Francy is 3 months!

Hey friends!! How are you? It has been kind of crazy around here lately. Our little girlie turned 3 months on Sunday, which just happened to be our 6th wedding anniversary too! Jonny and I have been together 12 and a half years and I can’t believe we have already been married for 6 years.. time is just flying by. And now my little baby is already 3 months… does that mean I don’t have a newborn anymore? Yall, my heart cannot handle it. I need her to stop growing right now. But, I will say, each day gets more fun with her and she has really become so much more aware this last month, which has been really cute. She has started really noticing and following the doggies which is too sweet.

This dress was my sister’s dress when she was a little girl.

We took her for a check up last week and she was almost 13 lbs and in the 76 percentile for weight… LOL… let’s just say this girlie has come a long way from the 10th percentile when she was born… she likes to eat!! Her little chunky arms and legs just kill me. 🙂

My mom has been in town the last week and yall, it has been so wonderful. We are sending Mimi a formal invitation to move in with us. LOL. She just loves little Francy and is the biggest help with her. We are so so lucky.

I officially went back to work last week, which is so bittersweet. I can’t believe my maternity leave has come to an end, but I am excited to be back in a routine and on a schedule. My mom has been here helping us with the transition. I work from home (prior to covid) and my husband is working from home (due to covid) so it hasn’t been too big of an adjustment. Next week we have a nanny starting to watch Francy each day while we work so it will be really nice to have her with us all day so I can sneak some kisses. I don’t think I would be able to go into an office every and leave her… I know that is just so so hard on new mommas. I am very fortunate for our situation right now.

I am still breastfeeding (and pumping so others can give her bottles) and she loves it. She likes the breast, but is fine with a bottle too. I feel really fortunate that breastfeeding has been going well for us. It is quite exhausting, but I know it doesn’t last forever so I am counting my blessings for now. I think I may write a whole post on this because it is quite the hot topic these days so let me know if you have any breastfeeding specific questions… I am far from an expert, but happy to share my experience.
Francy’s personality is really starting to shine! She still loves her snoo bassinet, the doggies, the boob, eating, bathtime, walks, car rides (only if we are constantly moving), momma’s voice, the tv (don’t judge me :)), and fans are still a huge hit.

She will just lay on her little play mat and stare at the fan while I workout.. it is wonderful. 🙂 Doggies always nearby… ha!

She loves to snuggle us in our bed before it is time to go night night. It is the sweetest time of the day. The biggest change this month was her sleeping!!! She has been officially sleping through the night the last 2 or 3 weeks… I can’t remember, I am still trying to catch up on my sleep. 😉 She typically goes to bed around 9 (give or take an hour) and sleeps until around 6 (give or take an hour) so usually about 8 to 9 hours straight and wakes up to eat (I breastfeed her at this feeding) then goes back to bed until 8:30 or 9am. She just dropped her midnight and 3am feeding all in the same week and we are all loving it. 😉 I have no tips or tricks… we just follow her schedule for now and that has been working great. I was wondering how I was going to survive another night of not sleeping and then all of a sudden she just slept through the night.

Francy loves her Mimi!!

Jon planned a date night for us last week and had our friends babysit and we went to a nice dinner on the riverwalk. It was so nice to have a night to ourselves.

My mom dresses Francy up everyday. She finally has enough hair for a bow. My real life baby doll I always dreamed of. 🙂

Francy got to go to her first high school football game and you guys, she loved it so much. She just watched the cheerleaders and loved looking around the entire time. She was so happy. She is now able to just sit in our laps and hold her head up by herself.

My mom had never been to Austin so last Saturday we took a day trip down there and got a nice lunch and then went on a little boat cruise. It was a nice little getaway.

Francy enjoyed the cruise too! 😉

Then we came home and were all exhausted. Ha! I told you she loves our bed. 🙂

Francy doesn’t dislike much (she is a very easy baby, thank you Lord!!!) and actually enjoys tummy time most of the time. She dislikes sitting still, waiting for a bottle, or being cold after the bath – hey, I do too. 😉

That is all for now! I will leave you with this funny picture of Francy in this outfit my sister wore as a baby. As you can tell, we are all about the throw back outfits!! Too much fun!!

Another wonderful month with our girl and we just love every moment with her. She is just the sweetest thing and I can’t wait to see the fun changes this next month will bring!

We are home!!

Good morning!! I hope you are all doing well! We finally made it home from our almost month long tour from Texas to Florida to Georgia to Tennessee and finally back to Texas. We had a blast, but there is just nothing like coming home and getting in your own bed. Ahhh!

I wanted to share a few more pictures from the rest of our trip to visit family!

My mother-in-law got Francy her first (of many) tutus! We had the best time dressing her up… little girls are so much fun! I think she liked it! 😉

I bought this little floaty ring for Francy and yall, she is obsessed. She is our little fishy and loves bath time now. It’s soo cute. She just spins around and kicks off the edge of the tub.

This is motherhood summed up perfectly. Loving life and exhausted… and a baby attached to me 24/7. Wouldn’t have it any other way. Francy is slowly but surely becoming a lake baby. We gotta start her young. 😉

If you follow me on instagram you probably already saw this, but my mom and I took the dogs and baby doll on a walk. Well… someone (me) forgot to charge the baby’s stroller fan and she was getting too hot in the stroller so I had to carry her home (nursing her the whole way) and Tito was too tired so my mom put him in the stroller. We are a literal circus over here. 🙂

Somebody had a little (BIG) accident and had to get a sink bath by Mimi one morning. LOL.

My little doll baby.

My girlie got to meet our very good family friend, Jeanne and it was so so special. They are 95 years apart!! Such a great day.

Francy got to meet my two besties too! Nothing sweeter than seeing your friends with your baby. It really is the best. Francy has become more and more interested in the dogs. The other day she just watched them play fetch and it is so fun to see her become more aware of them.

The doggies have started to like her too… I think. 😉

This picture cracks me up… they are both like… REALLY MOM?!?!

Everyone has asked me how Francy did on all the long car rides (the longest was our trip back from Nashville to San Antonio (14 hours) and I am not sure if we are just lucky but she absolutely loves the car and is an angel on car rides. She just fussed every few hours when she got hungry, but that was it! I pumped along the way so I could just give her bottles so we didn’t have to stop more for nursing and this worked really well for us. Each time we did stop I took her out to stretch and change her diaper. She slept 90% of every car ride and still slept well those nights too.

My favorite time of day is after dinner and her bath we just sit in my bed and chat about our day. I just think it’s so cute when she sits in the big bed. She just stares at the ceiling fan (still her favorite thing ever) and coos.

I do love her grumpy sassy face too. 🙂
This is my last week of maternity leave and I am soaking it up. Avoiding my to-do list and spending every minute with my sweet little pea!

I hope you all have the best week – I sure am!!! XOXOXO