Thursday, February 26, 2009

4 Months

Yeap, Gracie is 4 Months. I am just posting a little video. Sorry it is really hard to watch I was trying to tape while getting gracie to giggle, just listen.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Back to Work

The Question: How is work and daycare going?

Well, honestly I was a little scared before I went back. I really wanted all of it to go well and it was hard leaving her with someone else that was not her mom. Troy and I went together the first day and dropped her off, it went much better then I imagined. She did not even notice I left the room, which was great, but honestly I wanted her to kick and scream and say mommy don't leave. That was not the case at all. I did well leaving the building and it was not as hard since I knew I would see her at lunch. I go to the daycare a couple days a week and feed her lunch. It is just nice to be able to go over and see her and have some time with her. It has also been a nice time to get to know the ladies that work there. That has helped a lot being able to get to know the people that are with Gracie everyday. Gracie has now been there for 2 weeks. When we walk into the room and those ladies start talking to her she just lights up and smiles. She really likes it. I look at the positives of the daycare, she gets lots of attention, they read, sing, play peek-a-boo, practice rolling over, tummy time and no distractions of needing to clean the house or running errands. It is a Christian based daycare so they read bible stories and sing a lot of Sunday school songs. I really love that they do all the things that I wish I could do in a day with her. Plus the ladies think she is so good and love all the cute outfits she wears. As, for work it is not bad. I do not mind going back to work in general but going back to Graphic has been a little interesting and trying. That really has been the hardest part is not enjoying where I am going back too.

Just a little side note.
I was talking to a friend, who has not yet had kids, about how freaked out she is to start trying. I guess I just want to say that I was very scarred to say, let’s change our whole lives right now. It freaked me out to the point it made my stomach roll over. She asked, if I knew then, what I know now would I have had them earlier. Not that I would ever give up that time I had with just Troy and I because I loved it and it was fun it just being the two of us, I would defiantly not have been scarred and I would had kids more when Troy was ready then waiting. Really, my life has changed because I care for another person but I love it and it is not as scary as people make it out to be. I just thought for those of you that the thought just makes you want to turn and run, don’t, it is wonderful. I do encourage you to first enjoy the married life before kids. And, that is a whole other thing that I could write on and now is not the time.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Gracie is 3 Months

For Auntie Kristen.

Gracie is now 3 months and growing. She weighs a little over 12 lbs. She smiled before but we get big open mouth smiles and we love her coos. We have been trying to capture her on tape but she is a little rascle, she usually stops and just stares at the camera instead. She loves sitting up, no not by herself but close, she likes viewing the world from a new perspective. Yes, she still has marshmellow cheeks and they are so kissable I love them. We can never get over how cute we think she is and everything she does. It is crazy how much more and more we love this little girl. We have lots of little nicknames for Gracie and right now our favorite is Gracie Bear. When ever I sit her up to burp her she always has her hands up as if to say rrrr. I will try to capture this and post a picture.