Thursday, December 17, 2009

Big Girl Already

Today Adelyn is 2 months old...8 weeks, and my how time flies! Her newest obsessions include:

Looking EVERYWHERE! She gets so mad should we dare to sit down, she wants to be walked around with constantly. Basically Addie is an owl, moving her head in every direction with big, pretty eyes trying to take in everything. It's like she was blind before- its fun to watch her. Although it's cute, being so curious has its drawbacks. For one, nursing is now "snacking" since looking around is WAY more fun. And sleeping is a mundane task, I have to convince her that it's necessary and its becoming a struggle for her to want to stop looking around and close her eyes.

She also is discovering that she has a body! As silly as that sounds, she has found her hands (loves those) and just recently her feet. She has an amazing talent of kicking off her booties, don't believe me? Just watch the video below. Sorry for the poor filming skills- I was a little absorbed in watching her instead of watching how the camera was being moved.

.....Well nevermind! Apparently I can't upload that video.

Adelyn is also getting so strong, she's always had a strong neck, but her back, legs and whole body are starting to push, arch, and kick constantly. Surprisingly enough, she enjoyed tummy time yesterday for a good ten minutes! Wow! What a relief. (Notice how she's wide-eyed and looking around)

And..drum roll please.............................BATHS ARE GOOD NOW!!!! The last couple of baths were better, but last night- no crying at all!!! We even got some good smiles, during and after! Whoooo!! I am so excited that bath time may not be such a dreaded even now (I say "may" because that will probably change the minute this blog is posted). But at least we know that things are getting better, maybe being clean isn't so bad after all :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Silly Addie!

Addie is getting so big so quickly! On our way back from the baptism in Lompoc (see below) we stopped by to see our friends Brad and Danielle and their new baby, Connor. Connor is only 4 hours younger than Adelyn, so it was fun for them to meet each other for the first time and compare sizes. As you can see from the picture, Addie is a little smaller- however, both Brad and Danielle are quite a bit taller than Jared and I :)
This morning I woke up to find Adelyn nearly out of her bouncer, with her leg sticking out, and her head buried in her blanket. Pretty funny! I guess I'd better start buckling her in, she's getting to be quite the little squirmer. Here are more pictures of her- I'm sure ya'll are getting sick of looking at her, but she's just so darn cute I can't help but post every cute picture I have! So those of you who are sick of looking at Addie- you better not check my blog for the next 18 or so years! :)

As a side note: Adelyn's baby blessing will be December 27, in Phoenix- all are welcome to come, and those who can't, we'll miss ya and wish you could be there.


Saturday, Jared and I battled the weather in order to be there for Jared's niece and nephew's baptism. Jared was the one who got to baptise them so that was really special for both him, and Samantha and Taylor. Everythig went really smoothly (from what I saw of it- Adelyn was restless) and both the primary and young women's teachers gave good talks. It was a neat experience for everyone, and I'm glad that we were able to go and make it there safely. The spirit was strong there, it's always nice to go to events such as these, to remember the promises made.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Hilight of my Day

Here are some pictures for those of you who would like to see more (ie Mom and Jeanni). Addie has also started to sort of laugh- it really sounds like she is crying, but when I look at her she's smiling. It's pretty funny to randomly hear a high-pitched screech every once and awhile, but it's been an adventure trying to capture it on video since she's so sporadic about it still. It just makes us so happy when she's so smiley and happy- which unfortunately for Jared is mostly only in the morning after he's already left for work.

Her latest obsession has been mirrors. When I'm holding her and walk towards the big mirror near our bathroom she just stares intensely. Its like watching someone play that game where you have to memorize all the objects before they get taken away and you have to recite them and where they were at. She is so alert and loves to look at everything. She often stares down Jared- trying to study his face. It's really cute to watch, she just loves her daddy.