November 22, 2012

So Thankful

Seth and I are especially thankful this year for our beautiful healthy baby girl. The Lord has truly blessed us, even when He owes us nothing. It is us who owes Him everything!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 3, 2012

Two Months

In month two, Hannah has really grown into her nickname, going from being just a Little Peanut to a Chunky Monkey. Those chubby cheeks and that big round belly are my favorite; they get most of my kisses.

And her smiles! Hannah loves to smile when you talk to her. Her smiles are particularly abundant when she just wakes up, something few of us can boast.  I just wish I was better at having my camera ready.

We also passed through a bit of an awkward stage this month. Beginning with some baby ache and balding, Hannah's cheeks have just about cleared up and her hair is now starting to come back in. It's still brown. Eye color is TBD, but I'm thinking blue. I'll let you know for sure in another five to seven months (so experts say when we should be able to predict the final hue).

Hands down the best part of month two though: Hannah is sleeping through the night! Beginning week eight, Hannah began scheduled feedings and is put down at night. She picked up the "parent-directed" feeding schedule immediately, and after two nights of "crying it out," we hear just a bit of whimpering when she goes down followed by no less than seven hours of continuous sleep.

Other highlights:
  • Hannah loves play gyms and music. She especially likes Grandma P's play gym because it includes her best friend, the musical light up black and white cat.
  • Hannah took her first plane ride to Minnesota. There she met Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Polson for the first time.
  • Hannah is now 11 lbs, 12 oz! My goodness someone must be feeding her well.
To close, I will leave you with this video. In trying to capture Hannah's expressions when waking her up, I got a little more than I bargained for. It gets particularly good at :30.