Monday, July 31, 2006

Sleeping through the night

We had hoped, we had prayed, that it would come soon, and man were we excited when it did!! She had been sleeping about 5 hours at the most, up until this last Saturday night. We put her to bed around 10:45, and I woke up at 5. I went in and checked on her and she was fine, still asleep. Of course, I couldn't go back to sleep. So I got in the shower and read a little bit. She finally woke up at 6:15!!! I was so happy. We went to church, and kept her in her carrier, and she slept through it (the early 8:15 service). Then, mawmaw and pawpaw came down Sunday and mom brought Pug, their dog she was keeping. We had a nice visit; we took them to see Bailey and Matt's house down in Pearland, then we ordered pizza for dinner, and every one spent the night. I was hoping she'd be good again since the room they were going to sleep in is closest to the baby. Again, I nursed her and laid her down around 10:30. This time she woke up at 5:20 ish. I thought she was hungry, so I tried to feed her, but as soon as I started I could tell she was still half asleep. I fed her a little, changed her diaper, and laid her back down. I went and got her around 7am so mawmaw and pawpaw could hold her again before they left. She didn't really wake up until around 7:45!!! If this is how it's gonna be for awhile, I am so happy. I think she just went through a major growth spurt before the long sleep, because she was feeding like crazy Friday and Saturday, and didn't sleep very long Thursday and Friday nights. Hallelujia! :)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Sorry I've been horrible at posting, and at downloading pictures lately. It's so easy to let the card get full, even with as many pictures as I take, that hasn't happened yet. We've had a busy week. Last Thursday, some friends from work came by for a pizza lunch and to see the baby. We had a good time. Then, Friday was our anniversary, filled with Cara's doctor appt, Eric's doctor appt, a trip to marble slab and babies r us, and home. We ended up having chick fil a for our anniversary dinner :) Saturday Cara and I made our debut back into society. We went to a baby shower for my friend Erin Lane from church. She had a great turnout and we got to see a lot of ladies from our ABF (Adult Bible Fellowship) class at church. Sunday, we went over to Eric's parents house and spent most of the day. Cara had her first pool experience. Eric, Amanda, Cara and I jumped in for a quick 10 minute or so dip on Sunday. I think she had fun and we took tons of pictures. Monday, Eric went into work for a little bit and Cara and I went to get my allergy shots. Then we waited around for daddy to get home and headed off to Cingular to get our new razr phones for our anniversary present to each other. We then headed off to JC Penney to pick up the portraits, then to Santa Fe. Mom's friend Tommy was gracious enough to fix Eric's truck (they had to replace the tension pullley--or something like that), so we went to SF, mom made her good enchiladas and went spent the evening with Aunt Bailey, YaYa, Papa, and their friends Kristal, Hailee and Tommy. Carolyn Adams (my friend Miranda's mom) also came over and cuddled baby Cara for awhile while we caught up. Tuesday morning came and we waited for the weather to subside a little and then headed home. Eric ended up not going into to work because it rained all day.

Today was a fun filled day. Eric got up and went to only took him an hour and a half because of the downpour he was caught in. Cara and I got up and spent a leisurely morning. Then, after the 11 am feeding, I had her sitting on my legs, while she looked around (she loves ceiling fans and windows). I felt a big rumble (I have been blessed with a baby that only poops about once every 4-6 days!). It had been since Saturday that she had a dirty diaper, so I thought this was probably the start of one. We have learned however, to give her a good 10 minutes to finish her business, or she will finish while you're changing her diaper. So I called Eric and told him about the crazy sound and rumble I felt and gave her a couple of minutes. In those couple of minutes, she had managed to fill her diaper so much that it came out the top. The only reason I knew this was because it started coming through her onsie. Needless to say it was the biggest poop she has ever had, and I got stuck changing it. That onsie got tossed!! :) After that, Eric came home and we headed to Bed, Bath and Beyond to look at my sister Bailey's registry. She has quite a few showers coming up. Then we headed to Kroger for groceries. I am happy to say I saved $30 in coupons/kroger plus card member stuff! I always save coupons sent to me (put them in an envelope), but I rarely use them (or ever look at them again) before they expire. Today I decided if I'm going to be home another 3 months, the least I can do I try to save us some money on groceries. Today I succeeded and it was fun :) Until she started getting hungry towards the end and I told Eric to just keep her moving while I threw items in the cart. Right now we are watching the astros game, getting ready for her last feeding. She has been great since our anniversary. I usually feed her around 9:30, she lays down at 10 and sleeps for 5 glorious hours!! It has been awesome. The first time she did it, Eric couldn't go back to sleep, he said he wasn't used to that much sleep all at one time. :) I say that was her anniversary present to us!

