Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Another Month Older

It is hard to believe that Sydnee is yet another month older today and before we know it she will be 1 and then off to preschool! :) I love this age that she is at, even though she is testing me getting into everything, but she listens really good. She JUST started saying "dada" after Luke and I trying to get her to say it for months now! She just decided one day she was going to and it threw me off, now it is all she wants to say...lol, but I don't mind at all.
This past month has been a hard one, but my last hard one alone. Lucas will be back from being gone for 6 weeks on training in Arizona. I never thought I could do any more time apart, but we did and now we don't have to worry about it any longer. Lucas got an early out from the military so we will be leaving California soon than we thought and heading back to Minnesota. We are excited just to spend the holidays with our families and not have to worry about when we have to leave...and it will be the first New Years we have spent together in 4 years! Life is going to be an adjustment, but one that we will gladly get use to! We are stoked on what is to come for us...hopefully a job in Texas or Colorado???!! ;) Cross your fingers for us!

Happy Halloween (a little late)

We are a little late, but we hope everyone had a safe and great Halloween! Here is the cutest kitty on the block! :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Back On Our Own Again...

Nana has officially left town about 5 days now and the apartment doesn't seem the same. I was getting use to being "alone" (since we had for 3 weeks) and thought how nice it was going to be to have someone around! And now I am thinking how am I going to be "alone" again for another 2 weeks? I am sure it will go by fast, it just doesn't seem like that right now...it's hard being in a big city, with no friends or family to fall back on...but we manage the best we can. I am going to be hitting myself when November comes because although it will bring our daddy home, it brings on the most stress we have gone through yet. We have the stress of starting a "real life" together which means no deployments, no debts, not training, no military! This is an exciting, but scary time in our lives together because this is all we have EVER known since being together the last 8 years. It will be the next chapter in our life together and hopefully for once it will be less complicated, but more fulfilling and exciting. We are looking forward to it...just not the move back to Minnesota in the dead cold! Eeeekk! :)
I shouldn't say my time is completely boring and I don't have a lot to do. Between school and Sydnee, I barely find time to give my brain a rest and then to add working out and my new business Scentsy to it, it seems like a overwhelming now, but I think it will be good for not only me, but us. It will get me ready to put my degree to use! :)
Lots of exciting things coming our way and as long as we have each other to hold on to, we will get through this! :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nana Is In Town! :)

We were extremely excited to go pick up Nana from the airport! :)

She is in town for 10 days and it is great having someone to around since Lucas is gone for training for another 3 weeks. (Not to mention it is awesome having help!) It didn't take long for Sydnee to warm back up to her Nana from not seeing her for 2 whole months and now they are both attached to the hip. She absolutely loves her! We have enjoyed running around San Diego, going shopping here and there, going for walks, and to the pumpkin patch so far.

Before moving back out to San Diego, it was Nana "duty" to give Sydnee a bath as my mom enjoyed doing that every night. Sydnee loves her tubby time and she has really enjoyed Nana giving her her baths again. Nana lets her get away with a little more splishing and splashing than mommy, but that is ok! :) After all, that is what Nana's are for! Hehehe...

She even got her first "boo-boo" while Nana was her, she split her lip open pretty deep and was very upset about it...staring down her busy zoo box that was the culprit! :) She is a trooper though and decided to show it off...

We are enjoying our time with company and will hate to see her leave on Sunday, but it won't be long before we are in MN in December for a while.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bumps, Scraps, and Bruises

Sydnee is officially on the move and boy is she determined! She has always had those accidents, but now it is really happening. I thought I would be one of those moms that wants to wrap their baby in bubble wrap to protect them from everything in sight, but I have taken the back seat of this one. I love to just sit back, watch her learn how to do this or that, and she learns very fast. I hate that she gets so frustrated when she wants to do something, but it is good that she doesn't give up (probably got that good trait from her mommy and daddy).
And the bumps, bruises, and scraps keep coming. We went to the park yesterday to get out of the house for a while. She was doing so good playing in the sand, grass, and walking across the pathway which is cement. She was walking across the cement and was so excited to reach me and just fell. He knee drug on the cement and scraped it all up. I have never seen so much blood for such a little scrap! She was SO upset and we had to leave :( and bath time was not fun either. Poor baby bear, but she is back to the old Sydnee today! :) This is just a taste of what is to come I'm sure, but I will be there with a band-aid, kisses, and hugs for her!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Next Gerber Baby?

