Monday, November 22, 2010
I know that I have been so horrible at blogging lately. Sometimes I just hate not being able to post all of her pictures, so I just don't even bother! But this will be over in February, hopefully! OH I CAN NOT WAIT! You all will get so tired of seeing my Little Miss' face! She is definitely the high light of our lives. :)
Friday, November 12, 2010
- She is weighing in at 17.11 lbs!!! She is in the 97th percentile in her weight. YAY!! She is such a precious little chunker and we just love it. She is just sooo healthy!! :)
- She is 27 inches long! She is in the 97th percentile in her heighth, as well!
- Her head size is in the 50th percentile!
- We get to start some sweet potatoes!! Ohhh, how I have been waiting to do this! I haven't done it yet because I wanted to wait until the weekend so that I could be with her for a couple of days to be sure that he doesn't have a reaction. He told me to start her on cereal in a bowl, but I had actually started that on the Friday before! Ooops... (I just couldn't wait)
Everything else was absolutely perfect with her. We are so lucky and blessed to have such a healthy and happy baby. She, of course, was all smiles to see her Dr.!
The rest of the week we have just had a super busy week. I have pretty much just worked and worked trying to get as many people taken care of as I could. With Thanksgiving coming up, everyone is wanting their hair fixed up! :) I did get to get 2 visits from my little Angel at work, though! Her Aunt Hee Hee brought her to see me on Thursday and today she and her Daddy came to visit me and brought me lunch. Aren't they just so sweet?! We have another crazy busy weekend! Thank goodness it is finally here!!!!!!!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I have started my carb diet back... :( I started it on Tuesday, so this is my 3rd day! My days have consisted of
- Tuesday...breakfast- eggs and fried bologna; dinner- chicken from Zaxby's
- Wednesday...breakfast- eggs and fried bologna; dinner- green beans and grilled chicken
- Thursday...breakfast- chicken from lastnight scrambled with eggs and cream cheese; don't know what I am going to do for dinner yet!
BLAH...eggs, meat, green beans, cheese...this is what my life will consist of 2 WHOLE WEEKS...I want a candy bar so bad! HAHA! Oh well, I will make. :)
So, I am going to try to go back to work today and hopefully my baby girl will feel better. I have a lot of things to post about that I need to catch you up on, including HALLOWEEN AND TRICK OR TREATING!!! So much fun!! I will do that maybe tomorrow! I am off to a long day at work today! Have a great day!!!
Monday, October 25, 2010
This is a guy that I went to High School with. He has been missing for over a week now. He was such a fun loving guy and always so much fun to be around. I am hoping that someone that reads my blog will see him and possibly have some kind of known whereabouts to him. PLEASE, PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR HIS SAFE RETURN AND A PRAYER FOR HIS FAMILY.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
- She has found that she kinda likes to suck on her thumb! (She has really started this just yesterday and she only sucks on her right thumb!!) It is so funny.
- She can now put her paci back into her mouth. She has been pulling it out of her mouth for a while now, but she has just figured out how to put it back in.
- She loves when you tickle her chest, kinda under her neck. She will laugh and laugh...ALWAYS. This is just precious.
- She is shoveling everything into her mouth. This has been going on for probably 2-3 weeks, though.
- She has FINALLY found me in the car! I have a mirror on the seat so that I can see her and she has just recently found me in the rear view mirror by looking through her mirror. THIS IS MY FAVORITE THING!!! I will hear her breathing really hard and kicking in her seat and this is when she is looking dead at me through the rear view mirror. When I look at her, she laughs & giggles. It is such a day brightening moment! :)
- Oh, and she pulls her hair...all of the time! She has been doing this for a couple of weeks. I hate when she does it. I know it hurts! LOL!
Last night Justin and I had our first "date night" since we have been parents. My sister kept Little Miss while we went out. We didn't do anything major, we just went to Bass Pro for the 1st time since it has re-opened from the flood. Justin had to get her her first Real Camo hunting outfit. Oh my goodness, I think it is so ugly! Haha! He LOVES it, though. I may think that it is ugly, but she will definitely ROCK IT OUT, if I must say so myself!!! ;) We did just a bit more shopping around, grabbed a bite to eat and then went on back to pick up our sweet Angel. It was so weird being out without her, but we really enjoyed our night! Today, we are having a low key kinda day! Little Miss is currently sleeping in her Daddy's arms in the recliner while I am sitting here on the couch watching "Amazing Wedding Cakes" and updating my blog. Is that not a perfect day, or what??? We will head over to my Dad's after while for our Sunday Dinner ritual. And, I also have my windows open today, so the breeze is blowing through perfectly. FABULOUS WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
OK...so I am not much of a builder, but hey, he loved it!!!
