Monday, September 26, 2011

Francis is home!!!

Today officially marks the start date of Francis' leave from work and Alana and I couldn't be happier!!! I know that usually parents split their leave but I really wanted to take this chance to spend time together as a family. We wouldn't be getting 6 weeks of vacation together again anytime soon so we decided to take advantage.

Since he was home, Francis and I scheduled our appointments for today. He got his shots for whooping cough and I was finally cleared of all my restrictions. Good thing is that I can workout now...bad thing is I HAVE to workout now. No excuses!!! I still have some baby weight to lose so I guess I'd better start now! Thankfully I have an awesome husband who is willing to go on a diet with me. I don't know if I would be able to lose the weight if he didn't join me so THANK YOU FRANCIS!! I love you. Parenthood has been amazing with you by my side <3

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Rees!

Today was Rees' birthday and we went to Wokano. I finally had sushi and it was soooo good!!!

Anyway, I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to an amazing woman. I don't think that there has been one major milestone in my life that you have not been there for. I love you so much Rees' and you deserve every moment of happiness you receive today!!!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Alana the gloworm

As a new mom, I've definitely enjoyed being able to dress my own "little doll", but this time it was Francis' idea. A few days ago we bought a gloworm for Alana because I had one as a baby and I loved it. I think I still have it somewhere in this house. Anyway, enjoy the pictures! I know I do! Motherhood is amazing!!!! Can't wait until Francis is finally on leave!!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Alana's first visit to Disneyland

We're such big Disney fans...are you really that surprised that we took her? Cristine Mae and Stuart joined us in the park a few hours after we arrived. Even though she couldn't fully enjoy the park, she did enjoy the room that Francis proposed to me in. The lights throughout the room kept her awake and staring at the walls for a while. To our surprise though, our trip to Disneyland wasn't as hard as we thought it was going to be! She barely cried throughout the day :) Guess she loves Disneyland as much as we do!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Triathlon on Sesame Street

Yesterday was the first time Alana traveled in the car and she was pretty easygoing! She slept throughout the whole 2 hour ride to San Diego and was such an angel. We arrived ar around 10am as Jay finished his Triathlon and of course everyone was in line for free beer!!! Don't worry, I didn't join in the festivities!!!

Afterwards, we went to join Francis' family at the park and celebrated Alana's cousin Raynen's FIRST birthday! Appearances from Bert and Ernie were made and I don't think I carried Alana once during the party! Grandma happily took care of her as we enjoyed the party.

Jay after his triathlon. He doesn't even look tired!!!!

Rees with Alana

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Missing Pregnancy

Lately I've been missing pregnancy just a little bit. Don't get me wrong though, the frequent trips to the bathroom, not being able to stand for long periods of time and the swelling are thankfully gone, but there is just something about pregnancy that I can't really put into words.

I miss the feeling of knowing that she is always with me. I would constantly rub my belly, comforted to know that she was right there, just waiting to meet the world. Now she's here and I absolutely love being a mother, but there's just something missing. I'm a little worried because I haven't been apart from her since birth and I'm wondering if I'm going to have separation anxiety. Hopefully not!!!

Anyway, I was reminded of being pregnant because today Cat and Monica visited me for a quick hour before Cat went to the hospital to be induced. Baby Adelynn Rose is finally on her way!! She will be induced tonight at 6pm!!! Best wishes for a safe and happy delivery guys!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Bath Time

Alana had her first bath today and it was too cute. She has always been so calm and so it was no surprise that she didn't cry once during her bath. My mom bought her this fancy pink bathtub complete with a showerhead and Alana loved it!! Thank you grandma!!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Bobby!

Sorry we won't be with you on your actual birthday but hopefully you'll have a great time in Miami!!!!!

Today was Alana's first party and she was so well behaved!!! It was pretty funny because since it was her first time out with us, Francis and I made sure to pack everything and I didn't realize that so much planning went into such a little baby! She's so tiny but she needs so much stuff! It took us at least an hour to get her ready. Hopefully we'll get a little more used to this and be able to get ready a lot faster next time :)