Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Best Christmas Gift Ever!!!

Brianna has slept, in her crib, since Christmas, without a peep from 9pm to 9am!!!!! I can't believe it. I was starting to think that sleep at night was never going to happen, she was waking almost every hour the last couple weeks.

I hope I'm not jinxing it by posting this, but I'm much too happy not to. She's also decided that she's perfectly happy taking a single 2 hour afternoon nap around 1pm instead of 2 shorter ones. Works for me, she seems so much happier and so am I.

And the best part of all this? We didn't have to do anything, she just changed her sleep pattern all on her own. I mean, she doesn't even wake once in the middle of the night. Best Christmas gift ever :) Let's just hope it stays this way -fingers crossed.

Friday, December 24, 2010

And The Winner Is....

Congratulations Jenny!! And thanks to all who entered :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My 1st Review & Giveaway

If there is something I always remember to do before leaving the house, it's make sure Brianna has a beautiful accessory in her hair -and this has been the case since the day she arrived. I have tremendous love for Michellene over at Princess Couture Designs.

All her hair accessories are gorgeous, original and extremely well priced. She has a great eye for design and can create anything you think up. She also makes sure to add no slip grip to all her clips, so even those little ones with barely there hair can enjoy her beauties.

I have been working with Michellene for almost a year now. I started buying from her before Brianna had even arrived. Every single hair accessory Brianna owns -with the exception of gifts from others- has come from Princess Couture Designs. I love, love, LOVE her stuff! Not only can she create beautiful bows, clips and headbands, she can also make custom bracelets and pacifier clips. If I could buy everything in her shop I would -I just don't think Clint would be very happy with me;)

If you or someone you know is expecting a little princess, make sure to take a peak, I know you'll be impressed. I have only great things to say about Michellene, she makes sure each and every customer receives the royal treatment!

So just in time for New Years, Michellene has decided to give one of my lucky readers a free clip set. Read below on how to enter!

To enter this giveaway:

Go visit Princess Couture Designs and tell me which clip set you would choose if you won (mandatory).

Extra entries:

1) Like Princess Couture Designs on Facebook

2) Follow my blog and tell me you are

3) Follow Princess Couture Designs and tell me you are

4) Make a purchase at Princess Couture Designs (5 extra entries)

Good luck, everyone!

Winner will be announced Friday December 24th, so be sure to check back then!

This review is my honest and true opinion of the product. I have purchased from Michellene many times, I was not given any items for free in exchange for the review.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Highchair Edition


Wearing daddy's hat.

Chewing on her keys.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

8 Months!!!

How did my little baby get to be 2/3 of a year old??? The last 8 months have honestly flown right by. I can't think to another time in my life where the time has gone by just as fast. I really wish time could stand still some days!

Here are your accomplishments thus far.
  • an expert at crawling
  • pulls up on anyything and everything, shimmies along furniture and is now trying to stand sans support
  • claps her hands together when excited
  • instead of improving, sleep has gotten worse!
  • prefers jarred food over homemade ...sigh
  • refuses to take a bottle or sippy cup
  • has officially transitioned to big girl baths, no more baby tub
  • hair is growing in like crazy, and coming in blonde!
  • no longer my toothless wonder, 2 bottom teeth have popped through (both within a couple days of each other)
  • preferred way to communicate is growling
  • this close to saying uh-oh! and still refuses to say mama :(
I could not be a prouder mommy. We have her pedi appointment this afternoon, so I'll know her weight and height then.

Stats are:
29.5" long, 17 3/4" head circumference, 19lbs 7oz (Length = above percentile 95, Weight = between percentile 50 and 75, Head Circumference = between percentile 75 and 90)

Here are the necessary monthly photos.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Meeting Santa

This is just a picture of the picture -taken on my cell phone. I love the way they had it all set up, it's so different from other ones I have seen. I love that she was so comfortable while they took the picture, except Santa is looking off to the side so his eyes are a tad creepy.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Shopping For A Baby

I always thought that shopping for Brianna would be a breeze. We would get her lots and lots of toys and things she needs, and then she could enjoy ripping off the wrapping (with our help) on Christmas morning. Well, it doesn't appear that shopping for her this year is turning out to be all that easy.

First off, my parents are both first time grandparents. They have both expressed their desire to purchase each and every age appropriate toy out there for her, which leaves us with very few options ourselves.

Secondly, this is the first grand daughter in Clint's family (his brother has 3 boys, and Clint is one of 3 boys), so grandma and grandpa want to buy her lots of pink and purple goodies.

Thirdly, did I mention they all live on the other side of the country. They haven't been around to see her on a regular basis so when they shop, the sort of over do it. I just hope that they get it all out of their system now, I really don't want her to expect this sort of treatment when she is older and think that she can get whatever she wants from her grandparents.

We really hope to get her items that she can use both now and into the future. I would hate to buy things that will only keep her attention for a month or so. So if you have any ideas or tips, please feel free to share them with me. I could really use some help! Thanks.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

And Voila!

This is what we chose for our Christmas card from Shutterfly. I am so happy with it, I cannot wait until they arrive!!!

Thank you, Shutterfly.