What have we been up to? - Talk to us Tuesday

Saturday, Matt and Vinnie went camping with my parents. Aubri and I went to visit. I swear I packed half of her room for a 6 hour visit. I mean, how do I know how many outfits, blankets, and diapers she'll need? It almost all fit into one diaper bag.

Chilling in the stroller

When we got home Saturday night, I fed her a bottle, rocked her ni-night and tucked her into bed. My re-enforcement stayed at the campground so it was up to me to take care of her. (It was good practice for Matt's next drill weekend.) She's actually I good sleeper for a newborn, from what I've been told. She usually sleeps four hours at a time at night. I woke up once with her in the middle of the night and then again early in the morning.

By the way, I sleep about a thousand times better now than I did when I was pregnant.  Yeah, she wakes up hungry and wet, and I look at her all the time to make sure she is okay but I still sleep better than before.  So, that "sleep now because when the baby gets here....." is a load of garbage.

Sunday was my first Mothers' Day to a real child. Matt has always made me feel special on Mothers' Day for being a momma to our pups but this year was different.

When Matt got home, I got to take a three hour nap. Yay for naps!

He also got me a gorgeous ring. It has mine, his, and Aubri's birthstone. Lucky for me and her, her birthstone is diamond.  It's perfect!

We didn't do much Sunday.  We both got a nap in and turned down a couple visitors.  It was actually a perfect day.

Yesterday, Aubri had her two week check-up at the doctor's office.  My mom came over in the morning and let me go shopping.  I got her a new pretty little dress to wear to the doctor.

 Aubri in her pretty little dress.

 We have a thumb-sucker.

Getting dressed is hard work for a little girl.

She weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces at her appointment.  Which, he said is right where she needs to be.  She lost about half a pounds after she was born, which apparently is normal.  She now weights two ounces more than when she was born.

The doctor checked her out good.  He said she is perfect and that she's a pretty baby.

Today is my brother's/Aubri's favorite uncle's birthday.  We are going over to his house tonight for a cookout. Hopefully, we can get there without taking half of her room with us this time.

Today, I'm linking up with Impulsive Addict and Shawn for Talk to Us Tuesday!

Hope you all have a great week!


VandyJ said...

I still over pack for trips and my youngest is three. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. We got caught a couple times without and it's so not fun.

Shawn said...

Over packing is something you will have to get used to with a daughter. Although, my metro-sexual husband usually packs more than the girls and I, it may be something some of us just do.

She is absolutely gorgeous, enjoy her while you can, my oldest votes this year, time is truly God's most precious gift!

Thanks for linking up with us!

Furry Bottoms said...

Keep a couple outfits, a load of diapers and wipes and formula and onesies in the car at all times. So if you ever find that you've underpacked, you know you have back up in the car? just a thought. And she IS a pretty baby!

Julie said...

tooooo cute!!!

MiMi said...

Isn't it amazing how you go from being pregnant and uncomfortable as hell to so much better in hardly any time?? It's so weird...all of a sudden you can sleep better, no heartburn...not pee all night...
You're so lucky I don't live my you...I would come snuggle with her all day.

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness Aubri is adorable!! I am also notorious for overpacking. I'd rather have everything but the kitchen sink and have it all just in case than not have it. My husband does not understand that way of thinking at all, lol.

4 hours of sleep for a newborn?? What a lucky momma you are =)


Jill said...

What an adorable little girl...Aubri is precious! Glad to hear you had a great 1st Mother's Day. Love your ring, the stones looks so pretty together.

Heather said...

New follower! Aubri is adorable.. I love the little thumb sucking! Too cute. And, 4hrs at a time for a newborn IS really good. Lucky you.

ROXY said...

She is so adorable. I haven't really put any hair things on her head besides a beanie. Kyra is a onesies only kind of girl. Lol.

Impulsive Addict said...

Oh she melts my heart! She is precious! 4 hours is great!! Good job Aubri!!

I love your Mother's ring. It's very pretty. Matt did great!

Thanks for linking up my friend!

WhisperingWriter said...

I'm so glad things are going well. She is a really good sleeper. Natalie woke up every two hours or so. Tommy was much better but Natalie...holy mess, she wore me out. And still is. ;)

Emmy said...

She is adorable! Such beautiful dark hair.
Glad you had a great mother's day- and fun to be truly truly celebrating it for the first time. You are very lucky she sleeps that often- mine were up every two hours at that age. So yea, for some of us that sleep thing isn't garbage :)

Date Girl said...

What a beautiful ring! It's just a perfect way to celebrate your first mother's day. Roo's birthstone is a diamond too and one day when we have more babies I want to get a ring like that. What a cool idea to add his birthstone too. I wouldn't have thought of that but I love it.

I'm glad she's a good sleeper, and the sleeping thing is really motivating. You're doing great Mommy!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

She is such a doll baby! Great ring!