Monday, December 14, 2009

6 Weeks

Little Miss Eliza is six weeks old and starting to pack on the pounds. She's still got those adorable chubby, we all love them. Even Addie can't stop kissing her!

Mom and I did our annual Christmas baking (on a smaller scale) and Addie got to make some Gingerbread houses...

We had a celebration for Eliza's birth that Sue organized...

It was so thoughtful and wonderful of her to do, considering she just defended her dissertation 2 weeks ago and is getting ready to graduate! Yeah Dr. Brown!

Eliza is on reflux medication (as was Addie). We've noticed a difference in the way she behaves when she's on it. She nurses much better and is less fussy in the evenings. Unfortunately, the medicine is $56 a month. But, who can put a price on your child's happiness and health? We took her off of it last Thursday to see if it really was the medication that was improving her disposition and by Saturday, we were ready to resume her dosage. She's completely different when she gets her Axid!

Hanging out in her swing

Here she is, chilling, during dinner one night.

Later, she sacked out while I talked on the phone.

I have to tell you that I have the best doggies ever. They are soooo deprived of their daily walk and yet, they are still so sweet and lovely.

Lucas wants to play so badly.

We've had a ton of Addieisms lately, but hardly remember to share them. A couple cute ones I happen to remember:

  • Addie told Memaw and Epa to enjoy their "smudge"or fudge as you might know it.

  • Micah was passing McDonald's and Addie kept telling him she wanted to go eat there...over and over. He told her that if she mentioned MD to him one more time, she would have to sit in timeout when they got home. She was quiet for a while, then said, "Daddy, I want to go to....(long pause while she thinks) Chicken nuggets. I want to eat chicken nuggets!" She didn't say McDonald's!

Addie got a new helmet for her bike with a bell. She rides it in circles in the basement.

Addie also loves to dress herself. Here is one of her outfits...quite original.

Here's Addie in her pretty Christmas dress that Memaw got her.

Aunt Debbie stopped by to see us one afternoon after work. The girls love their aunt!!!

The girls "daddy sitting"

Eliza has turned out to be a great baby so far (not to say we haven't had some rough nights!!!) Although she still prefers to be held, she's much easier to read than Addie Sue was as an infant. When she cries, she usually needs to burp, sleep, eat, or be changed. And--- the great milestone she's hit is SMILING! I haven't gotten a picture of it yet, but boy, does her smile make life wonderful! Hopefully, I'll get a picture to post soon!