Monday, May 21, 2012

Two Years and One Garden Later

I have wanted to start a garden for the past two years...last year I was gung ho and then a few remarks diverted my motivation and made me scared I would kill everything, plus being preggo didn't help either! So this year I said screw everyone and if I kill all the vegetables at least I tried. I read some books, talk to people at garden centers and convinced Mark this would be a good idea! I have to say so far we have a success. We followed Square Foot Gardening and it has been perfect for our small litle vegetable garden.  We are hoping to have veggies all summer :)

Mark dug out a corner, built my boxes and made it look pretty!

After about a month of half of using some starther plants. We have various types of lettuce and broccoli/cauliflower in this one. We also have peppers, cucumbers, herbs, onions, beans, and  am planting some tomatos soon.
Our first "head" of lettuce...we were excited!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day

What a great first Mother's Day...I spent the day with my peanut and Mark. We had a cookout at our house with Mark's side of the family. It was relaxing,  I didn't lift a finger in preparation. My dear husband chopped, baked, cut and grilled. I napped, played bocce ball and stuffed my face :)

I felt a bit emotional dall day (surprise surprise) I didn't go visit my momma, it was her first mothers day without her mom, I thought about my sister in law whos mom has also passed away and how many emotions this day would bring up and I thought of my own experiences this past 8 months as a first time mom. I always knew I would love being a mom, but I never knew I could feel this much love for my own daughter. It is true that you can't understand the love your mom had for you until you have your own child. I appreciate my mom in so many more ways now then I ever have before. Rocking my baby to sleep Sunday night I held her a bit longer, squeezed her a bit tighter, and gave her a few extra kisses. Being Leah's mom is no doubt my favorite part of who I am... :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Leah- 7 Months

Age: Seven Months
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Length: ?

Teeth: One finally popped through. It is on the bottom, she was sleeping terrible but ever since it popped through, she is sleeping through the night!
Hair: OUT OF CONTROL...bald spot filling in, in back, bu not growing like the front. As evidenced by the pictures unless I blow dry it, there is no hope for it!
Sleeping:  Getting better since tooth came through! Bed time 7:30, wakes up between 5 and 7am..NICE! 2 naps a day usually around 1.5-2 hrs!
Eating: Stills loves nursing as evidenced by the extreme chubbiness. Pretty much eating everything. Trying to start introducing more "chunky" foods, but doesn't know what to do with them. She eat them, but 20 mins later it is still in her mouth... Loves puffs and anything she can self feed.
Movement: Sitting up great, loves sitting in cart at the store and restaurant highchairs. Can stand holding table/toys etc.
Milestones: Saying "dada" First toenail paint
Favorite Toys: Loves the jumperoo! Books..loves books! Stacking cups, sippy cup
Dislikes:  being tired, when her food is gone, sometimes when Bailey barks.
Words/sounds: lots of jibber -jabber. says "dada" all day long....

Babysitter painter her toes!

Leah in the bath saying dada