Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Our Little Control Freak

Mike and I laugh that we are pretty controlling people. We like to be the one in charge. Well, apparently our little daughter is following in our footsteps.

That's right people, our little control freak is already trying to hold her bottle. (I know it's just a fluke because she is just finding her hands, but we thought it was hysterical that she grabbed a hold of her bottle that way. It looks like she is already taking charge of her feedings).

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Peyton's First Christmas

We had a Wonderful Christmas. Between Aunt Mimi's house Christmas Eve, breakfast at our house with Mike's side of the family Christmas morning and the afternoon with my side, we -and Peyton- were thoroughly spoiled!
I am typing this on my new laptop- I am only bragging about it because I can now upload my pictures about 10 million times faster than before- and I don't have to be down in the office away from Peyton to do it.
Peyton received TONS of toys, clothes, headbands, bows, rattles, and blankets. She loved looking at the Christmas tree and just having her with us made the whole holiday the best ever.
Here are some pics. Um, I LOVED her Christmas tights- they had the cutest ruffle on the butt. She is going to be so annoyed with me when she's older. I have so many pictures of her little behind and then all of the adorable pictures Kiki took with her for her announcement.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas as well!



























































































We had a Wonderful Christmas. Between Aunt Mimi's house Christmas Eve, breakfast at our house with Mike's side of the family Christmas morning and the afternoon with my side, we -and Peyton- were thoroughly spoiled!
I am typing this on my new laptop- I am only bragging about it because I can now upload my pictures about 10 million times faster than before- and I don't have to be down in the office away from Peyton to do it.
Peyton received TONS of toys, clothes, headbands, bows, rattles, and blankets. She loved looking at the Christmas tree and just having her with us made the whole holiday the best ever.
Here are some pics.













Hope everyone had a great Christmas as well!













Thursday, December 18, 2008

And he loves you, too, Peyton








Here's just a few random pics of Mike and I with Peyton. Notice the "orbs" in the pic with Mike. We looked at them and decided that they were her guardian angels, his mom and Chris.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Congratulations and random info

CONGRATULATIONS to Kristi and Corey Fasetti on the birth of their little boy
Jaden Sebasitian Fasetti, born on Friday, December 12th. 7lb 13oz.

Also, CONGRATULATIONS to Teresa and Brian Gormsen. They found out yesterday that they are expecting a little baby girl this time around! Look out world!

I don't have much else to share. We did have a really nice weekend. Buzz and Kelly had a bunch of us- and our kids- over. It was chaos in the best way possible. Luke, Elliott and Meghan chasing eachother and making crafts, Peyton, Addison and Isabel being passed around, fussing, smiling. 2 dogs stealing food off the tables. It was great.

Thanks for having us!
On Saturday Jill, Rocky and Jacob came by to hang out. We had a nice visit and Peyton and Jacob were good babies- going to bed when they should.
My brain is empty so I'll just stop there and share 2 pics of the princess.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Guess who is a big girl?!...


That's right!
Little Miss Peyton Priscilla Stanczak SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT last night!!!
Here are the stats.
She ate at 9pm. Fell asleep at about 945.
I woke up at 330 because my chest hurt- if you nurse, you know what I mean.
So I went downstairs to pump figuring I'd give her a bottle if she woke up, cuz that's what we do in the night so she sleeps longer.
I checked her video monitor- sound asleep.
So I went back to bed.
Mike woke up for work- she was still asleep.
She woke me up at 815!!!!!!
WOOO HOOO!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS to the Campbells!!

Brian, Jessica and little Miss Elliott Campbell are expecting a new addition! If you didn't see, check Jess's blog- A New Generation of Cambells- to see Elliott and her cute shirt spreading the news.
CONGRATS Guys!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Some times a picture says it all :)


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

2 Months!

My little Peyton,

You are two months old now! You actually were yesterday, but I wanted to wait until your doctor's appointment today to write you this letter. Now I can tell you how much you have grown. You are 9lbs, 11oz and almost 23 inches long!
You are amazing! I can't even believe it. You grow every day and you never cease to amaze me. I love to watch you kick and dance your little legs around. You smile all the time and make the sweetest noises.
Your father and I are so proud of you. We were just at my 10 year high school reunion and you were the only thing we wanted to talk about. I can't believe how much things have changed. I worry so little about myself and constantly think about what you need and want.I am so proud of you and I hope that one day you will be proud of your daddy and me as well.
Today at your doctor's appointment I wanted to take the shots for you, but you were such a big girl. You wailed with you strong little lungs for a minute or two, but then you calmed right down and even smiled for your Daddy and I before we left the doctor's office. Dr. Feldman laughed as you talked to her in your little goos and gahs.
It's December already and I am looking forward to this Christmas for you even though you won't fully understand it, yet. You do love the Christmas tree already, though. You stare at the lights for ever and ever. You even coo at it and reach out to the lower branches. You are sure to be spoiled by all of the people around you. Everyone is calling asking for gift ideas for you.
I wonder what goes on in your little mind. I can't wait until one day you can tell me- although I hope that day doesn't come too soon- I don't want you to grow up too fast.
Your grandparents on both sides are completely under your spell as well. They adore you.
Grandma comes over and plays with you on Mondays and is always buying you cute little outfits. Grandpa can't take his eyes off of you and just smiles whenever you are near.
Nana and Papa watched you over night for the first time this past weekend and they very nearly tried to keep you for good. They had such a good time playing with you and taking care of you.
You are the joy of all of our lives. Thank you for being our little girl. You are my everything.
I love you with all of my heart.
Love,
Mommy



Monday, December 1, 2008

Peyton caught on video

I did it folks. I figured out how to record on our camera! So, here is my first effort.
Yes, I know, I sound COMPLETELY annoying- jabbering in baby talk and all that mushy stuff, but that's what our little one likes. So please ignore my gooing, it's not entertaining to anyone who doesn't wear a diaper.
Peyton is growing so fast. She's enjoying making faces and noises. If you stick your tongue out or make a kissy face with your lips, she will mimic you and she'll also mimic sounds. Goo is her first one. Yes, I know, most baby's say goo, but if you say it to her she says it right back.
Thanks Jill, for the ideas and tips (she's the one who got me started on the faces and cooing)- it's so amazing to see her respond! So, without any more delay, here is Peyton in her premiere video- gooing, dancing and smiling!
video