Saturday, December 13, 2008
Aubrey Jo said her first word the other day. Of course it was DADA we all could have guessed that one. Gabe caught the action on video while I was at work Friday and showed me our smart, beautiful little monkey when I got home. We have also been doing sign language with her so when she puts her had on her head that is the sign for daddy. We are so proud of our little girl, she makes us smile all hours of the day. As for other achievments... she is now sitting up on her own playing with anything she can grasp around her. At her last weigh in she was 17 pounds 12 ounces and 26.5 inches long. Growing like a weed this one. I am almost done with the semester and I am looking forward to the time off with my little family. I love spending time with her so I get a whole month of Aubrey before I student teach in the Spring, and then I graduate (hopefully) in May. I hope everyone is doing well and has a great holiday season.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
As she gets bigger and more playful it is getting harder and harder for me to be away from her. Not that I did not LOVE LOVE LOVE the newborn phase, but now she is just so much FUN. Everyday it is something new. Right now it is raspberry's, she loves to blow them when she has food in her mouth. She is also very curious about faces, she will grab your nose or mouth but HARD (she has not learned gentel yet, poor diesel)Yes she loooovvvvveeeesss the doggy. She is sitting up for a few minutes on her own now, and she is now a side sleeper. I put her in her cradle and she immediately rolls onto her side and puts her face up against the bumper. Silly girl! Once again sorry about how long it has been since the update. XOXO
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Aubrey is really good about keeping herself occupied now. We got her some Baby Einstien videos and she LOVES THEM!!!! She will sit in her boppy chair in the morning and watch them forever. It's nice because it gives me some time to get more homework done. AAAAHHHH Yes the neverending pile of homework that is taking time away from Aubrey. I'm almost done but May seems so far away. For now we are taking it one day at a time. Hugs and Kisses from Springfield. (Slobbery ones, she is still teething)
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Aubrey is FINALLY on a schedule. It is soooo nice since school starts in a week and I am able to SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT!!! Well, not completly she still wakes up at 4:00 but she is going to sleep at 10:00 (by herself) so I am ok with that and after her 4:00 feeding she goes back to sleep until 8:00. She is being so much more interactive lately, smiling and talkin to you. She has been a little crabby though she has thrush so it hurts her to eat and she has been a little fussy with it. But we got some medicine and she seems to be doing better each day. She is much more attentive as well, she will follow you with her eyes, she especially likes to follow the cat. I guess because he is black and white he is a nice contrast for her. I can already see how that relationship is going to go, he will be the first thing she crawls towards and grabs. She is such a happy baby, we truly are blessed. My first night without her is around the corner I have to go to one of Gabe's friends weddings on September 13th and we are dropping her off in West Plains on the way to stay with Mama Eileen (I think that is what she decided she wanted to be called). I knew the day would come and I guess I need to deal with it because I was thinking about taking a trip after graduation. Yea that is a year away but I just love being with her and I don't want to miss anything because she changes everyday. Which is why I keep updating so that everyone who can not be here on a daily basis can see her progress. Love you guys, thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Friday Grandma came for a visit so we decided to take Molly and Aubrey to the pool for a bit. Molly was thrilled but Aubrey not so much, the water was a little colder than she is used to. She managed to stay in with daddy for about 10 minutes and then pooped out for a nap. She is doing much better with her sleeping issues. Still not sleeping through the night but is managing to put herself to sleep around 9:00 or 10:00 and is up around 8:00. It is so nice to have her on a schedule now it will really help once school starts. Gabe and I go back on the 25th, and I super nervous because it is my last semester before my student teaching so it will be a busy one I'm sure. Let's see other updates, she will mimic facial expressions now. You smile at her and she smile's back, or you stick out you tounge and she does the same. It is a real fun game that we play all day long. She also loves to stand now, if you try to put her on her behind she will stiff leg until you stand her up. I love watching her grow and I get a little sad because I just know that she is getting so big so fast and that it was just yesterday that she was so little and loved to be cuddled.
I hope everyone is still reading the blog and enjoying it, because I love talking about her new discoveries. Everyone needs to leave me some comments so that I know you are reading and enjoying the growth of our little Aubrey Jo.... LOVE YOU ALL
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Well Aubrey Jo is 2 months old. HOLY COW!!!! She is getting so old, it feels like just yesterday i was pregnant. It is weird to look at my pregnant pictures and think that she was in there. As you can see by the pictures she is growing rapidly, long ways and sideways (Little budda belly). I got her to smile the other day although there are no pictures of it since it is still pretty random. Tecnically since she was three weeks early she is only 5 weeks when it comes to hitting infant milestones, so the next 3 weeks should be really exciting. Lots of smiles, kicking and playing with toys that hang over her head. The past two days have been spent trying to teach AJ the difference between daytime and nightime. During the day we keep it as light as possible in the house with noises going all the time. Night time begins at 7:30 with a bath, then it is into the bedroom where it is dark and quite so that she can distiguish day from night. This has been pretty successful since she is starting to go to bed around 9 and waking up for the day around 7 or 8. She isn't sleeping through the night though, she still wakes up every 2 to 3 hours. I am hoping that once her night time routine is more established she will consider sleeping longer. She is the one in charge so we will see. We go back to the doctor on Friday YEEEEAAAAA!!! I am always curious to see how long and heavy she is. Plus I have a list of questions for the doctor. The first one is why the baby acne? I want to go get professional pictures taken but am waiting for the acne to go away and for the smile to be more readily avaliable. So hopefully by the end of August we should have some cute 3 month old pictures. Lets see, what else, all I can say is how fast she is growing and how much fun it has been being a parent. Love you all!!!
