Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Its Hard Being a Baby

Hi, Its me Addi!
The look on my face says it all. This Baby Wise gig my Mommy and Daddy have going is for the birds. Its really created a very unfortunate situation for me. I have to sleep all alone in my crib...All.The.Live.Long.Day.
No more only sleeping snuggled on their chest for hours on end. Ahhh...those were the good ole days. You know... I really had a good thing goin'. Mommy and Daddy say its only because they love me...blah, blah, blah.
Anyway, I'm really trying to be good and sleep when no one is holding me during the day. I think I have made real progress. And last night, I slept almost 5 hours straight without so much as a peep.
But hey...if anyone out there would like to come to NC and hold me all day, I'm all yours!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Head Held High

Addison is 6 weeks old today and has a new trick to share...holding her head up! She has been able to hold her head up pretty well when she is held since the day she was born. But, last night she surprised us and was able to hold her head up while she was laying down!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

"Hi, I'm Addi"

While we were in Alabama last week, Addison met a lot of friends and family members. She was passed around from person to person like a little hot potato! Our best friends Kala and Vance, were finally able to see Addi in person.

When Brad and I are in Birmingham, Vance and Kala graciously let us stay at "Hotel Waldron". They wanted us to come back when we could spend the night with Addison. Brad and I just laughed...they don't know what they are getting themselves into! Vance and Kala, remember you have been forewarned! We hope to take you up on your offer soon:)

After our visit with the Waldrons, we headed over to Walker and Kathryn's house for an introduction. Brad and I had no idea what the twins' reaction would be when they met Addi. As you can tell by the pictures, W&K were beside themselves with excitement!

They both just wanted to "pet" her, hold her, rock her, give her a paci, cover her with a blanket, soothe her when she cried - they knew just what to do! I think W&K will make a great big brother and sister to their little sibling when he/she arrives this summer:) The videos below capture the little meet greet between cousins:

In this video, Kathryn thinks Addison is saying she is only one year old. Of course, she quickly makes the correction that she is three years old and a big girl:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Break Rewind

Hello! Sorry for the disappearing act. My days seem to fly by in the blink of an eye not leaving much time to update the blog with pics of our precious angel.

Last week, we made the long, long trip back to Alabama for spring break with my family. It was a rare occasion that my Mom, Mallory and Trey were all out of school/work at the same time and under one roof. So, we loaded up the back of the Tewkon and headed south. Addison traveled like an angel! Brad and I were so thankful that she didn't cry and slept most of the way - whew!

On Tuesday night, Granny Ham and Daddy Jack had the whole family over for dinner. We attempted to get a quick pic of all the great grand children - Addison, Tillie and Jackson - that was a miserable failure:)

While we were away, Miss Addison turned one month old! Can you believe it?! Time is going by too quickly.

I find myself getting teary eyed with nostalgia each day trying to memorize her every feature at that moment. Each day she changes and looks so different that I don't won't to forget a minute of her little life.

Here are a few things that we have learned about Addison this past month:
Having her clothes changed
Diaper changes
To be swaddled

Her paci
To snuggle
Her gym
To be held
To be talked to
To eat
To wiggle
My favorite tricks are when Addison smiles and coos. Her sweet expressions and innocent voice melt my heart every time!

Friday, March 12, 2010

First Bath

AFTER: We hope Addison enjoys her second bath more than her first:)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Is In The Air

Here in NC, we have had a bit of relief from the dreary, winter weather. The last few days we have enjoyed sunny skies and warm temps. What better way to enjoy these beautiful days than with a stroll around the neighborhood:)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Good Luck

Hi Uncle Trey! Its me...Addi
Good Luck at your baseball game tomorrow. Mommy says that you are the pitcher and the umpire says "strike!" when you throw the ball. And she says you can hit the ball really far. Hit a home run for me! I'm coming to see you really soon so I can watch you play. I can't wait to meet you!
Love, Addison


The past two weeks, several family members have made the long trip from Alabama to NC to meet Addison.

Nana came home with us from the hospital and was able to stay a week to help us settle in. Of course, Addison was spoiled with lots of hugs and kisses from her Nana but I think I was the saddest to see her leave! (Unbelievable, we don't have any pictures of Nana and Addison together. Mom was the one behind the camera!)

Then my grandparents, Granny Ham and Daddy Jack, stopped by for a quick visit.

My sister, Aunt Mal, was able to stay for a few days in between her preceptorship and a trip to Ecuador. Mallory is finishing her last year of nursing school and Addison got a thorough check-up when Mallory arrived:)

Brad's sister, Aunt Lauren, flew up and spent her birthday with us last weekend. Sadly, Walker and Kathryn stayed in Alabama this trip but we hope all the cousins can meet soon!

Brad's mom, Tula, was also able to stay a week and was a huge help. We don't know what to do now that everyone has gone home!

Thank you to everyone who came to visit! We appreciate all of your support and for loving on our little girl. We hope to see you all again very soon!

Now, the three of us are on our own...wish us luck!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

2+ Weeks and Growing

Today Addison is 17 days old and she is growing like a weed! This morning, we went to the doctor for her two week check-up and received a great report. Praise the Lord she is a healthy, happy baby. Addison now weighs 8 pounds, 6 ounces and is 22 1/4 inches long (when we brought her home from the hospital, she was 6 pounds, 13 ounces). So our little butterbean has grown a lot in a very short amount of time. Now I know why I have had to stretch out her footie sleepers - she is about to bust through the seams!