Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Lilliana!

Today is my daughters first birthday! Oh where has the last year gone? I vividly remember giving birth to her yesterday. lol Its the weirdest feeling for me to go to bed with an infant and to wake up to a "toddler". This is my last time I get to have a 1st Birthday. Anyways here are my memories of the last year.

At 8:45 pm Lilliana Marie was born at 8lbs and 20 inches of beauty. It was love at first site for both Daddy and I. She took to nursing like a champ and didnt unlatch all night long. She started out as a very clingy baby and still is. lol She hasnt stopped amazing me every day. She was 4 months old when she started crawling. Cruising by 5 1/2 months, said her first "word" at 6 months and hasnt slowed down. She is the most energetic baby girl you will ever meet. She is strong willed and independent when she wants to be. She hates cosleeping as much as I love it. Bath time is her favorite time of the day. If you have food chances are she's going to want it. She has a mind of her own and her own favorites. She loves the Disney Princess stuff and abolutely loves Tinkerbell and the other Disney Fairies. Dollies and anything with balls is sure to be something that will keep her occupied for hours.
Mommy and Daddy couldnt be more Proud of her. Shes deffinantly wonour hearts over just like her big brother. :) She's her Daddys Little Girl and her Momma's Princess.

Here's she is in the first few minutes of life.



Here's my Birthday Girl!
1 year old,Birthday,Portrait

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Gettiner ready for deployment

My husbands second deployment is coming up on a quickly. Within the next few months he'll be gone more and more for training and then gone for a good 6-12 months. Last time was easy I was pregnant and had a baby 3 months after he left this time I have a 2.5-3 y/o and a 1 y/o. We were stationed stateside where I knew where everything was and could drive the 18 hours home if I would have wanted to, this time I'm in a whole different country where I know where some stuff is and cant go home on a whime.
Now dont get me wrong I'm not complaining about deployment at all. I knew what I was getting myself into when I married a soldier. I just hate having to be a single mom. I hate seeing my kids be without their Daddy and I know that Edward will constantly ask for him while he's gone. What do I say to a heartbroken 2 (well 2 or 3 y/o) when they ask when Daddy's coming home? You know thats going to be hard. But I respect and love my husbands courage. He is our Hero without a doubt. :)
I'm going to take this deployment as a chance to learn more about myself and my family. I'm going to take the time to go home to the states on a Military flight to save money. I'm going to work on being a better mother to Edward and Lilliana, a better wife to Anthony, a better daughter and sister to my family at home. and to be a better daughter/sister in law to Anthonys family. I'm going to work on my photography skills more and hopefully work on building up studio equipment for when we move home.