Monday, January 30, 2012

Project Life 2012 Week 4

Welcome to Project Life 2012! If you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you will stay awhile. I'm Jessica, wife to Juan, mommy to new baby Maddie. I am also an electrical engineer by day and I am participating in Project Life, a different way to record our lives by taking one photo a day. This was inspired by the fabulous Becky Higgins who has put together a wonderful kit to make this challenge easier.

I am using the digital Cobalt kit, find it at This digital version uses Shutterfly and is SUPER easy to use! I began Project Life in 2010 and while I managed to photograph and journal every day, I have not yet finished the album (in fact, I only completed pages through February). In 2011 I also did a great job with photographing each day, but I still didn’t have anything in the album, so I decided to go the digital route. I completed my entire 2011 album using Becky’s digital Clementine album in the first two weeks of January this year. It was so easy that I am determined to complete 2012 before the New Year rings! 2011 was a big year for me as I was pregnant and had our first baby. I love all the journaling I was able to include. To see a few of my 2011 layouts check out:  and

Don't worry, I'm not leaving traditional scrapbooking behind. This just gives me the opportunity to focus my scrapbooking on new baby, vacations and things that are important to me right now and not get all bogged down with every birthday, dinner, and holiday that comes along.

Each Tuesday, I will post my pictures/journaling from the previous week. Project Life Tuesday was created by Jessica Turner over at The Mom Creative and she hosts a linky for readers to link up their pictures. So if you want to join in or want to see others POTW, just click the Project Lift button at the top of this post.

And finally, my POTW (pictures of the week):

Sunday - Today was the Barcelona vs Real Madrid Copa del Rey quarter finals so Juan put Maddie in her game jersey to watch the game with him. We bought this onsie in Spain when we were on our honeymoon for our nephew and my sister had saved it and gave it to us for Maddie. Juan was very excited. He cracks me up because he doesn't want her watching in TV but soccer is ok for some reason. LOL! The game ended up in a tie 2-2.
Monday - I packed away the rest of Maddie's 3 month and most of her 3-6 month clothes today. I can't believe she has outgrown them already. I organized her closet and moved the 6 month and 6-9 month clothes over. Wow, I just can't get over how fast she is growing up.
Tuesday - Maddie is really trying to hold her own bottle. She can't seem to hold onto by herself, but her hands are always there. I put her down every night around 6:30pm. I rock her and feed her with the lights dimmed and sing Rock-A-Bye Baby, Mommy loves Maddie, and Are You Sleeping. Then I read her "Good night Moon" and lay her in her crib with her sleep sheep on. She is usually awake and usually falls asleep no problem.  Once every couple of weeks we have to repeat the process once or twice, but then she is down for the night and doesn't wake up until 4:30 - 6:00am when Juan gets up and feeds her. We are SOOOO lucky when it comes to night and sleeping. She is just fabulous! Hopefully that doesn't change anytime soon.
Wednesday - Juan was playing with Maddie in her bumbo and then started her dancing. I'm not sure what crazy made up song he was singing, but she was watching him intently. I think she must often wonder if her daddy is "Looney".
Thursday - Maddie is so close to turning over. She sleeps in this position now. The first time she did it last night Juan made me go check because he was afraid that she wasn't breathing beause she was in such an akward position. She was fine.
Friday - Juan and I were at Northpark and wandered into a baby store and couldn't resist buying her a sailor outfit for her 5 month photos. Juan came home and decided that she needed to try on the hat. It's a little big, but hopefully she'll grow into it a bit by then.

I also learned today that my layout was posted on the Scrap Our Stash blog. How cool?
Saturday - Maddie has been in such an awesome mood lately. She LOVES attention and is just happy all the time. Juan can always make her laugh with his silly antics. Today I had him make her laugh and snapped a few adorables of her! 

Thanks for visiting. 


camilla said...

Great photos!

Heather said...

Adorable baby! Love the flower headband in the last photo. Isn't it crazy how fast they grow? I hate packing up the too little clothes :(

bakscrap said...

Congratulations Jessica. I have chosen you to receive the Liebster Blog award. Visit my blog to find out more about it, and get your blinkie. Beth

scrappingnomad said...

Oh, I love to see how Maddie is growing and it is easy to see in the pics how she can interact and have fun like a "big girl" now. She has the sweetest smile!

I saw your comment in my blog, if you want to load your take on the sketches and take part in the challenge you need to go to the gallery:

And sign up, then you'll see an upload button on the top right corner. The album is called February Challenges. Hope this helps!