Tuesday, August 31, 2010

just call me slack

So, I just realized tonight that I never posted Becca's 4 month old picture:(

I go back to work for a couple of weeks, and already I miss a milestone. Well, technically I didn't miss it since I did remembered to photograph it, but what good is the photo if I forget to share it?
Anyways, Becca has changed so much.
At 4 months:
* she loves playing in her Exersaucer
* she sleeps around 12 hours at night
* she is extremely happy the majority of the day - especially when she first wakes up. (She does not get that trait from her Daddy!)
* she started going to the sitter - actually the day she turned 4 months old was also her first day at the sitter
* she has begun 'talking' more
* she still has to be swaddled to sleep in her crib
* she still loves her swing:)
* mommy & daddy are her favorite people
I can't believe my baby is growing so fast. We love her more and more every second of every day. We've had a busy past couple of weeks, so I'll try to play catch up this week! I hope everyone enjoyed August - September is now here!
The Pyles

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

You might be a redneck if...

Just kidding - kind of. I'm actually going to title this post:

You might be the mother of an infant if...

Please note that the following things come from the past 4 1/2 months of my 'Mommyhood'!

So, here we go!

You might be the mother of an infant if..

* you have ever considered 4 hours 'sleeping through the night'.

* you are still wearing (in August) the same color base & powder you were in December. And just to make it worse, every time you go to buy make up, the owner of the store says, "You don't need to move up to your 'summer colors' yet?"

* you have ever been peed on, but didn't feel like changing clothes, so you smelled your dress, decided it didn't stink, and proceeded to go ahead and wear that 'peed on' dress out in public!

* you went from taking around 50 pictures each month to hundreds of pictures each month.

* your living room is now decorated with a Bumbo, bouncy seat, Exersaucer, and random burp cloths.

* getting "wild" on a Friday night consists of staying up past 9:00.

* your husband regularly asks you how much milk you pumped - and even gets excited with you when it's more than 6 ounces.

* 'I love you' has a whole new meaning.

* you regularly sniff another persons heiny.

* you wear maternity clothes simply for the comfort.

* you love the fact that your husband has another 'woman' in his life.

* Santa Claus will be visiting your house this Christmas.

* your drive home from work involves pumping & and getting your personal phone calls in for the day.

So there you have it.

Just a few of the many things I have experienced as a new mother.
And although wearing maternity clothes post-pregnancy some of the above mentioned things may not be my proudest moments, I wouldn't trade any of it for the world.

I love being a Mommy. It truly is the best job in the world.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Swaddles, Snuggles, & Sweet, Sweet Smiles

I'm going to try and play catch up - or I'll try to fill you in on everything that's been happening over the past few weeks anyways!

Let's start with sleeping.
Many of you know that our sweet girl
a) requires A LOT of sleep
b)MUST be swaddled to sleep in her crib.
My mom bought us a swaddle blanket to see if that would help Becca sleep in her crib, and it worked like a charm.
The only problem...

our little 'Houdini' can wiggle her way out!

The Woombie!

This fantastic blanket zips up tightly, but is made of very stretchable fabric so your baby can still move around.
I am so glad I found this amazing blanket, and would highly reccommend it to anyone whose baby has trouble sleeping through the night on their back!

Look how peaceful she is! Becca loves her Woombie - or Zombie as her Daddy calls it!

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for the above post - oh, how I wish:)

Ok, no more advertising.

So, what has Miss Becca been up to?

She found her feet, and she loves them:) They are the toy that never goes away.

She also loves to play in her Exersaucer, but her favorite part?
The tags!

I sure have missed being home with her, so we love on her as often as we can.

She loves playing with her Daddy.

(And I love that they are making the same face in this picture.)

Becca is already helping in the kitchen.
Here she is helping Mommy make Rice Krispy Treats:)

One of my favorite parts of having a daughter is being able to dress her up!
Check out this bow:)

By the way - this shirt couldn't be more true!

I steal snuggles as often as I can.

So does Daddy!

But sometimes this big girl likes to get down and play.

Sundays are our favorite day of the week.
I LOVE dressing Becca up!
Here she is wearing her sweet bubble outfit from Mrs. Jackie!

And this precious pillowcase dress is Mommy's great online find! Love it!

We hope everyone is having a great school year!
The Pyles

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

just because

this is perhaps the cutest thing ever!

The Pyles

Monday, August 16, 2010

I will survive

It took all the strength I had
not to fall apart
kept trying hard to mend the pieces of my broken heart.

Oh admit it, you were singing along! It's ok. If it makes you feel better, I sang the song while I typed the words:)

BUT back to my point. I wanted to let everyone know that I did it - I survived!
I made it through the day without my baby girl.
Now don't get me wrong, it was extremely hard. I thought about her constantly.
I worried that she would wonder where I was - why I wasn't with her. But at the end of the day, we were both ok!

We started our day out a little earlier than normal, but no worries, Becca was happy, as always!

Here we are before Mommy totally lost it it was time to leave!

Becca's first morning with Mrs. Natalie!

Here's the result of her first day at the sitters! She fell asleep Friday night at 6:00 and didn't wake up until 8:00 Saturday morning:)

I love my sweet girl more than I could have ever imagined, and while it's hard to leave her, I know she enjoys going to Mrs. Natalie's and playing with all of her new friends!

I want to thank everyone for the prayers, cards, phone calls, and flowers. It made my first day back at work so much better. And while I'm sure there are many more tears to come, I now know that, I will survive!

Ok, now it's your turn. Leave me a comment below sharing how your first day back to work was! I love hearing other peoples stories - it makes me feel normal:)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


am I going to leave this baby on Friday?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

One year later

A year ago today, this is what we were blessed with...

Today, this is what we are blessed with...

Oh, how our lives have changed, and we couldn't be happier with our gift from God.