Friday, December 30, 2011

2 Months

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Baby girl is 2 months old!

I'd say time is flying, but it seems like she's been in our lives much longer than that!  I can't imagine life without her :)

Things have been going much better since the first month.  The new normal is feeling more normal...  if that makes sense :)   And I've been making a point to get out of the house at least every other day and going shopping or some other type of  outing.  She's now been to Costco, Trader Joes, Christmas tree shopping, Ben's work, my old work, Target and Kohls.  I can tell she likes the new scenery and new things to look at.

She's still sleeping and eating like a champ.  She sometimes sleeps 8 or 9 hours so I can't complain at all!  And breastfeeding has been going fabulously.  I feel so lucky about that too!

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Hi, little sister

She had her 2 month appointment yesterday and she is now 12.3lbs!  Still a chunky butt!   Other than that she is doing great, but is apparently favoring her left side too much :(  So we are having to do some stretches and kind of forcing her to lay her head on the right side more so her head does not become misshapen. Poo :(  Hopefully we can correct it before she needs physical therapy or has to wear a helmet!  Yikes!

Besides that though, she's perfect :)   She's begun smiling, laughing and cooing and it is so cute!
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Her first Christmas was great.  We spent Christmas Eve & morning at our house and then traveled to my parents and then Ben's parent's the day after.  I was pretty stressed about how she'd do in the car for that long (1.5 hrs and 2.5 hrs ), but she did amazing!  She slept the whole way the first two trips and then only cried a few times on the way back.  I don't know how we got so lucky!

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Check out my super snazzy Christmas dress, while Gibson checks out my foot!

So, things have been going well.  It makes me think about how things were when we first got Gibson and everything was soo difficult, but now those things seem like second nature.  Hopefully, it will be the same with Miss Hadley :)


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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Grumpson's Christmas

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!  Gibson got yet another nickname (Grumpson) and got totally spoiled in the gifts department.  Here's a quick recap of what went down:

1. Gibson was totally spoiled on Christmas morning!  Thanks to Karen & Bailey who were his Secret Santas this year :)   He loved all of the gifts.  Here are some pics and a video:

Sorry about the cursing.... :)


And sorry about the blurrys ;)DSC_4062

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2.  He slept a total of MAYBE 2 hours in 3 days.  Which made him such a grumpy butt!!  He was snarling and growling at all the other dogs. I've never seen him be sooo mean. And he was being so protective of me and Hadley.  If another dog (or another man besides his dad) came near us he snarled at them.  Such an old man!

3. Since he was up in the middle of the night, he decided one night to rummage through our bags and find ALL of the treats that I packed him and eat ALL of them.  ALL.  This included a bag of expensive dog bakery treats Ben put in his stocking and also a bag of treats my cousin got him.  He has been a pooping machine since.

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I am a big meanie!

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His poor cousin who he was meeting for the first time and greeted him with his teeth!  Rude much?

4.  He has now been Mr. Sleepy Pants and has slept pretty much the entire day.   He didn't even wake me up this morning.  I didn't come down stairs til 8am and he was totally cool with that!  So silly :)

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I sleep now, guys.


I have so much to post in the next few days.. Hopefully I can get back on some sort of blogging schedule soon! :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

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 Merry Christmas, Corgi Community! Love, Gibson

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Calendar Corgi of the Month: Sookie!

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on the wall

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on my screen

Miss December

Name: Sookie
Blog: Make Way for Cupcakes
Corgi Mom:Kitten


Sookie Cuteness:
Christmas picture!

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Really, mom?

December Calendar Ideas
(it's a great time to take those photos for next year's calendar!)

-Snow
-Christmas
-Holidays
-Family
-Corgis in Winter Clothes
-Corgis by the fire
-Corgis warm inside


Note: Every month I'll be featuring the corgi of the month on the "Corgis (with blogs) Calendar" and giving tips on the types of photos I'll be looking for for the current month next year.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gimpson

For the past couple of weeks, Gibson has been renamed Gimpson.  Or Gimpy.  The poor guy has been limping :(

He is fine 90% of the time though.  Going on walks, running, playing fetch, zooming through the house, jumping up on furniture.. everything normal. When he gets up from laying down though, he limps.  It almost looks like his foot fell asleep and he needs to walk it off for a few seconds and then he is fine.

Normally, I would have taken him to the vet by now, but, ya know.. newborn baby.  He seems fine, but I am still worried that it could be the first signs of hip dysplasia and that scares me to death.  I've been massaging him and poking his leg/foot/hip to see if he yelps, but nope.  Seems perfectly happy.. just a little gimpy :(

Anyone else ever see symptoms like this w/their dog?
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