Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bon Appétit!!!!!

Below is one of the many reasons I will miss my mom sooooo much when she leaves on Sunday!

Her WONDERFUL cooking!!!

Sweet and Sour Chicken!!! Y-U-M-M-Y!!!

Sleeping 11 hrs straight?!

Tessa slept 11 hrs straight last joke! She went to bed at 9:00pm after her bath and bottle...didn't wake up until 8:00am...when she did wake up she was cooing and just making all her noises in her crib...not even crying! I think we got very lucky in the sleep department...BUT we are waiting for it all to crumble! I am sure she won't be this great of a sleeper forever!!!

Had to add this picture...TOO CUTE!!!

Daddy/Daughter time!

I mentioned before how awesome of a dad Casey is. I just LOVE watching him play with her. He is so good with her!
In the picture above he just got done working on a car...he says Tess will for sure know how to fix cars...if I get my way she will be a total girly girl...if he gets his way she will be a total tomboy...secretly I think we are both hoping she will be a little of both...

This morning I found him playing the guitar to her! It was the cutest thing EVER!

Miss Independent...Holding her own bottle for a little bit.

Tessa's First Walk outside!

Friday was Tessa's first real walk outside...
If you can't tell from the picture...she wasn't too we brought her back inside....
She wasn't too happy inside either....

Sunday we tried to take a walk again! Thankfully it was warmer and instead of putting her in the stroller I just put her in the carrier thingy....
She seemed to enjoy this way much better!!!
Tessa's first official walk was a success!!

And afterwards she was pooped out!
You would think she was the one doing the walking!

She looks huge in this picture!!! The outfit is actually a little too big for her! :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Talking" Tess

Here is an absolutely adorable video of Tessa :-) She sure does love to "talk"!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

About time for an update!!!!

Lets start this blog out saying....HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!

Wow! It has been way too long since I last blogged. I have been so busy. Tessa as always is amazing. Her personality is coming out more and more each day. She had her 2 month well baby checkup on Friday, February 5th. Her lovely Pediatrician said she was perfect and to keep on doing what we are doing! It is always good to hear that!!! She weighed 11lbs 5 oz which is in the 54th percentile and she was 23 ¼ inches long which is in the 74th percentile! She is one long baby! I don’t remember what her head circumference was but that was around the 50th percentile too. She is constantly growing. She is mostly in between sizes right now. Some 0/3 month clothing will fit her as well as some 3/6 month clothes too. I really need to sort through her dresser and take out the clothes that don’t fit. I hate saying this but there is clothes she wore once…maybe twice that no longer fit her. This weekend I went shopping around town and hit up the clearance racks! Got some awesome deals on some clothes that hopefully will fit her next year, as well as a couple outfits for right now…really hard to pass up 75%-90% off!

Tessa loves laying on her activity mat and looking at all the colors. She does however HATE tummy time. Whenever we put her on her stomach she will cry after about 3 or 4 minutes. She has great head control though so I am not too concerned. According to all those lovely parenting books she should be able to roll over one way soon...she hasn’t yet but I am looking forward to that. I hope I am home for it.

Being away from her while I am working has been okay. It’s very comforting to know she is at home with my Mom. Oh my Mom…unfortunately for me she does have a life outside of my life! She will be headed back home the end of February. Tessa’s first day of daycare is March 1st. I am not really scared, more nervous because even though I get a really good vibe from Peggy it is still basically a stranger I am leaving my daughter in the care of. I am looking forward to getting to know her more.

Tessa is SUPER excited that I have my camera in her face yet again...

BUT I always end up getting a smile out of her eventually!

Tessa loves bath time! She gets a bath every three days. Once she hits that water she just sits back and relaxes and lets me wash her. Usually when we are done washing she gets to float for a bit outside of her bath chair. She especially loves this. After we take her out of the bath it used to be scream city! I got smart though and I throw her towel in the dryer for a bit and wrap her in a warmed towel when she gets out…scream city no more!!!

She loves just floating around after we wash her up!

She has great head control!!!!

She has been such a good sleeper for us. Her bedtime is usually sometime between 9:30 and 10:30 and she almost always sleeps at least 6 hours. Her usual wake up time is around 4am. She eats then usually goes right back to bed. Saturday night she slept 8 ½ hours straight!!! I think we got VERY lucky in the sleep department!

Last little proud mommy moment is about how vocal she is! She babbles and coos and makes all these random sounds all the time, she is a very happy baby! I just love her smiles. She gets so excited over just us smiling at her. And I can almost always get a smile out of her after she has her diaper changed…I think she is a little high maintenance and hates a wet diaper so she is just so happy after she gets changed! Lately she has been blowing bubbles out of her mouth...its the cutest thing ever!!!

Casey is such a great dad. From day one he was amazing with her. I just love sitting on the couch watching him play with her!

Okay seriously…my cheeks hurt from smiling the entire time I wrote this blog…I am one proud mama!

I promise I will try harder to update this blog more often! Also…a couple of you have told me my comments don’t work on my blog…I have no clue how to fix that so if you do know how, please let me know!

Until next time here are a bunch of random pictures for your enjoyment!

Laying back and relaxing on her daddy!

She looks so peaceful here...and those LIPS!

Someone has to hold up those chubber cheeks!

I am really going to try to post atleast once a promises though... ;-)