Thursday, July 29, 2010

Not SO Sweet Peas

We started giving Kendall peas this week and she HATES them. She makes the most awful face and spits them out as I feed them to her.

She even does the little shivers as she is swallowing them lol.

I am going to give her sweet potatoes tomorrow. I know everyone says you should give them green veggies first but if she doesn't like them I am not going to keep giving them to her right now. Of course I will try them again but I think it is time to try something mommy loves!
I will give her sweet potatoes for the next few days and then I think I will move on to green beans and then squash. I heard green beans are the most nasty baby food so we will see how she does with those.



The doctor told me to start giving her fruit with her cereal in the morning. I am going to start that on Monday. I wanted her to get a few more veggies in her before I started her on fruits.

Of course I know Kendall is going to eat whatever tastes best to her and my milk is still the most nutrional thing she is getting, but I still hope that I have a good eater on my hands.

Chris claims she doesn't like the peas because neither does he!
I am pretty sure she has a mind of her own:)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cereal/Oatmeal

Kendall was able to start Cereal last week!
We let her go to town the first time she ate without any clothes on! I wanted lots of messy pictures lol and that's what I got!

I actually only got three pictures of her eating on my camera because Chris was video taping her and taking pictures on the video recorder!

You could tell the texture of the cereal was really getting to her and she just kept pushing that tongue in and out of her mouth!

She made the funniest faces while eating it and we got a good kick out of it!

She wasn't too fond of the rice cereal but she seems to be really liking the oatmeal a lot!

I can't believe she is already eating she is geting so big and before we know it she will be eating table food!
Update on sleeping: Kendall went to bed tonight at 840 without a sound. I was nursing her and then she was OUT!! Yay guess last night is what I needed to do all along! You live you learn:)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Baby ASLEEP!

I think I might jump up and down a few times!!

Kendall is a sleep and it's 9:53 WHAT?????
Super Excited since she hasn't been asleep before 10:30 since July 5 or 6!
So how did I do it!??

Well I hated to but I let her cry in her bed for a good 35 minutes before she fell asleep. I checked on her about every 10-15 minutes by rubbing her belly and giving her paci back to her.

Then she fell ASLEEP!
I couldn't believe it. I wasn't gonna let her cry longer than an hour. I wouldn't do that to her and I really thought I was going to be getting her out of bed in a hour, but NO!

OK I will go now just wanted to share my exciting news!

I have a lot of blog posts I want to write and share with you and a lot of scrapbooking I want to do. But, I have to work tomorrow:( Boo so I must get some things done and ready to take Kendall to a sitter tomorrow!

Night!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I'm Back!

Love her paci lips!!

I have been missing for a few days because we went to Gatlinburg for the week:)

We had so much fun and Kendall was so so good. I couldn't believe how well she did on the car ride there and back. Especially since on the way there we sat in traffic for 2 hours! Gotta love roadwork.

We went the aquarium while we were there, the outlet malls, and walked the strip. AND I found the biggest Scrapbooking store I think I have ever been in! It was so much fun and Chris was such a trooper while I looked around:)
Here are a few pictures from our trip!

Chris loves penguins and at the aquarium they have a new pengiun playhouse. It was probably our favorite part of the whole aquarium.
We laid Kendall in this little bubble next to the penguins and she laughed and laughed. I probably took thirty pictures of her in it!
I love this picture with the penguin right behind her!And this one the penguin was trying to get Kendall's piggies!!
We had so much fun while we were there and I can't wait to go on our next vacation!!

A girl has gotta have her cell phone!Hope you guys are enjoying summer. Only two more weeks til I head back to work:(

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Project Life Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by my blog for Project Life Tuesday!

Enjoy our week:)Kendall got her first bath today liek a big girl! WE took the netting off of her tub and she did this the whole time we were giving her a bath!Chris had a diaper party to go to and Kendall and I went to church with Teresa. We took this picture before we went our seperate ways! Kendall loves touchign everything now even her daddy's video game remote!
Today we went dress shopping with Kathleen and Kendall was pooped when we were done!
Chris and I love playing board games and tonight we played sequence while we watched America's Got Talent!
This moniter screen is becoming very familiar. Kendall has had a hard time going to bed at night for weeks now.
I made Kendall a dress today and I think it turned out pretty good for my first one.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Feeling Guilty: SAHM vs Working Mommy


I wrote this post three weeks ago and didn't post it. I want to share it with you now, because I did go back to work and it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do.

I cried the entire day I was away from Kendall. It was horrible.
But I made it.

And the second day was not near as bad.

Nor the third or the fourth. It gets a little easier as the days go by and guess what it is a lot easier on Kendall.

She goes with the flow and I am very lucky because she is a sweet, loving, and extremely happy baby!

When I was little I ALWAYS played house. I loved to get all of my babies, my kitchen set and anything else house related out to the deck and play house. It was my favorite thing to do. I always took care of my babies and I never went to "work" when I was playing house. My responsiblity was to clean the house, make supper, and take care of my babies.

Ok so I was playing with myself and I was six years old and I didn't know what "Working" meant. But, I still had this vision as a young child that I was to take care of the babies.

Fast forward 2o years later and now I have a four month old and in three weeks she will be going to a sitter for the first time.

I am scared.
I am nervous.

I am sad.

