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Thursday, October 21, 2010

6 Weeks

"I am 6 weeks old today! My mom and dad say they can't believe how FAST I am growing. I have heard them talk about my chubby cheeks and double chin - whatever that means. I notice they are always making silly faces at me, I don't know why they do this but it sure makes me smile. If they keep it up I might even laugh. I am saving that for another day though - I want to catch them off guard - to really surprise them!"
"My mom lays me on something hard and white every week and then gets this big black thing with a really bright light and blinds me over and over again. I guess it is called a camera because I hear her saying, 'Quick get the camera' all day long. Can't she tell from my furrowed brow that I am not into this!"
"I guess I am getting to be a real big girl - I weight 9 lb 12.5 oz. I have gained 2 1/2 pounds since I was born. I guess that is nothing compared to my cousin who is a month older than me - he gained 1 lb per week! Wow, I think I would like to meet him!"
"My mom finally stopped putting things over my hands so I am free to suck on them all I want - and boy do I love to do that. It might even be better than my pacifier. Hey now, I said MIGHT so don't go thinkin' about taking my pacifier away until I am sure"
"I guess I look like my sisters Madison and Hannah and I even look like my brother Isaac. My mom and dad say I am a perfect mixture of them both. What do you think?"
"I love being held. I think I could be held all day and all night! My mom has been trying to put me down more and boy am I not liking that. I really put up a fuss - I cry and cry until she picks me up again. I especially like to do this when she is trying to make dinner. Hey, it doesn't matter to me if she gets it done or not I still have a delicious meal!"
"Yep, its still me. Like I said - she took TONS of pictures then she said I was so cute she couldn't leave any out!"
"See, what did I tell you - she couldn't put that camera down (in fact she rarely does)! Click, blinded, click, blinded, click, blinded for ages. Maybe next time I should try crying instead of laying there looking as CUTE as can be!!"
"She finally put my clothes back on and talked to me and made her silly faces at me. Although I still couldn't see clearly from the bright lights it was pretty funny. Plus, she seems so happy when I smile at her - I didn't want to let her down."
"That's it for now - see you all in a week"

Monday, October 18, 2010

Our 5 Week Beauty

Audrey is growing so fast! We still can't get enough of her - we adore her!! As you can easily tell - I LOVE to take pictures of her :-) Thankfully, she is patient and obliging and lets me click away!
She is such a mellow little lady - loves hanging out, loves to be talked to, loves smiling and "talking" and of course loves to be held and to be on the move

Saturday, October 9, 2010

One Month Old

Little Audrey Elizabeth is already one month old and boy has she changed!
She weighs 9 lbs 2 oz - a gain of almost 2 lbs since birth (I still have to adjust her weight due to the scale being a little off). I found a comfy blanket for her so she would be nice and warm and after I zeroed the scale and laid her on it she peed! I guess it was a little too warm and cozy :-)

She loves to smile when we talk to her. She also watches us like a hawk - moving her head and eyes trying to follow wherever we are going. It is so cute.
She has lost almost all her hair on the top and is now sporting an "old man" hairdo! If she grows anymore hair on the sides (which right now is hardly any) then she will be getting her first haircut - "old man" hair is not what we are going for with our little lady :-)
Her eyes are getting lighter and lighter and her blue is starting to show. We know her eyes will be blue but we are anxious to see what shade of blue :-)
Following me with her eyes and giving me a little smirk!
Such cute little chubby cheeks!

She still loves her pacifier. We have accumulated a variety of them over the years after trying to see what the other kids would like best. Audrey doesn't care, she is not picky at all - as long as she has one she is happy :-)
"Mom, you take way too many pictures! That big bright light gets old and now I am all tuckered out!"

Sweet dreams our adorable little lady!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Things are getting back to normal in our household. We have had the flu sweep through, we have started school, we have endured a couple sleepless nights watching a sick little baby (my least favorite aspect of parenting - the uncertainty of sickness), we have gotten back to our household jobs (sort of) and so on
Our handsome guy and adorable little lady. Isaac has become an awesome helper. He talks to Audrey, tells her stories with the little bears attached to her bassinet, reads her books, puts her pacifier back in for her and anything needed. It is so cute to watch!
Audrey has been real congested for the past week. Thankfully, she is doing a little bit better now - mostly just bad at night and in the mornings.
Snuggling with daddy. She has turned into a little smiler but I was unsuccessful capturing it. She especially smiles for Brock - I guess she likes silly guys!
The kids helped me yesterday make raspberry freezer jam. I had gotten 36 cartons (6 oz each) of reduced raspberries for only $3!! However, because they were reduced we did have to spend some extra time picking out bad ones. We didn't mind - it was worth it! Madison's job was sorting good from bad, Hannah's was to stir them & Isaac was playing with and taking care of the baby :-) They were all awesome helpers!