Monday, March 31, 2008

What a nice weekend

Miley had her final baby shower combined with Henry on Saturday, it was a nice shower, fun games, great food, and lots of gifts! Everyone is so generous and thoughtful, we really appreciate all of the love. Family is great!

Miley is going to be the best dressed girl on the block, that's for sure! And she got some really fun toys! Thanks to Taylor's aunts- Jodi, Sue and Rayleen for hosting such a beautiful shower!

Taylor's Grandma got Miley her very own rocking chair- this holds a special place in my heart as my grandparents always gave rocking chairs for their grand kids and I have a rocking chair very similar to Miley's that was actually my sister Nikki's. I'm going to paint Miley's name on her chair so she will know that that chair will always be only her's. I got the cutest picture of her sitting in it all by herself- I'll try to get it posted tonight.

Thanks again to our wonderful family. We love you all very much!

Friday, March 28, 2008

No Blow outs!!

I know I shouldn't speak too soon- but we have had 3 days in a row with no blow outs!! Good job Miley! I think her bowels are starting to mature- no more of this huge, all of a sudden, massive pooping fest that has so much power behind it it just shoots straight up her back, or out the front! :) Every day I pick her up expecting her to be in her extra outfit- but not this week! YEAH! Less laundry for me to do! For this week anyway.... :)

But she has had her first little stuffy nose this week- nothing serious- just kind of stuffy and I suck out a lot of snot in the mornings, this morning it seemed to be getting better- she didn't wake herself up choking on her mucus or having a hard time breathing through the snot, so hopefully she is getting over it. She hates her booger sucker- but I think she is figuring out that if she'll let me use it she can breath much better when I'm done as she is starting to tolerate it better now.

She has her last baby shower tomorrow, combined with Henry and Shelly- I'll post some pictures later this weekend. :) Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Daddy Day Care

Taylor has one more day of spring break, today, and he didn't have baseball practice so he got to stay home with Miley all day!

I LOVE it when he is home with her because I get cute pictures like these all day long! AND I got to talk to her too! Taylor was changing her diaper and he set his phone on speaker right next to her and she was telling me all kinds of stories about what she had been doing all day! It was so cute!

And notice in these pictures- she's in 3 different outfits.... one is her pj's and one we call it the poop outfit- we've tried to wear it twice now and she always seems to have a blow out very shortly after we put it on her!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

What a fun Weekend

Saturday was the Boogie to Beat Breast Cancer and we had a wonderful time! Miley was a trooper and was a happy girl all night! We ended up with our fire bowl! So we were pretty excited! Here is a nice little family photo!

And Miley with Daddy, look at those beautiful blue eyes!

And Sunday, of course, was Easter and it was full of family and food. The Easter Bunny came to our house and filled Miley's basket with goodies.

The Angel is her favorite, you push her belly and it says the Now I lay me down to sleep prayer and then ends with Amen and Miley loves that part- she gets all excited! It's so darn cute!

Miley got to play with all of her little cousins today. Here is Henry, Landon and Miley.

And Rowan, Maddox and Miley

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Smiley Miley

Happy Easter

We took Miley downtown to see the Easter Bunny this morning. All this darn snow makes it hard to believe that it is Easter- so we bundled her up in her snow suit, she looked so darn cute! Someone from the Beacon was down there and took a picture of her and the bunny- he said she is the youngest one to come and visit the Easter Bunny- guess we'll see if she is in the paper this next week! That will be fun to save in her baby book!

And they also gave Miley a number and we went downtown to find her Easter treat! I told her that I would help her out and eat all of her candy so she can taste it through the breastmilk! :)

Miley in her Chair

I thought it would be fun to set up Miley's highchair just to see how she would do in it, and little did I know that it's perfect for her, I should have set it up awhile ago! She LOVED hanging out in it while we made breakfast! We got one of the chairs that you can attach to your own dining room chair, it's such a space saver- and fun to have her sit at the table with us while we eat. What a big girl she is getting to be! I love seeing her do new things every day! It's so amazing how she can change over night.

Friday, March 21, 2008

March with Miley

As I promised- here are a few photos from this month.

I love this picture- we were at Ben and Bekki's house and she wanted to just hang out in her car seat as I made it all snuggly with blankets and she grabbed her blanket and snuggled right up with it. I think she is going to have a blankie (binky) just like mommy still does! Yes- I still sleep with my binky every night- I just love it too much!

