Saturday, December 29, 2007
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Monday, December 24, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Asleep after a car ride.
Playing in the dryer (I swear it wasn't hot or anything!!).
Before bed with Daddy.
In the exersaucer with rosy cheeks.
Asleep after another car ride....the car is like a drug for her! She falls asleep every time!
Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!! :-)
Posted by Erin at 4:17 PM
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Posted by Erin at 2:10 PM
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
This is so cute!! A friend of mine sent it over and I just had to do it!!!! ENJOY!
Posted by Erin at 8:18 AM
Monday, November 12, 2007
I am in search of some Parenting books to help me through the next year :-) I need some piece of mind and some good solid advice that I can reference when it comes to several things...the major one being sleep habits. I have talked to a lot of people and have gotten a lot of good advice....now I am looking for a good book or two so that I can have a reference on hand. Does anyone have any suggestions??? There are soooo many books on the market and I really don't want to blow money on a "bad" book. Please share any of your suggestions with me!!!! Thanks everyone!!!!
Posted by Erin at 8:33 AM
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Posted by Erin at 8:22 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2007
At the beach.
Feeling the sand for the first time with her friend Devyn.
With Aunt Kris.
All bundled up on a windy day.
Hi all!! Alida had her first beach experience this past week. She loved it!! The ocean waves captivated her and the feel of the sand on her little toes made her squeal!! It was adorable! We spent 3 days in LBI with Mom-Mom and a few of her friends. Alida adapted so easily to her new surroundings. She took her regular naps and slept the nights through without incident (well, except for one 3 am feeding). I have to say that time and again she impresses me!!
She is still growing like a weed! She was at the docs about 2 weeks ago....she weighed 13 lbs 13 oz and was 25 inches long. We started cereal (oatmeal and rice), she seems to be ok with it....not too excited but she eats it pretty well.
Alida has apparently decided that she doesn't really want to take the bottle anymore, which has been an issue for some time but after getting better has gotten worse again. We've tried different nipples and different bottles but she just seems to really like nursing more than anything. It's a really hard thing to deal with....the guilt is not easily dismissed :-( All I can do is hope that God finds a way for me to be with her more and more each day.
Posted by Erin at 11:14 PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Alida as a Scarecrow!!
In the corn maize.
Alida with Mason and Olivia :-)
In the pumpkin patch.
On the hayride with Daddy.
Can you believe it??!! 4 months have come and gone!!! I am still in shock at how quickly my little itty bitty baby is growing up! I want to have another little one!! Did I just say that?! HA!! I guess Matt’s in for more trouble than he expected. Recently we discussed how many children we would like to have…Matt is happy with just Alida but I am dying to have at least 3 children! He says that 2 is the limit!! :-( I guess I will have to give it some time and see where God leads us!
This past Sunday we met up with friends at Freddy Hill Farms for some Fall Fun!! Alida couldn’t enjoy it but she sure got some visual stimulation!! I had a great time! We went on a hayride, through a corn maize, picked pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, and watched the pig races!! It was so much fun! I think that Matt even enjoyed it. It will be even better when Alida can run around and take it all in!!
Posted by Erin at 10:45 AM
Monday, October 1, 2007
Posted by Erin at 12:28 PM
Friday, September 14, 2007
Well, work has been ok...I miss Alida terribly and pray for a miracle so that I can spend more time with her. Matt has started his new job and seems to really love it!!! I hope it works out well for us. Soon we will be putting our home on the market so that I can go back to school...hopefully it all works out. Hope everyone is doing well!!!!
Posted by Erin at 5:55 PM
Friday, August 24, 2007
Well, I had to share the most recent....I LOVE the last one. My granny (Alida's great-granny and namesake) knitted the hat, sweater and booties before she passed away. I just love how cute they look on her - just like a little Dutch baby!!!
Not much is new - Alida is still sleeping through the night - 10 hours like a champ and growing like crazy - 11 lbs 12 oz last time we checked. I head to work this Monday (I'm trying not to think about it too much). I will miss Alida terribly but I know she will be in good hands!! I will probably be posting a lot more once work starts - I get a little bored there sometimes :-)
Posted by Erin at 6:09 PM
Monday, August 13, 2007
This is Alida at her first picnic in VA!