I entered Sydnee into the next gerber baby contest as I got the link and suggestion from a friend. It took 3 weeks to start voting so the day has finally came! You are able to vote for her once a day for the next month! If she wins she will be able to win a $25,000 scholarship which will help to secure her for her education in the future. Please help for her to win! Of course she will always be my lil gerber baby despite what this websites/voting says. :) I love her and trust me I am not one of those pagent moms or stage moms so this will not be a on going thing for her! Hehehe, I am hoping for a soccer/hockey/softball star! :) Thanks again for helping! Love and miss you all!

Here is the link:
Click on the vote, then search, type in Sydnee and San Diego...and there she is! :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Here and there, she's everywhere!

Sydnee is officially in the toddler stages, as she is on the move and there is no stopping her. She thinks she is pretty sly now that she is walking from object to object, along the wall, and even just walking around on her own. I even caught her today almost trying to run as the dogs were chasing her and she was screaming and walking as fast as she good to get away...super hilarious. I found that walking has to be on her terms though because when she feels like just being held, she will through a tempertantrum, yes, something that is also new in the Leifermann household. She is getting pretty good at this and being spoiled rotton. Many of the tantrums have been over her sippy cup and me refusing to do it for her (as I am trying to get her to do it herself and learn that she needs to tip it back), something she has been very spoiled with. :) I'll admit it!
Anyways, life will never be the same again, but that is a good thing! I enjoy being kept on my toes and watching her grow. Its sad, but exciting all in the breath. I look forward to the next stages of her growth and not to mention turning the BIG 1 in two months! Yikes! :) Party time! :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Walking Oh My!

Sydnee has been trying to walk for a while now and it wasn't until yesterday and I realized this is going to happen pretty much any day now. She surprised me right away in the morning by crawling on all fours and all of a sudden in the middle of the room she stood up! She thought she was pretty slick and it was cute how she did it and looked at me with a HUGE smile on her face. I could tell that not only was it a proud "mommy" moment, but it was a proud moment for her as well. Let's just say she has been doing it ever since, and now brave enough to just let go and walk by herself. This is insane! Wish Lucas was here yet ago to watch this amazing thing!
We also headed to the park today where she had a blast. She had her first real "boo boo" as she face planted it on the pavement and scrapped up her chin and mouth and then did it again the sand...she got a mouth full...literally! :( She is a tough cookie though and had a moment and was back at it again. That's my girl! :) She is so fearless and ambitious it scares me!
Here is a little taste of what life is like now with an almost toddler girl on my hands!

Monday, September 27, 2010

The time is slipping away!

I promised myself I would keep this up and thought how hard would THAT be? Guess it proved to be a taller task than I imagined! :) It seems that even though you are a stay at home mom, you are constantly moving and distracted by something, whether it is poop, daughter in the dog food, or...well you get my drift! :)
It really is hard to believe that Sydnee is almost 10 months old. She is growing and learning something new everyday. Today I just saw her learn how to go from her knees to a squat, to standing on her own! Might seem like a small task, but to a lil baby it is a great accomplishment and she was so proud of herself that she kept doing it and smiling at me. :) She has also started to walk from object to object and it will only be a matter of time before she is completely on her own. This morning I tried to help her and she swatted my hand out of the way and walked herself...lol, talk about ambitious! Got to love it though! Although I miss her being a newbie, I love this stage she is at and it keeps getting better and better.
She has 6 teeth now, working on 2 more, which hasn't been rough at all. She is eating "big people food" and her favorites are grilled cheese, ravioli, banana bread, and well, pretty much everything! :) Glad she is not a picky eater like me! :) She must have got it from her daddy!
Speaking of daddy, he is gone for 5 more weeks at training in Arizona, but hopes to make trips home when he is not melting away in the 100+ degree weather. We miss him tons! But my mom is coming out in a week to keep up busy! It will be good for both of them, and me of course, as we haven't seen Nana for over 2 months.
Here's to another attempt at keeping this up!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Are we there yet?

