Thursday, March 12, 2009


So, going against the rumor from my last post, I am not pregnant!  Ha!  Y'all are funny!  The main reason for my absence is that Audrey has been pulling some crazy times getting up in the mornings.  For about 2-3 week stretch it was 5am or before.  If that isn't bad enough, I've been staying up, waiting for Michael to come home.  He's been leaving work after 11 (pm!) for quite a while now.  Then the poor guy studies for his last CPA exam.  Then works Saturdays.  UGH!  I am lucky enough to get the chance to nap when Audrey naps.  So, instead of blogging, I've been mostly napping.  I also have been reading books for two book clubs plus my own personal readings.  Then there's housework that is always needing to be done.  Audrey's sleep improved for about a week and has been getting earlier lately.  We're sleeping to at least 6 am, but barely.  I've tried everything and have read just about everything.  Who knows what to do.

Big news is that she's a 20 pounder!  That means a front-facing car seat!  No more sun in her eyes and she'll now see what we see!  I've been waiting soooo long for this!

She couldn't wait to test it out!

Not that amazed by her new view on life.

Comfy enough to sleep, though!

Shannon gave me the idea of going to the pet store for free entertainment.  Brilliant!  This was so much fun.  She loved the fish the best.  She amazed us my imitating the parakeets...very high pitched!
As soon as the weather started to get warmer, we began to spend a lot of time outside.  She loves the sounds, sights, and wind!  We have quite a few dogs next door and she loves to go see them and bark back at them.  Here are a few shots I've taken while out.

This is at our park.  Audrey is a little obsessed with ducks right now.  She was so happy when she saw the ducks in the picture below.

Audrey is also climbing on top of everything.  She's only gotten on the hearth twice.  I hope she knows mommy does not like that.  She can get on the couch and onto two rocker-type toys that she has.  It's almost impossible to do laundry these days...
And for the last picture, Audrey is trying out the side bang for the moment.  This is after being outside for 20 minutes in the wind, but you get the idea.  I think I like it.  We'll see I long I stick with it.


Shannon said...

Mallory and Audrey are car seat twinkies!! Okay, she is just beautiful, Brooke! Her hair is straight!!!! I love the side swept bangs, but we are partial to that here:) Hope you get some more sleep soon!

Kaitlin said...

I love that face she has in the laundry basket! She's like "haha, I'm in here and you're not!" She's getting so big!

So, funny story (although not really a story)...

Joseph has been over 20 lbs for quite some time now (as you might know) He actually had to go forward facing at 11 months because his legs were getting scrunched up being backwards. It's just funny the difference between boys and girls...and Audrey is 2 weeks older!

Heather said...

I have to admit I had the same thought as anonymous :)

Audrey is getting so big and I can't wait to her and Kenna to get to play together. Hope you are all getting some sleep.

the brock clan said...

She is so cute...that is no fun waking up so early though. Glad she is sleeping a little later now.

Lindsay said...

She is absolutely beautiful. She must be getting enough beauty sleep without sleeping. :) Blake is an early bird as well. Although he is sleeping a very long night - I just do not go to bed early enough. It does wear you out to have to get up so early.

The Sogaard Family said...

I found your blog through Laura Daulton's. It looks like things are going well for you! Audrey is getting so big!

Tim Perkins said...

I've lived on this planet for 60 years and this is the first time I've heard the phrase "side bang". Guess I haven't been paying attention.