Monday, November 29, 2010

What starts as one thing ends as another.

I had every intention of writing this post to relieve all the stress and frustration I've had with Sage this past week but have always tried to steer away from venting about things she does that drive me crazy and try to focus on the positive. So here I sat on my dairy-aire contemplating what to write when I decided to look at my bajillion pictures of Sage. It's amazing how I can be so frustrated with this little human and then look at a picture like the one above and my heart immediately softens.
I find myself crying, not from frustration, but from the pure joy and love I have for my little sugar bean. This picture was taken on my mom's birthday when Sage was 3 days old. I love the perfectness of her skin, the shape of her face, and the peaceful look on her face. I can honestly say I love this little girl more than words can express. Even through the tantrums she throws, the sleepless nights lately, and the inconsolable crying; I Love Her. While my mind is overwhelmed by, "What do you need?", my heart is overwhelmed with an unconditional love that allows me to pace the floors with her, cry for her pain, and do everything in my power to make the hurting and sickness go away.
My mom used to tell me that there was no greater love than the love you have for your child and I never fully got it. I get it now mom. I now know how my mom made it through hell and back with 2 children and still manages to love us every day..because I'd do the same for my Sage and then some.
So what started out as a post of venting has now turned into this whole teary-eyed novel about how much I love my daughter. I think I'll go to bed now on such a good note and remember to read this post tomorrow when I'm about to pull my hair out. :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

who knew...

....that these could cause so much pain and misery?

P.S. These are not my child's teeth..but Sage is sprouting her upper right fang tooth..poor girl.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Miserable Days, Sleepless Nights.

Remember this Sage?...

Because of this..
"cold bug"

If Sage doesn't have your undivided attention, she has been this for the past 3 days..

and so she's sporting this new look..

deemed appropriate by mother and father...

Think anyone would mind if I jumped in their suitcase to Hawaii??

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pictures, new toys and such..

Just a few pictures today. Enjoy!

Playing with the was all mangled and mashed when she got done with I care?..nope!

Sage's newest trick...and favorite toy. She'll bend her body all kinds of awkward to get to the wipes box :)

Think she was pooped?

This picture is mainly for Corrin. See how much she spits up? All that white garb is spit up! day the torture will end!

Sage started out on the blanket facing the opposite direction..somehow she ended up over there and in Love with that {stupid} box.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Have you ever hated one thing more than anything else imaginable? This is how I feel about laundry. I absolutely hate it. I hate washing it, I hate drying it, and I really hate folding it and putting it away..there..I feel better now. Well, sort of. I still have laundry to wash and fold..anyone else feel this way?

Friday, November 5, 2010

5 Months

I can't believe Sage is already 5 months old. I look at her and think to myself, "Where did my baby go?" She's already growing by leaps and bounds which makes me thrilled to see her thriving..but some days I wish she was still that tiny little 2 eyed bundle I brought home from the hospital. So far she's grown 7 1/2 inches and doubled in's her current stats.

Weight: To be determined..later today..when she's not sleeping. It's at least 12 lbs. 5 oz.

Length: 26 1/2 inches.

Bright eyed beauty..she's obviously still kinda sleepy.

This past month Sage has all of a sudden decided she doesn't really like to be rocked to sleep..tear..she just likes to be laid down, fuss for a minute, and put herself to sleep. It makes me sad to think that my cuddlin days are almost over with this sweet little stink. She loves reaching over her shoulders to knock the wipes off the changing table, she loves her exersaucer, and she loves squash.

This month we went to the pumpkin walk and out to dinner afterwards..i'm bummed that I didn't get a picture of her all bundled..but I have one of her all bundled from our walk we went on the other day that will have to do.

To say I have been blessed with an excellent baby would be an understatement. Granted, Sage is very picky with who she goes to and if she doesn't want to be with you she'll let you know..but she naps for 2 hours usually each nap, and she sleeps so good at night. Last night we put her to bed at 10:00 and didn't even hear a peep out of her until 8:45 this morning...she is definitely her mother's daughter when it comes to sleep. She also has decided that she loves food. She'll snarf down 7oz. without even giving it a thought and will eat a jar of food along with it. I love that she's eating so much now..maybe she'll actually get out of the 20th percentile in weight..crossing our fingers for a chubby baby one day :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Holstein Halloween..MOO!

Cutest little cow you ever did see?...I think so..
Thanks mom for the udder trick or treat bag..we loved it!

This year Quinn and I went to a murder mystery dinner that some of our friends hosted. Quinn's character was a broadway hit Frankenstein and mine was a clairvoyant Gypsy who could speak to the dead. I ended up getting murdered in the end by Hannibal Schecter who wanted my heart..crazy? yes. Fun? Definitely.

Hope you all had a HaPpY HaLLoWeEn!