Tuesday, April 29, 2008

okay - explain how she can look more like him in one pic but more like me in another pic!!! either way, at least SOMEONE (thing) thinks she looks like me!!! :-)

MyHeritage: Family trees - Genealogy - Celebs - Collage - Morph

MyHeritage: Family tree - Genealogy - Celeb - Collage - Morph

Sunday, April 27, 2008

here are some pictures from grandma and grandpa snelson's visit this weekend!! also, we started!!! i made abby's first rice cereal tonight. (yes, made it. i'm not buying it from the store. i'm making ALL her food.) so i introduced it tonight. overall, i think it went fairly well. i didn't realize she was quite as hungry as she was....she was doing fine until i put her in her chair to feed her. then she started crying and got really impatient. i probably should have just stopped at that point, but i decided to keep trying. there's one point where she calmed down enough to actually eat off the spoon but the rest of the time she was too worked up to pay attention.

video

Thursday, April 24, 2008

DANG IT!!! i missed yesterday. well, i made it farther than i thought i would!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

okay, april lancaster baker, if you want me to email you something, you gotta give me your email address!!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

"S"

S is for SPRING

springtime is definitely here! i can feel it in my nose. i thought that i've had a cold for the past few days but i'm beginning to think it's really my allergies acting up. i took abby to a park today to join a playgroup for the first time. i had been feeling fine today until i came home from the park. i was there for 2 hrs! so i'm thinking that it's the curse of the springtime allergies!!!

S is for SPRINGTIME

Sunday, April 20, 2008

thank you to erin who reminded me to post tonight!!!

"R"

R is for RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS

my daughter gave me a cold. and it's not nice. my nose has been full of pressure all day, as has my whole head, really. i don't feel baldy, per se, just kinda like my head is going to explode. abigail is doing much better, thankfully, so hopefully that means that my new round of respiratory issues will be over quickly...

...one can only hope, right?!

R is for RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS

Saturday, April 19, 2008

ooooh! i almost missed today! i don't have much creative energy right now...not that my blog up to this point has been creative. but i'm really tired!

today i started a new business selling arbonne products. i'm scared out of my mind but i think it'll be a really good thing for me to do on a number of levels. i'm excited about it. apprehensive. nervous. excited. :-) we'll see how it goes!!! if anyone wants to get any products, let me know. arbonne is FABULOUS and has great products that are 100% natural. their baby line is phenomenal! i use it on abby everyday.

alright. i'm going to bed. i'm tired!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

"Q"

Q is for QUIET NIGHT

this past week has been crazy with abigail being sick. our nights have not been that great -- she's been somewhat fussy or wanting to be held. but tonight she is quiet. she's been sleeping a lot the past 2 days and right now she's sleeping on daddy's chest. but i'm glad for a quiet night!!!

Q is for QUIET NIGHT

Thursday, April 17, 2008

"P"

P is for PINK

i've never been a girly girl. ever. in fact, growing up i played more with baseball cards and hot wheels than barbies and stuff like that. i'm just not a girly girl. so having a girl is kinda scary. right now i own more pink crap than i care to, really. pink is the obligatory gift color for girls. don't get me wrong -- i'll NEVER turn down gifts! but it seriously looks like our room (which is also abigail's room) has thrown up pink!

but here's the kicker: i find myself buying pink things for her! not because i like pink - cause i don't! but more b/c that's all there is, really! my favorite color (GREEN!!!) is always in boy stuff! unless, of course, it's paired with pink! so i find myself buying a lot of pink things for her. does that make me a hypocrite??!

P is for Pink!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

okay, i have no "O" but that's because i just got home from taking abigail to the emergency room. apparently my baby has her first cold....it only took 5 1/2 months!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"N"

N is for NEW CLOTH DIAPERS

i got my second package of cloth diapers in the mail today! they are so cute! i also got 2 packs of cloth wipes at the store today!!



so now i have 3 diapers that i own and 5 inserts. the rest belong to a friend and i'll give them back once my stash is built up enough to where i can outfit abigail in just my own. i'm so excited about doing cloth diapers! yes it's a bit more work laundry wise, but it's gonna save us a lot of money and it's better for her! so i'm all for it!

