Thursday, December 18, 2008


Well the snow finally hit our area on Wednesday late afternoon and I was excited to get Jillian out in it.. It happened... Thursday afternoon with both of us at home (Leo works in Bellevue and it wasn't pretty there either, so he stayed home!) We bundled her all up, we got into our "makeshift" snow suits and went out.. She wasn't amused at all... I kept hearing "I can't put my arms dowm Mommy" over and over in my head... She was a good sport for being tired (started drifting off to sleep while we were getting her into the suit) and hungry too! I will have alot more fun when she gets older for I like to play in the snow!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Time Flies...

Well I have been slacking a little on my blog... Time seems to be the one thing that there is never a enough of... I have gone to bed many nights, wishing for "just one more hour" so I can do one more thing....

Jillian is almost 5 months old.... We went in her check up last week, she got a clean bill of health and took shots like a champ... She just sputtered out one little peep and that was all... Grandma was glowing with love while the doctor (whom I love) was telling us how well she is doing. Grandma (my mom) is completely and utterly in love with her (but then who couldn't be!)

Jillian weighed in at 14lbs 3 oz
She is 26 and 1/2 inches tall... she has grown 5 inches in a little over 2 months.... Sheesh... looking more like her dad every day!!

She is rolling over (still hasn't figured out how to get back) and holding her head up and eating Rice Cereal like a champ!! Who would of thought that things would go so quickly!!

just thought that I would give a little update! As we move into the Holiday Season, my goal is to NOT stress out over the little things and enjoy the Season with those that I love!!
P.S.: I just love this picture of her (it was taken on Halloween!) but the facial expression that she gave me was priceless! It says to me: Huh... you want to do what mom???

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Patch 08

The Newman Clan went off to the Pumpkin Patch this past weekend at the persistant nagging of mommy! I have some scrapping ideas that require some pumpkin type pictures! It was a beautiful day to be out and about. We went up to Stocker Farms off of Highway 9 in Snohomish. There were lots of people and not too many pumpkins to choose from, but we were able to find the perfect little pumpkin for our darling little daughter. Who by the way was happy as a clam in the baby bjorn (love it!) looking out at all the different sites and sounds.... She was "pooped" by tthe time that we got back to the car, that she was asleep by the time that we hit the highway!

We then went onto Central Market in Mill Creek and proceced to get 3 large and perfect carving pumpkins for 12 bucks..... 4 bucks a pumpkin.....any size!! That is a nice deal if you like the big pumpkins like we do! Now we just have to cleam them all out and pick out designs to carve into them!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

3 months...

How can it be 3 months already??? Time flies.. when you are having fun, being sleep deprived and learning as you go along... I wouldn't change any of it and I was reminded of this as I was walking with my "sister" (surrogate) into the Maternity ward this week.. Talk about flashbacks... just listening to his heartbeat on the monitor and waiting (with her) for "that next BIG" contraction spike and see what number it was.... sure did bring back memories... as I look back they are all good ones too. Even though I didnt think that at the time! There is a part of me that is ready to do it all over again ( I think that I need to make sure that I am taking my medications correctly!!!) I love her more and more each day and I am so greatful that she is here!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Well it is official... I went back to work today :( It was hard to leave this morning, especially since she was crying, but Daddy was there to save the day. It kinda feels odd to be the one doing all the "saving/solving" of her worries... I made it 8 hours at and so did Dad at home! I enjoyed being back in the "rat race" I had forgotten how much I truly enjoy my job (which for some people think I am completely crazy for!!) It ws even nicer to come home!!! There will be many more days that I will be working, but thankfully it is on my own schedule and not a REGULAR rotation that I have to follow~!~

Thursday, September 18, 2008

To work or not???

I have been completely stressed out about the work/daycare situation. It bugs the crap out of me that where I work (a hospital), the daycare is only open until 6pm... and I work until 7pm. To me that dosent seem too friendly... One would think that they would get alot of business if they were to work with those that work Day 12's (which are 7a to 7pm). Not to mention I didn't think that it was going to "bother" me to go to work, I had assumed that I didn't nor could I stay home with her! Boy oh boy was I wrong... I was already thinking that I couldn't go back to work full time 4 hours after she was born! So I am happy to say that I will be working Per Diem (which is filling in open, sick and vacation shifts..) It will be a change for all of us, Daddy is going to have to watch her more on the weekends and I am going to be working them more, but the pay off is that I am home with her the majority of the time, no daycare fees and I don;t have to work if I don't want to on the Holidays (which are very important to me!)

How do I start???

How do I start is what I had to ask myself as I sat down to write this post.. Mind you it only took me a week to get thing up and going... Boy oh boy is that a change from how things use to be. Before July 9th, 2008 at 1332, it didnt matter when I went to bed (now i damn near fly into bed the minute she falls asleep at night) it didnt matter when and what I cooked for dinner (we would just go out, now I think "can we afford that?, wouldn't it be cheaper to eat in??) Getting the wash done was a one day deal max (now I am lucky if it is done in 3!) But it is ALL worth it in the end, when you are holding her and she smiles at you!! It just melts my heart...... Makes it all better and I would NOT change it for the world, but it is AMAZING how much they do change your life and QUICKLY!