Friday, January 23, 2009

Not much new here. Just done another scrapbook page and thought I would get it on here.

The little one slept a little better last night. I only had to get up 3 times with her and the first two she fell right back asleep. The third time I gave up and brought her to our bed. She slept until I woke her! Oh well, first born are the most spoiled, right?!
Michelle, Kayla and Josie came up here this morning and I laid Josie down in the floor to change her diaper. She is now not only lifting her head off the ground now her legs are going up stiff also. She gets herself in a "V" shape. I keep telling her now she needs to get sitting on her own. She does pretty good but still wouldn't leave her there sitting by herself.
She is going to Papa Mike and Grandma Jones tomorrow afternoon and Daddy and I are going to go on a date. I'm ready to go out just the two of us I think and that will get them off our back so we don't have to do the "weekly" dinners. I'm over all of that!
Sunday, we get to go get our taxes done and I think after we are going to go to Babies R Us. I just hope we get a really good return this year. We sure do need the money.

Love those cheeks but sure don't miss the food all over the face! She's done being so messy now, now she has the hang of it! :-)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

This is a dress that she got at her baby shower from Papa Doug & Mama Carole. When I cleaned out her closet to get rid of clothes she could no longer fit in, I found it. It was bought for her to wear this spring but my little porker is already in this size so we had to wear it to church with a sweater. I thought it was a very cute dress. She looked good in the colors. These pictures were taken January 4, 2009.

These pictures were taken the same day. After church, Daddy and Josie laid down on the couch and took a nap. I love rocking her but the days that he does this I get so much done. However, if I don't have anything to do I am lost when he does this. I pace the floors trying to figure out something that I can do. I enjoy rocking her during her naps but Daddy needs his time too! LOL

