Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunscreen

Today was Beau's first encounter with sunscreen. It went very well I think. We purchased the spray kind, because it is quicker and less rubbing involved, which she hates.
Why sunscreen? Beause of Beau's first dinner on the grounds at Legacy Park! She looked so sweet in her all-inspired Shug-purchased outfit. She got TONS of compliments. It is so nice that winter is over and Spring is here! It made me wonder how she is going to handle the beach this Summer...hopefully well if she doesn't get freaked out by the sand or try to eat it! And also made me think of all the equipment we will have to lug down to the beach every day. I use to think I brought a lot...I have a feeling Beau is going to need A LOT more than me!

Here are some pictures of her with her first summer hat, her sweet green dress and her wonderful Shug!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Changing Table Videos

Buddy and I are taking the weekend off from parenting and each other...haha. I am going to SSI with my girls (Becca, Megan, Sarah, Brianne and Marla) and he is going camping with Justin in Fort Yargo, GA. So Beau will be with Gigi and Poppie this weekend getting spoiled ROTTEN!

I didn't have anything eventful to post this week so I decided to upload a few of the videos we have captured on her changing table. She does the funniest things when she is up there! Hope you all enjoy!


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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

5 months!

Beau is 5 months old already! We have noticed since she was born that she spits up a lot. We thought that she was just a spitter, like Buddy was, but I got to thinking that it was just a little too much. Buddy is a bit lactose intolerant, so I thought Beau might be a bit too. So we switched her to Soy formula and her spit up has become A LOT less. Also we started her on some baby Zantac, which might be helping some too. The poor baby is having some digestive difficult while her system is getting us to this new formula.



She has rolled over from front to back and back to front, and has already started to make some efforts toward crawling. So it won't be long now before she is mobile! I am torn between what I want her to do. Some days I can't wait for her to crawl so she can go where she wants and do what she wants instead of me having to guess, but then other days I wish she would go back to a day when she would just sit still while I held her. I just try to savor every moment and live in that second, not looking forward to the future or wishing for the past. I know all of these baby days will be over too quickly and I'm trying to soak up every smile, every touch, every giggle and every snuggle. My baby won't be a baby for long!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I Have Feet!

Beau has made a new discovery this week...she has feet! She has been grabbing at them when she is on the changing table and pulling them toward her face. Can't wait until I can snap a photo of her putting them in her mouth like my mom has of me! Here are some pictures of those cutie-tootie-footsies for now...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Yep...It's Been a Long Time

I am sure you all have quit reading this, but I am going to make this a priority again, I promise! Now that I am back at work, I do have a few moments to myself that I can spend writing a little family update. Hopefully I can get back to writing once a week.

I have been inspired recently to write more because I just made a book for Beau Breezy of all the posts from when I was pregnant for her to have when she is having her first baby. And I absoutley LOVE it! I found the perfect website http://www.blurb.com/ to convert my blog into a book, and it gave me more liberty in the design than most sites which I really liked. I am in the process of making a wedding one now, since I neglected that as well.

Here is the link to the book if you want to check it out, I named it "Expecting Beau Breezy"

Also, here are some of my favorite pictures of Beau Breeze so far, that I took with my new camera! After the Christmas fiasco, I finally got it by the middle of January. I know these are on Facebook already, but there are some other ones that I have not posted on there as well. A treat for those who still check our blog! I appreciate you all and LOVE you more!





Thursday, December 16, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

I Need Something

Yeah I need something...or better yet a lot of things.

1.TIME for myself- TIME to work out, TIME to eat, TIME to lay and do nothing ALONE, TIME to lay around and do nothing with Buddy, TIME to go out on a date, TIME to go shopping, TIME with my girl friends, TIME to go visit my girl friends and I am sure I am forgetting something.

2. New clothes- NOTHING and I mean NOTHING fits anymore. Thank you to all of you who think I look great, but I can assure you that I don't feel that great. Unless I can get to the gym 5 times a week (not looking good) I am going to have to go on a serious shopping spree just so I will have clothes to wear. Oh and did I mention I need to go somewhere out of town because Albany has NOTHING here. Outlet Mall would be nice for my wallet.

3. Christmas shopping- I have done absolutely no shopping for Christmas. Everyone might just be getting a gift card and a picture of Beau. Sorry no thoughtful gift this year. Hopefully next year.

4. TO GET OUT OF THIS HOUSE!!!!!!!!! It has been freezing all week so haven't taken Beau out of the house. So I have been stuck here all day every day (except for one day I did go shopping by myself for an hour, good but not enough time or shopping). I also don't like to go alone with Beau anywhere it is so much trouble! So what should I do? Suck it up and take Beau out in the cold by myself and go somewhere just so I'm not here? Wait for the weekend so Buddy or my mom and come with me? Oh wait I can't go anywhere because I DONT HAVE ANYTHING TO WEAR!!!!!!!

