Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Two Weeks Old

Baby Evalyn! You are TWO weeks old today. I can hardly believe it. I feel like it was just yesterday that I saw your precious face for the first time. Yet at the same time, you've been here forever. I am amazed at the miraculous transformation you have made in our lives. You are part of us. Over the past two weeks, I have found myself marveling at God's awesomeness! Each day, you are a testament to the beauty of His creation. I have never in my life felt closer to God as the creator of all life than I do at this time. Eva, you have changed my life so completely.

Here is a bit of a recap of what you're up to:

- you are getting stronger and stronger each day. You are trying so hard to hold your head up when we are holding you.

- you love when Mommy sings "I Am Thine Oh, Lord" and "In The Quiet" to you. It makes you very peaceful and calm.

- you still love bath time. The warm water always calms you down. What you don't love, however, is getting out of the bath and being naked for a few minutes. Mommy can't get you dressed fast enough!

- you poop and fart in a way that makes your Daddy proud. We have all come to recognize "the poop face". You get a very still, distant look on your face a few seconds before letting it rip.

- people have started to say that you are looking more and more like me as you get a bit older. How fortunate for you.

- we have all sorts of crazy nicknames for you. Mommy's favorites are: Petunia (which is something my mommy always called, and still calls, me), Vanilla Bean, and Bean Bag. Daddy's favorites are Doofus, Weiner, and Skeezix.

- you have turned into a little muncher. You will rarely eat for more than 10-15 minutes at a time. I think you are just getting more efficient at gulping down the milk as it pours out all over your face. We're still having a bit of trouble on one side, but overall, we're doing good.

- you are still giving us at least one 3-4 hour stretch per night (knock on wood). Mommy is feeling pretty rested and is thankful to you for that.

- we tried to introduce you to a pacifier since you love to suck on your hands (and um, something else) an awful lot. When we give it to you, though, you make a big drama queen production to show us just how horrible it really is. You take after your Mother, I guess.

- you've spent this week getting to know your Nana C. She's here with us until Friday and then it's just you and me babe.

- you are almost out of your newborn size clothing. When you stretch your body way out, your sleepers are just barely long enough.

- you had your two week visit with the midwives today and you weigh ... duh duh duh ... 8 lbs 6 oz!! You are so healthy!

Eva at 11 days old
(not quite two weeks old but it's the most recent picture I can get on this old dino computer because I can't upload my newer ones). Don't worry - once my laptop is fixed I will give you Eva picture overload.


Jackie said...

yay, Eva!

Jackie said...

SO glad she is nursing like a champ. The Daddy nicknames are too funny!

(PS Peanut didn't like her pacifier either. Which I promise is a good thing in the long run. :)

Ashley said...

She is sooo beautiful!!! Hard to believe it has been 2 weeks! Looking forward to that picture post!!

Jen @ Canadian Rhapsody said...

It is crazy how fast they grow.

I can't believe she is almost out of her newborn stuff!

Biz said...

B only JUST started taking a pacifier at 3 months, hopefully now her hands won't be constantly soaked!

She's so precious, the time is flying :)

Brittany Ann said...

1. FD calls his baby girl Weiner? HAHAHAHA! Too funny!

2. I love that's she growing like a weed.

3. She really does look a lot like you, though I see some Daddy in there, too.

Jen @ Canadian Rhapsody said...

I put Em's towel in the dryer while I'm filling the tub and undressing her so its still toasty when we're done. Then I strategically open it while massaging, diapering and dressing her. The hooded towel I made helped though s its bigger and plusher than baby towels.

Shaina said...

Awwww Eva is already 2 weeks old! It is insanity. Time is flying!

SnoWhite said...

oh -- wonderful update!

Laura said...

Aw she's sooooo sooooo cute!!! I love that little outfit. Glad to see she's growing well! I love the nicknames. :)

Tricia said...

Love the updates. She is just so beautiful!!


p.s. my names (for all three, really) were bean, bean sprout, and beanie. Apparently I like beans. lol!

Risley said...

so cute!!

Nana K said...

I need my baby Eva fix!!!!

d.a.r. said...

Ahhhhh!!! Her precious lil' tights! I love them!