Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wish list Wednesday

A blog I follow regularly has started this...and I like the Idea!
So Because money doesn't grow on trees here is our wish list:
A DSLR camera (Nikon D40 or better)


An Acadia although at this point a car with A/C would make me happy

A house for our family which will eventually get bigger

with one of these in the backyard so we don't have to go to the public pool

To go back here...or the one next door that was family friendly

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day and 5 Months

We had a nice weekend, it was quiet and uneventful, On Saturday we spent time with Donnie's family to celebrate his first Father's Day, and on Sunday we did our own thing. We were hoping to see my parents but due to some unforeseen circumstances we are going to celebrate this coming weekend. We are looking forward to that as well.
On Sunday we went to the park with Abby and Dudley, Abby got to try out the swings for the first time, and she really seemed to like it. I made breakfast for Donnie, and it seemed to be a hit. Since he got his presents earlier int he week I gave him his cards and we went about the day. It was nice to relax and not have to really be anywhere at any specific time.

Abby also turned 5 months old yesterday. I can't believe it has been 5 months since those 2 long, long days in January and her NICU stay afterwards. We watched the video of her first few days on Saturday and it is amazing to me how much she has changed. She went from this teeny helpless peanut, to my strong beautiful girl who is getting quite the personality (see pictures below) and who amazes us every single day with something new. It has been such an amazing journey so far and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us.

She loves her Carrotts!

She is starting to sit on her own!

Happy 5 monthday Angel! (That Dress was mine when I was little)



Between the Dog and her this was the best shot of the "kids" that we could get :)

First Swing ride!
She now spends a majority of the day like this (She loves to stick out her tongue)

I hope everyone had a Wonderful weekend! Love,
Christie, Donnie and Abby

Friday, June 19, 2009

Prayers Needed

Little Stellan is in the Hospital again and not doing well, you can go here to read more about what is going on.
Please pray for Stellan that he be healed if that is God's will, and please pray for this family to feel God's comfort surrounding them.


The Prayer of Protection

The light of God surrounds me,
The love of God enfolds me,
The power of God protects me,
The presence of God watches over me.
Wherever I am, God is…
And all is well.

~Christie

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A few Pictures and Father's Day

Hi everyone,
This won't be long post just an update of sorts.
We are going to be celebrating Donnie's first official Father's Day this weekend ( I say Official because last year I was pregnant with this little miracle...)

and although he was a Daddy, he hadn't "earned" the title as he likes to say, and boy has he ever. He is amazing with her and has really grown these last 5 months (yes it will be 5 months to the day on Sunday).

I will make sure to take her 5 month pictures this weekend along with the rest of our activities that we do for Father's Day as it is supposed to be beautiful so I assume lots of time will be spent outside enjoying the first real weekend of Summer that we are having.

Since I already gave donnie this part of his present (because a big frame is awkward and hard to hide...and I was excited about it :)) I will post it below. It wasn't exactly how I wanted it to come out but it is cute nonetheless. Abby was more interested in eating the letters than holding them, and since I had limited time to do them (while Donnie ran out to the store) I didn't have the time I would have liked to keep removing them from her mouth (good thing the paint is non toxic).


Have a wonderful day and a great Father's Day.
Love,
Us



Friday, June 12, 2009

April Rose Update

The Blog that I spoke about earlier this week has grabbed the medias attention: Click here for Details.

This is a very sad situation and I feel sad for her but it did not give her the right to play on people's emotions.

This is the last post I will make about this as I am tired of the whole thing.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Abby is on the move...and we are baby proofing :)

That's right Abby has learned to army crawl not to mention the rolling across the room that she has started. SO this weekend along with celebrating Donnie's 25th Birthday, we will be babyproofing. Anything that can be taken off the floor will, our movie shelves will be getting moved up or taken out of little chubby hands reach and Dudley's toys will be getting a reprieve until she goes to bed ( they are so much better than her toys apparently).

Other than that things are good, other than the post I made yesterday which I am still saddened over. A few of the bloggers we regularly follow have made some good posts on it you can go here: MckMamma or here: April Rose Questions if you are interested in it.

Below are some pictures of Abby!!
Love,
Us

Her new favorite place to nap (our bed)

A timeline in pictures of her attempted escape from her toy...
Playing nicely


Look what I can do...



almost there...


oops you caught me...ok I'll smile


and try to crawl to you!

ok too much work I'll just look cute

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Saddened...

This will not be a long post but I wanted to share my feelings on this.

A blog I have been following about a baby who was to be born despite her having a poor prenatal prognosis is all a fake. The person behind it needs our prayers more than ever but at the same time I cannot bring myself to pray for someone who would use someone elses pain (the blog was all based on her friends story who lost a baby to Trisomy 13 last year) to create a money train for themselves.
I am sickened, disgusted and above all saddened.

Saddened that I fell for it, saddened that this persons life is so empty that she took hundreds of thousands of peoples emotions on a roller coaster ride for some extra money and saddened that there really are people out there who will use whatever they can to get attention. I am glad that I did not give monetarily but I know that many did and that makes me sad for them. That their hard earned money that they thought was going for good is being used to supplemement someones selfish needs.

I am in a strange place with this. I feel bad that if I see a blog about a sick baby in the future I will think twice before getting involved, I will think twice before I pray for someone who may really need it.

I have really been trying to change myself and find the good in any situation and in this case I cannot, in this case I am mad.

That is all I need to say about it right now but I needed to vent and where better than in an outlet such as this.

I know it may be hard but keep this family in your prayers because for someone to do something so sad and wrong there must really be something wrong in their lives.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Bunches of pictures and an update

Hi Everyone...
I Know I haven't put anything up in awhile but I have been super busy with work and home so I just haven't had a chance.

Abby had her 4 month appointment (yes it has already been 4 months) and she is an impressive 13 pounds 10 oz. and 26 inches long. She is in the 90th Perceintile for height, so I think we are going to have a tall girl on our hands. She is now rolling back to belly and belly to back and can sit on her own if she is propped up.

She also is laughing and has taught herself to blow raspberries which is her new favorite thing to do, along with grabbing at her feet (and Mommy's hair and Daddy's goatee).

This is such a fun age and she is getting so big so fast.

As for Donnie and I we are plugging along and getting more settled into life as new parents. Me as a Working Mom and Donnie as a Stay at home Dad. I still have a hard time leaving her but I know she is in good hands and Donnie is adjusting to his new role (at least for the time being). He will be going back to school in the fall if everything works out the way it is supposed to and I know he is looking forward to that new chapter, and I am contemplating going back to get my Masters, in what I am not sure yet but I know that my education is not finished and I really have a passion for learning.

Other than that things are pretty good and finally settling down.
Below are some pictures of Abby at the Lake House, her 4 month picture and her first trip to the zoo.
Enjoy!!

Love,
Us

Happy 4 months our little Angel! We love you more today than yesterday but not as much as tommorow!

Maddie and Abby
I'm Gonna get ya!!

Mom, why do you keep putting these bows on my head?!?!
She was far more interested in her strap than the bears


Abby and the goat, shortly after this she grabbed his fur and wouldn't let go

Family Picture


Abby and Daddy in the Rainforest

I don't quite fit in here yet
Nothing like a bowl of cereal to round out the day


Thursday, June 4, 2009

I've been a bad Blogger...

I Promise I will have new pictures up tommorow...it has been a crazy crazy week at work!

Love,
Christie