Monday, September 25, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Vanessa is so cute when she dreams. She makes all these funny faces, and her eyes open wide and roll all around. Here are two of my favorite expressions of hers while she dreams.
Aww... she's smiling!
Friday, September 22, 2006
Daddy's been sent to the basement
A throat culture finally revealed yesterday that I have something called h flu, which is a misnomer since it's symptoms are similar to the real flu but it isn't really the flu. I'm finally on the right antibiotic now to fight it so I should be able to resume parenting duties in 2-3 days. Poor Sarah has had to tend to Vanessa by herself for a week while checking up on daddy as well. Hopefully I'll be able to give her a break on that front soon.
In better news, Sarah tried out her breast milk pump for the first time this week and was able to pump without a problem. Vanessa didn't want anything to do with the bottle the first time, but a second try yield some results. It'll be nice when Sarah isn't the only person who can feed Vanessa. We may give it a try for real this Saturday as Nana (my mom) is going to watch Vanessa as Sarah goes into teach. It's so nice to have such eager help so close by!
Monday, September 18, 2006
Vanessa's eye infection has completely cleared up, and she's doing just great.
Nana and Nana Two giving Vanessa her bath.
Gerri really enjoyed holding Vanessa.
Ken is a real pro at holding babies -- he has lots of nieces and nephews.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Vanessa goes to work
A meeting of brothers and their special girls
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Some video clips
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Two weeks old!
Monday, September 11, 2006
Growing so fast!
A grandfather and great-grandfather birthday
A picture of all of us at the party.
Phyllis (shall I call her great-Nana?) might have held Vanessa all day, if there weren't others who wanted to share.
Hannah wasn't so sure about holding Vanessa, but she managed just fine.
Grampa, three of his granddaughters, and a very special one of his great-granddaughters!
Aunt Teri holds Vanessa in the swaddling blanket that she got for us. Vanessa does like to be swaddled when she's sleepy. When she's grouchy, she thinks it's fun to kick off her swaddling.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
A rough day
A busy weekend
Donna holds Vanessa while Aunt Hannah examines her teeny niece.
Hannah reads "Are you my mother?" to Vanessa while Vanessa relaxes in Uncle Terry's arms.
Sandra was excited to meet Vanessa.
I really enjoy carrying Vanessa in my baby wrap -- it keeps my hands free and keeps Vanessa very cozy.
James takes Vanessa for a walk in the Baby Bjorn. Father and daughter both enjoyed the beautiful weather.
Friday, September 08, 2006
So many hugs, so little time
Daddy spends some time gazing at the new love of his life.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Bath Time and Other News
Below are some new pictures from this weekend.
It's never to early to start reading.
Vanessa wasn't too happy about her first bath at home.
She was much happier once she was bundled in a towel.
Here, Vanessa is posing with Miss Dee, an incredible homemade doll that will be bigger than her for a while.
Dean was excited to hold Vanessa. Vanessa seemed to be quite happy about the situation too.
Lisa said that it had been a long time since she had held such a tiny baby!
Sunday, September 03, 2006
More guests appearances
For having never held a newborn baby before, Aunt Liz does it like a champ.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Everyone is at home!
Are you ready for your close up Miss Vanessa?
Grandpa John stops by for a visit.