Sunday, April 28, 2013

We're back... And RNASA fun!

Wow, it has been entirely too long since I've blogged.  Life has flown by and believe it or not, Wilhelmina is almost 18 months old.  CRAZINESS!  She gets more amazing by the second and we are all having so much fun.  Not sure what life was like without her. :)

I'll work on doing some back tracking and recap the last 10 months.  But for now, I wanted to mention the RNASA event I was a part of this weekend.  My wonderfully supportive manager nominated me for a Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Stellar Award again this year and all of the fun events occurred this Friday. 

While I didn't win, it was still a huge honor to be nominated and so much fun to get all dressed up and mingle with lots and lots of awesome people involved with the space program (past, present, and future) at the RNASA awards dinner.  We got to meet and joke around with Gene Cernan (the last man on the moon), shake Charlie Bolden's hand (current NASA administrator), and have a fun night out.  Wilhelmina thoroughly enjoyed herself too. We were a little nervous as this was the first full night out that we left her home with a sitter. But she had a wonderful time with our sweet, sweet friend.

We've got lots to revisit and lots of fun ahead this summer, so I'll do my best to keep up with this more...


Sunday, July 8, 2012

7/Almost 8 Months

We've been busy as usual, but I finally got around to doing our official 7 month photo shoot last night.  As you can see, Miss W is sitting up on her own and really starting to play and interact a lot.  There's more and more giggles and fun every day. She's got two bottom teeth fully in and her two front teeth are ready to break through any day now.  She loves her puppy and kitties, tubbie time and tickles from Daddy (Actually anything Daddy does is fabulous.  She just grins and grins when he's anywhere nearby!). She sleeps so well, through the night AND she's been on a pretty regular nap schedule lately.  We are enjoying every single second.  Soon we'll head down to FL for some more quality time with my parents.  This time she and I will travel alone.  It should be interesting, but if it's anything like her first couple of flights, it should be smooth sailing.  Enjoy the new pics!  I think this first pouty one is my fave... :)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Father's day!!!

We had a fantastic father's day weekend back in June at Lake Conroe to celebrate W's wonderful daddy-o. We are sooo grateful for everything he does! He is an amazing daddy and we celebrate him every single day! :)

This weekend also included Willa's first boat ride and first swim in the pool. Fun!!!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Weight watchers works!

Soooo I thoroughly enjoyed being pregnant. I really can't say that there was any part of it that I absolutely hated. Sure, it's strange and uncomfortable and does crazy things to your body and in turn to your loved ones and people in your general vicinity. But overall, I found all of it to be amazing. What a privilege to grow a life inside of you and then 9 months later share it's sweet soul and spirit with the world.

Of course with pregnancy comes weight gain. My dr didn't seem too concerned with how much I gained although I did feel that I was growing by the second. I really did try to eat well, but I definitely didn't sweat my weight much. I didn't have too many crazy cravings, but garlic pepperoncinis, lots of milk, mauna loa chocolate covered macadamias and outback steakhouse delicacies were among some of my faves.

Needless to say, I gained some weight. And thankfully I didn't panic when W had made her appearance and the weight was basically still there. Even though I was breastfeeding every 2 hours, the weight didn't fall off in a Hollywood minute. I honestly wasn't sweating it too much. But when my 6 week postpartum check up occurred and the weight hadn't budged, I knew I had to get motivated.

Thanks to my Mom's gentle nudging, I joined Weight watchers at the end of December. They offer a great plan for breastfeeding moms that allows you to slowly lose the weight. And I'm happy to report that as of today I'm down FIFTY (50) pounds! That's the 45 pounds of baby weight and five more! I'm 6 pounds from my goal weight I set with weight watchers too. I still need to get into better exercise habits. Once this busy time at work ends this week, I'll get on it.

And hopefully it goes without saying that the main goal is making sure W gets all the nourishment she needs. As you can see from her recent pics, we are good there! The pediatrician jokes that there's bluebell ice cream flowin out of me. :)

I've posted a couple before pics.. As in just before I had W. I'll post an after once I hit my goal weight. :)

Two teeth and first shoes!

This weekend was tough. Our sweet girl was working on a new tooth, which we've now learned translates to high fevers and projectile puke. She ended up at the pedi on Friday after a couple of big pukes and a 102.4 fever. Saturday consisted of lower grade fevers and lots of uncomfortable fussiness. But by Sunday the tooth had emerged and the fever was gone. Woohoo!

So she now has 2 bottom teeth! It's a bummer that these are her teething symptoms, but at least we know what to expect for the next one. These symptoms are super similar to her first tooth that came in just after mother's day.

On another note, W's first real shoes arrived today. Yeah, I know, she's barely sitting up on her own and not quite crawling. But every girl needs shoes, right. And these are just irresistible! Mary janes? Clouds? Pink? Green? Come on!!!

The peacock shoes are also ready for their 6 - 12 month debut. And the blue cloud Mary Janes will get put to use for 12 - 18 months. Mommy loves a good shoe sale!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Solid food!!

The fun has begun! So far she's tried cereal, green beans, peas and avocados. Cereal and peas are her faves so far. Avocados got a BIG thumbs down.

It's been super fun and super messy! Not sure who is enjoying it more. It might be Scott since he got a fancy Vitamix to make all the food.

Bon appetit!

Last pic is just a fun one from Tokyo Bowl the other night. No sushi for baby yet, we promise. :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

6 Month Photo Shoot

Here are some of my favorites from our monthly photo shoot.  6 months (really almost 7, we're late taking pics again this month)... man time is FLYING!!! She's eating peas and string beans, cereal too. She's about ready to sit up on her own and will be crawling any day now. For now, she LOVES rolling to get around.  Every day is even more entertaining and wonderful than the next!

Wardrobe change and time for some rolling...

One more wardrobe change. She's such a good sport!

Of course B had to get in on things...