Friday, June 12, 2009


So I was looking through our camera pictures and realized I hadn't posted about a lot of things that have happened. So here goes:
The Saturday after Hannah was born, Robyn's kids had their closing social for the year. The kids did a little performance. Addison and her friend Abbey sang the ABC song and twinkle twinkle little star. Nyla stood in front of them and told them, "Okay, we're going to sing the ABC song" and then went to give them a sign to start, but Addison had just jumped in and started singing. Poor Abbey didn't quite know what to do and finally joined Addison at, "Next time won't you sing with me." That's why Nyla decided to have them sing twinkle twinkle little star as well. Once again she told them what they were going to sing, and Addison jumped in before Nyla gave the sign. Fortunately this time Abbey joined right in with Addison. It was really cute.

All of the kids also sang "The Ants go Marching." The kids all wore red bandannas and aunt antennae. Each had a part that they did. Addison and Abbey were "5 by 5" where the littlest stops to "Jump and Jive," at which point they got up and started dancing and jumping. It was really cute.
I just realized that I haven't blogged much about Abbey. Abbey is Addison's best friend. Abbey is the one that runs out to greet Addison every morning I drop her off at Robyn's or Nyla's. Addison is ALWAYS telling me about what she and Abbey did. They absolutely love each other! I'm so glad Addison has such a good friend. Abbey's mom & I traded numbers at the social so we're planning on getting together and playing this summer. :)
Grandma Francis and Sarah came into town for the weekend that weekend too, so they got to see Hannah & Addison's little performance.
We gave Hannah her first bath...I think it was the Sunday after she was born (her first bath at home anyway). Much like her sister, she liked them much better once she could be immersed in the water. Unlike her sister, she poops every time I give her a bath!!! Not a lot of poop, but always a little. I'm still trying to figure out how to deal with this. If anyone has suggestions, PLEASE tell me!
Hannah has been a relatively good sleeper. She usually sleeps for at least two three hour blocks at night. VERY nice for me. And she's always willing to sleep during the day if we want to nap. :o) There was one night, though, when she decided not to start her first three hour block until 3:00 a.m. Here's she & her daddy catching up on their Z's from that night.
The biggest challenge with Hannah so far has been breastfeeding. And the challenge is really more me than her. At the beginning she wasn't quite latching on right so I got blisters. She quickly caught on, but the damage was done. Every time she ate I was in excruciating pain! To make matters worse, she frequently falls asleep when I feed her. She's getting better now, but at first it was a challenge to get her to stay awake for even a few minutes!

I went to see a lactation consultant about these issues and found out that my milk supply was low! SO depressing! So I've been pumping a lot after she eats and taking a supplement. It must be working because the doctor's not worried. He says she's looking really good, but if I'm ever worried about it, we can take her in to weigh her free of charge.
At her two week appointment she was 21.7 inches long (I think they mis-measured her at bitrth...there's no way she has grown almost three inches!) which is the 92nd percentile. She weighed 8 lbs 10.6 oz. (64th percentile). She isn't quite up to her birth weight again, but she was only 8lbs 2 oz when she left the hospital, and like I said, the doctor's not worried. I am pretty sure Addison was in similar percintiles when she was 2 weeks old too...I'll have to look them up.

With Addison, the hardest part of the first few weeks was my recovery. With Hannah it's been nursing. It's taking a lot more effort on my part. But it's been worth it.
I've read that a good way of tracking your baby's growth is by taking pictures of them with a stuffed animal. That way you can see how they grow over the months. We didn't do this with Addison, but I'm going to try and do it with Hannah. So here's the first picture with Hannah and Minnie. We'll see how long I am able to keep this up. :o)
Unfortunately, Addison is not potty trained. She has gone in the big toilet, but never regularly, and I haven't felt up to the task of dealing with wet/dirty panties even though I know it would speed things up. Every time I think, "Okay, today's going to be the day." After accident #2, the diapers come out again. As a result we have shopping trips like the one a few weeks ago where we bought nearly $100 in diapers and wipes. True, it was in bulk, but still, it made me sick. I need to really resolve to just bite the bullet and throw not buy any additional diapers for Addison so we're forced to use panties. But until I can build up that resolve, we will see things like this in our house...Fortunately Bart's the one doing the changing, and I'm the one taking the picture. :o)Daddy sure does love his girls.This is just a random picture of Addison in an outfit my mom got her. I thought it was really cute, so i wanted to post it. :o)I took this picture of Hannah today and thought, "Hm, where have I seen that before?"Oh yeah, Addison used to do that. Apparently putting your hands up by your face is genetic.Then I took this picture and once again had deja vous.Yep, I knew I had seen it beforeYou can tell they're sisters. It's not just the uncanny resemblance, but also the gestures that give them away. Silly girls.


janae said...

Okay, I think I'm in love with your baby. So, so, so, sooooo cute! I'm surprised at how much Addison and Hannah look alike, too. I expected all my kids to, and each one has come out as a completely different creature!

Jones said...

give me your email addy and I'll send you a potty training technique I used for Thatcher, it's GREAT!

Bart's Rebecca said...

LOL, so I'm reading through this post and I realized I wrote aunt antennae instead of ant antennae. LOL. I guess I have been at least a little sleep deprived.

The Foulgers said...

I have another friend that takes her baby's picture with a stuffed animal as well. It is really cool to see the the growth changes.
Good luck with the potty training.

Amy Collyer said...

They are the cutest little girls in the world!