This was taken literally minutes before we walked out the door for our road trip to MN...and seconds before she spit up alllll down her shirt. Thank goodness she did that before we got her in her seat! :)
Here are a few videos from the last week or so...
Playing in her little ocean-she loves it!
Working on ab muscles with Daddy.
Lacey today--darn cats just torment her! (sorry it's sideways, can't figure out how to turn it! Any ideas?!?)
In March, I had my first appt for baby and we told our friends and family that Baby #1 was on the way! We got in a trip to the beach, a visit to a museum and lots of eating out as I was way too tired to cook!
The highlight of April was when the Spellman's came to visit. We love having visitors, and it was so great to see them. I also started to get a belly in April, which was very fun.
May was a busy month. I worked a lot of extra hours since I finally had some extra energy. I also made a trip home for my sister's bridal shower. Bud and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary, and we spent a lot of time on our friends boat enjoying the weather before it got too hot.
June 1st we found out we had a Claire on the way! It was a very fun day. I went home again in June, this time for my sister's wedding. It was a great day, and I couldn't be happier for Sarah and Jed. 2 days after the wedding, Bud was in his motorcycle accident that changed the course for the rest of the year. He had surgery and began his long road to recovery. The end of the month seemed to drag on forever.
In July, Bud started to feel much more like himself again, which was wonderful. The Spellman's came to visit over the 4th, and it was a wonderful holiday. We had more visitors the weekend after the Spellman's, and we got Claire's room painted which was a huge job done. We also made a trip to TN for a high school friend's wedding. We made a big purchase at the end of July--I got my 'mommy car'! July was a very busy, but very fun month!
In August, Bud was able to take some leave and go home for a couple weeks, which was really nice. I flew in to town on the tail end of his vacation for my baby shower. It was a great weekend. After that weekend, we were done traveling until Claire arrived. I was starting to get huge, and we were starting to get a little impatient for her to come.
September saw me getting really uncomfortable as my belly continued to grow. Bud was able to get back into class; that was a very happy day in our house! We finished Claire's room, got the house a bit more organized and started to wait for our little lady to make her debut.
Every day for the first half of October, I was hoping and praying that it was "the day". Claire had other plans. She finally arrived on the 18th, and the rest of the month was spent enjoying her and our company.
In November, we started to get in a bit of a routine with the baby and she started sleeping through the night! I was so happy when that day arrived! We had more visitors this month, and enjoyed every day with Claire.
In December we had our first road trip with Claire, along with her first Christmas. We had a fabulous Christmas and really enjoyed our time in Minnesota with family and friends.
I am sure 2011 will be just as eventful as 2010, our life is never boring. :) We are looking forward to the beginning of this new stage of our life, it will bring many challenges, but we are up for it. I couldn't ask for a better life as we begin a new year, I am so extremely blessed.
Check back in a few days for lots of pictures. :)