Friday, May 31, 2013

Three Months

Jules turned three months on Monday! We were in Tyler, TX that day, and I totally forgot to take a picture of her! Luckily I randomly take pictures of her all the time, so here's the best one from that day. Not my best work, but it will do!

I can't believe how fast she is growing! She is too big for her bassinet I kept next to the bed, so she has started sleeping in her crib in the nursery. She doesn't seem to mind at all, but I have had some separation anxiety! She has also started sleeping through the night sometimes! She will wake up occasionally  to eat around 3 or 4 AM, but most of the time she will sleep until 6:30. 

It is so fun to watch her play with her toys now. She is finally getting enough hand eye coordination to reach out and grab things. The baby gym is still giving her hours of entertainment every day, especially if we attach a new toy to it every once in a while. 

Jules is pretty much able to hold her head up all on her own, but she does have a flop every now and then. Now that she can hold her head up and look around, she doesn't mind being held so much, especially if you are helping her sit up. I need to start looking for a Bumbo or something similar so she can sit up a little on her own. 

She has also started sucking on her two fingers, just like her Auntie J used to do!

I am loving this stage, and trying to appreciate every moment. She is growing up WAY too fast!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

My New Job

Today was my last day of work. In name only, since I haven't actually worked since February. But today I went and turned in my computer, gave my badge back and walked out the door for the last time.

I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be able to stay home with Jules, but it was still really hard. For the last eleven years (oh man I'm getting old) I have supported myself, and being independent was (and still is) a big part of my identity. Depending on Steve financially is going to take some getting used to! Luckily Steve is dependable or it would be even harder!!

Even though the motherhood chapter of my life started eleven months ago when I found out I was pregnant, I feel like today is the real close of my old life and the start of my new one. I'm excited, scared, and a little sad all at the same time!

Luckily my new job comes with lots of perks:
-a really cute boss with super kissable cheeks
- no dress code
- nap time
- opportunities and the time to serve others
- payment in smiles and baby cuddles

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Two Months!

Two months old!! I can't believe it! Actually, she's two months and one week old... But this picture was taken on her two month birthday! I swear she's grown even in the last week.

Jules is getting to be more fun every day.  She has started to smile, which is SO much fun. She is especially smiley in the mornings. She even tries to smile while she's eating which is hilarious and messy at the same time... She is still a great sleeper, and has started sleeping 5 hours at a time at night. A few nights she has even slept 7 hours, but I couldn't enjoy it since I was up making sure she was still breathing... (will the paranoid mommy phase ever end?) She also has started cooing, and can lift her head for a while before she lets it drop again.

She has decided that she doesn't like to be held very much, and is the happiest when she is laying down on her own and able to kick her feet. Maybe she'll be a soccer player? She loves her little baby gym, and is just starting to figure out that when she hits or kicks one of the toys it makes a noise. I know I should be happy that I am able to get more done since I don't have to hold her all day, but I miss all the baby snuggles!

Happy two months baby girl!