Friday, December 19, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Two Month" Checkup

Today was Eva's "two month" check up - she'll actually be two months on Christmas Day so we went a week early. I have been dreading this appointment for weeks as I knew this was the first round of shots. If anyone knows how skittish I am about shots then you'll understand why this was so hard on me. But I kept telling myself that its best for Eva and that's all that got me through it. E did great though. She was all smiles before the nurse came in (obviously not aware of what was about to happen). Then she got her oral vaccine which she took well and then came the 3 shots in the legs. Good thing she has gained some weight and had fat on her thighs. She cried the worst cry I have ever heard from her for about 5 minutes and then fell asleep. Its 9 pm now and she has seriously only woken up twice to eat since we got home at 3:30. So she's doing well (as seen in the picture) and of course survived... more than that Jon and I survived with only a few tears between the three of us. 

The highlight of the appt though were the stats below:
As of today (Dec 17):
Weight: 9 lbs 4 oz!!!!!
Length: 21"
Head Circ: 14.8"
These measurements moved her from the 10th to the 40th percentile!! So we're still on the small side but have really caught up over the past 5 weeks!! Thank the Lord for a perfectly healthy baby!

We will go back when she's 4 months old to do the above all over again!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Visit with Ho Ho

This past Friday, Dec 12th we took Eva up to the Fayetteville mall for her first visit with Santa (or Ho Ho as my niece Abby would call him). She slept through the whole thing but it made for some dang cute pictures! What a fun tradition with such a great Santa!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

28 Years Later

I couldn't resist posting this more to document than anything. 
Of course its a sweet picture but the reason is better. 

Tonight after Eva's bath I decided to go ahead and get in the Christmas mood with Eva. This is my precious little angel in the same pajamas I wore on my first Christmas! They fit her so perfectly so I must have been a bigger baby (since I would have only been 3 weeks and she is 6). I thought the memory was worth sharing with you all. I am so glad the PJ's were saved even if just for a picture!

So here's an early Merry Christmas from Eva!

Eva Smiles!

One of the greatest joys of motherhood so far has been seeing this little face light up. This week Eva has hit a big milestone... she's smiling on her own. Its so neat to look at her and smile and have her smile back. Of course I have seen this smile when she's sleeping but to know she's smiling because Jon or I are smiling at her, rubbing her face or just because she recognizes us is an amazing feeling. 

Here is what I got to look at today while relaxing on the couch. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.

Recognizing Mommy smiling at me...

Which caught my attention...

Then let out the biggest grin! Just melted my heart!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

6 Weeks Old

We Love You,
Mommy & Daddy