Thursday, July 30, 2009

Nap time is fun time, apparently!!!

This is what I found when Alexa woke up from her nap today. I put her down at 1:30 and she actually slept until after 3:30, her longest nap in a couple weeks now (yay!!). When she wakes up, she always calls for me "mommy, I'm awake" and waits for me in her bed until I come and get her (I know, it's fabulous). Well, today apparently she wanted to have the company of her friends while she was sleeping...there's Dora, Patrick and well as MANY more little "friends" that you can't see. But if it helps her sleep longer than an hour and 15 minutes...I'm all for it!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

This is the Life!!

What is better than this...chillaxin' in my swing with a full tummy and a clean bum???
Not much, I tell ya, not much!!
So Payton is 3 months old today. Wowza! We don't have a 3 month well baby visit...but we did have TWO doctor's visit and an ER visit last week due to her cold and fever so I think we've filled our quota for awhile!! But she's weighing in at 14 lbs 6 oz now. Not sure what her length is, they only weighed her at the illness appointments, so we'll have to wait for the full stats at her 4 month well baby visit.
Payton still doesn't really like to sleep anywhere other than next to a warm body (aka ME!!). We had a few nights of 7 - 7.5 hours in her car seat and I was starting to feel like a new woman getting all that sleep...but she was just teasin' me!! Even the car seat doesn't do the trick anymore. We're thinking of setting up the crib and moving her into Alexa's room next week but I'm a little nervous to have them share a room. I don't think I'm ready to be dealing with TWO kids up all night long. Alexa is a light sleeper and I know it's going to be a rough few nights until she gets used to having someone else in her room...someone else who doesn't sleep all night long like she does. Perhaps we can come up with a better solution but until then I'm dreading/anticipating moving Payton out of our room.
Despite the lack of sleep still...Payton is such a good baby. She loves to eat, sleep and poop...and BOY can the girl go through diapers!!! (Sorry love, I know you'll be embarrassed by that one day)!! And we're getting lots of smiles these days, along with a few grunts/giggles...she's trying soooo hard to laugh. She loves to blow raspberries and gets a kick out of when we do it back to her. Her hands are her favorite toy right now, they're constantly in her mouth. She loves her big sister and Alexa absolutely loves her. She has been such a big helper and she always wants to make sure "Taypon" is okay.
We love you Payton...happy 3 months baby girl!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Money's Worth

When Alexa was 9 months old, we took a trip to Canada to visit my family. During that trip, a great friend, Holly, gave us this adorable outfit for Alexa. It was sized 24 months but I couldn't wait to put her in it and she wore it quite often even though it was a little big and the capris were more like pants. So here she is on September 6, 2007.
And then here she is with her daddy on February 6, 2008.
And it still fit her the following summer. Here she is again on June 30, 2008.
And it STILL fits her this summer. She absolutely loves this outfit. This is her today, July 27, 2009. So thank you definitely got your money's worth when you made this purchase!!! And I'm sure Payton will get her fair share of wearing it as well!!
I can't believe how much my baby has's so fun to go back and see how much she's changed in so short a time!