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Friday, December 23, 2011

Have yourself a very Merry Christmas!

The Barron Family wishes you a VERY MERRY Christmas with your loved ones! What an exciting time of year it is! We are so blessed to be parents to an amazing little girl. We love her so much and we can't wait to celebrate her very first christmas!

Bristol Elaine Barron wishes you a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 12, 2011


cry it out.
that's what we are doing around these neck of the woods. i bit the bullet and decided miss bristol needed to cry it out. at first, i hated the thought of it, i really did. but the more i thought about it, i decided this would be best for her and for me. you see, from day 1, she has been swaddled and rocked to sleep once she was asleep she was then transfered to her swing.sometimes it would take me over an hour to rock her and for her to STAY asleep. this was hard on me because i needed to get this done like school work, etc. she still sleeps in her swing. yes i know, some of you are clinching your jaw thinking, " your almost 4 month old still sleeps in her swing". in the beginging this was the only way bristol would sleep, being rocked or in her swing. she starting sleeping through the night at exactly 10 weeks of age. so why would i stop doing the things that were working? in the back of mind, i knew at some point i was going to have to stop swaddling and putting her in the swing. everyday i would have the mind set, " today is the today where we stop swaddling and start sleeping in her crib. yeah, those days didn't happen.... UNTIL TODAY. as i type this, bristol is crying in her crib wearing her sleep sack. no swaddling no swing. oh my, what am i going to do?

will i still have a baby that sleeps through the night? is this totally going to throw everything out of whack? my prayer is that it doesn't but let's get real here. i know this is going to mess some things up. my sweet baby is spoiled, this i know. bristol is not used to laying flat, she is usually always propped up, whether if thats in her swing, lamb chair, nap nanny, carseat... you get the jist. my prayer is that she transitions nicely to her crib.

i'm not gonna lie, i really do miss rocking her and nursing her. those are sweet moments that i wish cherish forever. i enjoyed spending some one on one time with my sweet angel baby but i know this CIO method is best for both of us. little girl has to learn to fall asleep without being swaddling or swaying back and forth. i already told myself with my next child, that i might tweak a few things when it comes to sleep habits. also, my next child will not be held 24/7 like bristol has been. she is the first grandbaby on both sides so i can understand how everyone wants to hold her but it has put a damper on a few things. and by damper i mean, everything. ha! no really, it's been tough. she didn't want to be on her playmat, she didn't want to sit in any of her chairs - all she wanted was someone to hold her. she actually prefers to be held while you stand up. she isn't a fan of you sitting down and holding her. i dont get it but thats what she likes. she is quite picky :) she has gotten a lot better has she is getting older. for example, today, she sat in her nap nanny for 3 episodes of the mickey mouse club house. she LOVES that show and it's precious. this allowed me to take a shower, eat some cereal, take the dogs out, and a few other little tasks i needed to do. she is growing up and its right before my eyes.

my baby will be 4 months old december 15th. where has the time gone? she gets more fun everyday. it seems like she masters a new trick every week. she is now sticking her tongue out and its the cutest thing. she is also now sucking her pointer finger and thumb at the same time. she will do it on both hands too. i was a thumb sucker, so we will see what becomes of this. she likes her paci but doesn't NEED it. she needs it more for her to fall asleep and then she will spit it out while sleeping. i like that she isn't dependent upon it.

I took some christmas photos the other day of bristol. the 2 in this post are just a few of what i captured. i might be bias, but my baby is so beautiful. i am so blessed to have her in my life and i cant wait to spend christmas with her and my family!

i hope all of you are doing well. enjoy your holiday season with your family!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

girod family

I had so much fun with the cute little Girod family this past Friday. Bethany contacted me to take pictures for the christmas cards this year. I was beyond excited because that meant I got to see Bristol's future husband, Max. Of course Betho and I talked wedding plans after the shoot was done. I'm not kidding.

Bethany and I grew up together, since elementary/middle school. She is a twin and Kayla came to the shoot as well, oh excuse me, Aunt KK :) We had some fun times growing up!

So here are just a few pics from their shoot!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

my favorite time of the year, christmas!

Hi Friends! Hope you are all doing well. I am so excited about this post. Why you ask? Well, because Tiny Prints is offering 50 free christmas cards to bloggers! Woohoo! this makes me so happy because I am dead broke and what is better than free? Umm... nothing!

I really can't believe christmas is right around the corner! This year has flown by, especially since having Bristol. She will be 4 months old December 15, can't believe it! I am so looking forward to spending time with my family this holiday season. Although Bristol isn't quite aware of what is going on, I am more than excited to spend this holiday season with my sweet girl. Starting new traditions and following old traditions, that is what this momma is all about. We are beyond blessed to have a healthy and happy baby girl.

Ok- back to the christmas cards. Like I said Tiny Prints is offering 50 free cards, that's just amazeballs to me! Yeah, I said amazeballs. It's my new word. You should try it. This holiday season I itching to pick out a super cute christmas card along with taking a super festive picture to go with the card. They offer so many different cards, it's taking me awhile to narrow down some that I like. I find myself leaning more towards the traditional/vintage style but sometimes I wish I would just pull the trigger and pick one that is totally not me, like something more contemporary. Tiny Prints offers so many styles, sizes and colors of christmas cards that there is bound to be one for your family!

I'm down to 3 different cards. I'm not sure which one I want. Any suggestions? I don't even know when I am going to get a good picture, my hope is for this weekend. I'm crossing my fingers that we will have time to take one.

So friends, if you are in need of a christmas card, a cute one at that, go to Tiny Prints and check their holiday cards out!

Have a Happy Thursday!