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Friday, September 30, 2011

{Adding Y to everything}

Jack's language has just exploded over the past few weeks...2-3 new words everyday and repeats everything and finally starting to put words together. David and I noticed we were now Daddy and Mommy which is a change because we were always dada and mama. But then we also noticed everything else has a Y....the best being....Papa Jim is now Jimmy. He use to be called Jimmy when he was younger, but no one ever calls him that anymore...Jack does now. My dad has tried to correct him and now he is doing it even more. I actually think it is sweet and endearing. He loves his Papa Jimmy so much!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

{2 Months Old Already}

Abby is two months old already! She has brought so much joy and love to our family already. David and I were both a little nervous about having #2. We love Jack so much we didn't know how we could possibly love another child so much....Well let me tell you....You CAN! It was love at first sight again. Actually I have more love for the both of them than I could ever have imagined possible. I love being a mom to TWO wonderful and amazing children. The love that Jack already shares for Abby is so sweet and precious. I am sure they will be best friends...

Don't get me wrong she will have to learn to hold her own with Jack.

My Dear Abby,
We love you so much already sweetheart! You make my day just by smiling at me. I love to nurse you (you are much much better at nursing than your brother). It will be so hard for me to go back to work next week. I will miss you like crazy. Know that mommy and daddy love you so much!!

Highlights over the month

You traveled to the Lake of the Ozarks. You did awesome riding in the car!

You loved to be swaddled.

You are starting to sit in the bumbo already.

You like to play on floor mat.

You really don't like tummy time (your brother didn't either)

You have been sleeping in your bed since 1 month. You aren't sleeping through the night yet though...Still waking to eat around 230-3 but sleeping until 7-730 then. I think this might happen for a while since you have reflux and can only eat so much at one time. I understand....1 time a night is very manageable!

You are smiling and cooing like crazy! I can tell you are a girl and that you are going to love to talk!! I feel like I already have conversations with you! I cherish this time!

You are growing out of your 0-3 clothes very fast and you are wearing size one diapers. PS - I have somewhat stopped cloth diapers...You have grown out of the newborn ones and I just can't seem to get the One size to fit you right. Still working on this.

Here are your stats:

22 inches long -- 30%
11 lbs 3.8 oz -- 56%
Head 39 cm -- 53%

You have grown 3 inches and gained a little over 5 lbs....Yeah! This makes a nursing mom feel great!

You are the best little girl God could have given us. We have a busy next few works...Daddy his working hard to get the crops out of the field, work is going back to work, and your baptism is coming up shortly.

Love you sweetheart!
Mommy and Daddy

Thursday, September 1, 2011

{Park with Grandma D}

On Friday my mom had the day off of work so we ran so errands, had a fun lunch with my Nana and Dad as well. Abby was perfect! She slept through it all. We picked up Jack from the daycare and we all headed Tipon Park for some fun! Great day!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

{Farm Progress Show 2011}

We went to Farm Progress Show in Decatur. It rotates every year back and forth between IL and IA. We took Jack the year he was born. This year was much more enjoyable from a parents standpoint. He just loves farming so much! Jack was so excited to go and see the TRACTORS! They didn't disappoint. He had a great time...All SMILES. It was super hot though. We got there early and saw lots of demos and the latest and greatest in farming. We decided to watch the combine demonstration which was kinda funny to me that all the farmers would walk out in the field about 1/2 mile to watch combines combine when they can see that everyday on their farms...But they do have all of the brands....GREEN, RED, YELLOW etc. The yellow did by far the best...Which makes me happy even though CAT doesn't own it anymore it is still powered by a CAT engine! BIG YELLOW! A great day with David, my dad/papa Jim and brother Brian/Uncle BOO! Thanks for such a fun and memorable day!!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

{More Photos}

My friend and hair stylist Heidi came over and took pictures of Abby last week. We had such a fun afternoon playing dress up with Abby. Heidi has taken many of Jack photos and we love her! Thanks again Heidi!! Pictures to come soon!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

{2 week check up}

We had Abby's 2 week check up today. She has been showing some signs of acid reflex so they decided to put her on some medicine. Hopefully it will help!

Here are the stats:
HT - 19" (17.79%)

WT - 7 lbs 9.5 oz (26.79%) Wow! She is above her birth weight by almost a pound. That is great news for a nursing mom! So proud!!!

HC - 35.5 CM (38.31%)

Friday, July 29, 2011

{First photos as family of Four}

Our friend Kristen came over and took pictures of us on Saturday. She has a little girl in Jack's daycare class and that is how we met her. What a sweet sweet family and little girl they have. Jack and Lorelie get along so well!! Thanks for a great day Kristen!