Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Charley's 1st Christmas!

To say our little girl is spoiled, is an understatement. Between her dad and I, Grandmama, Mimi & Gramps and all her Aunts, she made out like a bandit!

She got her first American Girl Doll, a Bitty Baby, from her Grandmama. Age appropriate toys from her Mimi & Gramps, books, a ladybug backpack from Santa(how appropriate!)to name a few!

Getting into her stocking:

With her booty from Santa:

Passed out from all the excitement:

With Mom & Gigi at the Aquarium:

With Grandmama:

With Mimi & Gramps:

With Santa at her daycare:

With Santa at Lenox:

With Mom & Dad:

At 2 Months:

Sweet Baboo, Updates!

I've really slacked on the blog. My child, up until late last week has been incredibly needy, I've spent my days with her in my arms, never getting out of my pj's, just taking care of her needs. I cannot complain, I've loved every minute of it.

She was diagnosed with Reflux on 12/4. Long story short, she was put on Zantac. It helped some, but not enough! She had her 2 month appointment on 12/23 and she spit up and fussed in front of her doctor (miracle!) and the doctor realized that there was something wrong, so she prescribed her Prevacid. She's been on Prevacid since 12/24 and she is a totally different baby! We've actually gotten a few smiles!! They are few and far between, but we got them! She gave her cousin Lily a really big smile the other day! She fusses legitimately now, only when she's tired or hungry!

Her 2 Month Checkup:


23 inches, 11 lbs, 14.5 oz! She is in the 75th percentile for length, weight and head measurement. As her Dr. said, she is "perfectly proportioned". She is a chunk considering the reflux, she sure doesn't have a problem eating!! She gets chunkier everyday!

She got her 2nd round of immunizations. She didn't feel good for a couple days afterward.

We are hoping she is going to keep the blue eyes, BUT, we noticed in the last day or so, her left eye has a "drip" of color and it is brown! It remains to be seen, she could have my brown eyes or her Grandfather's green eyes or she could be faking us and still have blue eyes. Whether or not she will have red hair remains to be seen! It looks awfully red/auburn in the sunlight, so we are still hoping for red hair! Either way, she is the cutest baby on the planet! lol

I start back to work on Monday. I love my job, but I am really sad about leaving her. She has become an appendage! I am really going to miss her. We lucked out and found a daycare that is fantastic. We couldn't be more excited about it! It will be like leaving her with her Grandmama, so that makes it a whole lot easier.

Once I am back to work, I will be able to update the blog more regularly on my lunch hour!!! I will be posting some pictures shortly!!

Happy New Year!!!

Stolen From Carrie! End of Year Survey

My 2008 Summed Up!!

1. What did you do in 2008 that you had never done before?
Gave birth to a beautiful baby girl!!

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I was keeping one pretty good until I got knocked up! Yes, I will make more for this year. I've started my list....

My new resolutions:
I'll keep mine a secret as well, maybe it will work!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Just me! I'm working on a couple of people so that our kids will be best pals! ;)

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No. 2008 was a great year for life & love!

5. What countries did you visit?
Just the good ol' USA! (Our 1 year Anniversary trip to the Bahamas was hampered by Gobbles!)

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
I haven't lacked anything, life is good!

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
March 1st- Big fat positive!; September 20th-the amazing shower thrown by my sisters and Carrie; October 20th-The birth of Baby Charlotte!; October 20th-Matt gave me a charm bracelet thanking me for having his baby, so precious!; November 3rd-the nuptials of TomKat, we couldn't be there except in spirit, but I am so happy for them and it is time that she has some happiness in her life! December 9th-the engagement of my oldest BFF Kelly.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Having a baby!

9. What was your biggest failure?
No failures!

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Not really. I had PIH (Pregnancy Induced Hypertension), which limited my exercising, which caused me to blow up like a beached whale, get the picture! lol

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Our Nursery Furniture!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
All of my friends and family!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Just two, both shall remain un-named, one has redeemed herself!

14. Where did most of your money go?
Into our baby - new paint and new bedroom furniture, clothes, shoes, toys, anything and everything our Sweet Baboo could want!

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The arrival of Charlotte!!

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
I will have to check on that one!

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? HAPPIER
b) thinner or fatter? Ugh, FATTER, but Baboo is totally worth it and I've lost 44 lbs so far, so I can't complain! :)
c) richer or poorer? Richer, definitely!!

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Hmm, I should've taken advantage of being pregnant, definitely, and ate more junk! lol

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Nothing, 2008 was a very busy year!

20. How did you spend Christmas?
At my home in the morning and dinner at Jill & Bill's!

22. Did you fall in love in 2008?

23. What concerts did you attend this year?

24. What was your favorite TV program?
There are lots, but I will have to single out The Mentalist.

25. Do you dislike anyone now that you didn't dislike this time last year?

26. What was the best book you read?
Twilight!!!! I'm only on page 90, but I am totally into it! Hey, can't read like I used to with a baby!

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

28. What did you want and get?
A baby GIRL!

29. What did you want and not get?
I've been very blessed!!

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
The Strangers, I'm still having nightmares!

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I had lunch with my baby daddy and In-Laws and then dinner with my other family at Maggiano's at Cumberland! So fun!!

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Nothing really! Life is Great!

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Not so hip! lol

34. What kept you sane?
Pregnancy books, so I could check every symptom and know if it was "normal"! :)

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
I don't really fancy celebrities...

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
The economy, the candidates, the fact that we are moving toward a socialist government.

37. Who did you miss?
My dad, everyday, but especially with Charlotte's arrival. He would be over the moon and have so much fun with her.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
I guess it would be everyone I work with, they are really great people and have been really good to me.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Time flies. Enjoy every moment!

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"Be Careful What You Wish For Cuz You Just Might Get It" - Pussycat Dolls, LMAO!!!!!