One Month..

From May 2009

Today Sophie turns one month old. I can hardly believe a whole month has passed! Before I know it, it will be time for me to go back to work. I’m trying to enjoy every moment as possible. Some days, I may need a gentle reminder of that, but most are good.

I did a little photoshoot of her in the boppy since she’s been so alert this morning. Enjoy!

24 Weeks and Questions for my OB

From December 2008

Wednesday marked 24 weeks, and I made sure to take another belly photo. I’m actually looking pregnant these days! For the most part everything is still going well. I feel good, though my back is starting to hurt again like last time. But otherwise, pretty uneventful.

I go to see my doctor on Monday and I’ve made a list of questions for her. I went on ahead and typed them here so that I could easily keep up with them. I’ll go ahead and post them while I’m at it.

Questions for my OB:

1) Can I get my hair highlighted?

2) Can I still get a prenatal massage?

3) Can I do my physical therapy exercises for my back (exercises from the last time I was pregnant and on physical therapy)?

4) Should I limit the amount of stair climbing I do at home?

5) Is there a point that I will definitely be placed on bed rest even if I haven’t experienced any bleeding, if the 28 week ultrasound still shows a PP?

6) If there is still no bleeding late in the third trimester, at which point would the baby’s birth be scheduled (also assuming the PP hasn’t resolved itself)?

On that note, I hope everyone had a great New Year! Today my parents are bringing Phoebe back and we’re all going to watch the Cotton Bowl this afternoon. Can’t wait! We’ll also give my parents their gifts, since I accidentally left them when we went there for Christmas. Oops! I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!

Christmas Day

Phoebe’s second Christmas is one Rick and I have both very much looked forward to. The day started with me opening one of my gifts early because breakfast depended on it. I got a Belgian Waffle Maker! We made waffles, and Phoebe woke up while they were cooking. We decided to go ahead and eat breakfast, and then we’d go see what Santa brought. Phoebe loved the waffles so much (no syrup on hers either), that she crammed so much in her mouth, she threw up. Yeah, lovely. So we had to change her jammies before we could open gifts. Fortunately, she’d only had waffle and some water, so it wasn’t too bad of a cleanup. I tore up what was left of her waffle into little bit-sized pieces. She proceeded to continue eating, and stuffing many of those pieces in her mouth. Guess she didn’t learn anything, but she didn’t get sick again, at least!

So after that we went to see what Santa brought. Here is the before shot:

Changing Phoebe’s clothes real quick-like

She was funny. The first few gifts we opened from Santa was a toothbrush, toothpaste, and some stockings. Well, she really wasn’t interested in those things. Then we got to a toy, and once it was opened, she grabbed it and ran off into the bedroom with it! I had to call her back to open the rest of the gifts. And of course, we saved the largest gift for last…

She loved her rocking horse. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

And what our living room looked like after we all unwrapped. It seemed much messier in person. I think some of the mess is out of this shot though.

From December 2008

(couple more photos in the album from Christmas).

Phoebe really got quite the haul from Santa!

After we unwrapped gifts, We all got dressed and loaded the car and headed to Mississippi! About 45 minutes down the road we realized we forgot the gifts. It was too late to turn around, so I still have to get them their gifts.

Unfortunately, I do not have photos from Phoebe’s Christmas in Oxford, but she did pretty well there too. Maybe my mom got some photos we can see next week. She was funny there too, though. By then she had figured out what you’re supposed to do with wrapped gifts. She spotted a big gift under the tree and just started unwrapping! Fortunately, it was hers. We took that as our cue to go ahead and start opening gifts there too.

The rest of the weekend was a bit hit or miss. Phoebe was working on a tooth, so she was fussy and had some other side effects from that. Rick and I both saw the tooth on Friday night, but then Saturday it couldn’t be seen anymore. The only thing we can guess is that her gums swelled up after that. Sunday Rick and I came back to Huntsville and left Phoebe to spend a week with her Grammy and Granddaddy for a week! I’m sure they’re all still having a lot of fun there. I’ve been refraining from calling them too often, though I did call at lunch time on Monday. I haven’t called since though!

I hope everyone else had as great a Christmas as we did. 🙂

She walks!

I have two videos! The first is of her walking. She’s been walking more and more lately, though she does still crawl quite a bit too.

The second is a video of her snuggling the giant bear. This bear is really special. Rick got it for me when we were dating in High school. We are both pleased that she is getting so much joy out of him right now. Neither of us would have thought that gift would bring so much joy to our future child.


Phoebe’s first first birthday party

This past weekend we went to MS for a football game. Since we were there right before Phoebe’s birthday, some family members wanted to throw her a party. My mom photographed the whole weekend, so you can see the destruction at her picasaweb.

This weekend we’re having a party for Phoebe here in Huntsville. I’m sure she’ll know what to do with the cake this next Saturday. 😉

Man… a one year old. Where did that come from?