Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2 months already!

Technically, Whitley made two months on NYE, but with the effing growth spurt from Hades happening and Whit having a little hacky-sounding cough... lets just say Mama hasnt had much time for anything.

Whitley is much more alert these days. She is fascinated by anything that turns in circles, specifically fans and her mobile on the swing, the deer on the wall, blinking Christmas lights, and mirrors. She LOVES mirrors! She still hasnt started showing much interest in toys though. Oh, and she has definitely found her hands.. she loves to knaw on them, which I'm hoping isnt the coming signs of early teething. Shoot me now if it is...

Whitley also smiles all the time, and it warms my heart in an unexplainable way to see her grin and coo at me and her daddy. She "talks" to Dusty alot more than to me, but its so funny to watch them interact.

We go for our 2 month checkup and shots :( on Thursday, so I'll update with height and weight afterwards... until then.. enjoy the cuteness of this adorable little girl!

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Best Christmas EVER!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas!!! Our first Christmas was more than we could ever imagine! Even though Whitley is too little to open gifts, she was still showered with so much love and fun toys to grow into in the next year. We got a camcorder (woopwoop!) and I got 2 new lens for my camera, but my favorite gift was from Dusty. He ordered this necklace for me except it has Whit's name on it instead ;)

Here's a few pics to share with you of of first Christmas! Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy 1 month birthday Whitley!!

Sweet Girl,

I can't believe its been 31 days since we welcomed you into this world. You are growing more and more each day. The bigger you get the more I cherish you snuggling up on my chest and falling asleep in my arms, because I know that wont last forever. In the blink of an eye, you will be walking and talking, and gaining your own sense of innocent independence. Mama and Daddy can't remember what life was life without you. You have filled a hole in our hearts that we didnt even know existed.

It seems like you are going through a growth spurt this week because you're eating alot more frequent and sleeping alot more that usual, but you still go down for bed at around 11 and then wake up anywheres from 2-3 to eat again, and then back down till around 5:30-6. You just made the move to size 1 diapers, but you're is still mostly in newborn clothes. We go for our one month check up on Friday, and I can't wait to see how big you have grown. I hope that you're gas pains start to subside, because it breaks Mama and Daddy's heart to see you in pain.

You definitely love to be held, especially when I hold you on my chest. You will fall asleep almost anytime someone rocks you. You aren't too fond of your swing, you tolerate it for about 10 minutes and then start fussing to be picked up. You have started to like your bouncer more and more, but like the swing, you have your limit of 10 or 15 minutes. Taking you paci hasn't been a problem, but you insist on someone holding it for you.. Your personality is showing through more and more everyday. Although you haven't smiled at mama or daddy personally, your little laughs and grins in your sleep are what I live for. Andddd, you make the FUNNIEST faces sometimes! You are quite the talker.. in your sleep, after eating, or just sitting, and you always have your "crazy hands" out in front of you, (daddy says you get that from your Mama, who wouldn't be able to talk if her hands were tied..) Going for a ride in the car or even in your stroller does wonders for calming you down, usually you are asleep within minutes. ;)

Speaking of things you get from your Mama and Daddy, you definitely look just like your Daddy! From everything from your adorable dimple chin to your little nose and ears, your Daddy definitely marked you well. Since your daddy and I both have blue eyes, you really don't have a choice in that department, but I think they're shaped like mine.

Please continue to grow strong and healthy, and always know that Mama and Daddy love you with all our hearts!

Love, Mama

Whitley's first Thanksgiving!

Even though we couldnt eat the turkey or the dressing, we still looked pretty darn cute!

Turkey picture try #1: FAIL

Ah, the nunnie fixes everything..

Daddy has making her smile by tickling her cheek..

Saturday, November 21, 2009

3 weeks already!

Whitley is growing soooo fast. We took her newborn photos today, and I'm so glad we decided to do them. She has already changed so much already since we brought her home.

BF is still going great. I am trying to pump after each feeding during the day, but I will say it now, a single pump sucks. It takes forever, and by the time I get done with burping,  more burping, waiting to see if the gas is going to kick in to give her drops, lay her down.. the last thing I feel like doing is taking 30 mins to pump. But I know if I ever want to have an evening out with just the hubby in the next few months, then I must pump.

Post-partum recovery... I am feeling great, still having some spotting/ bleeding, but overall I was sore for about the first 5 days after having the c-section, and then each day after that got better and better. I am into one pair of my jeans, but I still have 14 lbs to go to be back at my pre-preg weight.

 I will leave you with a few pics of the cutie.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Meet Whitley Kay!

**I know I'm late on this, but I have tried 3 different times to post this, and each time, Whitley has had other plans!**

Whitley Kay arrived on October 30th, 2009 at 2:16 pm. She was 6 lbs 12 oz and 18 3/4 inches long.

I will try my best to post the birth story when I get some time, but for now here is a picture of our adorable doodlebug. Oh, and I have my last belly picture to upload also, its just on my other camera.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

38 weeks!

Picture to come shortly.. patience people.

How far along: 38 weeks, 1 days
Total weight gain/loss: +40 lbs
Maternity clothes? yes and my belly hangs out of all my shirts
Stretch marks? 2 small ones on my right side, and the two squiglys in between my belly button peircing
Sleep: counting down the days to be able to sleep on my side again
Best moment this week: it was actually last week, but getting to see baby Sadie and scheduling my induction was fabulous!
Movement: just rolls and pushes..
Food cravings: cheesecake!
Food aversions: none
Gender: GIRL!!!!
Labor Signs: 50% effaced, 1 cm dilated, lost MP this morning, light contractions
Belly Button in or out? outtie
What I miss: getting out of the tub on my own
What I am looking forward to: umm Whitley making her big arrival of course!
Weekly Wisdom: nothing new..
Milestones: We get to meet our girl in 4 days!!!!!