Monday, February 29, 2016

Weekending + Some Charlotte Updates

Happy Leap Year Day! Is it just me, or does everyone else feel like this should be a holiday. Ya know, the kind where you don't have to go to work? Especially after staying up wayyy past your bedtime to watch Leo D. get his 1st Oscar?! Give me all the coffees today.
This past Friday was my "off" Friday, so me, my mom and Charlotte headed to a boutique warehouse sale across the Alabama state line. I got Char an adorable bubble romper and a precious smocked pink dress for Easter. Mom got Charlotte and Walker coordinating summer outfits. I can't wait to get their pictures done in these outfits! Seriously precious!
Char also turned 7 months old on Friday! Stay tuned for our 1st official baby update on the blog! ..only 7 months late! ;)
  She's just growing up too fast! Not going to lie, I've already been planning and buying little things for her birthday! And I'm not even ashamed! Haha! Friday night she conked out around 6 pm, which was great at the time. Me and Ethan watched a couple episodes of Fuller House and the first couple episodes of Mad Men {Kinda slow.. someone please tell me it picks up?!} But it was all fun and games until she decided to wake up Saturday morning at 3:50 full of energy and smiles and ready to start her day! Ha! Joke was on me..
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Saturday {after some morning naps} was full of cleaning and unpacking around our house. We've been moved in since November, so it's about time we don't see cardboard boxes tucked anywhere and everywhere. I wish I had a before and after picture to show, but that is something I'd be embarrassed about! I also went through Charlotte's clothes again and weeded about anything smaller than 6 months. Ugh, seriously so depressing! Why do babies have to get so big, so fast?! 
{Some adorable shots from Friday to ease the pain of her getting big!}

More fun Char news.. she crawled her first "crawls".. "steps".. she kind of crawled for the first time! Haha! I have no idea how to word that! She's been rocking on her hands and knees for awhile now and can move her hands, but hasn't figured out that the knees need to move too. Well Saturday we sat her in the middle of our living room rug for a second so we could grab her bottle and she wasn't having it, especially with no toys around. She got into position and took 3 or 4 very quick crawls, knees included! Both me and Ethan were able to see her do that for the 1st time, so that was special to us! I just stood there with my mouth open and kept glancing at my phone thinking "I should be recording this!"
She also stood up in her crib for the 1st time. Hello, dropping the mattress time! And is teething hardcore. Poor thing is all drool and chew. I hope her little tooth pops through soon!

{Waking up from a Sunday nap like..}

Sunday was pretty low key. Church in the morning, followed by a lazy, cuddly day at home. Charlotte was glued to me all day thanks to her swollen gums. Poor baby. I got some accomplished, but really not as much as I would have liked. Hopefully this week I can continue to unpack the boxes that I've strategically placed around the house. Like the picture frames to be hung in the living room and the miscellaneous box of tubber ware in the kitchen!
Hope everyone has an awesome Leap Day Monday! Here's to hoping the next time Leap Day rolls around it's considered a real holiday and I'm still hanging out at home in my pjs!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Life Lately

I meant to do a Weekending Recap. I really did. But Monday came and Monday went. And I thought well.. I've missed my chance to link up with anyone. Same for Tuesday. Whatever. I'll get back into the swing of things. I promise!
So since it's Wednesday and next weekend is as close as last weekend..
we'll just do a photo dump. Aka.. Life Lately.
Char is now almost 7 months old! And I've done 0 monthly updates.. Oops. For someone who kept up with weekly bump updates, I've sure slacked on actual baby updates! I do update every month on Instagram! You can follow me there at @klm61210. I've become quite obsessed with "micro" blogging on there!

This past weekend was such pretty weather! Highs in the 70s with a touch of a cool breeze! We grabbed a few toys and a blanket and hung out outside while Ethan washed my car. And by washed my car, I mean he deep cleaned, wiped, vacuumed, the works! My car looks ah-maze-ing! Thanks, Babe!


I just realized I've never done a house tour! Dang.. I'm such a blogger slacker. Maybe soon. We've GOT to hang some stuff on the walls like bad! That will have to happen before I go showing pictures! Haha!

All of Char's kitty dreams came true. See, we have a cat and he couldn't give two poops about Char. I think he feels like his place as "the baby" has been taken from him. I mean, he's right. It has. But he won't give her the time of day and is actually a lot sweeter when she's not around. Anyways, my neighbor's cat is the sweetest, most loving cat ever. And he gave Char the kitty attention she's always dreamed about. Her day was made. Granted.. we need to work on "petting" and not so much "pulling hair out." We'll get there.

Did you know they make baby Ray Bans?! Yes, for real. $60 baby sunglasses. I mean, she real cute. But not even Mommy gets real sunglasses. Sorry, Charleigh.
{Side note: we thought about calling Char "Charleigh" as a nickname. It never stuck while I was pregnant while "Char" did.}
I've been working on Shutterfly books like they're going out of style. I've knocked out my birth photography, Charlotte's newborn session, her 6 month pictures we just took {which I need to share because they're adorable!}, and now I'm working on her NICU book. Her NICU book is hard. I've had to stop a few times because it makes me sad. But then I come across pictures like the one below where I got to hold her for the 1st time at 8 days old and I'm so happy I have those pictures. She needs to see what God did for her when she was born. How He touched and healed her little body and gave the doctors such wisdom to treat her as best as possible.

Speaking of those 6 months pictures, here's one of my favorites! We'll call this a sneak peek!

Big Girl celebrated her 1st Valentine's Day with a photo shoot put on by her Mamarazzi. It went ok. I think she knows when I want to take adorable 1st holiday pictures and she acts like a total turd and won't smile. Out of the 40 pictures I took. This was the best one..

Oh, and don't even get me started on the tutu I made her. Thank God I didn't spend more than $12 on the supplies and about an hour making it. Because she was not feeling it. At. All.

Ok, that's enough for now. This has turned into a "how much random can I get in one post" kind of post.
Maybe we'll get back to a more structured, scheduled posting.
Just maybe. ;) 

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