Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Card reader found, picture page updated again!!!

So we found the card reader for my camera and I have put even more pictures up on Anna's page!  Check it out!!! Please make sure to look at the last picture a little closer.  You can do that by clicking on it.  She really was very dramatic.  Ok the truth is she was in the middle of a sneeze, but what great timing!  Now I will be able to post more pictures and you can see her as she grows.  She had an adorable outfit on today which I was going to put up but she ended up pooping on it (and Grandma Joan, by the way) as we were waiting for her weekly visit at the baby clinic.  But I can show you my outfit from yesterday, yes, that's right,She wore Jeans!


Monday, July 28, 2008

Check out the Picture Page...

Anna's picture page has been updated.  For those of you who haven't seen it, its the 3rd tab at the top of this page.  More pictures will be added soon!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ruffley bum baby...Now with Pictures!

We went to church today and Anna was able to sport a dress our Friends Joe and Alyssa got for her. She had it on along with her ruffley bum tights. Very cute!!!!  Anyway, I wanted to update everyone on a few things. First, I have started using facebook a bit more, I never understood the purpose before but, now I think it is really cool. That really wasn't the update, I wanted to talk about Anna!!! At her last appointment she had gained another 11 ounces (that is in one week). She is now over 9 lbs. and only one month old. That is a gain of almost 2 lbs since birth!!! She has started sleeping in longer stretches at night, which suprised me (actually I got a bit nervous that she wasn't eating that much, maybe she is just deciding to slow down a bit with her weight gain). She sleeps from about 10-11 until around 3-3:30! Then she eats and sleeps again until somewhere between 6:30 and 8. I can hardly believe that we are getting so much sleep! Next, I am pretty sure she has started smiling socially ~ at least at me. She has only done it about once a day for a few days, I can't get her to do it by smiling at her but everyone once in a while she just pulls one out of no where while I am looking at her and playing with her. Its great! As further proof of this fact, I had 2 witnesses. Joan saw her do it once and Drew so her do it once too! I can't wait until she starts doing it more regularly and consistently. Being a mom is so fun! I was really worried before I had her that I would be bored all the time, or just hate it (you always hear horror stories about moms who just don't like it). Anyway, that hasn't happened to me at all. I just love being with my ruffley bum baby. She is great!


Monday, July 21, 2008

Annasaurus Rex...

Anna likes to dress up as our little Annasaurus.  You can't tell that from these pictures but normally she enjoys herself.  However, in these pictures she is showing her ROAR



and of course there is the one of her cute tail!


Sleepless ...or tummy troubles

So for the most part Anna has allowed us to get enough sleep, except for a few nights.  Two of which were the last two.  I have long suspected that Anna has reflux which gets reconfirmed by her actions daily.  She also gets a lot of gas, the hick-ups at each feeling, cried when she burps of vomits (sometimes) and seems hungry a lot.  All these thing by themselves aren't to bad but for the past few nights made for the perfect storm.  Anna definitely has the power to make two very tired parents.

Anna overwhelmed...mommy and daddy whelmed just about the right amount

Well I think the whole process of getting moved in was pretty overwhelming for Anna (exciting for us).  The movers unpacked what they could (I didn't want them to unpack everything because I didn't have places for things.  Then Joan, Fred, and Tim Mudgett came over and helped us organize a few things.  My priority was Anna's room.  Which Joan and I were able to put together (with the help of Drew's assembly skills).  The only thing we have left to put together is Anna's swing, which will have to wait a few days until the living-room is sorted out.  Anyway, after all the excitement Anna seemed so stressed.  I was going to get her ready for bed and wrap up her evening.  There was so much going on however every time I tried to put her down, she slept for a couple minutes and woke right back up.  So I got onto the glider Denise had given me and just rocked her and held her for a long time as she furiously sucked her pacifier (and this is a baby who doesn't usually hold onto her pacifier very well.  Drew and I were very excited to have all kinds of excited to have all of our toys to play with.  Our only real disappointment was that our beloved sofa does not fit into the house.  Otherwise it was pretty smooth sailing!

memories... a nicer form of chain mail

So, I saw this on my sisters blog who found it on Mandy's blog and I thought I would continue the chain:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Exciting News...

So, after a long time of waiting we are finally scheduled to get our things delivered tomorrow!  That means that Anna will have a crib and all kinds of great things.  We will have a couch, pans, cooking utensils and everything!  Also, the long awaited cord to my camera is coming so you can expect pictures!!  It is definitely something we are looking forward too.

In other news Anna was registered and now has a birth certificate, which we mailed away on Tuesday along with our passports and marriage certificate, in order for her to be an official American.  She should get her passport back in about 2-3 months!  Her picture looks really cute.  After she gets that back, we will just need to mail in our passports again and get her a visa, at which point we are free to travel!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Our big adventure

Today Drew took off work for the 4th of July holiday.  I really wanted to go someplace.  We went into town and went to a pharmacy/ CVS type store called boots.  I wanted to get a doughnut pillow my mother had recommended for the healing process.  I also wanted to pick up a few things for Anna - I wanted to get her an insert for her car-seat for additional head support, and a wipes warmer.  She HATES having her diaper changed and getting cold wipes on her is not a pleasant experience at all.  Anyway, we ended up picking up a few things and asking them where we could buy the pillow.  They recommended another pharmacy not to far away.  So we went over to that pharmacy, the pharmacy itself was closed for lunch but luckily someone who worked in that section of the store was their and willing to answer our question.  The answer was no, they didn't have that type of pillow either.  They could order one or we could head across town to another store that they were certain would have them in stock.  So, across town we headed (after a quick stop home to pick up some additional diapers).  We looked for the store but couldn't find it right away.  Drew parked and went into yet another pharmacy to ask them where the store was.  It was about 200 meters up the street, so Drew headed off to find the store and I fed and changed Anna.  She did such a great job!  When he came back he had a very nice pillow (apparently they don't do blow up pillows here or at least we couldn't find it).  This pillow of a sturdy yet soft foam material.  It only cost 25 gbp or $50!  But, Once I used it was definitely worth the money!  Drew was very happy to have me feel more comfortable sitting.  After we got the pillow we decided to go get some lunch and then look at one other store for the baby head insert.  We ate at the Damn Yankee, an American Restaurant whose staff seemed pretty excited about the holiday.  They were getting all decked out.  It was around 4 pm so we had the restaurant to ourselves.  No lunch crowd or dinner crowd.  Then we headed to the last store, Mothercare, and although they sell over 15 different car seat they did not have a head support.  I am just going to order one from babies r us I suppose.  But I have found a way I can just roll up a blanket and get the support for her head, so its not too bad.  By the time we got home we were all exhausted!  But, we had a package on our doorstep that was the hook up for Internet!  So much excitement in one day.  We are going to be taking a family nap soon.