Thursday, March 26, 2009


This is how I feel about carrots and pears!


Sid is not a big sweet eater, or actually I guess I should say chocolate eater. So that makes it hard to make sweets around my house because sometimes he won't eat what I would eat. I could eat layers upon layers of chocolate. But anyway, I found a recipie for an apple pecan cheesecake. So yesterday when we got home, Miss Bailey sat in her highchair and while I made it and just watched and talked and talked to me. She knew the good stuff was coming. We tried green beans again for the 2nd night in a row, but she still would have nothing to do with them. The carrots did the trick. So right now she is getting pears and carrots as far as baby foods go. She is also get two cereal bottles now, one in the morning and one at night. The hardest part of this whole baby thing to me is finding the right formula. I guess that's why they say breast feeding is best. But anyway, I changed her formula yesterday to lacto-free. She wasn't having any real trouble per se with the Infamil Lipil, she was just was spitting up sooo much. So we'll try the lacto-free and see how she does.

She's just growing like a weed and I LOVE every minute of it!
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009


This is what I thought about the zoo the first 30 minutes we were there....


And this is what I thought about it when I finally woke up...



Man are these peaches and sweet potatoes good! My daddy finally got my high chair put together and I so enjoyed sitting in it and eating with my Mom like a big girly girl!!

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Just Having Fun At Daycare

Luckily Mom has employees that LOVE to take pictures of me!! Hopefully she'll post the sweet picture from the zoo soon too!

This would be the look I wear when I don't quite know what's going on. Being in seated at the big kid table would for sure count as not knowing what's going on.

I'm a big girl in the rounder!

Check out my smile!
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Sunday, March 22, 2009


From the Whitehead household is not a bad thing. Bailey and her Mom and Dad have been super busy the past few weeks. Since the last posting, Bailey has met her new cousin Andrew Thomas Self, heard her great-grandfather Pap-paw Self preach, been to visit her great-grandmother Mammie Williamson, been to the Jackson Zoo with cousin Colin, started eating sweet potatoes and pears, drinking some water with a shot of white grape juice in it, spent a whole day with her Aunt Kylie and cousins Mason and Brady, learned to sit in the Excersaucer at daycare.....the list just goes on and on. I'm sure there are other things that I have left out. But once again, she never ceases to amaze me. One new thing I have noticed about her is that she has learned the difference between me and Sid and "others". By that I mean that I can tell when she gets in a strange place because she gets a look on her face and her bottom lip pokes out until she can find one of us. I put my sun glasses on the other day and she cried with hurt feelings for a good long while. It broke my heart, but at the same time I was glad to know she knows what her mommy should look like, and some big ole sunglasses perched upon my face was not the look she wanted. She also knows home versus being at other places. Yesterday, we went to the Zoo in Jackson and then to dinner at Lonestar and then to the Bass Pro Shop. We were gone most of the day and when we got home, it was way past Miss Bailey's bedtime. She had slept the entire way home but needed a diaper change and a change of clothes and another bed-time bottle. So I woke her up in the den and then carried her ot her bedroom and laid her on her changing table. When she looked around and realized she was in her room she let out a squeal and starting kicking her arms and legs like crazy. There was no doubt she was glad to be home. So today we have stayed at home and she has played with all her toys and she has been so happy. I have gotten some much needed housework done too!!

I promised myself I would not be one of those mom's who let her fall asleep whenever she wanted to, wherever we were. I wanted her to be able to get in her bed at bedtime. I like to be in my own bed when I lay my head down at night and I'm sure she does too. Well, the past three nights we have not been at home at bedtime and she has gone to sleep other places. When we got home last night and she was so excited, it sort of made me sad for keeping her gone so much. But at the same time, I'm glad to know she knows where home is.

Well, the dryer is buzzing and I must get back to it. I have some pictures I'll try to post tonight or tomorrow and I'll try not to let it be 2 weeks in between posts either.

Oh, by the way, Bailey's Mimi has a Birthday tomorrow, March 23rd. I thinks she'll be 39?!?!?......

Sunday, March 8, 2009

10 Things I Love About Bailey

So I'm stealing this from my cousin Robyn's blog and I've been meaning to do this for some time now, but I like she way she every now and then writes 10 things she loves about her son, Cade. Of course, there are way more than 10 things and sometimes those things change as he changes. So I hope I can keep it up as she does. Anyway, here goes.

