Monday, June 26, 2006

6 week checkup

My sister got us this towel. I think it's so cute. Needless to say she wasn't too happy about getting a bath...she almost looks like she is laughing;)
Here is the back of the towel
Great grandma Edsall adoring her grandchild...Mallory loves grandmas fluffy arms
Snoozing w/ daddy
Threw this one in for Grandpa Sutton. it's a camo outfit he got for Mallory

We had our 6 week checkup today. Mallory is doing great. She weighs 8 lbs 10 oz and is 21 inches long. She's growing like a weed. Things have been a little rocky lately...she's been really fussy. So I asked the dr about thrush (oral yeast infection) because her tongue is always white. He said she didn't have it but would give me some medicine in case I have it (because we can pass it back and forth to each other). So hopefully that will help w/ some of the fussiness. We also broke down and bought some gas drops last night. They seem to be helping. I am also trying to do a colic massage routine twice a day in hopes that will help also. She is starting to coo some (if she isn't crying) and I'm sure that wonderful smile is right around the the only time she smiles is when her tummy is full and she's almost asleep. My leave is almost up. Wish me luck on going back. It's going to be a hard transition.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Our 1st Big Trip

Sue Farr and my mom w/ Mallory...she was a little fussy
Great Aunt Sandy and Great Aunt Carol...they adore Mallory

Four generations picture. Mom, Grandpa, me Grandma and Mallory (she loves fluorescent lights)

Well, Mallory and I decided it was time to go to Illinois and visit grandma and grandpa Bidney (Josh had to work). We left Monday morning. She did great traveling. She slept for 4 hours then we stopped for a break and slept again until we got there (about 2 more hours)...she did wonderful on the way home too. It seems like she hit a couple of mild stones while we were in Illinois. She is really starting to hold her head up more...and she loves to look at lights especially fluorescent lights. I learned from grandma that she loves to have her bottom patted nice and calms her down (for some reason I don't think it will when she starts to get into trouble). She also likes to sleep on her stomach. Josh and I had been holding her while she was sleeping so we could get some sleep (because she would wake up every time we put her down on her back). I guess it didn't occur to me that she would like to actually sleep by herself like that (on her chest). So grandma helped me out and now Josh and I can get some sleep w/ out holding Mallory and she stays sleeping (it's amazing). We loved spending time w/ family and friends. We came back Thursday afternoon. It was a rough start on the way back but we made it. We miss visiting w/ the grandparents. Of course I got lots of pictures of her w/ family. Mom has even more so once I get hers I'll post them. We are excited to go back to Illinois at the end of July.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Then and now

I just had to post these pictures. There is such a huge difference between Mallory right after she was born and now.

More relatives and friends...I forgot a couple

here are some more relative and friends pics...
Jenny and Aaron @ the hospital
Great Uncle Paul w/ Mallory
Me and Mallory w/ Candi Keown and Avery...we were due the same day (June 2nd). Avery was born May 30th (exactly 2 weeks after Mallory) at almost the same time. Avery is so cute! She is so much bigger compared to Mallory.
Michael and Candi w/ Avery.

Our 1st outing as a family

Well we went to Da and Charles baby shower yesterday. Needless to say I spent 2 out of the 4 hours there feeding Mallory. Everyone addored her...It was nice to get out and actually put makeup on and do my's been about 5 weeks since I have done that:)

This is a pic of her on the way home from the shower after we got her calmed down...the trick is to put my pinky knuckle (my finger bent) into her mouth...something about it calms her down. I told Josh we need a flesh covered binky because she hates all of her doesn't matter what kind they are or how they are shaped.

Relatives and more friends

Well here are some more pics of relatives and friends w/ Mallory...I'm still catching up on the pictures.

This one is a pic of the stork mom put out in front of our house when we brough Mallory home.

Natalie, me, Mallory and Da in the hospital.

Uncle Aaron and Mallory in the hospital.

Craig and Janie w/ Mallory.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Parents and Grandparents

Well since we have this up it's time to post some pictures of family w/ Mallory...Enjoy!!!
Mommy and Mallory

Daddy and Mallory doing what they do best...sleep

Mammy Bidney...sorry Pappy we didn't have any pics of you and Mallory but if you want to send some I'll post them:)

Grandpa say he is happy about Mallory being here is an understatement...he is a proud grandpa

Nanna B Higgins...she looks like a natural

Mallory Info

Sorry, I guess I got so excited about getting the blog started I didn't give any information about Mallory. She was born May 16th @ 12:19 am. She weighed 6 lbs 3 oz and was 18 inches long. Now she weighs 7 lbs 9 oz and I'm pretty sure she is way past 18 inches. She is growing like a weed. I can't believe it's already been a month...Happy Birthday Mallory!!!

We are still struggling w/ getting onto a schedule (and her sleeping alone) but hopefully it will happen before I have to go back to work (July 5th). I love being a stay at home mom...although I do miss adult conversation every once in a while...and getting out of the house. I never thought being a mom would be so fun and exhausting at the same time. It's all worth it to know that she is here, healthy and ours. We love her very much.

Time to Catch Up

Here she is about to throw an all famous tantrum...and who said she was a calm baby...thanks for the jinx:)

This is a more recent picture. It's amazing how much they change in just a month.

This is a picture of our pride and joy Mallory...I believe she was just a day old in this picture. Crazy how time flies.

Welcome to our blog page. This is a page all about Mallory...and some about Josh and I. It took me long enough to get it up and started...but here it is. Hopefully we can get pictures on weekly or bi-weekly. Don't get mad if there aren't new ones weekly...there will be soon:) Enjoy!!!