We have finally arrived back to San Diego after a long 30+ hours in the car. I have to say that my baby is quite the traveler as she never fussed, only on the last couple hours on the road. She is a rockstar and born to travel I suppose. It is good to finally have Lucas back and be a family again, a feeling I forgot. Sydnee was not to sure about him, which was expected, but I think it hurt Lucas' feelings a little bit. However, she is all over him now and you never would have known he has been gone most of her young life...no more! Luke gets out in 4 months and we are just holding our breath that something falls into play for us finally and we can have a break in life! We have been through so much! :) For now, we are just enjoying each other!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It's Been So Long!

Hard to believe that is has been well over a month since my last post! I am getting bad at this as the times seem to be going faster (and slower at times).
Life seems to be getting more complicated than ever and it is scary to think about all the changes that are coming our way, but there are going to be some really good ones in the mix. Lucas is 5 days away from coming home and I can hardly contain my composure, excitement, anxiety, etc. This moment seemed so far away and it never occurred to me that is would come so fast. Along with this time approaching fast, that means that Sydnee is growing like a weed! Hard to believe that she is already 7 months which is so bitter sweet. She is crawling now (for quite some time), pulling herself up on things, transferring from one object to another, and I think she will be walking early! :) But thats far from my mind...and more important things are to come. I keep trying to imagine what that day will be like when I got to pick Luke up at the airport, the look on his face, Sydnee's reaction, how it feel...etc. I am patiently waiting for this to arrive and for us to be a family again...it will be the best day of my life (well a close second). I could not have done this all though without my family and friends! They have helped me lean on them in time of need, even if I didn't seem like I needed it or asked for it. Its been fun, but I am ready to head back to my life...our life.
Life keeps through us curveballs, but we are showing everyone that we are making it....so keep throwing them! :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I recently knew someone that lost their baby at only 25 weeks (in the womb) and it is hard to imagine what that must feel like. I keep looking at Sydnee and thank God for our lil angel. My life without her is hard to imagine as she is the reason why I wake up in the morning and why I take each breathe each day. She gives me life so much meaning! When I am tired, crabby, or whatever, I am going to think about all the times that this family should have felt this way and they never will. They will never hear their baby cry, laugh, giggle, or talk. My prayers are with them and their lil angel during this VERY difficult time! :( Be thankful for what you have as it can be taken so quickly!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

6 Month Update!

Hard to believe that it was 6 months ago today that we just met our daughter! She is already starting to crawl and even have a tooth break through today! It finally hit me that my lil girl is growing, changing, and learning so much, so fast. Time really does go by fast. She had her 6 month appointment today and she is almost up to 19 pounds! She is right on the chart for growth and development which is great. Unfortunately she had to have 3 shots and was not a very happy camper! I think daddy probably heard her in Japan, she was THAT loud. She is a tough cookie though, jabbering away and playing as if nothing ever happened. That's my girl! :)
We are almost one month away from seeing daddy! It will be the best day of our lives!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Karlee Graduates!

