Thursday, June 26, 2008

Audree has her own little laugh!

I put Audree in the Snugli while I cleaned today, and this is what happened. Apparently she likes the movement.

She likes to look at her reflection in the mirror on her floor gym.

And, she has the cutest laugh! Click the arrow below to listen.

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Mark is leaving really soon so we're trying to spend time together and everything. He's really bummed about having to go, but it's part of his job. He'll be back soon and she won't grow that much...we hope. We're also going to go out this weekend and buy Audree some more toys and Mommy some clothes (yipee!). I've lost quite a bit of weight and nothing fits right anymore.

Oh--and we went to the DMV yesterday because our car registration is expired. It took us four or five hours and Audree didn't really sleep the whole time we were gone so I knew she was going to be overtired at bedtime. Little did I know how bad it would be! She fought sleep for about an hour and a half and then finally went to sleep about 9 p.m. last night. She didn't wake up until 4 a.m.--that's right, she slept for SEVEN hours straight! We went to bed about 10.30 so we got more sleep in one stretch than normal. I feel a lot better today. Off to tackle laundry now! Mark has duty tomorrow so I'm going to get his stuff washed and ready.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Six weeks old!

Mark decided he'd rather have me cook for him for Father's Day, so I made salmon. For his gift I made a mini scrapbook, photo keychain and a pillowcase with Audree's foot and handprints. Also, some friends of the family sent a gift card so we bought her this little gym. We put some extra toys on it, but it's pretty cool. There's a mirror on one part and a little lion in the middle that plays music if you tug on the string.

Audree is much more active now and is growing like crazy. She's in size 2 diapers and is totally out of all her newborn clothes (she had two sleepers she could fit in, haha). She has her playtime and normal sleep times. Our nighttime routine is a lifesaver; it at least calms her down some. Last night, though, she was very fussy. I ended up warming up the heating pad I used through the last half of pregnancy for back pain, laying her on it and then swaddling her with the pad underneath. I turned on her music and gave her her paci and she was out like a light. Every once in awhile, mommy gets it right!

Athena's guarding Audree...that big, bad lion won't get her today!







The onsie says it all.




I did a good job...even Audree approves!





Elephants are cozy.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Just some pictures :)

Sunday is Father's Day. Mark wants to go to Craftsteak at Foxwoods. It sounds yummy! I'll post more pictures from that venture afterward. I'm excited for him to see his FD present, also!

That's right. I'm the proud mom to a crib sleeper! Audree puts herself to sleep (with the help of her mobile, in the corner) and sleeps 4-5 hours at a time. YAY! I get sleep now!

Her onsie says, "50% Mommy, 50% Daddy, 100% Cute". Thanks, Stevi!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Guess who's one month old?

I just can't believe it! Audree is one month old today. I can't believe that a month ago about this same time, I was holding my baby girl for the first time. Wow. She has changed so much and so have Mark and I. We've settled into a routine with her and it's making things easier. She has playtime and naptime at the same time every day, and a nighttime ritual that she likes. We've figured it out. Now that we've mastered this age, she's going to change and do something different now, lol.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Mark had a birthday!

Yep and it snuck up on both of us! We thought it was still a few days away. Oh well! He had duty the day before so when he came home, he took a shower. The baby was asleep so I went to straighten up her room and, when I came back to our bedroom, I saw the sweetest sight. Mark was playing with the baby! She was laying there, watching and listening to him and smiling from time to time. She's developed her own personality and we're falling more in love with it every day! We went to Outback Steakhouse for dinner and then went to see the new Narnia movie, Prince Caspian. It was an alright movie. Dinner was good and the baby did have to be fed...luckily, we had a bottle that I'd pumped. She fussed twice during the movie. She was hungry the first time and needed to be changed the second. We then had to go to Wal-Mart to do our grocery shopping; we've been procrastinating because of time. We hardly see each other now and when we are together we want to be at home. I bought him a watch, the three Indiana Jones movies and a car charger for his cell phone for his birthday. I had to feed Audree right after we left so when we pulled around the parking lot for me to feed her, Mark jumped out and started digging through bags to find his gifts. Boys!



Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A smiling, happy baby!

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I took this video the other day. Audree is such a happy baby. She's constantly smiling!