Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

ONLY 15 Minutes ONLY!

So, the crying thing... nothing like what I was thinking. At 10:48 (and I know because Zach told me) Bailey woke up. She went to sleep about 9:15 and at 10:48 she started crying. I had JUST told Zach I was going to bed, leaned over to give him a kiss, and heard WAAAAA. So, I decided I would sit back down and read more of my book while we let her "cry it out." At 11:03 Zach went in her room and she was snoozing away! I could KICK myself! That's all it took... 15 MEASLY minutes! WHY didn't I do this before? She woke up again about 4:20 and I fed her. She went back to sleep and got up at 7:15. WOW! I expected to be heart~broken listening to her cry for AT LEAST an hour. But 15 minutes of basically whining was EXTREMELY tolerable. I hope I haven't spoken too soon but if she does it again tonight, we'll do the same thing. I feel like a new woman getting that much sleep at one time!!

Here's a new picture:

Bailey at her "weirdest"
I'm not sure WHAT she was trying to do!

Saturday, July 26, 2008


It's SO hot outside, I think the world is melting! Anyway, we had a yard sale this weekend. You should have seen all of the stuff we had for sale. Stuff from my mom, Zach's mom, and our own made for a full driveway. It was so hot that I did about 50 dollars on Friday and only 10 today. But, believe me when I say that as soon as I see that "Salvation Army" truck pull in this week to take all of this stuff from my garage, I will be VERY happy. Maybe it will help us at tax time (fingers crossed).

Well, School starts in 2 weeks! I'm starting to get really nervous. I'm super stressed about getting Bailey where she needs to go in the mornings as well as getting myself ready and now that Zach will be getting up around the same time as me, sharing the bathroom might become an ordeal. I have to be at work SO early that I get really stressed about being late and taking care of all of the other things that need to get done in the mornings. I feel like I have to have Bailey completely ready before I leave because I like to let Zach sleep as long as he can (he's NOT a morning person). She still won't sleep through the night and as much as I keep telling myself that I am going to let her cry when she wakes up, I'm always SO exhausted in the middle of the night that I just put her in bed with me. But, since I have to go back to work soon (and she is almost 7 months) I am going to have to let her cry. I'm only hurting myself by not letting her. I'm hoping things will run smoothly once school starts. I should probably get a few lesson plans started soon, too!

Monday, July 21, 2008

One of my worst nightmares!

I HATE mice! The other morning I heard a noise in the kitchen. I went in there and there were little beaty eyes in the dog food box looking up at me. AAHH! I HATE mice (I know I already said that). Anyway, we spent the weekend at Zach's moms so I forgot to get traps. Last night, I was making a bottle and a mouse ran across the floor!!!!!!!!! OMG! I WILL NOT live with a mouse. Bailey was in a bad mood and she was refusing to go to bed so I had to beg Zach to stay with her while I went to get mouse-traps. Luckily, this morning I had mouse brains on the kitchen floor but at least it's dead! I have enough bills, I don't need to feed the mouse with the dog food! ICK! Anyway, I'm going to market myself as a mousie exterminator! HAHA.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Wednesday, Zach and I spent half of our afternoon in the emergency room. Fun fun! I was experiencing horrible cramping, worse than I've ever felt (it felt like labor) and I thought something was wrong. After waiting 2 hours and watching FOUR people go back who had gotten there AFTER me, we left. I was SO angry. I did start feeling better but it was definitely not "normal period pain." I was afraid either a cyst had ruptured on my ovaries or I was having a miscarriage. Luckily, I don't think it was a miscarriage becuase I took a pregnancy test last night and it was negative. I have been reading that even with a miscarriage a pregnancy test will show up for at least a week (sometimes up to a month) because it takes that long for the hormone to leave your system. Either way, I'm very frustrated with the hospital for acting like I was making it up. I NEVER go to the doctor unless I absolutely have to because I HATE going... I've had horrible back pain ever since Bailey was born and I haven't been for it. This cramping was horrible. I really thought something was bad wrong. Anyway, all is well now (I hope).

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008


We decided at the last minute on Friday that we would spend the weekend at my parent's house. Of course when I called to ask if we could come they had NO problems with it. Bailey had a GREAT time with Grandpa, Grandma, Aunt Sheri, and Auntie Monica. Here's a picture of her asleep on Monica.