My lil "baby" girl just graduated from preschool and it is so hard to believe that she is going to Kindergarden next year! Where did the time go? Before I know it, Sydnee will be in the same shoes...but I don't want to think about that now! :) I am so proud of Karlee, she is so very bright and wise beyond her years (both good and bad) and she will do great next year.
For now, I am just enjoying being home for once and watching her grow older and older...and not to mention Sydnee adores her! It will be hard to leave in a month, but we just will take it one day at a time.
Lucas should be home before we know it...we are down to days not months now and I NEVER thought I would make it to this point. This surely has been the hardest time of my life, but we made it! Almost done! Yippie!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Long Time, No Post

I was once good at posting on my blog, but now the time is getting away from me! I should be better, but when you are a mom, when do you find time? :)
Sydnee is sitting up on her own now and it is amazing to see how much she has grown. I keep thinking about how Lucas is going to feel when he gets home, but I just can't but myself in his shoes. It has to be the worst feeling in the world! I hate to think about it. He will be home before we know it...1 month and 2 weeks (or a little more). I remember feeling like I would never make it to this point and I feel like it has blown by at time and went slow at other times. It has been an amazing grace to have my family and his family around to help us through this hard time. I really don't remember this last deployment going so fast and smoothly...lets hope it stays that way.
Sydnee is thriving and growing like a weed. I have found that she is a human garbage disposal as she has yet to have something she does not like! :) Just like her daddy, which is a good thing! I am SUCH a picky eater, and that is an understatement. She is rolling all over the place and wanting to crawl so bad...I'm sure she will before Luke gets home. :( She is also taking up a storm and definitely is starting to get a mind of her own...what a sassy lil thin! :)
All is well here and we can't wait for the next month or so to breeze by!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Here's To 25!

It really is hard to believe that I am 25, but the many gray hairs that I have sure make me feel older! :) Nothing that a little dye job can't cover right? Anyways, my first mother's day was amazing and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life celebrating this small day out of the year with the ones that I love. Lucas sent me amazing roses (but really from Sydnee). To top the week, it was my 25th birthday yesterday, and while it was just another day, it was special to be able to spend it for once with my family since many of them in the past have been spent far away in another state! My mom was amazing and took me shopping. While I am not excited about getting another year older, 25 is going to bring on a lot of great things. Luke is coming home to name just a few and it doesn't help that I got my daughter by my side through life now. Love it! So here is to 25 and many more years after! :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

First Road Trip!

Sydnee and the family went down to Kansas for Sarah's wedding this past weekend and it was great to have our other side of our family meet her and for us to see them after 5+ years. It has been way too long! The 6 hour car trip was long, but Sydnee did way better than I thought she would do. She slept most of the way, with some fussy times, but overall I was HIGHLY impressed and her road trip skills! :) I really enjoyed this last weekend and makes me enjoy and appreciate family that much more.

Hard to believe the little peanut is already 5 months old. She is wanting to crawl so bad and is able to sit up alone (not for very long but its a start!) Seems like yesterday she was our little munchin just a couple days old. Lucas is going to not believe his eyes when he sees her! She is quite the lil lady! :)

Gramma Shirley had her birthday last night and we went over to celebrate! Happy Birthday to Gramma Shirley! I love having all this family around us and it will be hard to leave, but we are enjoying it while we can!

Another month down and Lucas should be home before we know it in 2 months! Crazy to think!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Where are my toes?

Sydnee has officially found her toes! :) It is the cutest thing to see her get her legs up and play with them. But it is getting hard to keep socks on this child and she finds the need to pull them off! :) I am glad the weather is nice and socks really are a need right now...maybe my child is trying to tell me that, lol.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rollin Rollin Rollin

Sydney is on the move...rollin all the time now. I really have to second guess where I put her now!

She is also teething with isn't much fun at all right now! She was pretty much up all last night and I'm exhausted. I'm trying to be patient and understanding through the screaming...its hard doing this alone, but this too shall pass right? :)
Besides that she is great and starting to eat food! Banana is what we started off with...lol

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

On The Move! So It Begins!

