Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WIlla's 8 month pics

I have posted these other places but I have family that follows this blog to get updates on our little bean so I am re-posting them! She is doing so great! She is crawling, pulling up to a stand, climbing the stairs, has 3 teeth, smile constantly, eating 3 meals plus a snack a day, still nursing, sleeping 12 hours a night, loves playing with her toys, kisses her baby dolls, and her favorite time of day is when dada comes home from work!! I love this little bean! She is the biggest blessing from God and it is a JOY to be her mother.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Play "Date" video version

Play "Date"

Yesterday, Willa's boyfriend came over to play! I CAN NOT put into words how excited Willa was to have another baby over in HER playroom! I have a video I will post next so you can see them interact. Here are a few pictures of these two in action:

Willa is trying to tell Saber about all of her cool toys.
I was trying to get them to both look at the camera so i said Saber,
and he looked so I snapped the picture...
Then I said Willa an this was the face she gave funny!
Bean having so much fun!
Saber has no idea what is going one... he's just thinking that Willa is a little too excited.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Maddy Moo's 5th Birthday!

On Monday we were picked up in front of our house in a LIMO! My parents got a limo for
Maddox's 5th birthday because his dream was to ride in one. Willa was very excited and enjoyed every minute of it! The limo door opened and there was the family... my parents, my sister and Darren (her husband) and my niece Ruby and nephew Maddox. Maddox of course donned a birthday hat and was grinning from ear to ear!
We then headed to BJ's for some yummy dinner where uncle T (my brother) met us there. Here is a the whole gang:

Maddox LOVED all his gifts. We gave him a Roly Poly Playground my parents gave him baseball cards and an Aunt farm.

After this we got back in the limo andheaded over to Marble Slab for some yummy ice cream. Ruby asked for "princess ice ream" and even though there is no such thing the guys at the counter created one for her from strawberry ice cream and sprinkles!!

It was a great time had by all and I am BEYOND happy that my sister and her family moved here from Cali this year!

Monday, June 6, 2011

A letter to Willa

Happy 6 months my sweet Willa. You are growing up so fast. You are way more than I had ever expected. Me and your daddy's lives have changed so much in the last 6 months but for the better! Our little bean, your doing so many things these days. My favorite is that last week your started saying "Ma Ma" not sure if you know yet that I'm mama, but you say it all the time!! "Tummy time" is no longer spent on your tummy. You are rolling everywhere and you are even starting to bring your knees up under you b/c you want to crawl so badly. If you see your toy across the room you scream until you figure out how to get to it. Mostly your efforts scoot you backward though. I feel so bad for you but I try not to intervene because I want you to learn on your own. You can now sit up by yourself to play with your toys (although you do still tip over after a while). Your favorite toys are the exersaucer, your Janet giraffe, and baby keys. I did just buy you some new toys for your 1/2 birthday that are also growing on you. Your best time of day is the mornings when you smile and talk to me and daddy. I am not sure who you get being a morning person from because both daddy and I are NOT so chipper in the mornings. You take 3 short naps a day. The naps last anywhere from 20 mins to an hour...but NO LONGER than that. You have had some sleep issues at night but I hope to clear these up when I stop working in a few weeks. You just like to eat all night long. Maybe when you start solids you will change this habit. You are quite the social butterfly. You pretty much love everyone and LOVE when they give you attention. You are still wearing some 0-3 month clothes but are mostly wearing 3-6 months. Don't think you will be in 6-9 for a while. You are in a size 2 diaper. You can FINALLY fit into size 1 shoes! Some of them are still a little big but we make it work. I think you have your mommy's short toes...I am sorry! You are kind of a little chunk these days too (at least for you). We went to your 6 month well visit and you are 24 inches long - 5th%, 13.5 lbs - 8th%, and your head is 16.5 inches around - 35th%!! Your still our little peanut! Your new favorite activity is the pool! You swim with me and daddy then pass out on the way back home. Splashing the water is the most entertaining thing for you! It is just so cute. My heart is so warmed when you give me little love pats and a cherish the time when you are still and cuddly. Gone are the days of you sleeping in my arms. You are just so active. I am most excited because this Sunday is your baby dedication where your daddy and I get to stand in front of the church and publicly make a commitment that we will raise you in accordance to God's word and teach you that He sent His son to die for your sins (you are very much a little sinner and I can already tell you need a savior!). I also want to teach you how to serve God and others because you love Him! Sweet child... it will be hard to understand why mommy and daddy don't give you everything you want. I believe that the things that are valuable are not here on earth but are in heaven. My prayer is that you gain the kingdom not the earth and that you will love God with all your heart, soul, and mind.

