Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Baby W certainly is a diva, that is for sure! We arrived at her first professional photoshoot feeling inspired and excited to capture our precious little bundle. Unbeknownst to us, Winnie was not wanting or willing to cooperate. She made it very clear that she did not want her picture taken! Cried the entire time. Wide eyed and uncomfortable. There was no soothing her or calming her down. Despite it all, the photographer (Jenni Muehlenbruch) managed to snap a few successful pictures. Woohoo! All was not lost. Except for maybe our patience. Ha!

Taken on December 4th, exactly one month old.

Check out Jenni's other pictures on her website:http://www.jennimuehlenbruchphotography.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 16, 2011

On Dasher, on Dancer, on Comet, on...Winnie?

Baby W continues to sparkle and amaze us each day. We love her with all we have.

Her stats and "isms":

-At one month she weighed 10lbs, 2oz and added one inch in height, putting her at 21inches

-loves bathtime (used to absolutely HATE it!)

-has slept six hours...in a row! Woot woot, that's my girl

-she is starting to smile more each day. and let me tell you, it's the cutest smile the world has ever seen.. (at least I think so!!)

-when she's not sleeping she is VERY alert.

-when she's not grunting (which is A LOT), she is "oohing" and "ahhing" or tooting and burping :)

-has a blast on her activity mat, it's really quite adorable to watch eventhough she's not doing a whole ton yet.

-loves to be held and rocked, kissed and snuggled

-Her new favorite is being held out in front of you so she can see what you see

We just adore her.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Blessing bags

Today I am feeling inspired to spread the christmas spirit.

Although the gifts and the glam are a fun part of the holidays, it is not the reason we celebrate. Or at least, not the reason we should celebrate. I need to remind myself that the holidays are a time to be with loved ones, share simple moments of happiness and togetherness, a time to give (and cherish) to those you care most about, and even to those you know nothing about. It is not self-centered but rather all encompassing. It is not about how many presents you get, or giving the most expensive, spectacular present. It is not about me. It is not about you.

It is about us.

I am working more on us today.

I recently found a pin on pinterest (I know, I said it. I'm a pin-addict.) that caught my eye. Here is what is was-- http://kwavs.blogspot.com/2011/05/blessing-bags-how-to.html

and now I'm going to make my own blessing bags. I can feel my heart growing already!

Hope the holidays are treating you well---- love to all!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Winnie Kai Eads- 1 month old

Our little darling is one month old today! Can't believe four weeks ago, we were at the hospital waiting to meet her.

Winnie has grown so much already! I got a little weepy when I realized she was starting to no longer fit in her newborn clothes anymore. Not quite ready to let go of her tiny cuteness. BUT, I am excited to see her continue to develop into the little lady she is destined to be. She is just so darn lovable it nearly knocks me over!

* My apologies for waiting so long to post these pictures. I guess I have a good excuse of being preoccupied with being a new mommy and all ;) There are countless stories and memories we've already made to share, but they will have to wait for another time. This mama can only be away from her baby for so long. I miss her too much!

Winnie Kai Eads, born November 4th 2011 @ 6:37am, 7lbs 9oz