Thursday, December 15, 2011

2 Month Old

Sweet Pea, you are now 2 months old! I can't believe it! Last Friday marked your 2 month birthday! You are really starting to develop and show personality. You can stabilize your head more and hold yourself up a little while being held. You are also really starting to smile and giggle a little which totally makes Daddy and Mommy melt!

At your 2 month appointment, you weighed 10 pounds, 10 ounces (45th percentile) and were 23 inches long (75th percentile). Everyone has been commenting how long you're getting! You are now in size 1 diapers and definitely filling out your 0-3 month clothes!

Here are some of our highlights from this month...

We helped host our dear friend, Katherine's baby shower! We already love baby Elliott and CAN'T WAIT for him to arrive! We hope you and Elliott love each other as your parents hope you do!

We had our first Thanksgiving as a family of 3. This year we really did have SO much to be thankful for-YOU!

You also got to meet Mr. Paul David and have her first date with them. Paul David's mommy Aunt Chase is one of mommy's dearest friends. This will always be a special picture as our first day as mom's together.

Then you got to meet the rest of your 'aunts'- my great friends Joy, Jenny, and Leslie.

Month 2 has been such a blessing. Time is going by WAY too fast. And yes, Mommy has been back to work for a few weeks now and I am surviving. I race to get you every day after work and cherish our evening 'talks' and snuggles. Paisley, We love you beyond words- Our cup runneth over!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Kati's Giveaway

Kati over at Kati's Get Away is having a Scentsy GIVEAWAY! I haven't jumped on the Scentsy bandwagon yet but I would love to try it out! Go check her out and leave her a comment for your chance to win (and check out cute Ryder while you're at it!)

Happy Weekend everyone and Go Hogs!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy 1 month Paisley!

Well I am a day late but you turned a month old yesterday! Your Daddy and I cannot believe it- time really does fly when you are loving every second of it! You are getting SO big now. At your doctor's appointment on October 28th, you were 8 pounds, 3.5 ounces so we imagine you are nearing 9 pounds now. Your newborn clothes are finally getting a little snug and you are starting to fill out your 0-3 month clothes now. You are sleeping really well- getting up only about once during the night which we are SO thankful for!

I go back to work in 2 weeks and I will miss our 24/7 togetherness but your Lolly is getting really excited about your upcoming time together. Perhaps my favorite thing about this past month is seeing you with your Daddy- he turns to mush around you and I often get skipped over for kisses when he comes home for work because he can't wait to get to you!

This week you have really started getting some personality- smiling when I come to pick you up and really focusing and thinking. We thank God every day that he chose us to be your parents and we can't wait to see what the next months bring. We love you beyond words- Our cups runneth over!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Week 2 as a Family of 3!

As of tomorrow we will have been a family of 3 for 3 weeks now and we can't imagine life any other way. Life as parents is AMAZING and we thank God for our princess every day. She is so fun and already growing so much! She is such a good baby (and thankfully a wonderful sleeper too!). Here are some of my favorite pictures/memories from this past week....

Our little cupcake- I love this picture!
She was so much more alert this week! I loved her looking me in the eyes more and seeing that 'thinking' face a lot more.
The diva in her hog attire. Last Saturday was our first game day and we were decked out in hog gear from head to toe.
Dad gaves us our first bottle and we took it down like a champ- yay!
Gramps, Lolly, and Abby have made several visits. They are kind of crazy about her ;)
Emily & Jeremy (and our soon-to-be BFF Lily) came by to see what is in store for them in a few months!
We got a quick visit from KK & Pops- yay!
Snuggle time with mommy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

She's Here!! Week 1

So I don't have long to blog- little Miss will be up soon for a feeding and diaper change but I had to share a few pictures and let everyone know she is here!

On Saturday, October 8th, we did EVERYTHING 'by the book' for those old wives tales that possibly bring on labor. We walked the dogs over a mile, I 'nested' like crazy, and then I cooked extra spicey taco soup that evening that we enjoyed while watching the Razorback game at my grandparents house. Then, we went by my parents house on our way home and my sister had a long talk with my tummy- "Paisley, it's Aunt Abs and you need to come out TOMORROW! I'm ready to see you and see what color hair you have. We can do lots of fun things together- like read books, watch movies, you can watch me at gymnastics.."

Sure enough, an hour later after getting out of the shower- MY WATER BROKE!

We arrived at the hospital at 12am. After a long night of labor, I began to push at 10:45am the next morning and at 12:52pm, this angel arrived...

Paisley Annette Hayes
7lbs. 11oz.
20 inches long

We have LOVED every second with her so far. She is a wonderful baby- sleeping well, nursing like a pro, and the best snuggler on the planet. Our hearts are overflowing with love for our little girl. God is SO good!

I'll leave you with a few pictures from our first week...

