Monday, June 18, 2012

8 Weeks (2 months?!!)

Every mom says this. But, how is possible that I have a two month old?! I can't believe that 8 weeks have gone by. At times, these past 8 weeks have c.r.a.w.l.e.d. by. However, now, I cannot believe how quickly they have gone. I am halfway done with my maternity leave. Whoa. And each day, my prayer continues to be that I will treasure and enjoy each moment, and not wish it away. 

My sweet girl is changing so much every day. Literally, I feel like every day a little bit more of her personality emerges. She had a fussy few weeks (just like the books say), and is showing herself to be a relaxed and easy going girl. She sleeps and eats like a champ, which in turn is causing her to GROW. This girl is wearing some 3-6 month clothes! Her 2 month appointment is this Friday, so we will get the official numbers and percentages. All I can measure it by is her size 2 diapers and 3-6 month clothes!  Big beautiful girl! 

Jane is continuing to love to suck on her fists, and still loves her bouncy seat. She is now laying on her playmat and enjoying that for small amounts of time. She sleeps in her swaddle blanket, and is starting to be more attached to her paci, crying when it comes out. (What to do about this issue?!) She has been in her basket by our bed until today... and we are moving her to her nursery tonight. The only reason I'm sad about this is that I have to trek upstairs to get to her in the middle of the night. Again, this paci is gonna cause me a problem! She smiles and coos all the time, especially in response to our voices. 

Look at that sweet, precious face! 

Yummy- my fist! 

Hi Mommy! Look at those big blue eyes (just like her daddy's). 

The pre-fussy face... Enough with the pictures please. 

And done. 

Jane, you bring me and your daddy more joy than we thought possible. We are loving every minute with you, watching you change and grow right before our eyes. You are such a sweet, happy baby, and we hope you have your daddy's easy-going nature. My prayer every night is that you always know how much you are loved, by us and by God. (And that He will help me be a good mommy!) We love you to the moon and back, sweet girl. 

7 Weeks of Sweetness!

We just had one outfit this week, although we did rotate some accessories. Headband, Shades, and Pacifier. 

Baby Jane truly gets sweeter every week. I'm sure part of this is that she is growing up, and the other part is that I am figuring out this whole mommy thing :). She is the best baby! She continues to sleep super well, in her naps and at night. She is going about 7 to 8 hour stretches at night- I just have to figure out how to line those stretches up with when I am sleeping too! She is so smiley, and we are loving how interactive she is getting. She is happiest in the mornings, and we love laying there and talking with her. She just coos and grins... and we just melt into little puddles. 

She also gets longer and chubbier every week! Please check out those thighs! And her little wrist and ankle rolls :). 

Do you like my shades? I'm going to the pool at GrandNan's later! 

This is something else that happened this week- she found her fists! As soon as she can get that fist near or in her mouth, she is sucking away at it. It is good because it keeps her entertained. 

Better give me my paci before I have a meltdown. Please and Thank-You 

the B's

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Baby Jane: 6 Weeks

Here we are again! 6 weeks old. 2 outfits for 2 attempts at a decent picture. 

There's our girl!! 

Try again! So, these next pictures are upside down. And I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to rotate them in Blogger. And ole girl is about to wake up from her nap and I don't have time to do it again!! So, I hope you are reading it on an iPad and can flip it around :). All you need to know is that she is happy! 

Look at Long Tall Sally! She is so long (Wonder where she gets that?!)

Look at that face! And those baby blues. I melt. 

And the lip! 

She looks so long here!! And her feet really are that big :)

Just wanted to capture this: she has LOVED her bouncy seat for the past two days. Thank goodness for these ugly, modern contraptions that allow mommy to eat her cereal and drink her coffee with two hands! 

Baby Jane, you are a delight. I could not have known how much I would love you and it is a privilege to be your mommy. Thanks for being patient as we figure out this parenting thing. I can't wait to keep seeing your little personality develop! 

Baby Jane: 5 Weeks


My attempt today is to get caught up on these weekly posts! How in the world do the weeks fly by so quickly?? When I'm in the moment, I feel like I have spent my whole day feeding and rocking, and then I look up and its been 5 weeks. Holy moly. This baby is getting sweeter every day- if that is possible. She definitely has her fussy moments, and has challenged us both in so many ways. Besides just teaching me to be a mommy, she is making me a better person. I never realized how selfish I really am... And how much I love to have control over my situation. She is her own little person, and I can't control her. And she isn't going to be perfect, as much as I'd like her to be.... Oh! So these are all the things people have been telling me I would learn about myself :)

My weekly photo shoots have been a lesson in and of themselves. You will see her in 2 different outfits... Not because we had a wardrobe change. But because I did not choose a good time of day, she had a meltdown and we had to try again another day. Live and learn! 

She smiled at me the first time the day before her 5 week birthday! Oh, be still my heart. It made every. single. minute worth it. The smiles are a more regular occurrence these days, but she still makes you work for it! But that dimple is worth every bit of effort. 

How I captured this smile I will never know!!?? Please note her one eye closed. Cuteness. And after this cuteness, she promptly started squalling. Just wait, you'll see. Attempt #1. 

Wait for it.... 

Attempt #2

Ya'll... this face!! How can you stand it?! I know you want to jump through the screen and kiss those cheeks! 

6 weeks coming right up!