Friday, November 24, 2006

Thanksgiving to everyone!! We made an Indian hat for Hannah to wear yesterday for her first Thanksgiving. We had a nice relaxing day at Aunt Jo's house. Dinner was delicious and Hannah was pretty good the whole time we were there. We were going to go to Mimi's Cafe for dinner and have their Thanksgiving special because I didn't want to cook a whole bird for just the two of us but at the last minute Aunt Jo invited us over and we decided it would be better to hang out with family. Hannah has been doing very good during the day now. I am starting to get a routine down with her but nights are still rough on occasion. Some nights she will sleep 5 hours at a time and other nights only 2 hours at a time. She doesn't usually fall asleep for the night until midnight either which makes us all tired. I do enjoy playing with her all day though and will miss her when I have to go to school in January. I am so close to finishing though so it has to be done. Anyway, I also posted a picture of Scott making Hannah smile and one of them sleeping together. She is smiling more and more everyday and it is so much fun and she also is fun to snuggle with in the mornings. Other than these things, nothing else really exciting is happening in our lives right now. Scott is almost done with school for the semester and will hopefully do well in all his classes. Other than that we are just looking forward to seeing everyone at Christmas.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I just had to post this picture of her smiling. She is actually really starting to smile at people which is so much fun!! Before I think it was just gas bubbles but now she actually locks her eyes onto yours and gives you a big smile. It doesn't happen very often but when it does it just melts your heart. This week her grandpa Sprague has come to visit. He will be here until Saturday and he really enjoys taking care of her. He holds her most of the day and even enjoys calming her down when she is crying. He's a very good grandpa. I also had to put a picture of her in the new swing that we borrowed because without that, life would be extremely difficult. She is a great baby though and we love her so much. The last few nights she has kind of gotten herself on a routine and sleeps in three hour increments until about 9:00am. It has been very very nice.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Our little pumpkin is so strong!!! I know I just wrote a couple of days ago but I had to write again to show how well she can hold her head up. She has been pretty strong since she was born but this was the first time she held her head up this high and for this long. She held it there for at least 2 or 3 minutes. We are so proud of her! I think she is going to roll over and crawl early, which makes me kind of sad because that means she's already growing up too fast. Anyway, I also posted her 1 month picture and a picture of her getting a bath. She usually enjoys getting a bath so it is fun to give her one. I think she still looks a lot like Scott but she is starting to look a little more like some of my baby pictures. She will probably change a lot over the next year and we are excited to watch her grow!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The past two weeks have been extrememly hard because our swing wasn't working. The first picture of her crying shows what I see most of the day. If I'm not constantly bouncing her or feeding her she screams. The second I put her down her eyes open and she starts to scream again. However, today our swing was working for about an hour and.......hallelujah!!! I was able to get a few things done. We are going to buy a new swing tomorrow because for some reason this one is not working (however we are extremely grateful to mom and Jill for giving it to us). Swings must have come from heaven because they are the only things that she'll continue to sleep in after I put her down. She's usually pretty good at night, thank goodness, just in time for dad to get home from work. Anyway, I don't mean to complain about her. I love being a mother but it is harder than I could have ever imagined. The doctors say to sleep when she sleeps but how am I supposed to do that if she only sleeps when I am holding her? If anybody has any advice it would be wonderful to hear.
Anyway, some great news for me today is that I fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans!! I have a few rolls hanging over the top but I was satisfied with just being able to fit them. I still can't fit into most of my shirts though. Some other good news is that Scott's dad is coming to visit this weekend. We are really excited to see him and Hannah is really excited to meet him:) Anyway, we will post better pictures soon but nothing really exciting has happened in the last week. On Friday Hannah will be one month old. Time is already flying by.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Happy Halloween! We had a couple of different outfits for Hannah today but unfortunately I ruined the one my mom gave me by washing it, so we only have her pictured in one outfit and one bib. We hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! We are excited for the day when we can take our kids out trick or treating.