Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

July 4th will always be special to us, because that's the day I got my first positive pregnancy test in 2010! I cannot believe it's been a year since we found out we were going to be parents--my, how things have changed in the past 12 months! We spent 4th of July 2010 celebrating with friends and family, knowing that we had a little secret who would be joining us about 9 months later. This year, we have a 3 1/2-month old baby girl who got to ride in her first Grand Forks Sertoma Kids Parade today! She didn't win her category, but we're pretty sure it was rigged, because the baby who won didn't even have a decked-out stroller! (No, we're not biased at all!) :-p

Before I get to the pictures, I just wanted to make note that bedtime has become a challenge. (And that's putting it lightly!) Zoey has always been so good to take her bedtime bottle, let me lay her in her crib, turn on her Sleep Sheep, and that's that. She doesn't make a peep until she gets hungry about 8-9 hours later. that she can roll, I put her in her crib, and she immediately rolls onto her tummy. If she's not exhausted, then she decides it's playtime, and wants to play on her tummy, and then when she gets tired of that, she fusses for Mama to come rescue her. Silly girl! (Rinse and repeat about 3 times.) After about the third instance of all that, she has worked up another appetite, so I have to top her off with another small feeding, and then, if we're lucky, she's tired enough that I can lay her in her crib and she'll go right to sleep. She still flips over on her tummy most nights, but at least she stays there and sleeps. I know I shouldn't complain because she's still a great sleeper, but I do miss the nights when bedtime was a 5-minute process instead of an hour or more!

Okay, on to the pictures...we had beautiful weather for Zoey's first 4th of July (well, technically her second...but first outside of the womb!), and I think she enjoyed riding around in a blinged-out stroller for the day! The parade was led in (and judged) by the Forx Sugar Beaters, our local roller derby team that I not-so-secretly want to join!


  1. Love Zoey's bow! Also love that smile! We have a similar problem with Brady now and sleep, he definitely fusses more/takes longer to get to sleep because of the wanting to sleep on his tummy thing. I think they just have more trouble getting comfy! Here's hoping they both make the adjustment soon! Happy Fourth, looks like you guys had a great time!

  2. Awesome bow! She DEFINITELY should have won!
    Here's to short, sweet bedtime routines for all! =)