Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Such A Happy Baby!

I have been meaning to post these videos for a few weeks now! They were taken on September 5th (Eric's actual birthday). The first one was taken while Eric wasn't at home and the 2nd one after he came home and I told him about how I had taken the first one!!

As you'll see, we learned a trick to get Darby to smile. Since the videos were taken, she has giggled a few times and is really starting to coo!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

2 Months Old Already!

Well, time is flying. Our little Miss Darby is already two months old! I can hardly believe it!

I took her for her 2 month check up (and shots, ouch!) and I am happy to report that Dr. Hsu was very impressed with her progress! She is now 11 lbs, which puts her in the 50th percentile for weight; and she is 23" long, which puts her in the 75th percentile for height! Her head has also grown quite a bit, it went from being 13.5" at birth to 15.2" two months later!

The Doctor was so impressed with how well Darby holds her head up. She said she holds her head up like a four month old already, and that by four months she should be sitting up on her own! I hope that doesn't mean she will walk early! I want all the snuggle time I can get before she is on the go and all over the place!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Just Hangin' Around

Not too much has been going on this last week. After all the party preparations, I was pooped! I am very happy to report that Darby has been sleeping wonderfully this last week. she still isn't sleeping completely through the night without a feeding, but it's getting close. She will go down between 9 and 10, sleep until 1 or 2, then wake up for a quick feeding. After her midnight snack, she will sleep until anytime between 4 and 6. After she eats again she will usually sleep until 8:30ish. I am loving it! The best part is that she is actually sleeping in her co-sleeper, and not in bed with me - so I get a better nights sleep!!

In other news, since I don't have the time to post ALL our pictures on here, and I know a lot of our family (and maybe friends) might like to order some prints of their own, I've started a photo-sharing site:

password: darby

Ordering from Shutterfly is SO easy and I am always happy with the quality of their prints and photo gifts/cards.

Of course I will still be keeping up here with posting pics, videos and the latest news!!

Here's a pic of Darby and Eric watching the USC football game yesterday. My Dad is a USC Alumni so we root big for the maroon and gold! We need to get Darby a lucky onesie to wear - she proved to be good luck!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Eric's 30th Birthday Bash!

Eric turned 30 last Friday, September 5th! I figured there was NO better way to celebrate a milestone birthday like 30 then with a gigantic inflatable waterslide! Catering to Eric's undeniable heart of a child, I ordered one up... not knowing that there was a bigger better one available! When this slide was delivered on party day, the delivery guys told us about the "Big Kahuna Slide" and how much better it was!! After they left, Eric turned to me and said "I want the big kahuna."

SO, I made a phone call and was able to have them come back and switch it out if I paid the difference in cash! WELL worth the extra trouble!!!

It was definitely the hit of the party!!

Darby was ready to party! I made her a special onesie to wear for her Daddy's special celebration.

Eric was all ready to party too!

Then, Darby's dreamy boyfriend Jackson arrived so the party could REALLY start!

It was debatable who was having more fun, the kids? Or the adults?

Of course there was cake...

... and LOTS of fun with friends and family!

But it was a long day of partying and socializing. Darby was certainly pooped out!

So was her dreamy boyfriend Jackson!!

The party was so much fun, and we were so glad we upgraded to the Big Kahuna at the last minute! Thanks to everyone who came and celebrated with us!

Also, a BIG thanks to our great friends Angela, Josh and Thomas for taking some awesome pictures with our camera!

Happy Big 3-0 to Darby's Proud Daddy!

Monday, September 1, 2008

A Labor Day Trip to the Park!!

Today we had a great day, spent at the Huntington Beach Park! Since it was Darby's official first park trip, we took a TON of pictures! Here they are!

I told Darby we were going to the park, she said "ooooh the park!! I'll put on my sun hat!!"
Daddy giving Darby park kisses!
Daddy smiling with Darby!
Darby said "Can we have a snack at the park? I'm hungry!"
"Mmmm, that snack was yummy! Silly Daddy put a leaf on my head while I was resting!"
"How do I look in Daddy's hat? I think mine fits a little better!"
Kisses at the park from Mommy!
Smiling with Mommy!
Just 'laxin...
It's a flying cross-eyed Darby baby here to save the day!!

"Look how good I can hold my head up. I'm getting so big!"

Daddy making silly faces!

"That was soo much fun, I want to go back, but MAN am I exhausted! Time for a nap!"