Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A New Addition

Yep, you guessed right. We are having a baby! I still can't believe that I am pregnant again! I found out about 2 weeks ago and we all couldn't be more excited! It was fun telling our friends and family because nobody was expecting it and their reactions were priceless! I think my parents feel like the luckiest grandparents in the world. My Mom and Dad were sooo excited and surprised when we told them! Little baby Lyon is due May 26, 2010.
Rose will be about 17 months and I'm hoping she will love being a big sister! I've been talking to her alot and she is getting used the idea of sharing me with another child. I've been telling her it will be great! She's going to have a best friend who gets to spend the night every night! What could be better??
I have to be honest, I'm scared to death about how I will handle a 17 month old and a newborn. I've been reading forums online and that just made me even more scared! Everyone said the first year is chaotic and exhausting but it gets better after that. They say to prepare to live in your pj's, accept a messy house, get no sleep, etc... Sounds like a nightmare if you ask me! I am determined to be super organized and I refuse to accept chaos and a messy house! Yikes! If you have any helpful (aka POSITIVE) advice, please feel free to share with me!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Labor Day and More

Rose met her cousin Stacy a few weeks ago. And played on the beach Labor Day weekendShe ate sand for the first time
Wore her first life jacket
And went on her first boat ride
Jay and Dana played on the beach
Rose admired Jay's hairdo
Jay shared his shampoo with Rose but she didn't have enough hair to get a good spike.
After a long day at the beach, the kiddos fell asleep during movie time
Rose couldn't keep her eyes open any longer
Meanwhile, back in Mobile, Rose tried on her Daddy's headphones.
And sported her first ponytail
And modeled the beautiful dress AnnLee gave her
We went to the beach with Natalie, Bennett, and Sarah Beth Bennett stole a kiss...
But the Mamas busted the little lovebirds!
Meryl and Rose played in the tub
Meryl makes Rose laugh
Rose snacked on puffs

All in all, life has been pretty good the last few weeks!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

8 Months

Sorry I've been slacking on blogging recently...I'll try to do better!

Anyway, Rosebud turned 8 months on the 12th. She is at such a fun stage right now and we are loving every minute with her. Rose isn't crawling yet, but she sure is trying! She scoots in circles and gets close to getting up on all fours. She is still trying to figure it all out. Personally, I am in no hurry for her to start crawling because of the stairs in our house! I know one day I will be chasing her up and down those stairs and its going to wear me out!

Rose babbles all.the.time! She's mastering several sounds including dada, tata, baba, mamama, etc... Its so cute to hear her "talking!" She has also learned how to fake cough and fake laugh. She does it to get my attention when I'm preoccupied! She also does it in the car to entertain herself (and me!)

She loves playing with all of her toys but loves Elmo the most! She smiles and looks adoringly at him like she just loves him so much.

Rose is ticklish and I can usually get her in a giggle fit by tickling her little thighs or under her arms. She also loves when I kiss her cheeks over and over. That makes her crack up.

She loooovvvees bathtime and these three little bath toys. They are just plastic fish but she wants all three in her hands at all times and is bound and determined to find a way to hold all three! Its cute to see her with one in each hand, trying to figure out how to get the 3rd.

Rose can clap and waves too! She will do it on demand sometimes.

She loves seeing her Daddy in the mornings (in bed when she has her bottle) and in the evenings when Clark comes home from work. She gets the biggest smile on her face when she sees Clark and he always makes her laugh. He is definitely the "fun" parent!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Guess What Popped Out Today??

A little toothie! The bottom left one to be exact. We are so excited to finally see a tooth!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

We're Back!

After a looooong week of both me and Rose being sick with a nasty virus, we are both feeling much better! Here are a few scenes from our house during the week. Don't be fooled...sleep was hard to come by so I had to capture each sleeping moment!

Sleeping in her Daddy's arms
This is where Rose slept for 4 nights straight... just pretend I am snuggled up with her because that's where I was! Daddy got the boot and found refuge in the guest room.
Napping in the crib
Today we are back to feeling more like ourselves. Daddy is sooooo excited about Game Day! War Eagle!
I think someone's got the spirit! Clark is hoping she will get more excited about football than her Mama does. I think she loves it already!
Happy Saturday and War Eagle!