Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm Growing

Mary Audrey is officially 1-month old now. Time just flies by. Here are a few pictures various people have taken over the last month.

Mary Audrey sporting her "Butterbean" onesie.

Stretch big! She loves to lay and stretch out after napping.

Her dad's favorite outfit so far ... Her camo Major Cutie onesie.

Look how long I am!

I am learning to focus on objects and follow them with my eyes.

A quilt her great aunt ann made for Mary Audrey. It is most appropriate because Mary Audrey is named after my grandmother, Audrey, who would have made her a quilt if she were still living. Thank you Aunt Ann for the beautiful quilt made with lots of love! :)

Trying to take a nap in my crib ... didn't last very long. :(

She rolls on her side a lot so I think it won't be long before she can roll over on her stomach by herself.

Serious case of bed head! She still has most of her hair. It is thining out now but she still has bunches left. It still is the talk of everyone who meets her for the first time.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

2-week check-up

Hello all ...

Wow! Two weeks travels fast! I think John and I have gotten through the tough times of having a newborn in the house. I have adjusted to living on lack of sleep which I think was the hardest thing for me to adjust to. We had a hiccup with breastfeeding but we have gotten that solved so things are much better now.

Mary Audrey had her 2-week drs appt on Monday and she did great. When we left the hospital, she weighed 8 lbs 15 oz and her weight was up to 9 lbs 5 oz. The dr was pleased and so were we. Her heart sounded strong and the dr was pleased with her color and hair. That is the most repeated comment ... the hair! Everyone can't believe how much hair she has. I pray every night that it stays and doesn't fall out.

John and I take Mary Audrey out every few days for a ride. We go to various places just to get out and see the world. I haven't figured out how to get a shower to get ready for the day and take care of her too. I guess that will come with time.

We are still waiting to hear from the daycares in town to see which one may have a spot for Mary Audrey in January. No luck yet but we still pray for God's will to be done in that area. I know He will provide the right daycare spot for us so I am just not going to worry about it.

I am enjoying being at home with Mary Audrey. It is nice not to really be on a schedule and do what we want when we want. John is back to work and is going full blast with 4-H right now. He will be traveling a lot in the month of October so family and friends will be helping out while he is away. He just can't stand to be away from her so I know it will be hard for him.

I guess that is all for now. Here are a few pictures we have taken over the last couple of weeks. Enjoy and come visit! :)

There is definately hair to hold a bow. Love it! :)

Look at those thighs! She is a very healthy baby.

Her favorite evening sleeping place ... with her daddy in the chair!