Aug 18, 2011

funk



I don't know what's going on with me...I just can't get out of this bloggers funk that I've been in for a month or more.

I just don't want to blog...I'd rather be doing something outside or with my daughter and then when she is off to bed, I have other things to do. Dishes, laundry, packing for the next day. Ya know...household chores.

And I'm stressed. Beyond stessed.

And there have been a lot of bigger changes in our lives. I turned 21 on August 8th, Justin and I got engaged *big smile* and we are in the process of becoming homeowners. Wish us luck!

And then there is Laila, who is the most amazing baby ever but times have been tough with her. She has 5 teeth (2 on bottom 3 on top) All her top ones came in almost at the same time. So I'm dealing with a very cranky, teething baby. And I feel SO bad for not being able to take the pain away. Nothing seems to help...at least not for that long. And all the sudden she doesn't want to sleep anywhere but in bed with us or in her swing. I can't even set her in her pack n play without her waking up and screaming her head off.

It's rough and somedays I just want to pull my hair out.

Anyways, what's a post without pictures?




And since I take more photos from my phone...here are some of those.
*taking a nap at starbucks...how she sleeps thru the noise, I have no clue.
*reading her favorite Dr. Seuss book "There's a Wocket in my Pocket"
*playing with her ears during meal time
*standing while barely holding onto anything


P.S. this little girl weighs 17 pounds

Aug 12, 2011

my daughter



Hi! It's been a while since I've taken a nice picture of my daughter and I feel totally guilty about that.

I am know photography but having these photos just reminds me of a great time we had!! 

Here she is. 

My beautiful 8 month old.



friday fill in the blank v.1



1. My most favorite birthday was my 21st birthday that was just celebrated on Sunday. Woop Woop. I didn't have a single drink because well, I was feeling a little hungover from drinking Saturday night. Even though Laila had me up at 6 am, It was great. My mom took Laila to church and watcher her the whole day. Justin and I went out for some delicious breakfast, relaxed and watched movies. We even took a nap before Laila came back home, which was nice but I missed her. The home felt...empty. The worst part was having to DUMP my milk. Shame on me.
2. My worst birthday was...I can't actually recall having a bad birthday..
3. My favorite birthday memory is eating almost all of Justin's ice cream cake...I was pregnant...and desperately needed ice cream cake.
4. The best birthday present I've ever received was I'm actually not sure. I usually love all of my gifts.
5. The best birthday present I've ever given was MY LOVE. Aw, so lame but I'm not the best present giver.
6. Birthdays are memorable and exciting. But I've never been big on celebrating MY birthday. I hate to be the center of attention. But I love celebrating others birthdays

7. My favorite age so far has been 21. And not because I can legally drink but It feels more adult-ish to me.

Aug 10, 2011

wee bit wednesday v.7





{one} what was one thing that you valued when you were a kid?
This is honestly tough for me because my childhood was rough. I was adopted and dealt with a ton of emotion that goes along with that. But I valued ALL the family members I had because there sure are a lot of them.

{two} what was your favorite (+ lease favorite) subject in school?
Favorite class was Psychology and least favorite class was history.

{three} do you remember your first love?
I sure do. Oh high school

{four} what one pet would you love to have?
A giraffe, love those things.

{five} would you rather live in the country or in the city?
I'm undecided. There are things I love about the city and yet hate and then there are things I love about the country and hate as well. It's a tough decision.

{six} what do you love about blogging?
It's MY place. That's what I love..sorry I've been MIA. I have things going on in life and I'm just trying to soak everything up.

{seven} what is the first website you visit everyday?
Usually my e-mail

{eight} will you or have you joined google+?
I don't even know what google+ is...

{nine} what is your favorite scent of candle/air freshener?
During the winter, I love mint chocolate. During the fall, I love the smell of pumpkins or apples. During the summer/spring months, I'm good with my eucalyptus mint.

{ten} how would you describe your style?
Casual. I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal.

Aug 1, 2011

All About Laila: 7 Months!



Woo hoo. I can definitely say month 7 of Laila's life was amazing!! I can't believe that she is already 8 months, I'm sure this month will be even better..

All About Laila: 7 Beautiful Months! 

Laila is still a little peanut weighing in at __ pounds ___ inches. I'll update this once I find out.

She can still fit into some of her size 3 clothes but is mostly wearing size 6's. We've moved her on up to size 3 diapers because we were having too many blow-out issues. And you all know those are gross. Haha. We've also decided to stop using Pampers Swaddlers and started using Pampers Cruisers and so far, they're amazing. I've had no issues and no complaints.

She sits, she crawls, she pulls her self up. And she just started doing the official crawling a week after turning 7 months. She is definitely on the go, anywhere and everywhere. Her favorite place to crawl and hang out seems to be the kitchen...not sure why but I find it gross because her legs and feet get disgustingly dirty..Yes, we clean our floors but they are SO damaged. Guess that's what we get for living in a old house.
I've walked in on her standing in her crib numerous times, she even manages to do it in the middle of the night. This terrifies me, I'm just worried she'll hurt herself. She also pulled herself up holding onto our coffee table and all I could see was her nose and up. That girl definitely has some muscles.

This month she has been on and off sleeping thru the night. It seem she sleeps longer stretches when she is in our room. I wonder if this has to do with the temperature difference. Our room = nice and cool. Her room = not so much. Another downside of living in a old house, no central AC.

If she isn't sleeping thru the night, she's waking up once to eat and goes right back to sleep...most of the time. Sometimes, she stays awake for a couple minutes talking to her pacifier and pulling your hair {if she's in bed with us} She's also, most of the time, waking up another time, I think just out of habit.
We've also transitioned her to her crib..sort of. It's an on and off battle. But we're working on it.

Laila loves to eat food and gets so jealous when she sees someone eat or drink. We have learned not to give her "Mixed Veggies" from Beech Nut. It makes her throw up a ton on and off all evening. Must be the carrots because we've had the same issue with just carrots alone. She finally loved the Chiquita Bananas by Beech Nut. Delicious.

This month she has also tried real bananas mashed up and cut into little pieces, raspberries, strawberries, goldfish, fig newtons and green beans. The only thing she wasn't a fan of was the raspberries. She also has tried strawberry and banana Gerber Yogurt. She enjoyed the banana but couldn't stop gagging with the strawberry. She also loves pumpkin muffins! That girl has her fathers taste buds, which I am so thankful of.

She is still a total water baby. Doesn't matter what type of water she's in, she's lovin' it. I've bought her a whale pool from Tar-Jay and I can't wait to have her try it out. As for baths, we're experimenting without using the baby bathtub. So far, it's going pretty good but it's time for us to get new grippers and a faucet cover. Safety first!

Speaking of safety first, it's time for us to baby proof our house now that we have a mobile baby. And there is something about baby proofing that scares me. Maybe because it really means my baby is mobile and no longer just lies there playing. Oy.

Her new work is... mama and boy, is it a beautiful word to hear. I have been waiting for the day and she just started saying mama a couple days ago. She is still a total daddy's girl, which I don't mind.

Randoms:
She is an outside baby, all the way
Does amazing playing all by herself in her room
Loves her jumbo Lego's
Has a huge fascination with cords {not good}
Hates her bottle and only gets in in the mornings and nights
Loves to climb all over you
Loves grass
Has a huge love for animals, especially Mykenzie
Will eat anything you give her, she has her daddy's taste buds
Still uses her swing for night time
Goes searching for things when they go missing

7 months has been amazing and I am so excited for my baby to be 8 months!