Friday, November 27, 2009

My little flower girl.

Tis the season full of cold weather, snow pants, mittens and beanies! It's something I'm not used to thinking about... Autumn doesn't have enough (or any) hair to keep her little head warm with winter knocking on our doorsteps. I recently became addicted to Etsy and thanks to Cindy, I don't have to worry about that anymore. Autumn recently received a beanie from Cindy's esty shop, Lemon Drop Baby. She specializes in headbands, bows, flowers and beanies. This beanie not only keeps Autumn's head warm, it's super cute with the over sized flower! Now Autumn can enjoy the winter in style. Daddy's not a huge fan of the flower, but he loves the beanie :-) Thank you Cindy for the beautiful beanie and flower. Autumn loves it!

It matched Autumn's Thanksgiving outfit so well!

My beautiful baby girl!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Autumn had her first holiday ever yesterday! We went to my aunt's house in Fremont for the Davis get-together. Autumn did better than I expected... I thought she was going to be super overwhelmed and scream the whole time, but she didn't. She slept the whole way there (over an hour drive) and slept the whole way back. She didn't get a good nap while we were there, so she was a little fussy. She didn't mind being passed around a little bit, as long as she wasn't looking at them. LOL. She had to have mommy in her view at ALL times! But also she didn't get to bed til about 1 am this morning. UGH! Power nursing up until then. She did, however, sleep until after 9 am. So I'm not complaining about that one bit ;-)

I know, it'll be no time before Autumn's rolling over! She's starting to push off with her right foot (while she's on her back) and has half of her butt off the ground. Such a big girl! I know they roll from their tummy to their back first, but it's just amazing to watch her exercise herself like that.
We had our Christmas pictures taken this past Sunday. I can't wait to show you guys pictures. I'll post them on here as soon as I get them. I've been so busy doing hair lately, I haven't had much time to sit down and relax for myself. It's nice to have the whole day to myself today!

I hope ya'll had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 16, 2009

No pain, No gain

Autumn had her 2 month check up today along with her first round of vaccines. I knew going into the appointment that I was going to cry watching Autumn be in pain, but it still hit me pretty hard watching her go from "Ooo, that didn't feel good", to extremely beet red, to screaming and tears! It took me about 5 minutes to calm her down and eventually she nursed. I welled up with tears when she got the shots, but as soon as the nurse left, my own fountain got turned on. So sad to see your baby in pain and hurting :-( But it's for the best and she'll never remember it anyways.

On a better note... My big girl weighs 11 lbs 15 oz and is 23 1/4 inches long. She's growing so fast! Her pediatrician is absolutely amazed by how advanced Autumn is with brain development. She already doing things that they were expecting until her 4 month checkup (like observing her hands and following me at greater distances). The doctor looks forward to Autumn's checkups because she just loves watching her grow up. She even commented on how much hair Autumn has grown back already :-) That's my girl! Grow mommy some hair. LOL.

Autumn also had a photo shoot last week with Wendy Ingraham and I can't wait to get those pictures back. I will post them on here as soon as I can.

I will also note that I'm very proud of my baby girl for sleeping 8 hours the past 2 nights. She's been going to bed super late though (after 11pm) so I'm trying something out by not putting her back to sleep right away after 8 am (cuz I like to sleep til 10 am) and that way she's more tired at night. It's worked 1 night so far. We'll see if my theory really works.

I also recently ordered Autumn's Thanksgiving outfit that I've had my eye on for quite some time. It's from baby Gap and I absolutely LOVE that store! Too bad it's so darn expensive. So I'm gonna try not to buy that much stuff from there (especially since she'll outgrow it so fast). But leave it to special occasions that I'll buy her cute things from there. I also got her Christmas outfit from there too. So cute! Can't wait to show you pictures!!!

But for now, please enjoy a picture of Autumn that just makes my heart melt!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Cloth Bum

I absolutely love my bumgenius diapers! Since a huge difference from my gdiapers to these. It hold a lot more in, I don't have to worry about getting poop on my hands when I remove the insert. LOL. And I'm patiently waiting for my cloth wipes to come in the mail too. Can't wait to start using those. Right now I just use Pampers, but I accidentally throw them in the diaper pail and they don't wash very nicely. Yuck! Also, I'm not a huge fan of putting alcohol on her little bum :-( I wouldn't do it do myself, so why should I do it to her? I did have a little accident with Autumn SOAKING herself once... But she was wearing her daytime insert and took a longer nap than expected... Silly girl. So she just got another bath ;-) I'm planning on ordering some different diapers right now for night time, but I'm not 100% sure on what I'm getting yet. Enjoy Autumn little cloth bum ;-)

She's starting to look at her hands.

