Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A day at the beach...

Savannah and I went to the beach last Saturday with my cousin Beth, her girls, our friend Britny and her little boy. It was so much fun. The weather was great. A little on the windy side but that made it feel cooler out. Savannah was very well behaved. I put her feet in the water and she wiggled her toes in the sand. She loves being outdoors which I am so thankful for. Afterwards, we walked over to The Spot and ate. They have awesome veggie burgers and their waffle fries are delicious.

Oh and I forgot to mention...Savannah had to wear a size 4 diaper on the way home because her momma forgot to check her diaper bag before we left to make sure she had enough. I guess it is a lesson learned. lol. Thankfully Beth had a spare!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Figuring out baby...

So Savannah has not been a happy baby. It's weird. She was the perfect little thing until she turned a month old. I remember the day she just kept crying and crying. We were in Florida (without Pat) and I just wanted to cry right along with her. I actually did. No one could soothe her except her bath but as soon as she got out it was back to screaming. My mom was a big help. We thought she was getting sick but that wasn't the case. Well fast forward to three months and we are possibly getting somewhere, finally. The doctor put her on Prevacid a couple weeks back. I was giving it to her but she would still have fits so then I thought I would try Similac Sensitive for fussiness and gas and not give her the medicine. This was last Tuesday. She is doing so much better. She cries but she is a baby. She doesn't freak out to where we can't soothe her. I am hoping it will all finally get better and not go back to how it was again.

I am completely done with pumping. Savannah is a formula fed baby now. I am proud for giving her breast milk until she was 2 months old and then being occasionally formula supplemented until 3 months old. Then I gave her breast milk bottles at night until I finally decided I was done. I wasn't sure if it was my milk that was making her tummy hurt so I wanted to start formula only.

Today we went to our god daughters first dance recital. She was all too cute up there dancing her little heart out and all dolled up. She sure is growing up fast!!! Savannah loved it and actually watched the show. She was just staring at the stage the whole time and didn't make a peep. She barely napped today so maybe tonight she'll sleep through the night for me...lol. She has yet to do it and I wish for that night every time I get ready for bed. Hopefully it will be soon....Wish me luck!

Monday, May 16, 2011

My thumb sucking three month old...

Savannah is already 3 months old!!! These last few months sure have gone by fast. She is sitting in her bumbo, jumping in her jumperoo, getting very strong and laughing and cooing when people talk to her. It is so awesome. She has started sucking her thumb and fingers. It is so cute but I would rather her take a paci. At least I could take that away when it's time. I still give her one during the day but she usually just plays with it. The Prevacid that she is on seems to be working really well. She is such a happy baby for the most part of the day now. She does get cranky at the end of the day so I am thinking the medicine might wear off a little too soon for her. But she is soooo much better.

We had a great weekend. Savannah went to her first car show at Clear Lake VW. It was suchn a beautiful day. Pat had some work to do at his shop in the evening so Savannah and I went to my cousins and hung out for a bit then went to my Uncles for the rest of the night. We were outside all day. I love when it's this nice out. Today Pat and I went to a swap meet with my step dad and uncle. We got an old Radio Flyer that Pat wants to redo. We're thinking of putting a wooden floor in it. It's going to look awesome when it's done. The rest of the day we just hung out inside lounging around. We took the baby for a walk and then she went to sleep. I went to the neighbors and enjoyed the outside some more. I hope we continue to have this awesome weather.

Here is some proof that our daughter is a thumb sucker...hehe

Have a great week!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My First Mother's Day!....

Today was an amazing day. We cooked out at my parents house and hung out for the day. We had steaks (I had a Tofurkey Kielbasia sausage), potatoes, and fresh corn on the cob. It was all cooked on the grill and it was delicious. For dessert, I cut a banana in half and added marshmallows and chocolate bar and wrapped it in tinfoil and put it on the grill. It was soooo yummy. The banana was all mushy and the marshmallows and chocolate melted. After we ate, we all played some air hockey. When we got home Savannah and I took a nice walk around the neighborhood. I am trying to get her used to her Beco carrier so once we go to NY I can use it at the airport. She likes it sometimes and then others she screams her little head off.

I got an awesome Vera Bradley hipster and wallet from Patrick and Savannah. I also got a stepping stone from my parents with Savannah's feet prints in them. It is so special. Ally got me a card with coupons for a free car wash from her and a free meal. Lol. She's too sweet.

Today couldn't have been any better. Savannah has added so much joy into my life and I am so happy to be a Momma. She has changed both Pat and I so much and I can't wait to watch her grow. She is changing more and more every day. I can't wait for her first time to roll over, walk, word and the list goes on. I just love her to pieces.

I hope you all had an amazing weekend I know I sure did!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Flashback Friday...

Since this weekend is Mother's Day I thought I would post a picture of my mom and I. I was probably only a month or so old in that picture. My mom is so amazing. And she is making an even better Grandma to my baby. She helps me out a lot since Pat works so much and I am so grateful to have her down here. I don't know what I would have done if she was still in New York.

It is crazy to think that I get to celebrate Mother's Day this year. It still hits me sometimes that I am a mom. I am so afraid that I am going to mess up raising Savannah. It's hard work being a mommy. Pat and I turned out pretty good so I think we'll do just fine! I hope she listens to her parents, isn't a brat, respects her elders, eats her fruits and veggies and just loves us with all her heart.

Right now I call her my crabby patty. She has been worse than normal with her fussiness and crying. I took her to the Dr. today because she's been pulling at her ear. She is 12 and a half pounds already. Her ear looked good and she isn't teething so the Dr. put her on Prevacid and we are going to give it a week and see if that helps her. I hope it does. I hate seeing my baby scream in pain and there is nothing I can do for her. When I get super stressed out about things Pat reminds me that it will only get better from here. I know it will but I need to be told that every once in a while.

I hope all you momma's out there have an amazing Mother's Day. I hope the weather is perfect, you get lots of goodies from your loved ones and you can sit on the couch and drink wine all day!