Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day filled with love from all of your loved ones. The weather is amazing! 80 degrees in February! I love living in California.

Presley is rolling over! She rolled over for the first time when she was three months, but I think that was just a fluke because she didn't do it again until last night! She rolled over 3 times, yay! She is getting so big. She has joined the nursery at church on Sunday mornings so that mom can finally sit through a service and not just hear the message, but actually listen to it. It has been so great. Presley and I start MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) on Tuesday. I am very excited to hang out with some other moms. My sister-in-law Valerie will be there and so will my friend Kristi. I just hope Presley does well in the nursery. It's almost 3 hours!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

God is Good.

Today I have just been overwhelmed with the blessings in my life. I truly did marry the love of my life, soul mate, best friend, etc. Todd makes me laugh everyday and really does take care of me, in so many ways. I know that one of his main goals in life is to make sure that I am happy at ALL TIMES. He is also so helpful with our little girl. He really is so supportive and will always help me when I need him.

My family is amazing. My parents, sister, in-laws, extended family, everyone of them. I realize more and more how rare it is to have a healthy (both mentally and physically), honest, supportive and fun loving family.

My friends are really my extended family. My roommates (Sherwood girls), Bible study girls, church friends, dance friends, old friends, and new friends enrich my life so much and bring me more joy than I thought possible.

And last but not least my beautiful baby girl Presley. She is the light of my life. I love her so much I feel like my heart is just going to burst! I am the mother of a healthy, thriving, happy baby. Praise God!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Over the hump?

Well it's been two weeks since the beginning of Presley's nursing strike. Yesterday for the first time since then I sat on the couch and she ate! Whoopee! I hope that this means she is returning to normal. I feel like we are getting somewhat back to our regular routine after two weeks of tears (on both of our parts), and changes.

My mom says the only thing you can count on from a baby is unpredictability. Just when you think you've got them figured out they flip the switch on you.

She is so active and I know is very smart because she just loves to be talked to and played with, she relishes the interaction. This is so cute and fun, but very exhausting. She will play by herself but not for long!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Being a Mom is amazing!

Being Prelsey's mommy is so wonderful, challenging, fun, tiring (make that exhausting), and ever changing! Our gorgeous girl is now 3 months and 12 days. It is so strange how the time flies, and yet it feels like we came home from the hospital years ago!

Presley is such a joyful baby, she is active and is now so aware of her surroundings. This past week however we have encountered what I came to find out as a "nursing strike". Starting on Tuesday she would go to nurse and then after a minute pull away and cry, and then sometimes would refuse to even latch on. What! Since day 1 Presley has been a champ at nursing. Eating about every three hours and finishing a feeding in usually 10 minutes. Well after some researching I found out a nursing strike can happen when there is a change in routine or in a babies surroundings (among other things). Monday was her first night in her crib, so I think that that is what is causing all of this. VERY FRUSTRATING. However, a few things will help: nursing her after a nap when she is still drowsy, and standing and swaying while feeding her. That one is unusual since I always feed her on the couch.

Well, this is only suppose to last a few days so here's hoping it ends soon!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Presley is 1 month old!

It's hard to believe that one month ago today Todd and I were in our hospital room holding our new baby girl! The time has really flown by. I can honestly say that next to my husband of course Presley is the love of my life! I have so much love for her it's amazing. Everyone says that your whole life changes when you have a baby, and boy are they right. I never thought of myself as a selfish person, but once you have a baby it is amazing how everything that seemed to be important before takes a back seat. And I wouldn't have it any other way!

She has changed so much in the past month. She has more and more awake time which is fun. The first couple weeks all she did was sleep! She can follow us with her eyes which is so cool. Now I know she can definitely see me :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Presley Charlotte Coogan

Presley Charlotte Coogan is here! 8 pounds 13 ounces and 20 inches long. She is perfect!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Change of plans!

Well looks like we will be meeting Miss Presley on Tuesday Oct. 6th! How do I know? Because the little rascal is breech! This is definitely not how I thought this experience would be, but through this past year God has for sure taught me that I am not in control! I am very anxious and can't wait to me meet my little girl :)