Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Fall is my favorite time of year. I love when the leaves change colors, the cool breeze hitting my face, apple picking, cider drinking, bonfires, football, and being comfy in jeans and a sweater. 

But, on days like today, when it's rainy, cold, and way too windy for my liking I find myself dreaming of places with endless amounts of sunshine, clear aqua water, and white fine sandy beaches...

If only I could teleport! 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

1 Month Old

It's been one month, and I am in disbelief at how fast the time has flown by! Our sweet baby girl, Ryleigh Anne, is one month old today. She's growing so fast and I am just amazed at how much she's changing each day. She's still sleeping when she wants while her dad and I are trying hard to stick to any kind of schedule, and she is eating like a champ! She has the cutest chubby cheeks to prove it! 

She is more alert every day and she's able to lift that heavy head of hers like a rockstar! She's outgrown many of her newborn outfits, which makes me a little sad, but we're making out way through her closet so it's a fashion show her at the Kingma house daily:) She's figured out that crying will get her what she wants, and right now that means being held! She's starting to smile more and more and my heart melts every time!

I am biased of course, but she's so beautiful and has a very good disposition. She has her moments and can be a big fuss fest at 2am, but so can I :) haha 

We are so blessed to have her in our lives and can't wait to see what month two will bring! 

Daddy loves those Tigers (If only they could have been better in the post season) 

We love Michigan! (This is what happens when Mommy is upstairs!) 

First tutu picture! Thank you Auntie Cindy for making this for me! I'm pretty darn cute!

Princess, is an understatement!

Friday, October 7, 2011

time flies

Ryleigh is 3 weeks old today! I can't believe how fast time flies! She's growing like a weed and getting more adorable each day. At her check up yesterday we found out that she's grown 2 inches and she weighed in at 9 lbs 8 oz...she was born at 7 lbs 12 she's eating very well. The doctor said she's doing beautifully, and that was music to our ears. We aren't looking forward to the 2 month check up....she'll have to get her first round of shots, and I think I might cry right along with her...

As for me, I'm doing well...feeling better everyday and trying to get as much sleep as I can. People warn you about the lack of sleep factor, and it definitely rings true...more than I thought at least. Nana and Papa Neel came to stay with us last night, and we got a full 8 hours of sleep! I feel like a brand new person today:) 

Aside from the sleep deprivation, getting used to my post pregnancy body has been the other challenge. I am sick of maternity clothes, and yet still have to wear some of! I know it's only been 3 weeks and things take time, but I'm about as impatient as they come so it's pretty hard to look at my closet full of fall clothes and know that I can't yet fit into most of them. So...for now I stalk pinterest (hourly...I know it's ridiculous) looking for things I love, and pray that someday soon I can try them out! 

I'm all about comfy, cozy, and scarves....I am still obsessed with scarves! I'm so loving the green loafers, the bright yellow sweater, and anything gray or purple!!! 

Here's hoping I can try some of these out before the leaves hit the ground! Happy Fall:) 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ryleigh Bug

Sleep deprived, but blissfully happy. 
Addicted to kissing those chubby cheeks. 
Could stare at her for hours. 
Snuggling in the morning is the best part of my day. 
Having a new found love for coffee. 
So adorable watching her and her daddy together. 
Can't imagine life without her.