Saturday, February 11, 2012

First Christmas

We had a very low key Christmas this year.  Chloe was our little Christmas gift and we spent the day just being with family.  We went to Clint's parent's house and celebrated with them, Clint's brother, Jeremy and family, Clint's Grandma and other aunts, uncles and cousins.  It was a nice relaxing day.  Chloe go all kinds of good things.  I didn't get a lot of pictures on Christmas day.  By the time I kept the baby happy and open her gifts and mine the camera was kind of forgotten.  I did a few pictures from Christmas eve though. 

 Pretty Christmas Dress

 What a pretty smile!

 From Mimi and Pawpaw

 From Aunt Becky

 From Aunt Tricia, Uncle Tony, Natalie, Gabbie and Savannah

 From Santa

 From Great Grandma

 From Uncle Jeremy, Aunt Jordan and Joci

 Fun Toy!

 From Mommy and Daddy

Playing with Kristi

Chloe got lots of love and attention and we had a lot of fun.  It was a very special first Christmas!

One Month Old!

You turned one month old in December and you did it with a bang lots of screaming.  At about 3 weeks colic hit.  You screamed a whole lot.  It took hours for Mommy and Daddy to get you to sleep.  We walked around the apartment, rocked, bounced you up and down and patted your back.  We learned that you liked the sound of the shower and the washer.  We spent a lot of time in the bathroom with the shower running, and you usually fell asleep for the night while we were sitting in the laundry room while your diapers washed.  We washed a lot of laundry!!  You slept in Mommy and Daddy's room in your pack and play.

We also learned that you hate your baths, your car seat and naps.  In fact we couldn't find a lot of things that you did like in your first month of life, but we were in love with you anyway.  We spent a lot of time together because you never slept and needed lots of love.  You didn't really like nursing, at all.  We kept at it and we both eventually caught on and almost overnight you became a pro.  You had the biggest appetite of any little one month baby I ever knew.  I was amazed at how much one tiny little girl could eat!  You were the cutest, tiniest, little thing we had ever seen.  We took lots of pictures and had fun showing you off to all of our family.

You had your first trip to the beach when you were a week old.  I think you liked it, you slept the whole time we were there.  We picked a pretty shell as a souvenir.  Your daddy loves the beach so I know there will be many more trips as you get older.

Coming home from the hospital
 First Trip to the beach

 I hate this seat!


 Sleeping angel

 First Bath

 Tiny little bundle

 Hard work being little

 Cuddling with Grandma and Lucy

 Studying Daddy

Taking it all in

Wide Awake

So that was your first month in a nutshell.  You shook our little house and family up, but we are so glad that you are now a part of our little family.  We love you so much little Chloe!

Friday, February 10, 2012

First Thanksgiving

So this post is a couple of months and a few holidays late, but I didn't want to leave it out for sure!

This Thanksgiving was very low key.  There were some pretty difficult circumstances taking place in our little family and we spent the day just being with the family that was able to attend.  I was just a little sleep deprived and foggy still from trying to figure out what in the world to do with the the tiny little person that was in my care!

There was lots of family to love on us and help me take care of our little angel.  We spent the day in West Columbia with Clint's family.  We had a very lovely dinner and a very small gathering of family.  It was a very nice get together.

Clint's Uncle Tim - Chloe sure did check him out

Great-great Aunt Karen - She has the magic touch for getting Chloe to sleep

 Clint's cousin - Charity

 Big Stretch!

Tired after the big meal

 So peaceful

This Thanksgiving will not be one that will be quickly forgotten for several reasons, some good, some bad, but Chloe was the bright spot for sure!

Meeting the Family

Ok, getting current may take longer than I thought, but I am going to give it a shot.  You might want to hold on though....  We have 3 months to cover!  Don't worry, I won't cover 3 months in one post!  :)



 Uncle Jeremy

 Aunt Jordan

For some reason I can't find a picture of Pawpaw....  I think it must have been on a phone that we no longer have...  I thought I had one somewhere else too, but I can't find it anywhere....  If I find it later I'll add it.  If any family member happens to have a picture of Pawpaw and Chloe and can send it to me I would like that too!!!