Love the cloth bum :-) My favorite!

Happy girl!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

7 weeks

I haven't posted in a while because not much has changed. Autumn's starting to talk her little heart out and it just makes my day every time! I love our morning little chats and hope they continue through the rest of her life! The past few nights have been a struggle for me because she was waking up every 3 hours to eat when she easily could sleep 6 hours not too long before that. But I think her growth spurt was lasting a bit longer than we expected because last night she slept 7 hours and then 4 after that! Do you think I got that much sleep? NO! After 3 hours, I was up every hour to make sure she was ok. HAHA. I just wasn't used to it after the previous nights. Hopefully she sleeps that long again and I am able to sleep as well.

Autumn finally gets to meet her Aunt Sissy today for the first time since she was born :-D Jordan's sister (Jessie) moved down to Florida before Autumn was due to go to college. But since things didn't work out, she's home and is coming over tonight. I'm so excited, I can't imagine how excited Jessie it!!! Definitely will post some pictures. But for now, enjoy some of the pics I took today!

I just love her double chin and cheeks!

Oooh, check out that hand! What is that? ;-)

Classic poop face! LOVE IT!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Blondes have more fun!

Autumn's starting to grow hair on the top of her head again and it's coming in THICK and BLONDE!!!! So there goes my redhead theory. LOL. She's starting to talk more on a regular basis, especially when I'm changing her diapers. And she's finally sleeping (during the day) in her crib and not upstairs by me. Yeah, I'll admit, it drove me crazy at first. But now I'm enjoying it more.

I finally gave up on my gDiapers this weekend. They were a disaster with her leaking through them almost every changing and getting expensive with multiple sizes and the inserts. So I switched to bumgenius and I'm loving them like crazy already! I love the night-time insert that holds SOOO much that her little bum feels dry after a changing. And they're so gosh darn cute! I think I might have to steal Jen's post on Cloth Diapering 101 once I get things going. HAHA. Yes Jen, your blog post did make me switch and I'm so glad! I even love her oversized cloth bum :-) Also, this may sound crazy, but I absolutely love doing laundry, so washing cloth diapers doesn't bother me one bit.

Sorry, no pictures today :-( I'll take some once her cradle cap on her face goes away. Silly girl. LOL

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thumbs up!

This morning Autumn found her hands! She was laying down on my legs and brought her hand up to her mouth and starting sucking. Eventually her thumb found its way into her mouth and she sucked on that for a few seconds. It was so cute and I was so glad to get it on camera! She even did it again when I was changing her later (after she soaked through yet another diaper... UGH!)

Speaking of diapers. I'm really sick of my gdiapers. I thought they were such a neat idea with the whole biodegradable/disposable inserts. However, they don't hold that much for as much as my little girl pees! It seems like I have to change her outfit almost after every nap. Today was the worst, she completely soaked through the front and got wet half way up her belly. So, last week I had enough and ordered some cloth diapers from bumgenius. I've heard a lot of great things about this diapers! I didn't get them at first because when I checked the price, they seemed to expensive. However, getting the gdiapers, I'm almost spending as much as I would on disposable diapers. And I'm all about saving money! I also got the gdiapers for Jordan too. He was not a huge fan on cloth diapers, but he's only changed her diaper twice since she's been home from the hospital! And cloth diapers are less messy than the gdiapers (because you have to take out the insert and throw them away or flush them). So when I researched the bumgenius diapers again, I noticed that they came down in price (almost the same as the gdiaper shells) and you only have to pay 1 upfront cost. PERFECT! I don't mind washing diapers at all either, because I'm doing it anyways with the gdiaper shells, since she pees through them almost every diaper change. I should receive the bumgenius diapers either tomorrow or wednesday. So I will let you know what I think about them :-)

Also, Autumn's starting to talk/coo a lot more often and to a lot more people. She'll almost always give everyone a smile. Especially mommy and grandma :-) But my dad just came home for lunch and talked with Autumn while I was eating my lunch. It was so cute. Just melts my heart the way she's interacting with me and my family more often! I just love my baby girl!

Please enjoy some pictures from Autumn's new find today!

"Ooo, that's different!"

Next came the thumb...

And it found its way into her mouth :-)