Sunday, January 31, 2010

2010 Snow Weekend

We have had a FABULOUS snow weekend! We were supposed to get another ice storm, but we got 5 inches of snow instead. It was so nice to be home with Katie :o) Here are some of the things we did over the weekend.

Daddy played with Katie a lot - she adores him, and he adores her!

Katie loves to look at her black and white flashcards on Mommy's laptop. Daddy likes to explain to her what the shapes are (or what he thinks they are).

Daddy tried to make a snow angel with Katie, but she screamed the entire time.

We all bundled up and took Cooper for a walk - he loved the snow, and we enjoyed getting out of the house for a bit.

Just a sweet picture of Mommy and Katie all bundled up!

Pretty sure we made every possible silly face/noise to get this little girl to smile - her smile just brightens our day!

We read a lot! This was actually while the power was out and we had to read instead of watch t.v.

Mommy sat by the fireplace and enjoyed the heat!

So did Katie :o)

All in all, we had the best snow weekend ever. We also made orange snow cones and snow ice cream, but we didn't take pictures of those :o) Oh, and we slept until 10:00 every day, but we couldn't really take a picture of that either!
A lot of the teachers were complaining about having to go to school late, but I don't care because that was just one extra day I got to spend with my precious, little baby :o)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Back to Work

So, I managed to be a working mom all week long. It was a long, hard week. On Monday morning, Matt and I took Katie to Nanny's (my grandma - Katie's great grandma) early Monday morning. We walked in the door and Katie immediately started smiling at Nanny - what a reassuring feeling for Mommy.

Katie had a GREAT day Monday, a rough day Tuesday, and GREAT days Wednesday-Friday. Nanny also managed to get Miss Priss on a schedule :o)

Her new schedule:

6:30 - Wake up time

6:45 - Nurse

7:15 - Arrive at Nanny's, Play time with Nanny

8:00 - Morning Nap

10:00 - Bottle

10:30 - Playtime with Nanny and Papa

12:30 - Bottle

1:00 - Afternoon Nap

3:30 - Mommy arrives (she has to wait on Katie)

4:00 - Wake up and Nurse then go home!

6:30 - Nurse

7:30 - Bathtime

8:00 - Nurse

8:30 - Bedtime

10:00 - Dreamfeed

It is going really well! I am enjoying being back at work and back on a schedule. I miss Katie so much during the day and have learned that "bribing" my students with getting to look at Katie's pictures is such a great incentive :o) Plus... Mommy gets to see pictures of her beautiful girl a lot!

I am going to have to figure out how to get the lesson plans, grading papers, and getting things together for school plus spend time with Katie. It is hard, but I think I can handle it. My principal is being very leniant with my requirements these days!

Just a sweet picture of little miss :o)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

She's SMILING!!!

So, it took 9 weeks for her to really start smiling, but she does it all the time now! I love it :o)

Monday, January 4, 2010

2 Months Old

Katie is 2 months old!!!!

Things that happened this month:
12/5/09 Baby Shower at church
12/7/09 Nursed without the nipple shield for the first time!!
Went to Mimi and Papa's while Mommy and Daddy went to CCCH's Christmas Party
12/8/09 First smile to Mommy (didn't do it again until later on)
12/10/09 First playdate with Blake Meesey
12/11/09 Slept in big girl crib for afternoon nap
Daddy gave bottle at 4:00 a.m.
12/13/09 Kennedy Brown was born
12/14/09 First sick child doctor's appt (weighed 8 lb. 14 oz. - 20th percentile)
12/16/09 Projectile vomited all over daddy
12/17/09 Used inhaler for the first time
12/18/09 Went to Mommy's classroom Christmas party
12/20/09 "Made" gingerbread houses at Aunt Judi's house
12/21/09 Sat on Santa's lap and slept through it
Had a MAJOR blowout while out to dinner at OK China Buffet
12/23-26/09 Christmas in Hot Springs
12/27/09 Daddy put a suppository up my bottom because I was so constipated
12/28/09 Stayed with Aunt Jenn while Mommy went to the doctor
12/31/09 Drank prune juice to help with constipation
1/1/09 Had New Year's dinner at Mimi and Papa's house
1/2/09 Smiled again and hasn't stopped!!
Went to Uncle Nick and Auntie Shell's house
1/3/09 My First Snow!!!!
Dear Precious Katie,
We can't believe you are already 2 months old. It seems like yesterday that we met you for the first time and now you are smiling at us! You have made these last 2 months so special for us. We love everything about you - your smile, your fussiness (though, we wish we could help you more), your mohawk and mullet, your little fat rolls, your crossed eyes when you are too close to something, your fascination with your hands, and just your sweet face.
We can't wait to see what all will happen next month with you! We love you so much, little one :o)
Mommy and Daddy