Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas 2012

I know I have alot to update and I will soon but here are a couple pics from christmas to get you through..

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Job and other things

So my unemployment ran out in May, So unfortunately that meant I had to go find a job and quick. We could not live on one income for long, It took me about a month and going to a temp agency to find something.

This was the first time I have ever had to do that, but so far it has worked out well. The first job they placed me with I got. I love it so far, the hardest part of me going back to work is leaving my baby girl all day. Luckily my mom can watch her during the day so I do not need to worry about her in a daycare. I still miss her like crazy though, I was with her for the first 4 months of her life everyday and I am grateful I was able to do that.The good thing about my mom watching her is I get pictures and videos through out the day.

She is now 4 months old and getting a little personality. She is a great little baby who loves to smile and is starting to laugh.. She LOVES her jumperoo that we got her, it's her favorite thing.

She just went to the doctors last week for her 4 month well child check, and she is 11 pounds 7 oz, 22 1/2 inches long, yes she is a peanut, but a perfectly healthy peanut she is. She is in the 10th percentile on the growth charts. 

 This was taken at my cousins baby shower at the end of May, while she may look exactly like her daddy, she still has my eyes. I believe she will keep those beautiful blue eyes of hers.

I am looking forward to the milestones ahead, she is flipping over from her tummy to her back and sometimes from her back to tummy, I believe she will be sitting independently very soon. She has great balance when sitting on your lap. She is also starting to realize what toys are. Which is fun. 

More soon!

Shelly <3

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers day to all my Bloggy Friends!! I am enjoying my first Mothers day with my wonderful Baby Girl!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Yes we are still alive!

Yes we are still alive, sorry for the lack of posting.. It is hard to get online with a 3 month old who can't decide if she wants to nap or not..

Can you believe my baby girl is already 3 months old? It is crazy how time fly's.

She is the best baby. Well Since it has been almost 2 months since I posted last I have a lot to catch up on.

 She Turned 2 months old.

We went on a walk on the first nice day outside..

She had her First Easter, and Mommy tortured her with a Huge Flower Headband.. Though she really did not mind it..

She can make the funniest faces and she loves to smile.. And she looks just like her Daddy.. except her eyes.. She still *so far* has mommy's blue eyes..

She has daddy wrapped around her little finger, 

She is now a tummy time Champ, She could hold her head up really early, but now she is holding her self up really well.

and recently she turned 3 months old! I can't believe she is 3 months already. She is still a little peanut, just now starting to fit in 0-3 month clothes and most 3 month clothes. It's time to pack away some of the newborn sizes to make room for her bigger stuff. Which is sad and happy at once..

She is still tiny, her last doctors appointment at 2 months she was 8 pounds 7 oz. She has to be close to 10 pounds now, she def grew and feels heavier, She does not go to the doctor again until the end of may so I won't know for sure until then.

She really is a good baby though. She loves her sleep just like her momma, She is now sleeping in her own crib at night, and gets up maybe once to eat then right back to sleep. And sometimes she sleeps almost right through the night. 

She eats anywhere from 4-6 oz. And has started to baby talk, which is just adorable. As soon as I get the video downloaded from my phone I will upload it..

The Fisher Price factory is in our town, and a friend takes her kids there. She suggested I send Leighla's picture in and see. So I did and they have called her twice in one week to model for them. She could be picked to be on a box or in an online add. If she makes either a box or the add I will be sure to post the link to go see. 

She was amazing at it, even though all she had to do is lay there and look at something. The best part is when they call her in to take her photo they give her a $50 gift card to the Fisher Price store if they end up using her or not. So far she has made $100 in toys! Mommy and Daddy get to go pick them out.

So all in all being a Mommy is amazing and everything I thought it would be. Sure we have rough days babies can not be happy all the time, but I would say the Good far out weigh the bad.. I will try to update more now that she decides that naps are pretty good..

Unfortunately I have to go back to work this week.. As soon as I find a job that is.. My unemployment has run out and unfortunately we need the 2 incomes to survive. I have been with her every day since she has been born so I am pretty sad to have to leave her now and miss seeing her learn new things everyday..

I really wish I could just stay home with her.. but I can't at least my mom is watching her so she does not have to go to daycare. and Damien's mom will watch her when she can. Unfortunately when Leighla was about 3 weeks old her Fiance had a brain Aneurism which was pretty bad, They caught it before it burst but the surgery did a lot of damage and he is def not the same and needs 24/7 care. He is getting there slowly but it will be a long haul.

His mom has a lot on her plate right now with his care, She is defiantly doing her best.. we also got another baby in the family. Damien's Younger Brother had a little boy, So Little Anthony James (AJ) has joined the family. It will be fun to have the babies grow up together.. Christmas should be a fun time this year, with 2 babies in the mix.

Ok since this is long enough I will go for now.. But promised more updates soon!!

<3 Shelly ... and Leighla

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Her First Big Smiles!! Love that little face!!

Shelly <3

Friday, March 9, 2012

Pro Pic # 3

We got to pick up the CD with the 3 images today from the photographer.. Here is the last picture we also received...

3 weeks old

 I can't believe this was taken 3 weeks ago, and that I currently have a 6 week old! Where did those 6 weeks go???

Shelly <3

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pro Pic.. Sneak Peak #2

The Photographer just posted another sneak peak this morning.. We should be getting our pictures to choose from this Sunday.. But look at these gorgeous Eyelashes!!

I Absolutely Love this picture!!

Shelly <3

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I got a free offer in the mail for this book.. Can't wait to get it!

Monday, February 27, 2012

1 Month Old

Can you Believe it has been a whole month since I became a mom? It's hard at times esp when she won't sleep at night, but it's all worth it to see that little face everyday. She is growing everyday and learning more things.. I can not wait to see how her little personality emerges in the coming months.. 

I love that little face with all my being! 

Shelly <3

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Leighla's First Pro Pics..

I am sorry for my lack of posting.. Very hard to get online with a new baby.. But we got Leighla's Pictures done by a local photographer.. and she posted a sneak peak today.

This photographer did awesome considering our little peanut was not a cooperative subject at all.. She fussed the entire time, but you would never be able to tell with this picture.. Best of all we were part of a newborn promo she was doing and she did this photo shoot for free. We get to choose 3 pictures for free in 2 weeks,with the option to buy more if we want.  But I would Highly Recommend Candidly Inspired photography to any local people!

Shelly <3

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Beautiful Baby Girl...

I might just be a little biased, but isn't Leighla Beautiful!

I can't love her anymore then I do..

I swear more to come soon.. 

Shelly <3

Friday, February 3, 2012

Leighla's Nursery

As promised here are pictures of Miss Leighla's Room.. Now that it is all done!

Can you Believe that my Baby Girl is already 1 week old! One whole week! Where did it go? I am not sure.. Birth Story coming soon.. But in the meantime here are a couple more Leighla Pic's

One Week Old!!
My Little Wonder Woman
More Soon..

Shelly <3

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Leighla Marie Marino
Born January 27th 2012 
At 7:35am
Weighing in at 6 pounds 6.5 Oz
19 1/2 Inches Long

And perfect in every way!!

More to Come Later! She is my world Already!