Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Bottle

Anna Claire has been exclusively breastfed until last night. We decided it was time to at least introduce the bottle since when I go back to work in a few weeks she'll have to take the bottle while I'm gone. It was successful, no nipple confusion for her. She sucked down the almost 3oz of breastmilk in no time flat. I read in a book that someone other than me should give her the first bottle (who knows if it mattered), so here is a picture of Thad giving her HIS first feeding!

Here are some other pictures I took today.

Friday, March 20, 2009

5 weeks

So I missed posting last week when Miss Anna Claire was four weeks. She turned 4 weeks on Friday, March 13th, another Friday the 13th, I wonder how often we have two months back to back with a Friday the 13th in them?

We can hardly believe how quick the time has gone nor how quick our little sweetheart is growing. Over the past month we've learned a few things:

-She loves her pacifier.
-She hates having anything pulled over her head.
-She loves bathtime, especially when Daddy washes her hair.
-She hates being swaddled if she's wide awake, but likes it if she's half asleep.
-She loves her playmat.
-She hates naps and constantly fights sleep during the day, one day she'll be sorry she missed out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to nap as much as she wants, well, almost as much as she wants to anyway.

This week she started sleeping through the night, at least sleeping from about 11pm to 6am, which has made the biggest difference for me. We'll see if it sticks or if it was just for a couple of days.

The best part about this week is that she is slowly starting to smile, at least when she's either just had a nap or just been fed. It's fun to see that she's smiling at us and becoming more excited about the world around her.

Here are some pictures from this week:

This picture makes me laugh, sometimes she is so alert and looks like she's going to start talking at any moment.

We did a little photo shoot trying to get a good picture for a birth announcement and of course, Jasmine was right there in the middle of it trying to help. I thought this was a sweet picture. Jasmine has definitely started to warm up to her, but finds another room when Anna Claire is crying.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Anna Claire is three weeks old!

We can hardly believe how fast the weeks are already going by and that Anna Claire was three weeks old on Friday. I apologize for the lack of posts, I want to post more, but I just haven't been able to find the time. If she naps better this week, then maybe I'll get around to posting more.

Last week was a good week, we had a play date with my friend Kathryn and her son, Sander, who is 3 weeks older than Anna Claire. The babies slept while the moms visited and ate lunch. Thursday, EA came by to visit and held Anna Claire while she slept. Saturday, Thad's mom, "Grandma Gloria" came for a visit and cooked us lunch, and brought stuff for the freezer, yeah! Late evening Saturday, my mom, "Mimi" and aunt (Auntie Debbie) and cousin, (Mo) all came for a visit. They loved Anna Claire and enjoyed spending time with her, even changing diapers!

Here are some pics from the last week: