Monday, December 9, 2013

Deck the Halls

Since Thanksgiving was so late this year we wasted no time buying our tree and beginning to decorate.  We still have some work to do (everything takes so much longer with a baby, am I right?!) but for the most part we are in the full swing of the holiday.  Although we decided not to host our annual Christmas party, we will be hosting dinner on Christmas day and we're very much looking forward to celebrating R's first Christmas together.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

First Thanksgiving

Last month we celebrated our sixth(!) Thanksgiving and R's first.  We split the day with both sides of the family and we had a wonderful time.  The first half of our day was spent with Tom's side and the second half with mine.  I don't think R was ever put down throughout the day!  Here are some pictures from the day...

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Snow Day!

Yesterday we were hit with our first real snow of the season.  I tend to have zero faith in our weather forecasts but it was actually accurate.  Although Fridays are one of my days in the office, snow storms and good  client attendance do not mix, so I had unintended time home with R.  Looking out at the snow from the comfort of her room was about as close as she's getting to snow this year.  BUT, next year you'll find us suited up and making a snowman.  Until then we'll stay warm :)

Gouda and Lily love the snow so much we pretty much have to drag them back inside!

Reese is 4 Months!

Last  week my sweet Reesie girl turned four months old and I think its safe to say she has left her newborn days behind.  I don't know when it happened but all of the sudden she has gone from a sleepy newborn to an alert, active, and charming little person!  And dare I say, things have just gotten easier.  I'm starting to feel like I know what I'm doing a little bit more and we are really getting the hang of one another.  In the last month her personality has just exploded and she loves to babble and make sounds...and I swear she's trying to tell me something.  Sometimes she talks through her sleep and she wakes me up each morning with tons of sounds over the monitor that let me know she's ready to start her day!  Her hands are constantly in your mouth and the drool is never-ending.  She's discovered her rattle and can hold it and shake it on her own. This month we celebrated her first Thanksgiving and kicked off the inaugural Christmas season.  I'm just so excited for her first Christmas and love starting new traditions with our little munchkin.

This month (knock on wood) we have gotten the hang of sleeping at night (YAY for me!).  Right as she hit four months she began sleeping from about 8:30/9:00 until anywhere from 5-6:00am. Sometimes she'll need a little extra help settling down to go to sleep for the night, but seems to have dropped her 3/4:00am feeding all on her own.  I've packed away the 0-3 month clothes and we're sporting 3-6 month sizes, although they're a bit big on her.  She's still rocking size one diapers but probably not for much longer.  

I'm beyond smitten with my girl and absolutely love watching her grow and although it's bittersweet how quickly it all happens, nothing compares to the joy of watching her discover new things.  She is the sweetest, most curious and affectionate little girl.  I hope no matter what she'll always know how deeply and fiercely she is loved.   Here's to another great month!