Saturday, November 14, 2009

2 Months

Our little Leila is two months old today. Kuso has been out of town working for the majority of the past month. He hasn't seen her at all in the past two weeks. I told him he is coming home to a completely different child.
We received a month by month baby book for one of the showers. This is what I've decided to include for the two month entry.
**At two months old, you have Smiles for Miles. You have developed the most addictive smile. You smile in the morning when we come to get you out of bed. You smile at night when we rock you to sleep. You smile during the middle-of-the-night feedings. You smile in the bathtub. You smile when you get your clothes taken off. You smile after you eat. You smile when anyone shows you attention.
**You love to be center of attention and holler out
when you think you are being ignored.
**You weigh approximately 12 pounds 2 ounces. We will get an accurate record of weight and height at your two month check up.
**You have found your hands and they frequently find your mouth.
**We often wonder if you will be left handed.
**You have also found your voice and love to squeal.
You are starting to giggle.
**You love to be held sitting up.
**You celebrated your first Halloween. Since you were born, we have called you Leila Bug because it sounds like Lady Bug. So, that’s what you were. A cute little Lady Bug.
**You have started to “fake cry” when we stop feeding you to burp you. It starts with a whine, then turns into a full fledged scream until we stop and feed you again. Then it’s back to all smiles.
**Your cousin Kiley has learned to say “Baby Leila.” It sounds more like “Baby Yayyuh” for now.

Friday, November 13, 2009

American Samoa Quarter

You may or may not know, but they made an American Samoa quarter in addition to the state quarters that have come out over the past several years. I had no idea until a guy from my ward brought one to me when we went ice skating with the youth a couple nights ago. I thought it was kind of cool.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Be More Cute

These first two pictures were from last night when I was putting her to bed. She is such a happy baby most of the time. She tries her hardest to pull you in to playing with her rather than putting her to sleep. She smiles and goos. It takes all the will power to not be tricked into playing with her.

One of my favorite things in the world is to watch her big round eyes go from so bright to heavy. She starts to fall off the vine. Then she starts to smile while her eyes are closed as if she is the most content person in the world. Then you can see her face totally relaxed. That's when you know she is gone to dreamland.

The following pictures were from our photo shoot this morning after she woke up and ate. Again, all smiles. This is one of my other favorite things. She acts like she has the best life ever and nothing in the world will ever go wrong. She gets more and more smiley each day. Her sounds are more active and it is SO fun to play with her.
How can you not love this little thing?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

One Month Picture

This is my first attempt at scanning, so don't sweat the small picture. Anyway, Walmart always has their sale of 30 pictures for $7.99. I figured, what the heck...let's check into it. The lady I talked to when I scheduled the appointment was quite nice and seemed to know what she was doing. So I scheduled an appointment for the actual day of one month. We showed up to the appointment, and the lady working was an idiot. She sat and told us all about her ex-husbands (yes, plural) and her kids and how she ended up in Utah and complaining about her kids school, etc. One could sum it up by saying she is just not professional acting. While we were there, she made two personal phone calls and took two personal calls. Overall, she sucked.

I scheduled the appointment for October 14th @ 1:30pm. Leila is usually awake at that time. Not that day. And not recently. Guess she changed her sleep pattern. When we went to take the pictures, she was asleep. DEAD asleep. There wasn't anything we could do to wake her up. We undressed her. We wiggled her. We laid her down. We sat her up. Nothing would wake her up. So we took a few cute sleeping pictures. Well, they would have been cute if the lady knew what the crap she was doing. The only pictures that half way turned out were things that my mom or I suggested. Anyway, long story short, proceed with caution before going to Walmart for pictures. Some people know what they are doing, other's do not.

This picture we got by sitting her in her car seat so she could actually lean against something, put her binky in her mouth long enough to soothe her, count to 3, take it out and snap the picture at the same time. It turned out pretty cute, but I can only imagine what kind of cute shots we could have got with a cooperative little girl and someone who actually knows how to take pictures of baby's.

Oh and learn right?

Latest Pics

Since I've been a little under the weather, we haven't taken many pictures the past few weeks. Here are a few. She loves her baths. These two were taken on two different days, but, I wish I could take a good picture during her bath. She usually has a cute little grin.

You can't see the picture very good, but we were looking at how long her hair is getting.
This was actually taken on her one month day.
Leila and daddyLeila in her big girl clothes. Leila is now way out of her newborn clothes. She has some VERY cute outfits in the 0-3 months size. Some of them make her look very old. I'll be taking pictures of her "big girl" outfits over the next few weeks.
She is getting so fun. She has started to smile and goo. Sometimes, she even sounds like she is laughing. She squeals and wiggles. I can only imagine how much more fun it will get as she continues to grow.

Leila Bug

Since Leila was born, I have called her Leila Bug.
So when my mom came across this little lady bug costume, we had to get it.

They're Outta Here!

October 21st I had my tonsils and adenoids removed. Believe it or not, it was an optional surgery. I went to the doctor back in March with some throat issues. He could tell that I regularly get sore throats just by looking at my tonsils. He called them "cryptic and engorged" and "should have been taken out years ago....I can't believe no other doctor has taken them out." Because I was pregnant, he told me to come back after I deliver and we would take another look. So I did. He said it wasn't necessary, but I would probably be very happy in the long run. So, I did it....Little did I know how horrible it really would be.

We have all heard that getting tonsils removed at an older age is MUCH harder than when we are younger. I have a pretty high pain tolerance and figured I could handle it. I had them out on a Wednesday. I figured by the following Monday I would be good to go. No. That was NOT the case. It's now almost 2 full weeks later, and I'm still feeling the pain. Although I can eat now, it's not without pain.

Hopefully, I really will be grateful in the long run when I don't get sore throats all winter long, but for now, it sucks.

Luckily for me, I have amazing parents who are also great least my mom is anyway. Kuso has been out of town working, so I've been staying most nights with my parents. My mom got up with Leila every night for over a week so I could just rest. I would hate to see where I would be in the recovery without their help taking care of Leila, myself, and making sure I had something to eat.