October 28, 2011

..Almost 10 Months..

I know I've been told this by just about everyone that has kids, but it is so true..
Babies grow up way too fast!!!

Macee is now almost 10 months old! Some things she does now:

  • Crawls like a mad-woman! She's been crawling since she was 6 months old, so she's pretty dang good at it!
  • Has 3 teeth.
  • Stands by herself for about a minute. 
  • Takes steps while holding onto things. She can walk completely around our couch a few times without falling down.
  • Says "Mama" "Dada" "Baba" "Lala" and a few other things that I can't quite understand.
  • She also likes to point at things and I swear she says, "What's that?" It's in a cute little whisper too, and she does it with EVERYTHING!
  • Eats pretty much anything I will give her, and throws fits when I take it away.
  • Still refuses to hold her own bottle, or feed herself finger foods.
  • LOVES pickles! She sucks them completely dry!
  • She actually likes her carseat finally. Ever since we went to St. George, she has been so much better at car rides.
  • She sleeps pretty much all night, except every so often she does start crying in the middle of the night, so I just have to go re-tuck her in and she instantly falls back to sleep.

Macee has been such an amazing baby, we've been so lucky with her. She hasn't gotten sick at all, she has slept through the night since about 7 weeks old, and she's been more advanced on learning some things. I keep saying that we need to do family pictures this fall, but I think I have ran out of time to get the pretty fall colors in them. We haven't done any professional pictures of Macee yet, and I'd really like to get them done sometime.

We haven't done much since this summer. Alex has started back full time at school, and I started back full time at work, so we never see eachother anymore! I've been lucky to have all family babysit Macee while I'm at work, and I think it's been great for her to see both sets of grandparents and her Aunt Amanda every week. 
I do a swap with my sister-in-law so she watched Macee on her day off, and I watch my 2 1/2 year old niece, Shaydn, on my day off. That's been interesting! I've never been around toddlers, so I feel like I was kinda thrown into it and it's been a little rough but I've gotten used to it now. And I feel like it's preparing me for what's to come when Macee is that age!

Here are some pictures of my little monkey from the past few months..


She still loves sticking out her tongue and blowing spit all over me.

 Her cute BYU jersey that her Grandma and Grandpa Bunker bought her.

 Us, at the Red-Blue Rivalry Classic game for Alex's birthday.

 She LOVES pickles!!!

 She found the toilet paper and now does not let it go!

 She's like her daddy and gets into the BYU games.

 Her first piggy-tails!

She loves this giant stuffed bunny! She tackles and wrestles it around.

 She loves her mama!

 I just love this little girl so much!!!

July 26, 2011

..Summer Fun..

We've been having some fun this summer! We went to St. George for our annual Tuacahn trip with my entire family, and it was so fun! I was so worried about the car ride down with Macee because she HATES her car seat. But she did so good both ways! We got down there and had a picnic like always and then it was onto the play, which was The Little Mermaid. That is my all-time favorite Disney movie so I was SO excited to see it in real life.

So, of course it had to down pour and the play was cancelled about 30 minutes in.

I was so bummed, I almost cried! Luckily Macee had stayed back at the hotel with my dad so she wasn't in the rain at all. It was a pretty intense storm too, there was lightening and thunder all around us and the lobby at the theater flooded a little bit, so we were all standing in water and I thought I was going to die because the lightening was striking pretty close to us.
We had a pretty good vacation besides that though, lots of shopping and we went swimming in the hotel pool, which Macee LOVED. She's definitely going to be a water baby.

We had a fun 4th of July with Alex's family. Now that the firework laws have been changed, we actually wanted to do fireworks this year and so, of course, we had to get the big ones! Macee loved the lights, she was so mesmerized by them.
We just went to the Spanish Fork rodeo last night and it rained on us all night, just like the play! But this time we had ponchos and it was actually pretty fun to be in the rain all night.

Macee is now 6 1/2 months old! She is rolling all over, sits up completely on her own, and is so close to crawling! She's getting up on her hands and knees and rocks back and forth until she faceplants. At her 6 month checkup she weighed 18.1 pounds and measured 27 inches long, which is about the 85% for both so she's growing great!

Family picture on the 4th of July.


Sitting up like a big girl!

She gets frustrated when she can't crawl.

Cool baby in her new shades!

Lounging at the hotel in St. George.

My cousin Kerstin had her camera down in St. George and got some really cute shots of Macee. This one was my favorite.

In her new swimsuit!

Waiting for the play to start.

Having fun with my brother and his girlfriend.

Sittin with Grandma and Grandpa Bunker at the rodeo..They're a little obsessed with her!

Us, in our ponchos at the rodeo.


June 19, 2011

..4 to 5 Months Update!..

