Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Aurora is 3 Months Old!

I'm not sure when this happened, but Aurora is 3 months old today.  It's also Christmas Eve.
We've done a lot in the last month...like gotten a lot bigger.  She now can only wear just a few 0-3 month things.  But of course she seems to be swimming in the 3-6 month stuff...not for long I'm sure.

We had her first Thanksgiving at our house.  The whole family came over.  Even Tio Vlad.  He's her favorite. 

She's still a super sleeper.  We have great mornings.  

We play a lot on the floor.  She loves the activity mat...and the cat. 

Giraffes are her favorite..because Tia KT made sure of it. 

The dogs love the time we spend on the floor too.  They both really love her. She loves to watch them walk around too. 

We are way better at tummy time.  She's almost got control of her giant dome.  

We had her first Christmas party with my brothers and sisters.  She got lots of awesome stuff.  

She loves Tia almost as much as Tio. 

She thinks she's pretty cute. 

She had her professional 3 month photos taken..we're still waiting to get them back.  She was having a bad day, and I'm sure they're having trouble finding any good ones.  We'll have to wait and see.  
We're working hard to hit her 4 month milestones.  I went back to work last week, and I definitely miss her a lot!
Check back for more.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Plane Birthday Card

Hey, so I haven't done this in a while...
A card..
I did this one for a friend of mine's little boy who turned 2 in October.  Aurora was lucky enough to get an invite to his super cool plane themed party.  His mom did a great job..and set the bar high for A's first birthday.
I used the Cricut to cut the plane pieces.  I hand drew the clouds and added some white flocking to make them fluffy!  

I used silver embossing powder to make the propeller shiny..we don't have the technology to make it spin.

I've been working really hard on A's baby book..it's coming along nicely.  I've got a card or two on the horizon...but I'm betting baby pictures make it on here first.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Aurora is 2 Months Old!

We've been pretty busy this last month.  We're definitely getting the hang of this baby thing.

This last month has definitely been more fun.  She's awake more.  She's interested in stuff.
She's completely sleeping through the night, every night.  This means that she doesn't nap during the day, at all..which is hard sometimes.
We had our 2 month appointment yesterday (she's 10 weeks..but that's what happens when Thanksgiving holidays roll around...the doctor gets booked up.)  She's doing great.  She weighed in at 12lb 10oz  She's a little chunk.  She's 23 1/4 inches long.  With a head circumference of 16 inches.  She's 75th percentile for height, and 90th for both weight and dome size.  She's taking after her dad already.  

She's getting so big!

We hang out in our bouncer in the basement..we also bought a swing, hoping to encourage napping..she likes it ok..but she's not fooled into sleeping.

We visit Grammy a lot.  Daisy dog likes to get in the pen with her...she's looking for Aurora's pacifier...to chew.

Our first Halloween.  We went up to Weston to spend it with Jonathan's parents.

We've also been to mass.  She's only been to 1/2 a mass..Jon had to take her to the car half way through.

Tia KT brought Aurora this shirt from Belize..it's unBelizable!

We went to Cameron's 2nd birthday.  It was super fun!  4 toddlers and 4 babies.  We got our first mini-cold the following week.

She's got tons of great outfits!  We can hardly wear them all.

Oh, yeah!  And she smiles all the time!
I think we're really close to a laugh..I'm very excited!

Our 3 month pictures are coming up, I'm getting ready to head back to work, so things are going to get interesting around here.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Santa Baby

Just because she's tiny, doesn't mean she shouldn't get to sit on Santa's lap this year.
Jonathan and I had been dreading the visit to Mall Santa..neither one of us likes going to the mall.  Then waiting in line with a possibly screaming baby who like to poop on herself, to get a crappy photo.  Not worth the effort!  Enter The Mullikin Studio!  They've had a brilliant idea...they get Santa to come to their studio and you book a specific time to visit.  No waiting, no screaming, and best of all, no mall!  These are the people who took our maternity photos, and Aurora's newborn photos.  We're getting ready for her 3 month photos (can you believe it?!)  But in the mean time..

 Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Aurora is on the good list.

A personal favorite.  No crying, and no pooping, but a little yawning.
We tried for a smile, but couldn't get one.  Oh well. 

Keep on the lookout for 2 month pictures, that's next week already!  And Turkey Day!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Aurora is 1 Month Old!

Time flies!  Aurora was 1 month old on the 24th.  It's crazy to think that much time has passed.  It seems like forever, and so little at the same time.

She's pretty great so far. 

We spend time with dad before bed.

She had her first bath.  Not a fan.  But, after the initial shock of the first one, she actually likes them now. She has one every night as part of our bedtime routine.

Clean baby.  Everyone loves a clean baby.

We spend a lot of time staring at each other.  She's not much of a conversationalist yet.

We have awesome mornings.  We've gotten a hand full of 8-9 hour sleep all the way through nights.  Every other night she gives us 5 hours in a stretch.

She's attended her first birthday party, a wedding and another baby's gender reveal party.  She loves to party.

Oliver and Cora can't get enough of her.  They love to lick her and are never far away if she is crying.  Oliver spends every evening making sure we're doing her bath right.  He's such a good boy.  

She keeps us pretty busy, but there's plenty more to come.  Stay tuned. 


Friday, October 4, 2013

Meet Aurora!

We had a baby!
We had a little girl and we named her Aurora Charlotte.  She was born on September 24th 2013 at 1305.  She weighed 9 pounds 11 ounces and was 21 inches long.  Oh, and also, she is perfect!
We had some newborn photos taken of her by The Mullikin Studio.  These people are amazing.  I suggest you check them out if you are looking for a photographer.  
I've included some of my favorites. 

We couldn't be happier.  She's really a pretty easy going baby.  I can't wait to put trillions of pictures of my pretty girl all over this blog.  


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Bump Alert!!

Holy cow!  Baby Rodgers expected arrival is getting so very close.  We've only got about 2 weeks left.  Or less, I'd take less.  
Anyway, a few weeks ago, we had maternity photos taken.  We chose The Mullikin Studio.  They're a husband/wife team and they do all kinds of photography.  They are wonderful people.  We opted for their "Baby's First Year" package, so there will be tons of great photos of Baby Rodgers to come.  

These aren't all the photos we have, but they're some of my favorites.  

We had a great time taking these photos.  I'm glad we did it. 
Keep a look out for a birth announcement..and newborn photos.  We're very excited to meet our baby.