Tuesday, January 29, 2013

38 Weeks & Weekend Recap

Delainey hit 38 weeks and with it came 2 more new teeth! Luckily this time, I didn't even know they were coming until they cut through the skin. They are on the top of both sides of her front teeth. D has had a runny nose and has been drooling a good bit from them, but I will take those symptoms any day over the fussiness and pain. Anyways, Dada is the word of the week! She is saying it nonstop and Dave loves every minute of it!

This weekend we had couples supper club on Friday night. Carlton & Ashley hosted and we had a lovely steak dinner and ended the night playing catchphrase and card games. Ashley gave us the cutest present ever, but I am not going to share what it is, because I am stealing the idea and giving it to other people!

On Saturday, Grammy, Delainey & I headed down to Orlando to do some shopping and hang out while Dad was at a work conference. We got some really cute dresses, shoes, & sunglasses for Delainey. On Sunday we headed over to Juno Beach for my great Aunt's 90th birthday party. It was a nice little reunion of all of my cousins on my Dad's side. During the day, we had some free time so we headed down to the beach to let Delainey play in the sand. The water was absolutely gorgeous! It was a long day in the car, but I am glad we got to go to see everyone.
Her face after eating her first shell :) 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lovely Beach Stroll

Last night was our girl's supper club. Krista hosted it at her house and the theme was tailgate food. Krista made two chilis: a traditional red chili and then a white bean turkey chili. The white one was delicious! Here is a link for the recipe if anyone is interested! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/white-chili-recipe/index.html

On my way home last night, Dave called to let me know that the poor Queenie threw up in her crib. She didn't have a fever, but I had her sleep with us just to make sure she was ok. Today she seemed fine, so who knows what caused her to vomit. :( Anyways this afternoon we headed out to the beach to visit Aunt Emily. She hasn't seen D in almost a month so we decided to visit. We walked around the Atlantic Beach shops and then took a stroll along the beach; it was a lovely day. Here are some pics of Delainey and her Aunt Emmy.

I saw this picture on instagram yesterday and thought it was fantastic! Thought I'd leave you with this thought...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

1st Trip to the Zoo

Today Delainey and I went to the Jacksonville Zoo for the first time. We are supposed to go next Tuesday with our mom to mom group, but one of the girls can't make it next week so we decided to go with her this week. (We will probably go again, it was fun! Not to mention during the month of January it is only $2 on Tuesdays) Her name is Kelly and she has a little boy who is 2 months older than D. They love each other and always play together during class. Anyways the weather was a little chilly but the zoo was really nice. There were tons of cool animals to see and an awesome kids area. Some of it wasn't open until it warms up like the splash park, but they have a ton of cool things for kids like a jungle gym and inside area for little kids with toys and puppet shows.
My favorite part of the trip was the giraffes that come right up to you and eat right out of your hand. The petting zoo of goats was cool too. Delainey wasn't very thrilled with the goats, but she did pet them a few times. It was a really nice, relaxing day with a new friend. I think we will end up getting season passes for the year in the near future.

On the way home we swung by hobby lobby and picked up some scrapbook paper. I have been wanting to make a sign for our house and I finally did tonight. I put it in the kitchen on the bar and I am hoping during the week, David and I will use to write little notes to each other to show our appreciation or love. We definitely don't say it enough so maybe we will write it more :) You just write on the glass with a dry-erase marker and it comes right off whenever you are ready to change the note.

We have a play date at Mom to Mom tomorrow, then tutoring 4 girls, and then girl's monthly supper club so tomorrow is a busy day! Hope everyone has a good Wednesday!

I have to leave you with this beautiful picture! I am OBSESSED with her baby Sperrys! :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

37 Weeks

Another week has come and gone. This week baby D hit 37 weeks. It was a big week for food! I started giving her thicker/chunkier foods and she has done great. I gave her pieces of avocado, ground beef, and even some chick-fil-a nuggets. She also had our spaghetti and meat sauce pureed and she loved it! Not that she had a choice on whether she liked pasta ...We only eat it about 3-4 times a week! :)

We are trying to put her to bed a little bit earlier these days so I will give you an update on how that goes in a few days. She always takes a nap from 8-9ish and then we bath her, feed her and put her to bed by 10. So why not try to do all that at 8 instead of 10 and see how that goes.

Also she has started to understand the word no. This week was the first time we have had a fire since she started crawling. We are doing our best to teach her the fireplace is off limits and majority of the time she actually listens and turns around. She does occasionally turn around though, give a little smile, and go right back to it. Of course Dave gives in immediately when she shows the smile. We may be in for some trouble when she gets older. She's already learning how to manipulate Daddy!
 This is a new thing! She is constantly raising her arms like she is asking a question or saying touchdown!

We had a nice relaxing weekend. Dave and I did go out on our first alone date night since Delainey was born. It was very nice and my goal is to do it at least once a month...so hold me to it! Other than that we just hung out at the house and are heading to Grammy's to watch football today.