We went swimming on Saturday at my dads boss' house. Bailey loves to swim and she had a good time until she fell asleep. Sunday, we just hung around mom and dad's until it was time to watch BIG BROTHER. We came home after that because Bailey had to be at the doctor at 10 this morning and I had to be at the doctor at 2. Luckily my breast ultra-sound came back normal so we have nothing to worry about. I'll try to take and post more pictures soon.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I DID IT!!!!!!!!!

About 8:45 last night, I gave Bailey her (now I know this sounds gross but she LOVES it) green beans and rice cereal. Then I made her a bottle and by 9 she was asleep. As I was walking down the hall I decided she could go to her own bed. I think because it was an initial thought and I didn't have time to really think about it, it wasn't hard for me. So, I put her in her OWN bed. Mind you this is the FIRST time she's ever slept in her own bed at night. She ALWAYS sleeps in her playpen in our room or right between us! About 10 I went to bed and was fine. I had a hard time going to sleep but I'm pretty sure it was because of the coffee and Krispy Kreme's and NOT because I was upset about my baby. I did, however, have to check on her about 20 times before I went to bed. Anyway, Zach came to bed and was NOT sleeping. The baby monitor was up TOO loud (even for him) and we could hear EVERY noise she made. Zach can't sleep if she's not in our room. About 12:20 she woke up. I thought, OH GREAT. I really wanted her to sleep better since she was in her out room and out of the "snoring path." Zach jumped up to "rescue" her. It's cute how much he loves her. He put her pacifier in and she went right back to sleep. At 1:20 she woke up again and he asked me to PLEASE bring her in our room so I did. But still! I let her sleep in her own room and plan to have her in there ALL night before I go back to school!

In Other News...
Tomorrow is mine and Zach's 3rd anniversary. Both grandma's have been BEGGING to let Bailey stay with them while we go out. Of course they want her to stay all night but we really can't afford to spend the night somewhere. SO... we are going to dinner at Sho Gun and Zach's mom is going to keep her (sorry mom!!!!) Someday, I will have another baby and will be HAPPY for Bailey to spend the night away (I think). I'm surprised Zach and I have been married 3 years already. Sometimes it feels like longer but since Bailey is 6 months old it kind of puts things into perspective for me. I felt like we tried FOREVER for a baby but I was pregnant before our 2nd anniversary so it doesn't feel so long when I think about it that way. Anyway, not much more is going on. Bailey just finished her Papaya fruit and oatmeal and is now sitting her watching Dora. I shouldn't admit this, but she loves TV just like her mother!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Family time and Bailey's half birthday

I CANNOT believe Bailey is 6 months old today! It seems like we just brought our little tiny infant home! She has grown SO much since then.

This week she has seen her fair share of grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Zach's dad and step-mom are here from Texas. Bailey takes to everyone and has had a great time with them. She LOVES her aunt Maddi.

Yesterday, my parents came over from Arkansas with my sisters, Sheri and Monica. We also saw Zach's mom and step-dad. I am not very good at taking pictures of her with everyone but at least we have this one of Bailey and Maddi. Bailey also spent some time with Nanny Bert and Zach's aunt. Too bad we can't find anyone who loves our baby :)

Friday night, we had fireworks at OUR house. We had to buy a $20.00 permit from the city but it was fun. The first firework Zach lit had Bailey laughing her head off! About 9:30 she had to go in for a bath. She can only take so much fun in one day and was starting to get "cranky" tired. Last night we went to Zach's mom's house and did fireworks out there. Bailey was overloaded with family (which she LOVES). Any time she can get someone to hold her is a GOOD time for her. Basically her schedule has been off ALL week and she's not been sleeping well at night. But, it's been fun and I'm thankful I still have a month to try to get her out of our bed!!!! For all you "soon to be" mommies. Don't EVER sleep with your baby! They will never want to leave. Bailey has the cutest bedroom but she only naps there. Anyway, that's all for now.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th, and our first tooth!

I woke up this morning to discover that our baby has her first tooth! I was very excited! Daddy, is sad. She is growing up too fast! I can't believe how big she is. It seems like yesterday we brought her home from the hospital. Love to all! Happy Independence day!