Monday, April 14, 2008

"M"

M is for MOUNTAINS of laundry

i have spent almost the whole day doing laundry today. i even folded the socks -- i don't usually do that. that's robert's job. but today, i did it. i HATE it. but i did it!!! so in light of the fact that today has been cleaning day (and abby has been somewhat fussy again) i have yet to get a shower and into clean clothes. i'm still in my jams. but hey, that's the life of a stay-at-home mom! WOO HOOO!

M is for MOUNTAINS of laundry

Sunday, April 13, 2008

"L"

L is for LOOOOONG DAY

today has been a long day. i was at from 3:30 last night and couldn't go back to sleep. abby was a mess in her crib last night. it was wierd: she wasn't awake but she was really restless and i heard her. so i finally at 3:30 brought her in bed with me. she slept really well after that...but i didn't. i never sleep well when she's right next to me. (that's why i miss our co-sleeper!) so when it was time for church i got up and got ready and was exhausted. went to church, made it through church - somehow - then came home and fell in bed for a nap...only to not fall asleep. so i got back up. finally i fell asleep for about 1 1/2 hrs or so then robert went to church so i had abby alone. she's been a mess again tonight. i think she's constipated. poor baby. and she is only quiet with/on me. but i'm so tired!!! so it's been a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong day.

L is for LONG DAY.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

okay. i have no K. i'm tired and it's late. i've been running all day. i'm a slacker, i know, but at least i posted SOMETHING!!!! :-)

abby found that her hands work today!! we've been working on this for WEEKS b/c the pediatrician told me that this was one area she's behind in. but, seeing as today is her 3 month adjusted birtday (she was due 3 months ago today), i think she's doing well. here's a video of it --- sorry it's cockeyed...i forgot i can't flip the videos rightside up like i can pictures!

okay. i have no K. i'm tired and it's late. i've been running all day. i'm a slacker, i know, but at least i posted SOMETHING!!!! :-)

Friday, April 11, 2008

"J"

J is for JAMMIES

i thought i'd take a second and pay hommage to jammies. i've always loved my jammies, but now especially they are pretty much what i live in!! so having a comfortable pair of jammies is especially important. i have 2 pair of jammie pants that i particularly love, and coincedentally, they started out as christmas presents to robert. they are, however, now mine. and i LOVE them. one pair i brought to the hospital with me when abigail was born.

but as much as i love my old jammies, there is nothing better than a new pair of fabulous jams!! seriously!!!! getting to crawl in bed with a new, fresh pair of jam pants and a top is probably one of my favorite feelings in the world. and it's one of those that don't get taken for granted since i don't get to buy new jams all that often. and i only hope that i will be able to pass along my love of jammies to abigail!!! they are, afterall, one of the secret joys of womanhood!

so here is my tribute to jammies. :-)

J is for JAMMIES!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

"I"

I is for Indifferent

can i still blame mood swings on crazy hormones? i delivered abigail 5 months ago TODAY (holy crap!!!) so is it still okay to say "i just had a baby. my hormones are going crazy." in response to foul moods and bad days? today i just feel indifferent. well, this week i just feel indifferent. i've been in a funk for the past few days and i don't know what it's about. i'm thinking hormones (seriously) but i dont' know. i'm not depressed. i'm not mad. i'm not anything like that. i'm just indifferent. i think i'm just tired. BUT! roni is coming over tonight and that always makes everything better!!!!

I is for Indifferent.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

"H"

H is for HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ERIN!!







Happy Birthday!!! I love you!!!!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

G is for Good News


today when i opened my email, i had one from zazzle that said "zazzle.com, Inc. just sent you money with PayPal." i looked in my paypal acct and lo and behold, there's $133.00 just sitting there ready for the shopping!!! WOW!!! the only bad part is that robert said i can't use it for me....i have to put it towards our debt. stupid debt.


in other news, we have started using cloth diapers with abigail. here are some pictures in her first one:






"G"

Monday, April 07, 2008

F

F is for Forgetfulness

so abby had an appt at a travel clinic today to check about some shots that she may need for a trip we are taking this summer. when i made the appt, i forgot to write down the name and number for the dr. so this morning i was frantically searching for where this drs office was! i finally found it at 9:00. her appt was at 9:30...on howell mill rd. there's NO WAY we're making it! so i was praying that they wouldn't charge me a "no show" fee....thankfully they just changed my appt to later on in the month.

seriously, sometimes i feel like i'm losing my mind! what kind of idiot doesn't write down the name and number of a drs office they've never been to before?!

