Laughter is the best medicine!

Today, I took Reese out to see the dogs, and look how much she loved it!!
{watch the whole thing!!}

Today was the first day she has laughed out loud! This is actually the 2nd time she did this. The first time I walked out there, she laughed even harder than this! Of course, she didn't do it as much since we had the camera, but still.

I mean, if that doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will!

Also, apparently 5 months is full of surprises because she also transferred a rattle from one hand to another AND did the tripod {sitting position} for 30 seconds!!

Told yall, girl's growin up!


Happy Birthday Kylie!

On Saturday, we went to Newnan for Kylie's first birthday party! It was so much fun and I got to see lots of friends!

Myself, Beth, and Mary {best friends and roommates from college} all had baby girls within a year of each other {and all have blue eyes}!

This is Mary's little girl, Natalie!


And Beth's girl {and the star of the show}, Kylie!

Such a happy baby!

Kylie with her cake!

Reese with her "cape"

Natalie and her 'nana

Reese and her Aunt Kristen!!

We had a great time catching up with everyone! Hope you had a great birthday, Kylie!



Today, Reese's Nana and Grandpaw hung up her Johnny Jump Up! Yall, she LOVED it! She stayed in there and played for more than an hour. Although, she didn't really jump, she did sway and just relax. She watched the birds and the pool and was so entertained! I know she will enjoy the months to come playing in her jump up!

I just finished editing these photos and loved so many that I had to post them all!

Why does my baby suddenly look so grown up??


Restless Leg Syndrome?

**sorry about the darkness**

More like restless body syndrome! I'm thinking she takes after a couple uncles!

P.S. Cat, aren't you glad you're no longer sharing a zipper-infested sleeping bag with a certain someone who shares this same condition??



Tonight, we officially graduated from this {amazing, fantastic, sleep-inducing} miracle-of-a-blanket

To this {ingenious, cool, and hopefully just as sleep-inducing} sleep sack:

We've been sloooooowly "weaning" Reese off the need to be swaddled for about 2 or 3 weeks. It is just one more step out of the newborn phase of life and into the infant phase {or as Gerber refers to it, the supported sitter}. This makes me both sad and excited. I feel like that's how parenting is so far. Emotions at both ends of the spectrum!

Anyways, we started with 1 arm out, then both arms. Last night, we just swaddled her around her mid-section and tonight, freeeeeeeeee! Since she has so much more control over her arms and is getting close to rolling all the time, we felt like it was close to time to start the transition.

I can't believe we are close to 5 months. That doesn't even seem possible! It seemed like my pregnancy lasted forever and now that she's here, time just moves so fast {except when I'm at work. Imagine that}. This weekend, we are going to celebrate one of my best friend Beth's baby's 1 year birthday! WHAT?! I remember the day Kylie was born. She looked like an adorable little eskimo! All bundled and cheeky and a head full of dark hair! It's been amazing to watch her transform this year {into a mini-me of her daddy}. It just doesn't seem like a whole year has passed! I know Beth would agree.

Funny how that time thing works. Sometimes I want it to go fast and sometimes I want it to slow waaaaay down!


Someone has something to say...

For those of you who don't speak baby talk screeeeeeech, let me translate:

"Hi Uncle Scott and Aunt Cat! Can't wait to see yall again! Love and miss yall!"


We have rollage!

Let it be known, on August 21, 2009 at 4 months, 1 week, and 5 days old {according to the ticker}, Reese rolled over! Completely! On her own!

Of course, I have no documentation of this momentous event, but fear not; the camera will be rolling the next time!

Also, could it be? Did we feel a little bit of a little pearly white??
Who knows, but something was stabbing my finger!

She's such a big girl!


Soak it up!

Thanks to this:

and this:

I get to eat breakfast in the mornings!

For my squirmy little wormy, there are very few moments of stillness during the day.
It is especially challenging these days as we seem to be in a "transition zone".
Laying down is not an option {in her opinion}, sitting/standing {unassisted} is not an option.
Needless to stay, it can be frustrating!
BUT, on the other hand, it is AMAZING to see her little brain start to process things!
She talks constantly. It is hilarious!
{can't imagine where she gets that from :)}
She wants to be involved in everything going on.
She has recently started fussing when she's put down to sleep.
I can only imagine it's because she's mad that she doesn't get to see what's happening!
I used to be the same way.
Parents of my friends used to LOVE it when I came to spend the night!
She's growing and changing and becoming her own little person.
Before we know it, I'll be packing her lunches,
{well let's be honest, B will probably be packing her lunches}
helping with homework,
and shopping for prom dresses!

