Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jolie's First Birthday | Some bunny Is Turning One!


Happy FIRST Birthday my sweet bunny! 
On her actual birthday (April 8th), I kept thinking about our first day at the hospital with our newborn baby girl. I was probably driving my husband crazy because I kept saying things like, 
"It's 8:40 a.m... she was probably drinking her first bottle." 
"It's 1:17... we probably just got done with lunch." 
Or "around this time.. family came to visit us and the baby." 

I remember that day so well (some moments are a blur because of pain medicine and exhaustion) and I wish I could re-live that day. The feelings I felt when I saw Jolie for the first time were/are unexplainable. I remember thinking thoughts like, 
"I'm going to responsible for her for the rest of my life.." 
"my life will never be the same. ever again." 
"I can't believe we made that sweet baby girl." 
"can I see her already? What, who.. does she look like?" 
I can't believe she's mine." 

When I was looking across the room at my minute old baby girl, all I kept thinking about was how surreal everything was. It sounds so cliche, but that moment REALLY did feel like a dream. 

Her first birthday was (who am I kidding.. it still is..) kind of hard for me and I  blame infertility. Robby and I tried for five years to have a baby and those years felt like FOREVER. Your husband goes out of town on a business trip: those few days that he's gone, feels like a month. You don't enjoy your job: the day seems to drag on and on. You try and want a baby sooo bad... those days, months, YEARS WILL feel like forever. Those five years dragged on for me. Those five years lasted what felt like, a life-time for me. 

So here I have what I've been praying for and the days (most days lol) fly by faster than I can blink. This year went by way too fast. I have come to the realization that her whole life will go by extremely fast because I enjoy her so much. She's my little best friend and I thank God, each and every day for her and the sweet spirit she brings into our home. 

Happy FIRST Birthday, Jolie! 
Your daddy and I love you so very much.
Thank you for bringing so much joy and happiness to our family. 

































Who came: 

Family | Mommy, daddy, grandpa, grandma, uncle R.J., Great grandma, Uncle Frank, Angie, Terin and her boyfriend, Eric, Megan, Madison, Alina, Haylie and Cali. 

Theme: 

Some bunny is turning One! The theme was easy for me. My favorite animal is a rabbit. We have a pet rabbit. You love our pet rabbit. My baby shower invites had a bunny on it, you were a bunny for Halloween, so it was perfect for us bunny lovers. Next year, I'll stay clear of bunnies. Not making any promises though ;)

Favors: 

Adopt a Bunny! | Bunny stuffed animals
I also got bunny bags after Easter so your cousins had something to put their bunnies and candy in from the piƱata. 

You loved: 

The ball pit, playing with your cousins, your swing that mommy and daddy got you, your tent, balloons, radd, your presents and eating cake. 

Presents: 

Mommy and daddy bought you an indoor swing, a tent, a small table from Ikea, little people (little mermaid & belle and friends), discovery house, a beautiful stuffed rabbit with your name engraved on the back, moccasins, brown fringe boots, a bunny purse and a zebra walker. 

Grandpa and Grandma got you an outdoor swing, a play school bus with extra people, a steering wheel that sings, magnets for the fridge and grandpa got you a United States mint silver proof set from the year you were born. 

Uncle Frank, Angie and the kids got you a summer outfit, two sunglasses, a few books (a really cool bible book with a handle), and a handmade blanket and matching pillow that Angie made. She's talented like that ;)

Alina got you minnie mouse dress pajamas (so cute!) and a butterfly summer outfit and your cousins, Haylie and Cali got you a couple outfits. 

Terin and her boyfriend got you a purple flower headband with a pretty white dress. It's actually the same dress I picked out for you for our mother-daughter pictures but it's a 2T so you have one for next Spring/Summer (we have the same taste in clothing *wink*). They also got you a gray shirt with a gold heart on the front with blue jean shorts to go with. 

Food:  

We ordered pizza, bought a couple gallons of lemonade from Chick-fil-A, made pasta salad, regular salad, potato salad, fruit salad, Angie made a veggie platter and deviled eggs and Terin and her bf brought a fruit platter. Mommy made your #1 sugar cookies (which I wasn't too impressed with *sad face*), we bought macarons, truffles and ordered your cake. The bottom tier was chocolate with chocolate ganache and the top tier was yellow cake with strawberry filling. We ended up making you spaghetti because pasta is YOUR FAVORITE!!!!  


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Eleven Months






Size Diapers: Size Four. 

Size Clothes: 12-18 and 18-24 month leggings and some sweaters and tops.

Eyes: Blue with a light hazel/yellowish around her pupil. 

Hair: Brown. Looks like it's getting a little lighter though.

Sleeping: She usually goes to bed between 7:30-8 (sometimes later depending on the night *monkey covering face emoji*). She'll wake up a couple times through out the night. It's hard because we are living with my parents at the moment, so her crib is in our room (there's nowhere else to put it) so when she wakes up, she knows I'm laying just a couple feet away from her. It's been kind of exhausting. As for the morning, she usually wakes up around 7:30-8 a.m. and drinks her milk. We usually watch some videos and hang out in bed for about a half an hour so I could get enough energy to get up and ready for the day. I make her breakfast and she usually takes her first nap around 10:30 or so and a second nap a few hours after that.  

Eating: We just started giving her whole milk because we ran out of formula about a week ago and didn't want to buy more. She's liking it but not loving it. She eats eggs and ketchup, fruit (grapes have been a favorite this month), yum yums, raisins, Annie's bunny snacks, apple sauce, pb&j's and her favorite... PASTA!!!! Any kind of a pasta. She's not the best eater right now though... which scares me. As long as she's drinking right?

Milestones/Funny Moments: 
  • She's getting better at walking around furniture
  • She's a pro at climbing the stairs (someone is always behind her)
  • She's taking MORE steps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!
  • Her first temperature 3/15/16
  • She got a really bad rash all over her body from either the amoxicillin or the virus cold she had.
  • She plays games with us. She'll pretend to feed me but then trick me out and stick the food in her mouth. 
  • She says "more" in sign language but claps her hands instead of the regular sign hahahaha..  
  • She throws her food on the floor a lot and will move her index finger at me like "no, no, no." 
  • She just started doing this but she throws her hands up and closes her eyes when we put her in the car seat. She only does it in the Jeep. 
  • She always sticks one leg out when we are in a shopping cart or she'll throw one leg up when she's in her stroller. Some people look at me like, "don't you know your daughters leg is hanging over?" She'll put it back up if you try to change it. 
  • She's really into drinking bath water ahahaha..

Words: 
She said "uh oh!" when she dropped a piece of bread. 
She can say "quack quack" if we ask her what a duck says and she says "ooh ooh ahh ahh" if we ask her what a monkey says. 
Mama
Dada
R.J. 
Hi! (and waves)
I swear she said "Magee" twice!

Nicknames: We call her by her name. 


Her/Our Loves:
Big people food
Nana (I think she loves her more than anyone lol
Eggs and Ketchup
Grapes
Pasta
Juice 
Her Blankey
Remotes (anything that isn't her toy)
Baths
Being Outside
Her pink mini cooper car
Sweets
Radd (our pet bunny. She gets so excited when she touches him)
Looking at animals or fishes


Hates: 
Being left alone
Getting her teeth brushed
Getting dressed only if I take awhile. It takes me a little bit to choose an outfit due to Colorado's bi-polar weather.
She doesn't like men too much. Only a few.