Thursday, May 28, 2009

8 months old...big girl!

My little princess is getting big! This picture is from Dad's house on Sunday, May 25...just a few days before her 8 month mark. She woke up in such a great mood! She is such a cutie, but I am certainly biased.
Still no teeth....
She is eating up a storm...anything i put in front of her. She had her first taste of pork chops on Friday night at TJ's. We went to dinner for Terry's graduation from the 8th grade. I took my food mill along and she had pork chops, sweet potato and green beans. Makes me hungry to think about.
On Monday we took her to Donna and Gary's so Cliff and I could get some housework done. She started doing the army crawl there... and then on Tuesday at nana's went from a seated position to her tummy, did the army crawl and sat back up like a big girl! Nana said that she did it twice, but I have yet to witness it.
She went to her first softball game last night too...loved it. She enjoyed the company - Evan was there and Missy brought Rogun too. We'll have to take pictures next week!

Friday, May 1, 2009

What a difference a year makes!

A year ago, at 17 weeks of pregnancy, I was giving you the great news of AnnaJo being "AnnaJo" instead of "Wyatt". I was also sharing the news of being sentenced to bed for what I imagined would only be a few weeks. Boy, was I wrong! Or should I say, Girl, was I wrong! (LOL) Can you believe a year has passed already? Here's a recap of my year's lessons and thoughts:

1. Bedrest doesn't mean "do less", it means keep your ass in bed unless you have to pee
2. Sudoku can pass the time away....lots and lots of time!
3. There is a reason that God made high thread count sheets - they ARE worth the money
4. Wimbeldon and other huge sporting events need their own channel. There is no need to disrupt normal TV programming.
5. Matt Lauer is pretty good looking
6. Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives can be watched once a year and it's not hard to get caught up.
7. Waking up without an alarm clock is fabulous
8. Heartburn sucks and it's worse when you're horizontal.
9. Pepcid AC is also fabulous.
10. A weekly outing to the dr's office can be a wonderful excursion to someone who is bedridden.
11. Friends are a God-send during bedrest
12. Operating a shop-vac sucks for someone who is 35 weeks pregnant.
13. Five months of bedrest is totally worth it when you can have a blue-eyed little angel as wonderful as I have.
14. As AnnaJo gets older, those 5 months seem to fade away little by little and now I'd love to be told to stay in bed for a day.

enough lessons...i'm tired and i can't think of anymore. :-) Here are some of the latest pics and news. She is just getting over her first ear infection - it was a nasty one. We ended up going to Urgent Care in Springfield last weekend on a trip to a wedding in Eureka Springs, AR. Needless to say, we missed the wedding. Her picture is purple was taken that day...pretty good for a sick baby, huh? She started saying "da-da-da-da" on April 19. I don't think she realizes that it's Cliff yet, but that's okay. She also said "cat" the other day. She is very aware of what that is! She is still a great eater - added peaches, squash, green beans and peas to the mix. She loves it all. That's my girl!