Monday, March 29, 2010

First Family Photo.

This last week we all went to Tennessee and Kentucky. It was all very eventful, Erich graduated, got to meet Annaliese for the first time, and we got married. It was pointed out to me while i was with my family that Annaliese is now the only child in our family who's parents are married. I plan on it staying that way. =]

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Annaliese's first sucker.

Just out of curiosity, my mother gave Annaliese a taste of a Smarties sucker. I think she liked it... ;]

Thursday, March 18, 2010


oh my gosh, i can't stop laughing.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day.

We wore our green today, did you? Annaliese had on a green onesie with "Daddy's Princess" printed on the front. It was adorable and it kind of made her hair look strawberry blonde. Cute.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy one month Annaliese!

I can not believe she's already a month old! Time is literally flying by. Even better, in one week from Thursday, Annaliese gets to finally see Erich for the first time. He graduates March 25th. This will also be the same day Erich and i get married. We'll finally be a family. After that Annaliese and I will just have to wait 6 months until Erich graduates his AIT and we can move with him wherever he gets sent next [unless he goes overseas which would suck].
Annaliese has been fussy today so i've been carrying her around in the sling wrap, it seems to be the only thing to calm her down. Poor baby.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Annaliese got some new pink leggings at Target today. I think she looks like a ballerina. Erich would probably pass out from her cuteness right now.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Catch up.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dear me.

It sure has taken me a while to post again. Sorry about that, sometimes i find that i stay more busy at certian times of day. This, in turn, makes me procrastinate on other things and it kind of crashed together last night. I realized i had so much to do and i had so much to catch up on. I really do spend my entire day taking care of Annaliese and this last week has been eventful.

Some things you've missed:
1. Annaliese has started choking in her sleep. Apparently it's either reflux after she eats or she's congested and is choking on her own spit/snot. The problem is that she doesn't make any sounds when she chokes so I've pretty mch been holding her all day everday this past week. I've been watching her like a hawk for fear that she will choke again. Luckily, she hasn't choked since Tuesday.
2. Annaliese turned 3 weeks old as of Tuesday the 9th. In one week she'll be a month old!! Where in the heck did all that time go?! I look back and try to remember each day but it's all a blur. I can honestly say that I still feel like i just got home from the hospital with her. [Which is ironic because I actually did- we had to go to the hospital today. It'll be explained in #3.] She's even still as small as when she was born... technically smaller considering she's still not back up to birth weight.
3. We had to go the hospital today to see the lactation consultants. Because Annaliese hasn't gained back up to her birth weight, I've been worried that she hasn't been getting enough to eat during her feedings. When we got to the hospital they weighed her and then i feed her and then they weighed her again. At first go she only took about 2oz. then when did a second go around and she got up to the 3oz mark. 3oz is what she needs to have eaten during one feeding. So they reccomended i supplement with my extra pumped milk. I go back in a week to get her weighed again and see if that tecnique works.

The next post will include a bunch of new pictures and videos I've made in that last week.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New outfit.

Annaliese finally got to try on one of her outfits she got at the baby shower. I love this outift because it has a big flower sewn onto the bottom and the colors look so good on her. We were making pictures of her in it and i swear she knows when we take pictures because she makes the funniest facial expressions. It seriously cracks me up.
i love love LOVE these last two pictures


Thursday, March 4, 2010


Last night Annaliese's umbilical stump fell out... well part of it. There's actually some still left inside her bellybutton and it looks so gross and moist still. I kind of freaked out when I went to change her diaper and I was unsnapping her outfit and then BAM! no shriveled up stump. I went and got an alcohol swab and cleaned it immediately. I hope that little bit inside there dries out and falls off too soon. I want to give her a real bath so bad. It's going to be so cute when she can splash the water for the first time. Right now she can only kick her feet in the little bit of water at the bottom of her tub. Honestly, I think she only does that out of a Morrow Reflex rather than having fun exploring.
This morning I cut Annaliese's nails for the first time! It wasn't hard at all! She slept through the entire process. Now she's making little squeaks in her playpen bed at the stuffed moose toy that Erich got her. I wonder if she knows its from her daddy. She stares at it so much, it's like it calms her down.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mommy loves you.

so much so that i didnt even consider putting makeup on to take pictures with you.


Happy two weeks Annaliese!!

Time flys when you're having fun.