12.03.2013

4 Months ( a little late)

We have been busy over here!

Sam was baptized on the 25th and we had family in town to celebrate. We then packed up what felt like the whole house to spend Thanksgiving in Fitzpatrick. Sam also had his 4 month check up on the 3rd where he literally measured off the chart with his height! We expected the long legs, but we were completely caught off guard when the Dr. told us Sam had bronchitis and an ear infection! I stayed home with him the next day and by the end of day I was feeling funny...went to the Doctor yesterday, "Well Ma'am you have walking pneumonia". WONDERFUL! Only a matter of time before tayphil joins me....

On a brighter note, Sam is laughing (at his Dad constantly), rolling over, sleeping 10+ hours a night, eating cereal and just yesterday he reached out for Lola, petted her and then the biggest smile came over him followed by the cutest giggle I have ever heard! Be still my heart!


A little recap of the last several weeks:

Wedding China and silverware, my Grandmothers silver goblets and pitcher
filled with blue Hydrangeas and Babies Breath and vintage acorn salt shakers.

Sam could barely get one arm in the gown I wore, so we had this sweet one made.
Taylor was a good sport, but drew the line when I tried for the bonnet :)





Sam's first Thanksgiving!

his shoes lasted all of 10 minutes

sick baby :(

This is the one, Mom!
does not get any better than this!
what a difference!

11.02.2013

'Round Here...

These past 2 months have been crazy! Sam is growing like a weed and has been sleeping in his crib the last 2 weeks! It has been great, but I will admit to falling asleep watching him on the baby monitor :) He is like a little Houdini, turning in complete circles and waking up on the complete opposite side of the crib. I am at a loss on how he can maneuver in such ways.

Sam 1 week-3 months

We went to St George Island in the middle of October. Sam did not see a whole lot of beach action, but it was a great break!

Roll Tide! 
This was Taylor's outfit when he was a baby :)


And lastly,
  I said goodbye to my sweet family at Marjorie Johnston and Co and have joined the team at Signature Homes. A bitter sweet decision, but excited to see what is in store for the future!

missing Ivey and Sumner in this picture!




9.09.2013

Loves of Lately : : Baby Edition

When I first found out I was expecting I thought I will never be prepared or have everything I need to keep Sam healthy and happy.  I am by no means saying I have this whole thing figured out, but I have found some products that make life a little easier for baby and mommy.

loves of lately


1.  FirstYear App: It has been so great. It keeps track of feedings, weight gain and everything in between.
2. Skip Hop Changing Station: A diaper bag all rolled into one! Throw it in your purse and your good to go. 
3. Bobby Changing Pad Liners: These are so great to have on hand. Diaper changing gets messy (especially if you have a bouncing baby boy!) and these liners simply lay on top and can be thrown in the wash much quicker than having to remove the whole changing pad cover every time there is a little mess :) 
4. SwaddleMe: If you struggle with swaddling like I do, these guys are amazing! Sam sleeps great in these and they help calm him down if  he gets in a mood. 
5. Munchkin Microwave Sterilizer: Quick and easy bottle sterilizer that won't break the bank!
6. Mr. Brown's Deluxe Electric Bottle Warmer: this bottle warmer warms bottles and gives you the peace of mind that it is the correct temp!
7. Pee-Pee Teepees: Hilarious name and I am pretty sure my mom got these for me as a joke, but they have prevented several casualties.