Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Caught in the act...

Elizabeth started smiling (while awake) at random a week ago Wednesday. It is the cutest thing ever and puts a huge smile on my face, along with anyone else who happens to catch a glimpse!!! I keep a camera in our living room as well as her nursery just in case she were to surprise us and we were able to snap a quick pic. Unfortunately, I have been unsuccessful in my attempts. However, she smiles frequently when asleep and until today I haven't been unable to catch her on camera. Enjoy!!!!!
video

Happy 7 weeks baby girl!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Announcement!!

Elizabeth's birth announcements were put in the mail today and I could not be more excited!
I thought they turned out BEAUTIFUL!!! Compliments of Unink Design LLC.




Monday, March 21, 2011

FIRST...


photo as a family of three


time at home as a family of THREE!

bath

walk in the Vicksburg Military Park


bottle

time in crib for longer than 2 hours (:

birthday cake

night out for mommy and daddy!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Top O' the morning to ya!

And the rest of the day to yourself! Happy St. Patrick's day!

Our little leprechaun...

Monday, March 14, 2011

Yet again...

Elizabeth proved me WRONG! We went for her one month well-baby check up today, only this time I went without company. I was again worried that I might not be able to handle everything by myself, not to mention the monsoon that was occuring outside. Elizabeth was an absolute angel, sleeping the entire time!

One Month Stats

weight: 10 lbs 9 oz (66%)
length: 21 inches (20%)
head circumference: 36 1/2 cm

It's amazing to look at pictures taken on her birthday and compare them to those taken this week... my how she has changed!! At her next appointment, she will get her shots ): But, that also means we can venture out in public finally!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

One Month of a Blessing!

Today marks Elizabeth's one month birthday and what a joy she has been! The past 4 weeks have flown by and have been the best of our lives. In celebration, Honey and Poppy threw a birthday party for our little princess.





At one month of age:

Elizabeth LOVES
to EAT (this is an understatement people!)
bathtime
to be held
to cuddle
to sleep in the swing (we have yet to master sleeping in our crib)
walks in the park
to be outside
to ride in her carseat (falls asleep every time)

Elizabeth DISLIKES
when she gets the hiccups
her bed
being swaddled (she seemed to love it in the hospital)
having a dirty diaper
changing clothes
tummy to play time (she would love to sleep on her stomach - against AAP guidelines)
nail trimming
to be hungry

Mommy LOVES
kissing her chubby cheeks
the adorable face I wake up to
when I get her out of bed (or swing I should say) for nightime feedings - the way she arches her back, leans her head back, and throws her arms up near her ears as she scored a touchdown
snuggling
when she flutters her eyes as she enters a light stage of sleep and seems to "smile"
watching her sleep (I guess I should probably be sleeping too)
how dramatic she is when she sneezes and coughs
reading to her
rocking her to sleep
I.LOVE.HER!!!


Elizabeth continues to wear newborn diapers, to nurse approximately every 3 hours during the day with longer periods at night, and is starting to wear 3 month clothing. I can not get over how much she has changed in just a few short weeks. Everyone continues to say she looks like her daddy and we still  aren't sure where her light hair came from - only time will tell!

Elizabeth goes to the pediatrician again this coming Monday. I will have more to post of her progress in the coming days...