So I could say that I try to blog, but that would be a lie. I'm horrible at keeping updated on things!
Macee is now 5 months old!!! How in the world did that happen?? She's rolling and scooting all over the place, sitting and standing up with assistance, and getting a bigger personality every day.
We finally blessed her on June 11th, which was also mine and Alex's 2 year wedding anniversary! It was a perfect day, and Alex gave her the most wonderful blessing! Since she's older, she hates to lay down or hold still for very long so I was so worried that she would scream and cry the whole time but everyone in the circle did a great job at bouncing her enough to keep her satisfied. She also got a hold of Alex's tie during it, so she kept herself entertained by trying to eat it.
She is now eating baby food, which is so much fun for me to feed her! I love the faces and sounds she makes. She's started to say "Mmmmmm!" when she takes a big bite. I don't know if it's just a coincidence or if she's copying what I do and say.
She is starting to copy some things I do, like when I stick out my tongue at her, she'll stick hers out right back! We finally did get her ears pierced! Well, I was at work and my parents came to get her, and about 10 minutes later my mom came back in with the parental consent forms for me to sign, so my mom got to hold her down and get them done so I didn't have to! They look so cute! And they make her look more like a girl, since she's pretty bald and would look like a boy if I dressed her like one.
At her last doctor's check up (which was a month ago) she weighed 14.9 pounds and measured 24.5 inches long, so she's gotta be at least 16 pounds by now. She's my little fatty, and I love it!
We took her swimming for the first time last week, and she LOVED it! We're going to St. George in 3 weeks with my whole family and I can't wait to be out in the pool all day with her, it's going to be so much fun! 
She doesn't do well at all in her car seat still, so if anyone has any suggestions on how to make the 3 1/2 hour ride down easier, PLEASE let me know! I'm really dreading it.

Okay here are some pictures from the last month!

After her 4 months shots..still happy!

 Little photo shoot at my Grandma's house.

 First time in a restaurant high chair!

On her blessing day. Her dress is about 53 years old. My great grandma made it for my Aunt Karen, and my mom, Aunt Chris, and I all wore it for our blessings!

First time swimming!



Mmm..sweet potatoes.

 She loves to sleep like this, and I always have to go fix her so her legs don't get caught in the side of the crib.

That's my girl!

I love my baby girl!!!

April 24, 2011

..Cereal, Easter, and Random Stuff..

Happy Easter everyone! It's Macee's first Easter, and I got her a few outfits, a cute little stuffed animal that sings, and some rice cereal and bowls and spoons. We've tried to do a rice feeding through a bowl and spoon, and it didn't go over very well. She loved the flavor of it, but couldn't quite get a hang of eating off the spoon. It was messy, but really funny!!
She is almost 15 weeks! Holy cow, it has gone by SO fast! She's grown out of all of her newborn stuff, and a lot of her 0-3 month ones too! It makes me kinda sad! She'll have her 4 month appointment in a couple weeks, and that means more shots..which make me so nervous! She did awesome last time, but I'm just a paranoid mommy!

This is what happens when we try tummy time...FAIL!

First time with cereal..she just smiled the whole time.


Easter outfit! 

Without the jacket..

With Daddy on Easter.

With Mommy on Easter.

April 16, 2011

..Isn't She The Cutest Thing You've Ever Seen??..

So this is my little munchkin, screaming and happy as can be! She's finding her voice more and more and loves to have conversations with us. She still sleeps next to me in her swing, and this is what she sounds like when she's trying to wake me up in the morning.


video

She is now 13 weeks old. I cannot believe how big she is now! I always tell Alex how sad it makes me that she's growing so fast, and he thinks I'm crazy. I know we won't have another baby for a long time so I want to enjoy every minute I have with her, but it's going too fast! Alex can't wait until she's around 1 1/2 or 2, when she can actually play and run, but that just makes me sad to think about.
I've been debating on when to get her ears pierced. I used to work at Icing and had to pierce ears all the time, so I know what to expect and it scares me so bad to do it. But I would rather get them done early on so she doesn't bother with them and infect them or anything. I'll take pictures and tell about how she did when I dare to get them done! 

March 31, 2011

..Loving This Life..

I wish I had the internet at home to keep up with my blog!
I'm finally getting the hang of this mom thing. I absolutely love it!!! Macee has been such a great baby. She's 11 weeks this week, and for about a month now, she's been sleeping about 8-12 hours a night. Straight. Yeah, pretty dang good baby! I never thought the littlest things would be so cute or such a big deal, until she did them! She's such a smiley little thing, and almost giggling, it's only a matter of time before I can get her to laugh. She's doing awesome with keeping her head up and looking around by herself. She's rolled over from her belly to her back quite a few times, but that's mainly because she HATES being on her belly! Over all, she's just great, I love her SO much and can't wait to see her grow and develop more.

Sucking on Daddy's finger.

Hanging out with Mommy.

Smiley little girl!

Watchin tv with Daddy. 

January 22, 2011

She's Finally Here!!

Macee Ann Long was finally born on 1-11-11 at 9:03 pm! She weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces, and measured 18 1/2 inches long.  I was induced 6 days early because of high blood pressure, and I was perfectly fine with that! I got to the hospital at 8:30 that morning, and was only 1 cm and about 60% effaced and by 9:30 had my water broke and pitocin started.
Then the fun began.
The contractions weren't too horrible until about 2:00, when they had to put an internal monitor in, and OH MAN! They started up good then! By 2:30 I had my epidural, and was asleep till about 5, was awake for an hour and got checked at 6...Only at a 4! So I took another dose of my epidural, and slept till about 8, when I thought my epidural was wearing off. I told the nurse I was starting to feel stuff, so she checked me and I was at a +9 and 100%!!! I thought the nurse was joking! She said if I feel the need to push, to tell her and they'd check me again. About 45 minutes later, I really was feeling it! The nurse checked again and I was ready! I was in shock, I didn't know if I could do it. They got everything set up and at 8:52 I started to push, and only 11 minutes and 4 pushes later, I had my baby girl on my belly!
It has been the most amazing, difficult, frustrating, entertaining thing I have ever experienced in my life. I never EVER thought I could love something as much as I love this little girl!