Well now that I've written a book, I will close. I will download the pictures tomorrow and upload them, check flickr tomorrow evening :)

Happy Birthday Ashley!! Hope you got our card yesterday!

Friday, July 21, 2006

1 month dr. appt

Here are the stats:

9 pounds 13 ounces (gained 2 pounds since birth), in the 88th percentile.
22.5 inches long (gained 3 inches)....67th percentile.
14.25 inches around her head (from 13.5 at birth)...31st percentile.

Everything looks great, we go back 8/21 for her 2 month checkup and her first shots :(

Happy 5th Anniversary baby!

Today is our 5th anniversary. God has blessed both of us with each other for 5 great years. We've done lots of things, gotten degrees, moved cross country and back, built a house and had a beautiful baby girl. Can't ask for anything better than that. Love you Eric!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

JC Penney Pictures and my birthday

If you go click on our flickr site to the left, you can finally see the pictures we had taken on Friday July 7th. They turned out too cute!!

Yesterday was my birthday. Mom came and spent the night the night before, and me, her and Bailey went to the Nature's Way spa for a package that she bought for us at the bridal extravaganza a few months ago. I got an hour massage, mom got color, and Bailey had a facial, we had fun! Eric rode with us, and he took Cara to have lunch with his mom, who works a block from the spa. We also got to go see Ali and her new baby Joel, born 10 days after Cara because they live in the area. It was a fun outing, especially since we forgot the diaper bag at home and had to stop at a CVS to buy a pack in the pouring down rain, but man were we tired when we got home!! We also had a dinner/lunch at like 4 at macaroni grill, yum yum!

The weeks are going by so fast. Next week is the drum camp at eric's school, so he'll probably be up there a few days next week. Then July 31st starts summer band and he'll be gone all day :( We will miss him, it's been so nice to have him here the whole first month with Cara. Friday is her 1 month check up, we'll put the vitals online when we have them. But for now, enjoy the new pictures!! :)

Monday, July 10, 2006

Another update

We've been real 'busy' lately. On Thursday, Cara had her 2 week check up at the doctor. She was 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Up one pound since her last appointment on June 26th. And, she was up to 21 inches long. She's a growing girl that's for sure. She's starting to get some chunk on her thighs!! The next day we went to JC Penney's and took some awesome pictures! We'll get them emailed to us probably on Monday, and then I can download them to show everyone. We also took her to the outpatient at the hospital and got her 2nd newborn screening, where they prick her heel and take some blood samples, she did NOT like that. Saturday was busy, Eric's grandma (MeeMee), Aunt Patti and cousin Amy came into town from Corpus to meet Cara and we spent the day together. We spent a lot of time at home and we went to Chili's to eat lunch. Yesterday Eric, Cara and I spent the day at home, besides a short trip to Krogers and Blockbuster. We have been renting a lot of movies, some good, some bad! :) Today, my mom came through from visiting my grandparents in Georgetown, and right now they are both napping on the couch. Eric is downloading the most recent pics to the computer, so check out our flickr site soon!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Happy 4th of July (a little late)

We had Cara's first bbq at our house yesterday. Grandad and Nana (the Newsome's) and Papa and Yaya (the Kearley's) and Uncle Greg, Aunt Amanda and Aunt Bailey all came over yesterday for some good chicken, burgers, hot dogs and sausage. Eric is an excellent griller. It was mostly rainy, so we stayed inside most of the day. Go see flickr for all the pictures, but here is a good one of her with mommy and daddy in her red, white and blue :)
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