her "big girl" carseats. Can't believe she can move to a big girl car seat already. :( It seems like just yesterday I was having to fold up blankets and put them in her infant car seat so that she could fit. She is getting so big so fast! She is the light of my life!!! I love her SO much, a love that I never even knew I could have. :)



The tulips Nathan got me :)
He got me these to plant!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Love, Aubrey


Big girl, standing up!



Have a great day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tagged

So, I was tagged by my dear bff Elizabeth to do this... even though she called me a "blog stalker", which I was not!!! I'll do it anyway :P

Here are 13 random things, facts, goals, or habits about myself. In honor of Friday 13th...


1. I have a huge birthmark on the right side of my stomach.

2. Everytime I'm saying bye to Nathan, I always tell him I love him. You never know when it could be the last time to talk to someone.

3. I'm very bad about picturing the "worst" in my mind. I play out scenarios so far sometimes that I get tears in my eyes.

4. I absolutely love my job & the girls I work with!

5. I am very happy that I had a baby girl first. I realllllly wanted to have a girl first.

6. I am addicted to shopping for clothes for Aubrey. It's not like the kid needs ANYTHING, but I almost always buy her something when I'm out.

7. I always wanted to work in the medical field, ever since I was about 4 years old.

8. When I was in the 5th grade, we had these "memory book" things. Everyone had to list their favorite food, color, and number. I lied and said my favorite food was "beef a roni with ice cream"... just to be different. LMAO. I've never even had "beef a roni"!

9. All of my best friends are older than me (besides Nathan of course). Me & Nathan are at a higher maturity level than most others our age I think..

10. I love photography & would love to really get into it as a side thing someday.

11. I think JFK was hands down the hottest President yet.

12. My favorite tv show is One Tree Hill. I have been watching it since I was a junior in high school!

13. Being a mommy is the most rewarding "job" I've ever had! I can't imagine life without my precious baby girl!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

From My Myspace

I'm horrible at keeping up with blogs =\ But here is a blog I posted to my myspace this morning, plus a few pictures :)

Time is flying...
I can not believe how fast time is going by these days. It seems like I was just pregnant & now I have a 6 & a half month old baby!

Aubrey is doing wonderful. Like I said, she is now 6 & a half months old. She is so adorable & such a good baby! She was hospitalized on January 15th because she got very dehydrated while she had RSV. She also had a double ear infection. :( Poor baby. Thankfully, we only had to stay overnight & she was back to her smiley self the next day! It was so sad seeing her so sick & I hope I don't have to see her like that again anytime soon!

Aubrey now weighs 13 lbs 8 oz. She has gained 8 lbs 2 oz since birth. She is now 24.5 inches long, which means she has grown 6 inches since birth. She is still so little compared to other 6 month olds, but she is growing! She is just destined to be a little girl! She can now sit up unassisted. She holds her own bottle and feeds herself 99% of the time (she is Miss Independent & sometimes gets mad if we try to hold her bottle!). She sleeps in her own room in her crib now. She is trying to learn how to crawl. She can scoot, but no real crawling yet. She is eating stage 2 baby foods mixed with cereal 2-3 times a day. She loves her baby food! We barely have enough time to get more on the spoon before she is opening her mouth wanting more again! She is such a happy baby, she smiles all the time :) She is definitely the best blessing God has given us!

Me & Nathan are doing great. He is an amazing daddy to Aubrey. I love watching the two of them interact. I can tell Aubrey is going to be a daddy's girl already. Nathan is still working at the prison & he loves his job. I love my job as well :) Our life seems pretty close to perfect these days.

Well, I just wanted to give an update on little Miss Aubrey Claire. Before I know it she will be turning one and walking & talking... :)




Feeling better at the hospital
First day at the hospital, very sick! :(

Getting ready to go home!



She *loves* her walker!


My precious baby girl! :)