Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Guess what Tenley did!

Yesterday was a big day in our house!! Tenley smiled at me, intentionally, for the first time! I just about cried I was so excited! It took quite a bit of work (silly faces, funny noises, etc) to bring it out, but I finally got one! This morning she gave one up a little more freely, so I hope that they will come easier! :) I caught a little one with my camera yesterday...

Isn't she just the sweetest!? I fall more and more in love with her everyday.

Annnd yesterday she moved her arm more than ever! Due to Erb's Palsy in her left arm she hasn't been able to move it much. But the neurologist gave us some exercises to do with her and I've been doing them everyday and was getting a little frustrated at not seeing any results. But then yesterday... We see this:

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Isn't that fantastic!! I was so glad Mike was home to witness it too. Ps- Please don't judge the outfit! I ran to Target yesterday morning and came home and THAT is what Mike dressed her in. Guess I'll have to start laying out the outfits from now on!

On another note, we have boxes everywhere, we're getting all packed up and ready to move back to Nappanee!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

In One Month I have Learned...

I've been a mom for a little over a month. I have learned a few things, and have many more to learn. Here's what I have learned so far...

-It takes much longer to get out of the house. And there's a lot of thought involved.
-Projectile Poop is not a myth. I learned this the hard way.
-"Wasting Gas" just to drive around to get a crying infant to sleep isn't so much of a waste.
-I have never worried about how many layers of clothing a person has on until now.
-I can actually function on less sleep. Even if I prefer not to.
-Daily chores (a load of laundry, unloading the dishwasher, picking up, etc.) take a very long time now.
-My heart has never been so full of love. This tiny little girl has completely changed our worlds.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

One Month

Happy One Month Tenley! I'm a few days late with this, but better late than never!
We just had Tenley's one month appointment yesterday at the doctor and she said that Tenley is a very healthy little girl! Those were great words to hear.

Tenley is currently:
-10 lbs.
-22 inches long! I couldn't believe this!
-eating 3 oz. every 3 hours
-still getting up every 3 hours at night. We're hoping this will change soon.
-She's taken her first little roadtrip to Indianapolis. She slept the whole way!
-She has outgrown her newborn diapers and is now in size 1.
-She still can't wait to move back to Nappanee to be with all of her new friends! :)

Our love for her has grown so much in the last month! We've gone from wondering if we will survive the sleepless nights to being pretty adjusted and loving every little face and sound she makes. My heart overflows with love for miss Tenley Ann.



Wednesday, October 6, 2010

4 Weeks

Tenley you are 4 weeks old today!! I can't believe it!

-You currently weight 9 lbs. 9 oz.
-You are eating 2.5 oz. every 3 hours.
-Newborn clothes still fit you, but 0-3 month are starting to fit you better.
-You love your swing! Thank goodness.
-You're sleeping well in your bassinet, but I think you're just about ready for your crib! Is Mommy?!
-You're an excellent napper.
-You are a cuddler! You love being held. I hope this continues as you get older.
-You HATE bath time, having your diaper changed, and getting your clothes changed.
-So far, you're an excellent traveler. We've traveled back to Nappanee with you and you haven't had any problem with your carseat. You have slept the whole way!
and... You can't wait to move back to Nappanee in a month to be around all your friends and family!! :)