Sunday, May 30, 2010

Thankful to be Wrong

I never thought I would ever enjoy being wrong .... well I was wrong about that! and this ...

Clover has been doing so well ... we hadn't seen a doctor for awhile and I started getting antsy. Clover's urine has started smelling, but I thought maybe it was just me. Then it got so stinky that I knew I wasn't being paranoid. So we called the doctor and he let us come see him just a couple hours later.

Does this look like a girl with an infection?? I don't think so!


He didn't even have to sample the urine, he told us since it's an "open system" it will have a smell but as long as she eats, isn't fussy, and has no fever she is fine. WHOO! And as soon as he looked at it I felt much more at ease, it was good just to let him see it and tell me it was normal. PHEW.

Clover said her first word : Uh Oh. Not on purpose or else she'd be a genius and I'd sell her to science ... JUST KIDDING! Please don't call child services on me :) Here's a preview. don't mistake Brian's "uh oh" for Clover's . hope you can tell the difference!

Clover also helped daddy fix his engine on his Mustang, I think he needs a baby boy.

Coming up next in the Irby's lives:
Visit to Arizona leaving tomorrow morning at 1am(so Clover sleeps the majority of the time in the car, it's a 7 hour drive), to see Great Grandma (GG)
Introduction to solids starting in June
First plane ride - to Georgia in July where she will get to meet all her new baby friends (our friend's babies)

we got a busy summer ahead ... hopefully I'll be better at updating! And to end this full update, here is a picture of Clover falling over . enjoy .

Thursday, May 20, 2010

5 Months & counting

. 14lbs 6oz . 26in .


sits up alone
says "ohhhh"
army crawls in circles
she can go from lying on stomach to up on her knees and hands (see picture below) and then lunge forward
recognizes her name

It has been 6 weeks since we have been in a hospital!! A record since she has been born! Looks like the surgery is working so far. Praise God!

This year was my "official mothers day". It was awesome. Clover got me a gift certificate to get my hair done. I did get it cut pretty short, Clover likes to pull my hair out and chew on it, so I had to do something! :)

Nothing else is really new, I find it hard to update these days because for once since Clover has been born we have a somewhat normal life! So now Im trying to figure out a schedule. I have so many things I want to do, read my bible, catch up on bible studies, clean, cook, work out, paint the next bedroom, hang out with friends .... the list goes on and on ...... So now I just need to figure out when I can do all this stuff!

Clover is doing great. She just had her 2nd set of shots which went well. The pediatrician was surprised at how "high strung" she is, said she acted like a 9 month old. Clover is CONSTANTLY moving, not one for cuddling or just sitting with mommy, and she is VERY observant. I need to be extra careful with how I act or what I say around her, she is going to be a smarty. Next month we start solids, that will be interesting.

Her favorite toy is Huckleberry (our littlest dog), fortunately he likes her too. He'll get a shock when she's finally able to crawl after him, see, she likes to grab his hair too.

Clover was dedicated at church on Sunday night, which is pretty much a parent dedication, to raise our child up in the Bible and in the church. I have been going to Calvary since I was 3 years old. I have watched countless children get dedicated, and now it is my turn! I love our church family!!

Hopefully I will have more to update you all with, but Im praying it wont be because we have trials going on!!! I would like to update with more good news from now on :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lets Catch Up

So sorry it's been awhile. My computer was in the "shop" for about a week and I just about went crazy without it! Then it came back and my in-laws were in town so I had no time.

BUT I'm back! so whats new with you?

What's new with me? well, here we go ...

Another Disneyland trip! Whoooo! We were caught in a fishing net, saw the pixar parade (which was awesome) and Clover wanted her picture taken in front of the C and the A of the CALIFORNIA sign. She's already so independent. We met Mickey and Pluto ... Clover thought Mickey tasted VERY tasty.

Clover got a new car ... she's so spoiled already.

I decided to paint our room and the baby room. I like to paint and not to brag but I think I'm very good at it. I can do it fast and neat. But, I have never tried painting a room while being a mommy. SO HARD! It took me four whole days to do one room! But after that we got a new bed and did a little photo shoot with Clo Clo.

The biggest news in our household is .....

Brian graduated ... YAAAAYYYY

We decided that he would not go on for another degree, so we are officially done-zo. Brian's mom, dad, brother and maw maw flew out. This was the first time Maw Maw and Michael met Clover, so it was very busy and exciting having them here.

And not only that but Clover went to her first birthday party for her cousin Ben. They had a huge bounce house and a monkey head cake. It was a ton of fun, I think Brian and I had more fun in the bounce house than Clo.

Pretty much this has been such a busy weekend, I'm exhausted just thinking about it. And now you are up to date, and as for me I will be keeping up with the posts now I have a computer and I'm going to go rest!

In the words of Bill and Ted ... "Be excellent to each other and party on dudes"