Sunday, July 27, 2008

We are still here!

Me and my girl enjoying the day outdoors.

I don't know how I caught this but I swear it looks like she is posing. How adorable is this pic! Sorry it is sideways!

Well , I have proved to be a poor blogger. Whenever I get a few minutes to update I get carried away blog hopping and then Brielle wakes up and needs my undivided attention. If you notice the time it is currently 11pm. These late night hours have become so precious as I am sure all you fellow mothers can agree. These last months have been busy and exciting for our small family. As a result, I have some fun events to blog about but all of my pictures are in the hands of another (long, scary story). I promise as soon as I have my pics back I will back track.
Brielle and I did have a fun relaxing afternoon yesterday (see pics above). I brought my camera along and got some mother-daughter photos. I felt a bit rediculous lying on the grass trying to get a decent pic of the two of us. It would be one thing if we were in our own secluded back yard, but it is quite another when you have people and cars passing by. We attempted to walk the green belt in Idaho Falls, but the bright sun got the best of Brielle so we parked under the shade of a big pine tree. I put her blanket on the grass and we laid down together. I can't remember the last time that I forgot all about time and my 'to do' lists the way I did yesterday! It was so great!! Brielle has never felt grass before--she was fascinated with the green prickly stuff.
I took her to the doctor last Monday. She now weighs 14lbs 5oz and she is 24.8 in long. She is in the 75th percentile for both height and weight. I am thrilled that she is growing so well, but so sad that she is doing it so fast. I have decided that I need more of those 'time-standing-still' moments so I don't miss out on these precious months. Definitely more time outdoors.

I am working on a daily routine for Brielle to help add more structure and predictability to both of our lives. I am more than ready to stop using the excuse that I have a newborn and start being more purposeful in my day. If any of you know some good resources (books or websites) that talk about infant routines PLEASE let me know.