Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bath time and such...

Some new pics! Yay, just what we all want. My little "love" is letting Momma get some more photos of her. She is a photogenic baby! hahaha... Before I post pics, I'll give the updates. Well, it's finally here! Annabelle is sleeping through the night!!!! Last night she slept from 11p to 7a! That is, count em, EIGHT hours! How lovely! Mommy likey! We have started doing tummy time, which she is not particularly love. She does best laying on my belly. We are up to 3-4 minutes without crying! She actually smiles and coos at me in the beginning. Annabelle is holding her head up really well. She sits on my lap, and I hold just her hands. She keeps her head up and looks around all by herself! Good girl. She also has discovered her hands and sucks on them all the time. AND, we have a drooling queen who blows bubbles! Cute baby.

I'm doing pretty well. Annabelle and I went to our first MOPS group today. It is a Christian women's group hosted by my church for mothers of preschoolers. It was nice to meet some other Mommas, and I'm looking forward to getting to know them better. I'm gearing up for returning to work one day a week. I'm actually looking forward to this! I mean, I will miss her so much, but it will be nice to stimulate my brain a little with some adults... ha... baby diapers to adult diapers. I do really miss my co-workers. We went and visited them at the hospital last week, and that was fun. Daddy will take such good care of Annabelle while I'm at work. Last night he took her out for a few hours to give me a break! What a good hubby!

Here are the pics!

Starting to enjoy bath time!

Not so much AFTER bath time. :(

Cute baby!

Looking more and more like Daddy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

2 Months!

Annabelle had her 2 month check-up today! She is doing fabulous, and making Momma so proud. Here are her current stats:

Weight: 10lbs 3oz
Height: 22.5"

The little peanut is growing out of her newborn clothes. I can't believe it. She is changing so much. She smiles all the time and coos. She has the cutest girly coos I've ever heard, and gets so excited when I repeat her coos back to her. Her sleeping/eating schedule is going really well. She is eating about every 3 hours during the day and sleeping anywhere from 5-7 hours at night. Mommy LOVES this. We put her down around 11, and she usually sleeps until 5. No fussing or crying at night when we put her down. Such a good baby. She is also now sleeping in her crib at night. This is going pretty well, although she has had a few mornings when she has been up earlier than normal to eat.

We went to a birthday party this week, and she was such a good girl. No crying! She sat on my lap with wide eyes taking in all the action. She loves to be around people. I'm feeling more and more comfortable taking her out of the house. I also started letting her go to the nursery during church. So funny, I felt like I was taking her to school for the first time. It was hard for me not to think about her during the entire service her first time. But she was a good girl.

I'm doing pretty well. Aside from needing a little more sleep here and there, everything is going so well. I LOVE being a mother. I have so much love in my heart for my little girl that I never thought was possible. I mean, how else can a person get so excited about a coo or spending hours trying to steal a smile from their little baby. I think she is the most beautiful, lovely baby ever! Breastfeeding is going well. I have been pumping and getting a good supply built up for when I go back to work one day a week. Annabelle takes a bottle or two a day and does beautifully. Daddy has been great with her, and I know will do a great job with her on days I go to work.

Well, I think that's it for now. Sorry, no pictures this week. But I will post some more again soon.