Saturday, November 28, 2009

5 weeks old!

I can't believe our little Addie is already over 5 weeks old now! Since being pregnant, I've started to understand that time really does go fast- already I can't believe that she was ever in my tummy...and now a month's already gone by! Where does the time go??

Adelyn has been doing really well this week, almost too good...makes me nervous that somethings coming. She has slept at least four hours at a time during the night since Monday, and just last night, she slept from 10:30-5:20!! That's seven hours!!!! I was so shocked, and not even a peep from her when she woke up (unless grunting counts). What a little angel! But like I mentioned, I'm trying not to get my hopes up since next week she'll probably go back to sleepless nights again. But cross your fingers for us that it stays this way! :)

Addie is really starting to smile a lot now. She is pretty ticklish, and loves having her dad play "running" with her legs. I just love it when she gives little smiles, it makes me that much happier to know she's happy too.
At least once a day, I try to give her some personal play time so I usually put her underneath this baby play thing we have. She actually does really well, and loves to look at the animals hanging above her. We have such a good girl!

Lately, I've been putting her in this sling that Jared's sister, Jeanni gave to us, and she's been loving it! I just pop her in there when she's fussy and go walking around outside (which she also loves) and she goes to sleep, or hushes up within seconds. Its great! Thank you so much for giving it to us!

Bath times have also become more pleasant, though we only have about a 5 minute time frame. She's good until about then- and then she's ready to get out. But for now we are satisfied with five minutes of relaxation.

As of this week, Addie has discovered her hands and now sucks on them as soon as she can find them. Blowing bubbles is also a new thing-and she just loves to make a mess slobbering everywhere. She also has a special talent of doing her own hair already. I didn't even touch her hair (which is sadly now falling out a bit) and I realized all of a sudden that she had a pretty little hairdo going. We are not purpously trying to raise a punk-rocker, but I guess if that's who she want to be... I suppose we can allow it :)We put up the Christmas decorations yesterday, and Addie loves to look at the lights! She just lays there staring at them in awe, its pretty cute. We are so excited for Christmas this year- I am particularly excited for Santa to visit and I am trying to get Addie hyped about it- so far she doesn't really share my excitement. Maybe next year...

Friday, November 20, 2009


Jared and I were talking the other night about how everyone thinks that Addie looks just like Jared. So we got a little curious and brought out his baby book.....if there was any doubt before who she looked like, these pictures sure clear it up! We couldn't stop laughing - they look too similar!

Here's Addie:

And Jared:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Adelyn has a wide variety of facial expressions- most of which are only when she's sleeping. Can't wait for her to start making these faces when she's awake!

Thank you, Thank you!!!

Just wanted to say a special thank you to our family that came out to help us with Adelyn. My family came out the day after she was born and helped us all get back to "good" health. And Jared's mom just left and helped us get some sanity back. We couldn't have done it without you guys- we are truly blessed to have such amazing families who are willing to help us while we learn to transition into this new life. Thanks for all the cooking, cleaning, and naps you helped us out with- it was so kind of you to come and be there with us. Thank you so much!!! We love you!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Making Progress!

We went in to Addie's 2 week check up today to make sure she got her baby weight back. She is now 8lbs. and 7 oz. (2 oz. more than her birth weight) which is great considering she was 7lbs. 11oz. last Friday. She grew a half inch too, making her 20 1/2 inches long! She's pooping and peeing like crazy and still considers the day time her sleeping time (unfortunately for us) but each day she'll sleep a little longer through the night- so at least there is progress! Adelyn is so much more alert every day and she smiles a lot while she's asleep. Jared loves to bounce her around in the "priesthood hold" which makes us excited that maybe- just maybe, she'll be quiet during her baby blessing which will probably be the beginning of December. We just love our little girl she's so good and such a wonderful addition to our family!