Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Laila Love

Life lately according to my phone...

Plus a million others...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Value of a Shower

So...we are enjoying the extremely highs and lows of our new life. Our baby is a doll, but I'm finding that there is not much time in the busy sleep-eat-poop-repeat schedule to actually take a shower. Sunday, I actually got to take a shower AND blow dry AND style my hair AND put on make up all because Michael was there. Then Monday Michael woke up sick which means that Monday and Tuesday became quite comical trying to take a shower. I didn't mind being in my pjs all day. I didn't mind not having make up or not being able to do the dishes or anything else for that matter because I was able to snuggle/bounce walk my little lady around the house to keep her calm. All I wanted was a shower or even better, a BATH!
Well, Monday night after a bit of fussiness, I got Laila to sleep and I quickly started the bath water. I rapidly jumped in to soak in every wonderful moment only to discover the water was not hot! It was barely warm. I turned it all the way and still no hot water. The disappointment is very hard to describe, but I assure you it was extreme.

Tuesday was a bit of a rough day. Laila sleeps pretty well during the night. She wakes up every 3 hours to eat and is pretty good about going back to sleep. But the rest of the day, she was pretty fussy and grumpy. Michael came home sick from work and I was getting pretty frazzled/emotional from the combination of events. (Like I said, we have extreme highs and lows going on here.) There was a stint in the afternoon where she was asleep and I was going to get in the shower, but it was too hot to take a hot shower. I just rested and did some reading. Then it was evening time and after a few hormonal tears, all I wanted was a shower. Michael had a break, baby was semi-asleep, therefore, I dashed into the bathroom and started to get ready only to have the doorbell ring with some friends stopping by. Shower time= canceled!
Needless to say, by the end of the night, I was crying and laughing that all I wanted was a shower. What.A.Day.
Good news is that the sun rises on new days and I did get a shower today AND I dried my hair too. So it's funny how each day is so different and how looking back, I think what was the big deal? Why was I so emotional? Oh well. C'est la vie.

I just hope that I can keep this Little Lady happy and healthy even if I am a crazy person!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

So this is Love...

Obviously from THIS post, you can tell what an amazing catch I have in a husband. But I sure do enjoy seeing him as a dad. I love seeing his wedding ring in this picture. (And, of course, all of the chubbyness of my baby)

These two sure make me happy that I know that I get to keep them FOREVER! What an amazing gift!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

2 weeks and I just can't get enough

My Little Lady is asleep on my chest as I write this and I do not want to put her down even if it means less sleep for me. I just can't get enough! We are both certainly adjusting to our new life, but I just cannot get enough of her cuddles, or her coos, or her funny faces. I love it all! How has it already been two weeks since my heart was stolen? Just look at those adorable cheeks!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Her Royal Bottom

What a crazy couple of weeks! Laila's timing couldn't have been better. She came right before my family's Spring Break. So the whole family (minus Annie) was able to come down and meet our Little Lady. She sure was spoiled.

I'm pretty sure the whole week, her royal bottom never touched the ground. Someone was always holding her. She got to meet her Great Grandparents from the Ostler side. (It's their 1st Great Grandchild)

She also got to meet her Great-Grandma Cook (She's the 13th Great Grandchild) She'll get to meet Great-Grandpa Cook at the end of May.

She was spoiled by Grandma and Grandpa Ostler. (A little odd calling my parents grandparents)

And super loved on by her Aunts and Uncle Will.

It was nice to have my family here. They were super helpful. The majority of the family left on Saturday and my mom left on Monday. Baby wise, we are fine. Although, saying good bye to my mom Monday morning was not easy. I felt like, 'what am I going to do now?' But we have been slowly adjusting to life. Adelaide is a wonderful baby and I just cannot get enough of her perfection. Who knew you could ever love someone this much!?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

So Last Wednesday...

So... my Wednesday to do-list was...
-Finish Maternity Sub Plans (phew! I got this checked off.)
-After School Meetings
-Dr's Appt
-Try new Spinach, chicken enchiladas for dinner
-AND...hang up the mobile and blog about Baby's recently finished nursery!

Well, clearly the bottom portion of the list was never accomplished due to the fact that we were at the hospital. Never accomplished, until now! (The cleaning was finished thanks to my mom.)
Michael has been working on this room for some time. And I've been not-so-patiently waiting to put it together. I will be completely honest when I say, I LOVE IT. Everything just fell into place that way. I feel like that never happens. I get too ADHD to pick a specific concept or commit to certain themes or furniture, etc.

However, this is Adelaide's room. It was quite the process. I loved watching it go from this:

To this:

From what I can tell, I think our perfect, little girl likes it too.