Monday, September 15, 2014

Sic 'em Reyna!

The second game of the season and Reyna got to see the Bears!
It was cool weather and we had already bought headphones for her and since we had family with us, we had a few extra hands. Here she is ready to cheer on the Bears.

That 5,000 sq ft. screen had her attention for a bit!

Our first family picture with the new stadium!

Those headphone worked wonders. Through fireworks, cheering, and music, she was never phased.
She napped and ate on schedule.  I know we are pushing our luck but we are thankful for the experience.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Both Worlds.

I have always known that I would be a working mom.
I love my job, but that did not make it any easier to start working.
I tried to ease my way into it. Having Neil bring her for lunch last week, having a sitter for a couple of hours. Mom watched her for 6 hours while we went to the football game on Sunday.

Today was the first day a daycare and I just couldn't do it.
Neil dropped her off.
I picked her up, thinking she would greet me with smiles and cuddles.
She just look at me desperately. I tried to put her in the carseat but she just screamed!
Could it be that she just wanted to be held? I don't know but I held her anyways.
The care takers said she slept for 20 minutes the whole day!
I pushed her in the stroller around the mall and she fell asleep pronto! I wanted her to keep sleeping so I pushed. and pushed. and pushed for 1.5 hours. I don't know what the answers are so as we figure all of this out I'm just writing to ask for your prayers for peace.

It seems she just wants to be held.
She wakes up during the night not to eat.
She hates her crib. Tolerates the bassinet (which she is growing out of) and loves our bed.
So many contradictary ideas run thorough my mind.
    Let her self soothe.
    How dare you let her cry it out.
    Nursing in your bed is fine.
    She should be in her crib by now.
    She needs to fall asleep on her own.
    It's too quiet when she naps. Why can't she nap at daycare? (duh)

I'm not sure there is a right answer and every family is different. My decisions are based on two ideas.I want to be able to do my job well and I want to parent well, too!

So please, prayers - or advise.
(I am not offended by advise as long as you are not offended if I don't take it)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

4 months.

She woke up one morning and she was a big girl!
She has matured so quickly.
Her expressions are so very real and she has opinions! Imagine that...

This months brings us back to work/school. We will surely be adjusting to your time with this sweetie.
She is wearing 6 months clothes and is sleeping well through the night.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Nap Time, Craft Time.

For weeks, no, months, I have been sitting and waiting on the next thing to do.
I was sitting waiting to nurse or waiting for her to wake up, or to go to sleep.
I know that when I am creative (or crafty), I tend to be happier. So I took on a few DIY projects.

I started this quilt when I was pregnant. It never got finished. 
Part of that reason is because I decided to stitch it by hand!!!
What was I thinking? Never. Again.

I happened upon this old curtain that I kept because of the lace. I thought it might make a cute dress.

I had been seeing these yarn wreaths on line and thought they were cute so I whipped up one for her nursery door. I had most of the stuff already. Just bought the yarn and foam.
This ended up being one of my favorite crafts of all time!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Three months.

Reyna turned three months at the lake!
At 3 months, she is quite the girl!
She is all smiles and loves being with people. 
It was an adventurous month. She had her first flight, first boat ride, and first time meeting Aunt J, and Great Grandma/pa Bagnall. 

We are taking advantage of these last few weeks before we have to go back to work. 
It has been the best 3 months and I'm so grateful we have had this time to get to know her!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Gull Lake 2014 cont'd.

 Not so sure about the swing, yet....

 Meeting Great Grandma Bagnall for the first time.

 Cheesin while we play cards.

 This picture sums up our travel necessities:
 Meeting Aunt J for the first time.
 Learning to play early.

 We went on a long bike ride by ourselves.
I paid for it the next day.

 Beautiful sunsets on the Lake.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Gull Lake 2014 (so far).

Reyna's first time at Gull Lake has been fun so far! 
She is quite the adventurer.
Boat rides, swimming, and even a little shopping!

 Lewie loves the lake, too.
 Toes in the water.

  Fun in the kiddie pool.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

While we are missing the lake and everyone there, we are celebrating at home with Reyna. 

thanks for my little sailor outfit, Megan!
Hope you all have a great holiday!