We love you Willa!

- Mommy and Daddy

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Willa's first boyfriend

Saber and Willa sitting in a tree...and you know how the rest goes.

I think Willa has a little boyfriend! They are so cute. She stairs at him he stairs at her. Last night they even showed up for church in coordinating outfits! Saber is in our home group (it is actually at his house) and his mommy Jayme is such a sweet friend! The babies were sitting next to each other last night and Kevin looked over to see them secretly holding hands... he asked Saber what his intension's were with his daughter, but he still can't talk so I guess that conversation has been left for another day. We did get some pictures of the two "LoveBirds"!! Here they are! Willa was really tired so she isn't her usual smiling self.

Saber, Jayme, Liz and Willa
Where do we look?
Willa still doesn't get it, bit Saber looks cute!
Love this one...
Saber is up to something here:
Yup, he did it...he messed with her bow! You don't mess with a girls bow!
It's all over now. They are adorable!


Being a mom has been quite the challenge for me. I knew I would be a great mom because I had so much "experience" with babies and kids. Well, that is NOT what being a MOM is. Being a MOM is a whole bag off stresses, decisions, worries, backaches, sleeplessness, and never having any more "me" time. I have had the hardest week. I have struggled ALL week with these things. My life is not my own. I know that is what being a mom is but all these feelings and emotions that go along with that knowledge is what has been so hard. Last night we had a Good Friday worship service at church. Jeff and Jordan Johnson led us in precious worship and Afshin Ziafat our, former Islam now Christian, Pastor spoke about why Christ who led a sinless life died for our sins. I hear the Gospel all the time, but sometimes it just hits you... Last night it hit me pretty hard. This is NOT my home and we are here on earth only a short amount of time. All these things I "stress" about are ridiculous! I am so blessed to live the life I do and my ONLY job as a mom is to raise Willa to know and follow the Lord. It doesn't matter how well she sleeps or how much she cries or if she is "sensitive". We are hear to bring God glory and to tell others about what His son Jesus did for us so that our sin is made clean and that we can live eternally with Him. All of this would be nothing without the most important piece of information! Jesus defeated the grave and rose from the dead! Amazing! I follow my God because he is ALIVE! HE ROSE! I am blessed!

Here is one of the songs we did last night... Love this old Hymn and Jeff and Jordan do a great version! Here is Jeff singing "Old Rugged Cross" :

Monday, April 18, 2011

First word...

Tonight after Willa's bath I had her on the changing table drying her off to put on her pj's (Kevin usually does this but he is gone tonight at the Ranger game) and she was"talking a lot". I started saying ma ma to her and I even leaned over to put my mouth up to her's to help her move her lips to make the mmmm sound. I kept saying "ma ma" over and over. I stepped away from her and she grind really big and clear as day she said..." DA DA!" . Not what I was trying for but she said her first word so I was pretty excited! I of course called Kevin and he was so bummed he wasn't there for it. Funny thing is she has been "talking" so much lately and I told Kevin just yesterday that I bet she says a word soon and she did! Can't believe she is becoming such a big girl so fast! WOW! Who knows if she will say it again, but she did say it!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Our Four Month Old

Well, we have made it FOUR MONTHS! Actually it was four months on the 6th but close enough right? Better late than never. I have just been too busy to get on here and make the post! Her four months check up went great! She went from 2 % up to 11% in height at 23.5 inches! Her weight went from the 7% to 20% at 11 1/2 lbs. Her head I think went from 14% to 22%. The doctor said she is short but looks very healthy and is staying nicely on the curve! Willa has been rolling from tummy to back since she was 3 months but is now (this week) rolling from back to tummy! I guess we need to child proof the house soon! She is just the happiest baby ever! She loves her toys these days and lights up when her daddy says ANYTHING unless it's the bible and that just puts her to sleep (guess we need to work on that LOL). She is a gabber for sure! She talks all the time and when she gets really excited her whole body flaps like a penguin : ). Her sleeping is HORRIBLE! From day one she was THE BEST SLEEPER and 2 1/2 months she was sleeping 8 hours! Well, now she is waking up every 3 hours to eat again! UGH! This has been going on for almost a month now. We are working on it and I pray for my sanity that something changes soon! We are not starting her on solids until 6 months per doctors request. She is still a little small and isn't really interested yet anyway. She L O V E S her some TV although I try not to let her watch it she still arches her back all the way to sneak a peek! Not going to lie I did set the swing in front of it the other day so I could get some house work done and it worked like a charm! We really are so blessed to have such a happy and easy going baby. I am pretty sure this means our next one won't be so "happy and easy going"... Here are some pics (already facebooked them but oh well) :

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Road Trippin

Hello mommy's readers! Guest blogger, Willa, here to tell you all about my AMAZING weekend!

