Friday, April 29, 2011

Project 365: Days 56-59

Day 56

Day 57

Day 58

Day 59

Thursday, April 28, 2011

There's something about this picture...

that makes me want to cry.

Probably because I know I'm going to blink and she will be wearing her own cap and gown. 
Walking up on stage. 
Growing up...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter 2011

I love Easter.
I love filling baskets for my kids.
I love dying eggs.
I love the that He has Risen!
I love spending the day with family.
I love that it (usually) finally feels like Spring.
I love Easter Sunday Church service.  Which I so happened to miss this year because I was busy in the bathroom giving Callie a mini bath because she had been busy having a major blowout.  Her first Easter dress lasted a whole hour AND I didn't even get a picture of her in it first.  Actually I didn't get a picture of either of my girls in their cute little dresses. {sigh} Maybe we'll have to do an Easter dress-up redo this weekend. :)

I think I get more excited about filling Easter baskets than I do Christmas stockings.  I usually go a little overboard but really a lot of what I put in them is Summer stuff that we would be getting anyway.  Is that cheating? :)

The kids woke up and went through their baskets and played with some of their new things.  Actually, Braden (our OCD child) wouldn't let us take his stuff out...he took one thing out at a time and put it back where it was before looking at something else.  He cracks me up.

After that we headed to church and then up to my parents house to eat lunch and then the kids had an Easter Egg Hunt.  It's was so much fun watching them run around like little crazy people.  Alexa kept telling everyone else where their eggs were and Braden would just grab any eggs he could find. :)

Alexa has such a sweet little heart, I just love that about her.  On Friday we were talking about how that was the day Jesus died on the cross and she looked at me so seriously and said how sad she was that He had to do that every year. haha She is such a sweetie! (and we got that cleared up for her)

Alexa and Auntie Alaina

Day 55

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!! :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Project 365: Days 49-54

Day 49

Day 50

Day 51

Day 52

Day 53

Day 54

Monday, April 18, 2011

Callie - 2 Weeks

I love her. I love her. I love her. I love her!
I seriously can't say it enough so I'm sorry if it gets annoying.  Just think about how Matt feels, I can't tell you how many times a day he gets to hear it. :)

I don't know how 2 weeks have already passed since Callie was born.  I swear I was just wishing away the weeks waiting for her to get here, now I would do almost anything to just stop time for awhile.  I am trying to soak up every second with her that I can because I have a feeling the weeks are just going to fly by even faster.

Here's our little sweetie waiting for the doctor at her 2 week check.

Weight: 9 pounds 12 ounces (93 percentile)
Length: 21 inches (82 percentile)
Head Circumference: 14.25 inches (63 percentile)

We also had to go back to the audiologist to have her ears rechecked because one of them failed when they tested them in the hospital...she passed.  Yay!

And since she was breech for so long we will be taking her to Children's Hospital in a couple weeks to have her hips checked.  (Apparently hip problems are more common in breech babies.)  Our pediatrician said he wasn't too concerned about it but they did seem a little off so we want to make sure everything is okay. 

Callie is the sweetest little baby.  She LOVES her sleep.  She is awake for a couple hours in the morning and we try to keep her awake for a couple hours at night and other than that (and waking up to eat) she is snoozing away.  We thought that all her day sleeping might interfere with our night sleeping, but nope.  She wakes up about 2 (sometimes 3) times a night to eat and goes right back to sleep.  Just today I have noticed her staying awake a little bit more which has been fun, but I have to admit one of my absolute favorite things right now is having her all cuddled up on my chest sleeping (like she is doing right now.) :)

She is such a content little baby.  Someone is always wanting to hold her and she tolerates all the love quite well.  (Although I think she is already a little Mama's probably has nothing to do with her food source.) :)  We have been blessed with another (3 out of 3!) baby that hardly ever cries.  She is definitely our biggest crier at about a whole 90 seconds worth a day...usually when she is hungry and sometimes when she is being changed. 

We are relearning what it is like to change a newborn.  Aka: we are going through a massive amount of diapers.  Why is it that babies feel the need to poop and pee when a cold wet wipe touches them OR right after getting a nice new clean diaper on?

Alexa and Braden absolutely adore their little sister!
Alexa is constantly giving her kisses and wanting to hold her.  She is such an awesome big sister and I am so excited to watch them grow up together.  Braden loves giving her kisses too and always holds her hand.  I can see him being such a sweet, protective big brother.

I thought this picture was funny.  She was completely asleep with her hands up like this because the other two were running around the house like little crazy people.  The poor thing has learned to stay on guard even when she's sleeping. 

Here is Miss Callie getting her first real bath.
Yeah, she slept through most of it. 

We are definitely in love with this little girl!

Day 48

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Project 365: Days 42-47

Day 42

Day 43 - Tummy time with Daddy

Day 44 - Gramma came over and brought stuff to make bunny cupcakes.  Only a couple survived. :)

Day 45 - My girls. <3

Day 46 - Look who found her thumb!

Day 47 - Sorting through (and eating) all the goods from the Easter Egg Hunt.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Project 365: Days 30 - 41

Today was Callie's due date.
I'm so happy she is already here with us, we barely remember life without her.  She is the sweetest little baby and has fit into this family perfectly, we all love her so much!

I just want to say thank you for all the sweet comments!  We are so blessed with the people in our lives.  I have been trying to go through emails, write thank you notes, and return phone calls but honestly all I want to do right now is cuddle our sweet baby girl and spend time with my family.  Matt was off from work all last week and it has been so nice having him here while we all adjust to having a baby in the house again.
I'm so in love my little family!! 

I am trying to work on a birth story and more pictures of Callie's arrival but I wanted to post my photos for Project 365 before I got too far behind.  Thank you again to everyone who has sent gifts, brought food or just called to check in on us.  We appreciate everything so much!

Day 30 - Our neighbors brought us over dinner.  I don't know why I never thought to bring people dinner before they had a baby but I will definitely start doing it.  I think a lot women have less energy and ambition right before having a baby then least I did!

Day 31 

Day 32

Day 33 - Right before we left for the hospital.  My very last picture with only two kids.

Day 34 - Little Miss Callie's Birth Day.

Day 35

Day 36 - Dressed and ready to go home.

Day 37

Day 38

Day 39 

Day 40 

Day 41

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

It's a GIRL!!

Callie Linn Bignell
April 3, 2011
9 pounds 8 ounces
21 inches