Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lots of Stuff (long one)

So, it's been a while since I've update, and I feel like there is a lot of STUFF to share! First, Carlyn had her two month check up a couple weeks ago. I know, I should've posted sooner. She is officially in the double digits now! She was 10lbs, 7oz, and 22.5in long. She has grown out of all of her newborn sleepers (she is too long), and some of her newborn clothes. She loves to look around, and is very attentive when she's awake (which is most of the time). She is nosey and has to know EVERYTHING that is going on. She holds her head up all by herself and doesn't like when you try to help. She is going to be a "I can do it myself" kind of kid! She has rolled over a few more times, of course not in front of us or the camera. I think she knows when that thing is on. She talks all the time know too. She has started to coo and aww a lot more, and now that she knows she has a voice, she loves to use it. (I'm not sure why...her mom and dad aren't big talkers! ;-)) Every diaper change she tells me a new story! She is a happy baby, and when she isn't having a "serious" day, she smiles all the time. She is doing very well on her Zantac, and we are VERY thankful for it! She doesn't spit up as much anymore, and sleeps very well, at night anyways. She goes to bed around 8 or so, and doesn't wake up until 5. I am also very thankful for this too! During the day is another story. She doesn't want to take a nap unless she's laying on mommy or daddy. She takes cat naps of 20min, then wakes up and is ready to play again. We give her lots of floor time. She isn't too fond of her tummy time yet, but lifts her head up very well. She gets her knees under her, but then gets angry that she doesn't know what to do with them next. She scoots all around though. She is going to be my little mover and shaker! She loves to lay on her back, look at everything around her, and tell you what she sees! She is also starting to take notice of Rosco a little more. (Dude tries to stay away from her). She smiles when he comes and stands by her, and laughs when he sneaks a kiss in! Her laugh is the best sound in the world! I recently went back to work (which was SO hard), and my mom and sister-in-law get to watch her one day a week. They love it! I come home and rock her, a little bit longer on those nights, and get to watch her sleep. I look at her and think how utterly amazing she is, and that there can't be anything in this world better than being a mom. She is such a great baby, and we cannot wait to see what she will do next!

Mother's Day was great! My first one! On Saturday morning we met up with Jason's mom and sisters and my family and had breakfast at one of our favorite spots...TC Eggingtons! It was great to have everyone there! Then my sister, my mom, and I hung out all day. Jason had to work on Sunday, so Carlyn and I went over to my mom's for breakfast, hung out there in the morning, and then went to Jason's Nana's in the afternoon. Lunch was great, and Carlyn got to see her Mimi and her (Great) Nana. Carlyn (and Jason) had a ring made for me for Mother's Day. It is beautiful! It is white gold and has three stones. One is Jason's, the middle one is mine (a diamond!) and the third one is Carlyn's. I love it. He did a wonderful job for my first Mother's Day!

Back in April was my golden birthday...26! Jason and I decided we would leave Carlyn with his parents and go to a movie and dinner. Well, we didn't go to a movie, but we got to run around and go shopping without a stroller! We then went to the brand new Nando's Mexican Cantina for dinner. Little did I know Jason had planned a big surprise dinner with a bunch of our friends and family. There were about 25 people there. We sat on the patio and enjoyed Mexican food and margaritas! It was a lot of fun! Thanks baby! I think those are all the updates for now.