Saturday, February 20, 2010

Happy Saturday

Well, hopefully this won't jinx us.... but this past week has been better in the sleep department. Some of the nights were about the same as usual with her waking up several times, but most nights Blake only woke up once around 1:00ish. One night she didn't wake up til 4:00, and last night she slept from 8:30 to 6:00AM!! Yay, I can only hope we are growing out of the bad sleep phase and that she is returning to how she used to sleep. I can't even begin to describe the great mood I was in today from getting a great night's sleep!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


A little background: For those that I haven't quizzed as to their stand-point on the subject of sleep methods... Blake hasn't been sleeping soundly or well for a few months now. She used to take 2 solid, uninterrupted naps a day, and sleep 8:30 PM or 9:00ish to 6:00 AM every night. Well, then she was teething, then she got sick, then we went out of town, then we have house guests... I have so many excuses. Anyway, Blake is not near as easy to get to sleep as she used to be and she stirs and wakes many times. I go back and forth many times a day as to what the best sleep method is.

Well today, Blake only took about a 45-minute morning nap because she woke herself up by pooping and I couldn't get her back to sleep! She has been so cranky just now, and fighting sleep. I decided to lay her down in her crib and see what happened. Crying, 20-minutes, and a few check-ups later, this is what I see!!
How funny is that??? It made me laugh!
Don't worry, I did lay her down, and so far... she's still sleeping soundly!

Friday, February 12, 2010

11 Months!

Blake Michelle is 11 months old today!
Today's conversation went like this...
(As I tried desperately to get her attention)
"Huh? What... mom did you say something?"
"Stop? Oh, we're not reading a book right now?"
"Yes!!! Book time!" when she then decided not only did she need the book, she needed to get down to read it!
"BBBBBBTHTHTHMMPPPPPPPPP" (blowing raspberries, very happy with herself)
"Okay, I'll smile on one condition..."
"that I can keep my toy!" (She loves playing with the medicine dropper)

And here is our cutie pie, after her bath tonight. She is always a happy baby, but lately it seems she has been extra-happy, if that's even possible. She was in such a good mood, crawling around, turbo-speed.
Blake is "talking" alot these days, mama and dada are especially popular of course! She loves playing in the tupperware cabinet in our kitchen, loves crawling after our dogs, LOVES baths! (we've come a long way on that one), enjoys throwing stuff down to see who will pick it up for her, and is really getting strong on her feet. I wonder when she will walk?!? She weighs about 20 pounds and still has 6 teeth. Due to the extra snot and drool these days, I think another tooth might appear soon.

In other news, I am so excited to get to do all the mommy stuff for her upcoming birthday. I am in the midst of cake plans, invitation and decoration plans, menu, everything! I will post a picture of the invitations, if they turn out right due to the homemade-by-me factor.

Happy weekend everyone! I have Monday off from school, so here's to a 3-day weekend for me.

Monday, February 1, 2010

I know, I know, it's been too long!

We're really sorry we haven't posted lately!

I don't even have a good excuse. I just haven't gotten around to blogging lately... We are looking forward to seeing Tim's parents and brother this weekend and also wish that we could go to cousin Santiago's first birthday party!! Aunt Alli, Uncle Tim and cousin Blake all send their love Santi!!

Here are a few pictures of a cute little girl! She is constantly blowing raspberries these days.
She loves to ride her horse so much that she even tries to get on by herself! She is standing alot these days and getting much more steady on her feet. I don't know if I'm ready for her to walk. Blake it's okay with me if it takes you awhile to figure it out...And here we are when we're supposed to be getting tired and ready for bed. I thought I had my makeup put where she couldn't get to it, but she found it. She loves to play in my makeup bag!
I had a cute video, but it won't upload right now. I'll try again another day! I hope everyone has a great week.