Here, he decided that he might want to take a nap inside his "house" (This lasted for all of ummm 5 seconds!) :)
Monday evening we had our 3 month Post Placement Visit. It went great. Little Miss was such a little ham while we were there. She showed off her little laugh several times! She is such a little social bug! I just love it! We only have 1 more visit to go at 6 months!!! YAY!!!
On Sunday, we headed out to my Aunt's house in Portland. My Mam (grandmother) and some more family came down from Kentucky to celebrate my sister and my nephew's birthdays in October. We had a WONDERFUL huge feast with chicken and dumplings, ham, homeade yeast rolls, green beans, corn and tons more. We had banana pudding, pistachio pudding, pumpkin pie, butter rum cake, and mahogany cake. Oh...it was all so delicious. It was such a great day just spending it with such close family. It is so different without my Mom there with her family, but it feels so great being right where her heart is. I am so blessed to have the wonderful family that I do. Aunt Sandy, Mam & Debbie...you all cooked a GREAT meal. :)
This is Mam with Little Miss. (Again...I hate her face being blacked out, but wanted to share the pictures!)
I love this one where she is looking down at her...
And, here is the blanket that she made for her, as well...
These pictures do not even do them justice. They are more than I could have even imagined. I was so excited to get them! Mam also told me that before my Mom passed away, my Mom gave Mam the pattern to these for when I had a baby girl (she always said she knew without a doubt that I would have a girl first...SHE WAS SOOO RIGHT). Little Miss is so blessed with soooo many people that love her so much! I just LOVE her dresses so much. My Mam is so amazing!!! :)
Here are just some snapshots of us while we were waiting for it to begin...
This is my sister, Ashley and Carson
Little Miss and I (I hate blacking out her face, but soon I will no longer have to!) :)
Our friend, Christy with her 2 kids, Micah and Liv
We had such a great time at the circus! The older kids got to ride elephants and ponies, while Little Miss and I saved seats! The people in the circus really put their lives on the line and it is so amazing. There was one time when a man literally almost fell off of this huge ring that was in the air. It made my heart stop! I absolutely love making wonderful memories with my baby girl!!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Ok, so maybe not alot of pictures, but just a few that took with out her face showing. Man, I can not wait until I can post her face on here. That day will be so EXCITING!!! Anyways, we have a major weekend planned, so posts about all of the FUN will come soon!!! Oh...and isn't she just gorgeous rocking out the pj's?!?! :)
Monday, October 11, 2010
This week, I changed my Mom's flowers on her grave. My sister and I always make them ourselves so that they are really big and beautiful, but this time I had them ordered. The flower shop actually did an excellent job. They are fall colors and she would definitely love them. I cleaned her stone while I was there and it looks so pretty. It is so weird how I have such different feelings when I go to her grave. Sometimes I feel happy when I am there. Sometimes I feel sad when I am there. Sometimes I feel mad when I am there. Just seeing her name on that stone makes me sick to my stomach. It has almost been a year since she passed away and it STILL hasn't sunk in to me yet. I get so upset knowing that my Mom is GONE and it is something that I will NEVER heal from. It will never stop hurting. So many things in our life has changed since she has been gone and I am so thankful, but it hurts that I can't call and tell her. Little Miss will never know the love that her Nana would have had for her...but she will always be TAUGHT how much love she would have had for her! I miss my Mom soooooo badly. Every single day I think of her and every single day I still cry for her. I will never heal from losing her...How do you accept that? How do you move on from something that you don't want to move on from? To feel that I am moving on feels like I am forgetting her, it makes me feel further away from my Mom. One of the best things that my Mom taught me was LOVE. She taught us all the love of a family and that at the end of the day, that is all that matters. My Mom taught me how to be a Mom, even though she isn't here now that I am a Mom, she shines through me every day because I am so much like her.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Yes, her name begins with a "G"... :)
This is the altar that they decorated! Isn't it so pretty? They did such a wonderful job...
I want to give a huge CONGRATULATIONS to one of my great friends, Ashley and her new husband, Jordan! They have "tied the knot" this weekend with a gorgeous wedding. They had mason jars hanging every where with little tea lights in them. It looked like little fireflies inside them, it was so pretty. I am so happy for you two and for your precious little boy, Tuff! Love you, Ash!
