Saturday, October 30, 2010

Video of Anabelle

Anabelle is continuing to grow and do new things. It's so much fun! I attached a video of her a couple days ago. She's starting to make more "babble" noises which are so cute! Justin and I are loving being parents although it is hard sometimes. Right now we are trying to get her used to going to sleep in her crib. It's so hard to let her cry in her crib. It makes my heart hurt.

We made our first road trip last weekend. We went down to Mobile to see Justin's parents. We had a great time and Anabelle did well in the car. It's hard for Justin and I because once we get on the road we don't like to stop and we pride ourselves in not losing much time when we do. So, traveling with a baby has made us change our travel habits. But she did great!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Getting settled in

Well, things have been busy around here lately. We have had lots of company which has been so much fun. Justin's mom came up for a few days, Milla came to visit and took Anabelle's newborn pics, then his sister Anna and his Meemaw and this past weekend my dad and Terry came to visit. We have really enjoyed having so much family and friends here in Memphis. We couldn't get them to come up before Anabelle came and now we can't keep people away!! :) Anabelle has loved it because she has been held constantly. Now, we are trying to get her used to being put down. Needless to say, she doesn't like it. She also doesn't like her tummy time. She is getting so strong, lifting her head and starting to push up. She is also getting so big! I took her by the pediatrician's office on Friday and she weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces! She is gaining about a pound a week.

Justin and I have been getting out more lately and it has been very good for me. I am beginning to feel like my life is regaining a little bit of normalcy. I actually went to the gym yesterday for the first time in about 2 or 3 months! It felt great.

As I mentioned earlier, Milla came down and took some newborn pictures. We have posted them to a shutterfly website for family to order. If you would like to check them out go to They are awesome!