31.7.09

A few things for me to remember and for those who care...

1. Jayne had her two week check up this week. She gained 5 ounces!! I guess they just look to make sure they are up to their birth weight so it was pleasing to see she's a bit over. She's a good little eater. She's 25th percentile for weight, 75th for height, and 75th for head circumference. She was so good and slept the whole time.... that is, until they pricked her heel and she woke up wide-eyed, pausing for a second (asking herself.... what the HECK did they just do to me?!) and let out a cry. So sad.

2. This little chicky sleeps 8 hours or MORE every night. She has been doing this for a good week now and I am LOVING IT. For the first few times I was nervous letting her sleep so long. So I asked the doctor about it and she said I should just thank my lucky stars and enjoy it and not wake her up. So, that's what we have been doing.... ENJOYING IT.. and crossing our fingers that it will stay this way!

3. SHE HAD HER FIRST LAUGH on Wednesday. So, I know she won't really laugh for a while... by that I mean, we won't be able to get her to laugh ourselves anyway. BUT- when I was feeding her she was kind of out of it... sort of asleep-sort of awake... and I'm working on my computer while feeding her and I hear A LAUGH and I look down and she is smiling with her eyes closed and LAUGHING!!! I couldn't believe it. It was the cutest thing I've ever seen. Makes me wonder what she is thinking or dreaming about.... probably giggling over the fact that her diaper is a huge mess and her mom has to change it.... that little stinker...

Anywho- Have a happy weekend!

27.7.09

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22.7.09

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i never prepared myself for the kind of love i would feel for steve when jayne was born. when steve tucked me in bed a couple nights ago i expressed this to him. i told him i love him so much- so much more than i did before she was born, and that i never knew i could love him as much as i do now. he said he felt the same way about me. funny how that happens. knowing that we together created this little perfect beautiful girl is so amazing and overwhelming to me at times, and seeing the way steve interacts with her and adores her makes my heart want to burst with love and affection for him. i look at him with totally different eyes now. he's no longer just the man i married, my husband, or best friend. he is now also the father of our little jayne, and my companion in raising her. that new role we took on together has brought us so much closer, and entered into our lives a more profound respect and appreciation for each other. an even greater love. it is so amazing. and to think that we get to do this for eternity is another unbelievably exciting and overwhelming thought in and of itself. and i can't wait.

just another day...

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... spent with my little chicky.

the day included kisses, feeding, more kisses, snuggling, diaper changes, napping, tummy time, and of course- more picture taking:

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napping away.... (she has a favorite spot- on our chaise lounge chair. knocks her out every time)
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we also went on an evening walk with daddy. we endeavored to walk all the way to blockbuster but i got a little pooped less than half way. so we came back and drove there. may take a little more time until we reach that goal.
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jaynie loves her daddy. she never fusses when he's holding her. i had to capture this moment when we were watching a movie and she was perfectly content just chillin' in his arms.

its amazing how each day she seems a little different. she's even starting to look bigger to us (which is hard for others to believe because she's still so tiny). we are lucky to have such a good baby. she really hardly ever cries unless she's really hungry and its taking a minute to get the grub:) she's perfectly content with everything else (even diaper changes and tummy time). i keep telling steve that we're gonna hit reality when our second baby comes around if he/she isn't as chill of a baby as jayne. she really has just such an easy going personality. its really cute.

we're having so much fun with her. sure i'm exhausted 24 hours of the day (sometimes to tears), but seriously, having a baby is the best. i know some may differ, but i honestly can't think of a more exciting time. even steve and i agreed that her arrival beat our wedding day. and we had one amazing wedding day. life just seems to get better and better.

just trying to enjoy each and every minute as we know (and can already feel) how fast it will go by.

21.7.09

sad to say goodbye

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steve played in his very last byu soccer game on saturday.

it was so sad to say goodbye to such a big chapter in our lives. even though i'm sure its much harder for steve, i was still a bawling mess that night.  although we will still go to the games next year, its so sad to think that every summer i won't be able to look forward to watching my steve play on the field. he has played for byu for six years, and although their season is in the summer, they still play a few games in the fall and have practice starting in the winter. so, soccer has been a big part of our lives all year round for many years. steve made lifelong friends through the team, and i have loved making friends through it as well (with girlfriends and wives). but even more so it was something that tied us to our "younger years," college life, you know? that night steve and i expressed to each other how weird it is that its over, and how we can't believe now we are parents with a little baby. it doesn't seem that long ago we were both in high school crushing on each other. i guess its just hard letting go and moving on to bigger things. how fast the time goes by.

in tribute to the seniors, they each walked out on the field with their loved ones. steve was excited to walk miss jayne and i out on the field. she looked so tiny in his arms.

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...and although we let go of our past and look forward to the future, we can't help but smile. who wouldn't be excited to raise a cute little chicky like this one?

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16.7.09

one fine day

today was our first real adventure outdoors. we bundled jayne up in the peanut shell and went for a walk to the provo bakery for a donut and back. it was hot outside but beautiful and it felt good to get outside and move around. 

tummy time!!!
jayne experienced her first tummy time today. she was such a pro. she was kicking her legs and grunting while trying to move her head to the other side. she did it four times before we had a break. it was so cute seeing her concentrate so hard on moving her tiny little head. i think she liked it.



good girl!
you can do it!
success!

15.7.09

wecome home baby jayne

bundled up in her car seat

the cute sign Lauren made

first time in her crib

picture time


meeting her great grandma and grandpa gibbs


and her great grandpa magleby

she sleeps- a lot!

first sponge bath at home!







lotion rub down from daddy

our little burrito baby



just having fun with our little chicky!!!!