Sydnee rolled over today, back to front! I was laying on the floor with her and was in shock of what I saw. So....I had to roll her back over and have her do it again...well she did it three more times! :) And so it begins...I will no longer be able to contain her...she is on the move! :) I know one day I will wish she will be at the young age where all she wants to do is lay in my arms, but I am enjoying this and what is to come! To top it off, she is starting the process of teething...yes you heard me right. She is such a joy! lol, super crabby, not long enough naps and so on and on. These are the times I wish Daddy was here for a lil break here and there! But he will be home before we know it, we are almost half way done!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

First Easter And Shots

Wow did we have the best first Easter! (would have been better if daddy was home!) We had 3 destinations to go to. First stop was at great gramma and grampa Vaughns for brunch. It was a small brunch with only a couple of us, but it was good to relax, catch up, and eat (the theme of the day!). Sydnee got an Easter basket full of goodies! Then it was off to Aunt Jan's house where it was packed with family for late lunch. It was great to see everyone and Sydnee warmed up to everyone really fast (giving me a little break from holding her all day). Then, our final destination was at my parents house where we had a house full for not only Easter, but Karlee's birthday happened to fall on that day as well. Hard to believe she in already 5 years old! Seems like yesterday I was holding her in my arms! And one day I will feel that way about Sydnee! :) But until then I will enjoy it! :) It was a long, but great day as I always love to see and be with family as much as possible.

Yesterday Sydnee had her 4 month check-up. I had to go by myself, but I didn't think she was going to have to get shots this time, but I was wrong! LOL. She had to get two shots and was not very happy, and I teared up, but kept it pretty together. Poor thing. We got home and she did great, fed her, got her a bath and she was out for the night at 6:30! And slept till 8 this morning! It was much needed rest for all of us!
She now weighs 16.3 pounds (lil chunky butt!) and is 24.8 inches tall. She is in the 90th percentile and is growing great! The doctor said she looked really good! She is getting so big!

Friday, April 2, 2010

4 Months!

Hard to believe that my lil hunny is 4 months old today! Time sure is flying by fast, but I am enjoying EVERY moment of it. I am constantly amazed by what she is exploring and able to do. She is finding he legs and toes right now and I can't help but sit and watch her. Love you hunny!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Photo Shoot and On The Move!

Sydnee had her photo session today and lets just say...it didn't go as well as planned. She was quite the lil drama queen and was terrified of everything. We have been going through this stage lately where she is scared of everything and everyone that she does not know. *Sigh* So we got through a few different set ups and she was done...poor baby. I will be patiently waiting for them! :)
Besides being drama, Sydnee has been all over the place lately! Lets just say I can no longer leave her unattended. I have her on the floor she is trying sooo hard to roll over. She gets on her side, but can't quite get over...any day I am sure and it seems over night she decided to try. She is just a lil wiggle worm, it is crazy we are at this stage where she is going to be on the move before I know it! :) Then the work begins huh? LOL.
Sydnee's first easter is coming up and it should be a fun, busy, busy day for us! Happy Easter for everyone! :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Proud Mommy (and Daddy!) & Half Way There!

Here is our lil girl doing what she does best...looking cute (well besides eating, can you tell?). :) Hard to believe she is almost 4 months old. We have a photo shoot next Wednesday and can't wait to see how those turn out. I will post them when I get them. She is trying to roll over so bad. She is half way there, but just can't seem to get her legs over. It won't be long! She is getting to be so fun, talking and being more playful. Love it! :)
Luke is now back on dry land and we are happy that the hard days of being on the ship and not being able to talk are behind us now. We are half way through this deployment and I can't wait for this to be done with! Everyday that goes by, is one day closer to seein him. We just play the waiting game right now and hope that the date is earlier than what we are expecting, but I won't hold my breath! It can change so many times and I know that all so well through the last deployment and the many debts he has been on in the past. So we will just wait and see where this takes us, but one thing is certain, it is getting harder and harder to be away from him. :(

Monday, March 22, 2010

Busy, Busy Bee

Sydnee and I have been on the run and it feels nice to not be cooped up in the house anymore. We have put a lot of miles on the stroller! :) We have been going for a walk almost everyday...the weather is gorgeous and I have a feeling it will only get better! Not to mention it helps me to get back into shape! Win win!
This weekend was a busy one...Happy Birthday to Brendan. Hard to believe that he is one already! Before we know it Sydnee will be too as time is going by way too fast. That is a plus for us right now because the faster Luke will be home, but I am enjoying spoiling her and having her to myself...but daddy needs to come home! I am so ready! :) We only have 3 more months to go, hopefully less...but we won't know till last minute. Luke is doing ok, he is finally getting off the ship today and we can't wait to talk to daddy!
Sydnee has a scheduled photo session next week and I can't wait to get her pics taken...they will turn out adorable, I have a hint! :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Out For A Stroll