Josie has been going through some changes lately. I'm blaming teething but not for sure if that is it or if it's just a growth spurt. She's no longer sleeping through the nights. We have to get up anywhere between 11:00 and 1:00 and put her paci back in her mouth, turn on her mobile and let her fall back asleep. Then anywhere between 4:00 to 6:30 she will wake again, and depending on what time it is may come to our bed to finish out the night.
Well this past Tuesday evening that wasn't going to work for her anymore. She woke at 11:30, we done the normal routine with the paci and the mobile and she was wide awake and ready to go. We took turns going to her room, rocking, rubbing, bouncing, trying to get her back to sleep. Around 12:30 Mikey just brought her back to bed with us. Well that didn't fly either, so I got up and fixed her a bottle, thinking maybe she was hungry. She ate the entire thing, okay so that was it, now time to lay back down. NOPE!!! She remained awake until 2:30 that morning, when I finally got fed up with her, took her to her room, gave her her paci, turned her mobile on and left the room. When I got back to our bed, she was still awake, looking around talking and fussing. So I turned her monitor down and laid and watched her for about 15 minutes and she finally fell asleep.
Then last night, she feel asleep and was in her bed at normal time (8:30) but at 10:30 she woke again. I went down put her paci in and turned the mobile on, that didn't work, so I got her out of the bed and bounced her back to sleep. Once asleep, I laid her back in her crib and she woke instantly and started crying. I was a bad mom too! I was so tired from the night before that I scooped her back up, grabbed her paci and headed to our bed. The little snot fell asleep instantly and slept the whole night until 6:30 this morning. I told Mikey she just wanted to be cuddled by Mommy. He doesn't agree with it but he also doesn't get up with her all night like I do so tough poo-poo!!!
She tried prunes Sunday and Monday and liked them but they didn't like her. After a week of eating bananas and having little pellets as terds, the prunes done a number on her. So we only done 2 days of those and switched to pears. She loves them. Now this weekend we will try peaches and I think we are through everything other than her meats. She'll have to keep her mommy out of her peaches. I love those things! Those and the strawberry-banana baby food.
We discovered yesterday that she doesn't like her oatmeal made with her formula. She didn't eat all of her bottle yesterday morning so Mom made her oatmeal with it. She wouldn't touch the stuff. So there will be no more of that!
I think we are going to go to Babies R Us Sunday after church and check out the convertible car seats. There are too many to choose from and I would feel safer having someone that knows what they are talking about walk me through it. Plus up there you can take them out to your vehicles and try them out. She is getting way too heavy for me to carry in her car seat. I was hoping to make it through the winter but I don't think that is going to happen.
Rick, Michelle, Riley, Kayla, Josie and I went up there last Saturday evening and went to Chuck E Cheese while Mike was at his Paragon banquet. Michelle and I went to Babies R Us but we didn't have much time for me to mess with that.
Josie absolutely loved Chuck E Cheese. It was hilarious, seeing this little 5 month old, squealing, laughing, bouncing and grabbing at everything she could. I don't know if it was the colors and games or if it was all of the kids but she had a really good time. I told Mike he was going to have to go back up there with us to see her. She rode a ride with Kayla and enjoyed that also. I'll post pics of that later.
Well I think that is it for now!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What all has happened since last post?!
Well we didn't start the applesauce that weekend. We went ahead with the greens. We started with peas. Didn't figure she would like them at all. They are nasty smelling and Mike & I neither one like them. Well the poor little girl loved them!!! She ate the whole container and smiled the whole time.
We have also tried green beans. She seems to really like them well also. We started the applesauce on New Year's Day and she liked it. Now this weekend we are going to try banana's. I feel like we are constantly feeding her. She has also started waking in the night more often and I feel like we aren't feeding her enough. I know she's getting enough though, she has to be! She eats four 6 ounce bottles a day that has 2 Tablespoons of Rice cereal in each bottle. She eats oatmeal twice a day and a veggie and applesauce once a day. I'm going to leave her at this until I go to the doctor on Feb 4th for her 6 month checkup. Unbelievable! 6 months already!!!
Her 1st Christmas went well. We went to the Jones' on Christmas Eve for lunch, she got a Fisher Price kitchen and a few other Fisher Price toys. She also got quite a few outfits. Then Christmas Eve night we went to Granny Glodyne's. However, we didn't actually have Christmas because Jeremy, Josh and Uncle Butch and Aunt Shirley were coming in on Friday. So we simply had supper and just hung out. I gave Josie her Christmas Eve pajamas at Granny's house. This is a tradition that I plan on doing ever year. Then Christmas morning we got up and had our own Christmas. Mike & I got her a Tigger and a Leap frog toy. She seemed to enjoy them both. I got Mikey a watch and he got me some pajamas. Then we went to Papa & Mama's for Christmas breakfast. The kids all got a lot and seemed to like it all. Josie got a Bitty Baby, highchair, doll bed, castle, Fisher Price Play & Learn table and a whole bunch of clothes. We had to take basically all of her clothes back cause she was already too big. We then went to all of the graveyards and put flowers on the Grandparents that are no longer with us graves. Then we went to Nana Louise's for lunch. She got clothes and several toys from Nana and Aunt's and Uncles. Last but not least, we went back to Papa & Mama's for the Richardson side of the family. We got to celebrate Christmas with Nathan Garrett and Austin. Not everyone showed, but the ones that did we had a good time.
That Saturday we got together with the clan from Arkansas. There were cousins that never got to meet each other until now. Riley & Kayla had a blast playing with them. Josie had a good time watching all of the kids. It was quite noisy in the house with five little girls in the house and four of them under 3. But they all had a good time.
New Year's Eve, was uneventful. I went to bed at 9:30 and Mike stayed up until midnight. New Year's Day, Mom, Michelle, Josie and I went to the mall and exchanged clothes that didn't fit. Didn't have to fight a crowd at all.
January 3rd, Mike, Josie and I went to Tony and Christie's wedding. It was very pretty! Josie was awesome, she was so quiet and easly calmed. She actually fell asleep with the DJ blaring music less than 10 feet away from us. I couldn't believe it. She must have been extremely tired.
We moved Josie to her own room on January 2nd. I'm still not comfortable with it but I know she needs to learn the independence now. We slept on an air mattress in the basement that night. She done pretty good. She got up around 2:00 and I put her in bed with us. Then Saturday night she slept all night. Sunday night she got up at 10:00 and then again at 3:00. Monday night was the bad night! She got up at 11:00, then again at 2:00, which I took her to bed with us. She slept until 4:00 and from then on she was extremely ressless. She was also a little fussy so I gave her some Tylenol. I'm thinking her teeth were bothering her.
She has started saying "dada" now. I keep telling her she needs to say "mama" but she's just not doing it for me. She is also trying really hard to pull herself up to a sitting position when she is laying down. I've told everyone, once she is mobile, she is gone!!!
We have started using a new bath mat and she loves it. She is down in the water more and has more room and kicks away. I have a video of it on my phone. If I can figure out how to get it on here I'll get it for ya.
I think that's it for now. I will try and get some of the Christmas pictures posted soon. My resolution for the year is to keep up to date with this and my scrapbooking a little better than I do now.