Saturday, April 28, 2007

One Month Old

Yesterday Charlotte was one month old. We hiked out to the doctor's office during a downpour (though previous and subsequent days have been beautiful, go figure). She has gained two pounds since her last visit for a total of 8 pounds and 9 ounces, and stretched out another inch in length.

She's been smiling a lot lately - I'm glad I was able to catch one sort of! We've been having all kinds of fun staying up at night together (her idea, not mine), taking walks to parks and watching The Price is Right (why is that the highlight of daytime TV??!) Speaking of that show, I think that people in NY have a distinct advantage playing the pricing games, because in NY you actually pay the MSRP!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Out on the Town

Before the rains started, there was one nice day in there so Charlotte and I ventured out on her first stroller ride. She was nice and toasty in her new mittens, and fell promptly asleep when she heard the sounds of the street.

Another shot of Charlotte pursing her lips as she sleeps, no doubt indignant due to her dad making fun of how high her pants are pulled up.
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Friday, April 13, 2007

Charlotte's first dress

Though we had nowhere to go, I dressed up Charlotte in her only newborn-sized dress, since she doesn't fit into the 0-3 month clothes yet. Not sure how long she'll be able to wear it, so may as well get some use! Unfortunately it has been cold and rainy lately so we have not ventured outside with her.

Trying to wake up Dad to play with her.

Charlotte has some funny sleep positions. We love when she purses her lips like this, it is so cute.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2007


My thoughts exactly...!

Helaman enjoyed Charlotte's first Easter basket a bit more than she did... but she does love her bunny.

My mom came into town to see her first granddaughter and was a lifesaver, making our meals and cleaning our apartment from top to bottom while I rested.

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Friday, April 06, 2007

Sleepy Girl

Who can resist taking pictures of a sleeping baby? She looks so content amidst all of her blankets. Charlotte also had her first bath last night and afterward was telling her dad all about it.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

One Week Old

Charlotte is one week old today! She has been enjoying being wrapped up like a burrito and hanging out with her friends in the crib. I didn't put many details in the last post about her arrival. Last Monday, I thought my water had broken, so I stopped by the hospital on the way to work. It turns out the water had not broken, and I got ready to go to work, but they checked the fluids, and they were low enough that the doctor wanted to go ahead and induce labor. Wasn't quite ready for that! But ready or not, I was put on the drugs at 10 a.m., and labor started about 3 p.m. It was a really long night with not much progress and despite being able to watch "24" in the delivery room, I was pretty impatient. The next morning still no progress had been made! Thankfully, within an hour I was ready to go and 30 minutes of pushing later, Charlotte came out at 10:14 a.m. She didn't cry, she just looked around with her big blue eyes at what was going on. In her first week, she has already become a New Yorker, braving a taxi ride like a champ and busy noisy streets without being fazed. I guess she is used to those sounds though! She loves her Grandma, who is visiting and loves to hold her, her vibrating chair and her pacifier.

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