Saturday, October 31, 2009

Little Pumpkin

My mom bought Autumn her first Halloween outfit. And as Jordan was checking out the outfit, he read that it was a 3 piece outfit and I only had 2 pieces. Sad! We got ripped off. Oh well, she still looked really cute :-) We're not a huge fan of Halloween here with my family. I did go trick-or-treating as a kid, but it was involved with my church. That's what we'll do with Autumn too. Celebrate more "fall" than Halloween. However, please enjoy our beautiful little baby girl!

Jade jumped in for a few pictures.

Grandma steals Autumn for a few pictures!

Smiles for mommy!

Just after Jade gave her a face bath!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tummy Time

I don't really do much tummy time with Autumn because she sleeps on her tummy everytime. But I figured I would give it a try today when she wasn't tired to see what she would do. Haha, it didn't last very long. She wiggled a little bit and then feel asleep :-) Silly girl. I wonder if she associates tummy time with sleepy time. Oh well, she gets plenty of exercise when she's waking up from a nap. Here's a picture from her "tummy time"...

On another note, Autumn just started holding up her head herself yesterday. Every now and then she'll let it drop, so I still keep my hands close by, but 99% of the time she's holding it up. Now she's starting to talk on a pretty regular basis too. She usually talks after I change her diaper. So I just let her sit there for a while and talk to herself. My dad got her up this morning and she talked to him for a while :-) Enjoy a few pictures from our talking session today.

Such a cutie!

Her fencing reflex (I was told that that reflex is to prevent the baby from rolling away from their mommy while they're sleeping...cuz way back when, babies slept next to their mommys).

She's getting so big! She's already outgrowing a lot of her clothes :-)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

5 weeks

My baby is 5 weeks old today. Last night was her first night in her own crib. She did pretty good. Woke up 30 min after I put her down, crying, so I picked her up and patted her to sleep and she slept again til she was hungry. She did fine the rest of the night, but I was a nervous wreck! So paranoid that I couldn't hear here through the monitor and making sure that she was still breathing. LOL. Silly mommy.

Autumn's also starting to talk to herself. Yesterday while I was changing her diaper, she starting cooing and ahhing to herself. It was so cute! But everytime we tried to record it, she stopped. Of course! It's amazing how fast she's growing. I find that I'm loving my little girl more and more everyday. Especially when I pick her up from a nap and she smiles right away. Sigh! Melts my heart!!!

Got my 6 week postpartum check up next week Friday. I'm curious to see how much baby weight I've lost and if I can start working out. Jordan and I are gonna try the P90X workout. I'm excited and ready to get back into my normal jeans. That's very frustrating right now. Still in my maternity pants, but they're too big! Definitely can't fit into my old jeans. Oh well, that's life.

Before I show off some pictures, I've got a funny story... The other night I was out doing a men's haircut and I left Autumn at home with my dad (quick haircut, didn't need to bring her along since she was sleeping). On my way home I texted my dad to see how she was doing and he texted back saying that she was starting to wiggle. A couple of minutes later my milk let down, making my "girls" all tingly. At that moment I picked up my phone and my dad texted me saying "MOMMYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!" because Autumn was hungry and crying. It was amazing how in-tuned I am to my baby girl even though I was miles away! Made my day :-)

Now I hope you enjoy some pictures I took of Autumn on her 1 month birthday!

Posing next to her teddy bear that her great grandpa VanBall gave her!

Look at those long toes!

Got a half smile out of that one :-)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

4 weeks... and counting!

I can't believe my baby is 4 weeks old already!!! Tomorrow she'll technically be 1 month old. AWWWW! She's growing up so fast. Wednesday she had her 3 week check up. She weighed 9 lbs 13 oz, which is in the 80th percentile. Her height was also in the 80th percentile, but her head circumference was in the 85th percentile. Doctor says that Autumn is a "gold star" for gaining weight beautifully and staying within the same percentile for everything. My mom's convinced that she weighs 11 lbs by now. LOL. It's amazing to watch her grow up right before my eyes. She's starting to focus on things further away from my face. She even followed me around the room once when someone else was holding her! Doctor was truly impressed :-D It won't be long before she starts "talking". The other night she coo'd so loud that it scared her and even made her cry. SO CUTE! I love making her smile, but can never catch it on my camera. The flash blinds her too much. But please enjoy some pictures from her photo shoot by Theresa (who is absolutely amazing)!

It's crazy how red her hair looks in the sun!

My brother likes to call her a little jalapeƱo!

So sweet and innocent!

She's a very content baby.

She's starting to look more like mommy every day.


One happy family!

Friday, October 9, 2009

3 weeks

I can't believe my baby is going to be 3 weeks old (tomorrow) already! It's absolutely amazing how much she's growing right before my eyes!

Autumn lost her cord, which is nice cuz now I can start using my gDiapers. She's starting to smile at everyone else in my family. She's been smiling at me since she was 2 days old (just like I did for my mom). But it's so cute to listen to my family giggle everytime she smiles at them.

Autumn's really into faces now. Really likes to study everyone's face, especially when you're talking to her. It won't be long before she starts "talking" back to us. She made a few cooing noises to me today, just made my heart melt! Another thing I'm curious about is her hair color. Some of her pictures she looks like she has red hair and her eyelashes look red too. I would LOVE to have a redhead :-) That's just one less child I have to do hair color too (LOL). I will NOT change Autumn's hair if she's a redhead. NEVER!!! ;-)

Breastfeeding is going amazing! I love it more and more everyday (not so much at night, LOL). Autumn wakes up about every 3 hours to eat. I'm trying to keep her awake and interested more during the day and not so much at night. She has her good nights and her "mommy won't stop crying cuz she's so tired" nights. But I think I found the trick last night. If she wants to stay awake during the night, I just put her in the bouncy seat and sit online for a while. That way I'm near her, but not engaging and encouraging her to stay awake. Last night she went to sleep within 30 minutes versus an hour and a half like other night. So we'll see if this works!

I hope you enjoy some pictures :-)

I like to call this her "HALLELUIA" pose :-)

Her first bath in her bathtub (not so sure about it).

Checking out mommy's face.

Daddy loves cuddling with his baby!