Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thankful for Addison!!!

We are so thankful to have Addison with us this year to celebrate Thanksgiving @ Nana's house. Usually, we travel to Louisville in the morning to be with Scott's family. Then, we travel back to TN that evening to be with my family. This year, we only went to my family's Thnx'giving so we wouldn't have to travel that far because Scott had to work that night. It was nice to actually get to watch the parades and not have to be in such a rush, but we missed getting to see his family. We had dinner @ my parent's house, even though they are remodeling and the place was a mess. We still had fun and played the Wii.

Everyone always enjoys getting to see and hold Addison. They ALL argue over who will get her next. She hardly ever gets put down. She did great though. She looked really cute in her "little turkey" shirt that cousin Rachel got for her. She also changed into her "thankful for Tigger and Pooh" outfit. If she doesn't wear pink, she almost could pass for a little boy. LOL

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Trying to turn over!!!

For the past couple of weeks, Addison has really been trying to turn herself over on her tummy. She slings her leg and arm to get over on her side, but it stops there. She gets really mad when she can't go the rest of the way. It's so funny to watch her. She also pushes with her feet to try moving, but she only spins around on her back. Last night, Addison spun herself sideways in the pack-n-play. When I looked on the monitor and didn't see her face, I immediately jumped up to see what was wrong. She was sideways and sleeping! I just had to tell Scott and his mom the story. It was funny, but also scary. I guess I've got to get used to those kinds of things!

A visit from Nana

Scott's mom came to visit with Addison for a couple of days. She doesn't get to see her as often as she would like so she made up for it while she was here. Not too long after she arrived, she wanted to go buy something for Addie to play. She got her a musical gym and jungle mat and a really cute stuffed dog that teaches, talks, and plays music when you push the body parts. She really liked the mat. She lay and played a lot. The rest of the time, she enjoyed her Nana holding and talking to her. Addison is becoming a lot more alert now. When she recognizes a voice, she will smile and try "talking" back. It is so cute!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Oh how our sweet Addie is growing!!!

Spending time with friends

Last Sunday, we had a few friends over to watch the Titans game. A friend of mine just had her baby about a month after Addie was born, and she brought her to visit too along with her other little girl. It is so sweet to see them laying together. Soon they will be able to play together!

Friends of mine came to visit a couple of weeks ago. I've known them since I was little. Emily brought her little girl to visit with Addison because they have not seen her since she was born.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Addie's First Halloween

Well, we dressed Addison up for Halloween this year and took her to see the family. She was a pink leopard. It was a little too big for her, but she still looked cute. Of course, she had no clue that she was dressing up for Halloween. I only took a few pictures because she wasn't liking the costume. Next year, she may be a little more aware of things and we can take her trick-or-treating! I dressed Ellie as a pumpkin. She looked cute too, but I left her @ home...on accident! I was busy getting Addie and all her things in the car and forgot all about getting Ellie. What's really sad is that I didn't realize it until I was already at my sister's house! I felt so bad. At least it was Ellie and not the baby! LOL

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2 months & Smiling:)

Well, tomorrow Addie will turn 2 months old. She is growing so fast! She had her 2 month check-up and shots today and did great! I was really worried about doing this without Scott because Addie would be getting shots. It was horrible to watch and hear her crying. She didn't cry for very long, but it was still hard. The doctor said she looks great! She weighed 11 lbs and 4 oz and was 23 and a half inches long(wonder who she gets that from?). She's in the 90 percentile for length(: She's now growing out of some clothes.
Besides progressing well, I found out that Addison probably has a touch of colic:( It's not bad, but she just hasn't been the same Addison that we've seen. Since week two, she's had some tummy issues and we've tried several things for it. She doesn't really cry that much (until the past few days), but you can tell the formula has not been good on her stomach. She eats every 3 hours during the day, but hasn't been sleeping very much~very restless and fussy. She goes about every 4-5 hours at night. This is good, but she doesn't sleep very sound. Dr. Castner said it's probably due to her stomach being upset and gassy. We believe and hope this is a very mild form of colic, and she will get better soon. It could be a lot worse! Anyway, he suggested we put her on a "colic" formula called Neutramigen...very expensive stuff! I had heard about it and hoped we wouldn't need it, but whatever works. She won't have to be on it for long. Even though she's unhappy @ times, she still manages to coo and laugh quiet a bit. I love hearing her. She definitely knows who her mommy and daddy are when we talk to her.
P.S. Just a little something that I found funny today~Have you ever had this happen to you?...You know when you're trying to explain to the doctor these things that are going on with your child? Yet, he's seeing none of these things while you're in the room with her because she's having the best day ever! He's probably thinking I'm crazy or something. Well, that's what happened today. Addison did not cry or fuss at all while being examined or while we were talking. She pretty much sat perfectly still and looked around until it was shot time. LOL

Random Pics~Pictures, Pictures, and more Pictures!

I love these pictures. She looks so much like her daddy here.

Cousins Rachel and Leah love to hold and take care of Addie. They also fight over who's gonna do it first and who does it better.

Trying out the new shades and going for a walk;)

Taking a bath in her new tub that aunt Deb got for her. She actually likes taking a bath a little better now.

I think I have a problem with not being able to put down the camera. I'm always wanting to take pictures of Addison. I feel like I have to get one with every outfit and everything she does...don't want to miss a thing! She's growing so fast!

Turning 31!!!

Well, when you get to be this age, you don't really celebrate your birthday the same anymore. The thrill of my day was getting my favorite iced sugar cookies and a card from my husband,along with a card from Addie. Also, I had lunch with Jenn and celebrated our b-day together. She hasn't seen Addie in awhile so I brought her with me. She wore her "I love my Auntie" outfit that Jenn bought her. Scott, Addie, and I are going to Carrabas tonight to celebrate my birthday as a family. We haven't really been out to eat together yet. I have taken her to eat with my parents before and she did Great! She loves to ride~Falls asleep everytime and doesn't wake usually.
This is Addie and I posing before heading off to eat for my birthday.

Growing and Changing

Getting to know Addison & Sharing her w/Family


Here are a few pictures of Addison's room for those of you who haven't seen it yet. It turned out really cute. We both worked hard on this together...he did most of the work though. She hasn't stayed in here yet, but she loves laying and looking at all the colors.

This child will not need clothes for a long time!!!

Our New Arrival...Addison Grace

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Hello Everyone!
The new addition to our family is finally here. Addison Grace was born on August 29th @ 10:12am. She weighed 6lbs and 13oz and was 20 inches long. I am really enjoying getting to stay home with her for now. I will have to go back to work after Christmas. I don't look forward to that at all, but she'll have a great babysitter! She really is a good baby. I worry a lot though. Everytime she cries, I wonder what am I doing wrong and what can I do to change it. I've about drove my husband crazy! He says, "Jessica, babies are going to cry!" Anyway, she is a joy, and we are very blessed to have her. I can't believe she turned 6wks old on Friday. She has already changed so much.

I will try to update as much as possible. Since I started this a little late, I have lots of pictures to show. Enjoy!