Saturday, July 7, 2012

I'm Alive!!

I know it's been a while since I've posted, but I have not given up on blogging! In fact, a new laptop will arrive some time this week, and I will get rid of the stationary computer I have in my basement that I can never seem to get to anymore. Pretty excited about that... anyway.. Update time!!

So, miss Ashley is now 4 months and a week old! She is a wonderful little tiny person, and I just love her to pieces. She is doing so well! She started rolling over at 2 1/2 months, and has been practicing ever since. She isn't sleeping through the night yet, because she likes to practice her rolling at 11pm, 2am, and 4am respectively! As much as being up that many times a night keep me in a zombie-like state 24/7, she cracks me up every time I go in to her bedroom and she's on her belly with her big head popped up staring at me. Shy of duct-taping her down to the bed, I've tried everything to keep her from rolling around all over the crib, but the best I've been able to do is put her in a sleep positioner just to slow her down. She does squiggle right out of that, and I'll still find her all over, but I get to her usually as she's just made her way out of it, as I can hear her on the monitor grunting her way out. She found her voice at about 2 months, and hasn't stopped using it since. I love it! She screams, squeals, laughs, grunts! Cutest little human EVER!!!

There is so much more I could write about every day with my little baby girl, but I think pictures speak volumes too, so here's a bunch of pictures, with commentary!! Lots of smiles, faces, movement.. she's just a big 14lb ball of fun!

Ashley was one of those babies who would never nap during the day... That is until we bought her the swing. I've got her nap times figured out, and her signals down, but putting in her crib during the day never works. Put her in the swing, and I can get 1-4 hour naps. And look at her!! She loves the darn thing!!!

I love this picture. I made her the dress she's wearing. I'm still knitting sometimes when she naps. Definitely not getting as much knitting done as before, but a few cute things for her every now and again, I'm currently working on another skirt!

I was never really a 'girlie' girl, and before Ashley, I hated pink. Well, that's all gone out the window... how can I not love pink when she looks like this in it??? Just like a little doll!

Outfits, outfits and more outfits! My mother made the top, I made the skirtie. :) Cute cute CUTE!

Speaking of moms... that's mine in the background holding her beautiful granddaughter. Ashley likes to get dressed up for lunches in the country!

Ashley's a pretty strong little girl. She's been holding her head up since the week she was born. We tried her out in the jumperoo... SHE LOVES IT!! If she could talk when we put her in it, I think she would be saying something like "OMGZ!!!!" We put her in our exersaucer too, she loves everything but the crocodile. She gets so mad at the crocodile. ;)

Here's Ashley having a staring contest with her friend. Her friend is a month older than her and sometimes makes Ashley cry for no reason. Other things that make Ashley cry are sneezes, and people calling bingo numbers.

We have not mastered the art of driving without a screaming child in the back seat. If Ashley is awake in the car, she is usually screaming. This photo is where we have pulled over to the side of the road to breast feed her, and then play with her before we resume the trip home. This is after 45 mins in rush hour traffic.... and 10 minutes away from the house.

Now I'm not sure if you can tell, but that is her daddy... I know, right? She looks nothing like her daddy... (please note obvious sarcasm lol)

SKIRTIE!!! I knit this from my brain! So proud of myself!

And Ashley likes it so much and is so excited that I can't even get a clear picture of her wearing it on account that she is moving so much! She's trying to dance.

My child is a pretzel. How is this comfortable??!???

Ahhh, sitting. How cute is that!??

July 1st was Canada Day. She was very festive in her little Canadian onesie. We went to a party and kept her up past her bed time. She was one mad little Canadian on the drive home from the festivities, but still a cutie nonetheless. 

Just bought her a Bumbo the other day. Got it used off of Kijiji.. these things are dang expensive new. She loves it though. The car is parked in this picture.. just in case you were wondering if we were driving with her in a bumbo... no... She was just testing it out before we brought it home.

Hmm... she's all daddy... Seriously.. The only thing she has of mine are blue eyes, but even that might change still. It's a good thing my DH looks so cute as a baby girl....

Here's DH and Ashley. She got bored of our appliance shopping. I breast fed her on a nice couch we can't afford at Sears Home Store, then I passed her asleep to daddy while we roamed the bedroom section for a new mattress.

And last but not least.... Just a cute picture of her playing on her tummy. :)

Every day with Ashley is an adventure. :)


  1. Yay! Lots of Ashley pictures :) What a happy baby!

  2. She is beautiful, and so are the clothes you make her! How special for her :) I actually LOLed at the baby pretzel pic. haha