Sunday, December 20, 2009

Smiles All Around!!

Hooray for a smiling baby! Lydia has been melting our hearts this week smiling at us on purpose! A few days ago I went to get her out of her crib and she gave be a big grin! Thankfully, I was able to grab my camera later in the day and catch a few. I am loving her more and more every day. It's crazy. We have officially moved up to size 1 diapers and out of new born clothes! She is a growin' girl.
This weekend we had the Webbers, Erin, Aaron and Zach over and had a GREAT Christmas celebration with them. We went out to eat with Lauren and Derek and took Lydia along for her first dinner out. She did great! She is such a happy girl most of the time, but certainly has her fussy times each day. For the past 2 nights she has had a 6-7 hour stretch of sleep! What a blessing! They did start at 2-3 am, but sleep is sleep no matter when it is! The past week was scant on sleep to say the least...we were told she must have been going through a growth spurt since she was up wanting to eat more often than usual at night. As evidence by the pictures, Lyd moved into her big girl crib last week. She is quite the noisey sleeper, so we decided it would be best for the sleep of mom and dad (and Ellie) to start her sleeping in her own room. She seemed to have no problem with the move, but I on the other hand had some separation anxiety. Brian assured me she would be fine, and after a few nights I started getting used to it. I am realizing that even in the small things, I have to trust the Lord with my sweet girl.
Last Sunday was Brian's ordination service at Carriage Lane. It was such a special night. Both our parents came in town for the service. My mom stayed home with Lydia so I could be there. I cannot believe he is now an official ordained pastor! It has been quite the journey to get to this point. His new job title is Assistant pastor to youth and families. The church family threw a really sweet reception after the service. We felt so loved and appreciated. What a blessing it is to serve in such a great church!
I think that is it for now.....enjoy the pics and Merry Christmas!!

Big Grinner!

During Brian's Ordination Service

Little girl in a big bed

Sporting her new cozy Christmas bear suit on her first night out

Lyd enjoying her new Smart Wool booties from Aunt Erin

Snoozin' on Uncle Derek

Admiring Aunt Lauren

Christmas with the Gals!

Relaxing with Uncle Aaron

Cozy in her car seat...and sweating I found out...poor girl!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Already One Month Old!!

Wow time flies! I cannot believe Lydia is already one month old! She is such a joy. Brian and I are loving being parents. I have been meaning to put some new pictures up for a while, but now with a sleeping baby on my lap I finally have a moment! Thanks to Lauren for some awesome delivery pictures! We appreciate it so much. I just posted a few for everyone to see. I would love to write more but it is nursing time once again...I have found it is my new life. I figured everyone would rather more pictures than words right now anyway! Enjoy.

Post epidural...happy laboring with Lauren and Erin

Sweet newborn

Hangin' on Dad


Not a happy face

Lovin' on Aunt Robyn and Uncle John

Great Dad already

Precious hands

Getting to know Aunt Erin

Visit from Aunt Dot

4 Generations on Thanksgiving

Special time meeting Great Grandmas

Thanks for my name sign Lolli

First walk

Snoozin' on Mom

Eyes on Dad