Tuesday, January 29, 2013


This has been a big week of firsts for us. On Layne's 3 month birthday we moved her into her own room and I am proud to say she's been sleeping in her crib in her room for a week now!

Although putting her down to sleep has become a bit of a struggle.
We start around 8 ish with a bath if its bath day (every other day) then ill take her into her room and nurse her then attempt to put her down. Most nights she cries then Andrew goes in after a while to try to calm her. Then if that doesn't work ill go in one more time (or more if needed) and nurse her again or change diaper and then she's been falling asleep between 10pm and 11. And wakes up at 6am!!!
That's right, she's sleeping through the night. Hallelujah. At 6 ill wake up change her, feed her, then she falls right back to sleep till 10am. !

Thanks for making it through the boring part. It's exciting for us, cause we get to sleep with the lights off!
Besides the glow of the monitor I stare at all night....

We also stopped swaddling her. She never liked it any way. She has had one hand out in minutes after we got her all tucked in, since she was born.

Another first: she laughs! Gone are the times of the one little giggle. We have full blown laughs over here. She loves getting those arm pits tickled. (Unlike her mommy).

And yesterday... She ROLLED OVER!!! Oh man I got so excited I think I scared her more than the roll. After I cried a bit from excitement, I busted out the iPhone and got it on video for Andrew to see, since he was at work. :(

Don't worry dad, I did it five times and mom caught it on camera!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

3 months!

My little Layner birdie is 3 months old!
Every month I'm gonna ask... Where does the time go?!?

This month she:
Slept 7.5 hours of uninterrupted sleep!
She: took the bottle from Andrew a few more times. (Yippie!)
She: laughs and smiles and talks a lot!
She: is sleeping in her crib right now! I am going to see how it goes and hopefully start transitioning her to sleep in her own room at night. Tear!
I started this past week putting her in the crib for naps during the day.
She: has super adorable chunky cheeks that we just can't get enough of.
She: stays awake longer throughout the day.
She: is very aware of her surroundings especially when we take Chai to the dog park.
She: is the best when she wakes up from a nap or in the morning... All smiles and so happy to see us.

I just can't get enough!

Here are some out takes from today's photo shoot

We had to change outfits mid shoot- because of a little blow out situation.  Nothing out of the norm over here.  

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Christmas in Texas

We were able to spend Christmas in Texas this year so Layne could meet her Texan family! Needless to say she was a hit. She did great on the plane there and back. I fed her on the way there and she slept the whole time on the way back. It was so great to see everyone in Dallas. And as a surprise for my parents we got all the grand kids together to take photos at JC penny to give to them for Xmas. (Sample pics below). We went to our friend Cortney's house to meet all the kiddos we've been seeing pics of on Facebook for years, it was a nice little get together. Thanks again Cort!
And we spent time with the Thomas' playing monopoly, clue and Apples to Apples. All of which my 12 year old beautiful niece Olivia was a pro!
We spent the night at Auntie Holly's house.
It must go down in the record saying this is the first time I've been to Dallas and not gone to the bars. My how times have changed. Layne did go to her first restaurants though. First one being her fathers Texas favorite: Whataburger! And the second a sit down restaurant good ole Ozonas.

Thanks for having us Nana and grandpa! Here are some pics I took from my phone. There are a million more taken with the good camera, but those are still on said camera.

JC Penny Family with mini Dr. Evil

JC Penny Grandkids

First Plane Ride!

Omar and Olivia

Julian and Layne

Andrew and Olivia the last two survivors in Monopoly

Sarah and I went through this pregnancy together via email since week 8.  She lives in Portland and our babies were born 9 days apart.  So glad to finally meet Ike!  <3

Layne napping on Nana

Comfy Grandpa with Julian and Layne

Big cousin Simone

Uncle "Dre" as Olivia called him

Julian stuck on the couch between Uncles

Building the Gingerbread House

All the girls
See ya next time Texas.  Hopefully when it's not snowing and no one is sick! :)  

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2 months!

I forgot to do my two month post! She'll be 3 months in 2 weeks... We're does the time go?
Probably the best thing that has happened these past few weeks... She laughed!! First baby giggle. I cried I was so excited. She's done it a couple more times since then, I didn't know my heart could grow any bigger.
We went to Texas and back for Xmas. Which was great but I came back with a pretty bad cold which I'm still fighting.

Back to Layne- she can hold her head up she doesn't cry during tummy time. Actually she rarely ever cries. The only time she cries is when she's hungry or needs her diaper changed or has gas. Those are pretty good reasons! So we feel pretty lucky so far with a happy, very smiley baby.
She's still sleeping in our room in the rock n play next to our bed, I'm dreading the move to the crib in her own room. I'm all ears for any advice on how to move her in there. Or any sleep training advice!

These 2 months have flown by and I'm loving every minute of it.
She's still not taking a bottle very well so unless she does ill be right here on this couch till she starts eating solid foods and someone else can feed her.

Ill be back for her 3 month post. If not sooner.

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