Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Adilynn is 2 Months Old!!

Adilynn can now hold her head up really well for about 5 minutes and will take a short break and go back to holding it up!  The doctor said she was really strong for her age!  She now weighs 10 pounds 3 ounces.  She's talking a lot now and will smile at you if you talk to her!  We got her ears pierced and she looks so stinkin cute!  She only cried for a lil bit and then was fine.  She rolled over for the first time 2 weeks ago but hasn't done it again so we're waiting on her to do it again!  She freaked out and cried when it happened.  She sleeps from 12 am - 7 am and then I feed her and we go back to sleep until 12 pm or 1 pm and she's awake from then on until 5-6 and takes a short nap and then is awake until 12 am.  I sometimes take a nap with her.  She is a bed HOG!  I lay her on her back on the complete opposite side of the bed and will wake up with her laying on her side as snuggled up to my chest as she can get!!  So I don't mind hanging off the bed when she's cuddling with me =)  

She has GERD and has been really hard to make happy but the past 3-4 weeks she has gotten A LOT better!!  We have fallen totally, completely in love with our baby girl!!  Instead of us fighting over who had to deal with her screaming her head off, we fight over who gets to hold her!  We are glad she is finally starting to get better!  I can only imagine what kind of pain she was in.  So sad to watch your baby scream cry and be in tears and you are both completely helpless on what to do to fix it.

We both think she looks just like me in this picture!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


It seems like lately, I've come to really realize (even though I thought I had) how important family is.  I'm so thankful to be in Florida surrounded by loving family and how I always took that time for granted growing up and now that I live so far away, it's nice to come home and have all this support I don't have up there.  Life is so short and I'm thankful for them.  I guess now that I have my own family, it means so much more to me!  I witnessed the aftermath of a wreck and all I could think about was what if that was one of my loved ones?  How would they remember me?  Did they know I loved them?  I especially think of Michael and Addi.  Did I tell them I love them enough?  Did I kiss them enough?  Do I have countless memories I can look back on and smile?  Did I make their day brighter not duller?  All these questions ran through my mind and I realize how lucky I really am.  I have people to worry about and I'm sure think the same thing at times.  How lucky is that?  I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which means my family is eternal.  This past December it grew :)  I have such a wonderful in-law family too!

I'm so thankful for my eternal Father who made such a wonderful plan and that I know these aren't the last sentimental moments I'll have with my family.  I have eternity to continue having these moments :)  I read a quote that stated: "Love the people in your life because one day, He will need them back."  Yes, God will need us all back one day because there is still tons of work left on the other side.  I want to make sure on that day, it's a happy day, it's a day when everyone on the other side greets me with a smile and is very proud of me, it's the day when God says, "Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter into My Kingdom."  Although I can't wait for that day, I am also enjoying all the sentimental moments I have in this mortal life.  Another year has almost passed and this year (well last Dec 21st) I started my own family and had a beautiful baby girl on September 11 :)  I am so very blessed and I thank my Heavenly Father everyday for them.  They make my life hectic, stressful, beautiful but most of all, lucky :)

The End.

P.S. It's 4 AM and I'm up with that beautiful baby girl even though I'd much rather be asleep with that handsome man upstairs but it's ok!!  She's so cute and I just love her little self oh so much!!!