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Andy, Amy and Ainsley in Atlanta

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We love our little girl and now have another one coming soon! Stay tuned...

8.24.2007

Happy Birthday (kind of)

Yesterday Ainsley was one month old and we can't believe it. The time has flown by (and I'm sure it will continue to do so). Over the past month we've seen our parents come and go, tried to learn how to be parents ourselves (we still haven't mastered that one...surprise surprise), had a few meals brought to us by friends, seen the midwife and health visitor several times, changed about 250 nappies or so, gotten less sleep than usual, gone on a few walks, had lots of visitors, done LOTS of laundry (mostly because Ainsley's clothes have poop, pee or spit up on them), had our 4 year anniversary, etc., etc., etc. No wonder the time has been a blur! At 2 weeks Ainsley weighed 8lbs. 5oz. and at 4 weeks she now weighs (drum roll please)...9lbs. 7oz. Also, since she was born she's grown 2 inches. She was bang on average (5oth percentile) for her size and now she's in the 75th percentile. That's right, our baby is above average. :) She has shown to us that she has a well developed set of lungs too. Overall she's a very good baby but boy can she wail (mostly when she thinks she's starving or when she's over tired). Speaking of tired, she fights going to sleep at night which isn't very helpful right now since we're trying to establish some sort of routine. She does like her baths now though which is great since she hated the first few she had. The newest thing is that she developed baby acne last week. Thankfully it doesn't bother her at all. It bothers us though so we can't wait until it's gone. Yesterday Ainsley and I went over to a friend's house for a little mommy and baby get together and today we took her to get her passport photos taken. It's been a busy month, a bit rough at times. It's frustrating not knowing how to settle Ainsley if she's upset or when she wants to eat every hour and I just need a rest from her eating. Overall it's great though and we wouldn't change anything for the world. It is definitely a team effort over here. I couldn't imagine doing this alone. Andy is really good at changing nappies, giving baths, swaying our baby girl to sleep and generally everything else to do with being a dad. He seems to have the magic touch when it comes to soothing her. Anyway, that's the update for now. The pictures I've added were both taken yesterday on Ainsley's one month birthday. :)

3 Comments:

Blogger Rachel Green said...

Ethan had quite a bit of baby acne too. Right at Christmas time! :-( But they do get over it. Just as soon as your hormones get out of their little systems!

And these are GREAT smiles you captured on camera! WOW! That's amazing for only 4 weeks!

Sounds like you guys are doing great. :-) Sure was good to see you on Thurs. I'm looking forward to getting to hold Ainsley next time.

Love,
Rachel

1:16 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Amy! Andy! Ainsley! Oh my gosh, congratulations you guys! I talked to Brian the day that Ainsley was born and desperately wanted to call and just say congrats but of course...didn't want to bother you and didn't have a way to call anyway! BUT I was thinking of you all!!! YAY! She is absolutely beautiful. I'm sorry my congrats are delayed...I was swept away by my wedding and honeymoon but things are settling down now! I can't wait to meet Ainsley when you guys come back to Washington!!! Much love, Ang.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Aunt Berta said...

Ok I really didn't see any of Amy in the first pictures of Ainsley - but now I do see her mommy in her face. And if she is really liking to eat - she also got that from mommy!
Yes the baby acne does bother us more than it bothers them so be patient.
Enjoy every moment - because it is too soon that they go off to Kindergarten and become little people!
Love - Aunt Berta

8:43 PM  

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