Tuesday, August 25, 2015

One Month

Our sweet little Alice Pearl is one month old! It feels like the time has flown...





Here are some things to know about Alice at one month...
- We have not had her weighed since her two-week doctor's appointment, but we guess she weighs about seven pounds. She is growing so fast! Some of her little newborn clothes are already getting a little snug.
- Alice is finally nursing! Hooray! No more pumping for me. She finally got the hang of it after about three weeks. 
- Alice's temperament is very calm and sweet. She loves to snuggle. 

Loves...
- the play mat
- her big sister
- snuggles
- tummy time
- baths

Dislikes...
- diaper changes
- hiccups
- being left alone 

A lot of people have asked us who Alice looks like. She does not look much like her big sister, Lucy. My parents say she looks a lot like me when I was a baby. I'll let you decide for yourselves...





Saturday, August 22, 2015

Family Vacation

This past week, we had our first family vacation since little Alice was born. We went up to the mountains for three, glorious days. Here are some photos if you'd like to see...


The view from our cabin.




We went to Breckenridge and rode a gondola up to the top of a mountain. I was terrified, but fearless Lucy loved every minute of it!


My mom and I, plus Alice in the Moby wrap.


Lake Dillon


The water was freezing, but this did not deter Lucy from putting her feet in...


Since the lake was too cold for swimming, Lucy took to the pool...



She was like a little fish!


In spite of me being a little under-the-weather with a cold, our vacation was perfect. It was wonderful to be able to get away together before M starts classes on Monday - his last year of seminary! 



Alice will be one month old tomorrow! I promise a special update with more pictures of sweet, little Alice. 



Saturday, August 8, 2015

Two Week Update

Alice is just over two weeks old now, which is so hard to believe. Here are some photos from her first two weeks of life...


Milk coma...


First bath... 




 Lucy and Alice... Best of friends already!

Life has finally settled into a quiet rhythm. We had Alice's first doctor's appointment this past week. She weighed 6 lbs. and 6 oz., which means that she has already surpassed her birth weight! We have already attempted some family outings, and Alice seems to enjoy snuggling in the Moby wrap. We even took Alice to a wedding; she slept through the entire thing. I have never met a calmer, more content little baby.

Alice has been having a little trouble nursing. She doesn't seem to have the patience to keep trying at it, and she just gets frustrated when she can't get any milk. Since I never had any trouble nursing Lucy, this is completely new territory for me. I am currently pumping every two hours to keep up with Alice's insane appetite, which is not ideal. I'm just thankful that Alice is healthy and gaining weight. Good job, little one!

Lucy is adjusting pretty well to having a baby sister around. She is very attentive and curious about everything Alice does. I'm so proud of my Lucy girl!

M and I are a little sleep-deprived, but not too bad. Alice has good nights where she sleeps for long stretches at a time, and she has bad nights where it seems like she wakes up every hour to eat. I feel like I am still running on adrenaline... and coffee.


We had Alice's newborn photos taken last week. I will try to post some of those soon!