1. The way that Bailey wrinkles her forehead just like Sid does.
2. Actually, I love the way she looks just like Sid from her hair line atop her head to the bottom of her flat little feet.
3. The way she has always held her head up with no help, like she is the most independent little thing.
4. The way she smacks on her paci like it is the best thing she has ever had.
5. How she is trying to laugh and coo and talk to us. She does a good job of cooing and smiling really really big, but oh is she so trying to laugh and talk!
6. How she acts like getting the last ounce of her bottle is so so hard. She makes this noise when she is sucking like it's the hardest work she has ever done. It may be! But I think she is just a bit dramatic.
7. How she gives us a little warning cry or two before she really lets it cut loose, like ok Mom, you got about 5 seconds and then I'm losing my cool over here.
8. The way she thinks that every ceiling fan she sees is the best thing ever. Better than any toy we could ever buy her at this point. (She used to think her Mimi was the ceiling fan, but a week of Mimi/Bailey time solved that little problem I think.)
9. The way she smiles and coos when she first wakes up in the morning.
10. The way she sleeps ALL NIGHT LONG!!!!

Like I said there are way more than 10 things and I could go on and on. But I'll save some for a later time. I just look at her sweet face sometimes and can't believe that she is mine, ours. What did we do to deserve such a sweet precious gift!

We had a great weekend. Well, Bailey and I did. Sid worked all weekend. So Bailey and I shared some quality time. We didn't go to Alabama to meet Andrew because Bailey was still a bit congested and coughing. But she is better now and we will defiantly be heading there to meet our new cousin this upcoming weekend.

Bailey's first week of daycare was ok. I think she did better than me. I think I would be much better if I could drop her off and leave like other mother's. But since I have to stay, I hear her every time she cries and I can't help but go check on her. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I can be with her. But being there has it's pro's and con's. Sid helped out alot last week and came and got her early some days. That made me feel better. We went to the doctor twice last week, the 2nd time probably because I'm just crazy, but I felt like she wasn't getting any better. They reassured me that she was not any worse, just not better, and said we were doing all we could do. They said daycare was my choice since she wasn't running a fever but that her immune system was low since she was trying to fight off an infection. I opted to take her and save my days for when she is REALLY REALLY sick. But it still made me nervous and I don't get her around the older kids. She is just in the baby room where they don't get in each other's faces or share germs yet. So I'm still trying to keep her away from kids who have been at school and daycare or from people like her Aunt Kylie who is around sick babies all day. It's just too risky until RSV season is over. So we are still sticking to the "only on weekends after a change of clothes and a bath" rule for now.

I can't believe that I am about to start my FOURTH week back at work from maternity leave and that Bailey is 11 WEEKS OLD. Time is just flying by and I want it to stop. Bailey is getting so big and she just gets sweeter everyday. Everyday I tell myself my heart can't get any fuller and I can't possibly love her anymore tomorrow than I do today. But tomorrow always comes and sure enough, I fall more in love with her with each passing day. We are just so blessed and she is surely a blessed little girl!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Time, Time, Time

Where does it go when you have a baby? Bailey and I did not make it to Alabama for Andrew's birth because Sid had to work and I just didn't want to make the trip alone with Bailey considering the weather we were suppose to have last weekend. It's a good thing I didn't since there was quite a bit of snowfall in Alabama and a little in Mississippi on Sunday. Now Bailey has a bad cold and so I don't want to chance her being around Andrew so unless she gets considerably better in the next day, we will not get to meet the little man this weekend either.

I took Bay to the doctor Monday morning because her cold got worse over the weekend. They tested her for RSV and the flu but she was negative for both. They just said she had the crud but gave her an antibiotic anyway just to be on the safe side. Sid kept her at home Monday and then she has been at daycare with me the rest of the week. It's really hard having her right down the hall and hearing her cry and not running in there every time to see what's wrong. They are really good to my baby though so I don't have alot to complain about.

So what about The bacholor? I fell asleep last night and I didn't get to watch the "after the rose rose cermony" or whatever drama they were calling it. But I did manage to stay up for the 3 hour show on Monday night.

We have to get up really really early, at like 5 or so since I have to be at work at 7. I want to make sure I have enough time to do whatever Bailey needs in the morning before we leave. Sid has been getting up with her and starting her bottle until I get ready. Then I take over and finish her up, change her diaper and clothes, wash her face, and head out the door. So far, so good! Other than that, there isn't really anything exciting or new going on. I just hope we get to meet our new little guy sometime really soon!

Andrew was born on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at like 12:02 p.m. and weighed 8 lbs 10 ounces. I can't remember how long he was!