Monday, November 18, 2013

One Month Old

Our precious little girl is one month old!.
Where has the time gone? I cant believe it! She is such a wonderful blessing in our lives. She grows every day and I see her seeking out more to learn. This week she has more consistently rolled from her back to her side when motivated, and started reaching for things, albeit without coordination. Everyone says how tiny she is, but I can tell how much bigger she is getting. One of the first outfits I put her in was huge, but now fits just right and soon will be too small. Part of me wants her to stop growing and stay just so tiny and small, but the other part of me looks forward to her communicating, moving, and learning more.

She is starting to show more personality and playfulness.

And she has discovered her super long tongue and enjoys sticking it out at us, which makes taking pictures harder.

She LOVES going to Grandma and Grandpa's house. They feed her and play with her till her heart's content. "Grandpa sings to me and Grandma has a special way of getting the burps out with no stress."

Sometimes she just looks at you with all knowing eyes. "I know you are about to change my diaper and I am going to make it as challenging as possible, you just don't know it yet."

"Daddy is always trying to balance things in life; work, his calling, me, the bottle... Multitasking is fun!"

"We got dressed up and went to church for the first time."

"I was an angel, showing off to everyone how peaceful I am.... Really, this is how I always am!"

"But sometimes I play so hard I just have to fall asleep in the middle of tummy time."

We have lots of fun, sometimes late at night or in the wee early hours of the morning. My heart swells full with love for this little one, and we are so grateful she is with us to make us a family!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Three Weeks Old

Mia has now surpassed her 3 week mark!! She keeps growing and I can't believe how fast time goes by. Her newborn clothes are finally fitting her and in the next day or so will probably step up in diaper size:) Today she started focusing her gaze and really studying our faces. It is amazing to see how each and every day she develops new skills and awakens more. We have had a few colic filled days and nights that have been hard, but Dee is great and helps out ALL the time.

 Are we tired? Of course we are.

 Are we still excited? Absolutely!

We had our first adoption supervisory visit and will have one or two more. This one was at 9 AM. Maybe not the best time for a visit, having been up all night, and a particularly difficult one.
We were asked questions about her sleep schedule and all I could think was... "Does she sleep? I don't know anymore."
How often does she eat? "Every three or so hours unless she tells us sooner by loudly making it known."
But- this is normal for a three week old, and a pretty cute one too.
So... things are going great!

And here are more pictures.. which is really what everyone wants to see. Good thing she doesn't mind playing dress-up.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Precious Moments of Rest

Mia is becoming more and more alert and spending time awake, but we are so busy having fun that I don't think about taking pictures. Here are more of the moments of her peaceful dreams. She just keeps getting prettier.