Monday, May 25, 2009

Two month portraits

We took Lucy to the Target portrait studio yesterday to have some pictures made. It was kind of a last-minute decision. To be honest, my hopes were not high. I was just hopeful we'd get one or two "keepers." This is why we chose Target - there is no sitting fee; you just have to pay for the prints you order. That way, if we got through two pictures and Lucy erupted into a meltdown, we wouldn't be out any money! However, before the inevitable meltdown occurred (which it inevitably did), the photographer was able to get several good shots. Here are a few:

The photographer even caught a shot of Lucy's fit right as she was getting warmed up:

Not something we would order a print of, but cute nonetheless.

In other news, I chopped off all of my hair. I had it in my head that I needed to have long hair when the baby came so I could wear it in a ponytail. But I don't like wearing ponytails and the result is too often baby puke all in my hair. Gross! So here's a pic of me, my new 'do, and my beautiful blue-eyed baby:

We made an offer to build a new house and it was accepted by the builder, so we will be homeowners once again in about 5 or 6 months. In the meantime I will be having dreams about granite counters and five-and-a-quarter inch baseboards! Can't wait!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Happy Mother's Day to me! Plus tons of pics...

What a joy to be a member of the mommy club on Mother's Day this year! My thoughtful little Lucy P, with the help of her daddy, gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a gift card to have a manicure, pedicure, and massage at the Eden Spa. I fully agree with their decision that I could use some pampering! Jerrod gave me a card that literally brought tears to my eyes. And to top it all off, I received cards and phone calls from family members wishing me a happy first Mother's Day. I felt so special!

Lucy is getting so much bigger! I can't believe she is almost two months old. She is already growing up before our eyes. She can hold her head up on her own (most of the time). It won't be long before she can sit up and roll over all by herself. Her eyes are blue, and she already has the loveliest long eyelashes. She can thank Daddy for that. She is beginning to smile more, and she goes through an absolutely astonishing number of diapers.

She had a scorching case of cradle cap for about two weeks so photography of her came to an abrupt halt. She seriously looked like she'd been rolling her head around in poison ivy. It started as pimples, then a rash, and then her whole face peeled. I felt so badly for her, but she seemed totally unbothered by the whole deal. Now, her complexion is clear and glowing!

Here are some pics of our little Biscuit:

Five days old

Two weeks old, with somehow a better tan than me

Three weeks old, enjoying her first bath once her cord came off

My sister calls this one "The Thinker"

Five weeks old

Looking absolutely mammoth next to her little buddy, Drew

I return to work on May 26th, so I am trying to cherish every single second before I have to leave her. My mom is coming to watch her for that first week, and after that she'll be in day care. I am a little anxious about it, but I know she will be in good hands.

In other news, we are looking for a new house in the Edmond area. I think we are actually going to do a custom build again, so that will be something very exciting to look forward to. And the thought of getting to decorate a new house and put together a new nursery for Lucy....I can't wait!