Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy 3 months, Addie! :)

It's hard to believe that we just passed Addie's due date (April 12), and she is 3 months old already!  She is the light of our lives (obviously), and we can't imagine life without her!  Here are her stats and some info about our 3 month old:

-Weight: 6 pounds, 11 ounces
-Length: 20 1/4 inches
-Clothes size: some preemie, mostly newborn :) 

-She is eating only Mommy's milk... she took formula for a little while to gain weight, but the doc said no more formula!  Hooray!  That stuff was not her favorite...

-Addie sleeps most of the time.  We keep her awake as much as we can during the day, but the girl just likes to sleep. :)

-She eats, on average, about every 4 hours.  Sometimes it's sooner; sometimes it's later. :)  She is taking a lot more milk than she used to, so she's full a little longer which is very nice for Mommy and Daddy. :)

-Addie is a cuddle bug!  You'll never hear any complaints from us!  We waited a long time to cuddle with her, so we love every minute!  We do put her down in her bed a good bit so she knows how to sleep in there... she's getting much better at putting herself to sleep. 

-Addie loves her playmat, her paci (only when she's hungry and waiting for her bottle to heat), simethicone (gas drops) :), riding in the car, the sound machine ("the beach"), and the vibrating seat.  We've started watching Baby Einstein videos, and we can tell that she is focusing a lot more lately!  She loves the music and bright colors. :)

-Addie is a social butterfly!  She is very sweet to anyone who holds her... she just curls up and falls asleep!  Taking her places is usually a breeze!  I think the sounds from the NICU helped her tolerate more sound outside of the hospital!  Those thousands of insurance dollars were well spent. Thank you, Consociate and BCBST! :) ha

-She has stolen the hearts of her Mommy and Daddy.  I tell you what... I cannot imagine my life without that little girl.  Although it is sometimes very hard to get out of bed for the thousandth time in the middle of the night, as soon as we see her sweet face, the frustration goes away.  It is the most amazing feeling to know how much she needs us.  I know that won't last forever, so I am relishing every second. :)

Ok, here are some of her 3 month pictures:

 In her Daddy's hands :) My fave thing about this one is her miniature booty!  We worked long and hard for that little thing! :)

Love her little bow... her Mommy is slowly converting her Daddy into a fan of bows!

Cutie booty!  Thanks Aunt Azzie and Uncle Adam for my bloomers!

This is one of my favorites... makes me tear up! :) Addie sleeps with her little hands under her face quite a bit. :)

We just love you!  You make each day so much fun!  We are very proud that God chose us to be your parents, and we can't wait to see what He has in store for you. :)
Much love,
Mommy and Daddy


Janelle said...

She is so sweet! I love the pictures!!

Tiffany Jones said...

Happy 3 months Addie!! What a journey you are on!! I love how you relish in the special moments!! The pictures are absolutely beautiful!!

Corrie, Joe, & Macie said...

precious pictures of a precious girl! Happy 3 months Addie:)