Thursday, August 25, 2011

Catching up on Life...Part 2

These are just from the past few days.... I have lots more to share, but will spare you of my hundreds of videos that I take daily. These are three things he does most of the day...Laughing, Saying DaDa, and chewing on his cars!

Laughing...    Ignore my horrible FAKE laugh..but he thinks it's funny! :)

Saying "Da-Da". 

Wanting him to say Da-Da, but chewing on the car and singing instead!

And just because I left these out of my last post: 

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Catching Up on Life!

Oh dear!  It's been so long since I have updated, and honestly, I love having a "record" of everything, but it is a pain in the butt for me to write a simple post.  Ive been told how to upload pictures easily, but it seems to still take an hour just to get all my pictures uploaded, turned the right way, and put them in order....ugh.   But...I have a WHOLE LOT of pictures and updates coming, so this is the beginning....

Where to start....
Well, my beautiful niece, Lilly Anne came on July 8th, and I am so in love with her.  She is so sweet and cute, and I have already driven to Memphis (10 hours total of driving time each time I go), THREE times.  That's a lot of gas money.  So, here are a few pictures of Miss Lilly....  

After my sister labored naturally for 15 hours into the night, she finally got an epidural and pitocin to see if it would help progression. Lilly ended up being crooked and got stuck, so my sister had to have a c-section.  What a champ! She was AMAZING! We were up ALL night....

My mom and I with Lilly

Other than visiting Lilly, I have been busy doing weddings and keeping up with Asa.
Asa is 9.5 months old. We went for his 9 month check up a few days ago, and he is doing great.  Besides a few developmental delays, he is right on track!
Weight: 21 lbs (55th)
Length: 28 Inches(35th)
Head: 18

Here is what he has been up to:
-He wakes up around 6:30
Eats a bowl full of Oatmeal and applesauce with cinnamon
Takes 6 oz. bottle and Goes down for a 30-45 minute nap at 8
Eats at 10:30-11 (1 jar of babyfood, and some table food- turkey, grilled cheese, fruit, ect..)
Takes 6 oz. bottle and Goes down around 11:30 and sleeps 2-3 hours
Eats dinner (same as lunch) at 4-5pm
Bath at 6
Bottle at 6:30
Bed at 7!!!  Then I sit down.:)

Although...Lately, he has been taking a 2 hr morning nap and 2 hour afternoon nap. This is NOT going to work for mother's day out in 2 weeks. He always changing his schedule just when i start planning something new..... Oh my!

-He is babbling ALL day (dada, baba, mama..., or just says ahhhhhhhhhh)
-He loves his baby Einstein and praise baby DVDs, and loves to just sit in the floor and play with his toys
-He is starting to become a little more aggressive and will go after his toys, and is even pulling with his arms to try to go get them
-He is rolling all over the place
-Can stand and take steps with you hold his hands
-He continues his physical and occupational therapy twice a week
-He still LOVES to cuddle and he gives the BEST hugs!
-Learning to use his sippy cup at lunch and dinner
-He is in size 6-12 month clothes, or 9 months, and even some 12 for the length.
-Size 3 diapers

I think that's pretty much the update on Mr. Asa.  A lot has changed in just 3 months!

Here are a few pictures (more to come soon!)
 Stupid I phone picture..Oh well!

Sweet cuddly boy!

Checking out our new tennis shoes!

9 Months old

9 Months old

This was his 8 month picture  (Ive got to add his 7 month also)

As for me, I'm only doing makeup appointments at glo.  It has been the biggest blessing to be able to still keep some of my work, but be at home with Asa full time.  It was a hard adjustment at first, just trying to let go of control and not try to run things from my house. However, I've been able to let go of that pretty easily. :)  My manager is unbelievable and such a perfect answer to prayer!  Glo has blossomed in every area, and I never have to worry about the decisions that she makes for our store.  What an awesome and freeing feeling.  I can't wait to share with you some of the changes that we are making to the store....all to come soon!