And I feel guilty.

Yes the guilt that everyone talks about has hit me.
I love my job, and let's be honest here I am not cut out to be a SAHM. In a selfish, yet not selfish way, I like making money and being able to help provide for my family.

Could we make sacrifices for me to stay home? Probably, but it would be way more stressful then me picking up and going back to work and as I stated before I LOVE my job!

So, what do I feel guilty about? I feel guilty because in three weeks my daughter will be staying with someone she doesn't know.

I feel guilty because I am going back to work and when my daughter cries I won't be there to comfort her.

I feel guilty because I want to go back to work.

I have the best of both worlds because in the summer time I do get to be a SAHM for two and a half months Not only that but as a school teacher we get at least one day a month off and in the months of October, November, December, and March we are off for a total of four weeks!

I am very Lucky.

But, I still feel guilty.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My first Dress!

Last night I went to Hobby Lobby and got some fabric to try making Kendall a dress! Here are my results!

I think it turned out pretty good for my first time:) I used the Caroline Pattern from Frog Legs and Ponytails! I highly recommend these patterns. They are so simple to use even for beginners like me:)
The hardest part for me was flipping the tie back through and sewing the band. My brain wasn't thinking at 1 in the morning and I couldn't understand what I was suppose to be doing! I finally figured it out after a few minutes!
Here is my model! She wasn't being very cooperative and this is from my iphone, but you get the idea!
What do you think? Have you used her patterns before?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Project Life

I am a little late getting Project Life up but I hope you will enjoy my week! July 2: WE went back to the zoo tonight and Chris got to go. I love this picture of Chris and Kendall looking at the Penguins. July 3: I think I could move this coffee table on the roof and Ed would still find it to lay under! July 4: Today was Kendall’s first 4th and we did a little photo shoot of her in her outfit! July 5: This picture of Zoey cracks me up! I love the way she is sitting on Chris and the couch!
July 6: Kendall loves to sleep in her swing. She would sleep in it all day if we let her! July 7: Kendall scratched her face with her nail today. I have to cut them every night or she does this. July 8: Kendall loves playing in her excersaucer. She laughs, jumps, and bounces in it.
Thanks for Stopping by!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Why Have a Abandoned my blog?!

This sweet little face is why I have abandoned my blog for the past few days.

She has decided that it is more fun to play in your PJs than it is to sleep in your pjs!

Kendall has been up since thursday night until midnight EVERY night. She sleeps til 10 the next morning, but I would be a lot happier if she would go to bed at 9 so I can get a few things done before I go to bed. Shoo I will take 10 tonight! If that happened it would be amazing:)
SO, I haven't been able to scrapbook, I have been able to clean, but I am getting to spend a LOT of time with this sweet face and that makes it all OK!
Hope to be back soon!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Premade Scrapbooking Pages


March

I have never been big on premade scrapbooking pages simply because I like to build my pages around my pictures.
April
However, before I had Kendall I made Chris a scrapbook for Christmas. I knew that I wouldn't have time to do a whole lot of scrapbooking and I would be taking TONS of pictures of her. So, I decided to make a book that has a page for each month, the holidays, and anything else big that happens in between:) May
Here are some of my pages so far. I just caught up on them today.

June

One thing I really about these month pages is I just randomly pick some of my favorite pictures from that month. I am taking about 500+ pictures of Kendall each month and there is no way I will scrap all of them so this is just an added bonus to my scrapbook collection of Kendall!
All of these pages are two page layouts so that makes it nice as well. I love having a scrapbook full of two page layouts.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

She's Growing up SO fast:(

Kendall will be 15 weeks old tomorrow! WHAT? No way it seems like we just had her yesterday!
But at the same time I feel like I treat her a lot older than what she is.
Today she scratched her face and I promise I cut those finger nails I just can't seem to keep them short enough!

(Look at the drool! That is a constant that is always on her face. I have started keeping bibs on her most of the day!)

She started something new today with her hands. She has decided that she wants to touch our faces. It's so cute (except the scratching part!). I can't believe how big she is getting and how much she is changing.

Tonight was our last night in the baby tub with the netting. Her little bottom is touching the bottom of the tub so I figure it is now time to take it off.

Just one more milestone to remind me that Kendall is getting bigger and bigger everyday!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Project Life Tuesday

Finally caught up on Project Life! Shoowee!! Remember to check out The Mom Creative for Project Life Tuesdays:

Friday June 25: Kendall is 3 months old Today! I can't believe it. She is growing so much everyday and becoming a big girl!
Saturday June 26: Chris had a tournment today so Kendall and I hung around the house for a while before heading out to the park:)
Sunday June 27: I had a baby shower today for Amy. This is the gift that I made for her. We can't wait to meet Brooklyn
Monday June 28: Today Kendall went on her first trip to the zoo. We had so much fun and she was so good. It was hot and sweaty that day, but she did SO good:) Tuesday June 29: Chris and I got Kendall this little apple toy. She loves it. I love how she wraps her fingers around it! Wednesday June 30: Kendall got a new excersaucer today. It's a jungle theme and she loves it! She babbles away the whole time she is playing in it!
Thursday July 1: We went to Tripp's house today to watch him. Kendall and Tripp sat like this for about 15 minutes babbling to one another!

Hope you enjoyed our week!