Sunday, February 28, 2010

One month letter

"She lays down there beside her ‘Til her eyes are finally closed And just watchin’ her it breaks her heart Cause she already knows It won’t be like this for long One day soon that little girl is gonna be All grown up and gone Yeah, this phase is gonna fly by So, she's tryin’ to hold on ‘Cause it won’t be like this for long It won’t be like this for long" ~Darius Rucker

Dear Julianna,

Wow! I can not believe you are one month old today! What an amazing month it has been taking care of you, knowing you and most importantly loving you. I still can't believe you are mine and I thank God everyday for bringing you into my life. My love for you grows more and more every time I see your gorgeous little face. You have changed so much in the last month and I know you will continue to change and grow even more as time flies by. I have moments when I look at you and can't help but look at you in amazement and know that right now you are my tiny little baby who needs me for everything but it won't be this way forever and that is when I get tears rolling down my cheek. I know this the way life is suppose to be, people grow older, seasons change, the world continues to turn and there is nothing you can do to stop time from going forward. So for now I will cherish you as my tiny little baby girl and not rush time. I will enjoy each new day that I get to spend taking care of you, knowing you and most importantly loving you.

I love you Jules

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The joys of Motherhood:

#50-Showering,washing your hair and changing into clean clothes almost guarantees that you will be spit up on...oh well, maybe this is a baby's way of marking their territory. Good thing she is sooo freakin adorable!!

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Friday, February 19, 2010

After Baby Q & A

  • How far along were you when you had your baby? 39 weeks 2 days.
  • How long was labor? too long... 36 hours, before i had the c-section
  • Total weight gain: 18 lbs.
  • Total weight loss since: 24 lbs!
  • Back into your own clothes yet? I can fit into all my shirts just fine. I can wear most of my jeans but it feels kind of weird.... its been soo long since I have worn pants with buttons and a zipper!
  • Did you get stretch marks? I unfortunately already had some pre-pregnancy, but no new ones!!!
  • Did you deliver vaginally or by c-section? c-section! I will not be going VBAC for the next baby!
  • Best moment this week: dressing her up to see the clothes that fit her now!
  • What I miss about being pregnant: I LOVED feeling her move inside me!
  • How big is baby: 7 lbs 7oz. as of 2 weeks old
  • Baby's temperament? So far she is pretty laid back! She pretty much only fusses when she is hungry or has a dirty diaper
  • What I am looking forward to: I can't wait til we can make her laugh!!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

My Little Valentine

This song by Celine Dion, describes perfectly the way I feel for my precious baby. It is the perfect song for Valentine's Day. I love you Julianna Rose! Happy Valentine's Day!

You're my life's one miracle, everything I've done that's good
And you break my heart with tenderness and I confess it's true
I never knew a love like this till you

You're the reason I was born, now I finally know for sure
And I'm overwhelmed with happiness, so blessed to hold you close
The one that I love most with all the future has so much for you in store
Who could ever love you more?

The nearest thing to heaven you're my angel from above
Only God creates such perfect love

When you smile at me, I cry and to save your life I'll die
With a romance that is pure heart you are my dearest part
Whatever it requires, I live for your desires
Forget my own, your needs will come before
Who could ever love you more?

Well there is nothing you could ever do to make me stop, loving you
And every breath I take is always for your sake
You sleep inside my dreams and know for sure
Who could ever love you more?

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Photo Shoot

Jules had her first photo shoot yesterday! My wonderful sister in-law came over and took some pictures for her birth announcements and Valentine's Day cards. Julianna was a great little model! Here are a few pictures from the day. <3

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

1 week

Jules is one week old today! I can't believe I have been a mom for one week already...crazy! Julianna is such a good baby! She is so peaceful and only fusses when she has a dirty diaper. The doggies have been so good with her, I was surprised they did so well when we brought her home. They love sniffing her and giving her the occasional lick on the foot! Today she had her 1 week checkup and she was a perfect little angel! The doctor said she is healthy and everything looked great! She is back up to her birth weight of 7.2! Here is my beautiful girl on her 1 week birthday! <3 href="" target="_blank">Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Star is Born

After laboring a long 36 hours, and being given 2 rounds of cervidil,9 hours of pitocin and having
my water broken, I still had only dialated to 2cm. I was exhausted, Chad was exhausted and I'm sure my baby was exhausted. My doctor finally decided it was time for a c-section. So finally with much anticipation at 2:35pm on January 28, 2010 Julianna Rose made her long awaited debut!!

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