12 September 2012

week 5, 6 and the nursery.

Lucy just keeps growing! She is now six weeks old and just over 8 pounds. She tries really hard to hold her head up all by herself, and to stand up on our legs. She prefers to sleep naked and sleeps longest in mom and dads bed. (I am not a real supporter of "co-sleeping" but some nights I will do ANYTHING for sleep.) The longest she sleeps at a time is 6 hours, and in all honestly that feels like days to me! I feel like a new woman when I get that much sleep. She will smile at us and she even giggled at Matt one day. She loves her binki and loves to eat. She is the sweetest little baby ever and I am so lucky to be her mom. 

A few people have asked me to post pictures of her nursery. The reason I haven't posted anything yet, is because it isn't really finished. I still need to get some pictures printed, a canvas hung and a mirror hung. I'll get there eventually... :) 

but here is what we have so far. My goal for this room was to be very calm and simple. I don't like a lot of crap on the walls and I didn't want it to be too bright or busy. I wanted it to be as sweet and peaceful as a new baby. So here is Lucy's room so far.. 

Crib: Pottery Barn 
Bedding: Pottery Barn
Rug: Ikea
Chair: RC Willey
Night Stand: Was my Grandpas when he was a little boy, Matt fixed it up for Lucy :) 
Mirror (on the floor waiting to be hung): Hobby Lobby 

This is a picture of the first time Matt made her giggle. I was holding the camera and tried to snap a picture as fast as I could, so its pretty blurry and a really bad angle... but its a moment I am glad I could capture. 

And she isn't sure how she feels about "tummy time". 
Such a little sweetie. 

Being a mom is the best job ever. 

as a side note, Matt and I started Insanity this week. 
we are only three days in and my body hates me. 
having a baby really does a number on you. 
wish me luck. 
3 days down, 57 to go. 

01 September 2012

One whole month??

I really cannot believe that our little Lucy is now one month old. My mom always told me that once you have kids, time goes by so quickly. I never really believed her until now. I feel like it was just yesterday that Matt and I were headed to the hospital to have a baby.. and now she has already been here a whole month. In the last month Lucy was lucky enough to get TWO new cousins. Just 11 days after she was born, her cousin Crosby Dee Call was born. He is such a handsome little man, and seriously has the greatest hair I have ever seen! Then 3 weeks later her other new beautiful cousin, Charlotte Emily Shumway, was born. It was so fun to be pregnant with my sister Jennifer and my sister in law Emilee, and it has been even more fun to have new babies with them. I love that we are all going through the same things right now; enjoying the late night feedings and new born snuggles.

Matt and I are enjoying being parents more than we could have ever imagined. Knowing that this little spirit was sent to our family to learn and grow, is the most rewarding thing we could ever experience. I don't know how we got so lucky to have such a sweet baby.

Maeby has been adjusting really well, and although she is getting a little neglected, she loves Lucy and always wants to give her kisses and cuddle with her. I think they will be great friends when Lucy gets a little older! :)

Baby Crosby and Baby Lucy both so happy! 

Baby Lucy and Baby Charlotte

We sure love our little Lucy... now if only time could please slow down!!