F is for Forgetfulness!!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

E

E is for (un)Eventful

today has been completely uneventful, and i love it! actually, this weekend has been pretty uneventful and that's quite a feat. after a week of both me and robert being sick, it's been nice to just be able to sit at the house and not do much. nealette came over and hung out with me, mom, and abby for 4 hrs. that was so much fun! i love seeing her!! but we just stayed home and ate, napped, played with abby, and were just pretty much a family for a few days!! and it was nice.

E is for (un)Eventful!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

D

"D" is for Dog.

i miss having a dog. i know that i've had some issues with acquiring and keeping a dog, but oscar was good! but i really miss having a dog. we can't have one while we are in mom's house, but when we move out i'd really like to get one. robert says we can't get another dog ever because he's allergic to them, but so am i. so i really have a hard time accepting that excuse. i've always had a dog, from the time i was 5. we had buster (a pekingnese) for like 9 years. he was a great dog.

anyway, i really miss having a dog. i want another one when we move out. just a small one. nothing huge. just maybe a shih tzu or a chihuahua. and i think that every child should have a dog growing up. so that means abby should have one.

i know that i've not had the best track record with dogs, but i'm still petitioning to get one when we move out. "where there's a will, there's a way" right!?

Friday, April 04, 2008

this is for aunt sarah!!!!
we love you, aunt sarah!!!

"C"

C is for Crib and Cleaning

last night, abby slept in her crib for the first time!!!! up to this point, she's been in her bassinet (until she outgrew that) then in a co-sleeper that attaches to our bed. she still fits into that well but i've been feeling like she needs to get used to her own crib. i expected her to wake up and want her co-sleeper, but she slept until 8:30!!!!! here's a pic:



i've also been cleaning like mad today! since we've both been sick, the house is pretty trashed. and there's a TON of laundry to do. so today has been cleaning day...when abby's allowed it. she's been really really fussy today so it's been hard. but i've definitely done a lot of cleaning!!!!

C is for Crib and Cleaning.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

"B"

B is for Babies Hood WHO ARRIVED THIS MORNING!!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS WENDY AND JAIME!!! PEARSON ALEXANDER WEIGHED IN AT 7LBS 3OZ AND NICOLE ALEXIS TIPPED THE SCALES AT 6LBS 1OZ!!!

everyone is here and doing well!!

B is for Babies Hood!

also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAHBO!!!!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

"A"

A is for Abigail. The most beautiful thing to come into my life! The most gorgeous baby I've ever seen!

The past 4 1/2 months have been full of joy, fear, heartache, amazement, medical bills, pride, laughter, and so many more emotions that would fill up an entire webpage themselves. I can't believe that she is 4 1/2 months old. I can't believe how far we've come. My little family is amazing and I love them both! Robert is an excellent father. Abigail couldn't ask for better than him!!!

I just pray that I can be a good mother to her. That I can teach her the many things that she needs to learn - to love Jesus, to be all she can be, to laugh A LOT, to not take things too seriously, to not like beef (:-)), to love the braves, to love music, and so many more things.

I love my little girl. More than I can say.

A is for Abigail.
i still feel like crap. robert's sick, too, but not quite as bad as me. thankfully he stayed home from the trip he was supposed to go on b/c i'm not quite a great mom right now. all i want to do is sleep. but he's been an excellent daddy!!! even in his sickly state!

but i have ale 8. that makes everything better. so does this:

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


okay, so i tried this in november but was completely interrupted by my daughter's impatience to come into this world. so we're gonna try this again!!!! the theme of april's nablopomo is LETTERS. so off we go....