Sunday, August 29, 2010

Update on August

August has been a busy month for us. August 1st Kenadee was blessed by her dad. He gave the most beautiful blessing. We had the support of many family members. August 4th Dru and I celebrated our 3 year Anniversary. We celebrated by dropping baby off at my parents and going to dinner at the Outback. It was really nice to spend some time alone with Dru. August 5th was Ray's birthday (Dru's dad). We celebrated by going out to dinner with some of Dru's family. August 10th was my mom's birthday and we went out to dinner with my family.
I also have to give shout outs to both my parents and Dru's parents who had Anniversaries this month. Dru's parents have been married for 39 years as of August 14th! My parents have been married for 30 years as of August 15th! Both sets of parents are examples to Dru and I on what marriage should be. Yesterday (August 28th) was little Averie Jae's 1st birthday and we had a bbq and opened presents for her at my parents house. She was so cute and got spoiled rotten!
Kenadee has been struggling with a little bit of colic for the past 4 or 5 weeks. It has been difficult to console a screaming baby, but thankfully she only does it for a few hours in the afternoon and evening and then sleeps like a champ all through the night. Aside from the screaming we are really enjoying our little one. She changes so much everyday.
I can't believe how quickly summer has come and gone, but I must say that I am looking forward to the fall and the holiday season. Tomorrow is my first day back at work since I was put on bed rest. Wish me luck!
My mom and dad at my mom's birthday dinner!

Kenadee and Great Grandma Carol

Tired from all of the action

Saturday, August 7, 2010

One Month Old

On Monday you will be one month old! Time has flown by for us. We can not believe how big you are getting and how much our little girl is changing. You are our little miracle and our world. Your daddy and I would both do anything for you.
This month you:
-squeak when you are waking up. It is the funniest thing!
-have a head full of black hair that is uncontrollable like Albert Einstein most of the time. We try to tame it with big headbands and flowers.
-your nicknames are baby, sqeaker (or squeaky), ducky, gizmo, and boogey. Sorry baby, you are destined to have many nicknames.
-went from being a lazy eater to a really good eater
-went from sleeping most of the day and being up most of the night to only waking up once a night and being more alert during the day. Mom and dad love this one.
-hate to be swaddled most of the time (mom did manage to get a picture where you let her swaddle you). You love your arms out and sleep with them in crazy positions. You also love to sleep on your side.
-had a struggle with constipation and didn't poop for 8 days. This made mom and dad really sad because you would scream every time you tried to go to the bathroom. Mom was never so happy to clean up a blow out!
-throw some pretty wicked fits when you are upset. You kick your right leg like thumper, throw your arms everywhere, arch your back, and just scream. Sometimes you get so worked up that daddy and I just have to laugh. Sorry baby, I think you got your temper from mom. Most of the time you are a really good baby though.
-have the cutest little smile even though I know it's just gas I laugh every time I see that little grin (I think you got that from me too!)
-started focusing a little better on things and actually look at mommy and daddy. We love when you stare at us. It melts our hearts!
-got to know your puppies a little bit. They sure are excited for you to grow so that they can play with you. You don't cry at all when they bark, but you do cry when mom gets mad at Maddie for barking. You even let your puppies lick your toes a little bit.
-love your bouncer and your swing. If you are not being held these are the places you would rather be.
- LOVE LOVE LOVE the bathtub. You sink down in the water and just relax. Your favorite part is when mom washes your hair. It's so cute to watch.
-LOVE your binky! That's ok though because when you don't have that you try to put your fingers in your mouth and mom doesn't want to start that business!
-went to the zoo and to bear world. These outings were more to get mommy out of the house, but you enjoyed yourself (slept the entire time both places).
-went to both of your grandparents houses. Grandma Janet even babysat you a couple of times.
-were blessed by your daddy on August 1st (the same day mommy was baptized)! He gave you the most beautiful blessing and you were so good during all of sacrament meeting. You had quite the circle (13 people) and the support of many family members that came to watch your special day. Of course one important person was missing, your uncle Robbie who is serving a mission in Ohio. (He was there in spirit though).

We are so blessed to have you in our home baby and we love you more and more everyday. We are so excited to see what month two will bring. We love you Squeaker!!!
Mom and Dad