Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Video

Rachel's newest You Tube video was posted yesterday.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Our Week at Home in Pictures

Baby Bailey learning to sit on her own. She is doig very well and I think she will be sitting up by next month and rolling over by the end of the week.
Baby tries Sprite for the first time on the tip of my finger. While it did stop her from fussing anymore, I had to keep doing it of she fussed louder. She liked Sprite.
My Dad cutting the neighborhood grass before we left for the beach.

Our last dinner together before my sister has her baby!

All of us girls at home for weekend.

The infamous "BELLY PICTURE" that my Papa has to do with all of the pregnant girls in the family...just for comparison.

My Brother-in-law, Rodney, really took to baby and it honestly surprised me. She laughed and played with him for the longest time.

More cousins and uncles came to the beach to meet us there and see the baby. Here is my cousin, Will, holding Rach for the first time.

Laurel was very helpful all week with the baby, even though Rach pooped and spit-up all over her clothes SEVERAL times! She was a good sport! She just kept coming back for more.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Where in the World is Everyday Bailey

As a surprise, my mom flew me and the baby back home to Alabama for my sister's baby shower. All of the family was there and it was a surprise to them all. But let's start at the beginning...Rachel did really well on the plane. That was honestly my worst fear because you hate to be the mom with a screaming baby on a plane full of people. Turned out, she slept the entire way, however, that may have been the only nap she was able to get the entire day. (that one really bit me in the rump later on) We got there in one peice...however, I can't say the same for my luggage/carseat. The airport gave us a loaner car seat which might as well have been made of paper. It was worthless. Luckily they found our luggage later on that day and delivered it late that evening.
Rachel at 12 weeks

We met all of the family for lunch after they spent the morning shopping, and BOY were they surprised that me and baby showed up. We were all the loudest things ever to hit the Blue Plate Cafe in our town. And we aren't quiet and respectful when we are excited either. Everyone in the restaurant knew how excited we were to see each other. Baby got passed around the table so everyone could spend some time with her...and boy, she was trooper. She didn't get upset at all. She actually seemed to enjoy looking at all of the different faces.

Sunday, we all drove over to my sister's (gigantic) house to have lunch with all of the family once more before they left and attend her baby shower where we got to see old friends and teachers and acquintances. Me and Blake (my sister) never get to hangout. So since the doctor has put her on half days at work until the baby comes so she invited me and baby to spend the night. So we are going to talk BABY today and get a few things ready for her new baby boy, Brody. He should be here anyday now. (And Rach is breaking in all of his toys and bedding for him, just to give you an idea of how tall she is already...if she was an inch longer, she wouldn't fit in his bassinet...I KNOW RIGHT!!)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

An Homage to our First House

Goodbye house!  You were a good first house...lots of love, comfort, and good memories were had by all.  

First Memories in our First House:
1. first time to attempt renovations
2. first pet
3. first time to get to know neighbors
4. first baby
5. first time to not have a job
6. first time to sell a house
7. first time to attempt landscaping many memories here.  But now it is time to say goodbye!  We spent all last week with E's parents and all of this week moving furniture and making the last few repairs needed before we close at the end of the week.  Exhaustion is taking a toll on us though.  Even baby is getting tired of being carted around and passed off from neighbor and friends and nursery workers at church.  I think I am already getting mother's guilt!  Just a few more days!!  

Where do we live? With Elizabeth and Matt for the time being!  They are evidently glutens for punishment inviting me and E with baby and Maggie to stay.  But baby sleeps all night and doesn't cry much, so really, it's just Maggie that's the problem.  "Let the Great Experiment Begin!"

Everyday Bailey will be back as soon as life calms down next week.