Thursday, November 7, 2013

Where the baby sleeps

I love Caroline's room! Our whole house feels like a work in progress--moving when your nine months pregnant will do that. My mom and Ben's family helped us get settled in but we still have a closet of boxes to go through. Caroline's room is really simple but here are some things that I love about it.

 At first we were going to have a "very hungry caterpillar theme but I decided it was too narrow. Then we found these Eric Carl prints and I fell in love with them! I love how colorful and fun they are.


 Right before we packed up in Provo we found this print of the Salt Lake Temple that Ben and I both loved. We hadn't seen anything like it. I think we justified it as an anniversary present when we bought it. Well worth it.

Last is probably my most favorite. My mom made this huge rug for Miss C's room. That's right made it. I think she did a fabulous job and it turned out even better than I envisioned it. I just wanted a huge colorful rug. My mom picked out all the fabric and spent a lot of time doing this. Sometimes C does tummy time on her rug and it has also been the location of a few dance parties (she really loves those).

I'll show pictures of her crib some other time--we are still working on a skirt for it. But its special because Ben and my mom surprised me with it before we had Caroline. We were planning on her just sleeping in a pack n' play but Ben came home with the perfect crib one day. It's a really sweet memory.

It was fun to fill her room with a few of my favorite things that hopefully she loves as well!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Three Months

Miss C seems like a totally different baby. My mom flew in and stayed with us for a week and she was totally surprised to see how much she had changed. She has personality and spunk. Also, she is very opinionated and determined...and I mean that in a nice way.

Yesterday marked three months since Miss Caroline's debut! It's hard to believe that she is three months old. Time is really flying. We are so in love with this little girl. We don't know what we did before her--its so hard to imagine what life was like without her...well, we did way less laundry! Here is what is going on with Miss Caroline:

Hair: Miss C still has lots of hair and luckily it has lightened and is really close to my color of hair. She has a band of hair that is thinner because thats where she sleeps and twists. Her hair is getting longer and longer. She is adjusting to wearing bows in her head but mostly she prefers no bow...and to be honest no clothes either.

Sleep: We were doing great and then we think she hit a growth spurt so she was waking up every three hours at night. Also, she had been sleeping in her pack n' play and we moved her to her crib and that probably contributed to her waking up more at night. Oh, and daylight savings was thrown in there too. Poor baby didn't stand a chance of sleeping. Ben and I are totally missing our sleep. However, last night so only woke up twice and slept in until 9 so things are progressing.

Talking: Caroline loooooves to talk. Loooooves is probably an understatement. There are times where I have babble conversations for so long I call my mom so I can speak real English. She loves to sing songs too. I love that more and more of her personality is coming out. Also, this is another outlet for her to tell us exactly what she is thinking. Last week Ben had a test that he was studying for and came home really late one night. I could tell she was really missing her dad--he's the fun one afterall. C and I went to go pick him up at the train station. The entire car ride she moaned--not cried--just moaned, and moaned, and moaned. As soon as we got there and she saw Ben she BEAMED and cooed and aguuuhed and smiled the whole way home.

Swimming: She still could swim in the bath tub all day. We got a thick plastic mat for our tub so she can swim on her own and she loves being independent. Ben was having a hard time holding on to her because of how strong she is so we tried letting her lie down and sit up in the water. it was a success. C also likes watching the shadows that move in the bathroom--she is totally enchanted by those. We haven't been able to take her swimming that often because the weather is cooling down--making the swimming pool a little too frigid for her.

Hands: She loves them and put them in her mouth all of the time. She gets frustrated when they both don't fit at the same time!

Strength: The girl is so strong. She rocks at tummy time and can sit up all on her own. She has started sitting in her bumbo. She really hates it when we set her down at dinner time. Sometimes Ben holds her but this week she planted her hands is his food a few too many times. We put her in her bumbo on the table (in the middle and we are watching her so it's safe) and she loves it. She is trying to figure out what we are doing and wants to touch everything that we are using. I have a hard time walking with her up and down the stairs because she can sit up but she can also throw her weight around. So she hates it, but I literally wrap my arms around her.

Toys: Caroline picked out her first toy. And it's a turkey...it's cute but also not cute. There is a rattle in it and every time she sees her turkey she smiles. It's the only toy that she has had any reaction too. So turkey for our little turkey I guess.

Halloween: On Halloween we had a few trick-or-treaters stop by. One of the said, when she saw Caroline, "I like your baby." I told her "Well, we like her too!" and everyone was laughing. Caroline wore her giraffe outfit for two minutes before she fell asleep. Once she woke up she spit up allll over it so we weren't able to capture any more pictures. We also met some of our neighbors and our friends Kenzi, Matt, and their little boy Liam came buy and collected some goodies. It was a fun night.

This girl looooves her daddy

 Oh her fists! She loves them!

Oh those blue eyes!