On Saturday morning mommy and daddy woke me up from my beauty sleep bright and early. I wasn't sure what was going on, but I did notice that my fury siblings were nowhere in sight (Lola and Rider). I saw daddy taking huge bags with some of my favorite toys and putting them into the car. I wasn't quit sure what to make of this but I went along... They put me in the seat that I can't move around in and just like that we were off! I talked to myself and the things around me for 15 whole minutes and then I may have dozed off but when I woke up we were in Oklahoma! Mommy says this is my first time to be in another state. I guess thats pretty cool : ). They got me out of the car and this lady was holding me that seemed strangely familiar. Daddy told me she is mommy's good friend Anna and we also saw her funny husband Justin too! It hit me then that Anna came to see me when I was just one week old! It's really hard to remember that far back, but I did!

We went into their house and I was a hit! Everyone wanted to hold me and that's ok with me b/c I don't really like to be put down anyway. After lunchtime all three of us girls went shopping at a place called "campus corner" in Norman. Apparently there is some big college (whatever that is) there. Mommy talked and talked with her nice friend Anna for hours while I hung out looking cute that everyone had to stop and tell me how cute I was! One nice lady gave me a really cute pair of baby socks! I started to get hungry so after a few hours of walking around we went back to Anna's house where daddy and Justin were chatting it up and watching basketball.

When we got back I showed them how I roll over but I got a little camera shy when they tried to video tape me doing it. We played for a long time then I passed out with my toys. After my nap we went to dinner at a fabulous sushi restaurant that looked a lot like an old Pizza Hut, or so I'm told. Mommy and daddy looked like they had a lot of fun saying words to their friends! After dinner they got me ready for bed and turned on a movie, but I was a little fussy so we had to pause it a few times until I fell asleep for the night.

The next morning they woke me up early again so that we could all eat breakfast and hang out for a bit before it was time to hit the road and head back to Texas! It was kinda sad saying bye, but my new friends said they would come visit me soon at my house so I am waiting for that! I hope that they come tomorrow : ). Thank you Anna and Justing for making my first time out of the state a memorable one! Oh! I almost forgot! Here are some pictures of our trip:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Willa bean talks!

Well she can't SAY anything yet but she's using her voice a lot! My big 3 month old is over TEN LBS!!!! She has doubled her weight since birth! Crazyness! Here is a little video of her talking:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wittle Willa

So my little Willa bean will be THREE months old on Sunday! I can't believe how fast time flies! I just put her on the scale and she is 9.4 lbs! She can hold her head up on her own and she can also hold some of her little baby toys now. Lots of tummy time and so far not too much rolling. She, as I have posted, has slept over eight hours but has kind of bounced around from 6 to 8 hours a few times. Oh!...and her birth announcements went out this week so check it out under this post.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hippie Chick

I know I know... I am kind of a hippie. At least that is what some people call me. I am really not that bad but I occasionally like to do things different than what you may call the "norm". I am super pumped about something and I have to share my latest hippie trick! I was reading in a sleep book trying to figure out HOW am I going to get will to sleep in her crib? She HATES it and has since day one. The minute I set her down she starts to scream. I have tried the whole cry it out thing a few times and she is a stubborn one. The only thing I could get her to sleep in is this little napper thing that goes on top of the pack in play. Every time I describe this to someone I always say "It looks like a hammock". Well in this sleep book they were talking about this "Amby baby hammock"....hold on....back up...what!? BABY HAMMOCK? Hello? I have to google this greatness now! So I did some research and found out these hammocks run from $300+ and I don't have that kind of money. So naturally I am a craigslist-aholic and found one there for $40!! I picked it up as soon as I could and what do you know, Willa LOVES IT! She slept 8 1/2 hours in this thing first night out! I am beyond excited and just think it is the coolest thing since sliced bread. I took a little video of her napping in it. She is so stinking cute! You can tell she liked it so much she just wanted me to leave her alone.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Prego Pics

Here are some prego pics I never posted that Julie took of me when she was in town from California just days before I went on bed rest! I just put them into a collage for everyone.