See ya' all when we get back!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
I am in the process of packing things for Peyton and I for Florida. We are leaving this Thursday evening.
I am excited, but also extremely nervous.
I thought I knew what it would take to travel with a baby, but I had no idea.
I kinda wish I was travelling with Mike for this trip since it's our first, but I think I'll survive.
There are just so many steps. Getting the pass for her even though she is riding on my lap, packing for her- food, diapers, bottles, bibs, toys, medicine just in case, clothes, bath stuff, blankets, purp cloths, stroller, pacifiers. Then packing for me, too.
Then there is the security check- I've got to take her out of her stroller and get that through the machine. I am just afraid I'm gonna take like an hour to do all of that- shoes off, liquids separate, show passes, put the stroller back together. I can just imagine the line full of angry travellers behind me tapping their feet- because that was totally me.
But that's just the beginning. I really don't want to be that lady on the plane with the screaming kid. I'm preparing myself for it just in case- not much I can do if Peyton really decides she's not happy on the plane- except maybe have a glass of wine for me :). Lindsey will be there with me, so that's good. We can share the misery together. There is always a chance Peyton will sleep the whole time. She's just not a good napper anyways so I'm not counting on it.
Oh well, we'll survive. You've gotta start some time, right? Besides, if she's miserable to travel with I can always harass her about it when she's a teenager.
Posted by Jessica at 1:31 PM
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I was cleaning up the kitchen and had set Peyton on a blanket for some tummy time. I thought it was odd that she didn't fuss after a few minutes like she normally does so I went over to look and sure enough... she was on her back. So I grabbed the camera and put her back on her tummy, and... (again, ignore my annoying commentary to Mike)
Posted by Jessica at 1:35 PM
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009
With all of the cold weather, we really haven't taken Peyton out much. We've gone to friends houses, our parents and a few trips to the mall, but that's about it- oh, and of course the doctor.
Yesterday we had our first official date as a family. We all went to lunch together at Max N Erma's. Peyton did great. She hung out with us while we ate and dozed off towards the end.
She's had some separation anxiety lately so I wasn't sure how she would be. She is great with Mike and I, but gets upset with other people. My new goal is to get her out and about in the world as much as possible- especially because we are going to Florida on the 29th. She just needs to see that there is a whole world out there for her to explore. Hopefully this will help with the fussiness.
Sidenote: I can't wait to see her in her swimsuit in Florida.
Posted by Jessica at 9:13 AM
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I'm going to try to update my blog more often. I love reading everyone elses and their comments. I just seem to have lost some brain capacity and articulation since my pregnancy. It's starting to come back, but I think, like any muscle, I have to use it to make it stronger. I'm working on eliminating my "uhhhh and ummmm" responses from my vocabulary right now.
Peyton has started to find her feet. She lifts her little legs up and stretches them around, occasionally grabbing them and holding on with a surprised look on her face. She hasn't quite made the connection that they are on her body, but she can feel that she's pulling on them.
Now when I find her waking up from her nap, I see this little balled up thing wiggling her feet in the air and smiling. She sways her legs from side to side and coos. She reminds me of a little monkey. Here's a shot of her lifting her legs, she wouldn't hold still long enough for a better one- and then just some cute pics. She loves her bunny blankie
Posted by Jessica at 2:08 PM
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Mike's cousin Kiki emailed me some of the photos she took of Peyton when she was one month. Kiki is an Amazing photographer. She uses natural light. I wish she didn't live in Cleveland so I could have her photograph Peyton more often. Not only that, but Kiki and John are like a brother and sister to us more than cousins. We wish we could see them more often than just a few times a year.
Posted by Jessica at 9:53 AM
Monday, January 12, 2009
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Thursday, January 8, 2009
So last night I was watching the friends episode where Rachel had her baby. I never paid attention to how unrealistic tv pregnancies are before- but then again, I've never had a baby before Peyton.
Um, Rachel just kinda hopped up on the hospital bed at one point and wiggled herself into a comfy position.
C-section or not, you CAN NOT move that fast or easily for DAYS if not weeks.
Just an observation.
Posted by Jessica at 10:15 AM
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Peyton loves to talk. She makes all kinds of noises. Her latest addition is kindof purring. She sounds like a cross between Chewbacca and a kitten.
Posted by Jessica at 5:41 PM
We just got back from the doctor and our little girl is doing great!
Posted by Jessica at 3:13 PM
Saturday, January 3, 2009
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Friday, January 2, 2009
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