Welcome To Our Blog!

We are pleased to announce our first baby will be brought into this world around October 28, 2011! This is my first attempt at making a blog, so please bear with me through the process. This seemed like the perfect place to document it all, so here goes nothing!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

1 and 2 Month Photos (and 2 Month Updates)

We had Alexa's 2 month appointment on Monday, and for those of you who may not know, this is the appointment where the first round of shots are given. I was a super nervous momma and went in expecting the worst. Luckily, it went much better than expected! We did give her a dose of Tylenol that evening, and one the next morning, but it was for general fussiness, nothing too terrible anyways. We also got her latest weight, height, and head measurements. She is now 23.5 inches (90th percentile), 11 lbs 9 oz (75th percentile), and her head is in the 75th percentile. The doctor called her a little fatty, I love it. Everything else looks great with her as well. We are blessed with a healthy little girl! In other news, we are looking forward to heading to Louisville in just a few days. We will be there from the 24th through the 1st. I cannot wait to introduce her to everyone, and I know everyone is super excited to meet her as well. Should be really good times. I will definitely post pictures when we get back!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Family Portrait Session

We went and had family pictures taken at Sears yesterday, and let me just say it proved to be way more complicated than I had every imagined! The session was supposed to start at 11, and I just figured everything would go great and we would be out by 12 or so. Uh, nope, we walked out of Sears around 330! The session started late, so by the time we got going Alexa was getting cranky and we had to stop and feed her. All the pictures in her first outfit (her cute red dress and tights) did not turn out great as a result, but that's okay, hopefully we will get some good shots of her in it over Christmas. The second nd third round of shots went much better - she was full and she was giving some pretty good smiles for the camera. The whole experience definitely tested our patience though! Next time we go to do family photos, I am going to be sure and have a drink to relax me beforehand :) I will attach some of the pictures below. They do have the Sears logo across them because we did not buy the CD of images, we just opted to buy a few different sheets of pictures. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...

This title is borrowed (with permission) from my good friend Courtney Kerschen. I have obviously been a terrible blogger since Alexa was born, and she gave me this idea to do a quick catch up and hopefully get myself back on track with the blog. There are various pictures from Alexa's birth to last weekend. Sorry the pictures are a little out of order, but hey, better than nothing I guess!!

I'm a little obsessed with her feet

About to go in for the C-section. I was very nervous but excited!

She's here! Welcome Alexa! 7 lbs 15 oz, 21.5 inches, 10/20/11 0757

First bath

Taking a snooze after getting all cleaned up

Mom and Alexa on day 3

Second family photo. Alexa's 2nd day home

First family photo :)

Ready to go home from the hospital

After the first tub bath at home

Ready for Cards basketball season

1 week old

First walk


First snow adventure with dad

First tummy time experience

Sleeping smiles

First outing with Katie and Colin to Chick-fil-a and Target

Uncle Kris, Aunt Rachel, Chloe, and baby to be visit

1 month photo

Grandma Sanford and dad giving a bath

Mom and Alexa

Grandpa Sanford and Alexa

Thanksgiving at Ginny and Charley's loft

Little Broncos cheerleader

Visit with Santa