Here is Miley playing and smiling.

I went to go help set up for the Boogie to Beat Breast Cancer and Miley was happy playing with some toys in the car seat- this was the first time I had ever done this and she loved it- so I had to get a picture.

Then Noah showed up and Miley and Noah decided they wanted to be apart of all the action helping set up- so here they are, just 'hanging' out!

And as you all know we had a March snow storm- at least both Taylor and I had the day off so we got to stay at home- but for some reason- when we get house-bound I kind of go crazy! At least Miley was having a sleey day (slept for 9 hours and took a 3 hour nap!) So mommy got the house all cleaned while daddy shoveled and then we took a good long nap!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Nothing New....

So- I know it has been over a week since my last post- nothing really new has been going on. This week is Taylor's Spring Break- although he does have baseball practice in the morning, in case you didn't know, he was offered the 9th grade head coaching position in Hastings and has accepted along with his buddy Eck as his assistant.

Tomorrow, Friday, we both have off so it will be fun to lounge around the house with Miley, and I guess I should probably clean it too! And what a better day to be around the house with all of this snow that is suppose to come- Today is the First Day of Spring- so what's up with that?

Saturday is a BIG DAY- first off- Miley is going to visit the Easter Bunny at 10am downtown at the Library- I'm so excited! :) (one day she will be too)--And It's Boogie to Beat Breast Cancer- so don't forget! There are SOO many VERY NEAT items in the silent auction-- Taylor and I have to decide on what items we want to keep our eyes on! :) We really like that fire bowl- SO STAY AWAY! :) LOL! HAHAHA!!! And we are looking forward to Miley listening to her first live band and dancing the night away with Mommy and Daddy- it should be a wonderful evening!

Then Sunday is Miley's first Easter! Her Easter basket is all ready to go and sitting on the table waiting for the Easter Bunny to visit it. It will be a fun day full for food and family.

Miley changes every day and is getting so smart! I will try to get a video of her tomorrow smiling and giggling- it's very cute! :)

Happy First Day of Spring! :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Miley's First Walk

We took advantage of the BEAUTIFUL weather we had yesterday and brought Miley on her first walk. She was all bundled up in her snow suit and cozy in her blanket-- It looked so comfy I wish I could have laid there! She slept through the whole walk but I think the fresh air did her good- she just has this new glow to her skin now. :)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Play Date

Miley had a shower on Sunday and it was her first play date with a play group- and it was all girls!!!

Miley (2 months) was pooped and slept for most of the play time. Katherine Stay (4 months) was full of stories and smiles, like always. Sophie Sjoquist (6 months) was rolling all over the place and Addison Miller (11 months) was showing off all her new tricks!

We did manage to get all the girls on the couch for a great photo! They are all so beautiful!

Miley meets Henry

We went to visit Henry on Friday. He's so cute and tiny! Miley is 2 months and 2 days older then him and double his size- he's 6 lbs 5 oz and Miley is 12 lbs 11 oz. It's so crazy how much she has grown in the past two months. It's already hard to remember her being small like that.

It's going to be so much fun having a cousin the same age, I'm sure they'll be the best of friends!

Taylor, the proud Daddy and Uncle

Friday, March 07, 2008

Brendon and Shelly

Henry Kenneth Pagel

Born at 10:20am, Friday, March 7,2008
6lbs 5oz and 19inches long
Every one is doing great- he is so tiny!

Miley is exactly double him at 12 lbs 11 oz!

I'll get pictures up this weekend!

1:55pm- 6lbs 5 oz 19 inches long--- no name yet....

10:50amAll I know is that it's a boy.......

Quick update:
9:50am They are going to be doing a c-section around 10:30ish- or so.... the medicine they gave her last night to try to soften things made the babies heart rate drop so the doctor said it is time for a c-section--- stay tuned for the announcement info...

