Thursday, January 29, 2009

14 Weeks

At 14 weeks, Addison weighs a whopping 13lbs 6oz and is 2 feet long. We had a 3 month photoshoot at our house last Saturday. The pictures turned out oh-so-cute! Click here to see them.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Our First Play Date

Payton came over for a visit last weekend. The two girls are 1 1/2 months apart. What's cooler than a couple of babies on a blanket? Not much.

Chit Chat

Addison has found her little voice. It is PRECIOUS to carry on a conversation with her. Here's a little clip of our conversations...

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More Chit Chat

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

PB&J

Who doesn't know how to make a PB&J sandwich? After nearly 6 years of marriage, today I find out that my husband is one of those people. According to his logic, he doesn't like them, therefore he's never made one and I'd just as well make it myself so he doesn't mess it up. Truly priceless excuse...one of his best I think. Good thing he wasn't in Mrs. Sikes 2nd grade class where we had to write out instructions for making a PB&J sandwich...he surely would have failed that assignment.

So, Sunday we took Addison to the nursery for the first time. What I discovered there was what I thought to be mini metal prisons for each child. I'm sure they are the latest and greatest in commercial baby care...but gee whiz, the cribs were these steel cages with bars and heavy metal doors. The sides tower 3 feet above the mattress. I was so distracted by the surroundings and the literal swing factory going on in there that I had trouble finding my child. Luckily there was a nice man who directed me to my child's cell where I promptly freed her. Just not exactly what I expected from a "nursery". Next thing you know they'll have them in little orange rompers.

In the end, we both survived the experience and I was glad to return the mini beeper they gave me. Addison was oblivious to it all after a probable hour in one of those swings. She will go back and this time I'll be a bit more prepared for the entire situation.

For anyone out of Georgia - we had snow today. The tiny amount of flurries was amusing to watch as the flakes floated all around, but it is still even more comical to me how we handle "snow" here in the south. Pretty much all the employees called in or went home early giving us an impromptu day off. For us, it turned into a family day where we did very little except watch movies and nap. Gosh I love those days.

Let me end this entry with a picture of a precious smile.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

12 weeks

Addison is 12 weeks old now and very fond of her newfound hands. She is sleeping at least 7 hours a night and I am sooooo thankful for that. I may catch up on sleep yet. I've found that the key is to give her a warm bath every night, put on her lullaby CD and rock her to sleep. That little bit of investment is well worth it for 7 continuous hours of precious shut eye. It's so funny that when you're a kid, you can't stand going to bed early or taking naps...and then you hit adulthood and you'd give your right pinky toe for a nap about 3 p.m. on any given day.
I'm currently on the lookout for ideas for Addison's 3 month photos. She can't sit up by herself yet, so I'm limited. If anyone has some good ideas for home photos or a good suggestion for a studio, let me know. She will be 3 months on Jan. 23rd.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Eyes

Addison woke up this morning in a wonderful mood. She greets me with a smile lately. Such a wonderful way to start the day. It usually makes up for a lot of lost sleep the night before. But today was a little different. Today she woke up and was in awe....of her room. Her eyes darted from balloon to balloon, from wall to wall as she noticed literally every single decoration in her nursery. It was the first time she actually noticed where she was and it was so cool to watch. Then she studied the bookcase with such intensity that I thought she was reading book titles. We spent the morning lying on a blanket in her floor, just looking around her room and "talking". She talks a lot lately. I'd love to know what she's really saying.
The most precious thing of all is this: Sometimes I'll have Addison lying in my lap or beside me on the bed and I'll be busy doing something, watching TV, talking to Michael, working on the computer. And then I'll look down and there will be two beautiful eyes and the most magnificent smile fixated on me! I wonder how often she watches me and what exactly makes her smile that big. Maybe it's the same thing that makes me smile so big. The fact that I really, really love my child.