Saturday, May 30, 2009


We started trying Kate on cereal this past week to get her ready for when I go back to work since she won't take a bottle. As you can see in the pictures, she's not crazy about it yet! But we're working on it. Also I weighed her yesterday when we visited the hospital. 11 lbs 1 oz!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

3 and 1/2 months!

Kate is getting so big! She's reaching out and grabbing things a lot better. She started laughing last week, which is precious! She is constantly chattering. If no one pays attention, she gets louder and louder until we respond. It's so funny! She loves to smile and is facinated by her hands and feet. She is sitting up a lot better in her bumbo. If you try to lay her back to relax, she immediately trys to sit back up. She doesn't want to miss anything!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Haley's Dance Recital

Haley had her 6th dance recital! It was wonderful, and she had so much fun! She didn't think she wanted to continue with dance until rehearsal night. She was so excited and wound up! She did such a good job and we are so proud of her!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva Jordan

I had such a wonderful Mother's Day! We started off by going to church. Then we went over to my mom's to eat lunch. My grandma came over. We had ribs and they were so yummy! After we ate we sat around and watched old home videos. It was a very nice relaxing day! I got wonderful cards and presents also.

I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful mother who has always been there for me. She taught me how to love. She taught me how to care. She taught me how to nurture. Thank you mom for loving me and taking such good care of me. Thank you for still taking care of me, even as an adult. Thank you for being such a good Nana to Haley, Blake, and Kate. There are not words to express the feelings I have for you. I love you more than you will ever know! Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday we went to Monticello to spend time with Linda,my mother-in-law. That afternoon we went to Hamburg to the Catfish Inn to see Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Jimmy(and to eat the yummy food!) Blake tried shrimp and corn for the first time and loved it! I'm so proud of him! I thought it was very important for Chris to see his mother for mother's day. Also because she is like another mother for me. I am so lucky to have such wonderful in-laws who love their sons, their sons wives, and all of their grandchildren. Thank you so much mom for all you do for us and all the love you show to my family! You are such a wonderful person and a great influence on all of us! I love all of our time together and only regret that we are not closer to see each other more often. I love you and so do Haley, Blake, and Kate. Thank you for being the awesome Mamaw that you are! Happy Mother's Day!

Not only am I lucky to have such a great mother and mother-in-law, I feel like I am the luckiest person in the world for having my 3 beautiful and sweet children. They are so loving and smart. I am so proud of them. They also love each other so much. Haley and Blake are such a big help with Kate. I never knew how much love you could have in your heart until I became a mother. I love Haley so much! I was so scared that I could never love another child as much as her. And when Blake came along, I saw that I absolutely could! He is my sweet little man, and he loves to give kisses and hugs! Kate is just as precious and perfect to me as the other two. It's amazing how with each child you can love them just as much as the one before! I love being a mom, it's the best job in the world!

Friday, May 8, 2009

12 weeks

Wow-whoever said that time flies by, sure was right! It's been 12 whole weeks since Kate was born. But 5 more days until she's technically 3 months. She is still so tiny, sometimes I wonder if she's even growing! She's still wearing 0-3 month clothes. Which I guess is normal, but Blake was always way ahead of clothes for his age(and still is), so it's just hard to believe. She has found her hands and loves to stare at them and move them all around in front of her face. But most of all she likes to suck her fists. Her hair still sticks straight up in the back. It's so precious! She loves her swing. She always falls asleep in it! My new favorite hobby is making bows. It's so fun(and way cheaper than buying them!) Blake was so sweet the other night. He came up to me and asked me if I would rock him. I loved it! I rocked him for 30 minutes until he fell asleep and I layed him down in his bed. He barely fit in my lap. I'm sure it was a funny site, but he was so cozy. He told me he was my big boy baby! haha, I'll take that! Today my cousin Linsey, her husband Joe, and kids Liam and Chloe came to visit. Chloe was born a month before Kate. Linsey bought them matching dresses. They were so cute! We had a good visit!

modeling one of my bows

twin cousins!

Blake walked in here when I was blogging wearing this-I couldn't resist! He wants to model too! :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

11 weeks!

Kate is 11 weeks old today! My little angel is almost 3 months old. It's so hard to believe. She's started trying to watch TV and she's liking her bouncie chair more. She likes to look at the dangly flower and firefly that hang off of it. She will smile at just about anyone and she loves to talk! She still rolls over from front to back-when she feels like it that is. Still not taking a bottle, though we try EVERY day. Bless her heart! ha Good news-I turned in my paperwork to switch from full time to prn yesterday! I'm so excited! I'll probably work 1-2 8hr shifts a week. Even though I'm not sure how Chris will feed her when I leave. I told him he may have to bring her up there! In a few more months she can have some baby food too, and that will help. I've also read that you can let them drink out of a cup if they won't take a bottle, which Haley did some at 4 months. We're trying to stay positive! Here are some pictures from yesterday of Kate in the outfit Nana got her for Easter.