Taylor's Tacky Day

Isn't he cute! I like to call him Uncle Eddy! (Christmas Vacation)

Today at school is Tacky Day and a group of young teachers, like Taylor, all really get into the themed days. The best part of the day is when Taylor walked outside to get in his car- living along 19 we get a lot of traffic that drive by in the morning- he said to me- why is everyone looking at me!!! I said- how can they NOT look at you!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

2 Month Check Up

Today was Miley's 2 month check up and Dr. Heilman said she is a PERFECT baby and he doesn't say that that often! Every thing about her checked out wonderfully! And boy has she grown! She's 23 inches long and 12 lbs 11.5 oz! He said for her length she weighs just right. She's in the 90th percentile in all of her measurements. She was such a happy baby while she was getting checked out! And he asked how she was sleeping and I proudly stated that she has slept through the night for almost 2 weeks now getting 7 hours of sleep all through the night and he said that is just awesome and I must be full of the good stuff for her to be as healthy as she is and be able to go that long through the night.

After the check up came the shots. She first had some Tylenol then her oral medication and then two shots in one leg and one in the other. She turned bright red and screamed at the top of her lungs but then I nursed her right afterwards and that made everything better. So all in all it was a good appointment and I was so happy to hear that my perfect little girl really is perfect! :)
We just took this picture tonight, she sticks her tounge out all the time like I use to do! And I think I can offically say that my newborn is an infant! She is growing so fast!

And Joey just loves her- he is so good with her- she wanted a 'doggy' back ride!

We doggy sat for two nights this week for Bob's dog Maddie. She is so well behaved- her and Joey had a great time and it was fun having her here. Today I got to work from home for a few hours so I could be home with Miley after her appointment and so I laid Miley down in her pack and play in the office and Joey and Maddie came in the office too and Joey slept on the love seat and Maddie slept on the floor right next to him- it was so darn cute in here I couldn't even stand it! And I got a lot of work done- it was great!

As I'm sure you've seen on Shelly and Brendon's page that LP should be here soon- so I hope my next post will be of Miley and her new little cousin!

Monday, March 03, 2008

2 Months Old

I can't believe that my little girl is going to be 2 months old on the 5th already!! That just amazes me! Miley is getting so fun. She changes by the day! Miley's new accomplishments at month 2 include:

Sleeping through the night!! In bed by 9-9:30 and asleep by 9:30-10 and sleeps until 5am when our alarm clock goes off.

Falling asleep on her own- we follow the put her 'Down Awake' method where we let her get her energy out close to bed time- then I change her diaper and give her a little snack and then she's tired but still awake and we just lay her down in her crib so she can put herself to sleep. She doesn't cry at all- we turn on her Turtle- it plays music and lights blink and little fish swim around- and it puts her right to sleep!

Smiling a lot more when you talk to her- this is my favorite- now you know she is listening to you when you talk.

Laughing- she's only done this a few times- Taylor's heard her twice and I finally heard her once, it was so cute. When you play with her sometimes she gets so excited and you know she wants to laugh but it just won't quite come out all the way all the time yet.

Interacting- she loves to lay on the floor while you talk, sing, and give her toys.

Books- Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? Is her FAVORITE book- I love to see how excited she gets when we take it out, she really likes to look at the pictures now.

Holding up her head is getting better- she'll hold it up for a little while if you sit her up- she can't quite lift it off the ground when she is laying on her tummy but she's working on it- she is just like Tigger she sucks on things- so when I lay her on her tummy she sucks on her blankets- it's the weirdest thing. I've now started putting toys out in front of her and she'll try to lift her head so she can see them- so this skill is still a work in progress.

Singing Songs- she likes Patty Cake, Itsy Bitsy Spider and You Are My Sunshine.

This is the cute outfit that Daddy dressed Miley in all by himself when he stayed home with her for my first week back at work.

Playing in the bouncy seat!

Sitting Pretty

Miley and Nana

I just love her in her little winter hat!

Miley and her Godmother, Bekki

Miley's got a full belly- she looks satisfied!

Playing with my new friend Sophie Sjoquist- Sophie thought Miley tasted pretty good and Miley thought that was pretty funny!

Miley LOVES her Rainforest bouncy seat- she loves to stare at it!

OK- I know this picture didn't turn out the clearest but it is just too darn cute to not post- doesn't she look like a little person sitting there next to daddy! It makes me laugh!

Miley goes for her 2 month check up and shots on the 6th- I'll let you know how that goes. I weighed her last night on my scale- you know- weighed myself then weighed again while holding her- so unoffically- she weights 13.4 pounds already!!! Momma's milk is doing her good!