Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Baby (added more pics)

We couldn't find a single costume small enough for her first Halloween, so I may try and whip one out in a couple of days.

In the meantime here's our little Pumpkin Baby :)

Poor baby, mommy was torturing her :

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Ugh. It might be pretty, but doesn't mean I have to like it!! What happened to Fall?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

6.5 Weeks

We put this on a her a few weeks ago and it swallowed her whole! I was changing her and saw this and decided to try it again. The little hat totally cracks me up so I had to get pictures, she was none too thrilled with me :-) But I did FINALLY get a picture of her smiling!! She's been smiling since day one, but smiling socially for weeks now. She's even laughed 3 times when daddy makes faces at her :) OMG it's the best!! LOL

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Trip to Grandpa's

Mom and I decided to make a trip up to Washington while she was here. So we made the 14 hour drive (the way up was more like 20 hours) and took our time since we had an infant on board. I was totally sick at my stomach anticipating a miserable trip, assuming that Jocelyn would be fussy. She was a PIECE OF CAKE!! I was very surprised and hugely relieved!!! She did awesome both on the way up and on the way back.

Here are a bunch of pics from our trip! My brother also flew in from NY to come and see us all.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Anniversary and House Pics

Mike and I celebrated our 4th Anniversary last week. Well he was out hunting in Nevada, but we went to dinner when he got home the next day. My mom and aunt offered to babysit if I left enough milk, but I just couldn't do it. Jocelyn is so good when we go out anyway. It's the first time we've been out as a little family and it was nice. :)

Have I mentioned how much I love being a mommy? And how much I adore this little girl? I've always been very happy with my life and the decisions I've made. I've been incredibly happy since getting married (even despite the not so ideal residential location). But I feel like I'm going to burst and overflow with happiness now! I can't describe it, though I'm sure all other mommies out there know what I mean. My life is just so much fuller, more meaningful and validated. And I've never felt that I was missing any of that before I had her! I guess those feelings have intensified and appeared when she did. And when I think about my husband as a daddy, I get teary eyed. It's such a sweet thing!!

Okay, I got off track :) Mike sent me a beautiful bouquet of roses so I took pics to share! Then I realized I hadn't posted any pictures of the rest of the house yet (still) so I'm sharing pictures of the formal living room, now finally all done. Well, with the exception of Mike's Caribou head in the corner and a few things to still put up on the wall :)

Oh, and I threw in a random picture of Dolce watching me from the top of the stairs :) lol Such a cutie!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

1 Month!

I can't believe it!!! My baby is a month old as of yesterday! It's so weird how it seems like she's been in my life forever and I already don't remember life before her, and at the same time I can't believe she's already that old!

She's still doing awesome, she LOVES to eat and is starting to get the chubby baby look :-) LOL She seems huge compared to a couple of weeks ago. It's amazing how fast she grows, every week I already have a pile of clothes she's grown out of.

She's also quite the show off! She LOVES going out in public. She's always calmest and sleeps the longest when we're out running around. My mom is still here, my aunt is here for the week, so we've been running around shopping and seeing the sites (meaning really mostly just shopping :D). I put her in the baby sling or moby wrap and she cuddles right up and sleeps. I've never been stopped so many times in my life...everyone wants to stop and look at the cute brand new baby. Anyway, she loves it! I'm sure it's just being cuddled up against me and me walking around that she loves, but we've all decided she's already a show off. :)

And she smiles ALL the time and talks to us ALL the time! I love all the cooing and the smiling, it's SO awesome! And she's ticklish! Which is really pretty funny :)

She has not been a baby that loves the swing or bouncy seat, but in the last week she's finally decided it's not so bad. It's the cutest thing watching her in the swing because she watches the mobiles!! Actually we've noticed that she watches the mirror dome in the middle, she probably sees her reflection along with the mobiles. She watches them and smiles, SO cute!! She won't fall asleep there, but she'll play there for a little while :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Baby Quilt and Pics

My aunt made this baby quilt!! It's BEAUTIFUL and has her name and birth info embroidered on the top! How awesome is that?? It's hard to see, but the pink squares have a lace overlay, super cute! And of course, you have to check out the adorable outfit my baby is wearing :)

My ridiculous child holding her head up :)

Tummy time and holding her head up! (On the mat Jessica got us!)

Just cute :)

Was trying to catch a picture of her smiling, I caught a half a smile