Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Eve

To celebrate New Years Eve, we went to the Holley's house for a night of food and games. Everyone brought an assortment of snacks and we probably had enough to last us a week. Since I was starting Whole30 the next day, I didn't hold back. We played a few different games and surprisingly I won most of them. That is usually not my normal, but it was definitely fun.

We tried putting Olivia to bed in her tent, but she knew everyone else was out and about playing so she wouldn't go to bed. She ended up staying up until 11:30. Bob was on call and he got a call about 11, and so we packed up to go. Right as we were about to leave they called back and told him he didn't need to come in. So we stayed for a few more minutes and then realized Olivia needed to be in bed ASAP. I think the only reason we made it to midnight this year is because we have a baby. Most nights we don't make it past 10:30.

This picture was taken right before we left. Olivia was happy to be awake and Ruby was so ready for bed.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

My Golden Birthday

I celebrated my 28th birthday on the 28th of December. I have been excited to celebrate my Golden birthday. When I would tell people about my upcoming birthday, I would mention that I just wanted something gold. 

On Saturday the 27th Bob and I went to the BYU basketball game with my parents. Andrea watched the girls and it was nice to get away for a few hours baby free. We met the rest of my family (babies included) at Pizza Factory for dinner. Before we left they asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I told them I wanted the cinnamon bread. When we got home and opened it up, I was pleasantly surprised that they thought I had said it was my 20th birthday and not my 28th. 

Sunday was my birthday and we went to church. When I got to Sunday School my partner teacher Liz told me we were going to her house for the lesson. She had baked me a pumpkin dessert since it was "Golden" and we had a lesson while eating dessert. It was so sweet. (Side note, I took Ruby with me and the diaper bag. When we left Sacrament Bob asked if I was taking the diaper bag, and I told him I was. He said Olivia would probably poop in nursery. I didn't think anything of it and when we got back to church I was nursing Ruby in the mother's lounge. I found a bunch of texts from Bob telling me he needed a diaper. And that he couldn't find me. Whoops! 

After church we went over to my parents house and had dinner. My request was shrimp cocktails and tacos. After celebrating my birthday in Mexico for year, some traditions should just be kept. The cocktails were simply divine and I was lucky to be the recipient of the leftovers. I was definitely spoiled. 

Some of my good friends in my ward celebrated my birthday a week later. We had a great evening talking books, going to a book signing, eating healthy snacks, and playing cards. Katie put everything together and she even got me gold balloons! It was a great night. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Ruby {2 Months}

Another month has flown by. This month definitely went faster since we are getting pretty regular sleep around here.

Weight - 8lbs. 14 oz.  2%
Height - 23 inches    66%
Head - 14.5 inches    9%

Ruby was super fussy this month usually from 10 - 12 most nights. Bob was amazing and let me go to bed while he held her. But the good news is once she fell asleep, she would sleep for a good stretch of 5-6 hours. The nights we were able to get her to go to bed earlier, she would wake around 3-4 to eat and then again around 7.

She has started to love her swing. She will watch the birds spin and doesn't need the swing to be rocking to be happy.

She has moved out of all of her newborn clothes and is wearing 0-3 months. She also is wearing size 1 diapers. I have loved pulling out Olivia's baby clothes for Ruby. Such fun memories!

Right before she turned 2 months she took her first flight. We flew to Washington to spend Christmas with all of Bob's family. While we were there Ruby was blessed by her Dad. All of Bob's brothers and brother in laws were there along with Grandpa and a few of Bob's friends.

Since all of Bob's siblings went home for Christmas, Ruby got to meet all of her cousins. Ruby was grandchild #15 and #16 will be here in April. We are thrilled that Bob's sister Ashley is having a girl. The next girl cousin is Savannah who is almost 5.

Ruby has started cooing a little bit. She loves to smile and will give you a bunch if you talk to her while you hold her.

She finally started taking a normal binky and we are done with the hospital style binky. But if her binky falls out or she doesn't have it and wants it, she will suck on her fist.

Unfortunately most of this month Ruby has had congestion and a small cough. Bob got a cold and I did my best to keep her away. She got sick, but was better right before our trip to Washington. A couple days before we left I got the cold and then Ruby got it again. Hopefully we all get feeling better soon!

We don't have much of a schedule going during the day, but I am going to start working on that soon. Right now we just go with the flow and nap and eat whenever she wants. It's crazy how different things are with Ruby and Olivia. I feel it's different because I worked with Olivia at this age, and now I am home with Ruby. I also have Olivia's schedule to work around so Ruby just goes with the flow.

And just for fun, a little comparison picture from last month to this month.

And one of Ruby and Olivia, both at 2 months.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Ruby's hospital pictures

Janae made it to the hospital just minutes after Ruby was born. Here are a few (or a lot) of my favorite pictures from the hospital. I am so glad that I decided to have a photographer come to the hospital. These are some of my most cherished photos.

Janae was so accommodating and dropped everything to come when we called to say baby was on the way.  Find her here and here.