Thursday, July 19, 2007

Holy Cow!

I couldn't believe it when she did it.....she rolled over!!! From her belly to her back. I didn't expect it to happen this early! I thought she would be more like 3 or 4 months old! She has done it a total of 4 times. 3 times in a row and then once the day after. My girlfriends from college, Lisa and Michelle, were over for dinner and they got to witness it!! How exciting!

Alida is all smiles these days....except when she is tired, cranky, hungry or has a dirty diaper :-) I love when she gets up in the morning, that's when she smiles the most!

Monday, July 16, 2007

6 weeks old!

She keeps on changing!!! Every day she seems a little more alert and a little more mature. She holds her head up pretty well these days - when she is tired she doesn't do that great of a job but she still tries. She has started smiling a lot more too! This morning she gave me several "full " smiles. She has been giving "half" smiles where it seems only one side of her mouth curls up. This morning both sides curled up and her little eyes got squinty and she wrinkled her nose up a little bit. Soooooo adorable. I tried to get it on video then but she stopped as soon as I grabbed the camera - go figure!!
Thought I'd share a few more pics of her.....I have a million pictures, I think I might need to scale them down before I get them developed.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

There goes the Friday posts.....

Doesn't she look hilarious in this pic?? She looks so much older than she really is!! Even though Matt is holding her up she is really holding her own head!! She is doing really well that these days! She has better control when she is in an upright position rather than lying on the floor - she still needs a little help from gravity!!I think I might end up with 100's of pics of the two of them sleeping together! It's not hard to get them since they both love to sleep so much!!!!

Well, I tried to post something every Friday but it was much easier to keep up with when I was sitting in front of a computer every Friday for 9 hours!!!
Alida took her first out of state trip to her Aunt and Uncle's house this past week. It was a long ride but she did excellently!! She is so adaptable....Matt and I are lucky!!!
Last week she had a doc appt., she now weighs 9 lbs and 4 oz. She is growing so quickly!! She measured 20 1/4 inches. She received her first shot and I ended up crying with her. I didn't think it would affect me but it really did!!! Poor little girl. At her next appointment she gets 4 shots.....I won't be taking her to that appointment alone!
Last night she slept for 8 hours!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe it! And what's even better is that when she woke up in the morning and I picked her up she gave me a big smile!!!!! She must have been starving but instead of crying she smiled. She keeps on amazing me!!
Yesterday, mom-mom and I took her to my aunt's pool. She took a little dip and was surprisingly ok with it. She looked so cute in her little bikini and her bonnet. She didn't spend much time in the pool....maybe 5 minutes or so, then she took a nap so mommy could relax in the pool :-)
Well, time to go and feed the princess. I hear her stirring.....

Monday, July 2, 2007

She's Already One Month Old!!!!

WOW! Can you believe that Alida is already one month old today?? I have no idea how this happened so quickly!! The days seem to be flying by! She is changing so much every day. She has already outgrown some of her clothing and I just changed her from Newborn diapers to size 1 :-( She brings so much joy to our lives.....the day she starts to laugh and starts to really smile will be amazing!! I have seen her smile a few and there, and it was not in her sleep and it was not gas!! I know they were genuine :-) She started sleeping between 4 and 6 hours at night. Thank the Lord! As many of you know, I treasure my sleep!!! We are so lucky to have such a good baby!! She has her moments but they are few and far between. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer......