Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Weekend

So all morning I've been trying to figure out how to do a dumb collage on this thing. finally figured it out, but then Abby got fussy, so I did it practically one it's pretty crappy. Whatever. So here are some snapshots of the weekend!
Could have made it bigger. Still learning. Oh well. This weekend was so much fun! Friday after Sam got off work we went to Moochie's. Soooo yummy. Then we went to the capital to watch Tangled. Saturday we ate at in and out, had a bbq with our ward (not pictured) and tried out Ammon's bumbo. She is still too small, but super cute! Better go do something hold my crying baby!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Cuddles and Loves

 I sure do love this little girl. Even though she can be quite worry-some. Like today. When she kept choking on her spit up as it came through her nose not once, not twice, not three times, but a total of FOUR TIMES!!! Mind you, I'm still a very new mommy of almost 6 weeks. Things like that tend to freak me out perhaps a bit more then they should. Especially as her little face turns bright red and the puke was stuck in her nose. But isn't she cute as I found her like this?
 Also after her first choking, perhaps it was just because I was tired, it being first thing this morning. Or perhaps it is the hormones running rampant through my body. Or maybe it's just because I'm a worrier. But after crying just a little...I just needed to cuddle her as we napped today. Much like this below picture. 
I just can't get enough. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Date Night

Last Friday, Sam and I went on our first date without Abby. My wonderful in-laws, Dan and Nonie, volunteered (aka if Nonie didn't babysit her soon things could get ugly really fast) to watch her.

We didn't want to be gone too long, so I picked Sam up from Trax and we headed over to drop her off. Since Sam was still dressed nice from work, I decided I'd dress up a little bit as well. I know, I'm silly. But in the movies they always dress up to go on dates so I figured 'why not'? So, I found myself a super cute dress at Walmart for $14 and got gussied up for my night out with my hubbyspend.

After we dropped her off, we headed to Jordan Commons. We ate at Spaghetti Mama's. We had never eaten there. It was pretty good and right across from the theater. After dinner we saw "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and let me tell you, it was such a great movie! I loved it. So funny and cute.

So even though I checked my phone every 15 min, our main topic of conversation was Abby, and hearing babies cry hurt my heart a little, it was so nice to have some needed 'us' time.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Month Our Life Changed Forever.

Dear Abby
You have been in our lives now for one month. One wonderful month. You have changed mommy's and daddy's life forever and we couldn't be happier. You bring such a sweet spirit into our home.

You are a wonderful baby. When we brought you home from the hospital, me being a typical new mom, was terrified! I stayed up all night that first night, checking on you at every squeak and watching you sleep. That night the realization hit: you were really home to stay! After 9 very long months of pregnancy, our little girl was finally here and ours forever.

You have changed so much this month Abby. When we first brought you home, you slept a ton. you woke up to eat and then fell back to sleep. Now as you're growing you'll stay up more and just look at daddy and me as we talk to you. You make the cutest faces and noises. Your daddy and I just stare at you. We can't believe how beautiful you are. We love when you do little things like stretch and do the 'bird' face. We love how when we lay you down sometimes you'll just kick and squirm forever. We love how you look sucking on a binkie and when you wear a white onsie. We even love when you get so mad your face gets red and the tiniest squeak comes out. When you do cry, we even think that is adorable. We are head over heals for you Abby. The main thing is, we love you very, very much.

I am so glad you're in our lives. We are so much happier with you. We can't get enough of you and we hope you always know, no matter what, how much we love you.

Love always,
Mommy and Daddy

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Back to School

This time of year always brings back a hint of a melancholy feeling, back to school time. Back in the years of elementary through high school, even though I was sad that summer was over, I looked forward to going back to school. I loved going to Walmart to get my notebooks, pens, pencils etc. I loved picking out a new Jansport backpack and couldn't wait to fill the pockets with my new supplies. I loved getting my new clothes and planned out what days I'd wear them the first week. I loved in elementary school finding out what teacher I got. I loved in jr. high and high school getting my schedule and organizing my school supplies by subject.

