Thursday, July 16, 2009

I Love Monkey!

Alli's nickname is Monkey, or at least that's what I call her. She makes my heart melt, even after keeping me up at night. See the funny thing is that Alli has slept through the night since she was 9 weeks, however, when we moved her to her own bed, across the house, she decided she didn't want to have any part in that!! Alli is great putting herself to sleep after her last bottle, but every night she wakes up. I messed up by going to get her and bringing her back to my room, so now she knows that all she has to do is cry and I am there to get her. So tonight I turned a radio on in her room so that when she wakes up, it will help her go back to sleep (she doesn't sleep in a quiet room, that's why the mobile is so great). And I am going to try to see about letting her cry herself back to sleep. It's so hard when I have to be at work at 7:30 the next morning. But it has to be done!!

Have I mentioned how much I love Monkey?
Can you believe Noah's going to be 1 next week?!! We are going to his party on Saturday.

This is Alli's friend Kyla sharing her ducks!

Noah and Alli. It won't be long and she will be longer than Noah.

This is Alli's new friend Carleigh Perkins. She has a much better tan than Alli at this time, but Alli beats her in the weight category.

Who says she looks like me?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Oh my. I feel like I can't take a breath. Life is so busy right now, but I have to say that I wouldn't trade it for anything. I have left work the past 3 weeks feeling like I didn't get a thing accomplished, but I would have days where I didn't have time to go to the bathroom at work!!

I was sick for 2 weeks, Alli for 1 week, then this week Mrs. Dorothy was closed, so I just knew I was going to fall apart! But we got Alli feeling better, then me, and then Jordan came through for us to watch Alli. Lance had to take Alli to the doctor last week because I couldn't miss anymore work. Poor thing, they drew blood and did chest x-rays only to not find a reason why she was running a 101.9 fever other than it's just a viral infection. Well the nurse had a hard time getting Alli's blood, and Lance was having to hold the baby down. The nurse even started tearing up so Lance had to tell her that that was enough! It killed him having to "hold" down his baby while she was in pain. I went to Alli's 4 month check up today and Dr. Slusher said more than once, how good Lance handled the situation! So that made Lance feel good. At first I felt bad because I thought the mom needed to be there when their baby is sick, but Lance is just as capable as I am.

But we had a great 4th of July weekend and I turned 24 on Monday! It has definitely been a challenging year, but I have never felt so blessed as I do now!!