Friday, July 30, 2010

182.621099 Days Old

Wow! My baby girl is a half a year old. I can't believe it! These past 6 months have been the best of my life and they have flown right by! I love Julianna so much and I when I think about just how much I love her, it brings tears to my eyes. I feel so incredibly blessed to be her mom.

This past month Julianna has discovered so much, so fast!! She is turning into quite the explorer.

This is what's new with Jules:
  • size 2 diapers
  • still can wear 3 month clothes, but not for much longer!
  • crawling! she is fast!
  • sits up on her own
  • can pull herself up on things
  • the swing has been officially retired. :(
  • has tried green beans, peas, avocado and squash & loved all of them!
  • learning the signs for-milk, eat & Thank you
  • loves to talk baby babble
  • always on the go. she doesn't like to be in one place for too long.

I can't believe just 6 short months ago she looked like this:

& now she looks like this:

Now that Jules is 6 months, the 1st Birthday party planning has officially begun!!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sleep is Overrated

No, not for me but apparently for Julianna it is! On Monday morning my Jules figured out how to sit up on her knees and look over the crib. This was the first time I had ever seen her do anything like this, so you can imagine my surprise when I went in to check on her and found her like this:

I was excited and all "Yay my baby is learning new things!" but then this new thing she had just learned was waayy more fun than taking a nap and so we had a modified morning nap-which resulted in both of us getting a morning snooze on my bed while Daddy changed the sheets & lowered the crib mattress a notch.

So , lets cut to afternoon nap, shall we? Well, I so naively thought by lowering the mattress a notch our exploringduringnaptime would be solved and I was confident Julianna would go to sleep no problem, just as she had been doing the day before. It had been a few minutes since I heard her, so I figured she had fallen asleep and was thinking YAY problem solved!Until... when I went in to check on her and was in complete SHOCK when I found her like this:

OhEmGee!! Are you serious?? I can't believe she is standing in her crib!! She just learned how to get on her knees this morning!
How is she doing this? She is not even 6 months old yet!!

Those were all the crazy thoughts running around in my head when I saw her just standing there. I think we were both in shock that she actually managed such a victory. Of course, since standing up in your crib is waaayy more fun than actually sleeping in it, not much sleeping has been taking place in it!

Do you want to know something? Even though she has been such a rambunctious little monkey in her crib, when she sleeps in the bassinet in our room, she falls right to sleep! We plan on transitioning her to the crib full time starting this weekend and I just hope it will be a smoother transition than these past two days.

Any helpful tips that might help make this transition easier for both of us?

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p.s. the pictures are from my phone, that's why they are not the greatest!

Monday, July 26, 2010


I know some may care, some may not and some probably haven't even noticed but I apologize for my lack of blogging as of late. We have had more than enough internet issues and it has been frustrating me beyond belief! I am hoping that when AT&T comes over tomorrow/today, all of my issues will be resolved...I am definitely not holding my breath, their service has been quite, well, sucky to say the least. Maybe they will surprise me? We shall see how it goes!

Hopefully I can share some of Julianna's new & exciting happenings very soon! Jules has changed so much in just a week it is mind- bottling!
(If you know what movie the term "mind-bottling" comes from, you get a gold star!! :) )

Good night/ Morning!!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fun at the Park

Julianna had her first play day at the park yesterday! The park is only a five minute walk from our house so we have gone there multiple times but this was the first time we went to the play area. It has been VERY hot here the last few days, so we didn't stay too long but I think it was just enough time for Jules to enjoy all of the fun and exciting things around her. She loved the swings and the slide! I can't believe how much of a big girl she looks sitting in the swing all by herself! ::tear:: My baby girl is growing so fast!!

Exhausted after a day of fun

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The New Locks

There you have it, this is my new look! Having my hair this short doesn't feel as weird as I thought it would. I figured I would need some time to adjust but I feel comfortable with it, so I think that helps! I especially LOVE my color! At first I was thinking I would go lighter but changed my mind when I was waiting at the salon. You can't really tell from the picture but underneath there are a few peek-a-boo blond highlights that will sneak out if I wear my hair different ways, love that also!
Overall I really like my new do. I don't think I would be comfortable cutting my hair any shorter than this though! I was nervous if the hubby was going to like my new locks and I am happy to report that he does!! ;)

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Tomorrow is the Day...

I get a new look! My appointment is tomorrow afternoon and I am pretty nervous! I may not get it cut as short as I was originally planning on but I do plan on changing up my color a bit! I am not sure to exactly what, so I guess it will be a surprise to even me! I might even post a picture or two of my new look later this week. So be on the look out. Wish me luck!!