Monday, July 28, 2008
My little baby is not so little anymore. Along with getting bigger, her personality is growing and changing everyday. She will look at you when you call her name, she has a million different faces. He expression changes every 5 seconds it is really funny to watch.
Which is why I do not get much done because I just stare at her all day long. She still does not have much of a schedule which is hard because she likes to stay up till 3 in the morning. Night owl like her parents I suppose. I went back to work last week which is why it has been awhile since I have updated. Gabe's first night with the baby was a rough one she was going through a growth spurt as well as she has not been away from me for more than an hour or two since she was born. This weekend was better though, Aunt Lissa was on watch Friday, Grandma was on watch Saturday,(she brought the monster dog up so he could meet his sister... he wouldn't stop slobbering on her) and Daddy was on watch Sunday and I got a good report from them all. It is nice to know because I was stressing. We have started to introduce a formula bottle once a day because she is eating so much that I am having trouble keeping up with the pumping and keeping milk stocked. We also get to make a trip to the doctor next week for her two month check up. I will update the wight and length then because I am done guessing. All I know is she i getting big. I CAN NOT believe that she is almost two months old already. We are truly blessed to have such a great baby. And I will try to keep the updates coming.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
She is also taking notice to sounds she likes. That is why the laptop is sitting next to her while she swings. Daddy downloaded some tunes for her to listen to and she is very quite and so content when she is listening to them. She was a little fussy this week so we have been trying new things to calm her. I think she is having a growth spurt... or at least that is what the internet says. I do know that she is no longer in newborn diapers or clothes so she must be getting bigger. It's amazing I already have to start putting clothes into storage. Well I will have more after the weekend once everyone has left. LOVE
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Happy Birthday U.S.A., and Aubrey Jo who is 1 month old today. Aubrey is tipping the scale at 10 pounds these days and she is about 21 inches long. Like I have said in previous posts she is getting so big so fast. We celebrated her first big holiday by going to see the fireworks out in Battlefield. Of course my little mellow baby slept through the whole thing. My mom is in town this weekend because she just couldn't stand to be away any longer. She will be back on Thursday with My cousins Brandi and Emily. Gabe's dad got to come see Aubrey again and OH MY GOSH GUESS WHAT...Slept on him.
She is getting soooooo strong with her head, she will throw herself around with it, she stands up with help, stretching out those long legs. She has grown out of her newborn diapers and is on to size 1, just another reminder of how much she has grown in just 1 month. We are excited for Gabe's sister to get here to meet the new addition, since the last time we saw her, I was actually pregnant and didn't know it :) Irony at it's best. I am hoping Aunt Shauna and Mommy will get to go out for some drinks. Daddy gets the baby and I have stocked up on the milk for just this occasion. Let's see, Let's see, I am trying to think of any other new developments. She is still in love with her swing, sleeping in all the time. She slept for 4 hours last night :) it was quite nice. I just can not say enough about my little girl she is sooooooo wonderful. I am still somewhat in shock, it seems surreal since technically I was due last Monday. I am so glad that she was early so that I got to spend an extra 3 weeks with her before my very hectic, stressful school year starts. One more semester, and then student teaching (YEA, pretty much a full time job with no salary). Well, I will post any new updates when they happen.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Hey everyone!!! this is Gabe and I's attempt to keep everyone updated. Aubrey changes everyday and we would like everyone to be able to take a look. I will try to put up new posts as much as possible. Aubrey is now 2 weeks old and at her last weigh in she was 7 pounds 12 ounces, and growing. I would not be suprised if she gained a pound a day the way she eats. She truly is a blessing, we could not have asked for a better baby. She is very content just looking around and hanging out with mom and dad. She also is the most talkative baby I have ever heard of. She is either grunting, cooing, or meowing like a cat (it is the only way to describe this sound). Gabe and I are excited to see what each day brings, because she is changing every minute. We never take our eyes off of her because we fear that we will miss something. Aubrey Jo is finally here and we couldn't be happier.
LOVE YOU ALL!!