Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What I Hate...

...about traveling with an infant...I never know if I've packed enough diapers.

Hummm...Overkill? Or just enough? Only Gracie knows for sure.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Sounds

With my pump broken, Brian brought Gracie to work to visit me on Friday to have a little lunch. On the way in we ran into some of my coworkers, who oogled over Gracie and started making a popping sound with their mouths. Gracie was so entranced by the popping that by the time she left my work, she was doing it herself! I attempted to get a video of it, and ended up getting not only a little of her popping, but also her crinkle-nosed smile.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Feeding Frustrations and Sleeping Woes

Ugg, what a week.

I have been having a lot of problems pumping enough milk for Gracie. We go day to day, and whatever I pump today, she drinks tomorrow. I typically only get 2 ounces out, wich sucks. She does still nurse in the morning, when I get home from work, and before bed so I'm not too concerned, but it's frustrating. Tuesday I didn't get any out. Thursday she woke up really early so I thought I'd be able to get her more than usual but when I got all set up to pump, it didn't work. My pump is broken. I am so bummed. Why couldn't it have broken last week? You know, when we had a coupon for 20% off? That would have been thoughful. If any of you are done with yours and will let me buy it off ya, let me know. I don't really want to spend the money on a new one.

If that's not enough,

Gracie is WAY off her sleeping schedule. Thursday night she woke at 3 am. This morning she waited until 5 am. Tonight she got sleepy and crabby at 5:30 pm. So, like a good momma, I put her to bed and told her it was just a nap, not for the night-that's WAY too early! She woke up at 6:30, but went back to bed by 6:45 just to wake up again at 8:00. This crazy girl then stayed up until 9:00 and went back to bed. So much for quality momma/baby time!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Grandma Y. bought Gracie a Tinkerbell outfit.
Here's my little fairy.

She has started wrinkling her nose when she smiles really big. It is SO cute!

Bouncy Bouncy!

This is exactally what momma was imagining when I bought this!
Brian said she spends an hour every morning doing this.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Gracie has had a rough couple of nights. On Tuesday we finally got her crib assembled and put into place. She's not a fan. She had a nice little groove made into her bassinet and was quite comfy, thank you very much. I'd put her to bed and she'd instantly turn her head to the side, stick her thumb in her mouth and close her eyes. Not with the crib. Tuesday she cried for a long time before we got her to sleep and then woke up at 3 am. That is very not like her, as she has slept through the night since she was 8 weeks old. Last night she didn't wake in the middle of the night, but it did take us almost 2 hours to get her to sleep. Brian said she slept well for her naps today though, so I am hopeful that we are over that hump.Before


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Exersaucer Fun

"I think I'm getting the hang of this thing, Momma!"

Daddy Time

Friday, October 3, 2008

Gracie Loves Seth

Gracie has her own favorite Brewer. I know, you're all thinking "yeah, right, she's 6 months old." Really, she does! When Seth McClung (relieving pitcher) comes over to the fence, he grabs her toe and makes a farting sound with his tongue. She lights up and giggles like crazy! Lately, all it takes is to hear his name; "Gracie, Seth is coming!" and she will light up and start making the farting noise with her tongue! It is the cutest thing ever. We asked Seth if he would be willing to let us go on the player's side of the fence to get a picture of him with Gracie. He said of course, and here are a couple of the pictures.
Mama, Seth is WAY taller than you and Daddy! It's scary up here!

When Seth took her from my arms,
he lifted her in the air and started playing with her right away!

She did end up getting quite upset with him when he asked if she was stinky and actually smelt her butt. She screamed and looked at me like "Mama! Seth McClung just sniffed. my. butt." It was pretty funny!