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thou Shalt NOT Steal

To the person who is stealing MY baby's pictures please STOP. I do not appreciate seeing her face on your "Roleplaying" site. It is sick to use my child in your fantasy world or any other child for that matter. I have NEVER given anyone permission to use her picture. So STOP STEALING!!

All fellow Mommies: I HIGHLY encourage you to start watermarking your photographs. I can't explain the rush that I felt when I saw my precious baby's pictures on a some stranger's site, using them for a "game". My stomach was and still is turning, I wish I could have crawled thru the interwebz and removed them myself at that very moment. I know this is the risk one takes when they write for the whole world to see- Anyone, anywhere can have a glimpse into your life and try to take what doesn't belong to them. I hope nobody else will experience what I am feeling at this moment but sadly, I know I am not the first, nor will I be the last.

This is the website I found my pictures on- Polyvore. It is suppose to be mainly about fashion and for those who like to try and create what they call "sets"- a group of pictures to create various looks, but I guess some do not use it in that way and choose to STEAL pictures of babies from blogs and role play with them. Yuck.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Do I Need This?

Now that Jules has been started on the road of solids, I find myself wanting to make the next foods she will be eating instead of buying them already made.I never thought I would want to make my own baby food but here I am, excited to get started! While doing some research I came across this gadget: the Beaba Babycook

I know it's not exactly cheap and I wonder if the Beaba is actually worth the $$$. So, my question is- If you make your own baby food, do you own one of these? Is it worth the investment? Any tips that will help me become Top baby food Chef?

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Entering the Land of Solids

Julianna had her first taste of oatmeal! I wasn't expecting her to enjoy her first taste of solids so much but I was pleasantly surprised that she did! She kept grabbing my hand to bring the spoon closer to her mouth and even tried to grab the bowl from me a few times. If Jules was this excited about oatmeal, I can only imagine how excited she will be with the other new flavors that will be coming her way! And Now that we are entering the land of solids,I hear we will be entering the land of "real" poop next. True or False?
First bite!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day!!

We had a great 4th of July-Church, lunch, lounging and we even got to watch fireworks in our front yard courtesy of the neighbors! I hope everyone had a great day!!

Jules with her Lita

Having fun with Uncle

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Change is in the Air

You know those people who don't think twice about chopping off their hair and getting a new and improved style? Well, I am not really one of them. I get a little bit anxious and cause myself unnecessary stress when I think about going in for a major style change, I attribute this to being traumatized by a horrible haircut that I got when I was in the 5th grade.

Basically the story goes like this...My mom made my brother and I appointments to get our haircut after school one day. No big deal, just a trim right? WRONG! Apparently my mom and the hairstylist thought I would look cuter with a new "hip" style. They both assured me I was going to look soooo cute and my hair would like healthier, blah,blah,blah.

Even though I didn't want to cut my hair I agreed. I think it was because both my mom and the stylist seemed so excited about it and of course me being 10,I believed they probably knew what they were talking about. Well lets just say when she turned me around to look at myself in the mirror, everyone in the whole salon knew how I felt and I mean EVERYONE!

When I saw myself in the mirror I was shocked! I started crying, not just a few tears...I was bawling! You would think by my reaction the stylist should have known how I felt about that super cute cut she promised me. I guess she was still unsure because she asked me how liked it and I proceeded to tell her how ugly and horrible it was and how much I hated it. I hated it so much that I locked myself in the bathroom at the salon. I was very dramatic I know, but I was so upset and embarrassed by the way I looked. I think I was in their for a good 20 minutes before I finally came out. My hair eventually got sort of "fixed" and I ended up with chin length hair. Not exactly the look I was going for to start off my middle school career. Eventually my hair did grow back and all was right with my world again!

All of that to say... I plan on cutting my hair and getting a new look!I have been saying this for a few months now but I think I am finally ready. Don't get me wrong, there is still a part of me who is a little nervous,but I am kind of excited at the same time. I like that with long hair you can be pretty versatile and I worry that with shorter hair I will be "stuck" doing the same style all of the time but I also like that my wash and blow dry time will be cut in half! So I finally did it, I made an appointment! ::Eeekk::

This is how my hair looks now:

I would like something like these styles. I might try and keep it a little longer though, just to prevent myself from having a panic attack!

Oh! I was also given 2 awards! Thank you Mama Hen! She is so sweet and her Little Chick is
adorable!! Go check her out!

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