Sunday, June 20, 2010

Babies and purple Jacarandas

In the spring, Ben was telling the kids that our new baby would be coming when the Jacarandas bloom. The Jacaranda is an otherwise boring tree, but come May, it suddenly turns into this gorgeous purple wonder. Our neighborhood is lined with them, so it looks pretty spectacular. Hey, it's really the only sign of spring we get around here. So here's Lucy, about one month old, in front of the Jacaranda trees.

Friday, June 11, 2010

One Month

Baby Lucy is one month old! We are truly enjoying every minute with her. You can't help it...she's adorable, smells delicious and has a captivating smile. She is also a ravenous eater and therefore growing up way too fast. She weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. at two weeks and 10 lbs. 7 oz. at 1 month. Bring on the cheeks and fat rolls!
What do the sibs think of her? The boys like Lucy, but only pay attention to her about 15 seconds a day. Theyhad two days off school this week and experienced a lot of *crying baby.* Their thoughts:
Ian: "Can we take her back to the hospital now?"
Jacob: "Can she go back in your tummy now?"
Sorry brothers, she's here to stay!

I was a little worried about Kate's reaction to a new sibling since she demands so much of my attention, but she could not love her little sister more! Kate always lets me know if Lucy is crying, wants to hold her, helps with diaper changes and is excited about every little thing she does.
"Look baby sister is moving her head!"
"Look, baby sister has eyelashes!"
"Look, baby sister smiled at me!"

We sure love our little Lucy!

one week

two weeks

three weeks

4 weeks

one month