Sunday, May 29, 2011

Best 24 hrs ever

We had the best 24 hrs with Isla!

I'll start with the best part and then go into details. Isla slept from about 10:30pm until 7am.

Bryan had to work all day Saturday because it was the Girls State Cup for soccer. So, Isla and I decided to join him at the soccer fields. Isla was so sweet the whole time. She slept in the car seat most of the time and only woke up to feed.

Then we decided to go out to dinner after our long day in the sun. Isla slept through all of dinner. Because she was sleeping so good - we decided to run a few errands that were way past due. She slept through all of our errands too!

As soon as we got home from our errands she woke up. I fed her and then we decided to give her a bath. She loves the bath.....until we get to cleaning her head. She then took a little nap while we waited for Elliot and Katie to come over with a movie.

(isn't that bathrobe and booties the cutest thing?)

After they got to our place I fed Isla again and then handed her over to Aunt Katie for a snuggle. Isla snuggled Aunt Katie for awhile and then fell fast asleep. We put Isla to bed at about 11pm and I went to bed about 11:30. Isla slept until 7am!

I couldn't believe how long she slept - and I couldn't believe how rested I felt.

We then got ready and went to church. This was my first week back to church! It was so nice to be back. And Isla was a hit. I think her darling outfit helped a bit.

(I just wish my sister-in-law was here to capture how cute she looked. Because this picture does not do justice.)

And bonus - Isla seems to be feeling a little better. She still has a runny nose and sounds stuffed up. But is coughing and sneezing much less.

Seriously - the best 24 hrs ever

I realize that yesterday was probably a fluke - but it was incredible. Here's to hoping she does something similar tonight.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Isla's 1 Month

I can't believe my baby girl is already a month old! Time is really flying. It seems like just yesterday Bryan and I were headed to the hospital to meet our little lady.

Isla's 1 month picture

Our poor baby girl is sick with a cold. It is the worst feeling in the world to hear her coughing and sneezing and not being able to breath. I can't wait until our sweet baby girl is feeling better.

Isla's 1 month highlights:

  • She has just started saying a goo

  • She is so great at making eye contact

  • She enjoys tummy time (for just a few minutes anyway)

  • Her neck is getting really strong

Monday, May 23, 2011

Mother's Day

I love that Isla came in time for us to celebrate our first Mother's Day. She's the best present ever.

Bryan did a pretty good job competing with Isla for the best gift. He gave me:

>>>a book for when I need some adult time

>>>a movie for when I need some down time

>>>and a massage gift certificate for when I need some me time

He and his mom also made a delicious Mother's Day dinner!

I have been so lucky to have the most amazing mom. She came and stayed with us for 2 weeks after Isla was born and she took care of everything. She made me breakfast, lunch, dinner everyday, did our laundry, cleaned and picked up after us. It was so nice to have that time to bond with and get to know Isla while my mom did everything else. I couldn't ask for a more incredible mother.

Bryan also has a wonderful mother. And she also stayed with us for 2 weeks. And took care of us like my mom did. She is such a great mother-in-law. I am so lucky to have married into a great family.

Happy belated Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers. I'm so happy to be part of your club!

Engagement Pictures