Sydnee and I went for a stroll today due to the ever changing beautiful weather. She loved it so much and ended up falling fast asleep all bundled up. I can tell this is going to be our favorite pass time in the summer time! Can't wait! It is hard to believe that Sydnee will be 3 1/2 months tomorrow as time most of the days seem to just breeze by. We have our bad days, but those are limited to very little. It is hard to have a bad day when I have a perfect, healthy, gorgeous little baby that looks exactly like Luke. She keeps me sane and is the reason why I wake up in the morning (literally...lol). We miss Luke more and more everyday and it gets harder each day, but as each day passes, we are one day closer to seeing him again! Can't wait...it replays in my head.
Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather. Saw a robin today...spring is on its way! :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

New Faces

Sydnee got to meet her cousin Lincoln for the first time and Jenna. It was a great visit and Lincoln is so adorable and will make a great big brother some day!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Experienced Another First...Many More To Come!

Last night I had a mommy first experience. I was giving Sydnee a tubby, her favorite time of the entire day. No matter how crabby she is, I get her naked and she already knows where she is going...she starts giggling and smiling...ITS TUBBY TIME! :) Yesterday I threw her in the tub and she was tooting up a storm. I figure well, she already pooped today so no worries. As the toots got stronger and more frequent, lol, I decided to hurry up because this could be disasterous...before I could stand up to get her out, I suddenly realized there was a snake in the tub! ;) Sydnee had pooped in the tub and there is was...floating proudly in the tub! LOL. I couldn't help but laugh and I knew my lil peanut felt better, so no need to get mad. This was just one of the firsts that I will experience in mommyhood and I am sure it isn't the last time I will be fishing poop out of the tub! :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

3 Months

Hard to believe she is alredy 3 months! She is wanting to roll over so bad but can't quite make it, but I am guessing it won't be much longer! I have to second guess myself when plopping her down somewhere...the floor is the safe bet. I am ready for spring/summer to come! It will be a great age for Sydnee and not to mention daddy will be home. We have 2 months down already and 3-4 more to go. It seems so far away, but I know it will be here before we know it...hopefully! Until then, I am going to enjoy having her to myself. :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Where Did The Time Go?

As I look at my daughter this morning, not only does she look more and more like her daddy, she is getting too big, too fast! She is already 2 months and 3 weeks! Where did the time go? It seems like yesterday she was the length of my arm and now she is hanging out of my arms! :( She is learning and growing so much, it is amazing to see these changes and I am just embracing every moment I get. Sydnee is starting to watch T.V. now, loving to watch cartoons such as Handy Manny...she sits and giggles and it is hilarious. I need to consider to get her some Baby Einstein videos for her because I think she would love it!
We should be getting a "Skype" call from Luke soon and I look forward to those calls! We miss seeing his face and hearing his voice...it helps us get through the days...but it makes me grateful for every time I get to talk to him. It is hard to believe it has been 2 months since we have seen him, but it seems like forever! I just want the rest of the time to go by just as fast...maybe if this weather would shape up it would! Luke seems to being the hot, tropical, weather he is in! Jealous!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Be Mine?

Daddy, I don't have a Valentine and was wondering if you would be mine? To everyone else, have a great V-Day and hope it is full of as much love as I am!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Sydnee just loves her cousins, Langston and Karlee. Here is a gorgeous shot of all of the together! Couldn't get any better than this!

She is doing great after her shots and wasn't really fussy at all. She slept the rest of the day and night away and pretty much the next day too. I was so proud of her for being a trooper. However, now we are fighting the cold and she is really stuffed up. Can't wait for the spring/summer to come!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

First Round Of Shots!

