Friday, April 20, 2012


It's Friday! This Mama is thankful for a weekend full of family time and packing up for the big move! Here's a peek into our life in the last two weeks...

Happy Baby... her smile makes my day.

Stopping for a snack at the local coffee shop after signing
our loan documents! Inspection went great too!

Auntie & her Lovebug ready for Easter Sunday Service!

Tiny girl walking... she LOVES her cart.

Mama was sick... AGAIN. I could only swallow
ice cream... bye-bye diet.

Hello pretty house... you will be ours on May 10th!

Coffee shop date!

Nap time = cuddle time

This definitely happened... Pioneer Woman
oatmeal cream pies & strawberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream.

Sleeping on Daddy during the baseball game... Precious.

Master list of DIY projects to be done in the new house!

 Playdate in the park... Baby love.

Have a great weekend y'all! 
life rearranged

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Picture Project Weeks 37-40

Our Sweet baby girl is acting so very grown up lately! Sometimes I look at her and I see a little toddler, and it breaks my Mama heart. Sleep or no sleep, I'm in love with her. I treasure each time she cuddles up to nurse, and falls asleep on my chest to nap... Someday she won't want me to hold her and until then... I'll take what I can get! She's getting around so easily now! Grandma and Grandpa bought her a cart that she pushes all over the house. She'll stand without holding on to anything and squeals with pride when she does! She plays peek a boo by ducking under the table an popping back up and laughs so hard when she sees us! We've finally moved to chunky baby food... She likes the vegetables, but will try the meat now too. Her favorite food is definitely applesauce... She loves Trader Joe's fruit crushers! We made the switch from puffs to Trader Joe's O's... She seems to love those too! Happy baby cheese puffs, mozzarella cheese, and cut up fruit are some of her other favorites. She drinks some watered down juice each day from a bottle since she seems uninterested in her sippy cups. I've mentioned before that sleep is still an issue... She just wants to nurse and cuddle with Mama all night long. Unfortunately, that makes for a grumpy Mama in the morning... So we're working on helping her to sleep longer. She now looks for me when I'm in another room and says Mama in a sad voice when she's upset. Only a hug from me will do in those moments.
Dada is for playing with and tackling on the floor... They laugh and play for hours when he gets off work. She points to us and says our names too! It's so adorable. She seems curious to know what each item and person's name is! She's such a happy baby... Always laughing and babbling, playing and exploring! We feel so blessed.

Here's the most recent pictures...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Where we're at and some Exciting News!

Poor little ol' blog has been so ignored recently... I know that it seems like such an excuse, but seriously y'all... Sleep deprivation is NO JOKE. Our precious girl has been re-doing her sleep schedule for 9 months and this Mama is TIRED. Ever since she started sleeping all night in her crib (around 7mo,) I put her down and then Bri and I try to have a little bit of time to ourselves, then I nurse her once more before I go to bed at about midnight. She WAS sleeping until 7ish... (For a few blessed weeks) Then the past month has been such a roller coaster. Sometimes it's 3:30, sometimes 5:30 and sometimes I get a whole 6hrs sleep before she's up again. She also fusses between each of the feedings. I know I'm not the only Mama struggling with this, but whew... I'm sure praying my next kiddo LOVES to sleep! Brian and I joke that since our toddler probably won't sleep... might as well have a newborn up as well!

I've taken her to the Dr twice in 2 weeks to make sure that she's okay (since she's been fussy and had congestion along with the sleeplessness.) She's aparently fine... and also NOT teething, since we've yet to see a tooth on our 9 1/2 mo baby girl. Unfourtunately the sleeplessness HAS taken a toll on Mama... I've got a virus that I can't seem to kick and the only thing the Dr told me to do was "Get a lot of rest".... I almost laughed in her face.

Sweet Baby would sleep all day if she was in Mama's arms.

Other than trying to get better, I've been organizing, and getting stuff cleaned out of the apartment, because...

This little family of three is MOVING! In less than 3 years, we've moved from Missouri to an apartment in California, then to a new condo in California, then back home to an apartment in Missouri before Lovebug arrived and now... We're getting a HOUSE! A whole house, all ours to DIY our pretty little hearts out and do WHATEVER we want with it! I am seriously giddy over this... like jump up and down like a kid happy!

We've still got 4 weeks until we close, but we seem to be cruising though all the house-buying steps (loan docs are signed, inspection done, title co paid, etc) and I'm just falling in love with this sweet little home a bit more every day! Since I knew that this was a temporary apartment (definitely did not expect to still be here 9mo later) A lot of our stuff is still in plastic tubs or in storage at our parents' houses. I'll keep y'all updated with what's happening in the process, and I'll have a house tour once we close, but until then...

This sweet little house will soon be our Home!