Sunday, October 10, 2010

Week 1 of new life...

Our first night alone was so great. We were excited to be in our own bed & start this new journey. I think that when everyone left Mike & I just sat in silence for a few minutes soaking in that she is ours. We are not just babysitting & waiting for the parents to come pick her up...we are the parents! We did not sleep great that first night but luckily we could just lay around the house the next day. One of my favorite things is when you are hungry I steal tons of kisses from you because you are trying to find food like a little cute!

This week we met up with Grandpa for lunch. This was one of your first little outing & you did fantastic! I was holding you while I was eating so I'm sure I was eating a little slower but I looked over at Grandpa & he was all done. He looked at me & said "I'm finished can I hold her now?!?!" It was so cute he ate so fast just so he could hold you. He is so excited about being a Grandpa, he asks us to send him pictures of you every day.

You had your first little sponge bath this week & you loved it. You really just laid there & let daddy clean you. You really like the warm water on your belly & head. I'm excited to see how you do in a real bath when your umbilical cord falls off. You also went to church for your first time this week. You were such a good little girl, you slept most of the time. I was a little nervous to take you because of germs, I wanted to put a sign on you that said "look but don't touch!" As soon as the students saw us walking up they came running to meet you, they love you so much! They were so great the just stared at you & can't wait until you are big enough to play with them.

So before you were born I said you would not be sleeping in our bed. Well lets just say that you are sleeping in our bed...I promise I'm not going to make a habit out of it. For right now we are all adjusting & if that is where you sleep better I'm okay with it. You also are the most particular girl, you know exactly what you want. You do not like to be swaddled because you like to have your hands next to your face. You also refuse to sleep on your back you must sleep on your side. I love to see your personality already starting to show.

All my love!
Your mom

My loves
My favorite
We did a lot of this...
and this...
Your first bath
Staring at your daddy
Hi eyeballs!


  1. SO SWEET! I cant wait to meet her! She looks so precious! I am so proud of you friend! And I love that the last caption above her picture is "Hi eyeballs"! LOL! You are so funny!

  2. She is adorable! There are many things I thought I would never do that I have done already, it is so crazy how quickly your perspective changes!

  3. I LOVE the pictures!! Keep them coming!! She has such loving and attentive parents. I can't wait to see how her little personality changes in the next few months! I can't wait to meet sweet Hallee Jane this Christmas!

  4. so cute! i said the same thing about not having hudson in our bed... then he was born and we had him our bed for 6 months. and i loved every moment :) soon enough she will be in her own crib and her own room. only you know what is best for hallee. you are a great mom and it is so exciting watching you begin this new season!

  5. So sweet! Cherish these first few weeks! I'm sure everyone has told you but they FLY by and they change sooo much SO fast!
    We also said no babies in our bed! But when you are adjusting and you find something that works, you should stick with it! We actually never had either of the twins in our bed until they were 10 months old (they got really sick and it was the ONLY way they would sleep). A year later and Kaden is still with us. But we secretly love it. Like Hayley said, one day they will be big and will be in their own bed so for now while they are little, just do what feels right :)
    Isn't being a mother the most amazing, miraculous, humbling gift!?!? It's been 2 years and I am stil in awe of my babies :) Hope to see you soon!

  6. I LOVE the little feet scrunched up under her bum...too cute! Isn't it amazing how much personality they have right from the start!? Looking forward to watching her grow!