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Monday, November 26, 2007

New pics

Nap Time!
Pappy and Mimmy
Sitting up like a big girl
Blue eyes still
Mommy squeezes me!

Transition Time

So last night was the first night Abbey slept in her crib all night! She did so well, she only woke up one time at 2:30 to eat and she went right back to sleep! Such a big girl now! Her schedule was a little off this weekend with the holiday and going to visit family and staying all night in a strange place and her eating schedlue was off an hour last night so we had to feed her the last bottle at 8 instead of around 9 so it is totally understandable that she was up at 2:30- things were just not normal! We are using the video monitor we got as a baby shower gift from my Mom and Grandma Rose- it is awesome, however I could just stay up and watch her sleep in her crib she looks so darn cute! Especially when she stirs a little and then goes back to sleep, or when she is awake and just laying there looking around. Just precious! She seems to do well with going down drowsy and soothing her self to sleep, she does not cry nearly as much as she used to when we would lay her down for the night. It was also nice because Shane and I got our reading/watching TV time back when we go to bed- not to mention talking and other things will be easier! :)

I am wondering if Abbey is not getting ready to start teething, she is getting fussy and wants to chew on her hands or Daddy's finger an awful lot, and yesterday the whole front of her shirt was drenched with drool (not spit up for once) and lots of people have said that it could be early signs of teething- so just when she starts sleeping through the night she is going to start teething! Fun times right?! So give me your advice on getting through teething! Keep posted for pics from this weekend!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thankful Thoughts

Wow do I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! First and foremost I am so very thankful for my family. My step-dad likes to joke that I used to tell him that I was going to marry for money, well I got something much more valuable when I married Shane. I got the best man ever- well the best man for me that is! I know I have said this all before but Shane really is amazing in every aspect of everything he does, and well of course he puts up with me so that makes him close to an angel! He is an amazing father, he was worried about having patience but I don't really know why he is always very patient with Abbey. So I am very thankful that I have both Shane and Abbey in my life now. I am also very thankful that we are allowed to practice our faith openly and wherever we want, our church talks a lot about other nations who do not have this privledge and I could not imagine living a happy life without being able to go to church each week and openly talk about God and my beleifs whenever I wanted to. I am extremely happy for the house we live in and all the things in it that bring us joy, we have a lot of "toys" and nice things that I am grateful for. I am of course thankful for the relationship I have with all of my parents (in-laws included!!) there have been rough patches in the past but things are better than they have ever been. I am thankful for all of my family and glad I have such close relationships with so many of them. I am thankful that Shane and I have jobs that we enjoy. I am thankful for all of the wonderful friends I have made through out the years. I think I could go on forever about the things I am thankful for! Shane and I make it a habit each night to tell each other something that we are thankful for, large or small we try to do it every night. Since we have been married we have done this so we have discussed many things we are thankful for and we plan to continue this tradition with our children as we put them to bed. I hope all of you who read this have an amazing Thanksgiving and take the time to think about all of the things in your life you have to be thankful for!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Welcome Home Daddy!

Well Shane is back after being gone for a week, he was in Florida at his trade show. I was SO lucky and had Ginger (my step-mom) come to stay two nights and help out- she is great! I had my annual conference for work this week too so that meant a couple long days at the convention center, Ginger really made it easier- a big thanks to her- I hope my Dad did not miss her too much!

Of course the day that Shane gets home (Saturday) I start to get sick- sore throat, runny nose, coughing. All that fun stuff, and I can only have cough drops and tylenol because I am breastfeeding! Fun times for me!

Anyways as usual Shane has been a wonderul husband and about all I am doing is nursing and handing off, and of course playing around on the internet!! He even made dinner, White Chicken Chili- it is yummy, well what I can taste of it!! I am trying to drink lots of water and liquids and I am using hand sanitizer like it is going out of style, I know that my breastmilk is producing antibodies for Abbey and she will hopefully NOT get what I have but still I am taking the precautions I can.

Abbey got to use her Bumbo seat (properly supervised of course). I love this thing, she seemed to like it too! She also wore her first bow in her hair (or lack there of!) today and has had it on all day and has not even noticed, its too cute!!

She is so glad her Dad is back home!
Hanging out with her sick Mom
Such a big girl
She loves her big brother

Monday, November 5, 2007

Go Colts!

Yesterday Shane and I went to the Colts game, it was fun even if we did lose. Abbey was at home with her Grandma Maureen and Grandpa Vern and then Aunt Beth and Uncle Frank cheering on the Colts!
Shane and I at the game
Abbey with her Grandpa Stewart
Go Colts!
Abbey is going to be a big football fan!
She knows she's cute!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Abbey and I on Halloween
She was eyeballing the candy...
She is so happy when she gets home from the sitter!
Happy Baby!
Look at those little lips!

This is a video of Abbey hanging out with her Aunt Beth, its nothing special just Abbey watching Beth move her hands around above Abbey's head. She is following things with her eyes now and was really facinated by Beth's "spirit" fingers! I will try to get the color and lighting right on future videos this was really just a trial!

Was it a fluke?

So Shane and I have a very busy weekend ahead of us- Saturday I am going out with my "in-laws" (Ladies only) to see a play and to Agio on Mass Avenue then on Sunday Shane and I have Colts tickets- they are on the 5 yard line 11 rows up- courtesy of my awesome co-worker Jason! With that being said I do not have enough milk stored up to give to Abbey while I will be gone this weekend so I wanted to introduce some formula to her early to see how she reacted- well of course the little piglet ate most of the bottle last night and seemed just fine all night and this morning and had no problem breastfeeding this morning. However she slept from 9:30-5:30!!! I got 7 straight hours of uninterrupted sleep last night, it was pretty nice! Of course the one night that we could get great sleep Shane slept terribly, I on the other hand was out cold as was Abbey. I don't know if it was the formula that stuck with her a little while longer or if she is just stretching out her schedule- whatever it was I LOVED it!!! I am looking forward to this weekend! Oh and my Dad and Ginger are going to be staying all night Saturday because they will be going to the Mellencamp show!