Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas 2012

I CANNOT believe that Christmas is over already! I remember as a child that Christmas was so magical and seemed to last so long. We would always wake up before the sun came up and do our Christmas at home. Then we would go to my Grandparent's Evelo's house. After that we'd drive up to Dothan to spend the afternoon and evening with my mom's family. It was amazing! Now that I'm a parent (of just 1 child mind you) I have no earthly idea of how my parents were able to do that EVERY year with 4 kids in tow. Thank you Mom and Dad for making it so awesome for us!

This year was a laid back Christmas, which is exactly what I needed because I have been so worn out from work and the baby. I had 5 days off of work in a row!!!!!

We did Christmas with my extended family on Sunday. It was tons of fun. We discovered that: 1)Makenna is a pro at unwrapping presents, 2)She loves to play with Raelee's toys, and 3)Raelee loves to play with Makenna's toys. It was very funny to watch because Raelee would be opening a present herself, but would always have her eyes on what Makenna was opening.

Monday morning Michael and I woke up at 4:30 and took goodies to the nurses and techs at Centre Pointe Rehab. They had all watched me throughout the whole pregnancy and have never gotten to meet Makenna or Michael. They totally ate her up. After Centre Pointe we went to HealthSouth with goodies so that Michael's co-workers could see Makenna. Then we drug ourselves back home and went back to bed until about 2:30 in the afternoon. It was glorious to sleep that long! And Makenna was being awesome and sleeping too! Then we went shopping for the few last minute gifts. We got to Blue Abbaco and it was closed. We got the the Gem Collection right after it closed. We gave up on fancy stores and went to Walmart... right as the major downpour began... (yay).... nothing like being soaked to the bones... we managed to keep Makenna dry somehow.

That night we had Christmas with my family at my parent's house. Makenna had so much fun unwrapping more gifts. She and Raelee got matching babydolls from my parents. Makenna's is so cute because it a ladybug babydoll. After we got home Babygirl went to bed and Michael and I cuddled up and watched some TV.

Christmas morning we went over to the in-laws. We had a yummy Christmas breakfast and then opened gifts. Makenna got so spoiled! The best gift of all was a gift Michael's mom made for us with Makenna. It was a snowman ornament. The snowmen were made from Makenna's handprint. She also made us a picture with Makenna's handprints and a card with footprints. It was awesome. Michael's brother got a gun for Christmas so we shot some cans. The rest of the day we just hung out and relaxed.

I also had Wednesday off of work. I spent the day cleaning and organizing the house and also took some time to relax. This Christmas was super fun and full of family. We took time everyday to remember the reason for the season: Little Baby Jesus's birth.
Yummy wrapping paper (side note: Notice the bow on her head... she FINALLY has enough hair to get a bow in it!!)

Unwrapping her "ballcano" from Meemaw and Bapa

Sitting in front of the tree at Great Meemaw's and Great Bapa's house

Unwrapping her very first present

Raelee and Makenna at Rae's 3rd Birthday Party

Funny hat

Christmas Jammies!

So tired after the 3rd Christmas that she fell asleep sitting straight up.

Daddy taught her how to yell into a wrapping paper tube.

Babygirl was overstimulated with all the fun

Playing with the baby in the mirror

Makenna's play corner. (the organizer is made out of diaper boxes and duck tape.)

Rylie enjoyed her presents too!

I hope ya'll had a fun and wonderful Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

6 months old

I cannot believe how fast time is passing. Makenna is already 1/2 a year old!! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was holding her close examining every body part comfirming that she was indeed perfect.

She is a perfect little 6 month old! She sleeps 10 hours a night (unless she's not feeling well) and loves to play with mommy, daddy and Rylie, but Raelee is her favorite playmate. She and Raelee both met Santa for the first time.

She is a sweet little babygirl. And she LOVES her babydoll!
Her first word is Baba (bottle) and she is trying hard to say mama. She is really wanting to crawl. I love this babygirl so much!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Couch to 5K training

i am just going to fess up. i am horribly disgustingly out of shape. my plan was to be in shape before i got pregnant. that obviously did not happen since makenna was a surprise. so when michael and i started couch to 5k i knew i was in for a rude awakening... but i did better then i expected.... it was tough, and  i wasnlt able to run as long as i wanted but i stuck it out. i kept going. now i feel absolutely wonderful. i probably will not be able to move tomorrow but it will be worth it. i hate being overweight and being in the medical field i know everything being overweight put you at risk for. no more for me. today was the first day of a new me.

Yesterday I did day 2. Michael had to ref a soccer game so I was on my own with Makenna. My plan was originally just to walk and do the actual workout every other day, but I got out to the lake, stretched, and did my warm-up walk. I felt great and decided to go for it. I did SOOO much better then on Monday. Who knew that 1 day CAN actually make a difference. Anyways, Dad was out there for the beginning and then started to do his daily run. I did my 30 minute workout with the alternating walk/jog and then proceeded to walk for an additional 50 minutes with my mom and a friend. I'm sore today but it is a good sore. I can't wait to get off work today and go some more!