Friday, November 27, 2009

Frosted Mini Wiebe

Ugg

I stumbled across this great find at Shopper's Drug Mart of all places, sadly this picture was taken moments after I decided they need to be returned. They are a little too big for her feet which would be just fine but the top of the boot just barely fits so by the time the bottom fits the top will be too small. Had they been a couple dollars I'd hang on to them but $10 is too much to justify. This photo will have to serve as a memory of the cute boots that could have been.

Funny anecdote... I really struggled with them the first time I put them on and couldn't figure out why they were so difficult. I finally sort of got them on and took these pictures. It was only as I took them off that I noticed that the toes were stuffed with paper... oops!
L

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Video

Andrew shared this video and I was so impressed that I wanted a few others to see it.

For optimal viewing results I recommend making it full screen and turning out all the lights.  Make sure your sound is on, the music is half the beauty.




Mom, you'll probably think it's boring but Brad and I were amazed and I've already watched it multiple times and researched the facility.
L

I Told You So


Before Catie was born Brad and I worked out a sleep plan and a schedule for her. We wanted to be prepared and it helped build confidence in our abilities.  The final goal of the plan was to get Catie to sleep through the night by 12 weeks.  I was adamant that this was possible though many people scoffed at me and though they wouldn't come right out and say it I could tell they thought I was crazy and were sure that there was no way I would succeed.

As we reached 8 weeks and then 9 I started to have doubts myself but she was always making progress, sleeping in 4 hours stretches and then 5.  Then two nights ago she completely surprised us by sleeping for 7 hours straight.  We celebrated but felt sure it was a fluke.  Last night she surprised us once again... 11 hours!  My 10 week old girl slept for 11 hours straight!  We're so excited and she still has two weeks before my deadline to settle into her new pattern.

Part of me wants to go back to all those disbelievers and  brag a little.
L

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Just Because


Thumb Sucker


As previously mentioned, Catie has started to suck her thumb.  After every nap we find her like this.

You'd think it would be more comfortable if she closed her fingers into a fist but she hasn't figured that out yet. 

She also has a really difficult time finding her thumb, it involves a lot of hitting herself in the face.  We love it as we're lying in bed and we hear her stir and then some very loud slurping noises follow as she starts to suck.
L

Friday, November 20, 2009

Awe-struck

I don't know what we did to deserve such an amazing girl. Everyday I'm excited to see her and play with her, I miss her during her naps and I can't get over how perfect she is. She smells so good and she smiles so beautifully and I'm sure I'm not good enough for her. Somehow I was trusted with this little person and I can’t seem to remember life before her.
L


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sucker for a Sale

A couple weeks ago Michelle gave me a $20 gift certificate to Anna Banana (a cute kids store) so today Mom and I headed over and boy did we pick the perfect day.  All clothes were 40% off and there was a rack that was 70% off, we got tons of cute stuff for next to nothing.  Then we went to Children's Place to accomplish the day's goal of shoes for Catie where we found one sale pair and one adorable pink pair, just what ever girl needs.  She's going to be the best dressed girl around so stay tuned for photos. L

Monday, November 16, 2009

THE Shirt

Is it just me or does anyone else have that one shirt that they just can't keep clean.  I can never wear it more than once because I ALWAYS spill on it.  Today was no exception and my chilli stained shirt will have to go in the laundy tomorrow.
L

Another South Beach Motivation Photo



Self Soothing

Last nights feeding brought along a discovery, Catie has found her thumb.

While I don't really want a thumbsucker it sure is cute!
L


Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Look

Changing the look of my blog isn't something I do very often but with combining the two blogs it seemed like it was time for a fresh look.
L

Here We Go Again

It's far past time to do something about this baby weight so Brad and I have decided to jump back into South Beach Diet for two weeks. It'll be difficult but I"m excited for the immediate results, I desperately need immediate results.

I'm making a goal of 15 pounds which will not be easy and will require some effort but I'm hoping that a picture or two of where I used to be will be enough motivation.
L

Friday, November 13, 2009

Advanced

According to most development charts Catie is doing awesome. Most charts have three categories: Most Children Can do, Half of Children can Do, and a Few Children Can Do. I'm pleased to report that at two months of age Catie can do everything in the column that only a few children can do. She holds her head steady, bears weight on her legs and lifts her head and shoulders into a mini push-up.

I'm so proud of my girl!

Here's a bonus video, be prepared for the cutest sound you've ever heard.
L

video

Thursday, November 12, 2009

So Sorry

The dreaded day finally came, immunization day.

