Sunday, November 20, 2011

First time to Church

Today was Evelyn's first time to church! We barely made it! We were 30 minutes late for sacrament meeting! I don't know what it is about Sunday's but we had planned on going to church last Sunday and we were up with her all night! She was so fussy and so we didn't make it to church. Well this week comes around and she has been so good at night lately! Sleeping well and eating well and going right back to sleep so we have been feeling pretty good but Sunday comes around and she's up all night again! UGH! So we didn't get much sleep but we were determined to go to church! We woke up late, almost didn't go but we wanted to. And needed to! It felt like We hadn't been to church in a long time! So we got all ready to go and Evelyn decides she's hungry. So I feed her and Jarom straps her in to her car seat and we hear a big squirt! She pooped! Awww man! Luckily she didn't get it on her cute outfit! So we wait a while to make sure that she is done with her business and Jarom changes her and gets her all set in her car seat again and another SQUIRT! ahhhh!! So we ended up being a half hour late to church but we made it! It felt nice to be back and have Evelyn with us! I have been waiting and dreaming about this day for a lonnnng time! I would always look at people with their baby's at church and want that so bad! And now we have her and it was really fun! Not how I expected it would be, being late and tired and all! Oh well!
Evelyn will be 4 weeks old tomorrow! I just can't believe how fast time is flying! She has changed so much! She is more alert and awake more and she is really fun but she's just growing up too fast! We love her so much! Jarom is still just the cutest dad ever! I can't get over it! I love watching him with her! We are so in love with our little Evelyn!
Anyway, here are some pictures of her first day of church outfit. Aunt Courtenay made it for her and I love it!!

She was NOT happy about me taking so many pictures of her! ha ha

Monday, November 14, 2011

Adjusting and grandma comes to visit!

We are slowly adjusting to this new life with our little Evelyn! Adjusting to no sleep, SO many diapers, ALWAYS feeding her, the crying, scheduling, getting to know her and getting used to what she likes and doesn't like. Everything! I swear she thinks i'm starving her! Or at least i'm sure that is what people would think if they heard her hungry cry! Nights are never the same. I can't wait to get her on a schedule! Some nights she will sleep all the way through the night and others, she is up almost every 2 hours! I feed her, change her, rock her and rock her and rock her and finally she falls asleep so I take her back to her bed, climb into my bed and she wakes up again and I have to start ALL OVER! FRUSTRATING! She makes little noises all night long, so that makes it hard to sleep! Luckily she takes a bottle so I can pump and Jarom can feed her sometimes or whatever. It makes our little outings easier, too! But I feel like I am either pumping or nursing all day long! AH! We haven't figured out a schedule yet but I am excited to hopefully figure one out soon. Right now we are still in survival mode. Sleep when I can, eat when I can and take a shower when I can. I keep thinking that I should be able to get more done in a day but Evelyn is taking up most of my time. When she's asleep I have to pick and choose what I want to get done. Should I take a shower? Or eat? Or sleep? Or do the dishes? Or Laundry? I have never felt so exhausted in my life and I can honestly say I have never felt so happy, either! Even though all of those things are hard and it's hard to adjust to this very different life, I wouldn't have it any other way! Even though I can't sleep when she makes all those cute little noises, I love them! I love our little family so much! At night, when Jarom is home, I just soak up all the happiness! I could sit there and look at them all day! We are so blessed to have such a sweet baby in our home!
3 weeks old! She is getting so big and time is flying!! SLOW DOWN!
Just hangin out in Mom and Dad's bed!
Her first duck game! And we WON! Cutest Duck fan EVER!!
This is their favorite thing to do! Cutest little snuggle buddies!

Last week my Mom came to help out and to visit and snuggle her newest grand baby! It was SO nice to have her here! She took Evelyn every night! I pumped bottles for her so she didn't have to wake me up when she was hungry. We slept all the way through the night! What a blessing! We sure enjoyed the much needed sleep! She cooked and cleaned and took care of all 3 of us! We shopped and she spoiled us everywhere we went! She stocked us up on new towels and wash cloth's and grocery's and clothes and Diapers for Evelyn! Seriously, everything! Mom's are the BEST! Especially mine!!! She gave me advice and it was so nice to have her there when I had questions or I was worried about something. It was comforting to have her there all day and night and know that I would always have help! I was starting to feel better and recover so it was nice to be able to go out and have fun with her! Court and Everett also came and spent a couple of nights with us! We stayed up late playing games and laughing and having fun! We also put Evelyn in her blessing dress (the dress I was blessed in that my Mom made) and Courtenay took pictures of her and some with me and my Mom! Since my parents won't be able to make it to the blessing, I wanted my Mom to see her in her dress! So sad she won't be able to be there but at least she got to see her in our special dress! I will post those pictures later. We sure do miss her and are so grateful for all she did for us!Thanks for everything, Mom! I can't wait to have another Baby so we can do it again! Ok, I guess I can wait to have another baby. But I can't wait for Christmas, to see you again! Love you SOOO much!!!
I was HORRIBLE at taking pictures while my Mom was here! We were too busy having fun! These are pretty much the only ones that I got! Love ya Mama!
I love this picture of both of them! SO cute!!
feeding the babe. She eats so much for such a tiny little body!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Little bit of eye candy

Courtenay took these beautiful pictures of our little Evelyn on Friday and I am in LOVE with them! I can't stop looking at them! She did such a good job and Evelyn was such a trooper while we dressed her and undressed her and posed her, oh so many times! She is already 1 week old and I feel like she has already changed so much! Why can't they just stay this little and cuddly?! I am excited for other stages of her life but there is just something so special about a newborn! She has her first Dr.'s appointment tomorrow! Hope it goes well! She is such a good little baby and we love her so much! Enjoy these pictures! :)

The Quilt I made her
This is the back of the quilt that Aunt Jenni made her
Aunt Courtenay made her all these cute headbands!
One of my favorites! I can't just choose one favorite!

Hee hee! This one always makes me giggle! SO cute!!

The background is part of her nursery! Still need to post about that!

We are so in love with this little baby girl!