Sunday, May 16, 2010

1 week old

Abby is 1 week old today! She had her first doctor appointment Thursday and she weighed 6 lbs 3 oz. That puts her in the 9th percentile for weight, 95th for length. I took her back on Friday just to check her weight and she weighed 6 lbs 7 oz, so her weight is coming back up quickly. (I'd also just fed her on Friday, wish I'd done that right before her Thursday appointment.)

Abby & Grandma Sherri

My mom has been here since Tuesday helping out and it has been wonderful to have her here! Sandy has loved - and needed - all the attention her grandma has given her. Sandy is a great big sister - she's gentle with her sister and she loves giving Abby kisses. This has been a major disruption in her routine, though, and she's been a bit of a pill, especially about going to bed at night. The first couple of nights were particularly rough -- every time Abby cried it woke Sandy up.

Sandy & Grandma Sherri

Grandma Sherri, Megan, Abby & Sandy

Grandma Sherri, Abby & Sandy

Sandy giving Abby kisses

I borrowed this idea from my friend, Jen: I went to and made Abby a onesie that says "Sandy's Baby Sister" and a matching one for Sandy that says "I'm the big sister."

We tried to set up a photo shoot this afternoon, but Abby wasn't feeling very cooperative. I was hoping to get a cute picture of Abby to use for birth announcements, but I guess we'll have to try another time.


Jessica Bair said...

Are the girls sharing a room or is Abby in your room? We have a noisemaker in each of our bedrooms. You can set it to make rain, waterfall,ocean sounds etc...It helps so the kids don't hear every time Gretel cries or other noises. You can get them at Wal-mart for $20 or B B&B.

K and M said...

I had the same question as the previous comment. We have fans in each of the kids' rooms and just turn them towards the wall so the wind doesn't blow on the kids. No new purchase required. :) Your kids are adorable. I really hope we get to visit you while we're out there.

Heather said...

Abby's so tiny! What a beautiful baby. I love the photo of Sandy looking at her.

James said...

Wow. She sure is a beautiful baby!