I sure do miss school. Even though after the first week I was usually over it, I still miss it. Every time I run to Walmart I get a hankering to buy me some school supplies. When I go to department stores I inhale the new clothes scent. (it's just not the same getting new clothes anymore seeing as I pay for them.) I miss backpacks. I miss smelling school lunch cooking through the halls and getting so excited to eat it (especially in elementary. The lasagna and spaghetti were my favorites). I miss recess. I miss hanging out in the halls or outside at lunch with my friends, feeling cool. I miss doodling on paper and teachers drowned on and on. Times were simple then. And though I absolutely love my life right now, sometimes I miss simpler days.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Last weekend and Blog Re-vamp

So first of all, thanks to my BFF8 for helping me make my blog cute. I love it. Much like I love food. But let's be honest. I love food much more than I should. Also, the new name of my blog, Just Another Saturday, does have some significance to it. This song was the inspiration as to why we picked our wedding date, which happened to be a Saturday. (And if you listen to the song, note that they say "just another Saturday" in it.

This pic doesn't do the yard justice.
All bundled up.
Anywho, our last weekend was so much fun!! Best weekend we've had since the Abster was born. The fun started Friday when Abby and I met my mom downtown for our usual Friday lunch. We ate at Wendy's. Then we got back as Sam was just getting on lunch and hung out with daddy for a bit. Then Abby went to my moms department to meet everyone there, then down to meet everyone at daddy's work. After Sam got off work, we headed up to Kaysville to go to my co-worker Matt's wedding reception. It was beautiful there! They had it at a house and the yard was HUGE! Afterwords, we met up with our friends, The Cahoons, at the State Capital to watch Better Off Dead. Abby was such a good baby during the whole movie. When we first got there she just looked around forever, even as I changed her into her warm clothes, and then eventually just fell fast asleep. What a good baby we have!

Saturday was the day I was really looking forward to. All summer when the Lagoon commercial would come on, I would always ache to go to Lagoon. Of course, why on earth would you pay 40 something bucks for a pregnant woman to go and not ride rides? You wouldn't. And I didn't. But thanks to Sam and his work party, we were able to go to Lagoon for $8 a person. Score! My parents came as well, seeing as my mom works at DMBA too, and watched Abby so Sam and I could go on all the rides. It was such a fun day, even though at one point I swore I was going to die. Die of heat. But despite that...and despite not winning anything in Bingo, it was awesome.
Waiting in line for the Roller Coaster
Sunday we ate dinner with my family, which is always a fun, hectic event, but boy come Monday and little Abby was tuckered out. It's amazing how a baby that doesn't do anything can get worn out after a busy weekend. Sure wish she was tuckered out now. No such luck. But until next time...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Since becoming a mom...

  •  I take one too many pictures that may seem the same to other people, but I can tell the difference between her faces.
  • I seem to not be able to shower most days until after two, unless I am REALLY organized...and that's just exhausting. 
  • Speaking of exhausted, I get weird thoughts in my head such as "if only she'd sleep all night till 6 I'd be satisfied." Since when did getting up at 6 sound so appealing?
  • I find having a daughter is a good excuse to wear matching outfits. 

  • Not only does it take me all morning to shower, but I find I brush my teeth later in the day. Gross, I know. What is even more gross than that is one night as I was brushing my teeth before bed, I realized I haven't even brushed my teeth at all that day. What the heck? That is not this girl.
  • I cry at the drop of a hat. I cry at the TV, I cry when Sam has to run an errand, I cry during movies, I cry sometimes when I look at my little girl. I've turned into a big ball of soggy tears.
  • I have nap time every day. For a few hours. (If I don't, I'll cry)
  • I get overly excited to get out of the house. Once Sam gets home, all I want to do is go someplace, even if it is Walmart.  
  • During one late night feeding, I discovered the joy of Wizards of Waverly Place. And now that is mine and Abby's show we watch together.
  • I always have spit up on me, and smell like I do too.
  • I love looking at Abby and seeing what parts she has of me and of her daddy.
  • I didn't realize how much my love has expanded far more than I ever thought it could for one precious little girl and a very wonderful husband.  

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Two Weeks

Our little Abbigale turned two whole weeks today! These have been the best two weeks of my life. Even if she does prefer the night life. We sure do enjoy our late night shows, the most recent being Wizards of Waverly Place. I know. Don't judge. Instead, for your viewing pleasure, here is a picture of two week old Abby.

Isn't she adorable. I do declare.