We had our first round of shots today and it was not good! My poor little peanut! She was doing so good throughout her long appointment, waiting patiently and giggling, talking, smiling and wiggling around until the nurse came in to give her 3, yes 3 shots. Poor hunny. Her eyes got supper big and just let out a cry I have never heard come from her body before! I almost wanted to let one out too, but I got to hold her right away and she calmed right down! She was such a trooper and the best for getting so many shots.
Turns out we have a little chubby on our hands and she now weights 12.1 pounds and 22.8 inches...she grew like a weed! The doctor said she looks great and right on track with everything! Now we just need to get through the night...this is going to be a long one. Hopefully she will calm down and get some rest...poor baby!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

2 Months!

Hard to believe that my baby is 2 months old today! She is getting so big. It wasn't until this morning that I looked at while getting her dressed and realized just how big she is getting. She is starting to get a little more meat on her, her legs and tush is filling out and it is so cute! I am starting to have to put some of her clothes away since she is outgrowing them already...how sad, but exciting to know that she is growing and getting bigger. She is so active, wiggling around and I can no longer leaver her unattended on the couch or bed for the fear that she will fall off. She is still smiling up a storm and starting to giggle and talk a lot more. Lots of changes taking place in such a short amount of time! Can't wait for more to come!

Lucas update: I got to talk to him for the first time in a week on the phone a couple nights ago and it was so good to hear his voice! I miss hearing it every night before I go to bed. He is doing good, working A LOT which is good to keep him busy and make time go faster for him. Not sure when he is going to port, sometime in the coming week. Can't wait to post some pics.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I've Survived....So Far!

It is hard to believe that Sydnee is almost 2 months old! My wounds and memories are still fresh, but as each day passes it makes it all worth it! Sydnee is starting to follow things and be more alert, but the best part is, she is starting to giggle and smile. Every morning she is full of smiles and giggles and it starts my morning off great! I love it!

She has her 2 month checkup a week from today where is getting her shots...I will be a wreck but I am hopefully that she might be one of those babies where it doesn't phase her. Wishful thinking huh?

Lucas is on the ship now, we are unable to have our daily conversations on skype and be able to see one another. Sydnee just stares at him and loves to listen to him. It is getting hard, but we are just wanting to get through this last deployment so we don't have to be apart ever again. He is doing as well as can be and working hard! He says he works with amazing co workers that amaze him everyday which is a complete 180 from the last time where that was not the case. Maybe this time he can enjoy himself more and take in this once in a lifetime experience.

Sydnee and I are trying to stay warm (wishing we were back in Sunny Cali where the weather is 70) but we are thinking about summer here! Can't wait to get out and not be so stir crazy!!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

One Month Checkup

My baby is growing up! She went to her first checkup here in Austin. The doctor was very impressed on how good she was, didn't cry at all. She sat as stared at the lights, walls, and everything in sight. She checked out great, now 22 inches long and 9.9 lbs...my little chunky monkey! I knew she was growing like a weed, because her clothes are either too small or starting to fit better now. It is amazing to see the change and a little bitter sweet. I am not looking forward to the next appointment, which is her 2 month checkup and first round of shots...I will have to have support for that one! :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Deployment #2 is starting...Not ready for it!

Lucas left not too long ago from MN and it was the last that Sydnee and I will see him for at least 5 to 6 months. This time, the goodbye was so difficult as Sydnee was just born and Luke hasn't had that chance to really get to know her yet. BUT I reassured him that I will be sending LOTS of pictures and sitting on Skype with him, every chance we can get. I can only hope this helps him through it and helps both us as well. We miss him so much already!
He actually leaves for his destination tonight, so the deployment is starting and the days can starting flying by! :) I am already ready for this to be over with! When this is over with that means no more deployments and no more military, as Luke is getting out and will only have 4 months left on his contract when he returns. So until then, Luke, be careful and safe travels. We love you and are waiting for our daddy to return to us safe and sound!