We are crazy in love with Miss Ryleigh Kate and all her giggles and talking. She lights up our world every morning and we couldn't imagine a better start to our day. But watch out people because when those sounds become real words I have a feeling they will not stop. Here is a "mellow" video the other morning.
We are crazy busy with birthdays and showers and charity events and LIFE! This weekend we have Race for the Cure, NWA Boutique Sale, Ashley Linam's Baby Shower, Wendy Nauman's Birthday Party, and Dinner at Courtney & Joey's on Sunday. I also am making tutus, frames and gifts that are due to people this weekend! Sounds like tonight will be spent with a bottle of my fav Pinot and some tulle.
In the meantime trying to stay on top of working out, keeping the house clean, searching for downtime ( :) ), and WORK! Coming up in the next few weeks we have Tour De Fun, The Miller Twin's 1st Birthday Party, Hillary Tillman's Baby Shower, Mother's Day, and I'm sure something else will pop up too. Stay tuned for crazy pics from this crazy busy weekend we are about to experience!
WOW! She is growing so fast! At 12lbs and 5 oz, Ryleigh Kate is the happiest baby on the planet! Her nickname at the academy is Smiley Ryleigh. Here are some of her favorite things...
She LOVES her daddy! Every time he speaks she is all smiles and she tells him all her stories She likes to watch TV....especially Baby Einstein She still loves milk :) She is sleeping usually from 9pm to 6 or 7am :) :) She loves her bath time She LOVES all her little friends at Woodland She likes to watch Gracie and thinks she is SO funny
Her little personality is starting to come through and we are having so much fun with her. For the next month we are working on rolling over and tummy time. Once she gets it she will take off because she is already trying to crawl but just doesnt have the strength yet. :)
We are SLOWLY adjusting to "normal" life in the Watkins' house. It is by far the hardest adjustment I have had to make in my life. Bringing her home was a breeze compared to this chaos! I am completely exhausted. Poor Kyle...not much time for him.
At Woodland Academy they tell me that Ryleigh is far more advanced than any of the other babies her age. She never cries there (one time a few peeps) and they nicknamed her "Smiley". I picked her up yesterday and heard her first laugh! It melted my heart and I LOVE her voice. I cant wait to hear it ALL the time. She enjoys her daycare and sleeps soundly for 9 hours a night! I couldnt ask for a better baby. We are truly blessed...and in trouble when she is 14 becuase Im not sure this can last forever. :)
We are transitioning over to 3-6 month clothes in the next couple of weeks because she is growing like a weed! Not length-wise but those rolls keep on coming and I love them.
I LOVE EASTER. We have pictures at the clubhouse this Sunday with the Easter Bunny and next week at her PaPaw's work next Saturday(BeKaert). We won't start our tradion of Easter egg dyeing until next year and I can't wait!!
We received a little package with these gifts on Saturday from her Aunt Amy in Wisconsin. Thank you!! The little slippers and bib are adorable. There is a book in there as well as a bunny and a bath scrunchie that is a frog!
Her Auntie Tabby brought us this CUTE outfit to wear...
AND Here is her Easter Basket!!!! I put it in front of her and she was a little scared...okay she started to cry a bit. I think it will grow on her. I cant wait to fill it up!~
Here are some little presets for her little friends, Katie & Kenzie, Zac, and Adelynn Mae.
Okay...I knew the day would come that I had to get back to "Real Life" but I didnt think it would be so soon. The past 10 weeks have went by VERY fast. I was actually scheduled to be out until April 20th but needed to get back now to serve my client. So yes...the first day I cried. Not in the daycare but on my way to work. She is going to Woodland Christian Academy in Bentonville. And we love it there. She has two little boy friends and one girl friend in her room. She did great her first day and didnt cry at all! She took a few naps, played and giggled a TON! The ladies love her there. I go visit her at lunch to nurse and it makes it so much easier and the days are shorter. We are almost done with Week One and I am EXHAUSTED! I have a feeling life is going to be this crazy from now on!
Here are a couple of pictures from a baby gift I made for our friends Scott & Katrin Clubine. They are HUGE KU fans and I know their little Hannah Kate will be born as one too. We enjoyed their BBQ and can't wait to meet their new baby girl in a couple months!
This is a BIG hobby of mine and I would love to make some for you if you ever need a gift. I would charge $25 for the TuTu and $15 for the frame. Just let me know!
I wanted to start this blog for my first baby girl so that all her family and friends could follow my journey of her pregnancy as well as keep everyone up to date on her growth and milestones. I am beyond excited about being a new Mom to Ryleigh Kate and just pray everyday that Kyle and I will be great examples of unconditional love, keep her healthy and safe and raise her in a way that she never doubts her parents support her and adore her more everyday.