Friday, August 17, 2007

Summer Vacation!

We've had a pretty spectalular couple of weeks! I cannot remember the last time I (mandy) actually had a summer vacation. Sierra and I get to play all day long and Joe has been out of school on break for 2 weeks and we have had so much fun together! We sleep in and get up when we want to, eat when we want to, relax, sit by the pool, go to the gym, and just chill as a family. It's fabulous! We are lovin' life! We have spent 8 out of the last 14 days at our friend Dan's lake house at Lake Oconee and it's been so nice to just chill up there. We went wake boarding last weekend and both Joe and I were amazing! What can we say, but we were! We have so much fun up there.

Joe's vacation will be over on Monday since he's going back to school but I have at least another month with Sierra and we have ALOT to do in a month. We are going to paint the nursery, learn how to sew (because I'm determined to make Sierra's Halloween costume this year), clean out and organize all of Sierra's stuff, lose some more baby weight...well...the rest of it anyway, and teach Sierra how to look at us, and how to smile for real.

Here are so more pictures of our little Bug, as we so fondly call her. A couple of things we recently learned, or realized, about Sierra is that she LOVES to fall asleep on her daddy


She LOVES the bath! She just chills in her little tub and looks around. She loves it! She let's us wash her all over, even her hair without a fight. The only time she cries is when she has to get out.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Swaddle Freak

So our little girl is the most darling thing I have ever seen! She's crazy, if I haven't mentioned that already, but she's is so darling. For someone who is only 3 weeks old she has tons of personality. We are getting to know her newborn likes and dislikes, some which she made very appearant from the beginning. She LOVES to be awake. For the first few days of her life all she would do is lay around and look at us all day long. She wouldn't sleep or cry, she would just stare out into space with her big blue eyes. (very abnormal of a newborn we thought). The fact that she was always awake surprised us because we thought newbies were supposed to sleep ALL DAY LONG. But she never cried so we didn't freak out about it.

We heard swaddling was the key to life with new babies. As you can see, we weren't that great at it...

But that's ok because she hated it! She always, always, always, gets out of her blankets. It's SO HILARIOUS to watch. It's like a crazy person trying to get out of a straight jacket. She'll wiggle and grunt (eh, eh, eh, eh) until she is free with her hands and then she'll work to get her feet free from the blanket and from her socks also. I don't know what it is with her but she hated having the socks on her hands (so she wouldn't scratch her face) and hates having socks on her feet. I don't know how she does it, but she goes into the blanket with them on and out she comes with them off!

She is getting used to being swaddled now because she's discovered that in the middle of the night when the air conditioner comes on and she's all uncovered that she gets REALLY cold so she likes it a bit more now however at first it was the worst thing on earth that you could do to her. She just wanted to be free. I mean, she had been squashed for 9 months so it's understandable.

Sweet Little Baby Face!

Our darling little girl! Can you believe that we are parents!? (yeah, we can't either!)

Sierra Jean Smith
Born: Sunday, July 15, 2007 @ 2:42 AM
8 lbs. 7 oz.
20.5 inches long
14.5 inch head (yeah, she has a HUGE head!)
Healthy in EVERY WAY!

She's perfect in every way! She's crazy, but perfect! We have so much fun with her every day seeing all the funny things that she does; the faces she makes, the noise (oh, the noises!), the funny way she sleeps and we are in awe of just how cute she is!

We will have SO MUCH to post about her I'm sure. We are so happy to have our newest edition and we'll see how good she is and maybe, just maybe we'll have another one...some day...WAY in the future! =)