This is Alida and her best friend Olivia!!
Daddy burping Alida...she always looks so much older when she sits up :-)
A smile actually caught on camera!!!
I cannot believe how time has flown!!! In two weeks I have to return to work :-( Something that I am not looking forward to! I absolutely love being a mom and spending time with my little angel!!! I don't necessarily hate my job but who wouldn't rather spend time with this beautiful little baby?! Every day she changes a little bit more. I remember thinking that I couldn't wait until she could smile at me.....now I can't wait till she laughs!
She went to the doc the other day...she already weighs 11 lbs and 6 oz!! She is growing so fast - she measured 22 1/2 inches long. Almost 4 lbs and 3 inches since birth!!
She is still sleeping through the night....every single night!! Anywhere between 8 and 10 hours! I am not looking forward to the nights where she wakes at 3 am and won't go back to sleep. I pray to God every night that she keeps sleeping like a champ. I am sure that she will be up all night the night before I go back to work.
So, for motherhood....I love it! I feel as though I could join my sister and have 7 more!!! Matt would never ever agree to it though :-)
Posted by Erin at 10:38 PM
Monday, August 6, 2007
Posted by Erin at 10:13 PM
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I couldn't believe it when she did it.....she rolled over!!! From her belly to her back. I didn't expect it to happen this early! I thought she would be more like 3 or 4 months old! She has done it a total of 4 times. 3 times in a row and then once the day after. My girlfriends from college, Lisa and Michelle, were over for dinner and they got to witness it!! How exciting!
Alida is all smiles these days....except when she is tired, cranky, hungry or has a dirty diaper :-) I love when she gets up in the morning, that's when she smiles the most!
Posted by Erin at 11:23 AM
Monday, July 16, 2007
She keeps on changing!!! Every day she seems a little more alert and a little more mature. She holds her head up pretty well these days - when she is tired she doesn't do that great of a job but she still tries. She has started smiling a lot more too! This morning she gave me several "full " smiles. She has been giving "half" smiles where it seems only one side of her mouth curls up. This morning both sides curled up and her little eyes got squinty and she wrinkled her nose up a little bit. Soooooo adorable. I tried to get it on video then but she stopped as soon as I grabbed the camera - go figure!!
Thought I'd share a few more pics of her.....I have a million pictures, I think I might need to scale them down before I get them developed.
Posted by Erin at 4:24 PM
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Doesn't she look hilarious in this pic?? She looks so much older than she really is!! Even though Matt is holding her up she is really holding her own head!! She is doing really well that these days! She has better control when she is in an upright position rather than lying on the floor - she still needs a little help from gravity!!I think I might end up with 100's of pics of the two of them sleeping together! It's not hard to get them since they both love to sleep so much!!!!
Well, I tried to post something every Friday but it was much easier to keep up with when I was sitting in front of a computer every Friday for 9 hours!!!
Alida took her first out of state trip to her Aunt and Uncle's house this past week. It was a long ride but she did excellently!! She is so adaptable....Matt and I are lucky!!!
Last week she had a doc appt., she now weighs 9 lbs and 4 oz. She is growing so quickly!! She measured 20 1/4 inches. She received her first shot and I ended up crying with her. I didn't think it would affect me but it really did!!! Poor little girl. At her next appointment she gets 4 shots.....I won't be taking her to that appointment alone!
Last night she slept for 8 hours!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe it! And what's even better is that when she woke up in the morning and I picked her up she gave me a big smile!!!!! She must have been starving but instead of crying she smiled. She keeps on amazing me!!
Yesterday, mom-mom and I took her to my aunt's pool. She took a little dip and was surprisingly ok with it. She looked so cute in her little bikini and her bonnet. She didn't spend much time in the pool....maybe 5 minutes or so, then she took a nap so mommy could relax in the pool :-)
Well, time to go and feed the princess. I hear her stirring.....
Posted by Erin at 2:26 PM