Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Forced Friends

Can you call someone a friend if the girls are only 3 months and the other 7 weeks? Well, that's the case with one of my best friends. We have known each other since 1st grade and have kept in touch since! Her parents still live here in Columbia but she moves around quite frequently due to her husband being in the Navy. So when she is here (which isn't often - but some wish it was more) we try to spend as much time together as possible! She is the one who actually started the early baby see when we were on the phone last, the weekend before Thankgiving, she said "why don't you just go ahead and have the baby while I'm home!" Too bad she had to leave the day she was born!!! When she came back over Christmas we were able to get together! Our little ones went on their first shopping trip together. And since her mother and I are great friends, well you see that is where the forced friends thing comes in to play!! Here are a few pictures of them together!
(L) Lauren and I with Reese and Emily Ruth (R) Their feet!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

More than a bag of sugar............

Yesterday Reese went to the doctor for her 2 month check up and shots! She weighs 6 pounds 8 ounces - more than the bag of sugar we have at the house! She's getting to be a little chunker! So that was the good part of the visit....the shot part on the other hand was quite disturbing. I was talking to her and trying to distract her but when that long needle went into the small amount of fat she has on her leg, well there was no comforting at that point. You see, Reese has this vein on the top of her head and it popped out as well as her face turning beat red! This vein is quite impressive, it had all the NICU nurses wanting to sick an IV in it! Yes, they put IV's in babies heads! It made me so sad to sit there and watch her cry! The saddest part was that she didn't even know what was coming to her! POOR THING! We now weigh as much as a "normal" newborn!

Monday, January 14, 2008

The car seat!

These pictures are a little old, about a month old, but people ask quite often how she rides in a car seat. Here is the picture of her in the car seat when we left the hospital! They wheeled her out in her "big girl crib" and then we got to put her in the car seat! As you can see she doesn't fit like a "normal" newborn does.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy One Month!

Christmas marked Reese's one month celebration! We have decided to take her picture with her stuffed panada bear every month to show her growth. The panada bear is not as big as it looks in the picture, she's just really little! At one month she weighs 4 pounds 4 ounces and is 16 1/2 inches long! The rate she is going she will be the same size, maybe smaller, as her cousin who is due the end of Feburary. So far she loves to eat, sleep and use the restroom which most of the time she does when Greg is changing her.