Monday, December 31, 2007

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

I'm a little late writing about our Christmas because we stayed in Houston for a whole week & didn't get back until this past Friday afternoon & then I've been busy unpacking ALL of Rylie's numerous Christmas gifts & cleaning the house up. THEN I had to upload all our pictures!
So basically, we all had a great first Christmas as a family, especially Rylie! We first went to Valley Mills & had a family get-together with my dad's side of the family the Saturday before Christmas. Then that evening we left for Houston & spent it with David's whole family. On Christmas Eve David, Rylie & I were the holy family for David's church presentation-Rylie being baby Jesus. She did great! That evening we read her "The Night Before Christmas" and left cookies & milk out for Santa, of course and in the morning they were gone, sure enough! We spent Christmas morning at David's mom's house & that evening at his dad's. Later that week we also visited my friend Christine, who used to work with us at the TV station & she had little AJ back in May, so the 2 babies were supposed to play together, but Rylie decided to sleep mostly & wake up before we left. We also went to the Houston Galleria later that week and Rylie rode in the kangaroo-type holder and LOVED it! She slept the whole time and man, that thing is AWESOME!

Anyways, hope everyone's holiday season was great! We're just relaxing New Year's Eve after an early dinner at a really nice restaurant. Hope everyone stays safe & has a great 2008!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Shots at 2 months old

Well, today Rylie is 2 months old!!

We also had her 2 month old check-up today. She wore her jeans for the 1st time today, since she's a big girl and all! hehe She was in a great mood this morning before her appointment.

At doctor's before shots
Poor baby after shots

Mommy & Rylie felt better a little later

Right now Rylie weighs 11lbs 4oz and is 23in long. Big girl, indeed! That's 75 percentile of babies her age. She's also in the 4mo old range of abilities of things she can do (hold her head up, put weight on her feet, etc). THEN, it was time for her 2 month old shots. I think this was harder on Mommy than Rylie. The nurse held Rylie's legs down while I held 1 of her hands and David held the other. Rylie did really well. She didn't start crying until the 2nd shot went in and then she just screamed like she has never done before. Poor baby was in pain! Mommy cried too because it broke my heart to see her like that. This was a really hard doctor appointment! After shots, she got pretty band-aids, then Mommy & Daddy dressed her and gave her a passy to help calm her. She stopped crying then. By the time we were back out in the car, she was already content and had no signs of tears. She had a bottle on the way home & then took a really good nap. Hopefully she won't get a fever like some babies do with these shots, but we've got medicine on standby just in case. Mommy's going to take Rylie shopping later and buy her something special for being such a good baby during all this today! Nothing to out-do Santa though who comes next week! She's VERY excited!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

Rylie and I have been busy finishing up some Christmas shopping! She's been a good girl, so she's expecting a lot from Santa for her first Christmas! She's also been helping mommy wrap presents and hide some from daddy! hehehe

"Santa Baby"

So Rylie's acting debut will begin at the ripe old age of.....2 months! She will play baby Jesus in the church presentation Christmas Eve and David and I will be the "Holy family" with her. Exciting, huh? We'll be sure to post pictures! Anyways, here's a few pictures of some Christmas decor Rylie helped mommy with.

I'm a bit obsessed with collecting nutcrackers & that's a nutcracker napkin ring FYI!

Newlyweds' Christmas!

Even her Pack n Play is decorated! haha

Our wall shelf broke, so these hang here this year!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Ooooo presents!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


So, the games have begun! Rylie has started making more noises everyday and sometimes if you make sounds to her, she will try to mimic them. This has lead to the competition between David and I as to what Rylie will say first--"Mommy" or "Dadda." We've both been saying them to her a lot in hopes of something. Although, it's still too early for her to be saying her first word. She is, afterall, only 7 1/2 weeks old! However, there's never a time too early to begin trying to woo someone into winning a game! haha
Mommy keeps putting me in these ridiculously huge bows!
Which do you think Rylie will say first?

Friday, December 7, 2007

Last Day of Work

So today was my last day of work! It was so strange thinking I'm not going back to my office there anymore. Someone new is there now. I honestly didn't think I would be sad at all about leaving, but today was kind of hard for me. They had a goodbye lunch for me at Ninfa's where they presented me with a plaque. I almost started crying! Then, in the afternoon they had a cake for me (see right) and everyone signed a card.

Rylie also came up there with David and everybody got to meet her. Nobody held her though because she was fussy and just wanted to sleep. I honestly think she's got bad allergies. I started feeling stuffy this week and now today I have a really sore throat, stuffy nose, burning eyes, and body aches. SO, this will be fun the next week getting over that with a 7 week old baby!

Anyways, everybody keeps asking me what I'm going to be doing now. I'm not going to work anywhere until flu season has passed, but after that I want to go back to the church nursery and work there again. I really missed that job & it'll be one I can take Rylie to with me. So that's the latest on us! We still have lots of Christmas shopping to do now!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Back to Work

Well, today was my first day back to work. I have to be back just till Friday to help with the transition of hiring 2 new people to replace me. After Friday, I'm home free!
I missed Rylie like CRAZY today! Luckily David could stay with her until 2pm because he doesn't have to be at work till then and Rylie's having someone watch her from 2-5pm before I come home. This is going to be the longest week of my life!
Friday David's bringing her to work in the afternoon when he comes up there so everybody can meet her. At least the sales department, where I work. The news department got to meet her last Friday evening when I brought her up there for our chief meteorologist's farewell. Everybody asked about her today though, so I think she's going to be a big hit on Friday!