Monday, September 14, 2009

Heading Home!

I'm a little behind on posting.... I wonder why?

Here are some pictures from Day 1 and the journey home!
You KNOW we had to get that Day 1 hand print!

Jaden brought me some very pretty flowers. She picked them out all by herself!!

She has been a GREAT big sister! I love my girls :o)

Of course Gramma J fell in love all over again.

Time to go home!!

She is SO tiny!

Jaden loves her little sis...

...and just wants to play with her!

Seriously, does it get any better than this? I don't think so!

Grampa Max's heart definitely doubled in size!
Life is pretty much perfect right now! Both girls are great and we are all getting along fine. Last night, Taylor slept all night! I actually woke up before she did to check on her. She is such a good baby. Jaden got a "Baby Taylor" doll from Kelly and changes her diaper like I do to my baby Taylor. Just as I thought, she is an adorable mini-mom.
I "officially" started potty training Jaden today. She likes to sit... and sit... and sit... and sit (for seriously like 20 minutes) on the potty but doesn't go. I got a lot of good suggestions from some friends on Facebook and am going to try other ways. I'm planning on getting the training pants (and floor cleaners) out next week and trying that. I'm also going to make a Cookie Cottage reward chart in hopes that we make some progress. We'll see! I'm definitely not going to push her or pressure her if she is not ready, but I truly believe that she is and will catch on fast. Only time will tell! Any advice? I'm open to anything!
I also "officially" started a diet plan today to drop the extra baby weight. I gained 35 pounds during my pregnancy and was down 13 pounds when I left the hospital. My goal is to drop the remaining 22 pounds plus an additional 14.5 pounds. That would leave me at the weight I was on our wedding day. I have total faith in myself and know that I can do this. My goal is to shed these 36.5 pounds by Matt & Kelly's wedding next summer (thanks for the incentive, Kel!) Maybe I should make myself a Cookie Cottage reward chart too ;o)
Have I ever mentioned how wonderful my husband is? Sure, he can get a little smart from time to time but seriously, he is the best! He has been working his butt off doing dishes, washing bottles, doing laundry, and cleaning the bathrooms. He even took Jaden and went and did all of the grocery shopping. On top of it all, he remembered that I had mentioned how I wanted the new Dymo label maker for Christmas and went and got it for me! He gets up with me each time in the night to feed and change Taylor. He isn't entirely comfortable doing it on his own yet... he said she is just too fragile still, but wants to help me out in any way he can. He has been great... the girls and I are so lucky to have him :o)
Speaking of the girls, I should go fix dinner now!


Kristen said...

First off I LOVE the black and white photo, beautiful! And second, I'm also starting a workout/diet plan. Though my baby is 2 weeks shy of being a year old so I'm starting a little late! I've got about 40lbs to lose too, and my incentive is also my sister's wedding in June! Good luck to you!

Laura said...

OMG! How adorable is that picture of Jaden and Taylor sitting on Jaden's bed? Too cute! (Well, they ALL are, really.) What beautiful, photogenic babies you and Mike make! You're a VERY lucky woman, Shannon. All my best wishes to you.

Laura said...

Oh yeah, and your dad looks AWESOME! Go Max!

a H.I.T. said...

She is so beautiful! Happy to hear baby and mommy are both doing fine :)