Thursday, December 31, 2009

new years eve 2009

first things first: Christmas was wonderful.

Alex got lots of toys, clothing & etc etc. she was asleep for most of it, but she did help unwrap a blanket. good times. and thanks to the husband, we were able to get some lovely video thanks to the camcorder he got me!
i also got my Garmin (yay!) and my Sodastream (drool) and a bunch of other stuff. woot.

hmmm- and here's some pictures:

alex in her adorable Christmas dress.

and introducing AXEL- the mini doxie we got my in laws for Christmas:

don't you just want to eat him up?! he's freaking presh.

and then my best friends & i did Christmas yesterday:

and because she's cuter than anything- alex in another adorable dress:

aaaaand one f my favorite outfits, her doxie digs!

God, she's so adorable.
and that's that. i'd love to type out a year in review, but i'm lazy, so i'll sum it up:
i found out i was pregnant.
we bought a log cabin.
we had alexis praise.
life is good.
...and that's 2009.
happy new year everyone! <3
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

3 months old :)

alex is 3 months old today and it's Christmas eve :)
where has the time gone????
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Sunday, December 20, 2009


introducing my new watermark & better (in my opinion) photo editing skillz.

outside in the snowy snow...

(have i mentioned how much i adore Zutano baby clothing?!)

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snowy fun time

(before editing) more snow = outside time!

a tree- just her size :)

with daddy...

and with mommy :)

happy, snowy sunday!
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

sick sick sick

i have a cold.
alex has a cold.

tis the season.

i'm 99% sure we picked it up at a friends house- she has 3 kids & 2 of them were fairly snotty & coughing while we were there. the next day- bam- i felt like crap and as of yesterday, bam- so does alex.
if i'd known before hand, i wouldn't have gone. no offense, i love them- but i hate being sick & i hate seeing alex suffer.

oh well. what's done is done.

anyway- so i shot out of bed @ 11:30pm last night because i hear alex snorting/coughing/choking. poor thing was so congested and miserable.

i used some saline drops & sucked out her nose & throat (which i felt bad about because i'd already done a ton of that earlier but i had no choice. i fed her, rocked her, vicksed her chest, swaddled her back up and put her back down. i also inclined the crap out of her. like, she might have well been sitting up. and then she slept much better. i woke up a inch to check on her, but the Angel Care monitor really puts my mind at ease that eveything is ok.

she slept till about 6 or so this morning, and then BAM- horrible. she woke up crying so i salined her nose & did a little more suction (i felt really bad now because now she had some bloody mucus- poor baby) then i changed her, fed her & stripped her down to her diaper.
she was actually pretty content at this point, she's been a real trooper.

but i wanted to break up some of her congestion- so i went ahead and started the shower. then i took a bowl, smeared Vicks in it (a good sized glob of it) and smeared more on a washcoth & put it in the bowl. i put that under the spray and WALLA! it was awesome. it helped her & me.

we sat in the closed up, steamy vicks goodness bathroom for a good 30 min or so. then i rinsed out the washcoth and wiped her nose with it. her eyes lit up like WHOA. then she started snuffling it- adorable....then i used it. nice.

i salined her nose once more- let it sit & only used tissues to wipe this time (then i realized that tissues suck & i broke out the Boogie Wipes a friend had gotten me as a "joke" actually- because i'm ANAL about snot- and those things kick ass). gotta give her poor nose a break. i dressed her, gave her a paci & she is happily napping for now.

whew. it sucked because i'd like nothing more than to stay home with her today- but i have a dentist appt & i have to go pick up a humidifier for her- so we'll make it as quick as possible.

thankfully my best friend is coming with me today to help out. i love her.
and that's that.

i should go change this snot covered t-shirt. gross.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

this is how we roll

yep- getting ready for our trip to the mailbox. yes, i've just rolled out of bed & still have shorts on. so hawt.
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Monday, December 14, 2009

merry christmas cards :)

i think they turned out wonderfully. thank you Paperspring.
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas time is here

so we got a nice 8 foot tree this year:

pretty pretty!

my favorite ornaments (Swarovski birds the husband got for me last year)

and my favorite light covers- tee hee!
and my favorite person in the whole wide world:

sleeping away. i love her.
and that's about it. not much new to report on- i go back to work in a month & weirdly, i'm looking forward to it. i mean, i'll miss alex, but she'll be in good hands & it'll be nice to make some money again.
we got our first (and second) snowstorms of the season so we've got about a million inches of snow on the ground- and now we've got sub-zero temps to boot. freaking great.
Christmas shopping is almost done- i'm actually going to finish up the husband's today so my mother in law is going to watch alex (it's somewhat of a hassle to take her in & out- plus it's freezing)
ummmmm- i've lost even more weight so now all my new pants look stupid on me. don't get me wrong, i'm glad the weight is gone, but NONE of my pants fit now, so i look ultra dumpy. i still need to tone up the midsection though- yikes!
alex is great- she smiles, laughs, "talks", "stands", rolls around- she's freaking perfect. all that, coupled with sleeping through the night and being an all around good baby- we really hit the ball out of the park with this one. thank you Lord!
in fact, she has just awoken from her nap & is demanding food. so off i go.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

alex's lovey

alex has a new toy:

nom nom nom!

and then some quiet reflection :)
thank you H&M for a happy baby.
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christmas pics

i can't decide which one i like better....?

perhaps i should use both? (in christmas cards)
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i totally forgot she had this outfit- and the top barely fits now. my little chub.

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