annabelle’s 1st beach trip

tommy & i have always celebrated our anniversary with a trip somewhere. this year we had not made any plans. Tommy came home friday evening & said he wanted us to go to myrtle beach for our anniversary. he called around & found us a hotel that would let us check in early, & saturady morning after annabelle’s first feeding, we were off…

we only stopped once to feed annabelle before we got there

a quick diaper change & then a feeding in the car

we got to myrtle beach about 11:30 am & checked into our hotel, the avista (i think it was more like a condo, i will definately stay there again)

we enjoyed our afternoon on the balcony gazing at the ocean & listening to the waves crash. we went to barefoot landing & ate an early dinner at tbonz & then we went on an outlet shopping extravaganza!

the early next morning we took annabelle down to the beach (just long enough to take pictures) to stick her piggies in the sand for the first time & then we head back home.

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our first family ride on our new ranger

while i was on bed rest tommy drove to statesboro one afternoon & this is what he brought home, a brand new polaris ranger i was able to ride with him a couple of  times before annabelle was born (the very few days i was not on bed rest). here are some pictures of our 1st ride as a family (we just putt-putted around our neighborhood & the one across the street, annabelle is far to young to do any trail riding yet!)

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our neighbors dog (the chocolate lab pictured) tank decided he wanted to join us too!

we all had a great time!


last night i woke because i heard annabelle making a lot of noise, & this is what i found

i am unsure of how she did this, she was also trying to get her feet free & put them thru the holes where the snaps are. i guess she gets this honest. i cant stand for my feet to be covered when i sleep either…but i am unsure of the should out the top thing


as a proud parent to the most precious week and a half old baby girl, i am having trouble falling asleep tonight (i did not think that this was possible with a newborn at home) as i write, tommy is asleep on one side of me, chloe our 8 year old spot dog is asleep at my feet & my perfect sweet baby annabelle is beside me in her pack and play sound asleep. i was given lots of advice at my showers & from just about everyone i meet…SLEEP WHEN THEY SLEEP…i have not had any trouble until tonight, how come it is so hard tonight?!  i wonder is it because for the first time since before i found out i was pregnant that i drank a diet coke? (by the way it still taste funny) i dont really think so because because i did drink caffine while i was pregnant, i just drank very little. i just cant seem to shut my mind off…what in the world could an extremely tired new mom be thinking about at 1230 am? the fact that i have 5 or 6 thank you notes to write & mail, the 2 0r 3 laundry that need to be done, the phone calls i have not returned yet, i wonder when they will still come in get the stork (i would love another family picture with it, the first ones did not turn out as good as i would have liked) which of the 5 birth announcements than i created will be the one we order & mail out ( they are all so stinking cute!) hoping that the trash wont stink in the morning ( i forgot to ask tommy to take it out) SERIOUSLY KATIE STOP THINKING AND GO TO SLEEP, NONE OF THIS IS IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO LOSE SLEEP…will tha lactation consultants at the hospital be able to help us since i suddenly stopped producing milk? i wish i would have made a list of pictures to take at the hospital there are some the baby book ask for that we dont have, which is so hard to imagine since we took almost a thousand…why did we not take any pictures on my first mothers day? is it because annabelle & i stayed in our pj’s & slept most of the day, it still would have made a cute picture… how come most of her newborn clothes are too big, she was not that small of a baby…i will leave this post with all my random thought of the night & try to get some sleep, i am sure feeding time will come before i know it…by the way is a pacifier better than a thumb?