Tuesday, January 29, 2008

8 Weeks!

Wow, I know I keep saying this, but time is just flying by. I can't believe that Emma Kate has been a part of our lives for 8 weeks already! Thanks for all the advice and well wishes for EK's acid reflux. She is still spitting up quite frequently, but she doesn't seem to be in as much pain. And she's back to her sleepy self...I'm telling you she definitely takes after her mom and loves her sleep! I think she would sleep all day if I would let her. (I better go knock on some wood!)

Today also marks the halfway point of my 16 week maternity leave. I have been so fortunate to be able to take off for so long. Although it is costing us a pretty penny (I think it's like $150 a day!) I wouldn't trade this time for anything. We are really getting into a good routine now and things seem somewhat predictable, which for the planner in me this has been really nice. Last Friday Emma Kate had her first play date with her friend Katie Lynn, I think she had a fun time, and I had fun visiting with Monica! We have also been hanging out with Denae and Will alot the last couple of weeks. I just feel so blessed to have this time at home with my sweet baby girl!!

Here are a few pictures from the last couple of weeks:

7 weeks old

Playing with Katie Lynn

Saturday afternoon EK and I went to a baby shower...she was such a hit in her leopard outfit!

Saturday evening Brice and I went to the UMC Gala. A good time was had by all...except for my feet maybe!

8 weeks old, hanging out on Mommy's bed

"Oh it makes me so tired!"

"Finally Mommy lets me sleep!"

Friday, January 18, 2008

Acid Reflux

Yep, that's right...our poor baby girl has acid reflux. She has always spit up quite a bit, but lately it has gotten a lot worse so we took her in this morning and Dr. Gray confirmed my suspicions. Bless her heart it has been quite a rough week in the Foster household. She is now on Zantac so hopefully she will be back to her sweet self soon! It has been so hard to see her in pain and not be able to do anything about it.

Other than dealing with the reflux we are having the time of our lives, and we are just so thankful for this amazing gift God has blessed us with!! It's so hard to believe that she is already 6 1/2 weeks old...time is really flying by. And she's growing like a weed, she now weighs 10 pounds! We tried out the bumbo chair today for the first time too. I think she would have enjoyed it much more had she not been hungry, but this is what we got:
"Mom, what in the world is this crazy thing?"

"Whatever it is, I DON'T like it!"

And I guess staying in the house ALL week long can make you go crazy. I left the house for first time last night to get my hair done and this is what I came home with:

I can't believe after 25 years of being a blond I'm now a brunette! We'll see which ones really have more fun! :) And finally, I will leave you with one more picture of our sweet baby girl sleeping peacefully in her favorite place...the swing!

Friday, January 04, 2008

4 Years and ONE Month!

Four years ago yesterday I married my best friend. I can't believe it's already been four years since Brice and I were married. In so many ways it feels like just yesterday, yet at the same time it seems like we've been married forever. I didn't think I could ever be more in love with him than I was the day we got married, but with the birth of EK my love for Brice has grown so much! Brice is such a good Daddy and is always willing to help out in anyway. I'm so lucky to be married to such a special man!!

AND Emma Kate is ONE MONTH old today! How is that possible? I really can't believe she has been a part of our family for a whole month. The last month has probably been the hardest month of my life, yet it's by far been the best month of my life! We have been so busy with the holidays so I'm really looking forward to things settling down and getting her into a routine. Even with all the busyness Emma Kate continues to be the sweetest baby! Things are starting to be a little more predictable now and she even slept 5 1/2 hours straight the last 2 nights!

I'm having her one month pictures made this afternoon. In the meantime I'll post some pictures that we've taken with our camera.
Talking to Daddy
"OK I'm getting a little hungry"

"And now I've had enough!!"