5. A good night or weekend with my friends. I need to cry from laughing too hard. I need to hear about your lives. I need to eat good food. I need to watch our favorite movies and quote them all the way through. So friends if you are reading this and I hope you are. COME SAVE ME!!!!!
Don't get me wrong. I love my baby Beau Breezy and I love taking care of her every day. I am going to miss these weeks whenever I go back to work. She is growing so much everyday and doing different things everyday and I hope I don't miss too much while I am at work. She is beautiful and so much fun and a wonderful addition to our lives.

Funny story about Beau to end this pathetic post. She hates hats. Screams every time we try to put one on her head. But we have found a hat that she will wear. She loves her Santa hat! And she looks so cute in it! So if she is still wearing her Santa hat in February you will know why. We aren't still stuck on Christmas, it's just the only hat she will wear.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sorry...

Wow! I can't believe I haven't written on the blog in a whole month. Well, I guess I can, but it still seems like a long time. I am sure you all have stopped checking it, but hopefully this will be a nice surprise if it has stumbled across your mind to check again.

Beau's first thanksgiving went well and she was very good, although I think the whole week turned her schedule upside down. She adjusted well though, and is right back on her normal schedule this week which includes sleeping through the night! What does her normal schedule consist of you might ask? Well here is a basic run down:

7:30- Wake up and eat
8-9- Lay on the floor and kick around/sit in her chair/smile at mom
9-10:30 or 11- Morning nap
10:30- Eat again
11-12:30- Play
1-1:30- Quick Nap
1:30- Eat again
2-3- Play with dad when he gets home from work
3-4:30- Afternoon nap
4:30- Eat again
5-7- Play with mom and dad/Bath time with dad
7-7:30- Quick nap
7:30- Eat again
8-9:30- Fussy time/Walk around with mom
9:30- Last feeding
10- Off to bed

This is basically what it looks like. Eat-Wake-Sleep. She eats every 3-3.5 hours now. And now that she is sleeping through the night she will progress to eating every 4 hours which will be AWESOME!

She went to the doctor yesterday for her 2 month checkup which really was more like her 2.5 month check up. She is 11 lbs. 11 oz. and only 22 inches long. She has already gained 75% of her weight (they need to double their birth weight by 6 months, she was 6 lbs. 5oz. when she was born), but she is considered short because she is only in the 5 percentile of height. No worries though Dr. Hester says, she is a healthy baby girl. She also got her first round of shots. It was so sad and she cried and was upset after, but she went to sleep and woke up just fine. She hasn't run a fever, so she feels fine I think. She just wanted to sleep a little more yesterday afternoon so we let her sleep.

I apologize for no pictures, but I forget to take pictures on our actual camera. I am going to become better at it, promise! I will upload another video soon. Just her playing and smiling. Hopefully I will write before January 1, but don't hold me to it! It's Christmas and I will be super busy!

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Boo and a Bath

Everything is falling into place at the McBride house. Although Beau hasn't slept through the night yet and gets her routine (feed-wake-sleep) reversed sometimes, she seems to be getting use to life and our schedule. She smiles more now and is filling out some of her clothes. She might even be moving up to number 1 diapers now instead of newborns soon.

She meet her Great-Granddaddy Pa this weekend. He was so cute talking to her and telling her that he had been waiting a long time to meet her, how she needs to straighten out her boy 2nd cousins and how he wanted to take her to NC with him because we were gong to spoil her down here. Like he wouldn't....

She also had her first Halloween. Although she didn't have an actual costume she did look sweet in her pumpkin, onesie, tu-tu outfit her Shug bought for her. She even went to CandyFest for a little while and got to show off her outfit to some people from church. She was so sweet!

Oh and she has started sleeping in her crib! I am so proud of her! Now we can move the pack-n-play out from in front of the fireplace just in time for the cooler weather to arrive.

We also shot a little video of her bath time, so enjoy how cute she is!
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

One Month Down

At 0ne month old, we are finally adjusting to our new lives, baby, mommy and daddy. Beau is learning to nurse very well and she is growing a lot. She is sleeping good at night, but still wakes up at least once to eat. But I think she is moving towards sleeping through the night and will be getting the hang of it soon. She is more alert this week and is focusing on faces more and smiling a whole lot more! I love her little smile and find myself making funny faces and talking in baby voices for a good portion of my day just trying to make her smile more.

As for me, I am getting use to limited sleep and learning to function on the smallest amount of sleep in my life. Which I better get use to it because I probably will be doing this for years to come. My crying has settled down for the most part and I am getting more comfortable with my responsibilities as a mom.

I have found that these feelings grow stronger everyday...

1. My love for Beau
2. My love for Buddy
3. My appreciation for my mom for what she did and does
4. My confidence as a mom
5. My reliance on God for everything

And I hope that they never stop growing and I never lose sight of them even at my weakest moments.