P.S. We have less than a month till we go skiing in Breckenridge! I can't wait!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

100th Blog Post!

I can't believe this is my 100th blog post already! It has been awesome documenting our lives since last June. I love being able to go back and look at when Delainey has accomplished certain things. It will be very helpful when baby number 2 comes around.

Anyways, nothing too exciting this week. We watched Dean Monday and today, got our oil changed on Tuesday, went to Mom to Mom on Wednesday, and have just been hanging out at the house in the mean time. Dave has been home a good bit this week which has been lots of fun! Tomorrow we are going to do My Gym with my friend Audrey and her baby Braelyn. I will try to take a picture or two. We are just laying low this weekend. Maybe do a date night with Dave. I have been craving the new seasonal dish from Carabba's that is on the commercials...it's a mushroom, chicken, orchiette...right up my alley! I hope everyone has a good weekend!
Delainey playing at the dealership while we waited to get our oil changed
 Poor Lilly's tongue hangs out all the time! 
 Delainey and Dean being silly with the dog bowl
 Waiting on the tile man at Melissa's so we decided to play in the trunk of the car since it was raining!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Delainey's 1st Boat Ride

Saturday was such a gorgeous day, we decided to take the boat out and bring Delainey along for her first boat ride. Last fall we bought D's life jacket and have been waiting for her to get a little older before we tried out the boat. I don't know why we waited because of course she loved it! We took the boat over the Whitey's restaurant and had lunch and then just cruised around the river. Just like the car, the boat put her right to sleep when we started going fast. I was surprised because of how windy it was, but it didn't bother her at all. Dave is very excited she liked it so much. He know has a fishing buddy to play with!:)  Here are some pictures of the day!
Sporting her new bathingsuit from Aunt Kel

 As much as I love the winter, after being on the boat this weekend I have decided that I am ready for Summer! Especially for our annual trip to the Keys!! Hopefully it stays warm!

36 Weeks

Last week Delainey hit 36 weeks. I think my previous assumption that she was getting another tooth was wrong. I'm pretty sure it was just a growth spurt because she is back to her wonderful self with no new teeth.  Last week we got back into the swing of things. Delainey definitely missed Dean and had such a fun time playing with him. They are so cute chasing each other around now that he can walk and she can crawl after him. Other than that not too much new with Baby D!
Baby D disappeared from the living room. This is how I found her. She just wanted to help Mommy with the laundry! :)
I was especially excited to watch the new Bachelor last Monday. I loved Sean and I think he picked a few decent girls so it should be a good season. It was for sure better than the National Championship game...boring!
Last Thursday, we celebrated Pops' graduation from Grad school at our weekly Mexican night. We did a little crafting and Delainey made pops a homemade card with her hand prints it was cute.

Then Friday night, we went to Storytime at the local library. Delainey loved it! She was so enthralled with the librarian reading and singing songs. It was such a beautiful day, that afternoon we decided to lay out in the yard and play while Dave washed the cars.
We did some dumpster diving and got this sweet new kitchen! Well not really it was just in the trash pile at the neighbor's house, but what a great find! It is good as new!!
Delainey passed out from such a fun day in the sun!
Later that night Erica, Jessica, Krista, & Kelli all came over to do round 1 of wedding planning for Jessica's upcoming big day. We got some things accomplished, but it's over a year away so we have plenty of time!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

35 Weeks

As much as I love the holidays, I also love a routine and a schedule to follow. We are back in full swing with the normal activities. I started watching Dean again, started up tutoring, we went to my gym today, and Mom to Mom starts again tomorrow. I have really missed my Wednesday mom to mom meetings! They just put things into perspective and make you realize what is really important in life.

Delainey hit 35 weeks last Thursday. I reported most of her achievements/stats in her 8 month update, but I do think she is getting another tooth. She has started to grind her teeth, get a little fussy in the evenings, and not sleep very well. I haven't seen a tooth coming through though. If it is not a tooth, who knows what's going on with her!

I've been a bad mom the past 2 nights and let her sleep with us from 6 am on. She wakes up and stands in her crib and is WIDE awake. She refuses to go back to bed unless she is cuddling with me so I have caved the past 2 nights and let her snuggle. Hopefully, I'm not throwing her sleeping off to bad, but it won't be long before she is too big to be in our bed.

Here are some pics of her at 35 weeks.

 I went to Buy Buy Baby to buy some anti-tip furniture straps for her bookshelves. They aren't very sturdy and I am sure she will soon be pulling it on herself soon so we are going to try to prevent that. I have the house pretty much babyproofed: plugs in outlets, latches on cabinets with chemicals or medicine, gate on stairs, and a lock on the fireplace doors. Other than that I am going to try to teach her what she can and can't touch.

In other news, I have been scouring the web this week looking for inspiration for Delainey's 1st birthday party! I know it's early, but Kelli says to do a little each month and it won't seem so bad so that's my goal. I have also been looking for venues for Jessica's wedding. The girls are coming over Friday to do some wedding planning. I can't wait! Have a great rest of the week!