Taya looking at me wondering what the heck happened to her mommy! (and a leaf on her shoulder, hah!)
Friday, May 30, 2008
Posted by Ashley at 6:10 PM
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Yes it's true, Taya, at almost 9 months old, still has to be wrapped up tight to fall asleep!! She gets too excited when she's tired and flails her arms and legs all over the place. Who even knows is "flail" is a word, but I'm sure we've all used it once or twice! Anyway, one of my favorite, or most rewarding parts of the day is right before bedtime... I give Taya a bottle, lay her down on her blankie and she waits for me to wrap her up. When I pick her up to put her in her bed I give her kisses and she always gives me the cutest smile. It's such a sweet, innocent, sleepy smile. It's almost like she's saying "mom, thank you for taking care of me". Or I guess that's what I like to think :) Anyway, this is my precious little baby burrito...
Posted by Ashley at 6:25 PM
Monday, May 26, 2008
How can you get mad at that face? :)
Posted by Ashley at 5:44 AM
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Posted by Ashley at 5:58 PM
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Posted by Ashley at 1:25 PM
Friday, May 16, 2008
Posted by Ashley at 8:17 PM
Saturday, September 1st was the day Cameron and I were supposed to go to the hospital to have Taya, so on Friday we had decided to relax and enjoy the day and then finish up all the last minute things we needed to do... pack our hospital bag, etc. We went to the pool in the morning, as we usually did, and returned to our apartment to get ready to leave. Cameron decided to go to Costco while I was getting ready, which was nice since, let's be honest, when you're that far along any form of moving doesn't sound like very much fun! When we scheduled our appointment for me to be induced the doctor told me to be ready because sometimes they'll call and have you come in a little earlier. We were supposed to be there at Saturday at 2:00pm. I was sitting on the couch when Cameron left for Costco and got a phone call asking if we could come in earlier. I told the nurse that it was no problem and asked what time she'd like us there. She said "we're ready for you, so as soon as possible". I panicked. It was supposed to be the next day! I immediately called Cameron and asked if he was ready to have this baby, which was dumb of me because he thought I was going into labor :) I told him not to rush because I still had to shower and get packed so just to hurry and get the things we needed and come home. I got into the shower and heard all kinds of comotion... literally maybe 10 minutes since Cam and I had talked on the phone. Cameron comes bursting into the bathroom, sweat dripping down his face, with the biggest smile you've ever seen. He told me he was too excited at Costco so he just left his cart and came home. He already had the car packed and was yelling at me to hurry up! HA! Meanwhile, I'm taking my time, not saying a word because I'm basically in shock. Do you know how scary it is knowing that a human has to come out of you somehow, some way and there's nothing you can do about it!! Don't get me wrong, I was completely excited, but yikes! Anyway, turns out she didn't come any earlier, she was born on Saturday, September 1st 9:45ish pm. I say "ish" because I was completely drugged up when she was born, but we'll save that story for another day :) She was such a beautiful baby, I had such a hard time putting her down. Cameron was a trooper, with a c-section, he had to help me do everything! I hadn't even changed a diaper until the day we left the hospital! She looked so tiny in his arms, it was so cute! I must say, that was one of the hardest things I've gone through in my life, but I'm so grateful to have my little girl and would do it all over again in a heartbeat. We're so blessed to be her parents and to raise her in our family. She is so much fun, not a day goes by where I don't look at her and smile.
Posted by Ashley at 7:25 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Today is Mother's Day, so Happy Mother's Day to everyone. In church today some girls sang a song that I thought was so beautiful. I've never heard it, but it said something about God sending mothers to be our angels to watch over us. It was such a neat song and almost brought me to tears. Mom, thank you so much for being my angel and helping me learn everything that I have. To all the mothers in my life and Cameron's, thank you for all you've done, we appreciate your love for us so much. We've had a few requests to post more pictures of Taya (belive it or not!) so I thought I'd take a minute to show you how much she's growing! Taya is such a lucky little girl to have so many grandma's that love her and her sweet chubby cheeks :) Once again, Happy Mother's Day, we hope you had a wonderul Sunday.
Getting so close to crawling! (This is our friend Andrew on the left coaching her :) )
Ok, this next video needs a little explanation first... Taya farted about half way into it, I thought it was hilarious, but you can only hear it if your speakers are up loud, otherwise my laughing will make no sense to you :)
This is just another video I thought was cute, she's just talking a little bit. This was today.
I hope you enjoyed this long post :)
Posted by Ashley at 7:09 PM
On Saturday Taya and I went to the zoo with some of the other girls out here in Chicago and their kids. It was a lot of fun! The zoo is huge so we didn't get to see everything, but we have free passes so I'm sure we'll go a lot more this summer. Taya was so good the whole day and seemed like she was having fun! She likes to yell and make lots of high pitched noises so she kept us all very well entertained.
After a long day at the zoo, Taya was spent!
Posted by Ashley at 6:30 PM
Friday, May 9, 2008
This is my nephew, Baden. I love this video, I think it's absolutely adorable :)
Posted by Ashley at 2:26 PM
I've decided I can't look at Taya's baby pictures very often because it always makes me want another baby. What is it about women being baby hungy all the time? I guess Cameron has wanted another baby since I think she was about two months old! They're just so precious, it's hard not to want to squeeze them (not too tight of course). Maybe I'll just hug my friends babies for the time being :) This picture was taken when Taya was two weeks old, she looks like such a little angel.
Posted by Ashley at 2:06 PM
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Taya found a new toy! I started having her watch Baby Einstein and she's hooked. It's so nice to keep her entertained for a while. She got a cold and has been so sad all day so this was pretty much the only thing that kept her happy.
Posted by Ashley at 7:16 PM