Sunday, November 05, 2006

The First Week

Time sure flies by when you have a newborn! I can't believe Abby Kate's 10 days old today. It has been such a joy getting to know her. She is an angel. She doesn't cry much and is pretty content most of the time. Her eyes are so bright and big. I can't believe how alert she is at such an early age. She's nursing very well, eating every three hours consistently.

We've spent our days hanging out at home for the most part. My parents were here the week before she was born and a few days afterward, then Mike's mom and dad were here for a few days after that. Her only outings so far have been to the hospital for her 48 hour check-up and a quick trip to K-Mart.

At her check-up, we were pleased to hear she is already back to her birth weight and she is perfectly healthy. I checked out OK, too.

She grows and changes every day right before our eyes it seems. We are so glad she's here and just can't get over the fact that she's ours!

Some photos from her first week...

One day old, still at the hospital...



Already spoiled by the Grandparents...




First stroll...



Sleepy girl...



First bath...



After pooping on Mommy, she sported her "Junk in the Trunk" onesie, courtesy of Sommer and Chad...



Most of her clothes are still way too big...



With friend, Griffin, in the hammock...



First outing - doctor's appointment...



Daddy's girl...



Enjoying the early Fall weather...



Mike changes his first diaper...

6 comments:

Carolyn Schroder said...

gosh she is so beautiful (and tiny!)! i can't believe she's here. can't wait to meet her! mike looks so happy.

Kim said...

She is so tiny! I've already forgotten how small they are at first. Wow, Abby Kate has pretty long legs. Maybe you have a supermodel in the house! I'm sure all those months and esp. the last LONG days of pregnancy seem like a dream now!

Marge and Brent said...

She is so cute. Definitely keep the pictures coming! I especially like the one of her and Griffin in the hammock- too cute.

sara said...

She's beautiful, Case. Did you get your copy of the invite yet?

Lyndsay said...

I've been wondering how this first week went. She's so cute...and tall!!! Girl does have some long legs. See you soon.

Lori said...

Casey she is just beautiful . . . and alert! I know the grandma's are in heaven--Daddy too! Jonathan loves being the daddy of a little girl. When you have time (haha-joke right?) would you mind sending me a picture of Abby Kate for our refrigerator? We would love to add her to our family photos!

Glad things are going so well. If you have any nursing questions feel free to e-mail. Sounds like you are off to a great start.