Saturday, December 19, 2009

1 month old!

Yesterday Adeline turned one month old! It's so hard to believe how fast she is growing up. We have really been blessed with a well behaved baby. She's a rock star at eating, sleeping, and has lately gotten really good at holding up her head. It's such a pleasure to notice all the little steps of progress that she takes.

Motherhood has definitely been a change in pace for me. It's a steep learning curve, but thanks to family and friends, I feel like it's been a good learning experience. The first couple weeks are full of emotions and recovery, but after that I felt as though I could really start to understand this new life in my arms. I knew that I was going to have a lot to learn once she arrived, but I did not anticipate how helpless I would feel at times. There is such a deep desire to make sure Adeline is being cared for in every way and to make her happy at all times. I realize now that is not always possible and to embrace her fussy moments. Luckily those fussy times are few and far between =)
Last night I was able to enjoy my first night of eight straight hours of sleep! Alex thankfully took the night feeding and Adeline only woke up once. It's amazing how thankful one can be for sleep! Hopefully Adeline is starting a new trend.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Snow and Hibernation

We had our first big snow of the year this week so we spent most of the week indoors. We did venture out today, but were quick to come back home for a nap. Here are some pictures from the week...

staying snug in her swaddle me

first big snow of 2009

15-18 inches
almost done

all finished!

snow fun downtown

venturing outside
cheeks and chins

tummy time

Saturday, December 5, 2009

2 weeks in

Life is moving along in the Pence home. We are now over 2 weeks into our new role as parents. So far it is going really well. Now mind you there have been some rough nights and some tears, but overall we are starting to learn the ways of little Adeline. She is such a good baby and a huge joy in our lives. Adeline had her 2 week check up on Friday and we were pleased to see she was not the biggest loser for the week. She now weighs in at 9 pounds 1.5 ounces! She gained a whopping 12.5 ounces since birth!

This week Aunt Rachel visited us and what a help she has been. Not only providing some great company, but cleaning and cooking for us as well. What a blessing =) We will all be sad to say goodbye to her today. Here is Aunt Rachel and Adeline (experiencing a pacifier for the first time).