Gotta soak every bit of it up...

Every. Single. Day.


August 11th

August 11, 2008:

August 11, 2009:

It was on this night one year ago, that I saw that 2nd line. Yes, that is 3 tests you see. What you don't see are the other 10. What can I say, I needed a little reassurance. I remember that night. I took the test and after 5 minutes and picking my jaw up off the floor, I called Brandon to the bedroom. I told him to sit down and close his eyes. I then put it in his hands. When he opened, he just looked at it for a second and then said, "is this a thermometer?" Hahahaaa, um, no. I pretty much lived in disbelief for the next few days, while he was crazy excited and teared up all the time!

What a difference a year makes!

**new post below!**

4 months!

Dear Reese,
I can't believe you are 4 months old! It seems like both forever and just yesterday that you made your appearance in our lives! You have made our lives much more entertaining and have added an incredible amount of value into our family! We can't wait to see what you do with your life and what impact you make on this earth!

We went to the doc today and here are our stats:
Weight: 12 pounds, 12 ounces {20%!!!!!!!}
Length: 23 inches {10%}
Head: 15.8 inches {10%}

You have tripled your birth weight in just 4 months! Way to pack on the pounds!

This has been a month of all new things for you:

Sucking your thumb {finally gave up on the paci and just let you roll with the thumb--I'll deal with the consequences later!}

Sitting {assisted} and playing with electronic equipment! {This photo was not staged AT ALL haha.}

New toys! Some assistance is still needed for the exersaucer, but you were definitely interested!

Haha, this would be a big fat FAIL! I'm sure in just a few short months, this blog will be filled with you splashing and laughing in the duckie bath. For now, you don't enjoy it. at all.

Rice cereal!!! Haha, this pic sums up our experience with the whole thing!

Other facts about our 4-month-old!
~ Loves blowing raspberries and "talking"
~ Not a fan of rolling over. She would prefer to slither across the floor than to roll.
~ Loves to watch the fish tank, Baby Einstein movies, ceiling fans, and lights
~ She's been sleeping through the night since about 6 weeks {or, when we learned of the amazing miracle blanket}
~ Still sleeping swaddled
~ Goes to bed between 7 and 8 and wakes up around 6!
~ Eating 6 ounces every feeding
~ Wearing 0-3 month clothes
~ Wearing size 1 diapers
~ Wishes really badly that she could sit {or stand} on her own!
~ Kicking her feet like a maniac!
~ Chewing and drooling like a maniac!
~ She is not the easiest to feed. She has learned to hold the bottle, but has only figured out how to push it out of her mouth. This occasionally presents problems.
~ Grabbing and holding onto Mr. Lion {lovie} and burp cloths

As you can see, the girl is busy! I can only imagine what the next few months will bring! Can't wait! We love you Reesie!


Bunny Pic!

Please look at this constantly growing little babe!

OH. MY. GEEZ. Yall, how crazy! It's amazing to see just how much growth occurs in the first year of life. What an amazing thing God did when he created this little thing called life!
P.S. 4 month post coming tomorrow {after the doc}! Any guesses on weight??


Pope Peanutty I

{Sorry there haven't been any posts...we haven't had internet this past week. We will be back on track this week!}
{P.S. Do you notice what that little flower says about Reesie?? 4 months?!?! Can't be!}


Happy Bday Babs!!!

Happy Bday to my Babs!!!

You're how old??

Noooo!! It can't be! You don't like a day over 25!!

I'm shocked! I can't believe what I'm hearing!

Ok, that's it, I must destroy the evidence!

No, but seriously, I hope you have a great bday! I wish we could be there to celebrate, but Mommy has a stupid job! We will be there soon enough! Until then, take a look at some of my fav. pics since my arrival!

From day 1, you've been one of my most favorite people!

You give great kisses!
You have a great shoulder to sleep on!
You take me on great adventures!
You are an amazing spiritual advisor!
{even though I don't know it yet}
You love me and Mommy very much!!

Glad you had fun at the beach! See you Friday!!