Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
And finally here is a very overdue slide show of Darby's birthday!! Enjoy!!
Monday, August 25, 2008
On Sunday we went over to meet Jackson. Darby may only be a month (plus a week) old, but she certainly knows a little hottie when she sees one! We can't wait for Jackson and Darby to grow up together
Here's a picture of Eric modeling the Baby Bjorn, of course along with Darby! She hadn't been in it for very long when she fell asleep. It is not hard for her to get comfy and poop out!
Finally, here's a few pictures I snapped of Darby the other night just after her bath! We are trying to get into somewhat of a routine. So far, pretty much the only "routine" part is her bath before I nurse her and go to bed! I suppose it's good that we have a bedtime routine going, now if I could just get a daytime routine! She is just still too unpredictable. I am anxious for her to reach 11lbs, I hear that she should be able to go longer between feedings then! At the rate she is growing, I don't think it will be THAT long!
She had a little case of baby acne, (as you can probably notice in the pictures), but it is clearing up now.
Other then that, we are doing really good! Darby is really smiling a lot now (and it's not just gas!) I took a video of her this morning sitting in her swing and she smiled a few times while I was taping! I will post it soon.
I have been putting together a photo album of the birth and lots of pictures we have taken since. It reminded me that I never posted the birth pictures, besides the few I posted right away. I'm going to put a slide show together one of these days and post it. As usual I have a lot of things I want to get done, who knows when it will really happen! It's all up to Darby!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Darby means the world to me. It was always my dream to be a Mom and care for my own baby. I have always felt that I was made for it. I loved being a nanny throughout my high school and college years, it certainly helped prepare me to care for my own. But, nothing compares to being able to sooth the cry of your own baby, and as a mother (or father) provide a love no one else can. I'm sure as she grows it will feel even more rewarding. I love being Darby's Mommy!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Darby has been growing so much in these past few weeks. I can hardly believe she is 4 weeks old today, and will be a MONTH old on Sunday! She is smiling more, staying awake during the day more (woo hoo!) and eating up a storm. I need to weigh her to see how much she's gained!
She LOVES to go on walks - which has me walking to run some errands like going to Walgreens and the Post Office instead of driving!! Luckily, it's been hot, but not TOO hot! She is so alert and prefers to sit so she can see around her, as opposed to being in your arms looking up at you. She has been able to hold her head up since practically the day after she was born - such a smarty!
Last week she went to her first summer concert in the park, and to a quick visit to the beach! We can't wait to take her on more fun outings as she grows!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Things are going pretty well here. Darby is a good little baby, she just loves to eat - which makes it hard to get things done sometimes! At almost 3 weeks old, its not like I can expect her to be on a schedule YET, but hopefully it's not TOO far off!
Enjoy the pictures and I will put up another video SOON!
Friday, August 1, 2008
Unfortunately, since it is a new video camera, we weren't paying attention to the settings and it looks sort of stretched now that it has been uploaded to Youtube. Hang in there with us, eventually we will have the videos looking perfect!
In the meantime, enjoy this (slightly distorted looking but way too cute) video!!