I know it's a controversial topic but I strongly believe in immunizations. I think they're important for babies health and I fully support them so today I headed over to the health unit with Catie in tow.

Despite my beliefs that this is a necessary step in development it sure was hard! I held my Catie tightly against me, bracing her for what was to come. My poor little girl looked up at me with such surprise on her face right before she started to cry in earnest that it brought tears to my own eyes. It doesn't seem right to hold her down and allow someone to hurt her and I wish there was another way. She's a tough girl though and she did really well only crying for 5 minutes or so before she settled. We'll see how the next day or so go.

As hard as it was, her four month shots are already scheduled though I'm not looking forward to the cries of pain and sad, sad whimpers.
L

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Alert

Catie loves to sit up and look around her. If she's ever fussy you just need to sit her up on your knee and 9 times out of 10 she'll be just fine so I figured it was time for the Bumbo and as usual she looks adorable.
L

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Family Photos

We took the opportunity yesterday to take some quick family photos, nothing fancy, just something to document the day. Catie looked so cute in her white dress.

It's about time someone got to wear this dress. When my older sister was pregant with her first baby Mom immediatly started making a cute blessing outfit for a girl or a boy. She had a boy so the dress didn't get used. Well that boy is now eight and since Catie is the first grandaughter she's the first to get to use the cute dress made by her Grandma Cathy.


Glad Grandma finally got her girl.
L

Monday, November 9, 2009

Blessing Day

Years and year ago, at least 12, my Grandma O'Reilly made me the cutest little sweater and hat for a baby I would have some day in the future.

I always figured that on blessing day I would pull them out and she would wear them to the church. My Grandma passed away a long time ago so it meant a lot for me to have this cute sweater set. Yesterday being the special day I pulled out the sweater and put them on Catie and she looked like the most adorable goofy girl!

I loved having that little memory of my Grandma, take a look and see what you think.
L


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Entertaining

Today I got to use one of the features on our oven, the delayed start.

Catie was blessed today so family came to visit and we were providing lunch after church. We wanted it to be ready right when we got home so we put the potatoes in the oven before we left, set the timer and off we went.

I made sure we practiced multiple times because I've heard so many stories of the oven not turning on, luckily this wasn't a problem we encountered. The house smelled so yummy when we came home and we had piping hot potatoes... yay for fancy ovens!
L

6 Weeks and Counting

I realize that this post is a little late but Catie went for her 6 week check up the other day and the doctor confirmed what I've suspected, that our little girl isn't actually so little.

Her height is right around average, her head size is slightly below average but her weight... she's in the 90th percentile. She was 8 pounds 2 ounces when she was born and 6 weeks later she's 11 pounds 4 ounces. I think I've discovered where she's been carrying all that weight, check out that belly!
L

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Importing

If you follow wiebebaby then this won't be a surprise to you but I've decided it's time to combine the two blogs. Initially I wanted to keep them separate but in doing so this site has become completely ignored so posting will resume here shortly but you can expect 95% of them to be about Catie, sorry but that's how 95% of my time is spent these days.

I'm transferring over all of the Baby Blog posts so if you use your reader you can expect an influx of old posts, bear with me.
L

Discovering

It's amazing how every day there's something new with Catie, today she's discovered her hands!

We were playing together with her on her back and she constantly brought her hands in front of her eyes, then to her mouth, then she'd hit her self in the face (lightly) and then they'd go back in front of her eyes. She's so fascinated by them and amused herself for quite some time with these awesome little hands.

Here's a picture of my cute, grown up, 8 week old girl and a bonus of her super cute feet (Grandma Cathy will especially like the bonus photos)
L




Hands!

It's amazing how every day there's something new with Catie, today she's discovered her hands!

We were playing together with her on her back and she constantly brought her hands in front of her eyes, then to her mouth, then she'd hit her self in the face (lightly) and then they'd go back in front of her eyes. She's so fascinated by them and amused herself for quite some time with these awesome little hands.

Here's a picture of my cute, grown up, 8 week old girl and a bonus of her super cute feet (Grandma Cathy will especially like the bonus photos)
L


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Star is Born

I discovered today that the camera flash brings out a cute little grin, enjoy my little star.


A Star is Born

I discovered today that the camera flash brings out a cute little grin, enjoy my little star.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Just One More

Okay I swear these are the last of the Halloween photos, she's just so cute!

This is Catie and her new friend Buttercup.




All tuckered out after a busy day of Trick or Treating.