Friday, September 30, 2011

38 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 38 Weeks...almost here!!!!!!
Size of baby: A Watermelon :) She is probably nearing 7.5 pounds right now.
Gender: A GIRL!!! Paisley Annette Hayes
Maternity Clothes: Yes- and some of them don't even fit right anymore. I have gotten very creative this week.
Movement: She hasn't been moving as much- I think she is getting a little cramped for space now.
Sleep: Not the best- it is harder to get comfortable and I usually wake up at 4 or 5am every night and take awhile to go back to sleep but it is all worth and just preparing me for what is to come! Words With Friends and Facebook are my new 4am friends!
Symptoms: LOTS of back pain and some Braxton Hicks!
Cravings: Orange juice and other than that, not a whole lot...I'm loving sweets still but my appetite has decreased- I don't think there is room for food anymore!
Best moment this week: Going to the doctor this morning and confirming that everything is going well still. I was dilated to 2cm!

Paisley, it's almost time for you to be here! I can't wait! I have carefully chosen some outfits and blankets to take to the hospital for you to arrive (and bows to match, of coarse!). I can't wait to get to hold you in my arms and see your sweet face. Your Aunt Abs talked to you the other night and urged you to 'come out soon' so she can love on you and see what color hair you have- she hopes you have dark brown like her and I. Your Daddy and I are celebrating three years of marriage next Tuesday and you would be a pretty amazing gift on that day...I'm just saying...! Love you- forever and always.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Paisley's Room

I finally wanted to share some pictures of Paisley's room. When I started thinking about planning a little girl's room, this is totally not the route I thought I would go down (like pink walls-ha!) but I'm so glad I did and I love how it turned out. It is peaceful, girly, elegant, and I did it all on a budget!
This is one of the most special pieces in her room. This bookshelf was made with lots of love by hand by her Daddy and Pops. I can't wait to read her all of those books to her.

This is an overview of her room. The amazing mural was freehanded by my mom, cousin, and cousin's friend April.

Her glider which I know her and I will spend many nights in! I got the side table and lamp on clearance at Target and I love how they look.

This is another one of my favorite parts of the room- the dresser was our 'splurge' but I know she will use it for years to come. The mirror is just an old frame I had in the garage that I repurposed by spray painting white, taking to a glass shop to get a mirror cut and then decaled with her initals from Etsy.

And some of her 'friends' waiting in her crib to play. This also shows my bedding well- I love it so much! It's Serena and Lily and how I got the 'bird' inspiration from. I also have to brag on her crib- we got it for a steal off Craigslist- it was a $600 crib that we got for $70!

It's all ready and just missing our little girl! Two weeks and counting down! We go to the doctor tomorrow and I can't wait to hear what she has to say!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

37 weeks!

(I apologize for the fashion faux paus- I had this same dress on in last week's picture but I only have so many wear-to-work dressy choices that fit anymore and I refuse to buy much more with only 3 weeks left to go!)

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 37 Weeks...I can't believe it!
Size of baby: A Watermelon :) She measured approximately 7 pounds 2 ounces on our ultrasound this morning. Our doctor is guessing she will be a little over 7.5 at delievery- perfect!
Gender: A GIRL!!! Paisley Annette Hayes
Maternity Clothes: Yes- all and I'm getting so sick of them! I also can still fit into some of Jonathan's shirts which have become my new favorite sleepwear.
Movement: All day I get to feel her sweet kicks and movement...Love it!
Sleep: Not the best- it is harder to get comfortable and I usually wake up at 4 or 5am every night and take awhile to go back to sleep but it is all worth and just preparing me for what is to come!
Symptoms: LOTS of back pain and some Braxton Hicks!
Cravings: Orange juice (like always) and last week I HAD to have a Burge's turkey salad sandwich and it was AMAZING!
Best moment this week: Going to the doctor this morning and hearing that she is doing great, she is head down and ready to do (although I am only barely dialated), and we got to see her sweet profile. She has the cutest button nose and the most beautiful, full lips.

Paisley, your Daddy and I are so in love with you already and can't wait for you to arrive. Your room is ready, everything is put together, and I even started packing our hospital bags last night- we are just waiting for you to come and complete our lives! God is so good!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

5 weeks to go...!

35 Weeks

Size of the baby: About 21 inches long and a little over 5 pounds

Maternity clothes: Yes!! And I'm still sick of them all..ha!

Gender: GIRL! Paisley Annette Hayes

Movement: She doesn't move as much anymore (I think things are getting tight in there) but when she is VERY strong!

Sleep: Not going as well anymore- lots of bathroom trips during the night and the occasional backaches. This was the first week I woke up in the middle of the night and thought, "I could just get up and start cleaning."

What I miss: Regular clothing, sleeping on my stomach, and being able to go outside and run in this amazing weather!

Cravings: Orange juice, salads, and sweets!

Symptoms: Lots of back pain and just feeling BIG!

Best moment this week: Realizing that it is possible and she could come at any time now.

What I'm looking forward to in the next week: A few small baby showers and birthing class on Saturday (ah!)!

I know I have been a terrible blogger lately but I really want to try and get better- I have lots of great showers, maternity pics, AND Paisley's fabulous room to share!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

First Baby Shower

The adorable front door.

A house divided...we already got some cute Razorback stuff and LSU. I said that's fine but she'll be a born and raised Arkansas girl so we'll always know what she'll wear on the LSU v. Arkansas games!