I have more things to post about, but will do that maybe this afternoon! I also have some pictures that I actually can post!!! YEAH!!! Have a wonderful day!!!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
On Friday, we just hung out at home. My sister, Ashley, came over for a little bit and played with Little Miss... she absolutely LOVES her Aunt Hee Hee! We had fun doing that for a little while. After she left, Justin and I just spent time loving on our sweet baby. She is very much so the highlight of our lives. We had an awesome night at home.
On Saturday, Justin left in the wee hours of the morning to go to a big dove shoot...that's right, he is a huge hunter! So, Little Miss and I had the whole morning to just lay around and snuggle. So that is just what we did. We snuggled all morning long. We had quite a few visitors wanting to visit with Little Miss on Saturday. People just love to come and hold her! lol! We took a trip shopping after all of our visitors left. I was able to get quite a few Fall clothes for Little Miss. I got her some very cute tights that I can not wait to put on her cute little chunky legs. I got her a little sweater to wear over the tights. I got her a cute little brown dress. She now has bows in just about every Fall color! :) Also, I bought her another pair of little blue jeans and a very cute cream color shirt that has a little ruffle around the neck. All of her stuff is so cute and I am so ready for Fall. I am so ready for her to wear her tights with her dresses. After we got back from shopping, Justin, Little Miss and I headed to eat at O'Charley's. It was so good and I am usually not a huge fan of O'Charley's!
On Sunday, we went to church and then headed out to WalMart. We had to get diapers, milk, dog food... the usual! Of course... we had to stop by Dairy Queen on the way home and get a good ole fattening Blizzard. :) Little Miss and I went to visit our friend, Michelle, who had surgery on Wednesday. It was great to see her doing so well after her surgery. We headed home and had Spaghetti for supper with Justin.
On Monday, Little Miss and I spent the day just her and I. We played and snuggled all day, again! We grocery shopped and ran some errands. Ashley and Carson came over for dinner and we had Sloppy Joe's, Caesar Pasta Salad and French Fries. Carson just loves to love on Little Miss. It is the sweetest thing ever!
Today, I am going back to work. It makes me sad to leave her, although I know that she is so taken care of while she is with the family that keeps her. This little girl is light of all of our lives. It just constantly leaves me wondering...
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
On a happier note...She now weighs 13lbs and 9oz and is in the 95th percentile of her weight. She is 24 5/8 inces long and is also in the 95th percentile of her heighth. Her doctor said that she was doing perfect! I am such a proud little momma!! :) She doesn't have to go back to the doctor until she is 4 months, unless she is sick! I also got to add her under our insurance today! That felt so great! The first two appointments she was self-pay, but this time I was able to add our insurance! It felt so great...just one step closer to her being our's forever! It is so crazy how adoption differs from having your own child. Who would think that you would get excited over insurance! ADOPTION REALLY ROCKS!!!
Monday, September 6, 2010
They have just added a new Flamingo Park at the zoo last Friday. It was so neat. I just love the Flamigos! Little miss got a few things from Flamingo Park...
Here is a picture of Little Miss and I
Here is a picture of us at the parade
Here is a picture of Little Miss and her Daddy
Here is a picture of Little Miss her and Mommy
I am sure you all are wondering where Hee Hee came from!?! Well, my nephew, who is almost 14, started calling her that when he was a baby. He couldn't say Ashley, so he said Hee Hee. No one knows where he got that from, but it is what she has been called ever since, and we love it. I love it when kids come up with names all on their own!
On Saturday night, we all went over to my Dad's for a cook out. My Dad is an amazing cook! He LOVES grilling. We had an awesome night with family and great friends. This is what we were snuggled up to on Saturday night.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
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Thursday, September 2, 2010
Dear Our Little Miss,
Wow... that is all that I can even say about our life with you. You have filled our hearts with more love and happiness that you could even imagine. You are exactly what we have waited so long and prayed so hard for. You brighten our day every single time that you look at us with those big wide blue eyes. You are an Angel that was sent to us to fill us up with LOVE. You are so incredibly blessed to have so many people that love you more than life. You have a pretty big family with lots of love and hugs waiting for you around every corner. You have made all of our lives so much better and so much more full of love. You will never even know what love your Mommy and Daddy have for you.
WE LOVE YOU!!!
Mommy and Daddy