Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Fourth Month

First Easter Outfit
Farrah's fourth month was a very busy month.  Wow!  These months are going by fast!  I was back at work, and our new little family was trying to establish a routine.  The month was full of smiles and a little laugh here and there (if you worked hard enough for it).  I also think Farrah started teething.  My mom was keeping Farrah since I was back at work.  When I picked her up one day, she told me that she thought Farrah was teething.  She was cranky and was drooling a lot.  This has continued off and on.  She also had an exploding diaper, which I have read is a sign of teething.  Some days she needed a bib all day and some days she was fine.  But, still no teeth.  I do see what looks like little white lines in her gums where her front two bottom teeth would be.  So, maybe they will break through soon.  Easter also fell during the fourth month.  It was the first (of many I'm sure) difficult holidays to schedule.  I just thought holidays were hard to schedule when I go married.  Boy does throwing a cute little baby in the mix make it even harder!  We had my in-laws over on Saturday to celebrate.  Then celebrated on Sunday with my family.  My grandparents, who live out of town, always come for Easter.  So, it was a nice time for Farrah to get to visit with all of her living great-grandparents. 

Easter Bunny Came!

Four Generations (My Dad's side)

Four Generations (My Mom's side)

Farrah's Schedule 
6/6:30-7:30 - Bottle and Wake-time
7:30-9:00 - Nap
9:00-10:30 - Bottle and Wake-time
10:30-12:00 - Nap
12:00-1:30 - Bottle and Wake-time
1:30-3:00 - Nap
3:00-4:30 - Bottle and Wake-time
4:30-5:30/6 - Nap Sometimes (This is around the time we are getting home.)
5:30/6:00-7:00 - Bottle and Wake-time
7:00-8/8:30 - Nap (sometimes)
8/8:30 - Bottle and Bedtime

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Looking for Leo

My husband and I are both alumni of the University of North Alabama, and my husband just recently began working for UNA as a web developer.  UNA houses two live lion mascots on their campus, Leo and Una.  Recently a book called Looking for Leo was published.  The author, Dalen Keys, and illustrator, Walt Vandiver, are both alumni of UNA.  The proceeds from the book go directly to care for the lions.  A book signing was held a couple of weekends ago at the local Books-A-Million.  So, we decided this would be a good opportunity to give back to UNA as well as get a new book for Farrah that was signed by both the author and illustrator.  Of course Farrah was asleep when we got there, but she still got her picture made with the author and illustrator by the university photographer.  The book is a very cute story about Una and a group of children looking around the campus for Leo.  As a former member of the UNA band, I was excited that the band got a shout out in the book!  To find out more about purchasing the book and helping maintain the lion habitat check out the University of North Alabama's website.