Friday, May 08, 2009

My Nicoley Oley

It has almost been six weeks since my Nicoley Oley was born. I love her sooo much! Everything she does is so exciting and new to me. I love being a mom and being able to take care of her everyday. I am often tired and it isn't easy, but I love it because I get to see all the moments of my little girl's life. I am not looking forward to going back to work for four weeks. I'm going to miss my little Oley so much.
Nicole is starting to play and smile. I can lay her down on the bed and she "plays" by watching me make faces at her. Sometimes she will give me one of her rare smiles and it makes my heart happy! Nicole's favorite toy is the ceiling fan. We lay Nicole at the end of her bed and she loves to look at the ceiling fan whether it is on or off. She just stares and stares at the fan and gives it more smiles than she gives me. I'm glad she has a friend in the fan, but I wish more smiles were for me.
Last Sunday, Matt and I went to a baby blessing after party for Carrianne Bacon's son Jason. He was born just three weeks before Nicole. So, we took a picture of them together. It was Nicole's first event with lots of people. I thought I would be more nervous, but I was okay. We just kept Nicole in her car seat and then people didn't ask to hold her.
Here is a picture of Matt with Nicoley at the baby blessing party. We missed the blessing itself because it was at 9am. Getting up and getting myself and the baby ready by that time is not yet possible. I'm going to have to adjust when I have to go back to work in four weeks.
Nicole seems to be getting more personality all the time. She has a lot more expression in her face and she lets us know her likes and dislikes. She loves taking a bath. She is always so happy in the bathtub. But, she really dislikes getting out of the bath. I'm not sure whether it is because we are taking her out of the bath or whether it is because she is cold, but she cries and cries when we take her out of the bath. She is only consoled by eating after a bath. Otherwise, she just continues to cry. Her sad looks break my heart! When she gives me the teary eyes and the quiver lip, I feel so bad! But, it isn't going to stop me from bathing her.

Nicole, my spoiled little baby, loves to be with Mom and Dad on the bed. At night, when Matt gets home, we let her hang out on the bed with us while she is awake, but we put her to her own bed when she falls asleep. She wakes up and fusses, so I bring her back to our bed and she immediately falls asleep. I think that she thinks that our bed is her bed. But, Matt and I always put her back to her bed when she sleeps during the night. Neither of us could sleep with a baby in the bed. Nicoley takes up too much room and she makes noise all night.

I'm sleeping a little better. Nicole only wakes up once during the night, but she has problems going to sleep. She doesn't go to sleep until midnight most every night. I don't know how Matt functions on only 6 hours of sleep, but he does it.

Matt and I are going on our first outing away from Nicole tomorrow. We are going to see the new Wolverine movie and Marie is going to watch Nicole. I'm excited to go and spend time with my husband and I'm trying not to be a paranoid mother who is going to be seperated from my baby for the first time. But, I need to prepare myself for being away from Nicole for nine hours a day when I go back to work. I am the protective/crazy mother that I made fun of prechildren. So, I am sorry to those other mothers that I mocked before. I now understand.


Marie said...

I'm so excited to babysit Oley tomorrow! She's getting so big! Unfortunately I don't have any ceiling fans in my house for her to make friends with. Maybe she'll make friends with my cats when I let them lick her face the whole time you are gone.

Deanne said...

It's always crazy to me that the first six weeks of a baby's life go by so much faster than the last six weeks they're in the womb! I can't believe she's already in the smiling stage. It seems like a week ago that you announced her arrival. She's such a cutie. Good luck with your first outing. I have a feeling she'll be in great hands!

Jasmine said...

It's good that you're getting out, and don't worry, it'll get easier every time you do it. (Not much, but a bit.) :)

Alexis loved our ceiling fan, too. In fact, she still stares at it whenever it's on. I wonder what it is about them that attracts babies.

She sure is a cutie! I want to make sure we come meet her (and maybe finally Matt) when we're in Utah in June for Justin's open house reception!

Sarah said...

Nicoley Oley! She's the cutest baby on the planet. Ceiling fan friends are fun..til you touch them.

Laura said...

She just gets more beautiful every day. I love the pictures. How did your outing go? I'll call tomorrow and find out. Being a mother is the best feeling in the world. The joy of watching your baby grow and learn how to do new things is like no other. She is part of you and Matt and yet she is also her own little self. It's all amazing. I'm looking forward to watching her in June.

Jenni Elyse said...

I meant to comment on this when you first posted this post, but I spaced. Sorry.

Nicole is so cute! I love the picture with her hands in the air. She's a doll. You definitely lucked out!