Thursday, July 31, 2008

summer days

I took Shane's computer out to the deck today to check email and look up some info for our next Bible study at church. I brought Grace out in her little bouncy chair thing (thanks Jess!) She sat with me for about 30 minutes. After that I noticed that she was just getting herself all cozied in and within a few minutes she had gone to sleep. I guess the fresh air and the warmth did it. :) She looked so sweet I took about a hundred pictures. She stayed with her daddy today while I went to the dentist. I think we are getting over the cranky all day long thing she was going through. She now loves her swing (and WE love her swing!) and she likes to just play on her little butterfly mat by herself (thanks Robin!) She's starting to notice the toys hanging from it and even trying to focus on them. She swings her hands around to get them. It won't be long before she's purposefully reaching and touching them!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

7 weeks old!

Yesterday Grace was 7 weeks old. We went for another weigh in and she is now 8 lbs 14 oz. She gained a pound in two weeks. That means the Dr. is finally happy and no more going back to make sure she's growing! He was concerned enough to have me keep coming back and to also keep suggesting formula, but she's growing just fine.

Grace and I got together with my Huntington friends yesterday. That's not unusual, I do that as often as I can. The part that was different was that we picked blueberries! That's right. Grace was in her stroller and I wheeled her in the middle of the bushes and started picking. She slept the whole time. I didn't think I even liked blueberries but they are good, at least fresh from the bushes! We picked.. over 25 pounds I think. It was kinda fun! I didn't bring my camera though so no pics to post.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

going to Grandma and Grandpa's

crazy hair after her bath (notice it's receeding a bit?)

I ran out to get ice cream for us and she started fussing. Dad picked her up and she fell asleep in his arms! He says he has that affect on the ladies!

meeting Uncle Adam!

cousins. I'm not so sure Aaaron loved holding her. At least he would never admit it! Hannah loved being near her and said when Grace gets bigger she will baby sit for $1. Deal! But she also said she doesn't "do diapers" :)

Just a cute one I liked from yesterday. She slept 7 hours straight last night! WOOHOO!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Mommy got some love

Grace smiled at me this weekend!  I've been waiting for it!  We were in Michigan visiting my parents.  I had left her on my bed and went to the living room for a minute.  When I came back she was just hanging out there and gave me a few gummy smiles!  Wow!  I thought my heart would crack!  I was so excited, I called Shane in Indy (it was 20 till 7 so we woke him up but he NEEDED to hear it!) 

We had a great time in Michigan.  Grace got to meet lots of friends and her Uncle Adam.  I was given a baby wrap that holds her close to my chest and as soon as she's there, she's out.  It's so nice.  So whenever she was a little fussy, I put it on and "wore" her.  :)  

pics to come!

Monday, July 21, 2008

A smile is worth a thousand words

Grace smiled for the first time today. The proud receiptiant was her daddy and it made his day. She's been very fussy for the past week, especially in the mornings. She will fuss and not sleep pretty much all morning, but this... this makes it all worth it.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


It's raining today, a good day to just stay home, which is what we are doing.  Grace is sleeping, and we are just relaxing.  She has slept for 5 hours in a row for the past two nights, and last week she had a 6 hour sleep too!  I felt like a new person after that.   She is also having a few fussy times. This morning she woke up at 7, snoozed with me on the couch till 8 and then pretty much fussed till noon!  We tried everything!  The swing finally calmed her down enough to sleep.  We are headed to our friends the Gernand's tonight for Sophie's second birthday party so Grace needs to sleep so she'll be good! :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

One more!

I forgot this one... it's way to cute.. Gracie had just had a bath and she and her daddy were just hanging out with each other on the floor.

5 weeks

5 weeks old- 7 lbs 14 oz

What do you think?  Do you see red??!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fourth of July baby
Daddy's little girl
Gracie's first boat ride!
Aaron and Aunt Michelle

meeting Hannah

One Month!

Today Gracie is one month old!  She has had a busy month!  She is becoming more clear about what she wants...  (it's usually to eat!) and has a couple times a day where she is very alert and looks around.  As of Tuesday she was 7 lbs 10 oz so she's past her birth weight!  

Gracie took her first boat ride over the fourth of July weekend.  She wasn't too excited about her very own life jacket- she cried!  We spent the weekend with the Hartman side.  It was so nice to have Grandma stay with us.  She was always willing to cuddle Grace, burp Grace, change Grace...  :)  her Grandpa and Grandma Diane were able to spend time with her too!

Shane and I took Gracie to Michigan on Monday where she met her Aunt Michelle and cousins Aaron and Hannah.  She also was loved on by her Grandma and Grandpa Wilson lots.  She did well on the trip up, but by the end of the day she was over being put in and then taken out of her car seat.

Yesterday our friends from Haiti, the Bakers, came to visit with their four kids.  It was a great time and fun to have our house filled with little ones.  They loved seeing Grace.  Naomi, their oldest who is 5, did such a great job holding her!

Pictures to come, hopefully tonight!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Three Weeks!

Cousins Rilee and Reese
Keeping her happy

Three weeks old!

Gracie is now three weeks old.  She is a whopping 7 lbs 2 oz.  :)  Almost at her birth weight!  She has had a few fussy days, but even those moments aren't too bad.  She LOVES to sleep on my chest and we are working on sleeping in the crib instead.  But it's so sweet having her that close!