Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Tonight we opened presents with Nana And Papa Schmidt and once again Finley got a little spoiled.

Grandma and Finley

It's not the best picture but this is Finley's Christmas dress that she got from Grandma Deb.

And we've started solids!! Finley has fallen behind on the growth charts so the pediatrician said it was time. She loves the banana flavored rice cereal. As you can see she is still a bit messy!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas.
Happy Holidays from the Schmidt's!

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Nutcracker

Grandma and Grandpa Schmidt are here for Christmas and today we went downtown to Macy's where they have The Nutcracker set up and you walk through the scenes. Finley loved watching the dolls move and all of the sparkly snow. We had so much fun.

Of course Grandma couldn't help spoiling Finley just a little bit and when she saw this she had to have it! it is a snowman snowsuit. It is absolutely adorable and so soft and snuggly.
On a different note, we are moving out of our townhouse on the 31st. Long story short, we will be living with some friends for a while and then hopefully getting a house so until then there probably won't be many posts but I'll do my best to keep the blog updated.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Back to work!

Daddy puts Finley down to bed every night. It's kind of become their thing. He puts her in her swaddler and they rock and watch TV.
Sleeping in her swing
So serious!
I have been going to a baby and me aerobics class and Finley usually wants to be held during the class. So I was participating as much as possible while holding her and she was sucking on my arm. When I pulled her away this is what she had done to my arm. That's a strong suck!
She's really starting to like dolls. She sucks on the head of this doll which I guess means "I like" in baby language.
Well last weekend was my official first day back at work. Luckily she was with Cody and he brought her up to see me. It was hard but I kept the tears to a minimum. As hard as it is I am glad to be back and doing what I love and at the end of the day I am blessed enough to be coming home to my beautiful baby girl!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Finley and Santa!

Click on the picture to see a close up of Finley and Santa!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Turkey Day Uncle Travis and Aunt Sarah!

Here is a little video of Finley enjoying her mobile. Sorry, it's sideways for part of the video. I tried to fix it but I'm just not that smart! Just tilt your head and enjoy.

We miss you Sarah and Travis! Wish you could be here. We love you guys!

Monday, November 19, 2007

A Trip Home

Cody had a few days off last week so we made a last minute decision to go home for a few days. We spent 2 nights in Glen Ullin just relaxing and letting Finley hang with her Grandma and Grandpa Schmidt and we were even able to see Great-Grandpa Bennie. It was a great couple of days and Finley loves any chance she can get to snuggle with Grams and Poppa.
Donna set up a little Christmas photo shoot with Finley.
We also stayed in Bismarck with Grandma Deb and Grandpa Rod. They have a bouncy chair for her and as you can see she loves it.
Catching some zzzz's with Grandma Deb.

Mitch and Kim were also at the house and were able to get in some quality snuggle time. Their oldest daughter Kristi helped out a lot and Mitch fed her and put her right to sleep.
A little quality snuggle time with Grams and...
Finley loved to lay on Grandma Donna's white fur blanket.

Mommy couldn't miss out on all of the snuggles!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

A few cute pictures for your enjoyment!

We love bath time!
Look at those beautiful blue eyes!

Mavis using the playgym in her own way.
Here's a picture of Finley in her favorite napping spot.
Just a cute pic.
Finley is getting so strong. She can support herself on her legs for a few seconds. I tried to catch it on camera but she gave up just as I snapped this photo.

A moment on the lips a lifetime on the CHEEKS!
Just another good week with our baby. She is becoming more fun everyday!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

10 Weeks!

Daddy and Finley lounging together.
This week we found these things called BabyLegs. They are like leg warmers for babies. It keeps their legs warm and you don't have to take them off for diaper changes. I just think they're cute. She has a striped pair and and argyle pair.

Finley loves her Baby Einstein play gym from Nanna Donna. She is now coordinated enough to hit some of the toys.
Snugglin' with Momma in her BabyLegs
She has also become quite the TV watcher. She decided to take a time out from the play gym to watch a little America's Next Top Model.
Finley is growing and changing everyday. She is sleeping better at night and following more of a schedule. She smiles all the time and is really working on her hand eye coordination. Cody and I love watching her grow and learn all about this world. It is amazing to see the world through a baby's eyes!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Week 9!!

We finally got around to buying a mobile for Finley's crib and I think she likes it.
There are Dalmatians and fire hydrants on the mobile and she just stares at the dogs. When the mobile stops she smiles at it and talks to the Dalmatians.

Tell me this is not the cutest baby you've ever seen!!
Like the hat?
This week Finley had her 2 month well baby check-up. Everything checked out ok but she did get her 2 month immunizations. She was smiling and cooing at me when the shot was given and then she just screamed. I felt so bad and yes if you must know mommy cried too.
Finley is now 10# 4 oz and went from the 5th percentile to the 65th percentile and she is 22 in long which is up from the 25th percentile to the 90th percentile.
At least she got a cute flower band-aid on each leg.

A little too close mommy!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Week at Grandma and Grandpa's!

Finley in her hat now...
then! it's not the same hat but it's the same size. She fills it out a bit better these days!
She has discovered her fists.

She loves, loves, loves being naked. She just kicks her legs and arms and coos. Hopefully this won't last into her teen age years!
Finley and I had lots of fun at Grandma and Grandpa Wald's house. We ran a lot of errands with Grandma (shopping) and made a trip to Glen Ullin. It was a great week but Daddy sure is glad to have his little girl back home.