Saturday, January 22, 2011

it's true!

we found out some exciting news and we are beyond thrilled!

we thought about waiting to tell people, but we were too excited to keep it to ourselves, and we love for everyone to know!

jillian was wearing this shirt when kyle got home from work today.

then we took her to both are parents with her wearing it.

it's looking like jillian and baby #2 will be 18 months apart.

so far, i don't feel pregnant at all. which i consider a very good thing! because i think any "feeling pregnant" are all bad things.

and i love love love being pregnant, so hopefully this round will be just as great as the last!

my maternity clothes did not have much time stowed away in the top of the closet!

break out the tums, prenatal vitamins, and tylenol pm -- it's baby time!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

just because

well, i would like to blog once a week, and i have so far this year, so this week needs a post!

i think the reason my posts are so few and far between is because i over think them, want lots of pictures, and then i'm like, i don't have time to sit down for an hour to do a post!

rather than, about 10 minutes to talk about what we did today, so i can remember all the details of our simple life (or something like that).

so today..

jillian woke up at 6:30 to eat, which sounds really early, but get this..

she goes back to sleep immediately for a few hours, and today she slept until 11!


oh glorious day!

that's not the norm, she usually gets up at 9:30ish (which i'm still thankful for).

i think she's going through a growth spurt because all she wants to do is eat and sleep!

after waking up at 11, she went down for a 2 hour nap at 12:30. then another nap at 4!

so it was a pretty nice, relaxing, get a little crafting day for me!

the times she was awake, she was either eating or climbing! the girl is a monkey!

yesterday, she climbed into a laundry basket, onto a rocking doll cradle, and onto her chair. all without touching the ground!

kyle then came home from work, which is always the highlight of our day.

we went to dinner with kyle's parents, then went to wal mart for them to buy jillie some toys. (i guess that's what grandparents do!)

then we ended our night tucking J into bed, watching the office, doing laundry and just hanging out. a good day all in all!

and because i just can't fight the feeling to post a picture --

she can just pop right to her feet without even pulling up, and can stand there for awhile. but the girl refuses to take any steps. i guess she knows she can crawl faster.

{and sorry for an incredibly boring, informative post! haha}

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

8 & 9 months!

we're doing these 2 months together because i put the 8 month post off long enough that it just had to be melded with 9 months!

jillian has now been out in the world longer than she was inside me! that is so wild to think about!

she is still wild, crazy, and sweet as can be.

and, not that i am partial, but is getting cuter and cuter!

her stats?

17 lbs {10th percentile}
27 inches long {25th percentile}

* she just got her first tooth this week! {i didn't think she'd ever have teeth, but i was ok with that, because her gummy smile is just too cute!}

* this week she also had double ear infections and RSV -- not a fun week, but we're getting past it now!

* she walks like crazy if she can hold onto anything that will slide across the floor - toy, box, chair, etc.

* she can stand without holding onto anything for like 30 seconds, and can even drink a bottle when doing it, but i think she is just showing off!

* she is such a little ham! she will do something and then just look at us, waiting for a laugh! {and most of the time she gets it!}

* we cannot keep her out of the trashcan! which is gross and annoying! she'll pull it over in the kitchen and dump it all out. her only flaw - ha!

* her favorite thing to do? probably climb in and out of her chair or up and down stairs.

* yes, she has mastered going up and down stairs!

* for the past couple of months she has been sleeping so great! we just lay her down and she goes right to sleep without a peep. but with her being sick this past week, sleeping has been a challenge, so we're trying to get back in the swing of that.

* she loves any and every other baby or kid! if we're at a restaurant, she we'll spot them several tables away and just stare at them.

* her cousins? she loves them and just follows all the older ones around, thinking she is a toddler!

i'm kinda wondering if i'll be talking about walking in the next post. i think i will be ok either way. as long as she doesn't start running first!

Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 iN REViEW!!

this has been one of the greatest, most changing year we've had as a family, yet!

the year we got married was also the greatest, but i don't feel like it was quite as "changing" as becoming parents.

it has been incredible to meet jillian, and getting to know her these 9 months.

we started off the year about 6 months pregnant and growing rapidly!

in february, we got almost a foot of snow, which we all thought was the greatest thing ever! {i don't look 7 pregnant here all bundled up}

in march, we were just counting down the days to our march 31st due date. we really weren't super anxious about it until we were going past our due date, then we were more than ready to meet our sweet girl!

here were were going on a date for my birthday {almost a week past our due date}

april 4th was my actual birthday and easter. we went to church and family lunches - everyone asking when the baby would get here! well we had an answer -- we were getting induced in the morning!

on april 5th, we went in to start our induction, and it kinda went south from the beginning!

between my crazy high blood pressure and jillian's crazy low heart rate, we landed ourselves in an emergency c-section! not exactly how i would've planned it, but i wouldn't have changed a thing now!

after a very looong day, we got to meet jillian grace at 9:06 pm on april 5th!
goodness gracious! it was love a first sight!

{he's not proud, no?}

we had to spend a few days in the hospital because of surgery recovery and jillian's jaundice. at the time we were kinda itching to get home, but looking back, those were such sweet days for the 3 of us to get acquainted =)

in may, i got to celebrate my first mother's day!

in june, we celebrated kyle's first father's day.

we also celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary. a new member was added to our annual church steps picture!

in july we celebrated the 4th of july.

{her smile in this picture melts my heart. that dimple!}

we went on vacation to galveston with the nelsons.

jillian started to master the tummy time and head control.

in august, she started sitting up in bumbo and eating rice cereal. from that day forward, she has "inhaled" any food we put in front of her!

she also started army crawling, and has not stopped moving since!

we took jillian to her first ranger's game.

and the texas state fair.

in september, a week before 5 months, she started crawling full force!

jillian also got a new cousin - haylie rae jones!

october -- jillian made a pretty darn cute bumble bee for halloween.

jillian got to celebrate her first thanksgiving in november.

and go to her first aggie game!

december was full of a ton of fun holiday festivities!

this year came with a lot more "monthly updates" with a baby!

everyone said "it'll go so fast!", but i never imagined how much of an understatement that would be! looking at all these pictures makes me so happy, yet very sad at the same time!

i cannot believe how big she is and what all she can do now!

i can't wait to see what 2011 will bring for our little family!

right now we have a 9 month old who thinks she wants to be a toddler, so we are starting this year off quite busy!

{i had to finish this post in the starbucks parking lot, because our internet is still sketchy. yes i am that person, but do you really want me bringing a 9 month old into starbucks for any length of time!?}