Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Two Weeks Today...Oh how time flies

Bailey is two weeks old today and I can't believe how much she has changed already! Last Tuesday we had a photographer come to the house to take pictures of our little girl (only 5 days old at the time) and they turned out great. Bailey did great for her first "real" photo shoot, she slept through most of it, opened her eyes for a few, and screamed a little when we put her in a cold room in just her diaper. She was a trooper and we have some great shots to prove it...Baby Gap here we come! I will post a few of them on the blog, but we are most likely going to use some of them for our Christmas cards so I can't put them all on display just yet.

Other then getting the pictures taken and heading off the the doctors office for her check-up we haven't done a whole lot around here. Trying to plan life in three hour blocks to work around feedings is a little difficult, but according to all my friends with kids it will get better in a few weeks so I will just hold out a little longer. Clinton went back to work on Monday and I dropped my mom of at the airport this morning so today was our first official 1/2 day on our own. Things are going well, but I will say that it sure was nice having other people around. Tomorrow is a new day, and Bailey and I will begin our adventure together of trying to figure this thing called parenting out (wish us luck)!

*Thanks to my MOM*
Nobody can even begin to prepare you for how your life will change after having a baby. I was prepared for labor and in control of what went on there, but once this little person was in my arms I quickly realized that I was not in control anymore. What do I know about being a mom? Thankfully I had my mom here for the last two week to remind me (usually in the midst of a break down) that I know enough and the rest will come in time. I am so greatful to be a mother, and I am equally greatful to have a mom who knows me the way I can only hope that I will know and understand Bailey one day. So thank you mom for everything you did these last two weeks and for teaching me (my whole life) how to be a great mom! I found this quote and used it to tell my mom we were expecting and I now know how true it really is...Mothers and Daughters become closet when Daughters become Mothers. I love you MOM!




15 comments :

Ashley and Gary Millward said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pictures! I can't wait until our visit, we will have to get pictures taken of the "cousins" together finally!! Miss you guys, Kiss her for us! And don't worry the mommy thing does come over time, its still coming in stages, just wait until she knows how to push your buttons :-)

Liz said...

Thanks for letting me share the last two weeks with you. I am proud to be your Mom and Bailey's Grandma. I'm so Happy for you and Clinton. Love and tears always Mom

Alissa C said...

what beautiful pictures, and a beautiful little baby! we're still waiting for our little one to come out - 6 days late and counting...

The Peterson's said...

Love the pictures! She is just sooo cute!

Donovan and Tawny Holloway said...

She is way cute and we can't wait to see her in person in a couple weeks. Hope everything keeps going well! Thats nice that she was so good for the photos sooner or later we'll be wanting to do some for Rylan but for now we'll let his little baby acne clear up.

olivedirect said...

Bailey's pictures are just beautiful! We're still waiting patiently to meet our little one...

Kim said...

What great pictures! She is such a doll.

Natalie said...

Your baby girl is the most adorable thing. I love the pictures!!!

McKenzie said...

I have been reading all your posts but just realized that I never said congratulations... so... CONGRATS! She is so stinkin cute!The pics are beautiful. You guys are an awesome little family.

Betsy said...

Congrats to you both!!! This blog is so much fun to read and these pictures are beautiful of Bailey!! We miss you here in SLC!

zuniga family said...

Hi Andrea! I don't know if you remember me but we were in El Dorado ward together! It is nice to find people that you haven't seen in a while! Congrats on the baby! She is beautiful!

Hess Fam said...

Oh Andrea. Those pictures are just amazing! Bailey is way too cute! I hope I get to meet her next week??!

Allie said...

Oh Andrea. So cute! Those pictures are amazing!!
And I just have to say that after 5 years, I still have breakdowns on regular basis!! haha

I miss you!

Hess Fam said...

Andrea...I didn't realize that Amanda was who took your pictures until I saw Bailey on her photo blog! Amanda has been one of my close friends since 5th grade...and she took my christmas pictures as well! just thought I'd let you know!

Kevin & Dani said...

I love the new born baby pictures!