Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Addie is 8 months old!

So, Addie has doubled in age since the last time I posted, and I am at a loss for words in regards to how much she has changed. It's so hard to believe that in just four months, our sweet baby girl will be a year old. Here are her pictures from 5-8 months:

Not only has Addie changed, but her mama is getting the hang of things. :)

I have finally started walking again, having healthy smoothies for breakfast...and I am feeling so much better about myself, and have much more energy throughout the day than I did. 

Sorry for the short post, Addie just woke up from a nap. Have a great day!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Four months and growing!

I've decided to stop apologizing for slacking on the blogging, because I've come to realize that is how pretty much all of my posts would begin. ::: teehee :::

So, remember that time when our little girl turned 4 months old and started acting like a real human? ;) Haha. It's crazy. She's laughing now...and I'm not talking about just a little giggle. I'm talking about belly laughing! SO CUTE. She has also found her toes, and has her feet up in the air at all times, which is super adorable.

Here are her 3 and 4 month pictures...

People tell you all the time, "don't blink, time goes by so fast!" but you don't really understand it until you see if for yourself. Last week, Addie had this new thing where she would stick out her tongue and smile at us, and she would copy us when we would do it. That was just last week, and she's not doing that anymore! This week, she found her toes! It's all happening so fast.

Ian left to go out of town yesterday for the weekend, so I decided to stay with my parents to see how Addie would do overnight, somewhere other than in her own crib at home. She's a very good sleeper at night, usually sleeping from 8-7...but the last few weeks she has woke up for a feeding mid-night. Last night, at my parent's house, she slept from 7:30-6:30! Better than she's been sleeping at home! I was shocked at how well she did. Maybe I should stay at my parent's more often! ;)

On another note, our best friends moved away...which makes us very sad. I am very grateful for technology though, because I can't imagine not being able to send funny video messages or Skype with them often. We miss them so much! 

Kate took some AMAZING pictures of our sweet family right before moving.

Love you friend!

Here are a few more of some of my favorite recent pictures of our sweet girl to brighten your day. :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Well, I'm slacking on the blogging again...haha. I have a good excuse though...our internet never works. Well, let me rephrase that. We don't have internet at our house. Even after 3 years of living in our home (that we built in a new development) no interent provider can provide us with internet. How crazy is that? It's two thousand THIRTEEN people! It's just the houses on our street though, which is even stupider. (yes I made that a word) All the houses across the street from us have Internet, as do every other house in our neighborhood except for the ones on our street. Luckily, we have a sweet man across the street from us who lets us use his internet...BUT you have to be sitting at a certain spot at our kitchen counter for it to work, and even then, it is horrible. Anywho.

off. my. soap. box.

So, the kid will be 3 months old in a little less than 3 weeks. THREE months old? Seriously Addie. Stop the growing. I mean, don't stop growing, but you know what I mean.

People say I need to get out of the house more. Well, about that...
Addie is a fussy baby...and when I say fussy, I don't mean that she has colic, but she's just fussy when I take her out in public. And when she starts crying, it escalates into a loud scream that sounds like a cat being mashed by a 500 pound man. Not kidding. She has the loudest cry of any baby I have ever heard cry. I know what you are thinking..."Jenna, all babies cry." Ohhhhh NO. When my kid cries, people turn heads and stare because it is SO loud. Hopefully she will get better as I take her out more and more.

We went to church this past Sunday for the first time...and that was interesting. We arrived during her nap time...and listened to Ian lead worship. Of course she wasn't going to be able to fall asleep with all of the loud music. Then she started to get fussy. She normally naps between 1-2 hours between each feeding during the day, but only napped for about 25 minutes at church. Everything was fine though, and at least I got to hear some good worship music! Oh, and I completely forgot that it was St. Patrick's day and forgot to dress her in her little St. Patty's day outfit, so we had to put it on when we got home and take some pictures. :)

Addie being fussy aside, she is seriously the cutest thing ever. She is smiling and giggling so much now, and pretty much every time you talk to her, which is SO much fun. She's also strong as an ox. She will stand in my lap for a very long period of time before her knees buckle, and she has very good head control! She's really starting to like her Jumparoo too, although she doesn't look like it in this picture. Haha.

Also, she will kill me for this one day, but she is very gassy. I have been lucky to catch it on video a couple times...lol. Enjoy.




Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Growing like a weed

I cannot get over how much our sweet girl has changed in just 1 month. I wish time would slow down! She will be 2 months old on the 8th of March and I can't believe it.

We've had some pretty awesome milestones in the past few weeks...smiling, cooing, sleeping for 5 hour stretches at night. Oh, and she's even had projectile spit up twice...and by projectile, I mean it didn't even get on her. Lol. I think my jaw hit the floor when it happened the first time. I totally wasn't prepared for it.

Being able to stay at home with this sweet girl has meant everything in the world to me. There is nothing else I would rather do, and no other job more fulfilling. The sleepless nights are SO worth it!

I also still can't believe that she was once inside my belly. How does that make sense? Seriously...I don't think I'll ever comprehend that.

We have discovered that Addie absolutely LOVES bath time. She gets SO mad when we take her out of the bathtub...haha.

We love our girl!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Addie at 1 Month Old

Wow. I cannot believe that our sweet girl is already a month old. :::sigh::: It's true what they say...time really does fly by! My mom and I decided to try and take some 1 month pictures of her yesterday, and sweet girl wasn't happy. I am shocked that we were able to get just a couple of good ones. Her shirt says "1 month" on it, but Addie's hands are always curled up in front of her chest so you can't really see it. Oh well. :)

We have started putting Addie in her crib to sleep at night, which I thought would be a really big deal emotionally for me...but surprisingly, she (and I) have done really well! In fact, last night she had 2 of the longest stretches of sleep since we've had her, which was amazing! I decided I wanted to try and put her on a "schedule" of sorts...so I looked into Moms on Call, which my friend Terri swears by. If you haven't heard of it, check it out. It's pretty nifty, and Addie is doing really well!

In other news, Ian and I went out on our first "date" last week...since Addie was born. We went on a double date with our bestest friends Brett and Kate to Olive Garden. Boy was it was nice to get out of the house! Thank goodness my mom is close and could watch her for us.

Sweet girl cracks me up every time she wakes up. She loves to stretch, and it's the cutest thing ever.

Anyway, I love this kid. Obviously.

Y'all have a good day now ya hear? :)


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Addie's Newborn Pictures

An advantage of being a photographer, is being able to take pictures of your sweet child anytime you want. I have done just that. In fact, I think my followers on Instagram and Facebook are getting tired of seeing me post so often! I can't promise it's going to stop though. ;)

If you would like to follow me on Instagram to see my daily pictures of our sweet Addie, my username is @JennaAllen. :)

Here are the newborn pictures I took of Addie the other day when my mom came over to the house for a little while. I absolutely love how they turned out! Enjoy.

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