Friday, December 22, 2006

Our Girl at Eight Weeks

Abby Kate is getting bigger right before our eyes. As she approaches two months, she now weighs over 10 pounds. I'm not sure how tall she is now, but I know she's growing in that direction, too, because she's getting too big for some of her clothes. It's such a shame that they grow out of all those cute little outfits so fast. There are a couple things she didn't even get to wear!

I spend lots of time trying to engage her while she's awake. We play with her toys (read: I play with her toys while she watches intently), take walks and jogs, swing in the hammock, read books and sing songs. She has now found her hands and tries [unsuccessfully] to put her entire fist in her mouth. She's such a happy and content baby. She's full of smiles and is starting to coo. She hardly cries, but when she does I've been able to calm her down quickly. She's sleeping in her crib for four and five hours consistently at night. I've been able to put her down during the day when she's still awake and she falls asleep on her own after "playing" in her crib for a few minutes. Initially, she HATED being on her stomach, but now she lays on her stomach for a little while each day and is getting the hang of holding her head up.

We got her this playmat for Christmas (couldn't wait to give it to her). She loves it!

Junah is really good with her. He's getting used to sharing our attention. AK just stares in wonder at him and smiles.

She absolutely LOVES bathtime!

I say she's getting big, but here you can see how small she still is. We're swinging at a park near our house.


Mom said...

How adorable, sweet and cute she is. I think she looks just like you in the top picture. I really miss not seeing her in person. But, I'm looking forward to seeing her the middle of January. Can't wait to see you both. Keep the pictures coming. Love you.

Anonymous said...

She's so sweet. You're such a good mommy, Casey. We enjoy spending time with you. Have safe travels and we'll talk to you when we all get "home"!

Sara said...

Wow...she is growing like a weed! Very cute! Sounds like you guys are settling into a nice routine!
Tell me the CD made it to FLA this moring???

Chad and Sommer Tucker said...

I can't believe how much she has grown and changed. She is so so cute! Enjoy your Christmas. See you soon

Anonymous said...

her feet on the hammock is a very cute picture. -Thomas

Brandon & Carolyn Schroder said...

Junah is hysterical. Glad he's doing well with her. I love the bathtime picture!