My fabulous hostesses- I love these girls and could not live without them in my life! Very special friends!

All my guests

A special 'Future EEE' outfit from Aunt Monica :) Love!

Joy :)

My Mamaw, Mom, and Abby- Abby had too much fun!

Just some of the cute little details they did. I LOVED this cute little birdhouse and it looks fabulous in her room now.

The amazing spread...they thought of everything...dips, fruit, cookies, quiche, cake, and even little M&M's in her colors that said 'Paisley'.

The adorable cake brought all the way from Rick's in Fayetteville! The picture does not do it justice and it tasted just as good!

It was a wonderful first shower with lots of friends and pledge sisters. I was overwhelmed by all the goodies we got for Miss Paisley. I was truely showered with blessings and love!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

30 Weeks

30 weeks

Size of the baby: Head of lettuce & about 3.3 pounds!

Total weight gain: About 17 pounds

Maternity clothes: Yes!! And I'm already sick of them all..ha!

Gender: GIRL! Paisley Annette Hayes

Movement: Still very crazy!

Sleep: Sleep is going ok... I wake up with Charlie Horses on occasion and sleeping on my side gives me side cramps and back aches a lot.

What I miss: Being able to lay on my stomach and able to move around easier.

Cravings: Orange juice and carbs!

Symptoms: Lots of back pain this week and the heartburn and indigestion..ugh!

Best moment this week: Seeing her room come together! I can't wait to show it off but I'm going to resist until it is a little farther along!

Another best moment for me- The random lady who passed me at the grocery store smiling and said, "I just know your baby is going to be beautiful." She made my day :)

We go to the doctor in the morning and I can't wait to get an update and hear her precious little heartbeat!

Who loves bows? I do!

I just had to share with everyone an awesome accessory site. They have great hairbows at GREAT prices! I've been trying to resist submitting my order until some showers have passed. I compared their prices to Hobby Lobby and they are even cheaper than their stuff! The website is

I mean who doesn't love bows for $1?! One of my favorite things are the super cute crochet flowers (I think Paisley NEEDS those!)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

28.5 WEEKS

(Jonathan managed to get the camera cord in both pics...nice!)

28.5 WEEKS!! (I can't seem to get them on the first of the week) And if you're keeping track, no, this doesn't add up because my doctor moved my due date up almost a week based on her measurements and chart...I am now due October 12th!

Size of the baby: Length of a head of califlower & almost 3 pounds!

Total weight gain: About 15 pounds (ah!)

Maternity clothes: Yes! And after being pregnant, I want to become a maternity fashion designer! It's so hard to find cute maternity clothes. I've tried on 15 different dresses trying to find a cute one for upcoming showers!

Gender: GIRL! Paisley Annette Hayes

Movement: We went to Saturday night church last night and she went crazy kicking during every worship song which was so neat to me. I hope it not only means she'll love music but that she has the passion for our Christ like her Daddy and I have been praying for her.

Sleep: I sleep...a little. I've learned I can't sleep through the night though and I can't sleep in anymore but I guess that is just preparing me for motherhood.

What I miss: Being able to lay on my stomach!

Cravings: This week it has been sweets...jellybeans, chocolate, name it!

Symptoms: Lots of back pain this week and the heartburn and indigestion..ugh!

Best moment this week: My doctor's visit this past Wednesday (just not the glucose test...ha!) I loved hearing her heartbeat and hearing that she is still doing great.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

26.5 weeks!

26.5 WEEKS!!

Size of the baby: Length of a cucumber (and just over 2 pounds!)

Total weight gain: About 13 pounds

Maternity clothes: Yes! And even though it is hard to find them, they are so comfortable! How will I ever go back to non-stretch waistbands..ha!

Gender: GIRL! Paisley Annette Hayes

Movement: VERY squirmy still!

Sleep: I have been sleeping a lot better- the heartburn has gotten a little better and I've learned to not drink a lot of water past 8pm.

What I miss: Having a greater wardrobe selection!

Cravings: Muffins and salads...random, I know!

Symptoms: Lots of back pain this week and the heartburn and indigestion

Best moment this week: REGISTERING! It was so fun to go register and pick out cute things for our little girl. In fact, Jonathan had a little TOO much fun with the gun.

The proud papa at Babies-R-Us

BUSTED! This is one of many instances where I caught he putting some 'Daddy picks' on the registering. Thank goodness for online editing! I got home to find we had a fast pitch softball, a baseball bat, a Nerf gun, and a children's book called "My Little Blue Truck." I think he is out to make our princess a tomboy!

And lastly, I had to share this ADORABLE dress that came in today that I ordered from Zulily. I LOVED smocked dresses and could not resist this precious one! (Don't worry- I'll be ironing it before next summer!) I also ordered some great, cheap hair bows finally that I can't wait to come in!

Do you Zulily? It's a dangerous site with adorable new stuff everyday! If you aren't already a member, you MUST join- cute stuff for great prices and there are new brands every day.

Here is your invite...